Wednesday, 31 August 2011

My Bar

So I have always enjoyed beer, but my taste for more exotic beers has really only developed over the last 8 to 12 months. This process greatly increased with the acquisition of 'The Bar' about 3 months ago.

I found it on the trading post and instantly knew I needed it! This of course posed a couple of obvious problems, one; how to get it home? And two; where to put it?

Both were solved with relative ease considering it weighs close to 200 kilos. I managed to dismantle it enough to get it home in the back of the four wheel drive, and managed to clear the attic space out to accomodate it. Which of course posed the next problem; how to get this massive thing up the stairs. Somehow we managed it, the first beers at it were arguably the most refreshing I have EVER HAD!

Since then the room has undergone a significant transformation, a fresh coat of paint, cornices rehung, TV bought, Foxtel installed and the couch dragged up. This has changed my drinking considerably, whereas in the past I may have gone to the pub (I only live 100 metres away) to watch the soccer and have a few pints of Carlton, I'm now much more likely to have a wider array of beers at home in 'The Bar.' And it's cheaper too!

After the work that's gone into the room, it has become a great space to entertain mates and enjoy a couple of the finest beverages the world, or my beer shop, have to offer.

Stay tuned for some beer reviews, starting in the next couple of days! Keep the suggestions coming in! And remember it's always Beer O'Clock somewhere in the world!

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Introduction

Beer; the basic recipe consists of water, hops and starch, but the different brewing techniques and variations in the recipe make it the world's most popular alcoholic beverage!

After the success of my Beer Alphabet, I've decided to start a blog about the beers I drink and the places and people I drink them with. Unlike the average beer drinker I don't just like one style of beer, I like them all be it a strong stout or a fruity ale. I will predominantly review beers that I haven't had before on this blog, but also some favourites of mine.

I've had beers in many countries and many different styles and now I want to share my experiences and why I enjoy beers with others. I will endeavour to sample a vast array of beers from as many countries as possible in as many styles as possible.

Most beers have a time and a place; you wouldn't drink a warm Guinness in the middle of Summer, nor a Corona without a lime or in winter, so I will try and take this into account where possible for my reviews. I will be rating the beers on appearance (for the style), aroma and most importantly flavour.

Whenever I have read beer reviews online they have never really done justice to the beer in real life, this is why I am doing this to give a well balanced review of interesting beers from Australia and around the world.

Hopefully you will enjoy reading this and it will inspire you to try some of these beer for yourselves. Please feel free to give any feedback or comments and also any suggestions for beers to drink would be greatly appreciate.

Remember it's always Beer O'Clock somewhere in the world!