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….

Raise a Glass Today in Support of Australian Marriage Equality

#Toast2Love today with a pint of the special Love brew made by The Good Beer Co. and Bright Brewery and being poured in 15 venues across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide. As the same-sex marriage postal survey draws to a close, Aussies are encouraged to raise a glass of the pale ale brewed in…

The Biggest Beer-Fest is Back

For the 13th year in a row, Beer-Fest will return to the Australian Heritage Hotel in The Rocks, the original home of craft beer in Sydney. The two-and-a-half-day bash commencing on October 13 will showcase more than 30 breweries and feature over 120 varieties of beer and cider, enough to tantalise the palate of even…

OMG Sydney’s Frenchies Bar & Bistro is offering Bottomless Beer Brunches!

The recently opened two-level Frenchies Bistro & Brewery in Rosebery, Sydney is now offering bottomless beer brunches on Sundays. Yes, you heard right, bottomless beer! With a brewery downstairs featuring eight beers on tap, brewer and co-owner Vincent de Soyres offers a range of brews from a German-style easy drinking Kölsch to an Old World…

Moo Brew Unveils World’s First Beer Can Roulette Machine

Not sure what beer to get? Hobart based Moo Brew can now make the decision for you with its latest, and might we add world-first, beer can roulette vending machine. Made to celebrate the brewery’s new range of beer cans, Moo Brew has created a weird and wonderful way to have a beer, with the tagline,…