Tag Archive | lager

Echigo Pilsner

Japan is not really considered craft beer heaven for many people but there is one brewery that has been trying for quite a period now, Echigo. Echigo was Japanese first Brew pub, established in 1995 and had difficulty gaining notice from a Japanese public used to crisp super dry style lagers. Today’s offering, Echigo Pilsner was […]

The Greek Connection

Hi, Well you couldn’t miss the news that Greece has been bailed out by the EU to the tune of billions of Euros. Well with that news I started to think about what Greece had to offer the world and after going through democracy, good food, a magnificent history and some beautiful landscapes I landed at what this […]

Lager Lovers

The best way to ease yourself from the mass marketed fizz land of dull and boring beers with an inflated advertising budget and sense of importance to a place where beer is made for taste, food matching and a challenge on the taste buds is to emerge yourself into the world of lagers. Lagers are […]

Hop Rocker

Mac’s, the brewery which revitalized craft brewing in New Zealand was the brainchild of Terry McCashin, former All Black and farmer in 1981. At that time New Zealand only had two breweries, Dominion and New Zealand Breweries. At last count Nelson, where Mac’s was born , has 11 breweries and 60,000 people. That’s one brewery […]

Vale Dry

A winery which makes the jump into brewing is becoming more and more fashionable in South Australia as those winos look to put their barrels of grape juice to use. The company that has done it best is the Mclaren Vale Brewing Company. The highly decorate Vale Ale is a superb ale but can they follow […]

Beer Review: West End Draught

I had a request for to review this particular drop of hoppy goodness.  So having descended from the marble pedestal of my beer snobbery I decided that it was time for me to try this staple of the South Australian diet. I tried it from a tinny into a glass. It poured a wonderful straw […]

Cave Creek Chili Beer

I thought with summer coming up it would be time for something a bit different, something a bit hotter. So I present to you Black Mountain Brewing’s Cave Creek Chili Beer. This offering out of Arizona was made for a decade from 1989 to 1999. The Black Mountain Brewery has since closed but you can […]