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…

I NEED YOUR QUESTIONS

The third annual Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival is just around the corner and it is time to ask for your help. At the festival, I will be hosting two events on Saturday between 1pm and 3pm. The first event is an education on the different types of grains and hops that are used in…

UPDATED: RAD BEER WEEK MADNESS

Over 25 different events, 10 huge days, 14 different venues, all hosted in one capital city. The inaugural Rad Beer Week 2017 is set to hit a plethora of crafty venues in the lead up to this year’s Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival. What is Rad Beer Week? A week-long celebration of South Australia’s ever-growing…

Versus Battles #5: Porters

Cue the Rocky music, da, da da da, da da daaaaaaa, because ‘Versus Battles #5’ is here. The segment that pits two beers of the same style head to head against each other. The 2015 BJCP style guide lines have been used to judge both beers on aroma, appearance, flavour, mouthfeel, with my own personal…

Haaaaaave You Met……Tom O’Reilly?

I first met Tom in March 2015 at the Stone and Wood Brewery in Byron Bay. Whilst assisting in that year’s Stone Beer, he also helped to create another limited release; The Beers of the Earth. Tom has since moved to South Australia and is leading up the brewing at Barossa Valley Brewing Company. In…

Haaaaaave You Met……Denham D’Silva?

Introducing Denham D’Silva, owner and founder of Barossa Valley Brewing Company.  Beers such as ‘Hop Heaven, Canis Major and I Can’t Believe it’s Not Bacon’, are released from this brewery. The Hop Heaven and Canis Major are awarded winning beers with Hop Heaven being awarded multiple gold medals at the AIBA awards and the Canis…

EVENT: BREWS AND BITES

Delicious craft beers, mouth watering food, a mystery beer competition and a bundle of laughs and good times. Join me on the 15th of June at the Mile End Hotel for a FIVE COURSE BEER DEGUSTATION. A wide variety of excellent craft beers have been matched perfectly with five courses of delicious food by head…

Haaaaaave You Met……Janie Butterworth?

Say hello to the final piece of the puzzle at Beer Garden Brewing Company in Port Lincoln. With a background in chemical analysis and quality control, Janie was always meant to own her own brewery some day. She has a love for darker beers and (as you will soon read) has even replace her morning…