‘Twas the week before Christmas and it was bloody hot to be sure. Little Johnny used to have it real good. His local bar in Yokohama, Thrash Zone, was the Sh@t. Then it was time to go back to Australia. Brisbane to be exact. And the only beer bar in town was called the Platform bar. Life went down hill from there. Now see this ‘beer’ bar had eight taps. But these usually held macro beer, disguised as craft beer. James Squire, Matilda Bay and to a lesser extent the Little Creatures range. A few local brewers produced a few lame beers (unfortunately MT is not served here – decent beer). They once had Feral Hop Hog IPA from Western Australia on tap so that was pretty exciting, but otherwise it’s rubbish. The bottles would set you back a bit (they are making a premium profit here for a ‘premium’ bar roflmao). Also, all tap beers were served in a belgian style tulip/chalice, irregardless of style. Unless you ordered a weiss.
Quite often this place was closed for no reason or they had an event on, so locked out anyone not involved with said event. Half the time little Johnny walked straight in and out shaking his head at the selection available. See this bar didn’t advertise their selection on the website (I’m not going to bother linking it) so you had to physically see the menu to know what they had. The staff were generally backpackers so knew nothing about the beer they served. It’s wasn’t their fault – they were merely making ends meet.
So here he sits at the computer and Little Johnny sheds a tear and grimaces at another weekend ahead without any good christmas beer.
Haha sorry but I had to write this piece on this true cock up of an establishment because I’m at my wit’s end here. Local Taphouse we need you here in Brissie!