Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Quiz question - what was Hightower's first name?

Beer Club 4 - Imbibers on Patrol Summary

A small turnout to this month's beer club, due to not actually telling anyone it was on. (We're getting busy at work!) A group of 4 imbibers managed to keep the tradition alive and hit the Rocks. It was extremely (sickly) civilised this time - starting the night off at a pizza restaurant drinking Peroni. The first cheers of the night was dedicated to the sad passing of 'Bubba' aka HighTower (See previous posts). We then moved onto The Lord Nelson Brewery, then to the Glenmore Hotel, then 50 meters down the road to The Australian, then home.... soft?

Stay tuned for Beer Club 5 - which celebrity will we kill next!?

The Glenmore Hotel Rooftop Bar - Get more than two beers up there!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Beer Club 4: Imbibers on Patrol White Board Campaign

Yes, Beer Club 4: Imbibers on Patrol is happening tonight. Why hadn't you heard about it? Because people are slack (I'm looking at you David and Ricky). There was even a white board campaign, though only completed a few days ago.

The Lord Nelson in The Rocks is the starting point. Feel free to come along.

Beer Club 4: Imbibers on Patrol

On the eve of Beer Club 4: Imbibers on Patrol, I am sad to report that Officer Hightower has passed away.


I'm sure you will all join me in a beer and a toast for such a great man.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

The Beer Club Bible

A book that should be thought of as The Beer Club Bible.


And a list of those of Australia...

3 Ravens White
Alpha Pale Ale
Black Wattle Original Ale
Bluetongue Traditional Pilsner
Cascade Stout
Christmas Ale
Coopers Best Extra Stout
Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale
Coopers Sparkling Ale
Dogbolter Dark Lager
First Harvest Ale
Forester Pale Ale
Burleigh Brewing Hef
Mountain Goat Hightail Ale
Huon Dark Ale
James Boag’s Premium Lager
James Squire Golden Ale
James Squire Original Amber Ale
James Squire Pilsener
Knappstein Reserve Lager
Little Creatures Pale Ale
Moo Brew Pilsner
Grand Ridge Moonshine
Murray’s Best Extra Porter
Red Duck Porter
Redoak Baltic Porter
Redoak Framboise Froment
Redoak Special Reserve
Rogers’ Beer
Red Hill Scotch
Southwark Old Stout
Stone & Wood Pale Lager

So now Beer Club has a mission!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Beer Club 2.5: Seven Pubs, in Seven hours, in the Seventh Month

A huge effort by the Beer Club disciples this month visiting an impressive 7 Pubs! Special thanks to Emer, Evren & Josh for making the trip out of the city. Highlight for me was David being asked to stand on one leg for 5 seconds to gain access to the Fringe Bar. He was unsuccessful, but the bouncers awarded him access for effort.

Pubs visited:

Pub 1 - The Beresford
Pub 2 - Name this Bar ? (Mystery Bar!)

Chair of the night
Pint glass with thumb resting crevice
Happy customers
An evil Bec approaches

Pub 3 – Rose, Shamrock & Thistle (3 Weeds)

Pub 4 – The Fringe Bar

Long distance mind meld
"The merge has been successful"

Pub 5 – Durcy Nellys (had the name wrong)

Out the front: Marc, Evren, David, Ricky, Josh & Matt

Pub 6 – The Royal Hotel
Pub 7 – The Lord Dudley

Lord Dudley Motor Vehicle
A fitting end

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Beer Club 2.5: whiteboard campaign

Even after our whiteboard campaign the number of participants has dropped rapidly. The club must go on! As Marc says "the beer still taste the same", lets hope he's right!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Beer Club 2.5: Watering holes

As with all beer clubs, there is no real itinerary. The only certainty is the first pub... which will be The Beresford Hotel.. which we missed last time, due to group hunger.

6pm  The Beresford Hotel
A little bit fancy pants. Good selection of beers and not bad food.

Pub 2 – The Beauchamp Hotel
Fancy pants. We might walk past.

Pub 3 – Rose Shamrock & Thistle (3 Weeds)
Never been here, but looks ok.

Pub 4 – The Fringe Bar (Warning: uni bar)
Bit of a dive, but could be fun.

If we head to five ways:

Royal Hotel
Good  drinking venue

Four in hand
Looks good. We should visit if we head 5 ways direction.

 If we head up oxford street:

The Print Room
Never been here, looks small & Irish.

The Grand National
Very small – could be to small.

The London
Could be very busy. Not a bad pub.

Hopefully end up here… we should make an effort – david might get homesick (or beer sick):

The Lord Dudley

Dry July or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Drink the Beer

I just had a sudden realisation (via twitter and other social media) that our next beer club kicks off on the first day of Dry July.

So, while you could ponder the coincidence, time and space ramifications, and possibility of repent. I like to focus on the positive aspects: We will be doing our bit for local business during their tough times ahead.

It is a great cause though, so do sign up if you're feeling up to it: http://www.dryjuly.com/

Monday, 6 June 2011

Friday 1st of July - Beer Club 2.5: the smell of beer

Place it into your calendars - if its not already there. Post your suggestions on where we should visit. This one is looking like the group could be significantly larger!

Prizes for the first correct guess of the film reference. Prizes are of no monetary value, and may well be a figment of a shared imagination or consciousness.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Beer club whiteboard campaign

Beer Club II: Electric Boogaloo

Beer Club II: Friday, 3 June 2011

After a bad bus choice (by the self appointed pub crawl leader) and a few wrong turns, we were finally pointed in the right direction by a friendly-civilian and arrived at the rendezvous point - The Cricketers Arms.

1. The Cricketers Arms Hotel (Pub of the night!)

"Hey Door staff - can you take a photo for us" D.Berry

The arrival of Josh
Guest appearance from Ben (left)

2. The Local Taphouse

Downstairs bar

3. Food stop & beer - Mad Mex

Marc - Thumbs up. Matt - Jury out

Instructions - how to eat a burrito
iPhone camera - just doesn't do the job

Happy customer

4. The Lounge

The Lounge

5. Macquarie Hotel

Harry Houdini(s) Disappearance - Ricky, Marcello & Josh

6. Crown Hotel

Beer Club I: A New Hope

When was this and where did we go? Who knows! It was too long ago, however here's a bunch of pictures that portray pretty much every pub we went to.

1. Scary pub
- the Tea Gardens, Bondi Junction. Full of fluorescent people.

2. The Eastern Hotel

3. -

4. Another pub - The Sugar Mill, Kings Cross (Pub of the Night award!)

5. Another one

6. The Courthouse Hotel

Marcelo and Marc were the last surviving members