1) When you pick up a beer you’ve never had before, it’s generally pretty easy to form some mental expectations of what it will taste like. You don’t have to work hard […]
“Why is beer pitched as ‘refreshing,’ ever, to anyone? I don’t drink beer to refresh my palate. I don’t drink it in order to stop being thirsty. If I want to simultaneously […]
This ad looks real enough. Though why anyone would want to associate their brand with Charlie Sheen – or suggest it’s good for recovering alcoholics – is beyond me.
1) It’s a sad time here at the headquarters of Beer is Your Friend (Note: I mean “headquarters” in a totally abstract and wanky sense. It’s not as if this blog makes […]
“Beer has a diuretic effect that favours urine production. It’s also a bladder irritant that sends the signal to our nervous system too early, telling us to empty our bladders.” Dr David Charbit quoted […]
Jeez, I’d forgotten Mark Richards made a Tooheys ad.
1) Stouts and porters can be offputting for some newcomers to the world of good beer. It’s related to the colour; it’s an impenetrable dark colour as compared to the amber and […]
“People are kidding themselves if they think they are getting fresh product, they are not in some parts of the world.” Charlie Bamforth From ‘Nine-month best before dates ‘ridiculous’ says beer professor’ […]
I’ve got a soft spot for beer ads that feature a bear.
1) There’s a bottle shop in Wollongong’s south that I’d say stocks the widest range of beers in the city. It’s Cellabrations at Warilla Hotel, which is completely unexpected, because who’d have […]