Iced Eggnog

December 17, 2013

Most of our Christmas traditions originating from the northern hemisphere however here is an Aussie twist on the all-time Christmas drink, Eggnog. Created with eggs, milk, cream, booze and sugar, this decadent treat is comparable to some of the best cream based cocktails and can be thought of as an extremely rich, spiked milkshake.   Read More →

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Oak In Your Beers?

December 4, 2013

As a way of continually raising the brewing standards of our staff, we have been running a brew comp amongst all the stores each month, using a set ingredient or theme.  Last month, the ingredient was oak and we had two standout beers, great for this time of the month – Keelan’s Oaked Irish Red Read More →


Christmas Has Arrived At Wacol

December 4, 2013

Last Saturday, we held a Christmas Beer and Food demo at Wacol and an awesome event it was, even if I say so myself.  The demo was basically staged like a barbecue, with everyone sitting down enjoying the food and beers while I talked them through it.   On arrival, everyone was greeted with a Read More →


Chocolate Beer Cupcakes with Irish Whiskey Buttercream

September 23, 2013

These special cupcakes could be the best treat ever! What could be better than beer and chocolate! These moist chocolatey cupcakes are laced with a rich stout flavor and topped with a sweet ‘n’ boozy buttercream.     Ingredients- Makes 14 Cupcakes  1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (or gluten-free all-purpose flour plus ¾ teaspoon xanthan gum) 1 Read More →


Beef, Bacon & Beer Stew- A Great Winter Meal!

June 4, 2013

Stews, braises and pot roasts are perfect, homey foods for cold winter evenings. This Beef, Bacon and Beer stew is simple and easy to make so no excuses for not being a Jamie Oliver in the kitchen!    We recommend using a porter or stout beer (Guinness), or any kind of darker ale in your Read More →

Chocolate Porter Brownies

January 24, 2013

Chocolate Porter BrowniesBrownies are very popular for dessert or even for an afternoon snack. They taste even better when matched with a chocolaty porter or stout.  Ingredients250gm unsalted butter 50gm baking cocoa 200gm quality dark chocolate125gm chopped 85% cocoa chocolate220gm (1 cup) raw caster sugar3 large eggs2 teaspoons vanilla essence125ml chocolate porter (such as Brewers Read More →

Brew In A Bag – Brown Ale

November 29, 2012

BIAB – Bugalugs Brown Ale 20 Litre Batch  Est Alc              5.2% Est IBU’s             30 Est SG:           1.052 Est FG:           1.011 MALTS FOR THE MASH:           3.75 kg Aus Ale           1.25 kg Dark Munich            375g CaraRed           125g  Special B           125g  Carafa III Combine 15litres of 70°C Read More →

Gingerbread Christmas Ale Recipe

October 25, 2012

Ingredients 1kg light liquid malt1kg wheat liquid malt2kg amber liquid malt1 x caramunich grain pack 15g Northern Brewer hop pellets (17 IBU) Half teaspoon (2g) of ginger powder1 and a half teaspoons (6g) of all spice powderAny good brown ale yeast Method: 1. Steep grain pack in hot (not boiling) water 2. Add light liquid Read More →

Presidential Beer Reviw

October 18, 2012

  If you have been reading our Facebook, Newsletter, Blog, etc, you will have seen the recent news out of the White House that President Obama not only drinks beer, but brews his own.  Well,  not exactly brews it himself (and given his job, I can probably forgive him for that), but he does have Read More →

Stewart’s Top 5 Tips for Enhancing Flavour

August 30, 2012

In a previous life, Brewers Choice Kedron manager Stewart was the executive chef at the Belgian Beer Café. So he has stacks of knowledge about how to best get incredible flavour out of whatever you’re making. Here are his top tips on enhancing flavour: 1. When making ginger beers, if you’re looking to get that Read More →

Shantel’s Top 5 Tips For Spirits

August 30, 2012

On a daily basis I am asked many questions on how to get the best out of spirits, so I decided to share with you what my top 5 tips for spirits are that you won’t find anywhere else: 1.      Use corks in your bottles instead of screw caps, it helps the spirits breathe a Read More →

Matching Beer & Desserts

March 29, 2012

As an accompaniment to dessert, beer is a well-matched partner. Take it one step farther, and it doubles as a secret ingredient that adds a voluptuous quality to a large variety of desserts. Many styles of beer are available, with flavor, aroma and carbonation factors that marry well with different styles of dessert. When pairing Read More →

To be sure, to be sure – Brewing a St Patty’s Day dry Irish stout!

March 8, 2012

James and I (Joe) decided to have a go at making an Irish stout for our St Patrick’s Day celebrations on the 17th of March. We settled on the Brewers Choice Dry Irish Stout extract recipe and got together the following ingredients. Ingredients:  Stout Ale grain packDark Ale grain pack 1kg Liquid Lager Malt Extract Read More →