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What the hell is a “Summer” beer?

Most sports are broken up into summer and winter: Cricket for summer, rugby for winter for example. Whilst I firmly believe that beer is a 365 days of the year sport, there are definite times of the year when some beer work and some don’t. No-one has ever finished mowing their yard in Australia in the middle of January and said “what I need now is a pint thirst quenching stout”, they reach for the...

John Boston Beers

The really big boys of brewing, the multinationals for example,  spend a lot on market research and marketing, in some cases more than the GDP of a small country, working out when to release a beer, how to market it, what to make it look like. The aim is to create a brand that has a very distinctive image in terms of packaging and is easily marketed, leveraging off other arms of company (if there ...

Sail and Anchor – The Bloke

  The Sail and Anchor range have expanded to include a new red ale, made in collaboration with Karl Strauss Brewing Company hailing from San Diego in California, whose Red Trolley, Pintail and Tower 10 beers are all available at your local Dan Murphy’s, the only place I have seen them. I was a bit concerned about this beer as I don’t particularly like the Karl Strauss Red Trolley Red Ale, and...

Save the World!

I went camping for St.Patricks Day to catch up with a few mates  a few weeks ago. It was a little wet so most of the time was spent chatting, and while we were having a few beers a thought hit me like a lightning bolt out of the blue: “As a Nation of Beer drinkers, we have it within our power to stop the collapse of foreign nations from national debt, by the simple action of…drinking beer” T...

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