Campbell’s Tinnies

In the craft beer community, there is a thing called the ‘Craft Beer Journey’.* In essence, it is the evolution and development of the individual punter’s taste away from mass produced, macro-brewery fare – mostly lagers – to smaller, craft-oriented product. From not drinking at all, to drinking what’s available, to exploring and cataloguing experienceContinue reading “Campbell’s Tinnies”


Surrender to the Void Vanilla Boysenberry Cheesecake Milk Stout Garage Project “What’s it going to be then, eh?” There was me, that is Scottie, and my droog Martha keeping me from being on me oddy-knocky. Martha is a molodoy sharp koshka, and she sits primly on the table, her lapas all daintily crosswised as weContinue reading “Korovoid”

Mills & Booze

Mills & Booze Hapi Sessions vol. 7 – Just Cause You Feel It California Dry Double IPA Garage Project x Green Cheek “No” she said simply. “It doesn’t bother me the slightest bit.” She perched, tantalisingly, on the table in the dining room, the very figure of desire. She was a full-bodied, bright-golden blonde, ebullientContinue reading “Mills & Booze”

American Psycho-Conspirators

The Imposter West Coast IPA Co-Conspirators In the cold grey light of a November afternoon, this is what my apartment looks like. The ceiling and walls are white, with a wooden floor and a gumball red door. The wood is Australian hardwood. There is an American walnut table, designer, with four chairs that don’t matchContinue reading “American Psycho-Conspirators”

A Selection of Passages from the Beerble, to Salve the Immortal Soul

Philly Sour Sunshine Sour Molly Rose brewing Todays readings will both come from Peter and Gabriel, and Phillip from the Book of Genesis, Genesis: MCMLXXV 1. In the beginning, brewers created the beer and the glass. 2. Now the beer was flavourless, and the glass was empty, flatness was over the body of the beer,Continue reading “A Selection of Passages from the Beerble, to Salve the Immortal Soul”

Sonnet No. 14

Shall I compare thee to a Summer Ale?                   Thou art more hoppy on my front palate.               Brewers do take the resin’d cones wholesale        And shape body, and nose, most delicate.               Sometimes too dank the feel of IPA                         And oft its gold’n subtlety is lost                              And from numb’d lips a voice is forced to say       Continue reading “Sonnet No. 14”


DDH Hopteron DDH Hazy IPA The Mill Hopteron, it’s cawed, but what that means ah’ve git nae fuckin clue. This’n was me last can – it was time tae get clean, an ah had me list. Jist this, a cheeky stoot, an a few muir IPAs, wan or twa pales an then some ae thoseContinue reading “Trains-hopping”

The Odyssour

Imperial Mango Compass Sour Braeside Brewing Sing to me of the can, Muse, the can of mangoes and tartness Driven time and again into my mouth, once plundered from the hallowed heights of the fridge. Many adjuncts did it contain and learned their uses, many flavours it blended, in the open glass, fighting for deliciousnessContinue reading “The Odyssour”

The Kaiju

Betlegeuse Double Red Ale Kaiju Once upon an arvo sunny, while I tried to stretch the money, That I’d received from my redundancy some several months before– In the park I sat, while sipping, on a beer I’d kept from ripping, Till I had a glass for tipping, tipping from the can to pour. “TisContinue reading “The Kaiju”

The Faraway Beer, Chapter 27 – The Land of Drink-What-You-Please

Lemon Meringue PiePA Lemon Oat Cream IPA 2 Birds                 They looked around, perplexed, until Dick proclaimed loudly “I say! Where on earth are we?” A strange little man in brightly coloured clothes, who happened to be passing said “No-where!”                 “Now hang about” said Dick. “How can we be no-where?”                 “You aren’t nowhere”Continue reading “The Faraway Beer, Chapter 27 – The Land of Drink-What-You-Please”