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Highlights of episode 173 of The Adelaide Show Podcast

These are Steve’s talking points in preparation for chatting with Andrew Reimer on Radio FIVEaa tonight, around 8.30 (depending on cricket), regarding episode 173 of The Adelaide Show podcast.

Quick note: Steve got a compliment on his hair this week. It all goes back to episode 146 with Don Violi of Khrome Hair Studio.

Our guests this week were Fil Kemp and Ryan Davidson from Little Bang Brewing Company in Stepney. It is only open each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon, but they are flat out making beer to keep up with demand.

In the podcast, we discuss:

  • How important it is to be a nerd when making computer games or craft beer
  • How video games are addictive – it is all about positive feedback with repetitive actions and extra risk leading to extra rewards
  • Whether virtual reality might create a link between violence in video games and violent action
  • What equipment makes the most difference – heat transfer mechanism
  • Whether craft beer businesses are relaxing or hard work
  • What makes a good combination for brewing teams
  • What’s more important, quality or consistency?

Is It News?

Illicit Beer Brewing – Not Guilty

The Register February 1917

At the Adelaide Police Court on Friday two cases under the Beer Excise Act were heard before Messrs. S. J. Mitchell, SM., and C. A. Campbell. In the first, William Davis, a confectioner, of Hindmarsh, denied a charge of having on December 8, made beer without having a licence to do so. Mr. C H. Powers prosecuted, and Mr. H. H. Lathlean defended. Mr. Powers said “the information was laid under section 8 of- the Beer Excise Act of 1901 which provided: “No person shall make beer with an alcohol content above 10% without a license to do so under this Act” The customs officer had visited the defendant’s premises and had analysed samples of his beer, which he found to contain 11.2 percent proved spirit Subsequent investigation into the method of testing found the alcohol content to be only 7.2 percent as the testing glassware had not been cleaned correctly. The case was dropped.

Weak Beer – Adelaide Liquor A Temperance Drink

The Advertiser January 1919

The Minister of Public Health in New South Wales (Mr. Fitzgerald) arrived in Adelaide on Thursday on his weaker beer crusade. He is trying to obtain uniformity among the States in liquor control, a reduction in the alcoholic strength of beer, and a special treatment for the wine industry. When interviewed on Thursday he made the surprising statement that South Australian beer was even now “a temperance drink,” being below the alcoholic strength of 8 per cent., which he wished to fix. Mr. Fitzgerald said that the Victorian beer varied considerably, Carlton malt ale containing 14.5 per cent, proof spirit. Abbotsford ale 9.7 per cent., and Ballarat Special 10.01 per cent. In New South Wales the alcoholic content of the beers was between 8 and 10 per cent., though Wood Bros., of Newcastle, produced an ale containing 7.02 per cent., which was about “the strength of the South Australian product. Tasmanian Cascade beer contained 12.61 per cent, proof spirit. Fitzgerald contends that to get beer down lo 8 per cent. could make it a temperance drink, and could really constitute a great victory for the temperance party.

Heath Divorce Suit

Brush With Mother-in-Law

Hiding The Beer. Adelaide

The Recorder June 1926

The Heath divorce case was resumed before the Chief Justice (Sir George Murray) today. The respondent, Harold Rosalys Heath was further cross-examined. He admitted that he had caught hold of his mother-in- law by the shoulders on one occasion, to prevent her scratching his face. He said that he had acted purely in self-defence. Respondent also admitted that he had often hidden beer in the garden at his house. If he had not done that, his wife would have given it .to friends, or else her mother would have drank it. His wife had been cool in her manner toward him for the past two or three years.

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