Tuesday, 14 January 2020


Episode 12 - Show Notes 

A few technical issues led to us not quite making our goal of getting this episode out by the end of the year! We've got a few plans for the podcast in 2020, but we'll hold onto those for now until things are a little more concrete. One thing I can let you in on is that we've changed up the theme music for 2020 - any comments are always appreciated. A reminder; we now have a Facebook page where you can interact with us & get timelier answers than via email. We also, at the behest of Apple Podcasts, are now having to give our episodes names; so if you have any ideas on how we should name them we'd love to hear the feedback.

We're going to rotate some segments in and out, especially early on while we get into the swing of things - so if there is anything you love or hate, please let us know! The idea at the moment is that the podcast will be (roughly) monthly, and we'll try and keep that pretty regular - at least more so than I've kept the blog up to date recently... Basically every month we'll discuss some of the latest news from the beer world, we'll talk about some beers that we've been enjoying over the last month & we'll crack something interesting from my cellar.

This month we discuss we discuss a number of brewery takeovers, including the big one by Australian standards; Balter. We talk through some of the Victorian breweries we visited as part of The Year of Local & we attempt to slot beers from El Salvador, Thailand & Italy into our Ranking of Lagers. There was no Cellar segment this month as we were recording in the morning before a Tequilla, Beer & Cheese event. As usual we hope you enjoy the show!

 Show Notes

News Items (0:15)
  • Balter Sale Discussion
    • Investors, Independence, Hottest 100, CUB Portfolio
  • Ballast Point Sale to Kings & Convicts
  • Little World Beverages Buy New Belgium
  • Anderson Valley Becomes Craftier?

The Year of Local (18:20)

  • 3 Breweries To Visit (At time of recording)
    • Contract Breweries All Completed
    • I did manage to finish despite Alchemy opening!
  • Geelong & Surrounds Overview
  • The Worst Brewery of the Year?
  • Thunder Road & Temple
  • Yarra Valley

Ranking of Lagers (36:20)
  • This week we had to slot in Cantina (El Salvador), Singha (Thailand) & Birra Moretti (Italy)
  • The New Rankings are as follows:
    1. Pilsner Urquell (Czech Republic)
    2. Tennent's (Scotland)
    3. Carlsberg (Denmark)
    4. Quilmes (Argentina)
    5. Kingfisher (India)
    6. Gullmack (Norway)
    7. Sapporo (Japan)
    8. Birra Moretti (Italy)
    9. Corona (Mexico)
    10. Heineken (Netherlands)
    11. San Miguel (Philippines)
    12. Cantina (El Salvador)
    13. Tusker (Kenya)
    14. Tiger (Singapore)
    15. Singha (Thailand)
    16. Red Stripe (Jamaica)
    17. Vonu (Fiji)
    18. Cusquena (Peru)
There we have it for another episode of the Beer O'Clock Australia Podcast. As usual you can hit me up at gus.norris7@gmail.com or at our new Facebook page, if you have any questions or feedback. We're hoping to get a couple of special episodes out to you in the next few months, so stay tuned on the podcast feed for those. In the mean time I'm going to keep plugging away on The Year of Local posts, if there are any breweries you'd like to see prioritised let me know & I'll see what I can do!

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

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