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Australian Brewery Pilsner

Australian Brewery Pilsner

Neal Cameron set up the successful William Bull Brewery for De Bortoli Wines. Then in 2010, he went out on his own and started the Australian Brewery in the Sydney suburb of Rouse Hill. Neal noticed that a number of craft beers from the United States were available in cans, instead of the usual bottles. He set about doing some research, which included comparing American craft beers from bottles or cans. Neal noticed that beer in … Read entire article »

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Coopers At The 20th ALIA Awards

Coopers At The 20th ALIA Awards

Coopers brewery won a number of awards at Wednesday (23 Oct 2013) night’s 20th Australian Liquor Industry Awards (ALIA). This year’s awards were held under the Big Top at Luna Park in Sydney. In total there were 50 awards available to both on and off- premise liquor sectors. Congratulations to Cooper Brewery who were the only Australian owned brewery to win any awards at this year’s ALIAs. The annual Beer & Brewer Awards were held on the … Read entire article »

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True Love – True South

True Love – True South

There is a treasure carefully hidden along Melbourne’s bayside suburbs. In amongst the local beachfront shops at Black Rock you will find the True South brewery and restaurant. It may not be true south from where you are, however if you are a beer nerd, it is closer to True Love. Just over eight months ago the task of brewing at True South became that of Renn Blackman. Renn is a young brewer who seems to … Read entire article »

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Coopers & Sydney Good Food Month

Coopers & Sydney Good Food Month

Food and beer. Beer and food. They work so well together it’s hard to decide which should come first. Fortunately, we don’t have to choose one over the other; we can have both. As part of their expanded advertising program in NSW, Coopers have increased their sponsorship of Sydney’s Good Food Month. If you live up in Sydney, it sounds these events are a great way to get involved as well as enjoying good beer and … Read entire article »

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Mildura Brewery Stefanos Pilsner

Mildura Brewery Stefanos Pilsner

Well-known chef Stefano de Pieri and his partner Donata Carrazza own the Mildura Brewery. In 1989 Donata’s father bought the derelict 90-year-old Astor theatre and transformed it into a modern brewery and restaurant. The brewery seems to be an oasis in the desert of the harsh Australian outback, especially on those hot summer Mildura days. To run the brewery they hired Rod Williams, formerly from Coldstream Brewery. While Rod was brewing a good range of ales, … Read entire article »

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Pulled Pork Burgers with Smoky BBQ Sauce

Pulled Pork Burgers with Smoky BBQ Sauce

Pulled pork is slow cooked for hours until it is so tender that it literally falls apart. Instead of cutting, you then pull it apart into pieces. Typically you will need to cook a 1kg piece for at least 3 ½ hours. Cook the pork on your BBQ, in your smoker, or go the easy way and cook it in the oven. Then serve in toasted Turkish rolls with baby spinach leaves, cheese, beetroot slices, … Read entire article »

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Feral Smoked Porter

Feral Smoked Porter

Brendan Varis started Feral Brewing eleven years ago in West Australia’s Swan Valley. He has gained a reputation for brewing fine and interesting beers. Hop Hog is an American style pale ale that consistently wins or rates highly in beer competitions. He also gets a lot of deserved praise for his barrel aged and sour beers. He has now teamed up with John Stallwood, from Nail Brewing, to set up a much larger brewhouse and warehouse … Read entire article »

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Endeavour 2012 Reserve Amber Ale

Endeavour 2012 Reserve Amber Ale

The boys at Endeavour Beer have a great philosophy. They noted that wines have seasonal variations, each vintage is cellared and savoured for its own idiosyncrasies, and yet this does not happen with most beers. They advocate the year of vintage as being the year that the ingredients were harvested, rather than when the beer was brewed. Brewer Andy Stewart prides himself in sourcing the best locally grown ingredients for his beers by visiting and … Read entire article »

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Beef Ale Ragu with Pappardelle

Beef Ale Ragu with Pappardelle

Ragu is a slow-cooked traditional Italian favourite that is delightful on a cold night. This version is matched with some warming amber ale (such as Endeavour 2012 Reserve Amber Ale) that brings out the best flavours in the dish. Serves: 4 Prep: 30 min Cooking: 4 hours Ingredients 500g beef cut into 2–3cm cubes 200g mushrooms cut into chunks ½ onion, chopped 2 celery sticks, sliced 2 carrots, medium size halved & sliced 2 cans whole tomatoes (440g) 2 garlic cloves, crushed 4 slices pancetta, chopped 1 cup vegetable … Read entire article »

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