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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...

Brooklyn Brewery

Mid-way through 2015, Australia’s last remaining family owned, large scale brewer, Coopers Brewery, struck a deal with New York City’s Brooklyn Brewery to brew under licence and distribute Brooklyn’s beer in Australia, basically Coopers were to brew Brooklyn Lager locally, and import the Brown Ale and East IPA from the States.  It’s not the first time the two companies have worked together, in fac...

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 ...

Heineken

Heineken, it is one of those “Ford vs. Holden” beers. You either love the stuff or you love to point out its flaws and foibles (I’ve always wanted to use that word in a review). Personally I enjoy the brew. Especially when it comes to those 500ml tins that seem to fit so perfectly in an esky, it’s like they were meant to be there! Heineken has been on some pretty good discounted specials lately, s...

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...

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...

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