Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Brewers Dray : 'Beer & Food' article from Australian Appetite magazine Iss 3/2010

Here's the beer & food article published in Australian Appetite magazine a couple of months back. Few quotes in there from The Brewers Dray! Its a scanned jpeg, so hopefully you can read it without too many drama's.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Oktoberfest at the brewery: The definitive guide to Oktoberfest celebrations in and around Perth for 2010

Well it's that Oktoberfest time again, so strap on the lederhosen and get ready to swing your stein to the sweet sounds of the oompah, here's your definitive guide to whats on where in the brewpubs of Perth and surrounds:

The Monk Brewery & Kitchen, Freo
In keeping with the traditional Munich timing of the event, The Monk kick off their Oktoberfest festivities with an Opening Party on Saturday 18th September. The German beer will be flowing, the German food will be in excess and your favourite Monk brews will be on tap! Festivities will continue until the 3rd of October, with traditional food specials including Monk made pretzel, purchase your own limited edition commemorative steins, enjoy traditional German bottled beer and The Monk’s own Oktoberfest lager, and for your sonic pleasure on the 18th The Alpen Duo will be entertaining from 1pm – What’s not to love!
E-mail or speak to staff at the venue for further info.

Salt on the Beach/Black Salt Brewery, North Freo
On Saturday 2nd October, Salt on the Beach host their Oktoberfest party.
Come dressed in your best German outfit and party on at the beach. Prize for best German dancer and best German outfit! $15 Tickets on sale now! Includes entry, festivities and bratwurst bun. Polka dots playing live from 2-5pm : German Dancers from 5-5:30pm : DJ from 6-10pm : German games all day! Party mit uns in Salz, deutschen Stil! 9430 6866 for tix.

Mash Brewing, Swan Valley
Mash Spring Fair
Mash Brewings First and Biggest Event of The Month for the Spring In The Valley Festival 2010. Join them and celebrate SITV Mash Style, Outdoors at the Brewery. Craft Beers & Food and Great Music all weekend. Live Music by The DTs and DJs Cinnamon & Hustler.
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October. An Over 18s Event. Tickets $10 (Moshtix)
Doors Open 10am. Get there early to avoid queues!
Beer Lover's BBQ Weekend
Entertainment for the whole family!
BBQ Food/Craft Beer/Kid's bouncy castle.
Saturday 16th October: 11am-5pm/Sunday 17th October: 11am-5pm
Free Entry!
Celebrate the worlds biggest festival Oktoberfest at Mash Brewing in their themed Beer Garden with German Food, Special Release Beers and DJs Cinnamon, Hustler & Moosh.
Entry includes a souvenir Stein to take home.
Saturday 23 October: 11am-5pm/Sunday 24 October: 11am-5pm
Tickets $10 + Booking Fee (Moshtix)

Feral Brewing, Swan Valley
It's business as usual at the Valley's most awarded brewery throughout October, with the venue in full party mode on the 9th & 10th for annual Spring in the Valley celebrations. Entry to the party zone will set you back $10, with no pre-booking available, so it's first come first served. Get there early to avoid disappointment! For more info give the guys a shout on 9296 4657.

Ironbark Brewery, Swan Valley
Ironbark are celebrating the month long Spring in the Valley event with live music all afternoon across the weekends. Entry is free but bookings are highly recommended as they are already starting to fill up on available spots. Call 9377 4400 for bookings.

Elmars in the Valley, Swan Valley
It's all systems go at Elmars over the whole month of October, here's just a sample of whats going on, check out their website for all the info.
Shank & Beer - What a great idea
Every Wednesday during October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Elmar’s Specialty Dish – a mouth watering Pickled and Smoked Pork Shank with a glass of award winning Elmar’s Beer (regular size) for just $44.90
Senior's Lunch Special
Every Thursday during October (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th) Enjoy a delicious two course lunch for only $17.50 per person, or three courses for $21.50 per person. Bookings Essential.
Brewery Tours
Friday 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th October at 10am or 4pm (not available during 2nd week, Fri 8th Oct) Experience a Brewery Tour at Elmar’s in the Valley - included a guided tour of the brewery and explanation of the brewing process, plus beer tasting and a smallgoods sample platter for just $15 per person. Bookings Essential
$5 Beer & Bratwurst
Friday 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th October (not available during 2nd week, Fri 8th Oct) Enjoy three beer tastings and a smallgoods snack basket (to share) for just $5 per person. Available all day Friday, a minimum group size of 4 people applies.
Cocktail Night
Friday 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th October (not available during 2nd week, Fri 8th Oct) Visit Elmar’s on Friday nights and enjoy Cocktail Specials & Live Music from 6.30 - 9.30pm
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October Relax and enjoy live music in the Beer Garden at Elmar’s annual Springfest! Open from 10am - 4pm, tickets are $10 and include a regular beer or soft drink, and more…
Beer Garden BBQ
Sun 3rd, & Sun 17th & Sun 31st The BBQ will be sizzling in the Beer Garden from 3pm with a range of mouth watering Elmar’s products, perfect for an afternoon snack! Relax & and enjoy a delicious Bratwurst with live music by Ben Merito.
Art at Elmar's
Sunday 17th October Stop by Elmar’s and browse through an amazing range of local art & craft displays on show in the Beer Garden from 11am - 4pm. The BBQ will be sizzling from 3pm, however lunch reservations are essential.
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th October Experience Oktoberfest right here in the Swan Valley. Open from 11am - 5pm with live music all weekend, entry is FREE, just purchase your glass, or bring one along from last year.

