Although Australian festivities are over for a while the Chinese are gearing up for their New Year this month which is celebrated in all countries with a significant Chinese population including Thailand. So it seems appropriate to have Thailand's most popular beer - Bangkok Pils (similar to Singha), as our beer of the month (BOM). Don't be put off by the Pils as some beer drinkers are – drop in to taste it before you judge!
The Chinese beer Red Emperor (if you like drinking Tsing Tao) is also popular and would be an appropriate choice for anyone joining the Chinese celebrations so why not try it as part of a mixed 6-pack sampler.
Other Asian beers here are Striped Lager (if you like drinking Tiger Lager) from Singapore and Bali Bin with its self-explanatory name. Plus a good selection of Japanese beers.
If you're going to be in Victoria in a few weeks or feel like a jaunt to Geelong then you may be interested in the Great Australian Beer Festival. There will be about 200 crafts beers and ciders to try.
If Geelong's a bit far afield then perhaps try Bites & Brews Laneway Festival at the Shafston Hotel, Lytton Road, at the end of Febuary organised as part of the Craft Beer Rising celebration across the country.
If even East Brisbane sounds a bit of a trek then just pop down to the Horny Wombat Brewery where we also have a choice of about 200 beers plus a very popular Apple Cider and Ginger Beer. You can try some of these in mix & match 6-packs.
Hope Australia Day was enjoyable with a couple of Aussie beers to cool down with. Horny Wombat's Australian beers went down well in January. The Tassie Devil Lager was as popular as ever for an easy drinking summer beer while the Joags Premium is always a favourite for those beer drinkers looking for more flavour.
If you now ready to sample an Asian beer or two amongst others then drop on down to the Horny Wombat Brewery to pick up a 6-pack samplers or two.