The history of commercial beer brewing in Canberra has not been a happy one. Which Dr Brett Stubbs explains at some length in his history of the subject on Brews News.
I had no idea when drinking at Glebe Park as a callow youth that the brew pub there was such a ground breaker.
The Small Brewers Beer Festival took off this afternoon at EPIC in the teeth of the AFL Grand Final and I have to say I found it immensely rewarding.
I’ll admit Loose Brown and I were a touch underwhelmed when we turned up to find the event was essentially being held in a car park.
But the [...]
Drink beer, talk about beer, drink beer AND talk about beer with people who make beer.
If you like beer, then this is probably the event for you.
Head down to EPIC this Saturday at about 11.30 and partake!
The beer war has turned into a beer crusade! The second Small Brewers Beer Festival has captured the attention [...]
[ 4 May 2013 at 9:00 am; ] On Saturday May 4, the Canberra Brewers Club and the Wig and Pen will be hosting the International Homebrew Day “Big Brew”.
This year, seven of Canberra’s finest homebrewers will face off, each taking a different take on a Belgian ale recipe.
There will be a wide range of brewing setups, from inexpensive beginner’s extract brewing gear, [...]
The walk up the hill at the National Botanic Gardens in the warm, sunny conditions was enough to work up a thirst, and would also ensure that any punters who overindulge will be able to stumble out of the venue (and onto Clunies Ross Drive?).
By the end of the day, we had all drank well [...]
The Canberra Brewers Club is back at the Canberra Multicultural Festival this year. Once again we’ll be selling some great handcrafted beers courtesy of the Wig and Pen, including last year’s hit brew, The Malty Cultural.
This this year we’re also going to be conducting live brewing demonstrations.
If you’ve ever wanted to get [...]
The beer drinking man has long faced a conundrum.
The best mass produced beer in Australia is, as any fule kno, Coopers Pale.
On the other hand the cheapest beer is from Aldi.
Until today, oh joyous day, when I found Coopers Pale going in Aldi for $42 a case.
Tonight’s going to be a good night.
The new Zierholz bar at University of Canberra has finally opened this week, bringing fancy beer, cider, and wood-fired pizza to the disadvantaged Northsiders! (This was first talked about in early 2010).
From the UCU website, their hours are:
Monday: 9am – 6pm.
Tuesday-Thurs: 9am – 9pm
Friday: 9am – 11pm
Saturday: 10am – 11pm
I’ve finally moved to Canberra and every one of my hard to come by long neck bottles smashed when the moving guys carried them off the truck. 6 out of about 30-40 survived. I think I threw out the last 6 out of frustration.
If anyone has any ideas on the best place to source a [...]
Does anyone know where in Canberra we can buy San Miguel Beer (Philippine beer)? The bottle-o in Braddon used to sell them but not anymore.
The taste of beer used to make me screw my nose up…then I moved to Canberra for uni and it was the only thing I could afford to drink…and I learned to love it. So much so that, at one point during my stellar drinking…er…academic career, I could scull a middy through a straw in [...]
I have been asked to help out at a uni grog fest social event where my task will be to serve beer in mass amounts responsibly. Apparently though I need a Responsible Service of assholes Alcohol Licence.
I have tried Google, but that just gives me plenty of stuff on the laws, not where to [...]
I know this was discussed in March and then again in July.
I’m guessing that being October my wish is unlikely to come true but I’m looking for a Christmas party venue and thought Zierholz in Belco would be tops.
Trouble is I haven’t seen it anywhere and haven’t heard anything further…..
Can someone in the [...]
Chris Shanahan has a solid write up of the new commercial brewer in town, the masonic Stricklands with their “1842″ based on a recipe found in an ancestors family bible.
About ten years ago the Stricklands found the recipe, written in German, in the spine of their grandmother’s bible. Later, they had it translated and asked [...]
Overheard has previously posted regarding the Hash House Harriers, and I figured it was about time to do so once more.
As the title says, we’re “drinkers with a running problem”, but we have a large number of walkers, too. Runs are conducted from pubs, restaurants, homes or the middle of nowhere. Bring a [...]
[ 17 April 2010 to 18 April 2010. ]
The 2010 National Capital Craft Beer Festival is gracing the lovely Olims Courtyard this weekend.
More details on the website and tickets from OutInCanberra.
As a special bonus we’ve got a double pass for the Premium Subscriber who can, in 25 words or less, leave in the comments the funniest reason they should win them.
It’s not too [...]
