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As brewers, we all love our craft. Whether we keep it simple and just produce a consistent pale ale to enjoy on the weekends, or if we pour over the kettle (pun intended) relentlessly perfecting our recipes, there’s one reason we do it. We love making quality beer.

But what about tasting it? How often do we think about thoroughly tasting the beer we make and drink? Maybe everyone of you reading this is way ahead of the game compared to me, but now, nearly 15 years since I brewed my first batch of beer, I’ve only just begun my tasting adventure.

I’ve always considered myself a beer snob, but that’s because I’ve got high standards for quality beer. But in all my years of beer snobbery, I’ve never once considered myself a connoisseur with a sophisticated palette. I’m a big-picture kinda guy, and I have spent all this time in the Overall area of a tasting, and never in the other four vastly important areas—appearance, aroma, mouth feel, flavour.

This segment of Aussie Brewer Blog is my journey to becoming more knowledgeable and appreciative of our craft by learning the art of tasting—and appreciating—the fine details in each particular style of beer. My goal is to taste one new bottle of beer every day for the indefinite future to learn how to properly taste and appreciate a finely made drop.

Follow me on my beer-venture. Follow me on the Daily Drop!

Exit Brewing Saison

Daily Drop No. 29 – Exit Brewing Saison

Today on the Daily Drop, I'm tasting Exit Brewing Saison. This is a revamp of the traditional farmhouse style from Melbourne's own Exit Brewing. I've...

Daily Drop No. 28 — Gage Roads Sleeping Giant IPA

Today on the Daily Drop, I'm tasting Gage Roads Sleeping Giant IPA. This 5.4% 55 IBU India Pale Ale is on the smaller side...
Doctor's Orders Electrolyte Serum

Daily Drop No. 27 — Doctor’s Orders Electrolyte Serum

Today on the Daily Drop, I'm tasting Doctor's Orders Electrolyte Serum. This is a gose style beer brewed with rhubarb and coriander. Doctor's Orders...
Pirate Life IPA

Daily Drop No. 26 – Pirate Life IPA

Today on the Daily Drop, I'm tasting Pirate Life IPA. This is a hop-forward IPA that kicks hard at 6.8%. Pirate Life is based...
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale

Daily Drop No. 25 — 4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale

Today on the Daily Drop, I'm tasting 4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale. This is a gorgeous-sounding pale ale that nearly implies that it...