The Can from (North of) Snowy River

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”


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”

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”

Harmonious Reflection of Booze on Kitchen Table on a Spring Evening

The Agent IPA Co-Conspirators Brewing This collection of haiku from an anonymous author is commonly attributed to Bashō during his Ipa period, when a plague caused the cessation of commerce and entertainment, and the usual operations of urban life. For his inspiration as an artist he was forced to look inwards, shunning the glittering socialContinue reading “Harmonious Reflection of Booze on Kitchen Table on a Spring Evening”