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Beer Cartel Brings Growlers To Sydney

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Boutique beer store Beer Cartel has introduced keg fresh beer as it seeks to become Sydney’s premier craft beer bottleshop. In January 2011, online retailer Beer Cartel made the decision to open a bottle store in the suburb of Artarmon, on Sydney’s Lower North Shore. The premise for the store was to become Sydney’s premier craft beer bottleshop, with an aim of bringing the amazing flavours brewed in craft breweries in Australia and overseas to the homes of consumers.

McLaren Vale Dry Wins Gold

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Vale Dry from the McLaren Vale Beer Company has recently won a gold medal to call its own at the 2011 International Beer Challenge in London – one of only two Australian brews to win gold.

Head Brewer Jeff Wright said the McLaren Vale team was elated with the win: “We love Vale Dry, we know our fans appreciate it, and now to have a panel of international judges tasting over two days and then awarding it gold is very satisfying indeed,” Jeff said.

The International Beer Challenge has been held annually for the past 15 years with the judging panel made up of beer aficionados, drinks journalists and category experts. A total of 25 gold medals, 64 silvers and 127 bronzes were awarded globally.

The McLaren Vale Dry is now in the running to be judged the world’s best beer with trophy winners and the overall winner of the International Beer Challenge to be announced at an awards ceremony in London on September 12.

The McLaren Vale Beer Company’s range is steadily expanding with Vale Ale, Vale IPA, Vale Dry with a forth brew Vale Dark set to be launched next week.

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