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Craft Cartel Liquor launches beer subscription service
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Craft Cartel Liquor launches beer subscription service

An empty beer fridge is a disturbing sight, but now you can rest easy knowing a new pack of hand-selected hops will be heading your way without having to do a thing. The beer brain behind Sydney’s legendary Craft Cartel Liquor store is now sending his picks around the nation, with the launch of an online craft beer subscription service. more

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Crack some canned laughter – Newstead Brewing Co. teams up with the Brisbane Comedy Festival
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Crack some canned laughter – Newstead Brewing Co. teams up with the Brisbane Comedy Festival

We’re all set to bust a gut laughing for four weeks straight at the Brisbane Comedy Festival, but crying tears of laughter is bound to deplete and dehydrate. Newstead Brewing Co. – reliable quencher of thirsts across Brisbane – has relieved our salivation-deprived gasps with a beer specially brewed for the funny festivities. Canned Laughter is a limited-edition brew that pairs perfectly with belly laughs. more


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True blue – Australia finally has a beer brand called Tinnies
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True blue – Australia finally has a beer brand called Tinnies

The Australian vernacular is a vast and beautiful thing – through a collective love of nicknames and shortening every word possible, we’ve managed to create a lexicon that is entirely our own. One of the most beloved words in our language is ‘tinnie’ – as soon as someone says it you can practically hear the crack of the pull-tab, feel the ice-cold exterior and taste the crisp brew encased within. It’s only natural that someone would see the golden opportunity to name an actual beer brand after this beloved term, and it’s finally happened – make room in your esky for Tinnies. more

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Jazz up your fridge with Condimental – a curated delivery service for pickles and preserves
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Jazz up your fridge with Condimental – a curated delivery service for pickles and preserves

Honestly, can you imagine a world without punchy relishes, zingy pickles or spicy salsa? Absolutely not. Condiments make everything taste better and deserve top priority in your fridge, right next to the cheese. It’s important to keep your line-up of accompaniments exciting and delicious, which is exactly what Condimental – a curated delivery service for pickles, preserves and ferments – is here to do. more

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Return of the choc – iconic candy bar Polly Waffle to be resurrected
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Return of the choc – iconic candy bar Polly Waffle to be resurrected

With all of the ten-year photo challenges going around, it’s a perfect time to reflect on how much has changed over the past decade. If you were a chocolate fan in 2009, you were probably mourning the recent discontinuation of iconic chocolate bar Polly Waffle. We know, it’s been a hard ten years since that fateful day, but behold – the sun shines again! South Australian confectionery company Robern Menz has purchased the Polly Waffle brand from Nestlé, heralding a return of the candy in the foreseeable future. more

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Stone & Wood’s Pacific Ale heightens the flavours of summer
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Stone & Wood’s Pacific Ale heightens the flavours of summer

In case you hadn’t heard, Byron Bay brewery Stone & Wood is celebrating a significant milestone this year – the tenth anniversary of its flagship beer the Pacific Ale. The beverage responsible for turning Stone & Wood into one of the country’s best beer producers is being tinned for a limited time, which is cause to celebrate. What’s a celebration without food? We’ve broken down what morsels will pair best with an esky full of Pacific Ale cans this summer. more

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Taste of summer – Gelatissimo teams up with Bundaberg for ginger-beer gelato
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Taste of summer – Gelatissimo teams up with Bundaberg for ginger-beer gelato

The mercury is rising to record temperatures and air-conditioning units everywhere are being turned on full bore – electricity bill be damned! The scorching summer is sending all of us into a heat-stricken frenzy, manically searching for something to cool us down and restore our sanity. Well, a new partnership between Gelatissimo and Bundaberg Brewed Drinks is looking to provide the cool change we need in the form of some tantalising ginger-beer gelato. more

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Stone & Wood’s Pacific Ale gets the tinnie treatment to celebrate ten years of brews
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Stone & Wood’s Pacific Ale gets the tinnie treatment to celebrate ten years of brews

It’s hard to believe that it was ten long years since the first kegs of Stone & Wood’s now-iconic Pacific Ale rolled out of the indie Byron Bay brewery. The beer’s cult favourite status was cemented early on – the combination of big fruity hops, cloudy haze and a refreshing finish makes it the perfect potion for our steamy summers. To celebrate its anniversary, Stone & Wood is giving Pacific Ale the tinnie treatment with a permanent range of cans. more

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The Weekend Series: five rosés under $25 (that are actually really good)
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The Weekend Series: five rosés under $25 (that are actually really good)

Ahh, rosé – is there anything it can’t do? It’s safe to say our love affair with the pink-hued drop isn’t waning any time soon, and why would it? This summertime staple is a perfect drink for the warmer months. If you want to impress your pals at your next picnic or soiree, we’ve rounded up five killer bottles of rosé that taste bloody amazing and won’t cost an arm and a leg – because we love to help you look fancy without hurting your wallet. more

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Nothing like Nescafé – a Brisbane brewing legend launches Instant Specialty coffee
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Nothing like Nescafé – a Brisbane brewing legend launches Instant Specialty coffee

For anyone with functioning tastebuds, instant coffee is generally only turned to as a last resort – after all, it’s actually charitable to call the tinned stuff you buy in bulk at the supermarket ‘coffee’. It sucks, because the theory of being able to whip up a delicious brew in two minutes is pretty darn appealing – but how do you actually marry quality with convenience in the process? We’re in luck, because local Brisbane brewing legend Marcus Allison has cracked the code with his Instant Speciality coffee. more

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Stock up on pepperberry goats cheese from Meredith Dairy
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Stock up on pepperberry goats cheese from Meredith Dairy

It’s unlikely us Queenslanders would encounter wild pepperberries, seeing as its native to Tasmania. That won’t stop it being the spice of the season, especially if Meredith Dairy has anything to do with it. The specialty cheese and yoghurt outfit is using the pepperberry to imbue its goats cheese with an addictive and quintessentially Australian flavour. If you’re in charge of putting on the snack spread this festive season, this one is sure to please. more

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Clean eating made convenient – Nourish’d delivers hearty and healthy meals straight to your door
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Clean eating made convenient – Nourish’d delivers hearty and healthy meals straight to your door

Let’s be honest – in our extremely time-poor society, the struggle to eat well can be extremely real. For those willing to sacrifice half of a precious Sunday to meal prep, we salute you – but the rest of us would like something a little more convenient, thank you very much. If you’ve been looking for a speedy solution to your mealtime woes, the answer is here – Nourish’d has got your back with a whopping range of hearty, healthy and ready-to-eat meals delivered straight to your door. more