Alcohol Purchases Restricted in Australia

By Ash Pini This morning Australians are waking up to the news that the purchase of alcohol has been limited in all states except Western Australia. Today, March 31, new alcohol purchasing limits came into force across the country, with the exception of Western Australia, through participating retailers: including Dan Murphys, Coles Liquor, Cellarbrations, Liquor…

Johnnie Walker Brings Game of Thrones Fans White Walker Whisky

It may have thawed Down Under, with the aromas of spring fresh in the air, but Johnnie Walker is here to remind you that the next winter is coming. The iconic whisky brand has teamed up with HBO’s best-loved series, Game of Thrones, to release White Walker, a limited-edition Scotch Whisky inspired by the show’s…

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,…

Coopers Releases 2017 Vintage Ale

Coopers 2017 Extra Strong Vintage Ale has been released, and this year the brewers revised the grist recipe, changing the brew for the first time in a decade. Managing Director and Chief Brewer, Managing Director and Chief Brewer, Dr. Tim Cooper said, “The new grist recipe included a special blend of caramalt to provide a…

Cherrywood Smoked Baltic Porter Named Champion Australian Craft Beer

Fancy yourself a bit of a craft beer connoisseur? Then do we have a beer for you! The Dainton Family Brewery’s Cherrywood Smoked Baltic Porter took home the award for Champion Australian Craft Beer at the prestigious Australian Craft Brewers Conference this July and is a must-try for any beer lover. The beer’s complex flavour…

Melbourne’s West Gets a Dose of Hops and Fine Drops with Mr West

One of Melbourne’s fastest growing suburbs, Footscray, is set for the arrival of Mr West – a one-stop shop for all things craft, artisanal and obscure. The bar and bottelshop forms a multifaceted space that showcases co-owners Caleb Baker and Josh Hodges passion for all things liquor. Rather than settle on a theme or single focus…

For Goodness Sake! Sakeshop To Open In Sydney

Sydneysiders rejoice! On Saturday July 8, the city’s first ever Sakeshop, a store completely dedicated to the Japanese rice wine, will be opening its doors in Stanmore. With events such as Izakaya nights, sake sessions accompanied by small Japanese bites, educational workshops and WSET accredited courses, the venture hopes to make sake a sensation in…

Sydney’s New à la Mode Dining Experience

Sydney’s stylish Four Seasons Hotel is getting a brand new bar and dining experience to add to the city’s thriving restaurant culture. Mode Kitchen & Bar, meaning ‘of the moment’, will incorporate elements of casual bistro and fine dining to create the perfect setting for any occasion. Step into the 1920s’ world of glitz and…

MONIN Recipe App

SPONSORED There’s an app for everything these days.  Ordering food, playing games, finding love and forging genuine human connections. What we in the drinks community have been blessed with, however, is a new application that combines the very best components of those mentioned above. One that fuses the elements of creation, communication and exploration with…

Dune Rats #1 and Have Their Own Young Henrys Beer!

Aussie garage punk legends Dune Rats now have their own beer. Sydney’s Young Henrys brewery, agreed to brew them their own beer if their second album, “The Kids Will Know it’s Bullshit” went to number one on the ARIA charts. Low and behold (and not surprisingly, for those who have listened to it!) it did,…

Two Birds Brewing Launch New PALE

Hot on the heels of the Taco tinnie launch over summer, Two Birds Brewing has launched their latest brew, simply called PALE. Two Birds PALE is a New World style Pale Ale that is pale in super colour, and hazy from the addition of both flaked and golden oats. Co-Founder and Head Brewer of Two…