Beer and Loathing


Hybridism is the new perfection.             There was a time, it seems, when there were clearly defined goal lines, and success meant hitting those goals. Culinarily speaking, that is. Well and good. There are still a lot of examples of this in the world today. The best examples, to me, seem to come from FrenchContinue reading “Hybridism”

Trojan Horses

Sometimes, something will simply float through your defences. You’re ready to go, you’re forewarned and thus forearmed, and you know what you’re about to experience. But just occasionally, something you think you have a pretty good handle on will sneak through your defences and blindside you. Take, for example, Watership Down. Ostensibly, it’s a bookContinue reading “Trojan Horses”

Over Indulgence

Melbourne’s lockdown 6.0 is over, and the world is once again our oyster – provided you’re checked in, masked up, with proof of vaccination ready. People are back on the streets, the trams, and most importantly, filling up the hospitality venues. But what I want to know is, now that we have many more optionsContinue reading “Over Indulgence”

Tastes Like…

A lot of people have questions about how to properly taste beers and other alcohols. There is a specific skill to it – it requires a learned palate and much application. Below is a handy chart to help you get started in picking out the different flavours offered by different (mostly) beers. Bundy and CokeContinue reading “Tastes Like…”


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