Indian Ocean Brewhouse, Mindarie
The menu at The Indi takes on a distinct German flavour throughout the month of October, and so to does the beer, which will be available in limited edition Indi steins. "Nice Prices" on the Indi beer range from 5pm-7pm daily. Why not pay a visit on the 17th October for the annual 'Mindarie Festival', the biggest day on the Marina calendar with free family entertainment throughout the day! This year's entertainment line up is bigger and better than ever! Catch all your favourite acts and loads of new original creations too...

12pm-3pm The Mod Squad
3.30pm-6.30pm Darren Reid & the Soul City Groove!
12.30-3.30pm Retrofit
4pm-7pm The Rusty Pinto 'Rockabilly' Combo!
KIDZ ZONE! 11-4pm
The amazing Aqua bubble - come and walk on water $10 entry
Bouncy Castle - FREE
Face painting - FREE
The Sand Wizard craft activity
Happy Hoola Ladies - with lollies- and balloons - FREE
Plus the Boardwalk - Surf Rider - FREE

Plus all the creative flair of the variety arts 'n crafts market stalls, fantastic wandering entertainers including the sensational jazz band "The Gumnut Stompers" and a whole lot more... there is no other place to be on the 17th October. More info ph: 9400 1188

Duckstein, Swan Valley
Duckstein Brewery, Swan Valley presents OKTOBERFEST 2010
Oct 16 & 17 and Oct 23 & 24 (as part of Spring in the Valley). The Duckstein Brewery lies in the heart of the Swan Valley on West Swan Rd. and is a fantastic venue if you are looking for a more authentic German Oktoberfest.

Featuring German-style craft beers; Pilsner, Hefeweiss and Festbier. There will also be a range of wines and champagnes to help celebrate this fun day out. Bratwurst & Pretzels are available for hungry revellers.

Live music can be heard throughout the day with traditional music from the 6-piece Dolomiten Polka Band and party music from Alan Stewart’s Band. There will also be traditional dancing and Shuhplattler from the Rhein Donau Club’s Eidelweiss Dancegroup and a cowbell-ringing performance by Echo der Berge. Plus a range of Oktoberfest games and competitions with prizes to be won. Tix are $12+ bf (2% credit charges apply online) available from .

There are currently no specific Oktoberfest events listed for other notable local brewpubs/venues Little Creatures, The Old Brewery, The Generous Squire or The Last Drop.

Other events of note:

Rhein Donau Club in Myaree have a month full of full authentic festivities, but bookings are highly recommended at the popular Oktoberfest venue:
October 1st 2010
Club presents Oktoberfest 2010
Band:Dolomiten Trio
Tickets: Members $7, Guests $10
Kitchen & Bar Open from 6:30pm
October 2nd 2010
Club presents Oktoberfest 2010
Band:Dolomiten Trio & Aerotec
Tickets: Members $10, Guests $15
Kitchen & Bar Open from 6:30pm
October 8th 2010
Club presents Oktoberfest 2010
Band:Dolomiten Trio
Tickets: Members $7, Guests $10
Kitchen & Bar Open from 6:30pm
October 9th 2010
Club presents Oktoberfest 2010
Band:Dolomiten Trio & Aerotec
Tickets: Members $10, Guests $15
Kitchen & Bar Open from 6:30pm
October 15th 2010
Club presents Oktoberfest 2010
Band:Dolomiten Trio
Tickets: Members $7, Guests $10
Kitchen & Bar Open from 6:30pm
October 16th 2010
Club presents Oktoberfest 2010
Band:Dolomiten Trio & Mercury
Tickets: Members $10, Guests $15
Kitchen & Bar Open from 6:30pm
October 22nd 2010
Oktoberfest 2010
Club presents Oktoberfest 2010
Band:Dolomiten Trio
Tickets: Members $7, Guests $10
Kitchen & Bar Open from 6:30pm
October 23rd 2010
Club presents Oktoberfest 2010
Band:Dolomiten Trio & Mercury
Tickets: Members $10, Guests $15
Kitchen & Bar Open from 6:30pm
October 29th October
Club presents Oktoberfest 2010
Band:Dolomiten Trio
Tickets: Members $7, Guests $10
Kitchen & Bar Open from 6:30pm
October 30th 2010
Club presents Oktoberfest 2010
Band:Dolomiten Trio & Mercury
Tickets: Members $10, Guests $15
Kitchen & Bar Open from 6:30pm
October 31st 2010
Club presents Oktoberfest 2010
Band:The Alpen Duo
Family Day
Entry free
Kitchen & Bar Open from 2:30pm

And finally The Moon & Sixpence in the city are featuring the traditional Bavarian Hofbrau range:

If i've missed off any events, please either add them to this blog post as a comment or post them on our Facebook page .

