adventures in craft beer in Perth and beyond

Weekend Reading #44

For those lazy weekend mornings when you just want to stay in bed and catch up on a little reading – Weekend Reading is a weekly post with the articles I’ve enjoyed in the past seven days and hope that you will too.


Crafty Pint | Respect

Get to know one of the men responsible for craft beer in Australia – Phil Sexton. Stone & Wood have released a new beer which is a collaboration with Phil – Forefathers Phil Sexton English Brown Ale. S&W intend on making this an annual release, collaborating and paying tribute to a different person each year, someone who has been instrumental in beer in Australia.

Stone & Wood’s Forefathers Phil Sexton English Brown Ale will only be available in a limited number of bars and retailers. Here is a list of bars who will be pouring it –

Royal on the Waterfront, East Perth

Bob’s Bar / Print Hall, Perth CBD

Swings Taphouse & Kitchen, Margaret River

The Firestation, Busselton

The Pourhouse Bar + Kitchen, Dunsborough

The Dominion League, Northbridge

Lalla Rookh, Perth CBD

The Village Bar, Subiaco

The Hop Tripper | The real quality issue: Oxidation

If you’re looking to understand oxidation, how it can happen and the variety of ways it can affect beer then this is a great read.

Good Beer Hunting | Episode 53 – Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery live at the GBH Studio

Ok so this isn’t reading but if you are driving somewhere and you have some time then you must listen to this interview. I listened to it in two parts, going into work and then coming home. I’ll be listening to this again soon I am sure. Garrett Oliver speaks with genuine passion, unapologetic but not douchey perspective on various craft beer issues and this whole interview is just a delight to listen to.

All About Beer | Shell Game: The Storied Past and Bountiful Resurgence of Oyster Stouts

I have not had a lot of oyster stouts, even though I enjoy them there just aren’t that many around when compared to hop driven beers so I normally don’t end up with an oyster stout in my hand. This was a great article to learn a little more about the style, where it came from, why it works and some brewers producing them in the US.

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