News From Palais Imports.....

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SATURDAY 18th MAY - MOUNTAIN GOAT BREWERY
                  ****A GBW PRESENTS event****
The Big Apple vs The Goat

New York craft beer legends Brooklyn Brewery team up with local heroes Mountain Goat Brewery to create a beer at the festival. You can be part of the action! The Ultimate Experience will see 15 people join the two breweries for breakfast early in the morning as they brew this unique beer: get up close and personal, learn their intimate secrets and maybe even get your hands dirty along the way.

 

Later they’ll be joined by more guests for a Goat and Brooklyn brewery floor lunchtime degustation featuring a menu inspired by New York itself, with each course paired with beers from the two breweries.

 

Ultimate Experience: 8.30am start. $250 (includes breakfast & lunch) 
15 SPOTS ONLY!!!
Lunch Degustation: 12pm start. $100

The Big Apple vs The Goat

 

ALL WEEK

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL

Come down any time all week and sample some unique brews. Sit back and relax in our beer garden, enjoy some great Brooklyn Brewery beer!

The Best of the USA beer

 

FRIDAY 24th MAY 2.00 - 5.00pm -  BLACKHEARTS AND SPARROWS
Epiphany Beer Tasting
Blackhearts and Sparrows invites 5 brewers to share with an audience the beer that got them started.

Brooklyn Brewer Tom Price will attend…. (Orval is his chosen beer!)

Epiphany Beer Tasting


FRIDAY 24th MAY 8.00pm onwards - GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL

BROOKLYN BREWERY PARTY

After the roaring success of the first Brooklyn Party at the Great Northern in 2012, the good times return in 2013!  You’ll get to meet Brooklyn crew and try the full range of beers, including something very rare.
 Expect to see nine or more of the brewery’s beers pouring.

Brooklyn Brewery Party


SATURDAY 25th MAY 11.00am – 4.00pm - 1000 £ BEND
Brooklyn Chilli Cook-off

Join 1000 £ Bend on the search for Melbourne’s best Chilli. Enjoy a world of chilli by the spoonful and Brooklyn Brewery beers to wash it all down...

Brooklyn Chilli Cook-off


SATURDAY MAY 25th 3.00pm – 6.00pm - ajitoya japan’s kitchen

Experience some of Japan’s finest beers at ajitoya japan’s kitchen in eclectic Seddon. On the roster from Hitachino Nest - on the West Coast of Japan’s main island Honshu - will be the superb witbier spiced with coriander and orange peel, to the sake overtones of their Red Rice Ale and even a sniff of their Espresso Stout and more.

Meet Miro from Palais Imports, at an evening of pairing Osaka Style street food such as Yakitori, takoyaki to tempura with green tea salt with  Hitachino Nest's  fabulous range of beers.

Hitachino Nest at ajitoya japan's kitchen

 

SATURDAY 25th MAY 5.00pm – 6.30pm - WHISKY & ALEMENT
Whiskey & Alement explore Brooklyn
  ALREADY SOLD OUT!
A rare boilermaker event presented by a representative of Brooklyn Brewery. Guest speakers from Brooklyn Brewery, charcuterie and rare whisky & beer pairings await. The team at Whisky & Alement have composed an intimate evening showcasing what they do best and inspires them most.

Whiskey & Alement Explore Brooklyn

 


Here's cheers to Brooklyn
Sydney Morning Herald Traveller 16 February 2013
The Age Traveller 16 February 2013

Barry Divola samples the bounty of a craft beer revival that is restoring this once-thriving pocket of New York. 


RateBeerAwards2013ratebeer's annual recognition of excellence in the worldwide brewing community.

27 Jan 2013   Ratebeer.com

                                            WOW!!!! 
Our Beer and Breweries feature well in this year's ratebeer awards! 


Top 100 Breweries in the World

Three of our breweries - Dieu du Ciel!, North Coast Brewing Co and Brooklyn Brewery are listed in the World Top 100 Breweries, out of over 13,000 breweries!!!


Top Beer in Canada - Dieu du Ciel! Peche Mortel

Top Brewery Canada - Dieu du Ciel!

Top Beer in Japan - Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout

Top Brewery in Japan - Kiuchi Brewery

Top Beer in the World - Top 50 - At No 27 North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrell Aged Stout - North Coast Brewing Company
(not available in Australia yet, but we are trying to get some, so please ask for it!)
Bronze Medal Winners in Best by Style -
Wheat - Brooklyner-Schneider-Hopfen-Weisse Brooklyn Brewery
Dark Larger - Brooklyn Lager Brooklyn Brewery


The_Crafty_PintYour Guide to Australian Beer  7 December 2012

Canny Operators - "top drops" from breweries like
Brooklyn and Yoho now  available in cans.. 
Read more.....

