Brad is a Queensland-based devotee of good beer and critic of people who prefer their oysters cooked. In 2014, thieves broke into his home and only stole the five cartons of beer he won in a GABS Hottest 100 beer competition – he’s been rattled ever since.
The beer(s) or moment(s) that turned me on to good beer:
It might not have been the moment but I’d like to think that all those steins of dunkel and hefeweizen I drank at the Brisbane German Club in the years before I knew what a hop was must have quietly transformed my tastes.
You've got three beers to turn someone else on to good beer; what are they and why?
Ballistic Beer Hawaiian Haze – a beer that cuts straight to the chase in its overt pleasantness.
Rodenbach Caractere Rouge – a masterclass in balance and complexity, and the kind of beer that could impress someone who covets a wine like Henschke Hill of Grace.
Badlands Brewery Pilsner New World – a familiar bright, crisp lager but hopped with enough Nelson Sauvin to make it truly interesting.
The last beer you enjoyed (at time of writing):
A tiny can of Newstead Brewing’s A Long Story Short wheat wine.
Three things that represent you:
Brewtide is a new brewery venue created within one of Brisbane's most high profile new developments. We caught up with head brewer Gavin Croft to find out more about his plans for the brewing arm of Craft'd Grounds in Albion.
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Few would have foreseen the Gold Coast becoming a craft beer powerhouse, yet it most certainly has. And now, following the opening of Madocke's taproom, it's even home to a brewery specialising in classic Belgian beers too.
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