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”

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”

The Slabberwocky

Barrel Aged Sour Honey Mesquite Golden Ale Dollar Bill Brewing ~ ‘Twas brillig, and the silver can                 Did gyre and gimble in the hand. All mimsy were the sour fans,                 And thirsty I did stand. ~ Rose gold in hue, and through and through                 The ring-pull top went snicker snack! Pour andContinue reading “The Slabberwocky”

Korovoid

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”