8 Wired Brewing is inspired by the Kiwi ‘can-do’ mentality and fellow craft brewers who have dared to challenge the masses and show us all that beer is no longer ‘just beer’. The first 8 Wired beer was brewed in 2009 and by 2011 they received the highest brewing honour awarded in New Zealand - Champion Brewery at the Brewers Guild Awards.
They have also been featured on the prestigious Ratebeer.com list of 100 best brewers in the world as the only Southern Hemisphere brewery. 8 Wired have one of the largest collections of barrel-aged beers in the southern Hemisphere.
2am, mid-winter, 2006, New York City: a rescue mission from the defunct Times Square Brewery. Two brothers and a shady New Jersey trucker convinced to disregard Manhattan’s traffic laws...salvaging tanks being sold off as scrap.
A bit of Aussie charm got them past NYPDs finest and around a lack of city permits and they had their own brewery! Melbourne's brewery doors opened in late 2007 – two brothers and their growing brewery family, with a simple credo that life’s better when you get together with great beer.
Apple Thief Cider is a range of lovingly crafted, natural fruit ciders created at the base of the Snowy Mountains in NSW since 2011 by fruit farmer David Purcell. Fruit growing has been a vital part of the economy in David’s hometown of Batlow for over 120 years.
Only locally farmed apples – including those grown on David’s family farm – are used to produce Apple Thief’s locally crushed and pressed, pure fruit juice, ciders.
Found in 2014 and based in a railway arch in Manchester, England. Chorlton make small-batch modern beers inspired by Germanic brewing traditions. They care deeply about ethics and try hard not to trash the planet or do uncool things in the pursuit of money.
They prioritise supplying to independent businesses and their beer is always unfiltered, unpasteurised and un-fined. That means it’s a living product and the majority of beers are suitable for vegans.
Quiet Deeds was established in 2012 by childhood friends Patrick Ale & David Milstein. Both the guys studied Engineering and always had a dream of owning their own brewery. Like most Uni students they had zero cash but plenty of beer drinking experience.
Not long after they graduated they started dabbling in the alcohol industry importing international beers with the bigger plan to make enough money to be able to build their own brewery, which opens in Glen Iris in Melbourne November 8!
Epic started life in 2006 by the hands of a passionate home brewer turned professional brewer and beer judge, Luke Nicolas. Epic beers aim to be big on flavour, taste and aroma.
With a swag of international beer awards under his belt and some great collaboration brews with some of the world’s finest breweries, these are some must try beers!
Originally trained as a winemaker, Ben Kraus studied brewing at the University of Ballarat before setting up Bridge Road Brewers in his hometown of Beechworth. He quickly became a rising star in craft-beer circles, and now offers a sound selection of ales.
Ben is constantly tweaking and adding to his huge range to make sure they’re up there with the best on offer anywhere. Bridge Road Brewers has countless international and national awards under its belt and beers to quench even the most avid beer hunter’s thirst.
Founders Brewing Company was started in 1997 by a group of passionate beer enthusiasts. "Our beers are crafted for a chosen few, a small cadre of renegades and rebels who enjoy a beer that pushes the limits of what is commonly accepted as taste. We make beer for people like us.”
Founders have evolved into one of the most recognized breweries in the USA. They have been ranked in the top breweries in the world by Ratebeer.com for the last five years, and have several beers listed in the top one hundred beers of the world on Beeradvocate.com
A treacherous cove at Cape Conran is the inspiration for the name and the spirit of Sailor’s Grave, brews inspired by the ocean and rural living.
A sea change and love for beer prompted Chris & Gab Moore to assemble East Gippsland’s newest brewery in the abandoned 1893 Orbost Butter and Produce factory.
Their beers are shaped by the ever-present coastal elements that dominate life here and rooted in the farms and plains where the Snowy River meets the sea.
Stockade Brew Co. began with four Australian brothers "scattered all over the world” with one working for10 years in a renowned German brewery. The four returned to start a new venture back home in 2013.
Using only the highest quality ingredients, no sugars for high speed fermentation and no preservatives to compromise purity, Stockade produce a number of award-winning craft lagers and ales. Awards have included World’s Best Imperial Stout, Australasia’s best Lager and runner up for Australia’s best Pale Ale and IPA at the World Beer Awards.
Setting out to brew nothing but Belgian farmhouse style beers is a ballsy move. Sending those beers into the world in clothing more akin to wine equally so. Yet, with Australians warming to such styles and having set impeccably high standards, it looks like paying off in spades at La Sirene.
The experts are also lavishing on the love with the original Saison taking out Champion Belgian and French Ale at the inaugural Australian Craft Beer Awards, their Praline taking out Peoples Choice at 2014 GABS.
Beer is usually made from barley and/or wheat. Wilde Beer has had a technical breakthrough with alternative grains that do not contain gluten, to produce quality Gluten Free beers at a reasonable price.
Wilde Beer is the only beer in the world to be certified FODMAP Friendly.
It could be argued that Hawthorn’s Stuart Dew, with ten minutes of brilliance, help found Mornington Peninsula Brewery. His 3rd quarter burst cemented the 2008 Premiership for the Hawks and brought neighbours Matt Bebe and Malcolm McLean together to celebrate. Talk turned to beer and breweries and long into the night the euphoric pair discussed grand visions for a new brewery.
Meetings with Rod Attenborough finalised the vision to start a brewery based on tradition, industry and honesty that identifies with the Mornington Peninsula’s heritage of epicurean and leisure opportunities. “Be true to the beer & those who drink it.”
Pabst Brewing Company is the largest American-owned brewery. Since 1844, we’ve taken pride in brewing beers that have become iconic, cherished American brands. Brands that promote regional pride, and brands that express common bonds amongst people all over the world.
Loyalty is hard to come by these days. Being your beer of choice is a great privilege, which is why we deliver nothing less than award-winning taste and quality.