adventures in craft beer in Perth and beyond

Beer + Moving House

Moving house sucks. Fact. Thankfully though I wasn’t completely without some tasty beers throughout the process.

The adventure of moving back to Perth from the south west was an extended process that stretched out over a few weeks, each weekend involved driving the 400+km round trip sometimes not once but twice. The first weekend involved a three tonne truck, the second was a car dragging a trailer of stuff we originally thought was going to fit into the aforementioned truck and the final weekend had two car trips where the car was so full it was dangerously close to throwing up our stuff all over the Forrest Highway.

During those three weeks my partner and I were spilt between two houses with me staying in the south west with the dog and my partner hanging out at the new house, sans dog.

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As you can imagine, over the course of three weeks the house I was in progressively emptied whilst the Perth house gained boxes, boxes and more boxes.

This resulted in some rather interesting beer and food moments for me as I tried to keep some nice beers in the camping fridge (our proper fridge went in the first weekend to Perth) whilst buying food that required minimal effort.

The first week wasn’t too bad, I still had a small table to use and a selection of kitchen essentials. With cheese being a large part of my diet I made sure I had a board and a sharp knife.

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After a few dinners of microwave packet rice, can of tuna and can of corn I started to get kinda bored. Trying to think of better things to nuke also got tiresome so many nights consisted of microwave meals. I wouldn’t qualify what I was having as being anywhere in the realm of ‘beer and food matching’.

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As the majority of furniture and day to day items left the house I had only the very bare essentials – a camping fridge, an inflatable mattress, a microwave and random items that for whatever reason had not been packed yet, like my partners toolbox that often doubled as a table.

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Of course sometimes I didn’t need a table …

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But what I did need was beer, beer to get me through the uncomfortable nights sleep and the never ending cleaning. Thankfully the local bottle shop was doing 2 for $10 on their Stone & Wood Pacific Ale.

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And my wonderful man bought me some beer presents from Cellarbrations Carlisle which helped too.

Beery presents from my man

Now finally we are moved in, almost all unpacked and discussing the cost/benefit of removalists for next time.

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