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MoCu (terrible name good idea)

Towards the back end of last year Lion, the brewery behind names such as James Squire, XXXX and Tooheys, launched their own e-commerce platform, called MoCU, which stands for Modern Curations Gallery, as an external retail channel for single batch/limited release beers from their range of breweries, both here and the beers they import. I think the move has been long overdue, from any of the Austra...

Boag’s Epicurean

Craft beer snobs and Hop Heads can either make or break a beer, especially with the use of modern media like Facebook. Earlier this year, in April to be exact, the team at James Boag’s Brewery released a new label simply called “Epicurean”, two beers that were created to match with food. I have to admit it was pretty hard not to have a go at them immediately as they seemed to have flooded my Faceb...

Kronenbourg 1664

It’s funny how you can look back and put your finger on a time when you started to enjoy something. When I took French at high school it started a bit of a lifelong enjoyment on most things French. The country is well known the world over for its food and wine culture. It has produced some of the best wines, cheeses, dishes, and chefs. I love the food, I love to visit the country, and I love the w...

Burleigh Brewing BIGHEAD

I have a pretty thick skin when it comes to people pointing out my flaws. Perhaps it’s because I’m already aware of so many of my own shortcomings that I’ve just gone on to accepting them and become immune. Frankly I’ve never really understood why people – men and women alike – can’t go through life loving who they are and not obsessing over the way they look, trying to fit a mould that has been s...

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...

Beer Types

My how things have changed. I remember when I first started sneaking into the back bar at the Centenary Hotel for a beer. Those days it was pretty easy, it was VB, XXXX or Gold on tap. It made it a little easier to not get busted. Gone are the days of only having XXXX Bitter or Gold on tap, these days you ask for a beer menu. And, the beer-toff in me, think it’s for the better, especially if you t...

Millers Genuine Draught

While wandering through my local bottleshop the other day trying to find something to refresh my dry and dulled tastebuds, I saw Millers Genuine Draught out of the corner of my eye and thought to myself “gee…haven’t tried that in a long time”. I don’t have a great memory, probably too many beers over the years, but when I got home and cracked open the first of the carton, the reasons why I h...

Carlton Dry Fusion

“Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” The words of my Religious Education teacher came rushing back to me once I took my first sip of beer from the bottle, and while coughing and spluttering looked at the label to see “Carlton Dry Fusion”. I use the word “beer” very loosely here. I think the marketing departing at CUB must be patting themselves on the back for coming up with that ...

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