Embassy Hotel in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Cool little arty craft beer bar with 15 taps, mostly rotating including a hand pump. Plenty of seating, cool tunes playing and a basic menu of standard pub classics like burgers, steak, schnitty etc. on my visit I had Brick Lanes Red Lights red ale. Cool venue for a couple of quiet ales on a Tuesday arvo Website: http://embassybar.com.au/ Now Tapped: https://nowtapped.com/embassyhotel Menu: menu.pdf Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday … Continue reading Embassy Hotel in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Pig N Whistle Traditional British Pub in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

First stop on a brief tour of Brisbane. Walls are decorated with traditional British ales yet there is none on tap. All standard CUB brews across 14 taps including a couple of wine taps. Menu looks like classic English fair with pies and sausages and modern Aussie pub classics. On my trip I had a pint of Stone & Wood. Website: http://pignwhistle.com.au/ Now Tapped: https://nowtapped.com/pignwhistleriverside Menu: http://pignwhistle.com.au/all-menus Opening … Continue reading Pig N Whistle Traditional British Pub in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Brouwerij Van Steenberge – Piraat 

Brewery: Brouwerij Van Steenberge in Ertvelde, Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium  Style: Belgian Strong Golden Ale ABV: 10.5% IBUs: 23 Rate Beer: 93/100 Pour: Tangerine gold in colour with a big fluffy head.  Straight up, that typical Belgian smell of sugar bananas. Big bold flavours on first sip dominated by sweetness and smooth alcohol. I seriously look forward to the day I go spend a few days in Belgium. … Continue reading Brouwerij Van Steenberge – Piraat 

New Hampton Hotel in Kings Cross

Quaint little pub with a cozy and friendly atmosphere for after work drinks. Over 20 taps across the different sides of the centre bar but all serving the same 6 beers. No real craft option and closest being 150 Lashes or what I grabbed while there, Furphy Refreshing Ale. Standard pub menu, a TAB and pokies room. Out back looks like would have a DJ … Continue reading New Hampton Hotel in Kings Cross

Kings Cross Hotel in Kings Cross 

A massive 5 level establishment that sits on the corner has you enter the Cross. Down stairs has live music and major sporting events on the screens and nine taps of standard pub beers. (Carlton, Tooheys, Pure Blonde) Food is a small selection of standard pub food. Burgers, Steak, Schnitty and the like. On my visit I had the Panhead Supercharger APA. Good for Friday … Continue reading Kings Cross Hotel in Kings Cross 

East Sydney Hotel in Woolloomooloo 

Another great little old pub in Woolloomooloo. A throwback to the old fashioned local. Ten beers on tap including a few craft options. Old beer signs litter the walls of the front bar. Out back has a seating area for casual get together and food through the restaurant. On my visit I had the magnificent Modus Operandi Sonic Prayer IPA. Website: https://www.eastsydneyhotel.com/ Now Tapped: not listed Menu: https://www.eastsydneyhotel.com/food … Continue reading East Sydney Hotel in Woolloomooloo 

Modus Operandi – Majestic Leopard: A Lurid Session

Brewery: Modus Operandi in Mona Vale, NSW Style: Session NEIPA ABV: 5% Rate Beer: 71/100 Pour: Sunshine yellow with a thin, bubbly head Modus are really nailing juicy little hop bombs with no bitterness but plenty of flavour. Like summer cocktail with pine, passion fruit and citrus fruit flavours, this is a perfect beer to have during a glorious weekend away on the South Coast making … Continue reading Modus Operandi – Majestic Leopard: A Lurid Session