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Cricketers Arms Session Ale

Over the last few weeks I’ve noticed Cricketers Arms popping up again and again on my friends Facebook posts, not sure whether it’s been on special or whether they have finally just decided to get on board a beer that only a few years ago I reviewed here and said “it would be worth keeping an eye on”. Cricketers Arms has been around since 2007. Originally only a handful of bars in Melbourne were w...

Mountain Goat Brewery

Back when leather jackets with Doc Martens, black denim with red tartan were cool, two Melbourne blokes, Cam Hines and Dave Bonighton, put their heads together and started to knock out some pretty awesome beers. They were being created out of Dave’s backyard with his homebrew equipment. In 1997, after two years of hard graft, Mountain Goat Beer finally hit the shelves, with their first beer called...

Barrier Reef Brewing Co.

Who would have thought that saving a tree frog from a hot cup of tea would lead to a life as a brewer? Well it was a bit more round-about than that for Cameron McPherson, co-owner and brewer at the new Cairns brewery, Barrier Reef Brewing Co. Cameron left for the UK at the age of 26, with a freshly minted Veterinary Degree in his back pocket, planning on making a living working in marine mammal me...

Yenda

I love it when a sample turns up and it ends up being much better than I thought it was going to be. A few weeks ago I followed up the Coca Cola Amatil (CCA) rep to lay my hands on some samples of their Yenda beers. Yes, you did read that right. Coca-Cola Amatil and beer. It doesn’t seem to fit as well as “Holden and Bathurst”, “Queensland and Origin winners” or “Sail & Anchor and a word that ...

Cricketers Arms

Ahh the Test Cricket has returned to our TV screens. As enjoyable as watching the Matador Cup and the International One Day matches have been, it’s just not the same as watching an International Test. Especially when we are playing the Poms. Yes, I’m one of those tragics that can spend five days at a field watching grown men chase a little red ball around a field, throw it back to another bloke wh...

Moa

Well the Bledisloe has been run and won again by the All Blacks. Too big, too strong, too fast. But it was while having to throw back a tin of the very interesting tasting Tui Lager as being on the losing end of a bet with a Kiwi mate, that I realised that us Aussies get to have the last laugh, we have the better beer. The term “interesting” is used more in a politically correct way here, the edit...

Crown Golden Ale

The Glow of a Golden Crown… sounds like a bad movie title really… I dislike writing about drinks that aren’t great. For a start no-one wants to read about what’s bad, they want to read about what’s good in the booze world. Which drinks should be at the top of your list when you’re wandering through the aisle of your local, which vintages to look for on a certain wine? But every now and...

Breakfast Beers?

I was at Champagne Breakfast function recently and was looked down on for ordering a beer. I’ve never claimed to be fashionable , and often consider myself to be somewhat  outside of normal social traditions. But I can’t work out for the life of me why it is that beer at breakfast is seen as unacceptable when Champers, some spirits (Gin for example), or cocktails (Bloody Marys) are? When I started...

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