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Author Archives: Endo

Letter to a Restaurant

After reading @Ale_of_a_time recent blog post “Thoughts on beer in Melbourne Restaurants” it got me thinking about something I’ve been meaning to do for awhile. And that is open a dialogue with a restaurant to try and determine why thought and effort is put in to wine, but beer is treated like something they add … Continue reading »

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Josie Bones

Address: 98 Smith Street Collingwood Website: Beerscore: 5 Food: 5 / 5 Staff: 5/5 Josie Bones is owned by Chris Badenoch and Julia Jenkins from Series 1 of Masterchef. I’m not sure if they ever actual do any cooking themselves, which is a shame.. As being a fan of the show, I wouldn’t mind … Continue reading »

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The Woolshed Pub

Address: Shed 9, Central Pier, Docklands 3008 Website: Beerscore: 3 Food: 5 / 5 Staff: 3/5 We visited the woolshed since we picked up one of those spreet vouchers pretty cheap, the voucher was for a seafood platter for two for half price with a bottle of grape piss thrown in. Good thing the … Continue reading »

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Dandenong Pavillion

Address: 55-61 Princes Highway, Dandenong VIC 3175 Website: Cuisine: Modern Australian Beerscore: 3 – Megaswill + Taps Food: 4 / 5 Staff: 5/5 The dandy Pav has a huge selection of choices as far as meals go, Beer wise they have the usual suspects plus a few tap beers including James Squire Amber. They … Continue reading »

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The Eating House

Address: Shop 17, Wellington Village Shopping Centre, 1100 Wellington Road, Rowville Victoria 3178 Website: Cuisine: Modern Australian Beerscore: 2 – Megaswill Food: 4 / 5 Staff: 4/5   The Eating house  would probably be the closest cafe/restaurant to where we live. It opened about the same time as the Wellington Village shopping centre about … Continue reading »

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Sakura House Japanese Restuarant

Address: Knox City Shopping Centre, 425 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South Website: None Cuisine: Japanese Beerscore: 2 – Megaswill + Some Japanese Lagers. Food: 4 / 5 Staff: 4/5     There is a lot to like at Sakura House at Knox Ozone. The food is always good, and the Egg Wrapped Japanese fried rice is … Continue reading »

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BYO License and Beer

Dear Restaurant Owner, I have a bone to pick with  you. Why do you not allow me to bring my own beer when  you have a BYO license? Sure you might stock the usual range of mass produce horsepiss in a bottle created by the likes of CUB or Lion Nathan, or that slightly better, … Continue reading »

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Beletti Restaurant

Address: 159 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong, Victoria 3175 Website: Cuisine: Modern Italian Beerscore: 2 – Megaswill + Some Italian Lagers. Food: 2 / 5 Staff: 4/5 It’s unfortunate that I decide to start doing restaurant beer reviews and my first one has to be a crap restaurant.  But here goes. Beletti’s is a modern Italian … Continue reading »

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Slowbeer Haul 2/6/2011

This months stash: Nøgne ø Dark Horizon III Nøgne ø Red Horizon Antica Birreria Double Malt Ale Beer Here Mørke Yeastie Boys Hud-a-wa’ Stron Jagiello Magnus Wisniowy Jagiello Magnus Piwa Raku Jagiello Magnus Czekoladowy Jagiello Miodowe 2 x Brewdog Paradox Isle Of Arran Imperial Stout Van Dieman Ragged Jack Pale Ale Van Dieman Stacks Bluff … Continue reading »

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Are we not critical enough of Australian Brewers?

The question was just asked here on twitter. So for my 2c’s here goes. Short answer is.. no we are not. But do we need to be? There are many brewers who “play it safe”.  I recall reading a comment after GABS at the Local Taphouse that Australian Brewers do not take enough risk. I … Continue reading »

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