Welcome to Black Ladle.

Black Ladle is a blog about local food and drink in Brisbane and South-East Queensland, Australia.

Created in November 2010, Black Ladle's focus is on local producers, food and drink news and issues, with a side of recipes and restaurant reviews.

Black Ladle is also home to The Brisbane Local Food Guide, which features an ever-growing directory of Queensland food and drink producers, fresh food markets, craft beer brewers and bars.


Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The Green Beacon Brewing Co. Opens

On Thursday night, the Green Beacon Brewing Co. threw open its doors for the first time for a special industry preview ahead of the official opening on Friday. After so much anticipation from Brisbane beer drinkers, could Green Beacon really meet the high expectations laid upon it? I braved the rain-soaked streets of Teneriffe to find out...

Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2012

The results of the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2012 have been rolling in over the last few hours, and there have been some real suprises. But how did our local brewers go in this national poll? Read on to find out...

Thursday, 15 November 2012

AWARDS: The Royal Qld Food & Wine Show Beer Awards

It was an odd mix of industry folk, corporate suits, craft brewers, and food bloggers who attended the awards ceremony for the 2012 Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show Beer & Cider Awards today at the RNA Showgrounds. But if there was one thing they all had in common, it was a love for good beer. Read on for a round-up of local winners...

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

EVENTS: Oktoberfest in Brisbane

Dust off your stein and break out the lederhosen! October is almost upon us and that means Oktoberfest is just around the corner! 

With Brisbane enjoying a recent proliferation of good beer bars, there's enough Oktoberfest celebrations going on to keep you partying Bavarian-style from now until the end of October. Read on for a round-up of the best places to celebrate Oktoberfest... 

Sunday, 16 September 2012

AWARDS: 2012 Brisbane Cheese Awards

Last weekend, Portside Wharf once again hosted a very successful Brisbane Cheese Awards. With the waterfront packed full of a crowd eager for good cheese, cheese-makers from all over Queensland and interstate were selling their products and offering free tastings. Read on for the complete list of award winners and some photos from the big day...