My dearest friends and devoted followers. I have a confession to make. My poor laptop that was purchased by the good grace of the earliest Molly Rose supporters WAS STOLEN.
In the North of Germany they say their beer is like the people. Blunt and ruthless, coarse and unrefined yet it is brilliantly delicious with a depth of character and individuality not found elsewhere in Germany.
Everyone knows that the Germans are very passionate about their beer and also that they are very good at it. They also excel at enjoying it in almost any situation. To get through this piece on the technicalities of drinking beer in Berlin, I am going to teach you some German words.
As the sun set behind Manhattan I chased the last beam of light into the bustle of Greenwich Village. Travelling with an open mind and an open schedule has always allowed me to make the most of opportunities that present themselves. Having said that, there were several things I’d looked forward to from the moment I decided to embark on this trip.
The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps, The Melting Pot – New York is known by many names. Some of the titles make more sense than others but it doesn’t matter what you want to call it or what you want to do there; you will find what you are looking for. Here is the tale of a day and two nights I spent in New York City.
Southern hospitality is definitely a thing. Asheville is small city of 400,000 residents but with 20+ breweries it is a hub of great beer and, along with the great beer, great food.
North Carolina might not exactly be top of list of places to hit on a classic USA road trip but I am pretty sure it deserves more of a look in than it gets.
The roads are rough and the footpaths rougher but my god there is passion flowing everywhere on these streets.
Most Americans have not been to Montana, a state that might get a little forgotten. The flipside is that most Montanans don’t like to leave there for too long and are very proud of their amazingly beautiful state.
I love dive bars. I always have. It could be because the lighting is flattering. It could be because the drinks are cheap and unpretentious or it could be because of the sticky carpets and dated bathrooms. Though not usually those last two.
Part 2 of my West Coast jaunt covers some pretty inspiring breweries. I was definitely excited to see and drink them first hand. Maybe I need to write a post on what learnt...?
The West Coast of U.S.A. is home to modern craft beer as we know it. Starting with San Diego and Las Vegas, here are few short thoughts on the cities and breweries that I have visited over the last few weeks. San Fransisco, Chico, Petuluma and Santa Rosa to come in a few days.
A common thread in my posts on the first leg of this trip is my fascination and admiration for the Japanese way of achieving nothing less than perfection.
Having grown up in a sea-level desert, even the small, rolling hills around Adelaide are a novelty for me. So zipping along at 250 km/hr on a Shinkansen (bullet train) and catching a glimpse of Mt Fuji was enough to put a smile on my face as wide as the mountain is high.
In only two weeks I have not given myself enough time to fully understand the complexities of food and drink in Japan. While I admire and am intrigued by Japanese culture, I am without the ability to speak with any authority on this complex topic, so here are five of my first impressions of Japan.
By the time this post goes live I’ll be wheels down in Japan. Landing in Osaka, one of the great food cities of Japan, I’ll be meeting up with some local brewers before flitting across to Kyoto.
My Pozible is successful! My tickets are bought, my bag is packed and my dog has gone on his own 3 month holiday. I am ready to start this trip of discovery.
To launch Molly Rose we are running a crowdfunding campaign on the Australian platform, Pozible. The choice to launch a brewery before making any beer may seem strange at first but at Molly Rose we are going to do things a little differently