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Coopers Vintage Ale 2017

Coopers Vintage Ale 2017

Coopers Brewery have released their iconic Vintage Ale at events in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide this week. And it certainly seems to be another cracking year for the vintage ale, with plenty of hops, but more malt body than previous years. This year Coopers’ chairman Glen Cooper was joined by brewer Jon Meneses at the Melbourne launch at Paradise Alley, a new bar in Collingwood. The 2017 Vintage uses Denali and Calypso, a couple of new … Read entire article »

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Rocks Brewing 2017 Russian Imperial Stout

Rocks Brewing 2017 Russian Imperial Stout

Rocks Brewing are about to release a cracker of a beer with their latest Conviction Series Russian Imperial Stout. With a heap of different malts including Maris Otter, Pale, Munich, Oats, Midnight Wheat, Carafa III and topped off with some Belgian Candy Sugar. Unfortunately, there will be a mere 10 kegs and 100 cases of this indulgent drop and will … Read entire article »

New Program for Coopers Foundation

New Program for Coopers Foundation

The Coopers Foundation has provided support and financial assistance to over 250 different charities and has contributed over $ 4.2 million to them. However, it has now introduced a new program that will provide $150,000 to a selected charity over three years. And each year a new charity or group will be selected for this three-year program, which will great … Read entire article »

Holsten Zero and Dry July

Holsten Zero and Dry July

Drinking beer doesn’t necessarily mean drinking alcohol. The two things are not necessarily synonymous, even in Germany where drinking beer is part of the culture. There are several very good alcohol-free beers readily available on the market. Holsten 0.0 is an alcohol-free beer that tastes very much like an international lager. Look out for Holsten 0.0 if you are getting involved … Read entire article »

Beer Review – Rocks Brewing Conviction Series

Beer Review – Rocks Brewing Conviction Series

A few months ago Rocks Brewing launched their Conviction Series Pale and IPA beers in cans. The beers were released in time for Sydney beer week last year. So, it was a nice surprise to get a couple of samples delivered to my house this week. I hadn’t tried either of these Rocks beers before, so I looked forward to doing … Read entire article »

Review – Hawthorn Brewing Beers

Review – Hawthorn Brewing Beers

Recently I mentioned the Hawthorn Brewing Discovery pack and how it was like a tasting paddle, but in a box. Not long after that Hawthorn’s Andrew McCall dropped by with a sample box of the Discovery Pack for me to try. I have tasted all of these beers over the year. But it was good to get to try all … Read entire article »

Rocks Brewing Beers ‘N’ Bones Doggie Day

Rocks Brewing Beers ‘N’ Bones Doggie Day

Beer lovers and dog lovers are often the same person. So Rock Brewing is creating an event that fulfils both these demands. I will be held on Sunday, 27th November at Rocks Brewing Company, 160 Bourke Rd, Alexandria, NSW, 2015. For more information, head to the Facebook page or read the full press release below:   —- Rocks Brewing is excited to announce they … Read entire article »

Yeastie Boys Australia

Yeastie Boys Australia

Following their successful foray into the UK, The Yeastie Boys are now heading for the big island, Australia. Yeastie Boys, Stu McKinlay and Sam Possenniskie, are moving on from the distribution relationship they had with Phoenix Beers. Along with Experienceit Beverages, they have set up a company that will brew and distribute their beer in Australia. The distribution will include … Read entire article »

Coopers Lagers Get Fresh Wrapping

Coopers Lagers Get Fresh Wrapping

The packaging for Coopers Premium Lager and Light are being freshened up. The silver and blue packaging will bring it closely inline with that for the Legends Summer Lager and Clear, in time for the big Summer promotion with Tennis Australia. For more information, you can read the full press release below: —— New Packaging for Coopers Lagers Coopers Brewery is repackaging and relaunching … Read entire article »

Hawthorn’s Tasting Paddle In A Box

Hawthorn’s Tasting Paddle In A Box

Hawthorn Brewery is saving us time by providing a choice selection of their beers in a box. Just like a tasting paddle, but in a carton. It contains five of their popular regulars, and New World Lager, which is the newest Brewshed series beer. The Discovery Pack will be available at First Choice, BWS, Dan Murphy’s and independent liquor stores while … Read entire article »

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