Styling bars after your grandparents' living room seems to be a bit of a trend in Brisbane at the moment, and Milton's new beer bar, The Scratch, is no deviation from this, except no way did my grandparents have this many awesome beers on offer.
Scratch has four beer (and occasionally cider) taps, the contents of which change regularly – the only constant is the focus on independent and delicious brews. They not only suggest getting a taster of each of the tap beers, they "advocate it" according to the friendly bartender. The tap beers to choose from are listed on a blackboard above the bar, along with their alcoholic content (very handy given that some of them are over 8%: not a beer for the designated driver).
If after the tasting you decide that none of them are quite your cup of, umm, beer, then there is also a huge menu of bottled beers and ciders, and house specialities of a cider spider and a stout milkshake (no joke). Scratch also has a number of wines and spirits available as well, but let's face it, you're there for the beer, so get stuck in.
After all, according to Wikipedia (so it must be true), beer is the world's third most popular drink after water and tea, so it's only right that there be dedicated places of worship for the amber ale.