Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke launches Hawke’s Brewing Co. lager

Bob Hawke, former Australian Prime Minister, has announced to opening of his very own beer brand, putting his name to the new Hawke’s Brewing Co., a Port Melbourne brewery founded by locals Nathan Lennon and David Gibson, brew. To celebrate, they’ll be rolling out their very first product, a Hawke’s Lager, across several iconic Sydney venues from today, April 6th. ... Read More | Share it now!

Guardians of the Galaxy themed Doritos Supernova launches in Australia

With the second Guardians of the Galaxy not too far away Marvel have partnered with beloved party-style Doritos to launch some very oddly coloured limited edition chips, going by the name of Doritos Supernova. The snack has now landed in shelves across the country, bringing with it a flavour description that promises a zesty blast of lime dusted with volcanic black pepper.... Read More | Share it now!

White Rabbit Brewery have released a Pana Chocolate stout for Easter

One of our favourite craft breweries here over at the AU is the consistent and imaginative White Rabbit. The sister brewery to Little Creatures, both occupying the same space in Geelong, have impressed with recent experiments like their red wine infused craft beer, so it stands to reason that this latest release is going to go down a treat. It’s a chocolate stout that’s been released just in a time for the Easter period, sticking to the brewery’s “Fermentation with Imagination” tag by partnering up with Pana Chocolate to make good use of their cacao. ... Read More | Share it now!

There’s a new Australian gin made entirely from botanicals grown in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden

Gin: one of the most adaptable and customisable spirits in existence, drawing on various botanicals for vastly different flavour profiles. The art of crafting gin has been used to connect different expressions to different times, places and cities, and the latest release in Australia’s ever-growing artisan Gin scene is anchoring it in the most Sydney way possible. Distillery Botanica Gin has honoured a recent partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney to create a limited edition expression, the Rather Royal Gin, making use of botanicals grown in luscious Garden itself. ... Read More | Share it now!

Archie Rose Distilling Co to set sail with new P&O Cruises partnership

Sydney spirit heavy hitters Archie Rose Distilling Co have scored a big partnership with P&O Cruises. As of this June, the awarded distiller will climb on board and watch their spirits infuse the many flavours on offer at Pacific Explorer’s dedicated cocktail bar The Bonded Store. The forthcoming 77,000 tonne superliner (which is currently sailing as Dawn Princess with sister line Princess Cruises) will be using Archie Rose’s handcrafted spirits in each and every one of their creations to ensure guests are well taken care of.... Read More | Share it now!

Esprit de Figues: world’s first fresh fig liqueur launches in Australia

Crafted from age-old French techniques, Esprit de Figues has been perking interest around the world from the fact that it’s the very first true fresh fig liqueur to be made. It didn’t take long for demand to bring it to Australia either, as now anyone is able to buy themselves a bottle of the rich French liqueur that is said to highlight the earthly delights of full-flavoured and fresh figs, infused into the liquid by artisan distillers at a 150 year old distillery in Burgundy.... Read More | Share it now!

Introducing Dunies Lager: Dune Rats are releasing their very own beer with Young Henrys

With a description promising a “slightly hazy, summer smasher of a beer with a full blown dank hop nose and flavour, courtesy of some late addition hop hash”, the Dunies Lager sounds like the perfect liquid to pour into your shoe and skull on a scorching Sydney day. What’s Dunies Lager you ask? Oh it’s just a collaboration from Newtown icons Young Henrys and Brissy lads Dune Rats, releasing ahead of the band’s forthcoming 11-date tour. It’s the result of a cheeky bet made by the Young Henrys crew who promised Dune Rats they’d let them toil around in their beer labs if the lads’ new album hit number one on the ARIA charts. It did; they did.... Read More | Share it now!

Tasmanian distillery Southern Wild releases new gins using native botanicals

It ain’t all about whisky and cider down in Tasmania. New local distillery Southern Wild have dove into the domestic market in a big way, making a splash with a range of gins named after the two wild rivers which run from the snowmelt of Cradle Mountain through the hinterland to the pristine coast of Tasmania’s northwest. Dasher + Fisher is the new range, and it’s not just the name which echoes nature, but the botanicals used to bring these flavour profiles to life. ... Read More | Share it now!

Archie Rose Distilling Co. release Japanese inspired gin with red miso, sesame seed and Sansho pepper

Sydney’s Archie Rose Distilling Co. are always into something new, but this latest collaboration is a bit different for them, paying homage to native Japanese ingredients with a new gin collaboration. The partnership has the Archie Rose crew teaming up with acclaimed tattoo artist Kian Forreal, better known as Shodai Horisumi, resulting in an expression they are calling Horisumi Autumn. ... Read More | Share it now!