Oxidizing

Beer – like most products – is negatively impacted by age. With each week in the bottle, chemical changes are happening which affect the flavour of your favourite brew. There is a consensus amongst many that beer is – for lack of a better word – indestructible. Sure, it may have been thrown around, shaken-up,…

Art Attack!

The world of craft brewing is crowded. And growing. In Australia there are now well over 100 microbreweries, with more launched each month. Either in redesigned abandoned warehouse spaces or plying their trade ‘gypsy-brewing’ (renting equipment in established breweries), each addition to the brewing landscape makes it harder to stand out, harder to find a…

Saison

The reasons people have for drinking beer are naturally varied. From pure thirst, a celebration sorts, with a meal, drunk through cooking, a catch-up with a mate, or even out of boredom! (Perhaps the most legitimate of all reasons on this list?) Most beers aren’t brewed to match just one of these needs however. Pale ales,…

What’s In A Name?

Due to university essays taking over my life, my beer-drinking has been curtailed somewhat the past two weeks. As a result, my mission of tracking down odd beers has stalled. However. The final essay (one of four 2500 word reports) is due on Thursday, and the status quo will joyfully resume! Now. I happened to…

American Beer Pioneers

Tip of the day: Forget what you think you know about American beer. Sure, if you believe what you see on TV, they all seem to drink Coors Light, and Bud Light, and Miller, and a whole host of other watered-down bland lagers. As a result, many people think that’s all that American beer is…