The Hop Bag

The tasting paddle at 10 Toes Brewery

Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Break

April 26, 2016

Last week, I had the pleasure of dropping into the 10 Toes Brewery, a new venture set up by Rupert Hall at the back of Alexandra Headlands  on the Sunshine Coast. Rupert has set up a very tidy brewery over recent months and is now open for business.  Rupert was a former engineer and everything Read More →


Craft Beer – Experiencing it first hand at Brewsvegas 2016!

April 5, 2016

Brewsvegas 2016 is over for another year, and thanks to the huge efforts of a few craft-beer industry persons, another fantastic success.  This year, Brewers Choice participated in Brewsvegas by running a hands-on session, teaching people how to make beer.  I have to say, when the idea was first raised for us to do a Read More →


Which breweries changed my mind about light beers? Find out.

March 10, 2016

I haven’t written a lot lately because I’ve been flat out with other work commitments.  But recently, and accidentally, I have had the need to buy some light beers.  Generally, I buy beers based on flavour and style and don’t really pay attention to the alcohol in them unless, of course, the beer is unbalanced Read More →

Paradox of Choice

The Paradox of Choice

February 2, 2016

While on my post-Christmas break, I had plenty of time to do some reading, including a book called ‘The Paradox of Choice – Why more is less’.1. The author raises some interesting questions about why, in this day and age when we have more freedom and more choices, we are less happy than when we Read More →

Catchment Brewing

Catchment Brewing – Another reason to visit West End

January 6, 2016

Tonight, I dropped into one of Brisbane’s newest breweries, Catchment Brewing, at West End.  West End is already a bit of a fave spot for me, with BOSC, which sells the best gin cocktails I have tasted and Brisbane Brewing Co, an on-site brewery and bar.  Now, there is another reason to drop into West Read More →