Checking out Craft Beer?
Well then, have a look at the 64BottlesOfBeerOnTheWall website and scroll through the reviews of a good selection of beers, including several from the Brooklyn Brewery, Dieu de Ciel! and North Coast Brewing Co......


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A “six-pack” of 
Awards for St-Ambroise!



McAuslan Brewing wins two Gold medals at Mondial de la bière’s MBière and two Golds, one Silver and Bronze at the “Canadian Brewing Awards” (CBA)

St-Ambroise Vintage Ale and St-Ambroise Russian Imperial Stout both received Gold medals from the Mondial de la
bière’s “MBière” Awards.

St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout and St-Ambroise Pumpkin Ale won Gold, St-Ambroise Pale Ale won Silver, and St-Ambroise Scotch Ale won Bronze at the Canadian Brewing Awards
 
“This is an exciting time for the microbrewery and craft beer industry – we are thrilled to be part of this momentum even after 25 years in the business”, comments McAuslan.

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A wrap up of the week's events....

The Brooklyn Brewery Degustation Dinner was a great success -
5 Brooklyn Beers with five courses to match. A few sneaky Brewmaster Reserves thrown in the mix too.
Read the glowing report From Beer to Eternity
here...

Land of the Rising Ales - Deco presented a selection of the always exciting and unique flavor profiles of Japanese craft breweries
Read Australian Brews News account of a great night
here!

Josie Bones' Big Good Beer Lunch - a true celebration of good beer, good food and good vibes! 

Brooklyn Brewery Party - Great Northern Hotel
- with 12 beers on offer for tasting and a chance to meet the General Manager of Brooklyn Brewery - what more could you ask for? 
Experience it for yourself.....

Brooklyn Brewery Party


Tinnies making a comeback!
The Shout 23 MAY 2012

"America's burgeoning craft beer industry is embracing new and improved aluminium cans as the best form of packaging for their products, and insiders suggest Australia will inevitably follow.........." Read all about it

Palais Imports will have cans of Lager and EIPA from Brooklyn Brewery coming in at the beginning of July.    Keep an eye out for them!!!!


WINE BUSINESS MAGAZINE APRIL 2012
See John Kruger's article BEER RADAR - RAISING THE BAR where he interviews Craig and Phillip........Click here (File size 1.05M)

HITACHINO NEST RED RICE ALE
features on the Australian Wine Review website  22 March 2012. 
Interesting read...... here

SHOPABILITY MARCH 2012
Interesting article on Imported Craft Beer sales opportunity for independent bottle shops.....  
What you think? 

FEBRUARY 2012
Read John Kruger's article "BIG BUMPER BOOZE GUIDE 2012"in Wine Business Magazine January/February 2012 to get your guide to some of our great beers! 
Page 1 ( File size 398K), Page 2 (File size 412K)

THE CRAFTY PINT DECEMBER 2011
As the end of the year draws ever closer, time for another look back on 2011, this time in the company of some of the movers and shakers in the South Australian craft beer scene.......more

BROOKLYN BEERS ARRIVE IN AUSTRALIA 1 JULY 2011

Australians rejoice! You can now enjoy drinking Brooklyn Brewery beers, without needing to smuggle them into your luggage. Keep an eye out in your local bar, restaurant and bottleshop for the Brooklyn beers we have available. See here for info.

NORTH COAST TASTING AT PRINCE WINE STORE 29 JUNE 2011

Celebrate the New (Financial) Year with North Coast beers at Prince Wine Store Essendon this coming Friday July 1st. Our very own beer swilling co-founder and logistics man Phillip Chehade will be on hand to guide you through four of the most respected beers in their range, Red Seal, Old Rasputin, Brother Thelonious and Le Merle. Phillip will be bringing a limited amount of glassware to giveaway with purchases, so be quick. More details here.


JASON THE UNIBROUE HERO

As Unibroue stock levels deplete, I thought it was time to honour Australia's own Unibroue hero, Jason. See his post to the Aussie Home Brewer forum below, classic!:

It's been a while since I've been on AHB, but I thought I'd add my condolences to the thread as well.

