A life just as ordinary

Just like you, but different

Herevana – GABS Edition – Duncan’s – Boysenberry and Chocolate Ripple

That’s right, a proper beer festival beer pack for my Herevana experience. Herevana, a beer festival at my place. Because they’re in a list that I might or might not … Continue reading

February 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – GABS Edition – Behemoth – Just a Little Slice

That’s right, a proper beer festival beer pack for my Herevana experience. Herevana, a beer festival at my place. Because they’re in a list that I might or might not … Continue reading

February 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – McLeod’s – Smugglers Bay Black Sour Ale 2020

McLeods Smugglers Bay Black Sour Ale 2020. I’ve been getting through some very good beers and am down to a couple that I’ve been looking forward to with some anticipation, … Continue reading

January 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Sailors Grave – Wild Strawberries

 It’s Thursday, which means that it is of course the Beer Jerk beer of the week, it’s also Christmas Eve, and I don’t know how that’s important. Sailors Grave Wild … Continue reading

December 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,086 – Garage Project Single Fruit – Raspberry

Garage Project Single Fruit – Raspberry.  As you know I have terrible fear of missing out, and I’ve dreaded not being in time to get one of these, driven only … Continue reading

October 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,075 – Hallertau – Porter Noir (a redux)

0h well lookey here, I last had this beer in 2013 turns out I didn’t like it (a 6 on the pdubyah-o-meter), which means either I was a complete n00b or … Continue reading

April 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1045 – Hallertau – Ingrid Starnes Omega Plum and Rose Hip Sour

A beer with a long name – the Hallertau x Ingrid Starnes Omega Plum & Rose Hip Sour. I had a birthday day our recently and picked this up at … Continue reading

June 16, 2019 · 1 Comment

Beer – #1043 – Garage Project – Muse Hibiscus and Lemon

Garage Project Muse Hibiscus & Lemon, and a change of music, same band different album, which kind of fits the theme. a pristine blank canvas Muse is in a 330ml bottle, … Continue reading

June 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1042 – Garage Project – Muse Au Naturel

“Brewers make the wort and yeast makes the beer”. Yeast is all around us and different strains can radically effect the flavour of a beer. There are all manner of wild yeast varieties floating around the Wild Workshop which can make magic tasting beers but would infect and ‘ruin’ everything in a traditional brewery. Muse has a very simple malt base which was fermented with Garage Project’s saison blend and Lactobacillus and aged in oak barrels. Lactobacillus is a bacteria which produces sour lactic acid. Muse serves as the marvellously complex yet drinkable tart, sour canvas to which Garage Project are building a whole series of beers on. Each iteration of Muse is made with different additions. The infusion of dry hibiscus gives this iteration of Muse striking colour, aroma and flavour. The freshly zested lemon peel makes for a long dry zesty finish.

June 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1008 – ParrotDog – Microflora Specimen A Boysenberry Sour

ParrotDog Microflora Specimen A Boysenberry Sour. This was a present to me, I’d not normally pick a sour ale, but I protest too much about that all the time and … Continue reading

September 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1005 – Craftwork – Bruxelles Ma Belle

Craftwork Bruxelles Ma Belle – Beer over Apricots, and that could be interesting, hopefully as tasty as it sounds in my head. Best drunk fresh This 500ml bottle of a beer is … Continue reading

September 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beer – #989 – Garage Project – The Aardvark

The Aardvark, which is all intriguing, isn’t it.  Not the prettiest of animals. Then you read the blurb “Flavoured with Lemongrass Ants” and then I’m thinking what could possibly go wrong! … Continue reading

November 12, 2017 · 5 Comments

Beer – Saturday Night Beerver

There are quite a few good puns around ‘Saturday Night’ that this could easily grow into the alternate to the single beer review, where all that happens is I do … Continue reading

October 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #958 – Wayward Brewing Co – Funky Hoppy People

The GABS (Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular)  pack then delivers me a  Funky Hoppy People  from Wayward Brewing Co – Australia. Another sour beer, I’m really going to stop trying them soon, said … Continue reading

July 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #956 – Wild and Woolly – From the Ashes

Wild & Woolly From the Ashes.  A beer in a paper bag. It’s actually in green glass and they’ve put it in a bag because that was the best way … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #923 – Petrus – Aged Pale

Petrus Aged Pale – a medal winner in New Zealand. New brewer to me too, and a new cap for the cap jar that is now about full, I must … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #915 – Behemoth – Im-Peach-ment

Behemoth Im-Peach-ment Sour Ale. For someone who says he’s not a fan of the sour beers I seem to drink a lot of them. Perhaps it’s a journey to find … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Beer – #896 – Tempest – Drop kick Me Jesus

Sunday best and it’s  a beer from Tempest  called Drop kick Me Jesus.  Honest. I’d generally avoid the comedy named beers, but this one I just couldn’t go past.  Plus … Continue reading

February 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #849 – Funk Estate / Doctor’s Orders – Dr Funk

Beer Club Beer. Weekly. A Sour Ale. I don’t like Sour ales as a rule, but this is a club and you know that there are beers to challenge and … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

This is just me being me

Vanity Corner


wordpress visitor

I tweet like a boss