The Hop Bag


18 Year Olds and Beer Bars

October 31, 2016

This weekend, I had the pleasure of taking my newly 18-year-old daughter out for drinks.  It was just her and I at home for the weekend, so I thought I would make the most of it.  The downside of it all was that as she is still on her Learners, I was designated driver.  None Read More →


White Lies launch brewery bar on Brisbane’s south!

October 18, 2016

Last week, I had the great pleasure of sharing a beer with Lee from White Lies Brewery to celebrate a significant moment in Lee’s and all Brisbane Craft Beer drinkers’ lives – White Lies Bar is now fully licensed. Like most applications for breweries and bars in Brisbane, Lee’s DA and License took far longer Read More →


Success and two new breweries

October 6, 2016

The last couple of weeks have seen a major change in the beer consumption landscape in my life, due to a major success. And as a result of that, visiting other breweries, such as Black Hops at Burleigh, have now become a much more pleasurable event. So starting with the success – if you have Read More →

One brewery, two sours and a great bar.

August 29, 2016

This week, I had the opportunity to try a couple of really lovely sours. They are a beer style I really want to enjoy, but I have not always had success with the ones I’ve tried. This week was different. With a free Saturday night, my wife and I planned to head out to a Read More →

Sacchrymyces Bar 2

Announcing… Ballistic Beers.

June 14, 2016

It’s been quite a while since I last wrote a blog. There’s lots of reasons why, from some major changes in my life to simply not getting around to it. One of the major reasons is that as of the beginning of this year, I have been setting up a brewery – Ballistic Beer Co. Read More →