It may not be the Hills Hoist, a garage roller door, the Bionic Ear or the Two-Stroke Lawn Mower, but the brewers at Murray’s at Port Stephens are pretty proud of what they call Australia’s latest ‘invention’ – a Flemish Summer Ale (known affectionately as Murray’s Endless Summer), being released in NSW and Victoria from… Read more →
As we watch the growing hysteria around alcohol these days, it would be easy to think that we are in a unique point in history. That we aren’t was graphically illustrated when this picture (right) lobbed in my inbox recently. I was fascinated and started digging to find out a little more. It turns out… Read more →
Update 9/3/12 …and it finally happened. There has been interesting speculation in The Age that Fosters could lose the Corona and Stella licences. One of the the most incisive ideas in this article is tucked away right at the very end: “When Foster’s releases its interim results next month it will show that the margins… Read more →
If Australia can be considered to have a national drink, it would be beer. It is the liquid that lubricates our national pastimes of beaches, barbeques and sport. However, the light-flavoured lagers that have traditionally been favourites are facing a challenge from a host of new arrivals on the scene. Styles that are comparatively little-known… Read more →
With Summer Bright Lager, Lion Nathan hasn’t set out to challenge anyone’s perceptions of beer – just go head-to-head with Corona in the light and summery beer market. Have they succeeded?
James Boag’s (Lion Nathan) Pure Pale lager 330ml 4.5% abv Steinlager (Lion Nathan) Pure Pale Lager 3330ml 5% abv This review wasn’t meant to be a Brews News smackdown tasting, it had started as a James Boag’s Pure review. However, when I went to purchase the review bottle I did not look closely enough at… Read more →
A new book tracing the history of the India Pale Ale. Equal part style manual for the beer lover and Bill Brysonesque travel romp, this is a great read whether you are a beer lover or a traveller seeking something truly different.
It can be very easy for the aficionado to dismiss a contract-brewed beers as being slick but lacking substance. But can a contract brew still be a good beer. Effen oath it can…
With its well-defined but less assertive hop character, the term ‘gateway beer’ is often used to describe a beer like Fat Yak. Does that mean it’s no good? We put it to the test.
With Coopers riding high on the premium beer wave sweeping Australia, you would be forgiven for thinking that Tim Cooper has had an easy ride in the family business. However, it’s not been all plain sailing for the Coopers Managing Director, or for the brewery itself…