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…

Haaaaaave You Met……Dan Treagus?

Haaaaaave You Met Dan Treagus, man of many talents at Port Lincoln brewery, Beer Garden? I am told that Dan is a bit of a legend in the home brew scene in Port Lincoln so the natural progression was going to always gravitate towards a full time brewing position. Before starting at Beer Garden, Dan…

Haaaaaave You Met……Mark Butterworth?

Say hello to Mark Butterworth, one of three that head up the brew team at Beer Garden Brewing Company in Port Lincoln. Before taking on the mission to build a brewery, Mark worked as a process engineer for a mining company. Both Mark and his wife Janie, who is actually an analytical chemist, recently completed…

Haaaaaave You Met……Chris Higgins?

  Say hello to Chris Higgins, owner, brewer and man who wears multiple hats at Greenock Brewery in the Barossa Valley. I visited Greenock recently while checking out a few other places in the Barossa and found a little hidden gem. The tasting room was filled with regulars and they were incredibly friendly and welcoming….

Versus Battles #4: Amber Ale

Cue the Rocky music, da, da da da, da da daaaaaaa, because ‘Versus Battles #4’ is here. The segment that pits two beers of the same style head to head against each other. The 2015 BJCP style guide lines will be used to judge both beers on its aroma, appearance, flavour, mouthfeel, with my own…

Left Barrel Launches into Bottles

Brad Bown and Left Barrel Brewing’s journey started where a lot of other beer stories start, as a home brewer. With Brad, the procession was swift and was fuelled by a love for brewing beer. He started as they are all do, brewing with tins of malt extract which then progressed quickly to a mash…

The Weird and Wonderful World of GABS

Over 170 beers brewed just for a festival, over three cities, two countries and only one beer can be named champion. GABS is back, no doubt bigger and crazier than last year, starting in late May in Melbourne and Sydney and flying over the ditch to Auckland in middle June. If you have never been…

Haaaaaave You Met……Peter Bradley?

‘Haaaaaave you met’, shines a spotlight on the brewery owners, the brewers, venue managers, the beer pourers, the sales representatives, bottle shop workers and the beer drinkers of the SA craft beer industry. We will discover their inner secrets, find out what gets them out of bed in the morning and we might even unravel…