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Microbreweries in Australia: Who Needs the Beach with These Crafty Changes? thumbnail

As I’ve said many times on this website, Brisbane doesn’t do beaches very well. But who needs them? Things are changing here in Australia, and I wrote about it for Australia New Zealand magazine some time ago. This article appeared in their September 2017 magazine, and I gave it the title of “Better than beaches”, [...]

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It’s not quite summer here yet in Australia but where I live, which is Brisbane in case you didn’t know, it might as well be. Temperatures recently have been hovering at around 28°C, the skies are blue and the best place to be at the weekend is the beach. Brisbane doesn’t do beaches very well, [...]

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I have never been to Munich for Oktoberfest, but Mrs Bob has. Brisbane has an Oktoberfest and I’ve been tempted to go each and every year since I arrived in Australia, but somehow never managed to get there. Until yesterday. As soon as we walked into the main tent which was packed full of revellers, [...]

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You might remember that last Mondays post was all about A Mother’s Day Barbecue on Mount Glorious. On that occasion I did all the driving and the mothers enjoyed a few glasses of wine with their meal. I, on the other hand, nursed a couple of small bottles of beer all afternoon to keep within [...]

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I like beer. I like drinking beer, talking about beer, making beer and hanging around in places that sell beer. I’m clearly not the only one though, because places that sell beer around Brisbane are springing up like mushrooms. Brisbane’s nightlife has changed quite substantially in the relatively short time that I’ve been here, I [...]

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That may have got your attention. Well, it certainly got mine. For two reasons. Beer is not particularly cheap in this country and, of course, most of it is a lager. They call it a bitter, as with “Victoria Bitter” or “XXXX Bitter” but it’s not. It’s lager. Living here in Australia I often find [...]