So Long, and Thanks for All The Piss

Milk Bar Series – Tropicana Imperial Cream Sour Deeds Brewing Here’s what the Encyclopedia Galactica has to say about beer: it says that beer is a simple fizzy drink made from malt, hops, water and yeast and also notes its intoxicating effects on certain carbon based life forms,                 The Deeds’ Guide to Brewing alsoContinue reading “So Long, and Thanks for All The Piss”

No Gods, No Masters, Only Garlic Prawns

450g prawns 1 bulb garlic 3-5 spring onions 3 birds eye chillies 1 to 1-1/2 tsp corn starch 1 bunch (3 heads) bok choy 1 bunch broccolini 1-2 cups water (approx – will depend on the size of your pan) 1 tbsp fresh ground white pepper 1 tbsp light soy sauce 1/2 tsp brown sugarContinue reading “No Gods, No Masters, Only Garlic Prawns”

The Can in the Hand

No Thanks, I’m Sweet Enough Fruited Coffee Sour Range Brewing The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house All that cold, cold wet day. I sat there with Martha. We sat there, we two. And I said “I know, I’ll crack us a brew!” I hemmedContinue reading “The Can in the Hand”

The Hunt for the Dead Not-Sober

Black Oatmeal Stout 3 Ravens Captain First Rank Jack Manly stroked the stubble of his chin. It was a three-day growth, despite the fact that he had had his regulation shave that morning. The air was warm, but there was a bite of winter in it. Two layers of leather and cotton enclosed him. HeContinue reading “The Hunt for the Dead Not-Sober”

Where the Wild Ales Are

Golden Wild Ale – Blend 3 Black Arts Brewers and Blenders The night Scottie poured his brew and made mischief of one kind and another his partner called him “Wild Thing!” and Scottie said “come dance with me!” so he was sent to the other room without music to be less annoying. That very night,Continue reading “Where the Wild Ales Are”

The Can from (North of) Snowy River

Double Red IPA Mountain Culture There was movement on the table as the can was passed around As a beer from Mountain Culture was procured And was transferred to some glasses, two for you and me to pound, So the can was cracked and jarrah red it poured. The head, too, was ochre red, thoughContinue reading “The Can from (North of) Snowy River”

BBQ Chicken, But, Like, OMG So Good You Guys

Seriously, you guys, so good ~ Ingredients: 4-6 chicken thighs, skin on Four fat cloves or garlic, or 5 regular ones, chopped 1 fat knob (hur hur) of ginger, chopped finely (approx. thumb sized) 3 birds eye chillies, sliced thin 1 decent sized spring onion, sliced thin Roots of 1 bunch of coriander, washed wellContinue reading “BBQ Chicken, But, Like, OMG So Good You Guys”


Common Denominator ‘Modern’ IPA Range Brewing ~ I drank a traveller from a stickered can Who said “6.9% IPA”; White head on honeyed amber, quite to plan, Scented with tropical fruit, once again – More fresh passionfruit, bitter orange than The strawberries, just hidden at the back. Rich malt holds up the hops, so redolentContinue reading “Ozycandias”