Versus Battle #7: Double IPA

A special edition ‘Versus Battle’, with not two but three double IPAs being thrown into the ring to battle it out stylistically. Two of the battlers reign from South Australia and one ring-in from Victoria. The style guidelines for the Double IPA have been added to the bottom of the article. The Clare Valley IIPA…

What’s Happening in SA: Issue #8

Since the last edition, so much has happened in the South Australian craft beer industry, the government has handed some more money out, new venues have opened, and the season has ticked over to autumn. With nearly twenty new beers to announce and even a few industry jobs available. Grab a beer, settle in to…

What’s Happening in SA: Issue #7

  Another jam packed issue of ‘What’s Happening in SA’, with some huge news, heaps of events and some new beers too. With the beginning of the working year behind me, I finally found some time to whip up another edition. Here we go. Remember, if you have something that you think fits the parameters…

What’s Happening in SA: Issue #6

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my readers, I thank you for following along in 2017 and 2018 looks to be a belter. Already there is news of at least ten new breweries or tap houses that will be opening or upgrading in 2018, which is huge news considering we are not even one month in…

What’s Happening in SA: Issue #5

2017 is drawing to a close and this issue will be the last until 2018. Closer to New Years, I will be releasing a reflection on what each brewery has been up to this year and some news about what is on the horizon. There has been plenty happening around SA and again this issue…

What’s Happening in SA: Issue #4

Summer is just around the corner, which by chance happens to be the busiest time for the craft beer industry. There has been quite a lot happening in SA and some exciting new ventures on the horizon. Remember, if you have something that you think fits the parameters of this newsletter style post, please email…

What’s Happening in SA: Issue #3

  I am back from Japan and there is a large collection of juicy South Australian craft beer news, events, new beers and general shenanigans going on. Remember, if you have something that you think fits the parameters of this newsletter style post, please email the details through to me at thecraftbeerking@gmail.com. Let’s begin. Events:…

What’s Happening in SA: Issue #2

After receiving an incredibly great response from the first ‘What’s Happening’ issue, this issue is loaded even more with events, new beers and craft beer happenings in SA. Remember, if you have something that you think fits the parameters of this newsletter style post, please email the details through to me at thecraftbeerking@gmail.com. Let’s begin….

Spring Sippers

We have made it, spring has sprung and another bitter cold winter has bit the dust. The butt groove that has been expertly etched in the couch can begin to unfold, ladies can finally shave their legs and we can all feel the warm sting from the sun again. It is a magical time of…

What’s Happening in SA: Issue #1

Struggling to keep up with the new beers, craft beer events, launching labels and general South Australian Craft Beer news? Introducing ‘What’s Happening in SA’, a monthly wrap up to keep the drinkers informed. Events: All SA craft beer events can be accessed via the events page for more detail, however, here is a simple…

Versus Battle #6: Black IPA

Two Black IPAs enter, only one leaves triumphant. Cthulhu on the Moon from Kaiju Brewing Company, versus the new kid on the block, the Suburban Brew. Kaiju are well known for their monster artwork on their bottles and cans. They have eight beers in their regular range, including the Aftermath Double IPA, Hopped Out Red…

Grains and Hops

    On 29th July 2017, I conducted a beer masterclass at the third annual Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival. The session was an interactive event that involved the audience chewing on 24 different grains and smelling noble and new world hops, all whilst I explained what flavours they impart on the beer. I was…