Today saw the first day of judging in the Australian Amateur Brewing Association‘s Championship, hosted by the Canberra Brewers Club, being held here in Canberra for the fifth time in it’s history since inception in 1995.
Canberra has an extremely rich history in amateur brewing with a pedigree that can’t be denied, with a Canberran [...]
I posted a while back about Beer + Bubs starting in Canberra. I hear a lot of gossip in the birth community in Canberra, and although I have nothing to do with this I do know it’s being run by a woman who really knows her stuff.
Check it out here – it will be [...]
[ 26 September 2009 to 27 September 2009. ]
Che and I went along to the brewers night which precedes the National Capital Craft Beer Festival at the Olims courtyard (a hidden gem of Canberra) in Ainslie. We had a lovely boozy time and tasted many great new beers, as well as the new Coopers 62 which is best described as fabulously innoffensive.
But you [...]
I was planning to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Guinness with a pint of stout … but it got me thinking… is Murphy’s Stout on tap anywhere in Canberra?
[ 5 September 2009; ] Following a string of massive shows back in the late 90′s Lagerfest is back!
Behold 21st Century LAGERFEST! presented by Elephant Records and M.M.T.P.E.B.G.S.F.H. inc
21st Century Lagerfest will be held at the Belconnen Basement on Saturday 5th September it will feature 5 bands to enjoy your beer with.
From Melbourne degenerate punks Thundabox will rock the stage [...]
[First filed: July 03, 2009 @ 11:32]
The RiotACT team can be notoriously difficult to pin down. And yet, when beer is involved mysteriously manage to appear with no problem at all.
A few weeks ago Che had been out to U-Brew It in Hume, and was so impressed he organised a trip for the rest of [...]
Just a quick announcement that as part of launching Zierholz in its first Belconnen venue at the Canberra Labor Club on Chandler Street I’ll be doing a meet and greet the brewer promo tomorrow (Thursday 26th March) between 17:30 and 18:30 so why not come along and try some of Canberra’s finest?
By the by we’ve [...]
Beer And Meat On A Stick Day 2009 on Saturday was by all accounts a great success.
So great in fact that at 3pm on the day John Hargreaves was congratulating himself and anyone who might have been involved to some lesser degree.
For those unfamiliar with it, BAMOASD is also known as the “Food and [...]
[First filed: January 30, 2009 @ 10:32]
So having survived seven hours in as blazing sunshine as you’re ever likely to see here are some thoughts on this year’s PM’s XI.
– Manuka Oval appears to be using washing machine hoses for their boundary rope
– Kiwi’s are generally better sports than their Australian counterparts. Special props to [...]
On 8 December last year I noted that a beer was just sitting on Campbell St in Ainslie waiting to be taken.
As you can see it’s the end of January and the beer is STILL THERE!
Rain has muddied it’s base and the label is starting to fade, but there it sits, untouched.
So what does [...]
I came across this sight in Ainslie this afternoon and it raised so many questions. (For the hard of seeing it’s a sealed, full, bottle of VB)
Why would anyone leave a full beer behind?
Have they done something nasty to it and re-sealed it? (A bogan trap of sorts, if you will)
Are they planning to come [...]
I’ll see if I can get away with what could be construed as a bit of shameless advertising…
After months of trying to get venues to stock anything other than my German Ale (not that there is anything wrong with that mind you) I am pleased to let you know that the Pork Barrel [...]
The booze industry rag “The Shout” is very impressed by the Beer Festival held at Olims over the weekend.
The ACT’s first-ever craft beer festival has been deemed a huge success after more than 1500 people turned up
In continuing a Riot-Act tradition of rating the best (and worst) our fair city has to offer, I was wondering where are the best beer pubs and bottle shops in Canberra? My vote goes to Debacle for the best beer pub (60-odd beers on offer), and I would say somewhere like First Choice Liquor in [...]
Last night I attended the Zierholz free beer tasting
As some may have picked up already - I found out yesterday that I’ve known Cristoph’s brother for several years, but I don’t think that matters for the purposes of the review.
Debacle turns out to be the first location in Canberra that hosted Zierholz on tap, and they have [...]
Free Zierholz Premium Beer Tasting @ Debacle
Come meet the brewer and taste some of the new(er) Zierholz Beers.
The tasting will be held at Debacle in Braddon, 30 Lonsdale Street on Thursday, 22nd May from 5 pm onwards.
We’ll probably run with the Schankbier, German Pils, Weizen, Brown Ale and Porter.
Come along and [...]