Friday Links for the Modern Drinker

Friday Links for the Modern Drinker

Yes it’s that time of the week again. I spend a ridiculous amount of time trawling the internet for these gems so that you, my loyal readers – both of you – can be the best informed and educated drinkers in all of Melbourne. Do you have trouble deciding if it’s an appropriate drinking time or not? I know I do. Why only last week I was at this board meeting… Anyway, thanks to this web site you will never have to wonder if it’s beer o’clock again! http://isitbeeroclock.com/ Any serious beer nerd in Melbourne knows about The Local Taphouse in St Kilda. On the first of March next year Taphouse co-owner Steve Jeffares is hosting an event there called How to Create a Great Beer Venue. The night will kick off with networking...

Temple Brewery – The New Kid in Town

Temple Brewery – The New Kid in Town

Melbourne has a new brewery. “And the heavens were opened and the angels rejoiced.”* Yes, the Melbourne beer scene is alive and well and all week social media has been buzzing with the news of this new arrival. I like to think of myself as a man with his finger on the pulse of all things beer-y in Melbourne. So on Tuesday myself, my lover, and a few good friends decided to see what all the fuss was about. I had no expectations going in. OK, I had a few expectations. Beer, food, those big magical tank things into which ingredients go and from which comes wonderful, wonderful beer. But other these than basic elements, I didn’t know what type of brewery this would be. You see, there are the Mountain Goats of the world: big, industrial, grungy and cool. The...

Friday Links for the Modern Drinker

Friday Links for the Modern Drinker

I’ve decided that instead of posting the various links I come across in a random fashion throughout the week I’m going to start posting them on Fridays in regular post. I’m calling it “Friday Links for the Modern Drinker”. At least that’s what it is at the moment. It’s a work in progress. I’m sure I’ll workshop this over a beer at some point. There is so much happening in Melbourne Pub Culture at the moment and I want these links to be the only stop you need in order to be completely across the scene. So with that out of the way, on to this weeks links: Every year I tell myself I’m going to do the Santa Crawl through South Melbourne. Seems like a great way to get into the spirit of Christmas and South Melbourne has some great pubs that I...

The White Whale of Melbourne Pubs (The Cricketers Arms Port Melbourne)

The White Whale of Melbourne Pubs (The Cricketers Arms Port Melbourne)

A long long time ago, myself and the rest of the Tongans (why my friends and I are referred to as Tongans is a long story, and one that will no doubt have its own blog post at some point in the future) decided to do a pub crawl in Port Melbourne. We were all from the inner North so Port Melbourne was a vast and untapped landscape full of amazing pub potential, and strange, weird people. The day we picked for the pub crawl ended up being one of the worst weather days I have ever experienced in Melbourne. The wind was so strong we were at risk of being blown all the way to Tassie and it rained for the majority of the day as well. Despite this inclement weather, I remember loving Port Melbourne and vowing to make in back more often (I didn’t). I also remember...

Melbourne Pub Articles for the Weekend

I know, I know, I’ve been a little AWOL over the last week. Don’t fret, I’ve been out taking photos for future posts and I hope to start posting these some time this week. In the mean time here are a few links I’ve come across recently: We used to be a nation of lager lovers, but has the recent sale of Fosters installed Ale as Australia’s prefered beer? http://www.couriermail.com.au/ipad/lager-louts-are-out-in-this-ale-nation/story-fn6ck8la-1226218314069 Speaking of the sale of Fosters to SABMiller, it looks like one of the priorities for the new company is revitalising traditional brands such as VB and Carlton Draught… because of course Carlton Draught haven’t done much marketing over the last couple of years have...