The Hop Bag

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Every man’s dream…nearly – XXXX Brewery

December 16, 2015

Recently, I received an invitation to attend an event that nearly every re-blooded Queensland male would give one of his proverbials for.  In the interests of performing my professional duties fully, though with some trepidation, I accepted the invitation and turned up at the venue as instruBted. So, what was the event you ask?  I Read More →

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They just don’t get it! – Yenda Pale and and Sail & Anchor IPA

December 16, 2015

Yenda Pale and and Sail & Anchor IPA I have had some good beers and some not so good beers this week.  The good ones I will leave to a later blog.  Today is about the not-so-good.  I know it’s easy to be precious about ‘our’ craft beer industry – it’s something I am passionate Read More →

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It doesn’t have to be all about the hops.

November 24, 2015

This weekend, I had an excellent time drinking a range of really, really good beers from my new favourite bottle shop at Greenslopes. To give you some idea of a) the array of beers I drank, and b) the range of beers available at my bottle-o, I drank, in roughly the order listed, the following: Read More →

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A Little Thrill In Every Glass

November 12, 2015

I have mentioned previously that one of the things I like about craft beer is the complete lack of sameness you get.  Every bottle you purchase, despite the generic style label (Pale Ale, IPA, Stout) can be something completely different as each brewer wends his own magic into the beer. Open the bottle, and there Read More →

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Liqueur Competition – $60 Voucher Prize

October 20, 2015

I’m a big fan of beer, but this month, I want to write about something different.  Occasionally, usually late at night after a few beers, I drink something that is not a beer.  This is usually a Scotch or a liqueur of some wort – Drambuie, Cointreau, Benedictine, etc.  However, recently, I have found a Read More →