Friday was a crisp night on the Northern Beaches. You Am I were in town, playing a small show at Narrabeen RSL. Not being from the area, we embarked on a road trip across the harbour. A licensed establishment for a pre-gig drink was called for. Enter, Modus Operandi, whose brewery I have been [...]
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I picked up this little number from the 'tinny fridge' at Camperdown Cellars in Stanmore. I'm always on the look for something different and this was a damn good find. Out of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Magic Rock Brewing have served up a traditional IPA, high in alcohol at 7.4%ABV. The 'Cannonball' pours a hazy gold [...]
I'll be honest from the get-go...Aussie Hip-Hop is not really my scene. I grew up on a steady guitar diet of You Am I, Jebediah and my hometown heroes, Silverchair (and to a lesser extent, The Screaming Jets). 'Golden Era Records' is a collaboration between Adelaide's Pirate Life Brewing, local natives The Hilltop Hoods and [...]
Footy is back! (4:35pm bounce for the Swans on Saturday). What better way to watch the Sheridan being kicked about than by cracking open a cold beer. Actually, this applies to any sport, bar Polo, where one is frowned upon by the social elite unless they're holding a champagne flute of Moët. Anyway, out of [...]
I recently picked up a can of Moor Brewing Company's 'Nor'Hop' from Bucket Boys in Marrickville. According to Rate Beer, within two weeks of its release the Bristolians pale ale had won a beer festival and sold out its supply. "Must be decent then." Pouring from the can a hazy gold, this sprightly drink had a [...]
Originally beginning life out of a BBQ restaurant in Hackney, East London in 2011, Beavertown have since rapidly expanded their operation to become one of the leading breweries on the city's craft beer scene. Known for the unique artwork on their cans, they produce a solid core range for a growing loyal fan [...]
Here it is then, the flagship brew of two Scottish mates who founded a craft beer empire. From humble beginnings, BrewDog's 'Punk IPA' launched as a symbol of the rebellion against the "mass-produced, lowest common denominator beer" marketed for football hooligans and likely lads. From its embossed-labeled bottle, it pours a hazy gold with a [...]
The first thing that catches your eye with Colonial Brewing Company's range of tins is not their simplistic yet stylish graphics, but the large ring on top of the can that when pulled, removes the entire lid. This design allows the flavour and aroma of the beverage to really trigger the senses and comes in [...]
In 1842, a Bavarian man living in a small city in what is now the Czech Republic, developed the Pilsner, a pale beer brewed using lagering techniques. Since then, it had been replicated by countless breweries the world over. Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, North Carolina, USA give us their version of the Bohemian [...]
Marrickville's Sauce Brewing Co. are back with their latest offering, 'Extra-Hop Sauce.' Having launched on February 1 at Uncle Hops in Newtown and hitting the shelves only just last week, this West Coast-style IPA delivers the goods. At 6.2% ABV, it is light in body, yet well-balanced, with a generous amount of hops. Upon sipping, [...]