Blackberry Porter Sorbet

Blackberry Porter SorbetWith Summer wrapping up (although still supposedly another heat wave on the way for south-east Queensland) it’s time also to wrap up my sorbet posts for the season. The last installment is a blackberry porter sorbet that offers a subtle roast coffee flavour behind the dominant fruit profile. A luscious purple in colour, it’s sure to look the part while delivering an interesting flavour combo. Continue reading

High Tea Paired with a Selection of Craft Beers

Menu Set UpAfter only about 12 months of workshopping this idea in my head, I finally hosted my first high tea paired with a selection of fine beers on Sunday.

I’d been wanting to do this for quite a while and for a number of reasons. Being passionate about good beer and food, I wanted to share this love of mine with my nearest and dearest. I also wanted to showcase beer as being a choice beverage for enjoying with some of the finer, girlier things in life – which, let’s face it, is not exactly what it’s Continue reading

Beer Scones

WheatBeerScones closeupI ended up spending Australia Day 2015 at home. On my own. Drinking an inordinate number of beers. Sweating up a storm in a non-air-conditioned house. And just generally being a slob. Winning.

A number of things led to this turn of events:

1. I missed my bus to the city with the next one not scheduled for an hour and – thanks to living an inconvenient distance from the city where a day off Continue reading

Creamy Witbier Scallops

20141231_114235In all my time writing for drunkspec I never once did a seafood recipe. There’s a reason for that – I’m not an avid fan of the sea’s bounty. I usually have to have my seafood battered and deep-fried to enjoy it.

Anyway, I thought it about time I stop thinking about myself and go out of my comfort zone and experiment a little. So here’s my recipe for Creamy Witbier Scallops with a crunchy, lemon roasted pea topping – made possible by Feral Brewing Co. White

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Beer-Battered Onion Rings

OnionRingsI don’t know about you but I’ve bought a few six packs over the years that haven’t been particularly pleasing to the palate.

What are the possible uses for an uninspiring sextuplet?

  1. Drink every last vomit-worthy sip and pretend to enjoy it
  2. Gift it to friends and family you don’t actually like
  3. Use it for cooking

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Beer and Chilli Coated Peanuts


Quick, easy, delicious. These are great as a snack during the cricket season, lazing on the couch, or when having a few mates around for a cheeky afternoon drinking sesh. They’re also a quick and nifty last minute gift idea. Just fill up a nice jar, glass, or similar, wrap in cellophane to make it present-able and Bob’s your uncle!

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