Day #12: Spelunky Pose
This is my friend Chris. Chris is playing Spelunky. Chris is not allowed near the shopkeeper under the threat of death.
Indie games, wine, home brewed beer and documentaries. A fine way to spend Friday night.
America’s burgeoning craft beer industry is embracing new and improved aluminium cans as the best form of packaging for their products, and insiders suggest Australia will inevitably follow.
I guess I’ll be poring my beer into a glass soon…
An insider told TheShout that “business hasn’t been better” for the brewer than in recent times and the decision to sell up had arisen due to unfortunate differences between the three owners.
Naked For Satan had their own pale ale on tap which was fantastic. The bar girl also let me try the Mongrel Bitch which was a blend of Grolsh and VB. I waited a few seconds for the gag reflex to happen, but it didn’t happen. Apparently it’s quite popular. It must be an ironic thing.
These guys make and serve their own vodka as well but I was too busy snatching up all of the mushroom and duck related tapas to notice. A fantastic excuse to go back I think.
Also Fosters is close to water, but that because it’s now American beer.
Fosters has always been contaminated water. VB tastes better ffs.
I was going to mention that all Australian beer is shit, then I remember we have James Squire.
We have a lot better beer than James Squire. The US has lot better beers too. None of fosters beers are close to water either, most of them are just the bitter without flavour, unless ‘dregs’ counts a flavour.
This was one of the beers that Dad brought back from New Mexico when they were over in the States last year. This chilli beer was by far the best one he grabbed and is now probably one of my favourite international beers.
It’s a damn shame he only brought back one with him. I did drink this after several cans of wine, so perhaps it was only relatively good.
This beer is available for a taste test at the South Melbourne Market today. The Dunkelweizen is incredibly tasty. A very dark taste with a tinge of banana-ish sweetness to it. I’ve had two solid nights of drinking behind me and before I didn’t so much as want to touch beer, but a taste of this has given me wings.
Also I’m pimping Padre coffee because it’s better than you whatever coffee you drink. I know this because it is the best. I’m sure if I got 10 coffee hipsters, 9/10 of them would agree. It’s so good that it would make them happy, temporarily stunning them enough for them to abandon their blank expressions and revealing them for the wonderful dorks that they are.
There are more expensive micro brews than this, but this is definitely cool.
“This expensive beer has a peculiar history. It’s brewed in a Cambridge laboratory from a recipe discovered in the Queen Nefertiti’s Temple of the Sun in Egypt. The beer is named after the queen’s stepson, more commonly known as King Tut. The temple, which housed a brewery, is believed to have been built by King Akenhaten, Tut’s predecessor and likely father. This beer is also limited and may be purchased for $52 per bottle.”