Rick Besserdin’s Beer and Brewery News, Views, and Reviews

In the centre of Beechworth sits the impressive old Tanswell’s Commercial Hotel. The brick building was built in the heady days of Victoria’s gold rush to replace the earlier wooden building. A brick coach house and stable built in 1859 to service the original building still stands at the rear. Walking down a covered laneway to the old coach hous…

Eat, Drink, Stagger

We live in Melbourne and love to do all of the above

A beery weekend begins. Those wonderful but mad folks at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda decided to organise a road trip. Wonderful because they were going to hire mini-buses to transport those who were interested. Mad because that meant at least three of them had to abstain as our designated drivers (many thanks to Guy and Justin at the Local Taphouse, and Prof Pilsner because he’s all-round awesome!). And so our Beechworth brewery road trip began…

Gastrology – The study of food and wine consumption

Bridge Road Brewers have gained a cult following in recent times. Their beers have been appearing in pubs that stock beer from craft breweries of late. I have noticed their appearance at The Royston and Purvis (a beer store in Richmond) which is how R, J and I came to know of its existence…