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Beers to Age

Team Dave’s gives you some tips to starting your beer cellar. With Winter now fully set in. Now is the time that we start to lean towards the bigger, richer, darker styles of beers. Those stouts, porters and barleywines that you bought throughout the year and haven’t found the right time to crack start to…

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July 18, 2016

Festive Brews & Food Pairings

No self-respecting Aussie Christmas dinner is complete without a fridge full of cold beer, but with such a vast array out there on the market, which should you serve? Well, that all depends on your menu of course. You may be familiar with the concept of pairing wines with food, but did you know beer…

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December 14, 2015

Christmas Kegs in the Kitchen

Team Dave are getting in the festive spirit with some Christmas Ale Jaffa Fudge! The bearded man with the big sack is due any day now, and in the spirit of all things merry and bright, we thought we’d get a little bit experimental in the kitchen and chuck together a Christmas recipe for you…

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December 11, 2015

Tales of the Craft

The term Craft Beer gets bandied around a lot these days. But how many of us can hand on heart say we really know the story behind what it is, where it came from, and what has turned one of the oldest drinks in the world into a modern day cult phenomenon… Way back when,…

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November 8, 2015

Rocks Brewing Company

If breweries were extensions of their owners and their brewers then the first steps inside Rocks Brewery and Bar in the heart of a gentrified industrial zone of Sydney would have you picturing the owners of Rocks Brewing Company as grand designers, studiously oiling the machine, busy exploring new horizons.  And you wouldn’t be far…

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September 16, 2015

Batch Brewing Company

Watching Andrew sling a load of full kegs into the back of the brewery van I sit and think about his back and wonder if he would trade the challenges of building his brewery for the old days of marketing for a large brewer where it was less about moving actual beer than it was…

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September 16, 2015

Modus Operandi Brewing Co.

In June 2014 I read about a Husband and Wife team that were starting a Micro-brewery in Mona Vale on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Craft beer had been scarce this far up the peninsular so I was both excited and scared for the longevity of their project. Were there really enough people who would…

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September 16, 2015