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Craft Beer, is it good for the community?

I don’t think that anyone denies that drinking too beer is damaging to the health of drinker. News and current affair shows are constantly telling the public that alcohol is destroying relationships and costing everyone millions of dollars. When you put it like that why is anyone allowed to drink? I mean beer tastes good […]

Brother Thelonious

Brother Thelonious

Brother Thelonious badges itself as a Belgium style abbey ale made by the North Coast Brewing Co. in the United States. This beer was made to support jazz education as every bottle sold gets a donation from North Coast the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. ¬†As big jazz enthusiasts know the name of Thelonious Monk […]

St Bernardus Tripel

St Bernardus Tripel

Brouwerij St Bernardus used to be the authorised brewer for Westvleteren monks at St. Sixtus but in 1992 the monks went in house with their brewing to produce some of the rarest beers in the world and Brouwerij St Bernadus had to stand on it’s own two feet and one of the things they did […]

Anchor Steam Beer

Anchor Steam Beer

Ask any craft beer afficiando about the origins of craft beer especially in the United States and it won’t take much time before the name Fritz Maytag, Anchor or Steam beer enters into the conversation. Fritz Maytag was one of the lucky few who was set to inherit a fortune and sitting in San Francisco […]

Thomas Hardy’s Ale

Thomas Hardy’s Ale

This beer is one of the rarest and definitely oldest beers I will ever have, The Thomas Hardy’s Ale first appeared in 1968 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of author Thomas Hardy. The brewery Eldridge Pope Brewery made this beer once a year and was claimed to last for 25 years and […]

Caterpillar Pale Ale

Caterpillar Pale Ale

Today has a bit of a collaboration feel with a beer jointly made between between Denmark based Beer Here and the Italian craft brewery Brewfist. The most striking thing about this beer has to be the label with a wonderfully elaborate tribute to Charles Dodgson’s most famous work, Alice in Wonderland. The perpetually stoned looking […]

The Hottest 100

Australia day means a variety of things to me, hot weather, good friends and of course the countdown. Now I heard that some radio station does a countdown which some people apparently listen to. What I am referring to however is something that is almost always full of controversy, see the old post about Vale […]