Go Explore: Brisbane’s Beer and Cider Festival

Love tasty brews, delicious food and live music? Then head to Brisbane’s beer and cider festival from 21-22 September. The Beer InCider Experience is home to over 60 independent brewers at Brisbane Showgrounds for two days, and joined by the city’s best food trucks and local music acts. Grab the opportunity to try samples and…

Three Guys & An Ex-PM: Creating A Beer Brand With Bob Hawke

Picture this, you’re in the home of one of the greatest PMs Australia has ever seen, with only 20 minutes to gain his stamp of approval to create a beer company in his name. What do you say? What do you wear? What do you bring? These were just some of the nerve-tingling questions that…

Inside Marrickville’s New Brewery, Bar and Tasting Room

Stockade Brew Co.’s new brewery, bar and tasting room in Marrickville, Sydney is the latest hot spot for award-winning, indie craft beers, hearty food and educational master classes and tours. If you haven’t had a chance to visit, here’s your first look inside. Behind the business is a young team of four that has been…

The In-Cider Scoop with Melissa Fettke

Tassie based cidermaker Melissa Fettke didn’t always know she’d end up on the Apple Isle. In fact, it was winemaking that first caught her eye. But not one to say no to a new challenge, Melissa ended up changing her career to brewing and, eventually cider making. She’s passionate about apples and will tell you that…

Brewers Crafting Independence

Meet the breweries dedicated to crafting beer their own way. From Beechworth in north-east Victoria to sleepy Byron Bay in NSW, we meet the couples, friends and families dedicated to turning their love of beer into a lifelong passion by supporting independence and their local community. BREWERS BALTER TO THEIR OWN BEAT The boys at…

Go Explore: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

SPONSORED Calling all food and drink lovers: with just under a month to go, we’ve skimmed the 300-long program of events, corralled our friends in the know and picked our top five events not to miss at this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Prepare to wine and dine amongst famous chefs and country winemakers…

New Brewery on the Block

Talk about marching into the den of the dragon and whacking it on the nose! Mind you, the dragon might not have noticed, but it is still a brave effort. Words by drinks writer, Ken Gargett Newstead Brewing Co. has established its new production HQ, and pub, in Castlemaine Street, Milton. Now that might not…

Go explore: Wellington

Our Kiwi neighbours always seem to be doing great things, often even better than us Aussies, and we’re not just talking about the All Blacks kicking our butts. We thought it was about time to take a look at New Zealand’s capital, the other ‘Harbour City’ across the Tasman, Wellington. Jump across the ditch and…

Cider Tasting At Home

With all the different cider styles available across the globe, let alone what is being developed here in Australia- it is now ever so easy to host an enjoyable, interesting and informative cider tasting event at home. CHOOSING CIDERS This is probably the most dif cult part to be honest, as there are so many…

Raise a Tinnie to Bob Hawke’s Life-Like Figurine

Did Madame Tussauds Sydney and Hawke’s Brewing Co. just remould former Prime Minister Bob Hawke’s wax figurine to hold a tinnie? Yes, you’re reading that right. To celebrate the popular Mr. Hawke’s 88th birthday, the two teams have reimagined his life-like figurine to fit a tinnie of his beer, Hawke’s Lager, in the hand. You…

Yeehaw! An Evening of Brews and Blues

Saddle up and get your dancing boots on ’cause the official Blue Moon Brews and Blues tour is making its way to a town near you. Hitting Brisbane on 12 November and Melbourne on 25 November 2017, expect an evening of American-inspired live blues, classic American fare and refreshing, cold Blue Moon Belgian White Wheat Ale….