Melbourne Bikefest 2013

Friday February 15, 2013

Melbourne is the only city in Australia that could sustain a near-month-long bike festival, much to the chagrin of cyclists living everywhere else.

Thirsty Thursday: Rust Amber Ale

Thursday February 14, 2013

Nothing makes us want to drink more than Valentine's Day. (Eurgh.) So here's to falling in love with the world through this rose tinted beer glass.

In The Box

Saturday February 09, 2013

Growing your own veg and minimising food miles is a very good thing, but it's not always feasible in a city garden the size of two cherry tomatoes. Enter Rohan Anderson's latest project, which connects fresh food with city dwellers.

Thirsty Thursday: Wicked Elf

Thursday February 07, 2013

Elves are excellent at making all sorts of stuff, so it follows that Wicked Elf is an excellent range of beers. 

Thirsty Thursday: Dennis Beer Co.

Thursday January 31, 2013

Making a great beer is an art form, but in the hands of Dennis Beer Co. - it is rocket science. 

If you've ever been to Broome, you'll know that at the end of the day your mouth can end up drier than a camel's kneecap. The town swelters almost all year long, and it's these hot conditions that gave rise to Matso's.

Betting on Keirin

Friday January 18, 2013

There are only four sports in Japan that you can legally put your money on: horse racing, powerboat racing, motorcycle speedway and the bicycle version of the greyhounds, keirin.

Thirsty Thursday: Bridge Road Brewers

Thursday January 17, 2013

There's nothing wrong with showing up at a party with a six-pack of beer, whether it's in a laneway or on a regal estate. But sometimes it's fun to get all sophisticated and show up with a champagne-sized bottle of Bridge Road's Chevalier.

Ballarat Beer Festival

Tuesday January 15, 2013

For nine hours the third most populous city in Victoria will have the brewer-to-drinker ratio tipped happily in favour of the former (which is great for the latter), when 40 beer-makers descend on the town for the Ballarat Beer Festival.

Bundarra Berkshires

Friday January 11, 2013

Pork seems to be undergoing a bit of a renaissance. Not that it ever really went anywhere, mind, but you get the feeling that we may be at peak-pork-fetishisation right now. You can, after all, buy a bacon-themed coffin.