Time Out Article – Drink Beer At The Source

This article was originally published in the January 2014 edition of Time Out Sydney. It’s no longer online and so I have published it here: There is something spiritual about it. To order a beer from the very brewer that makes it, to watch him or her pour a perfect pint of their own creation, while in the background you can see the very fermenters the beer came from. Drinking beer at a brewery or in a brewpub is something special. If you go to the bathroom before you leave, it’s almost a full circle experience. Almost, but thank god not completely. Sounds like something you might have to travel far for, or maybe you need to know a guy or crack a secret handshake. Well fear not! These places exist right here in Sydney and all you need is the will and a pocket full of change. Ladies and gentleman, I present The Small List Of Places That Serve The Beer They Make. The Small List Of Places That Serve The Beer They Make Young Henrys Maybe the largest

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Time Out Article – Extreme Beers

This article was originally published in the December 2013 edition of Time Out Sydney. Strap yourself in, acquire some chainmail and get a doctors certificate. Last month we talked about Session Beers – great tasting, easy drinks beers that won’t end your night early. This month we’re talking about the other end of the spectrum. Extreme Beers are exactly as they sound – big, bold, brash concoctions that have intense and complex flavour profiles and higher than average alcohol. You aren’t meant to drink a six pack, you’re supposed to take it slow, savour and appreciate these incredible and rare beasts. Some of them were made in Belgian Monasteries by Monks (Trappist Beers), some include exotic and weird ingredients like bacon and truffles (Young Henry’s A Few of My Favourite Things), some are really old (20 or 30 years – check eBay) and some are just stupidly high in alcohol (Brewdog’s End of History, a 55% monster, the bottles are dressed in suited up road kill – no kidding). Whatever your flavour, it’s getting easier and easier to obtain these

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Time Out Article: Can Craft Beer Be Sessionable?

This article was originally published in September 2013 issue of Time Out Sydney Australians are among the most experienced session drinkers in the world. And, despite our international reputation for being very confident boozers, I’m not talking about the type of session where you drink until you start being rude to people. Shocking, I know, but we’re not really known for consciously limiting our alcohol intake. If you’re not familiar with the term, a session beer is an easy drinking beer that you can consume a bunch of over a sustained period of time without losing your keys or forgetting your own name. They’re light on the palate, sit well in your stomach and usually between 4 and 5% ABV (Alcohol By Volume). I know, I know, most of the mass market beers we’re used to like VB, Carlton and New all fit this description but I’m of the opinion that only a craft beer can be defined as sessionable. Why? If all the mass market beers are more or less the same in terms of parameters and style, then

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