Victorian Breweries

We all know how tough small businesses have been doing it this year, but none more so than those in Victoria. We wanted to use our busiest months of the year, November & December, to support a few Victorian breweries, so we have put together some pretty special mixed cases from the following Independent breweries..
Bad Shepherd Brewing Co

Bad Shepherd turns 5 on 28th November! The brainchild of husband and wife team, Dereck and Diti Hales, Bad Shepherd is all about tempting you with fine craft beer and complementing that at their brewpub with a menu heaving with smoked meat delicacies and good ol’ fashioned comfort food.

At the very recent 2020 Indies awards, Bad Shepherd picked up Gold for their Peanut Butter Stout (in all discovery packs this month!), as well as a slew of Silver and Bronze for pretty much all of the other beers in their range!

Keep an eye out for their brand new Lime & Pomegranate Sour hitting our mixed cases soon.

 

Bodriggy Brewing Co

Opening in August 2019, Bodriggy Brewing is housed in a former Auto LP conversion warehouse in Abbotsford, VIC.

As well as pumping out a cracking core range and regular very well regarded limited releases, they also focus on first class wine, spirits and cocktail service at their brewpub, so it will feel like home for anyone!

Utropia - Pale Ale

Utropia is a flavourful, yet smash-able American style Pale Ale that pours a rich amber colour. Citrus and Stone-fruit aromas are in abundance thanks to a generous amount of Mosaic and Calypso hops, and specialty malts round out the body creating a complex, but balanced pale. 

Staunch - German Pilsner

Staunch is our new-world pilsner inspired by the brewing traditions of Germany. Herbaceous old-world hops are blended with fruity ones from NZ, while a clean malt profile lets them shine. Staunch is a humble nod to noble heritage, but re-envisaged with the modern drinker in mind.

 

Deeds Brewing

It is hard to believe that Deeds have only had a home of their own in Glen Iris since mid 2019, having been contract brewers since launching in 2012.

Deeds have rocketed up the rankings to now be the 5th ranked brewery in the country as voted in the recent Beer Cartel craft beer survey – up 114 places from the year before!

Deeds are known for putting out spectacular creations that push the envelope and collaborate heavily with a lot of breweries across the country in doing so.

If the weird and wonderful isn’t your thing, they have a banging core range that will contain something for anyone’s beer fridge.

 

Exit Brewing

Exit Brewing – created by two mates who are ex-it industry experts (get it). Exit Brewing is a family-owned business led by founder and brewer, Grum Knight, that offers an iconic core range that keeps true to the founding principles of quality and honesty. 

Their story began with the release of a Saison farmhouse ale back in 2014 (sold out at the moment ☹ one of my favourite examples of the style). Since then, they have added a few more of their favourite styles including a bold yet balanced Pale Ale, the complex American-style AIBA trophy winning Amber Ale, the rich smooth AIBA trophy winning Milk Stout and a hoppy West Coast-style IPA. These year-round releases are complemented by a limited release program that pays homage to our original numbered batches. 

Exit have recently had a re-brand and we love the new look! What do you think?

 

Hawkers Beer
One of the most interesting beginnings and stories in craft beer - we had to cut and paste from the website as they tell it best. Founder and Owner Mazen Hajjar is one of the craft beer industries biggest advocates and is as passionate as they come, I suggest you seek out an interview or podcast with him on it as they are always fascinating listening.
"Founded back in 2014, and launched in February 2015, the company has its roots much earlier. Mazen Hajjar, our founder, started the Middle East’s first craft brewery back during the July 2006 war between Israel and Hizbollah. By the time he left, his old company was exporting beer to 26 different countries including Australia. After one of his trips to Australia and while hawking beers in a Sydney suburb, the decision to start a brewery in Australia was made. The name Hawkers is inspired from the street vendors, that roamed Australia from the early days of the colony. Many early immigrants were hawkers as they needed little capital and skill to push a cart and earn a living. Their activities were critical for the health of many regional economies and they helped spread the colony further. When we started brewing in February 2015, we were 4. It’s been a wild and crazy ride to get where we are today and there are almost 50 of us now. 50 eclectic, passionate and skilled people working together day in and day out to make Hawkers what it is. We are lucky to have a lot of talented and team-oriented co-workers who have come together to grow this company into a very special community. Our awesome fans who believe in what we are doing as a company, inspire and motivate us to keep moving forward."
Westside Ale Works

Westside Ale Works are a brewery after our heart, paying homage to micro breweries of USA brewing styles like Pale Ales, IPA's, and Stouts, but they also have a number of seasonal releases - including from their barrel program. From the BA samples that the wonderful Skylar (Taproom Manager) sent us, these are a real treat!

They do not tend to stick to any one style, instead experimenting with everything from German Hefeweizens to NEIPAs to Russian Imperial Stouts and everything in between.

Westside Ale Works are turning 4 in November, so grab a case and celebrate their unique beers with us!