Another visit to Porters Balgowlah is rewarded with another untried beer – Pale Ale from Badlands Brewery. This well presented beer is the first of many promised by a young brewery that has been founded in Orange in Central West New South Wales. According to the website, Jon Shiner is a home brewer that is living the ulitmate dream and opening a brewery and a bar. Still to come is a Porter, an IPA and a Mild. For a first up effort, it is not bad. Beer label hyperbole promises “snappy bitterness”, and there is definite bite, but it isn’t as long lasting as some other pale ales I’ve had recently. Drinkable, but not “dangerously” so.
BotF was delighted to be profiled on Friday by The Crafty Pint. The Crafty Pint is an awesome website that is the authority on Craft Beer in Australia. It originated in Victoria (which we north of the border acknowledge is the Craft Beer state of Australia), and we are proud to be part of the Crafty Pint’s foray north. The profile contains some very nice words from James about our blog and some answers to a few questions they posed. The Crafty Pint organises and supports plenty of great beer events, and BotF will do what it can to get to some of Good Beer Week in May.
Tonight marks the end of Daylight Saving – a sad day. Can’t see us getting out of work earlier so the BotF Beer Porn will have to be lowly lit for a while.