Thirsty Thursday: Three Troupers

Thursday August 23, 2012

One hundred and fifty years ago three cousins from Balmoral in Scotland came to the Victorian goldfields hoping to strike it rich. Fate yeilded gold of a different kind: the Troups started brewing beer.

Melbourne Salami Festa

Wednesday August 22, 2012

No sausage fest jokes, please. Melbourne finally has a salami festival, or should we say, festa.

Now this is an interesting idea. Nabil Sabio Azadi has put together a book containing the names, numbers and stories of people who will welcome you into their home should you be in Iran, Norway or Wye River.

Thirsty Thursday: Red Duck

Thursday August 16, 2012

Red Duck is doing small-batch craft beer right. Located in a small warehouse in Ballarat, they brew a giant range of regular and limited-release ales.

Incredible Edible

Wednesday August 15, 2012

We're all for rethinking our relationship to food: from food culture guru Michael Pollan to Ballarat woodsman Rohan Anderson, some great people are trying to help us work out how best to eat. 

Dull and Duller?

Friday August 10, 2012

Anthropologists will study anything. From the outside most of it seems impenetrably boring: clothing in Melanesia, dietary variations in the Cotswolds... that sort of stuff. So you know something is afoot when an anthropologist deems an entire people 'too dull' to study.

Thirsty Thursday: Brew Boys

Thursday August 09, 2012

A beer should taste great (obviously), but a sharp looking label goes a long way to make it much more memorable. Brew Boys excel at both - they're so proud of their labels they even sell them separately.

Discovering Dad

Tuesday August 07, 2012

Dads can be great hoarders. A brief snoop through the bedside table can reveal all kinds of wonders: smoking pipes, harmonicas, even love letters to mum. But Holly Gilliam's dad Terry might just have the coolest stash of stuff around.

McSweeney's On Sale

Saturday August 04, 2012

Tomorrow the McSweeney's team kicks off a big book sale. Save money and get smarter at the same time. It's win win.

You'd be wise to approach a beer with wine in it skeptically. Brewed with Shiraz, Pepperjack Hand Crafted Ale is surprisingly not only 'not bad', it is really delicious.