Picked up this brew at my local First Choice where I was immediately intrigued (and also a little put off) after reading the label… Abbey Ale is a traditional monastic ale, it is golden in colour, blessed with scents of fruit and spice, with a delicate champagne-like finish balanced with a hint of bitterness. Firstly, I don’t know if I’ve ever had a traditional monastic ale before. At least not an ale that advertises to be monastic anyway. Secondly, urgh, […]
Apparently, it’s the highest brewery in Australia, although not surprisingly if you consider the relative flatness if our vast continent. Also, if you didn’t know (and haven’t managed to read the beer’s label), the mountain was named by explorer Edmund Strzelecki in honor of the Polish freedom fighter, Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Another interesting fact: after emigrating to the United States, and upon his death bed, ol’ Kosciuszko purportedly left a great sum of money to his good friend Thomas Jefferson for […]
I’ll be honest. I did have to look up what a Kolsch was exactly. I can only recall coming across it once before at the Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst. That time, was an Illawarra Brewing Koelsch and it went down pretty well I seem to recall. I also recall having had five pints beforehand so I may not have been in top form as a nose and tongue. Anyway, a Kolsch is a very specific type of lager from Cologne. […]
Not named for Boston in the US, as I had originally thought, but rather named for John Boston. He sounds a bit like the free-man’s version of James Squire: republican, surgeon, apothecary, opportunist, schemer, salt-maker, trader and brewer. Fuck me, people in the 18th century got shit done. It’s probably a lot easier to be productive without memes distracting you every fifteen seconds.