Beer and Loathing
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”
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”
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”
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”
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 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”
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”
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!”
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