the cons of Winter are always balanced against the undeniable benefits that the colder season brings. Yes there’s a lot of rain, but throughout Australia there’s also plenty of celebrations, many of which have to do with food and drink. Sydney’s got Vivid and Sydney Film Festival coming up, Tasmania has Dark Mofo to look forward to, and there’s a whole bunch of food and wine festivals popping up over the next few months. Then you’ve got stalwarts like Little Creatures who have just launched a new Winter brew, adding to the successful Seasonal Release series with Fire Falcon Hoppy Red.... Read More | Share it now!
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!
Following their collaboration bringing special boilermakers to the country earlier this year, craft beer favouites Young Henrys and iconic Irish Whiskey Jameson have once again joined forced to launch a very exclusive, limited edition beer this week. Going by the name of Craic & Barrel, the new brew is an Irish Red Ale that has been aged in Jameson Irish Whiskey casks, taking on a unique oaky flavour profile that links the wide worlds of craft beer and quality spirits. ... Read More | Share it now!
We’re just about ready to give ourselves over to Sydney’s largest annual celebration of craft beer once again. Sydney Craft Beer Week is back, a nine day festival with more than 100 events showcasing everything craft beer across more than 75 different venues. You can expect the likes of axe-throwing competitions, hair of the dog breakfasts, beer matched chocolate desserts, history lessons, and so many different brews poured up in just about every corner worth knowing about in Sydney.... Read More | Share it now!
“It’s official. We did it. Our own beer. Introducing HUXTABREW!!!,” announced the Huxtaburger team via social media just a few weeks ago, heralding a big step for the loved Melbourne burger chain. The brand has long been a go-to for Melbourne burger fiends, and a sharper focus on their alcoholic offerings can only strengthen that status, with extra points for actually having the dedication to launch their very own bottled beer.... Read More | Share it now!
Surry Hills’ craft beer mainstay Keg & Brew – sister pub to Dove & Olive and The DOG – is turning two towards the end of this month, and to celebrate in their typical beer-loving style they’ll be welcoming a tap takeover all the way from Victoria. All 33 of the venue’s taps will be handed over to Bridge Road Brewers, who will bring up some of their finest brews to help the team celebrate, even planning a special collaboration brew that will be exclusively available on Thursday 25th August.... Read More | Share it now!
The full program for the sixth annual Sydney Craft Beer Week – the city’s largest and most comprehensive celebration of craft beer – has been revealed, promising a huge range of events from Friday 21st to Sunday 20th October. International brewery guests, hair of the dog brekkies, beer matched chocolate desserts, sausage making classes, history lessons, and even axe throwing competitions feature on the lineup, which looks to mirror the steady growth that continues to define scene both nationally and around the world.... Read More | Share it now!
With International IPA Day (Sunday 7th August) coming up, the best teams in Australia’s craft beer scene are no doubt going to be coming out with special brews to celebrate. To get the ball rolling, the legendary 4 Pines Brewing Company have jumped into the brewery with Sydney’s Grain Bar to create an exclusive India Pale Ale, titled 3 C’s for the hops used: Crystal, Chinook, and Columbus.... Read More | Share it now!
One of the most exciting developments in Sydney’s ever growing craft beer scene has been the recent opening of The Noble Hops, a Redfern small bar with an unwavering focus on inventive and rare brews. While the city’s craft beer scene has seen some fantastic pubs dedicated to local brews, Noble Hops sets itself apart as a small bar with a very discerning staff who have sought out some exclusives that have seen a following of local enthusiasts build quite rapidly.... Read More | Share it now!