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 →
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 →
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.
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.
Carlton brewhouse is currently offering one hour guided tours ,running from Monday through to Sunday, including a beer tasting and souvenier gift.