This is beer sommelier Ian Watson’s version of a Belgian classic. It is so simple to prepare, but one of those high impact meals that will make you the star of any dinner party. Ingredients 1kg Mussels, preferably black but green will do fine (cleaned and de-bearded) live Mussels are best however frozen will be… Read more →
We’ve been wine touring now for a generation, and now beer touring is becoming popular. But the last thing that an enthusiastic beer lover wants to, or should, do when touring microbreweries is drive themself. Pete Luetjens finds some beer nuts who can do the driving for you…
Melbourne has rightly been developing a claim to the title of Australia’s beer capital with the rapid growth of its small-scale brewing industry and beer-focused pubs and bars. But for the visitor or the Melbournite alike, a trek outside of the metropolitan area can be every bit as rewarding. The region, with its concentration of… Read more →
Coopers Brewery says exceptional growth in interstate beer sales in the past six months has enabled it to finish the 2009 calendar year in record territory. And it is predicting that records will continue to tumble in 2010, with beer sales expected to exceed 60 million litres for the first time. Coopers Managing Director, Dr… Read more →
The Australian International Beer Awards have kicked off 2010 with a final call for entries for the country’s premier beer competition.
Publicans across Australia will be breathing a sign of relief today with the High Court ruling they have no general duty of care to protect patrons from the consequences of getting drunk..essentially no duty to protect drinkers from themselves.
Tucked away in an industrial estate on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is a little brewery that shows you don’t need a multimillion dollar operation to make great beer.
Australians drink a lot of beer and Matt Kirkegaard tours the brewery keeping many Australian glasses full…
Wine drinkers get handed a leather-bound volume outlining their choices. Beer lovers get the drinks equivalent of the kiddies menu, containing the usual bunch of suspects and non-imported “imports”. Matt Kirkegaard says enough is enough…
A UK brewer aims to claim the title of the World’s Most Bitter Beer with a beer with a beer he estimates will weigh in at 500 IBUs. The Oxford Mail reports that Peter Fowler’s latest creation, a nine-gallon (forty litre) keg of barley wine – made using £100 ($174) worth of hops, compared to… Read more →