Lifestyle

Cahill scores goals galore with heady home brews

TESTED: Kieran Murphy (left) of Ipswich Brewers Union and Martin Potter taste a Belgian Saison as judges of home brews.
TESTED: Kieran Murphy (left) of Ipswich Brewers Union and Martin Potter taste a Belgian Saison as judges of home brews. David Nielsen

IPSWICH home brewers, take a bow.

The Ipswich Show revealed there is a real talent for making the amber fluid in our midst.

Adam Pike, Ipswich Brewers Union vice-president and chief steward of the home brew competition at the Ipswich Show, was stoked with the beers he sampled in this year's competition.

"The beers at the Ipswich Show were of a really good quality," he said.

"All the beers that placed were well received. The ones I got to taste could easily have gone into the commercial line-up of any brewery and they'd be happy with those beers in their stable."

Ipswich's Adrian Cahill cleaned up at the Ipswich Show with firsts in the British Beer, American Beer and Stout and Porter sections.

Mr Cahill's Northern English Brown Ale was also judged the champion beer, with 89 points, and his American IPA was reserve champion with 87 points.

"Adrian is a good brewer and puts a lot of effort in, so his results were well deserved," Mr Pike said.

"His brown ale was nice and clean. It was perfect for the guidelines and ticked all the boxes.

"We were looking for the right colour and aroma and getting a lot of grain in, and overall flavour as well. American beers are big, hoppy beers, whereas British beers are more malt driven, but he did well with both."

Dean Tummers claimed first and second placing with his Saison and Berliner Weisse in the Belgian Beer category. Troy Parfitt claimed top gong in the German Beer section with his Dortmunder.

Mr Pike, whose Australian Pale Ale won the Pale Ale category, said Queensland was a leader in organised home brewing competitions. He said home brewing attracted people who enjoyed the diversity in beers and who saw value for money in brewing their own.

"They can make them so easily themselves," he said.

"You go to a bottle shop and see the high price of a high-quality beer the same as what Adrian (Cahill) and Dean (Tummers) produced.

"But if you can do that yourself, and your friends can enjoy it as well, there are good savings and you get the thrill of producing a commercial-quality beer that your friends like as well."

Topics:  home brewer ipswich show



Concert death toll revised up to 22, tour suspended

There have been multiple confirmed deaths after 'explosions' heard at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

"We saw blood on people when we got outside."

Plenty of likes for 'Sliding Home'

'Sliding Home'

Here is this week's Facebook cover image as chosen by you.

Bikie killer sentenced for bashing child sex offender

Shane Michael Oulds, faced Rockhampton District Court charged with grievous bodily harm over an assault at the Capricornia Correctional Centre last year.

In a vigilante move, this murderer committed a 'violent attack'

Local Partners

Show legend returns to post after being run over by float

FOR absolute total dedication to the Ipswich Show look no further than 85-year-old Kalbar farmer Syd Haag.


Paddinton Bear is coming to Ipswich

IN TOWN: Annette Kitching plays the part of Paddington Bear in The Cute Little Bear From Peru at the Incinerator Theatre.

FAVOURITE children's character set to delight in new show

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

IPSWICH SHOW: What's on at the showgrounds today

Ipswich Show 2017. Sasha Bondzulic and Kirra Peel.

THE show fun continues today with plenty of rides, games and stunts

Concert death toll revised up to 22, tour suspended

TWENTY-TWO people have been killed and at least 59 people have been injured following a terror attack in Manchester

Casual Keanu says fame is ‘cool’

Keanu Reeves in a scene from the movie John Wick: Chapter 2.

NOBODY expected much of John Wick when it was released in 2014.

Ariana Grande breaks her silence after fatal blast

According to reports quoting witnesses, a mass emergency evacuation was prompted after explosions were heard at the end of US singer Ariana Grande's concert in the arena.

The entertainment industry is in shock after attack on concert

Pitch Perfect star suing Woman’s Day over ‘liar’ articles

Actor Rebel Wilson outside court on Friday.

REBEL Wilson's career destroyed by grubby campaign, court hears.

Seven Year Switch: The boner to end all boners

Johnny’s outraged over claims he has a cracked boner.

She gulps. Her face says it all.

Bay to star in Hollywood shark thriller ‘Cage Dive’

Cage Dive, written and directed by Gerald Rascionato, is now screening in the United States of America. It had scenes filmed in Hervey Bay.

And our visiting humpback whales also make appearance.

Celebrity sex tapes: Where does all that money go?

Basically, did Paris and Kim earn fortunes from their videos?

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

WATCH: Take a tour of a tradie's dream home

5a Bruce Hiskens Court, Norman Gardens, going for $720,000. INSET: Lea Taylor.

Huge block with potential for anything

Deputy Premier makes massive call on controversial sand mine

Aerial view of the proposed Forest Glen sand mine.

BREAKING: State Government makes huge call on Coast sand mine plans

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!