Top 5 Craft Bottle Shops in Brisbane 

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

My Top 5 Breweries to Visit When in Brisbane

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

iKegger Growler & Tap Review

This review has now been updated with a full video

 

 

At first glance this is absolute beer geek porn, this contraption just looks so impressive and makes such a bold statement. You have two options, you can either purchase just the growler itself or you can also add the CO2 pressured tapping system.image

So the brown delivery box turned up on my office desk and I immediately knew what was inside. Now most times when I get deliveries at work they just get shoved to the side and opened once I’m home, but not today my friend. Out came the knife and soon I was into the packaging and bubble wrap. This is where I have my first positive and negative. Positive: everything was wrapped and well packaged to ensure no damage during the delivery process. Negative: no assembly instructions, now this is just a minor issue as a quick look at a photo on the website coupled with the Lego skills of a 5 year old and I had the whole thing assembled in a couple of minutes. Continue reading

Wellington, Go There Now

 

 

I recently travelled back to New Zealand for a family get together and managed wrangle a night in Wellington.

For those that are into craft beer in Australia you have certainly herd of New Zealand craft and Wellington is by far the craft beer capital of New Zealand. Garage Project, Panhead, Parrot Dog and Tuatara are all local producers but more than that, the amount of amazing venues dedicated to the craft has exploded in recent times. Continue reading