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”

Rime of the New Lachancea

Resting Place Hoppy Mixed Fermentation Sour Ale Slow Lane Brewing There is a new kid on the block, That’s present in this brew; A yeast that sours and ferments beer (And bret is in there too.) . Its effervescent head is white, Its body is marigold, It has a little haze as well And slakesContinue reading “Rime of the New Lachancea”

Dark Bush Chook

Dark Emu Dark Lager Sailors Grave Brewing The term ‘Craft beer’ in relation to Orbost, Victoria is not something many Australians may have heard. However, if we go back into the country’s blogs and Untapp’d records we discover some extraordinary results that provide a picture of what the people of the deep sou’ east, asContinue reading “Dark Bush Chook”

High (ABV) Fidelity

Be Kind, Rewind DDH IPA Mountain Culture My desert-island, all-time, top five most memorable IPA styles, in order:                 1) DDH IPAs                 2) Classic IPAs                 3) NEIPAs                 4) WCIPAs                 5) BIPAs These are the ones that really hit the spot. Can you see your style on that list, English IPAs? IContinue reading “High (ABV) Fidelity”

Biggles Cops a Frothy!

Short Round DDH Session IPA Mr Banks In the light-haze that pressed against the inkwell black skies over sub-sub-sub-tropical Melbourne, Flight Commander James Bigglesworth, better known to his friends as Biggles, approached the airstrip. It was pitch black and the landing lights twinkling along the makeshift runway of the hidden airbase were torches lit uponContinue reading “Biggles Cops a Frothy!”

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood and Sand

Upon legal advice, I have included the following disclaimer: For the intents and purposes of this blog, this parody depicts characters of legal drinking age where you come from – and this might be the least distressing Harry Potter blog post or fanfic you’ll ever read with those words at the start. Blood and SandContinue reading “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood and Sand”

Scottie’s Soapbox

Hot take: There’s no such thing as ‘I don’t like beer.’                 I will readily accept ‘I don’t drink’ or any of its variations, or ‘I am passionate about/prefer ____’, but ‘I don’t like beer’ is just one of those statements that doesn’t make sense anymore.                 That’s because there is no one ‘beer’ anymore.Continue reading “Scottie’s Soapbox”

The Art of Wort

Lunch at Mum’s Kiwi and Passionfruit Sour Bodriggy Brewing Co. Chapter 1. Laying in Cans Ts’ao kung, in defining the meaning of the Chinese for the title of this chapter, says it refers to the deliberations in the bottleshop, or in front of the fridge at home. 1. Sun Tzu said: The art of wortContinue reading “The Art of Wort”

A Visit From St. Knickerless

Botanical IPA Mountain Goat Beer ‘Twas some day after Christmas, but not yet New Years, And our Premier’d told us to “get on the beers”. So our bottle bins clink, and rattle, and clank While the other bin reeks of that old-prawn-shell stank. ~ We’d all played our role as Christmas gift-givers, Filled up ourContinue reading “A Visit From St. Knickerless”