CBD bar brings life into inner-city Christchurch, New Zealand

Chad Bennett Contributor

By Chad Bennett in Cool Travel on Monday 9 September 2013

Like many, up and coming boutique brewery Cassels and Sons was hit hard by the earthquakes that rocked Christchurch in 2011. But it didn’t stop them opening CBD, a vibrant establishment that breathes life into the inner city.

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The Squire’s Maiden in Newcastle, NSW

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in Cool Travel on Wednesday 9 January 2013

James Squire has been synonymous with Australia’s burgeoning thirst for dedicated, quality craft beers over the past decade or so. The success of the cheeky convict’s brand has seen it open up a number of James Squire brewhouses in metropolitan centres throughout the country. Lost At E Minor went along to the opening of The Squire’s Maiden, located in Newcastle’s Honeysuckle precinct, which is perched over the city’s working harbour.

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The Terrace Bar in Newcastle, NSW

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in Cool Travel on Thursday 29 November 2012

The Terrace Bar in Newcastle, about two hours north of Sydney, is a new small bar and alternative arts/underground music venue with the feel of a San Francisco divebar. A wide variety of craft beers and famous local Hunter wines are available, while local and visiting must-see acts perform in the venue’s intimate gig room. The atmosphere is cool, relaxed, and different to most nightspots in the city – think less meatmarket, less hot TV screens, and more vibe, hipster-chic.

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Beerbods: get subscription craft beer in the post

Danny Sherwood Reader Find

By Danny Sherwood in New Products on Friday 16 November 2012

The world of craft brewery has been growing at speed over the last few years, greatly expanding the beer drinker’s horizons. Beerbods is a subscription scheme that selects and delivers a weekly choice of craft beer. Perfect for those who like to be promiscuous with their beers.

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Newcastle Craft Beer Week

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in Cool Travel on Friday 16 November 2012

Newcastle Craft Beer weeks kicks off this Sunday, 18th of November, and in only its second year, has already grown to cover 18 establishments with more than 40 events. Corey Crooks, operator of the craft beer-only Albion Hotel in Newcastle, two hours north of Sydney, came up with the idea over – you guessed it – a couple of beers one afternoon with a like-minded publican.

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