Dear reader, this article was intended for fun, we know we cant endorse drinking or excess consumption of alcohol. We're just saying it has been fun and not everyone who has partied turned into raging alcoholics some just had a really good time.
The Craft Beer Arms Race In 1487 the Reinheitsgebot was enacted in Germany, better known to you and me as the German Beer Purity Law it decreed that beer could only be brewed with three ingredients: water, hops and barley; yeasts purpose, and necessity, in the brewing process was not to be uncovered for another 300 years.
The big question surrounding craft beer at the moment is this: What defines a beer as a craft beer? Searching in Google (the worlds knowledge source) you’ll find craft beer defined as such: Craft Beer: A beer made in a traditional or non-mechanized way by a small brewery. This is one way of putting it, and this particular definition will probably be agreed upon by a large majority of the beer drinking world.
Over the past few years craft beer has soared in popularity, with consumers now opting for quality over quantity when purchasing their beers. This isn’t only in Australia, worldwide craft beer has been soaring in popularity, especially in the USA where the city of Portland, Oregon, has entitled itself the Craft Beer Capital of the World –fittingly the city has just received the title of “Best Beer City in the World” from Beer Connoisseur Magazine.
In some bars, craft beer bars especially, there are a wide variety of glass vessels available for you to drink your beer from. But, in ordinary bars, it is rare that we get given the style of glass that compliments the style of beer we are drinking. Each style of glass is created purposefully to enhance the flavours, aromas and the appearance of a certain style of beer, and each has its own unique name.
When talking of beers and foods many think of food pairings: your favourite peanut perhaps or what burger will go perfectly with that stout. Others may think of foods like steak and ale pie or beer battered fish and chips. There are many wild cooking ideas out there now, allowing you to add the flavour of beer into pretty much every meal if you desire to. But here we are taking a look at the mouth-watering, beer-favoured snacks that are available to you right now!
October long weekend means a lot of things to a lot of people... mostly 3 days off. We knew when we signed on for this brewery deal that there would be sacrifices but the October long weekend was not what we had in mind.
We know its been a long time coming and we know that its not the same as a 6 pack but we can finally sell you a take away beer product! Our 2L growlers can be purchased directly from our brewery allowing you the opportunity to consume our beer at home.
We've been working away on a recipe for an Oktoberfest beer and our first attempt at a Dunkel has been a great success! Pretty excited about cracking it out to the masses for Oktoberfest.
Big news! (at least it is for us) Tumut River Brewing Co has beer in Sydney! One of the finest establishments in Sydney has just taken a small delivery of our Redneck Ale and it will be going on tap in the next week or so. Thankyou Forest Lodge Hotel!
Filtering... there has always been great debate among brewers the world over. Should you filter your beer? This question quite reasonably extends to other brewing fields across the globe but is of course most relevant to beer in this case. If you're one of us you will no doubt have an opinion on just what is the correct and acceptable process, if you're not you are probably asking.