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Beer & Food matching back on the menu in Perth

Mash Brewing in the Swan Valley are holding their 3rd Annual Beer Dinner on Friday 26th March at the West Swan Rd venue. Cost is $90 pp which includes a 5 course menu and beers included. Brewer Dan Turley has worked closely with Head Chef Melissa to present a fantastic menu matched to the breweries range of naturally brewed, award winning beers.

Back in the city, The Old Brewery on Mounts Bay Road have a couple of events over coming months, details from the venue below:

"Beer & Cheese Matching Evening
Thursday May 20th, 6:30-8:00pm, $45 per guest.
Join our brewer Mark Reilly, and Perth's biggest cheese guru, Nick Bath of Blue Cow Cheese Company ( an evening of education, above all - but also fun. Guests receive a plate of six beers matched up to six cheeses, with both experts talking you through each round. The usual format is six cheeses with six tastes (please note, they are not full glasses) of the Brewery's different draught beers, plus one of two extras. It's an exclusive yet rather informal evening where you'll learn a lot, as each speaker talks about their beer and cheese match and welcomes any questions from the group (maximum of 25 people). The events are held like an open forum, with all guests sitting around the one large table. So if you’re an avid cheese and/or beer aficionado, join this very unique occasion to boost your wine and cheese knowledge, meet people and have a few laughs along the way…For bookings and enquiries, please contact Sage at the Brewery - Tel: 9211 8901, or email:

Progressive Beef & Beer Dinner
Friday 27th August, 7:00pm, $115 per guest
If you're looking to learn more about the Brewery's beers, then join brewer Mark Reilly for a great evening. You'll enjoy a great menu designed specially be chef Greg Farnan to accompany each of Mark's award-winning draught beers. Mark will speak about the beers and the food matchings..."

Monday, February 22, 2010

Whats pouring in the Swan Valley?

List of draught beers by brewer from Western Australia's Swan Valley region on Sunday 21st February 2010.

Skippy Lite
Pilsner (T)
Hefeweizen (T)
Alt (T)
Schwarzbier (T)
Rauch Dunkel Weizen (T)

Haze Wheat (T)
Pale (T)
Sgt Peppers Golden Ale (T)
Killer Belgian Dubbel (T)

Kolsch (T)
Hefeweizen (T)
Dunkel (T)

Pilsner (T)
Belgian White (T)
HopHog - American IPA (T)
The Runt (HopHog's lil' brother)
Smoked Porter (T)
Razorback - Barley Wine (T)
Dark Funk - Sour Ale
Rust - Belgian Abbey Style (T)

Aussie Pils (T)
Hannans Lager (T)
Warrior Ale (T)
Blokes Brown Ale
Rousies - Oktoberfest style
Golden Wheat
Desert Lime

(T) indicates beers sampled by customers on The Brewers Dray - Boutique Beer Explorer on 21/2/10.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Beer Soap : On tap NOW!

After months of planning and trials, we are pleased to announce that our BEER SOAP has finally arrived! The soaps are currently only available to purchase online or on our beer tours, but we hope to soon have them available at a few selected retail sites in the Perth area.

Our range of wash products have been designed with inspiration from the world's finest brews. All natural, hand rolled, no palm oil and chemical free. Clay based, with the addition of hops, malts, essential oils and other natural ingredients to gently cleanse, revive and refresh. Good for the environment and great for your skin!

But you're a beer tour business, what do you know about making soaps?
Good question. Fortunately a great friend of ours has been hand crafting a range of therapeutic natural herbal products for over ten years and it is by working closely with her that we have developed the 'Beer Soap' range. Pilsner, Wheat Beer and IPA are our core sudsy brands, just perfect for the beer lover who has everything!

So what's so special about them?
First up there's the hops. Hops contain many volatile oils that not only give flavour, aroma and bitterness to your beer, but they also sooth the nervous system and aid sleep. The beer specific malt is added as an exfoliant along with a plethora of other natural ingredients to give you a truly unique washing experience.

We've also found the most appealing thing to our potential customers is the lack of chemicals and oils used in the production of these soaps. They are clay based and DO NOT contain Palm Oil and are free of traditional 'Soap' ingredients, minimising harm to our planet.
For more information on the range please take a look at our site.
On tap now, so why not wash one down today!

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