News

Week to raise awareness of beer

Yamanto home brewer Garry Rodgers is ready for the inaugural Queensland Beer Week, July 16-22.
Yamanto home brewer Garry Rodgers is ready for the inaugural Queensland Beer Week, July 16-22. Claudia Baxter

NOT a week passes by without the goodwill of the Ipswich community being called upon to throw their support behind a worthy, awareness raising cause.

Everything from eating healthy, to the dangers of technology and even composting are all deemed worthy to enough to focus our attention on for seven days.

There is a new addition to the list this year, but finally it seems to be a week worth getting behind - Queensland Beer Week.

The inaugural event starts on July 16, tantalising the tastebuds of craft beer advocates who have taken it upon themselves to create uniquely flavoured beers.

Queensland Beer Week co-ordinator Mark Midro said beer is evolving along with its perception among the general public.

Similar events have been held in Melbourne and Sydney in recent years and organisers felt it was time Queenslanders had a week to celebrate their beverage of choice.

Brewers Choice owner David Kitchen said the interest in craft beers had steadily grown as punters tired of traditional brewers' marketing ploys.

"There'll be hundreds of beers to taste. Everything from the state's best home brew on tap and the winners of home brew competition will be going on tap at some of the bars," he said.

This includes the Yamanto Tavern, which will host a Tap Takeover from July 20 to 22, featuring some rare craft beers.

"There is a very strong growth in craft beer going on. There has been a marked increase in craft beer consumption. It started 10 years ago in the states. It's heading in the right direction here, but we are lagging behind a bit.

"We are only at the beginning of the growth. There will be more over the next two or three years.

"There's a whole range of other types of beers that haven't been around too much."

 

BEERY FACTS

  • Australia's oldest beer brewery is the Cascade Brewery in Tasmania, established 1824.
  • Australia is ranked fifth in the world for the average beer consumption, which is 109.9 litres per year.
  • Australia's beer consumption fell to the lowest level in 65 years in 2011.

Topics:  beer




BREAKING: Motorcyclist crashes into tree north of Warwick

One patient has been transported by ambulance to a local medical center with minor injuries.

Motorcycle accident outside of Leyburn.

FOOTAGE: Man arrested over high speed getaway

Alleged stolen car speeds through Warwick

Man arrested over police chase.

Woolworths job cuts: The man behind the 'rebuild'

THE man driving major changes at Woolworth, Brad Banducci, has a huge job ahead of him.

Brad Banducci has big job ahead of him after $1 billion loss

Latest deals and offers

Kim Kardashian West bemused by selfie 'drama'

Kim didn't expect her naked selfie to cause the stir it did

Alicia Vikander hasn't been home since Oscars

Alicia Vikander "hasn't been home" for nearly nine months.

Tom Hiddleston not worried about relationship attention

Attention doesn't bother 'authentic' Hiddleston

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field to expand family?

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field want more children.

Licking incident bars Ariana from performing at White House

Ariana Grande has been blocked from performing at the White House

Taylor Swift's ex throws support behind Kanye West

Calvin Harris shares a sing-along with Kanye West

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles