When confined to their core range, I think the Richmond-based brewery Mountain Goat Beer, like their namesake, rarely puts a foot wrong. There, bias declared. One of the doyens of the beer scene, the Goat has been in the beer selling since 1997. That’s right, since last century. We’ve previously looked at one of their oldest beers, Hightail Ale (it was early days on the blog, OK?), and their newest beer, the canned Summer Ale. This beer, however, was recently defeated by Burleigh’s […]
With the whole country again on the brink of yet another Australia day and awaiting with bated breath the results of two hottest 100 countdowns we thought it an opportune time to review what appears to be an enduring* favourite of our countryfolk in the hottest 100 beer stakes. The Feral Hop Hog is a 5.8% India Pale Ale, or perhaps not so ‘India’ Pale Ale as Pale Ale, if Feral’s new labelling is to be believed. Nevertheless, the Feral website still […]
I first had this one at GABS earlier this year and thought it was so good I even voted for it as my favourite beer of the festival (above a mere 88 others mind you). So naturally I was over the moon when I found it in bottles at Plonk in Canberra* (slowbeer also sell it so you can get it anywhere in Australia) and obviously it’d be wrong not to review it. I implore you to check out the […]
Well, it must be good. Voted number 1 in the Local Taphouse’s Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beer 2010 Poll and at number 14 in the same poll last year; you don’t get those placings without being a bit spectacular. Pale ales seem to be Australia’s unofficial craft beer of choice so it’s not like there weren’t a myriad of other Pale ale options out there for voters. So let’s see if we can’t find the secret to the McLaren Vale Beer Company’s […]
I had a bit of an accident. Nothing serious. I just ploughed my mid-range road bicycle into the passenger side of a car at a touch over 40km/h. The driver had decided the middle of the street that I was descending was the perfect place to pull a U-turn. Fortunately, no one was hurt, except for Focy, my poor little bike, which ended up with a fractured fork. Sadly, Focy later had to be put down. Oh yeah, turns out […]
The Czechs are known for a few things: Prague, soft contact lenses, Martina Navratilova, the 1989 revolt against communism with their friends Slovakia using furniture fabric. I think we can all agree it’s main contribution to the world’s culture has been pilsener. At the risk of losing all credibility as a human being, let alone some who claims to enjoy beer, I *deep breath* amnotafanofpilsener. Did I say it too fast? Sorry, a bit nervous about admitting it: I’m not […]
I wanted to kick it all off with a classic beer. If you haven’t run into this one, you haven’t been going to the right places. Maybe you should try a little closer to the centre of your nearest capital city (or check the links)? Anyway, if its bypassed you but somehow you’ve made it to this blog, Little Creatures has been one of the mainstays of the local craft brewing industry since its founding in 2000.