Thursday, 12 January 2017
Happy New Year and I'm Back! I know you've missed me!! This is one of many blogs about beer. To start though, Aussies are passionate about their beer. They're passionate about how a good draft beer is poured. I never understood this until I actually moved here. When we were living in Seattle, we had visitors for a few days and one of them told me when we were out on a ferry ride that we didn't know how to pour a beer. He was complaining about how flat it was and how it had no head and that it was a 'plastic' glass. I must admit that I took 'some' offense to it. I didn't yet really understand the big deal. I mean beer is beer right? So what if it's in a plastic glass and if there's no head that means more beer to drink right? And if it's flat, it must be easier to drink right? That's what I thought. But lets face it. Americans don't mind drinking beer from plastic party cups or out of a can. Generally we don't keep it cold enough at a pub and bartenders don't really have a passion for or perhaps don't know how to pour a draft beer with a decent head on it. Usually it comes out flat and it's not cold enough. On the other hand, Aussie beer is tailor made for a hot day and it's carbonated just right and bartenders take some pride with pouring a good beer. When we visited The States last year it only reconfirmed this. I know Americans are passionate about beer too but this is usually with boutique micro-beers, not a good Lager. So when you visit Australia, go to a good old school Aussie Pub and order a Schooner (I'll tell you more about that later) of New and find out what I'm talking about. Enjoy!