Big beer brands still on top

Roy Morgan research released for last week’s Australia Day celebrations revealed that nine out ten people who drank beer in 2014 drank at least one Australian beer. The research found drinkers of XXXX Gold, Cascade Premium Light, VB and Crown Lager, “are more likely than drinkers of other Aussie beer brands to believe that ‘Australian […]

Wine review – Delamere, Weingutt Bernhard Ott, E Guigal, Domaine Fevre, Tyrrell’s and Richard Hamilton

Delamere Naissante Pinot Noir 2012 $23–$27 Tamar Valley, Tasmania A leisurely new year’s eve dinner at Moruya’s River Restaurant provided three of today’s wine recommendations. Delamere pinot accompanied the fourth of seven courses – a luxurious duck and ham hock terrine, with shallot chutney and truffle vinaigrette. The wine’s bright, plush fruitiness added to the […]

Beer review – Prickly Moses and 2 Brothers

Prickly Moses Blueberry Hefeweizen (Barongarook, Vic) 330ml $4.65 Prickly Moses introduces blueberries to the southern German wheat beer style. The full flavoured ale displays the rich and enduring head of a good wheat beer, and the fruity aromas and flavours. Definite blueberry notes come through on nose and palate and the beer finishes with typical […]

All the way with IPA in USA craft beer market

The trend-setting American craft beer market is being led by the very strong and distinctive IPA (India Pale Ale) styles. Summing up developments in 2014, the Brewers Association, representing craft and home brewers, said IPAs account for around one fifth of craft beer sales to June 2014 and formed the biggest category in the Great […]