The degustation meal is not uncommon at higher end restaurants. The restaurant will design a complimentary and interesting menu of smaller dishes with a flight of wines selected to match with the various food courses served. Sometimes it may even be the other way around with dishes being designed to match a wine. For the… Read more →
I’m not sure that this will be the next Trivial Pursuit but I can see that it would be a fun distraction over a few cold ales with some beer-minded mates.
The Beer Masons have shown that if the quality is there, people will pay for it to come…
This recipe is designed to pair with Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi, a stronger Biere de Garde. It comes with the Beer Masons Summer Pack. Asiago Crab Cakes Serves 4 (or 2 hungry) people. Prep your cold ingredients for this platter first and store in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Get… Read more →
[Want the skinny on how to enjoy a beer and stay healthy? Check out our beer drinkers guide to good health.] A new survey released by VicHealth shows that Australian beer drinkers continue to fall for the myth that low carb beers are a healthier choice than other varieties. The report says the survey was undertaken… Read more →
Lion Nathan-owned James Boag and Son Pty Ltd is undertaking a voluntary recall of certain batches of 375ml bottles within the best before date range of 23 June 2011 to 12 August 2011 ONLY: Boag’s Draught, 375ml bottles Boag’s Draught Light, 375ml bottles James Boag’s Premium, 375ml bottles James Boag’s Premium Light, 375ml bottles Boag’s… Read more →
Coopers Brewery has launched DIY Beer to tap into the growing interest of people in brewing their own beer.
With the Australians doing so well in the cricket, the ABC Queensland needed to fill in some time today and ran an interview with me about beers for the Christmas table. I got a call from the delightful Georgia Stynes and here are my top-of-the-head recommendations for those Queenslanders who didn’t have a pen handy,… Read more →
International anti-poverty agency ActionAid has launched a campaign accusing the world’s second largest brewer of avoiding paying corporate tax in Africa and thereby denying income to struggling economies. Brewer SABMiller, joint owner of the Australian-based Pacific Beverages, denies the charge. ActionAid says that SABMiller, owner of global beer brands Peroni and Grolsch, inappropriately siphons millions… Read more →
Those with an interest in the history of the making and drinking of beer in Australia will be delighted to know of the recent publication of these two significant books. Although both are welcome additions to the growing literature on beer in this country, they are quite different in their subject matter and scope. One… Read more →