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2014 - The Year in Review

Posted by richard on

Well what a year it has been for us. So many highlights, so many beers…..

  • We increased our craft beer range steadily from around 650 this time last year to 1,100+ and are still growing
  • We filled hundreds of growlers and squealers with around 70 different beers from all over the World. IPA’s and Double/Imperial IPA’s seem to be your favourites!
  • We continue to increase our fridge space full of great craft beer to take away and drink cold
  • We increased our glassware range to stock more than 60 different branded and unbranded beer glasses
  • We increased the amount of stock we carry, meaning multiple cases of many more beers available for purchase
  • We held over 10 Saturday in-store tastings featuring breweries from Australia and overseas. The Rodenbach tasting was a personal highlight!
  • We brewed our first collaboration beer; Hoppy Bunny Massacre with our Friends at Flat Rock Brew Cafe in Naremburn
  • We held a World First online beer tasting with Riverside Brewery streamed to people’s homes around Australia, and did another with Yeastie Boys for Sydney Craft Beer Week
  • We also held an awesome hop extravaganza tasting event with Kaiju! Beer during Sydney Craft Beer Week
  • We raised $1,150 for Movember, supporting Male Depression and Prostate Cancer 
  • We gave away 2 x Westvletern XII’s, a BrewDog Sink The Bismarck (42% abv beer) a couple of Two Birds Packs and a few other goodies along the way
  • We put on a free keg of Crush - a Wheat Ale collab between Nomad and Six Point Brewing at Cammeray Craft and saw it drained in just two hours!
  • We said hello to a number of awesome new staff, including the 2 Kieran’s, Chris, Leon and Alex
  • We were winners of Liquor Store Owners of the Year at the NSW Liquor Stores Association Awards
  • We came runner up Independent Retailer of the Year at the Australia Retail Awards
  • We sent out almost 10,000 beer parcels to people all around this fine country including almost 5,000 monthly beer club packs
  • Our monthly beer club turned 5 years old and has now sent out 248 different beers (never the same beer twice!)

To all our Customers, Staff and Suppliers a big THANKS! YOU are all awesome and have helped make our 2014 great! Craft Beer is alive and thriving in Australia, it is simply a great industry to be involved in. 


Wishing you all a fantastic 2015 – see you on the flipside!

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