The Craft Beer Revolution -
Your guide to good modern ale



The wonderful world of beer and ale is getting even better with a revolution of new and exciting brews coming out from small scale craft brewers.

Picture of Good AleA lot of us have spent much time and money on beer, and drinking it. Much of my previous drinking has included the same old tried and tested macro lagers. Things are changing for the better though, and I found out that there was so much to be enjoyed from trying the new, and the smaller craft breweries and microbreweries.

Currently a beer revolution is upon us with the world seemingly exploding with new ales, pilsners, bocks, and stouts that challenge our previous concepts on what to expect from beer.

Check out our Beer Reviews for opinions on some of some of my favourites.

I hope to provide you with an honest guide to the many new and exciting beers that are hitting the world market...Oh and remember it is beer and not wine. So don’t expect these reviews to be expressed in the same style as what you might see on the back label of a wine bottle. Beer is a fun drink and tasting it should be fun as well.

More and more choice leads to more and more confusion. So many different beers to try and so little time I hear you say? Do not fear – please see the beer dictionary for a complete guide to different styles and what to expect when taking that first sip of that style. The Beer Styles section includes a guide to different beer ingredients, terminology and brewing methods.

Also please take a look at our Beer of the Month section to see some of the top brews reviewed.

Do you want to get more out of beer for yourself? Find out how to taste beer to get the most out of it, and even write reviews of the beers you enjoy at our Beer Tasting Guide.

It is also important to know where to get these great beers, and there is no better place to go than a brew pub that brews its own beers. Or even better, you might be lucky enough to find a brewery that has its own working bar selling beers within feet of where they were brewed. Read more in our Brew Pubs and Open Breweries section.

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Beer Reviews of Exciting New Ales
Honest beer reviews of some of the many new and exciting new brews that are hitting the world market. Remember it is beer and not wine - beer is a fun drink and tasting it should be fun as well.
James Squire Amber Ale Review - Good Ale Guide
James Squire Amber Ale is a great beer for the non-experienced ale drinker to try for an easy lead in to the exciting and varied world of ales and craft beer.
Beer of the Month
A Beer of the Month that has been the stand out beer tasting to pay forward and tell the world about.
Prickly Moses Otway Stout
Prickly Moses Otway Stout is a fine Australian Beer in a style not normally associated with Aussie Brewers
Beer Styles
A quick definition of the well known beer styles
Coromandel Easy Rider
Coromandel Easy Rider has less citrus and more malt than the ubiquitous Australasian pale ale. A nice strong hop finish to balance
Mountain Goat Hightail Ale
An honest and open review of Mountain Goat Hightail Ale from Melbourne Australia. Looks at the look, smell, and taste of the ale, as well as where best to drink and what food to eat with it.
Macs Gold
A beer review of Macs Gold Lager from New Zealand. Focussing on the taste, the look as well as where to drink and with what food.
Brew Pubs
A guide to the best places to drink beer....within view of where it was brewed. Either at Brew Pubs or Open Breweries.
beer tasting
A beginners guide to beer tasting. Whether you have ambitions to be a beer judge, or just want to get more enjoyment from your beer, start here.
Organic Beer and Naturally Brewed Beer
A guide to what is Organic Beer. What to look for. Also the difference between organic and naturally brewed beer