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Scifi Horror, Australian History and the Craft Beer Movement

As I write this, I'm sipping a tasty craft beer and thinking, man, how good is beer?! I'm not sure if I'm genetically predisposed to liking it as an Australian, or if it truly is the most glorious drink on earth.   

Here are three other things I've been loving this month and think you might enjoy too...

1. Rick and Morty - If you haven't seen this show, it's like HP Lovecraft had a brainstorm with Bill Hicks and someone captured the results as a twisted cartoon. Part cosmic horror, part satirical insight into life it will take you from "oh man, that's deep" to "I just laughed so hard there's now a poo in my pants". The season 3 finale airs this week on Adult Swim's website (link above), or you can watch on Netflix. 

2. Girt and True Girt by David Hunt - Finally, someone made Australian history not only digestible but totally entertaining. Born from the Rum, Rebels and Ratbags podcast, these two cracking books uncover forgotten Aussie heroes like MaryMcLoghlin, transported for the crime of “felony of sock”, and Trim the cat, who beat a French monkey to become the first animal to circumnavigate Australia. A must read (or listen on Audible).

3. How I Built This Podcast - A friend and subscriber to this newsletter put me onto this one (thanks Louie!). A really cool look into how founders, inventors, and creatives made their dreams into reality. Two of my favourites include the one about Lonely Planet's rise to success and also how Jim Koch kickstarted America's craft beer movement with his Samuel Adams brew. Crack a tin and put it on.  

If you have any craft beers to recommend (or something else), ping your faves my way by replying to this email. At the moment Pirate Life's NZ Pale Ale, Balter's XPA and Colonial's Small Ale are ones featuring most in the garage fridge. 

Until November... Cheers!