May 2014 – Brew in Review

Monthly Archives: May 2014

BrewDog El Dorado – Beer Review

Name: BrewDog El Dorado Style: Single Hop IPA (India Pale Ale) Country: Scotland ABV: 6.7% Beer description: This beer is part of BrewDog’s IPA is Dead series which showcases four different single hops IPA’s from four different continents.  In this case, the hop, El Dorado, is from the U.S.A.  Single hopped beers are a great way to show off a hop but […]

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Untappd

Oh Untappd: it’s both great fun and a bit of a scourge. Reading Beer is Your Friend’s views on Untappd for his 500th check in as well as his thinking in relation to Good Beer Week had me thinking on the subject. I was a relatively late adopter of Untappd, and, in a little bit over a […]

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BrewDog Goldings – Beer Review

Name: BrewDog Goldings Style: Single Hop IPA (India Pale Ale) Country: Scotland ABV: 6.7% Beer description: This beer is part of BrewDog’s IPA is Dead series which showcases four different single hops IPA’s from four different continents.  In this case, the hop, Goldings, is from the United Kingdom.  Single hopped beers are a great way to show off a hop but can […]

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The Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular 2014

The beer event of beer events of Melbourne!  The Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular, or GABS was on over the weekend, and it was great.  Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building is a great place for this event.  It’s a grand old building, can fit a very large amount of people, and is just generally suitable! The event […]

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Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf has gone out of fashion somewhat in in recent years, but that doesn’t mean it’s not awesome. It’s a great, traditional, hardy meal that goes well with mashed potatoes and green vegetables.  The words “traditional” and “hardy” means “have a beer with it.” Meatloaf has moved off the menu of pub standards, but it […]

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Pizza with home made dough recipe

Pizza and beer, they’re made for each other. Of course, home made pizza doesn’t count as “home made” if the dough isn’t made from scratch.  Once the dough is made, a proper recipe isn’t necessarily needed.  A good sauce is important, yes, but a lot of pizza is just improvising with whatever ingredients you have […]

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BrewDog Waimea Review – Beer Review

Name: Brewdog Waimea Style: Single Hop IPA (India Pale Ale) Country: Scotland ABV: 6.7% Beer description: This beer is part of BrewDog’s IPA is Dead series which showcases four different single hops IPA’s from four different continents.  In this case, the hop, Waimea, is from New Zealand.  Single hopped beers are a great way to show off a hop but can often […]

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BrewDog Dana – Beer Review

Name: BrewDog Dana Style: Single Hop IPA (India Pale Ale) Country: Scotland ABV: 6.7% Beer description: This beer is part of BrewDog’s IPA is Dead series which showcases four different single hops IPA’s from four different continents.  In this case, the hop, Dana, is from Slovenia.  Single hopped beers are a great way to show off a hop but can often […]

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Good Beer Week – Pint of Origin

The Brew in Review Crew hit the town last night to check out some of Melbourne’s pubs.  It’s Good Beer Week down here and there’s a few pubs featuring craft beers from different areas under their Pint of Origin series.  We managed to travel around the world by just hitting three pubs. It was a bit […]

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Why is it called bitter?

I got a question from my father via Facebook.  It read: “So, Esteemed Malted One, why do they call it bitter?” After all, a “bitter” isn’t particularly bitter compared to other beers.  Bitters are often described as a beer style fairly balanced between malt and hops. In my opinion, I find them on the maltier […]

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