(as featured in Froth magazine #45, October 2019)
Having relationship issues and not sure where to turn? Your romantic paradise is drowning in the climate change of marital woes and you are desperate for some government action? Your partner won’t clean the skid marks off the bowl? Send it in to Hoff and he’ll match the perfect beer to your problem.
I guess this seems like a pretty minimal problem in the scheme of things but I’m just not sure how to approach it! A little bit of history, I met my husband eight years ago, and after a few years of courting, eventually moved into his place, which we still share today! The problem is that I still feel like a bit of a stranger in my own home!! The house is filled with his stuff, and while I’ve tried to introduce my own things over time I’ve never made it further than a cushion here or a candelabra there before things get shuffled back to how they were. Help!!
A classic problem right off the bat, and there’s nothing more classic than the Stone and Wood Pacific Ale. Bristling with tropical fruit, primarily passionfruit, this classic Aussie brilliantly showcases the galaxy hop, grown right here in this country! Located on the sunny beaches of Byron Bay, Stone and Wood is a mainstay of the Aussie craft beer scene and an absolute cracker to get your gob around on a Summer’s day. Hope this helps. Cheers!
Recently my girlfriend got the job of her dreams in Brisbane, the problem is that we both live in Melbourne! I’m super happy to move up there with her and support her dream, however she’s worried that I’ll be giving up my own job too and thinks it might be a bit too much of a change! Admittedly moving is not ideal, and I’d have to give up Thursday mixed netball, but I still want to support her. How do I show her that I’m ready?!
Straight up I’m going to head into dessert beer territory, because this is sweet as hell, although I do detect a hint of saltiness. Dessert beers have really come to the fore of the beer scene in recent years, and rightly so. With an abundance of varietals, sweeter style stouts have certainly given darker beers an accessibility they previously lacked. An interstate move is also going to shake things up a bit so...oh, yes of course. The 3 Ravens Salted Caramel Milkshake IPA. Next!
This is a bit of a sensitive one (and I hope he’s not reading!) but my boyfriend is a bit, well...boring in the bedroom :( We’ve been together for about 6 months now, and while everything is still great, I’m worried that maybe there’s a few facets to my “personality” that might go unexplored! How do I go about introducing a few “experimental” acts without scaring him off? I really like this one, but I want a bit more fun!
Sounds like someone wants to mix their *nudge* Matso’s Chilli Beer with his *wink* Quiet Deeds Vanilla Porter! The best I can suggest in this case is to start with a bit of good old fashioned communication and compromise, this time in the form of the Six String Chai Porter. Smooth and easy going, but with a nice bit of spice, this beer is the epitome of experimental comfort. Maybe just keep the lights off for the first one!
My husband’s parents are in town for a couple of weeks and while I do love them they are now talking about moving into the neighbourhood to be closer to our daughter! Every night coming home from work to find them sitting on the couch engrossed in the TV is starting to wear thin, and I’m worried about this becoming a regular occurrence! How do I mention this to my husband without making him think I don’t want them around at all? I just want some me-time back!!
With the folks in town it’s always nice to be able to break out the fancy china, or in this case the fancy beer! Wildflower are doing some magnificent things with barrel’s at the moment, and none show this off better than one of the brewery’s regular brews, the Wildflower Gold. A little bit acidic, a little bit dry, and bursting with stonefruit and citrus, this is definitely one to bust out to impress the guests! I’ll cheers to that!