Well hasn’t it been a long time since I last tapped on the keys? Don’t ask me why, I don’t have the answer but on an Uber ride home on Saturday I felt the striking need to write again so here we are. What was the inspiration for this? Quite simply Aether Brewing. You see it was the first official day of Brewvegas, Brisbane’s annual week long beer festival, I had been to three other venues previously that day, tried some amazing beers from Australia, New Zealand and America but after all that, the core range on tap at Aether just seemed head and shoulders above everything else.
A few months ago I was privileged to be featured on The Crafty Pint website, come check out the interview I did with them. After you read the interview be sure to have a look around the best source of craft beer news in Australia.
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“The Crafty Pint is Australia’s leading beer site, visited by more than twice as many people as any other beer news source in the country. It was born out of a desire to provide coverage of the craft beer revolution that was sweeping Australia. The aim was to do justice to the efforts of the men and women changing the country’s drinking habits and give them and their supporters a voice that they were lacking at a time when most media – and indeed most Australians – ignored craft beer or dismissed it as a fad.”
I’m always humbled when invited to events, sent stuff in the mail or just given the opportunity to participate in the amazing scene we have here in Brisbane. So when an invitation to a VIP tasting night for Ballistic Beer Co turned up in my inbox I was just a tad excited. Continue reading
I’ve really been struggling with putting fingers on keys of late, between full time work, part time uni and 2 kids it’s often hard to find the time. So much so that a few weeks ago I visited one of the coolest new breweries to open in South East Queensland and have neglected to write a thing, so here you go. Continue reading
One of the greatest things about living in Brisbane is the choice between going south to the Gold Coast or north to the Sunshine Coast. While the Sunshine Coast might have been lacking behind the Goldy when it comes to beer venues, they’ve certainly made up for it this year. After recently staying at our favourite spot, Alexandra Headland, I found myself a little spoilt for choice. Let’s start with one of the first and still my favourite spot, Black Bunny Kitchen. Continue reading
Black Hops Brewing
15 Gardenia Grove, Burleigh Heads
One of my most anticipated Brewery openings of the year happened a few weeks ago and recently I was lucky enough to spend the day with the crew at Black Hops making some beer. Continue reading
So the time has come for the top burger joints in Brisbane, problem is, there is so much info to get through so I’m going to do these as individual posts rather than one big novel. If my recent posts are anything to go off there’s bound to be some arguments. That’s to be understood too, there are just so many places producing pure Instagram burger porn now that we’re a little spoilt for choice. Even during the time that I started thinking, visiting and writing this, two new places opened. Now when it comes to my choice in burgers I go for a few things but firstly taste, if it doesn’t taste good then it doesn’t matter how good it looks on Instagram. Secondly I really like supporting the little guys, people that built the business up from scratch and really enjoy what they do. Before you keep reading, I suggest you cancel your dinner plans skip lunch and loosen your belt. Today we are starting with Ze Pickle Continue reading
So recently I was invited to sit down and talk about all things beer and food with Drew Kruck for his podcast along with Peter Wheldon. Click the link and have a listen to a couple of beer nerds chat about beer, food and modern day life.
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Another question I’m always asked, “Where do I go for tracking down the latest and greatest in the world of craft?”
Originally I was hoping to have released my top 5 suburban treasures but unfortunately due to ill health, timing and procrastinating like a third year uni student it will have to wait another week or two. Some of these are independently owned while others are owned by major chains but have very passionate staff that have pushed upper management to have a level of freedom and seek market differentiation through quality over price. Continue reading
One thing I get asked all the time is, where should I go in Brisbane? Or have you been here, what’s it like? Where are the good bottle shops for craft beer? So I decided I would do some top 5 lists, and I mean really, who doesn’t love a top 5 list. Now I must stress these are my favourite 5 in each category, but others will have their favourites for various reasons and that’s fine. Also just cause I list 5 of something here doesn’t mean there’s not another 20 out there just as good.
So what better way to start than with my favourite breweries to visit when in Brisbane? Over the coming weeks I will be doing other top 5’s for craft beer venues, best bottle shops for craft beer, burger joints and hidden suburban treasures. Continue reading