(the following brews will be available :
-Bellevue Hill from Saturday the 14th
-Nth Strathfield from Monday the 16th)
They lost 4-0 to Spain.
We were terrible and they were pretty f*%cking fantastic.
I used to have serious issues with spanish people.
Everyone that I met that was Spanish was just such a prat. They always told me or gave me the undying impression of
"Watch out, I'm hot blooded, I'm spanish" (always accompanied by that pathetic spanish lisp)
I don't think they ever realised how close they came to me head butting them right at the base of their nose and peak of their chin.
But, I'm a changed man. I've met some Spanish people that are totally normal and don't carrying on about themselves.
Also, Fernando Alonso has revived most of my respect for the Spanish.
But if was I to defend myself against a 4-0 drubbing in the EURO 2012 Final.
Id probably say :
"Yeah, well done Spain, at least we haven't got record levels of unemployment (almost) and at least we haven't asked for an official bail out package (yet).
But most importantly spain, although make some pretty dandy products, cannot come close to the style, efficiency, industry (can't be a country unless you have a car industry, and no, SEAT doesn't count) and most importantly beer.
Spain and Italy are light years away from each other"
Which now means we have some new Italian craft beers in.
And once again we are dealing with Italian heavy weights here.
However, Still waiting for the Monte Gioco.
-CastagnAle - Chestnut Ale
-ReAle Anniversario 7 - APA
-Equilibrista - “Birra Bizzaro” - Sour Ale
-Genziana - Spiced Ale
-My Antonia - Imperial Pilsener
-BigBodylbu - IPA
-Hoppy Cat “Birra Bizzaro” - Black IPA
-Panada - “Birra Blanche” - Wit Bier
-Shangrila - “Ambrata”
-Patela “Doppio Malto” - Belgian Amber
-Palanfrina “Chestnut Ale”
-DAU Saison - “spiced” - Saison
-Dorina - Chiara - Blond Ale
-IPA “Italian” Pale Ale - IPA made with grapefruit peels.
Once again, don't be fooled by some Italian themed take over, where people will dress up like Julius Cesar and Federico Fellini, and they have Tappeto Volante or Birreria Collesi.
As the very funny Mario Batali once said.
"There are two types of people in this world.
Those who are Italian. And those who want to be Italian."