Helios Brewing Showcase

“Craft beer brewed with the Aussie Sun”.  Is the slogan for the next brewery snapshot of ours showcasing the team at ‘Helios Brewing’ out of Yeerongpilly in Brisbane’s South.  However, that slogan comes in twofold when talking about their brewery, as not only are they named after Helios, the Sun God in Greek mythology – … Read more

Yarra Valley Pinot

From floral, aromatic styles to the more fruity, earthy, and savoury types – Pinot Noir has become quite a famous and sought-after varietal from the Yarra Valley wine region of Victoria.  But who makes Yarra Valley Pinot? Simple answer: Lots! But probably not as simple is the question of; “who makes it well”?  So, to … Read more

The Lane Cellars People’s Choice Wine Awards

2020 People’s Choice Announced The Lane Cellars People’s Choice Wine Awards have today announced their 2020 winners.  The awards are a new consumer-based survey designed to engage Orange Region wine drinkers at a time when COVID19 has caused the cancellation of a number of major events during the Orange Wine Festival. The Awards cover ten … Read more

Parrot Gin – new Gins

Swooping in this week with FOUR brand new releases is local Gin maker ‘Parrot Distilling Co’ Firebird GinThe Gin equivalent to fireball whisky. Expect big cinnamon flavours. Red Silk GinLush hibiscus and strawberry flavours round out this beauty. Earl Grey GinRich, texture with a touch of bergamot orange for gentle citrus. Oriental GinSpicy, unique! Expect … Read more

Bloodwood Malbec 2017

Flavoursome, great with food, and overall stellar in their own quiet way. This is what you get with a wine from one of Orange’s founding wineries, Bloodwood. We’ve been incredibly lucky to secure a pre-release of their 2017 Malbec. Now available in the shop and online. It’s a must have local red for the backend … Read more

Hop Series: Galaxy

Who doesn’t love a bit of Aussie passionfruit flavours; harking back to childhood memories of sipping down pasito’s on a Sunday arvo. Well we’ve got the ‘adult’ version here in shop, and it comes in the form of our next ‘hop series’ showcase with Australia’s own Galaxy Hop. Donning the highest percentage of essential oils … Read more

Hops series: Nelson Sauvin

Something for the Savvy B wine lovers sees us explore the unique ‘Nelson Sauvin’ hop varietal. So called ‘Nelson Sauvin’ for its similar flavour and aromatic characteristics to that of the Sauvignon Blanc wine grape, it was developed in New Zealand and released to the beer world in 2000.  Gooseberry, stone fruit, and a smooth … Read more

Hops series: Mosaic

In last week’s newsletter, we started our hop profile journey by giving you some backstory to that aromatic, fruity, and sometimes bittering beer ingredient known as hops. This week we narrow our gaze and shine a light on the interesting hop variety known as Mosaic. If you ever crack open an IPA, only to get … Read more

Hop profile Series

Welcome to the Hop Profile Series, where we will take you down the fruity, aromatic, and often bitter road that is hops.  Brewing beer is as much a science as it is an art and hops are one of the key ingredients that need to be in every formula.  But before we dive headfirst into … Read more

Fireside brews

It is certainly dark beer weather now, and our fridges are stocked full of them. We’ve pulled together a fun little 6-pack of ‘Winter Warmer’ dark beers that are made both locally and from afar that’ll put hairs on anyone’s chest. Think stouts, porters, and rich, malty Red IPA’s.