As a journalist, I’m usually the one asking the questions. It’s been that way for decades. But, since winning the AIBA Beer Writer of the Year award a few weeks ago, I’ve […]
An award and a reward
It’s safe to say my visit to Melbourne for Good Beer Week was short and sweet. Very sweet indeed. That’s largely because I somehow came away with the tag of Australian […]
Time to take it easy
Things are going to be slowing down here at Beer is Your Friend. Not stopping, mind you, just slowing down. That’s because I post too goddamn much. Last year, I posted something […]
Being a beer dick – just in my head
I do the best I can to avoid being a beer dick. That’s the same as a beer snob but making it less likely people will wear it as a badge of […]
Forget Australia Day, this is Australia Month
September has been declared Australian Beer Month here at the offices of Beer Is Your Friend. I don’t have some punny name for it, one which ties in with the name of […]
Can’t we all just get along?
In the last month or so I’ve been taking a different approach to those beer haters out there. You know the ones; the people who write articles about how craft beer is […]
Who would want to be a beer snob?
There is a segment in the good beer fraternity who enjoy being called a beer snob. In fact they will even refer to themselves by that tag. And it’s always broken my […]
Free beer is awesome!
Here are a few of the many things I like about beer. 1) Getting free beer: Come on. I’m sure I’m not alone here. Even when I get beer I don’t […]
The persuasive power of beer
Beer can make you do some things you might not normally do. It can make you decide that a kebab is an excellent choice for dinner. It can trick you into thinking […]
The reality of the beer writer
As a guy who writes about beer for the local newspaper every damn chance he gets as well as this blog thing, I have come to the conclusion that people seem to […]