Beer: Sail & Anchor’s The Bloke
beers / BLOG / macro brewery

Beer: Sail & Anchor’s The Bloke

The seasonal releases from Sail & Anchor continue to surprise. So far, the brand has released four relatively bold and definitely enjoyable beers that break the mould of market-driven products from supermarket beer brands. They haven’t been amazing beers, which generate beer geek hype or praise, but these crafty brews achieve what other large and corporate-influenced brewing … Continue reading

Will write for beer
beers / BLOG / the beer life

Will write for beer

What beer lover would turn down the offer to write about beer in return for the most common remuneration of such effort (beer)? Isn’t that the only reason why beer writers exist? A new trophy was recently announced by the annual Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA), which might help validate a beer writer’s existence – the AIBA … Continue reading

When Australia Day is Hot
bars / beers / BLOG / the beer life

When Australia Day is Hot

Australia Day is now firmly Local Taphouse Hottest 100 Day in this blogger’s little corner of the world. The annual people’s choice poll of Australia’s hottest (craft) beers has grown into a nation-wide event of countdown fun. It brings together beer lovers/geeks/nerds/fans to share, discuss, dissect and drink (some of) 100 Australian-made beers. Organised by The … Continue reading

Get Smothered by Papa vs Pretty this Christmas
bands / beers / BLOG / indie

Get Smothered by Papa vs Pretty this Christmas

Aussie rockers, Papa vs Pretty, are rolling out new tracks this Christmas as they prepare to drop their second full length album, White Deer Park, in February next year. Their latest release is ‘Smother’, and it’s sing-along rocking good. The upbeat track continues the band’s familiar guitar heavy and vocal rich sound, and it should play … Continue reading