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OP SHOP PARTY 2012

| Hospo

Some of you may have had the joy of attending the first ever, original, sold-out Rooftop Op-Shop party held last year.

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GABS: HOW TO GUIDE

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Only one year after it’s debut, GABS 2012 is back again to be bigger, bolder and guaranteed to blow every beer bourgeois out of the barrel! Tonight the festivities begin and your chance to get your craft beer-connoisseur on, and taste some specTAPular beers and accompany this with some amazing food and great company, all [...]

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BEER FUSS WITH SAM FÜSS

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Yesterday I was lucky enough to be entertained by Sam Füss. The lovely and exceptionally talented head brewer at True South Brewery in Black Rock. She showed me a grand old time, laying on me the full range of her beers and an excellently matched Argentinian themed feast. Over lunch we spoke of the world [...]

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PADDLE PLAN

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This is a Beer ‘Paddle’ Choosing 5 beers from 60 is no mean feat under normal circumstances, however these are most defiantly not normal circumstances. These circumstances arise from the fact that each and every one of the beers for The Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular has been hand crafted by 60 of Australia and New [...]

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THE LOCAL TAPHOUSE

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If The Local Taphouse is not indeed your true local then it’s time to move.  That is of course only if you like a stunning range of constantly rotating boutique beers from across the world, if you’re happy with a jug of the cheapest then read no further… Now for the rest of you who are [...]

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NEW YORK CATS

| Hospo

What better is there to do on your Sunday afternoons and evenings than enjoy great booze and burgers down one of the coolest, nondescript alleyways on the block? Always pumping with great tunes and frequented by some of the coolest kids around, what better excuse do you have to enjoy some Dr Pepper Iced Tea, [...]

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MAUI SHREDDING

| Shred

Maui‘s north shore is as famous and iconic to windsurfers as the north shore of Oahu is to surfers. For the past thirty years, windsurfing has had its home deeply set in Maui. The sport has had its popularity ups and downs over the years, but in Maui, time has stood still.  Windsurfing remains as popular now [...]

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THE TOFF IN TOWN

| Hospo

Much like the Paris Cat, The Toff in Town offers a less sticky -though still entirely welcoming- experience than your average Melbourne drinkhole. The Toff is a web of pastiche design; pop-art-esque prints as wallpaper, bizarre padded wall squares and the charmingly and consciously rustic exposed ceiling beams. The bar is smartly placed, tucked in the [...]

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DATING A MUSICIAN

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The idea of the typical musician caricature is usually that of a bedraggled wretch clutching a guitar, a bottle of some noxious beverage and a cigarette, somehow managing also to keep their Aviator sunglasses clasped to their greasy head. The opposite stereotype is the super-sensitive, down-home folkster, writing flowery verse about piers and gardens and [...]