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Endeavour TRUE Vintage

A few years ago I looked at the range of beers coming out of Sydney’s Endeavour Beer Company. I remember talking via emails with the brewer and part owner Andy Stewart at the time, discussing how these beers could hold a little bit of bottle age, and evolve in the bottle. They had sent a couple of samples of their 2010 and 2011 releases of each of their two beers at the time, the True Vintage Pale...

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 ...

Coopers Brewery

By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work (Genesis 2:2)…And He had a cold refreshing Cooper’s, said “it’s a thing of beauty, like an angel dancing on ya tongue”, then created the television, watched a little footy and asked Mrs God for another while she was up. (Barefoot Drinker 1.1) It should come as no surprise to those that...

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