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Beer vs Wine Degustation Dinner

Beer vs Wine Degustation Dinner

What is the best accompaniment with food, wine or beer? For most restaurants, that have a range of white and red wines and a few examples of mega-swill beer, the answer has to be wine. However, what if you could choose from among all the different styles of beer, and carefully matched the best beer to the dishes? Would fine wine be better suited to the dishes or would the crafted beers? This question plagued … Read entire article »

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Australia’s Largest Brewery

Australia’s Largest Brewery

What is it like at Australia’s largest brewery? As a home brewer or a beer nerd, you have probably asked that question yourself. When the opportunity came for Mrs. B. and me to take a guided tour, we immediately took up the offer. The tour starts and ends at the Carlton Brewhouse visitor centre and gift shop. That way, if you get bored waiting for the tour to start, you can spend your hard-earned cash on … Read entire article »

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Brewery Hygiene & Cleaning Symposia

Brewery Hygiene & Cleaning Symposia

Institute of Brewing & Distilling Brewery Hygiene & Cleaning Symposia Lactic acid bacteria strains contaminated almost 30% of craft beers tested in a recent study. This startling fact was quoted by Rob Greenaway at the opening of the Brewery Hygiene & Cleaning Symposium held at True South, Black Rock. This was one of three symposia held across Australia during March and April 2011. The large number of brewers in attendance was an indication of how important the subject … Read entire article »

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