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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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The Weekend Series: move over cob – muffuletta is your new breadst friend
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The Weekend Series: move over cob – muffuletta is your new breadst friend

While the humble cob loaf has enjoyed a renaissance this year, it’s time to make room for a new bread-based hero. We’re calling it right now – 2019 is set to be the year that the muffuletta takes over Australia. Originally created in New Orleans, this multi-layered meaty delight has recently had a taste in the Australian spotlight thanks to Sydney’s A1 Canteen – and we’re ready to get on board. Sharing its name with the bread on which it’s made, the muffuletta is traditionally crammed with salami, ham, mortadella, Swiss cheese, provolone and (deep breath) a marinated olive salad. While this combination is legendary, we’ve tracked down five muffuletta variations that will have you kissing the tips of your fingers like an old-timey cartoon chef. more

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Pours for paws – The Good Beer Co launches Pale Tail in support of the RSPCA
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Pours for paws – The Good Beer Co launches Pale Tail in support of the RSPCA

Two of our greatest loves – beer and animals – have finally come together for the greater good. This weekend marks the official launch of Pale Tail, a socially responsible brew from The Good Beer Co that supports the RSPCA QLD to help fund their vital work to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in need across the state. Yep, you can truly make a difference just by sinking a beer. more

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The Weekend Series: splash out this Christmas with five boozy advent calendars
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The Weekend Series: splash out this Christmas with five boozy advent calendars

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me... an advent calendar that was a little bit boozy! Before long we’ll be counting down the days to Christmas, but while everyone else is looking for your run-of-the-mill chocolate-filled advent calendars, we’ve got our eye on some boxes packed with a little bit more Christmas ‘sprit’. Alcohol advent calendars are all the rage this year, with types to suit any kind of drinker. If you’re a gin giver, beer hound or whisky lover, we’re sure you’ll love one of these five festive advent calendars. more

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Fill up your fridge with fresh produce from The Farm at Nobbys
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Fill up your fridge with fresh produce from The Farm at Nobbys

As much as we could easily (and happily) eat out for every meal, there are days and nights when we're forced to cook. While there is plenty to eat and drink in Nobby Beach, most of us would have overlooked the beachside hub if we were on hunt for fresh produce to take home. Well, friends, The Farm at Nobbys is here to fill the void – and your fridge. more


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The Weekend Series: five must-try meat-alternative products

You’re seeing it in our cafes, bars and restaurants, and more and more on our grocery shelves – vegan-friendly and plant-based products are becoming a part of the norm. While many of us in The Weekend Edition office are still carnivorously inclined, we’re supportive of any environmentally sustainable and ethical change in our food industry. Meat-substitute products are becoming more prevalent as a part of home cooking, but which ones are the best? We’ve assembled a hit list of five meat alternatives that are well worth trying. more

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A Melbourne company has just released the world’s first-ever cannabis gin
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A Melbourne company has just released the world’s first-ever cannabis gin

There was a time in history when cannabis was written off pretty heavily – the plant was demonised, misrepresented and seemingly always associated with negative imagery. Thankfully, times have changed and public perception is slowly but surely shifting – people are beginning to come around to the many positive uses of the plant across food, medicine, textiles and more. The Cannabis Company is a Melbourne-based outfit that is leading this innovative charge towards change, having just released the world’s first-ever gin distilled using cannabis terpenes. more

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In the spirit – Four Pillars releases its annual limited-edition Christmas Gin right on cue
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In the spirit – Four Pillars releases its annual limited-edition Christmas Gin right on cue

The first weekend in November really cements the reality that we are officially at the pointy end of the year – it's all downhill from here. It's also the time of year when much-loved Australian distiller Four Pillars releases its annual Christmas gin, which goes on sale this Saturday November 3. Last year it sold out within weeks ... so consider this a friendly warning. more

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Summer sips – Sunlight Liquor brings ancient sparkling mead into the 21st century
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Summer sips – Sunlight Liquor brings ancient sparkling mead into the 21st century

Summer is just around the corner and it's getting rather balmy – and by balmy we mean it's already hitting 30-degrees celsius. We all know that the only way to really cool down is by sipping spritzes, ciders and other effervescent fruity concoctions. Though, we've uncovered another drinkable to put on your radar this summer – sparkling mead. It's an ancient beverage made from fermented honey, and it's being brought to life by South Australian company Sunlight Liquor. more

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Save the reef by cracking open a Great Barrier Beer
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Save the reef by cracking open a Great Barrier Beer

It's truly a good day when you learn that you can help the environment by cracking open a beer. In a call to action for Australian beer drinkers, social enterprise The Good Beer Co. has launched Great Barrier Beer to help fund the Australian Marine Conservation Society’s work to protect the Great Barrier Reef from climate change and pollution. more

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Smith & Deli-cious is the cookbook packed with (amazing) vegan versions of your favourite snacks
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Smith & Deli-cious is the cookbook packed with (amazing) vegan versions of your favourite snacks

If you’re still labouring under the misapprehension that vegan food just isn’t that good, you’ve obviously never paid a visit to Smith & Deli. The insanely popular Melbourne haunt has been feeding earthlings and fooling carnivores for years with its mouth-watering meals and treats, with people lining up around the block to get a taste. The masterminds behind this premier plant-based dining destination have been generous enough to reveal their secrets (read: pure sorcery) in the form of their new cookbook Smith & Deli-cious: Food from our Deli (That Happens to be Vegan). more

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The Weekend Series: be your own barista with these instant specialty coffee goodies
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The Weekend Series: be your own barista with these instant specialty coffee goodies

Don’t get it twisted – we’re never going to give up our barista-made coffee completely. The joy of sipping an expertly made cuppa is nearly unparalleled, but for convenience sake we’re open to the idea of getting a comparable caffeine hit at home or at work. Specialty coffee is expanding into the realm of instant brew – we're talking DIY brew kits, pods and sachets, which means we don’t need to spend energy grinding, brewing and pouring on our own whenever the energy levels dip. Here are some ingenious products that will bolster your coffee game considerably (and sustainably) – just don’t let the crew at your local coffee joint find out! more