Yandina Brewing Company is really hard to find information about. There’s not much on Google, except for a couple of social media pages. I clicked through and found a profile, which implied that it was associated with a wine store in Fortitude Valley. I think I emailed the right person but I didn’t receive a response. I was looking for a bit of context, like where Goofy Foot is brewed. The side of the bottle only lists a postal box number […]
Monteith’s, a craft brewery from none other than our most beloved of neighbours, New Zealand. Although, so far, I must admit I haven’t been their greatest fan (and if some of the other beer blogs I follow are anything to go by, I’m not alone in this: beerisyourfriend; beerbarband). I’ve only had a couple of their brews and they’ve been average at best so let’s see if their Unfiltered Apricot Wheat can change that. The concept of adding fruit flavours […]
Another day, another craft beer drinking sesh! This time it’s Sydney Brewery’s Glamarama Summer Ale. I first tried some of the Sydney Brewery’s creations at the Canberra Craft Beer and Cider Festival in April of this year, and I remember being quietly impressed. Nothing to rave to every man and his dog about but some pretty crisp, clean flavours and nicely refreshing beers. So on my recent trip to Plonk I decided to give their Summer Ale a fair shake […]
Recently at the Archive Beer Boutique in Brisbane’s West End, it was Liam’s shout and I, too lazy to walk up to the bar and choose something myself, I told him to “surprise me”. And surprise me he did… Enter 961 Beer’s Lebanese Pale Ale. Seriously wtf?! This brew is quite interesting, unique and probably not like anything you’ve ever tasted… except for a roast dinner. 961’s website describes the concept behind the beer thus:
For Drunkspec’s Origin Week, I had intended to review XXXX Gold that had been specifically blessed by Queensland great, Billy Moore, as seen in this amusing advertorial. Mr Moore is probably more famous for his rousing cheer of “Queenslander” at halftime of the first game in ’95 (and his punch-ons during that series) than his football. Watching the clip out of context, it seems like he’s a bit of a lone nutjob but it has become part of Origin lore. […]
I think I may have been the subject of one of the world’s most elaborate pranks for April Fool’s Day. It was a Sunday session on Easter Monday that would, later, get out of hand. The Archive was the venue and the $15 BLT with a pot special appealed to me. I didn’t read the menu properly and found that it came paired with a beer, likely one the bar had had trouble moving.
Mangoes are a pretty awesome fruit and, around here, it’s a sign summer is approaching/here/outstayed its welcome (delete as appropriate for November/December/January). Matso’s Brewing up in Broome, of all places, has had a crack at mixing one of Australia’s most popular fruits with beer. When you consider the staple beer up in Broome is probably something owned by Lion Nathan or Fosters, one’s initial thoughts are that if the locals are used to Australian lager, that plus mango does not […]
The radler is ein Deutsche concept. According to the font of all knowledge, it means “cyclist”. In English, a radler is effectively a shandy, a beer diluted with lemonade. As a cyclist, I can see how that link would work. After a long hot day in the saddle, a drink consisting of carbs, water and a bit of booze to loosen the muscles seems ideal. The concept of ‘beer + cycling’ is endorsed by pro Laurens Ten Dam.