Again it’s been too long between drinks and there’s plenty of stuff to get through in this edition of Brews News, so enough of the jibber jabber already, let’s get stuck in.
Check your calendars
Don’t leave your run too late this year if you’re keen to get a brew down for Christmas. If you’ve stuck your head in the cold room lately you’ll have seen how full it is already, so hopefully we’ll be able to make enough room for everyone. But, worst-case scenario, we’ll be giving members priority and then it’s first-in-first-served. There will be the usual range of assorted Brewers Club brews available for you to bottle up from $30 a carton ($40 for ciders and gingers). But the best way to guarantee you’ll get what you want is to lock it in early.
Thursday Night Tours
And while we’re on the subject of Christmas, why not show that someone special just how much they mean to you by giving them a Brews Brothers gift voucher this year? You could always come with them on the day so it’s a win-win. You can get vouchers for almost anything we’ve got available, but the hot seller is always the brewery tours. For $35 ($65 for 2) you can get someone in on the Thursday night groups – we kick them off at 6pm and you get six beers and a sausage sizzle with the tour. It’s a pretty good night out even if you’ve brewed here before, with some random samples available, a few handy tips along the way and we even throw in a 10%off card for your next brew. They’ll run throughout January and February.
The Gabba Test (from November 21) is shaping up to be pretty huge for us. Unfortunately we’ve been limited to 120 people, so again we’re going to have to invoke the ol first-in-first-served rule again. If you’re planning on going to the game, you should drop in before play for a sausage sizzle and some juice or a cuppa. While you’re there you can put your name on the list to lock in a place for the lunch break. After play we’ll be open until 8.30pm for you to wash down a few more snags and go over the day’s highlights. Hopefully the boys will give us something good to talk about.
Summer opening hours
Now that it’s warming up out there, it’s probably time we made it a bit easier for you to get your beer. For the rest of summer we’ll stay open a bit later for anyone wanting to order brews, bottle up from the Brewers Club or just drop in for a few samples.
Here’s our new hours:
See you at the local!
And if you still happen to miss us you can always get your fix down at the Aussie Nash, where we’ve got the chilli ginger beer on tap. It’s also on at the Stones Corner Hotel, where we brew a house mid-strength using Galaxy hops and Munich malt, as well as the Elderflower and Lime cider. A little further afield the Bellbowrie has been stocking the chilli hi her for a bit, and you can also get it down at Room 60 in Kelvin Grove. If you’re down the Valley way you should swing in to see Jimmy at The Hideaway, who’s always got the pear cider on tap and a few other random brews as well. We’ll get around to posting a full list of the commercial outlets as soon as we can.
And for something a little different…
We’ve got our hands on a few new interesting cider flavours – fruit tingles and bubble gum for starters – and we’ve got them available as part of our new 1 litre bootleg editions. We’re selling them in glass screw-top bottles for $10 and there’s usually at least five or six different varieties available in the samples fridge. While you’re at it you should grab yourself a mixed 6pack to go from just $15 to do some research on your next brew.
Hot off the press.
If you are into a bit of research you should try to get your hands on a copy of Beer and Brewer magazine, which we’re now stocking at the front counter. The latest issue is chockablock with interesting info and articles including a really good read about beer and food matching. There is an ancient Nepalese saying passed on by Gary Garry through his very good friend Greg Evans which goes: “if the beer’s cold and you can eat the food with one hand, you’ve got yourself a perfect match”.
That’s plenty enough jibber to absorb in one hit. Hopefully we see you down the brewery for a beer some time soon.