Blanche de Chambly and I started off like any young couple, me wanting to try new and exciting things and her willing to open herself up to anyone with the money. Slowly over time we began a love/love relationship that has now lasted for around 3 years. She then introduced me to her friends, La Fin du Monde, Quelque Chose, 16, 17, Ephemere and Maudite. Whilst all of her friends and I have had our flings, I still return to my Blanche de Chambly, and she will always hold a special place in my heart.

My wife didn't even mind when Blanche de Chambly made a special appearance at our honeymoon in Broome (courtesy of my parents flying up for my birthday). I still regret giving away a bottle to the brewer (PJ I think) @ Matsos in Broome (he traded me a couple of bottles of Mash's Mex beer). More recently, my parents bought the last 19 stubbies from the International Beer Shop for my birthday in August.

Ladies, you will be missed, so until we meet again, so long and thanks for all the fish!

CRAFT BEER PROFITABILITY

This video explains why offering more craft beer options in your venue can be better for your bottom line, than the mediocre mass market brands. Put aside 5 minutes of your time, do yourself a favour and allow Stone Brewing CEO Greg Koch to take you through it, in this simple, yet well presented video.

Craft Beer Profitability


DRINK FOR JAPAN FUNDRAISER TALLY

18 April 2011:  $324
25 April 2011:  $ 90
  2 May 2011:  $ 66
  9 May 2011:  $384
11 May 2011:
  $  54

SUNDAY SESSIONS @ ST ALI 21 April 2011


DRINK FOR JAPAN 11 April 2011

For 30 days, starting April 11, Palais Imports & trading partner Better Beer Pty Ltd will be donating over 50% of it’s profits from the sale of any of the HITACHINO NEST BEER and KIKUSAKARI sake range, to the Australian Red Cross Japanese disaster appeal. A weekly funds tally will be posted here in the news section every Monday. See further info here.

NEW McAUSLAN AND THREE MUSKETEERS BREWS ARRIVE 20 Jan 2011

The following new limited release beers arrived today:
 - St-Ambroise Russian Imperial Stout (Bourbon Oak Aged) **10 cases only
 - The Great St-Ambroise Pumpkin Ale (seasonal)
 - Les Trois Mousquetaires Signature Series Americaine Pale Ale
 - Les Trois Mousquetaires Grande Cuvee Series Baltique Porter

Keep an eye out for these beauties at your local craft beer haven and please contact us if you can't find the beer you are seeking. Enjoy!

HITACHINO NEST BEER ON TAP 21 Dec 2010

I have some great news for you today. The following outlets will be receiving some of Australia's first shipment of Hitachino Nest beer Kegs:
Josie Bones, Blackhearts & Sparrows/Atticus Finch, Chapel St Cellars, Biero Bar, Cookie, Beer Deluxe, Toff in Town and last (but certainly not least) The Wheatsheaf (SA). Merry Christmas indeed!

Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout review @ 8m40sec


























UNIBROUE UPDATE 7 June 2010
For those of you who don't yet know. Unibroue Brewery has stopped exporting their wonderful beers to Australia and the rest of the world (excepting USA). The simple reason we were given was, their brewery couldn't keep up with local and international demand. It is sad news, however I'm sure they'll be back one day.

In the meantime, enjoy the last supplies while you can still get them and also try our replacement for Unibroue, Dieu du Ciel! (see below) which will be filling the void left by Unibroue nicely.
Craig

DIEU DU CIEL! BEERS ARRIVE IN AUSTRALIA 19 April 2010

We are excited to announce the introduction of the highly regarded Dieu du Ciel! (god in heaven!) range of beers from Quebec, Canada to Australia for the first time.

In December last year I met with the owners at their groovy little Montreal brewpub and was amazed by the quality and depth of their range, just some of the styles they brew successfully are; Coffee Imperial Stouts, Hibiscus witbiers, American IPA’s to Belgian-styled quadruples.

Don’t just take my word for it, according to the dedicated beerists on BeerAdvocate.com at the time of writing, they brew the best beer in Canada, a 9.5% Coffee Imperial Stout that goes by the name of Péché Mortel meaning Mortal Sin. In fact, five Dieu du Ciel! beers are ranked in the top 25 Canadian beers rated on BeerAdvocate.com; Péché Mortel (1st), Aphrodisiaque (4th), Derniere Volonte, Desse Nocturne and Chaman. More info on the  Dieu du Ciel! product page.
Enjoy! Craig.

HITACHINO NEST BEER ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA 10 March 2010

We are proud to announce the arrival of Australia's first shipment of the multi award-winning Hitachino Nest Beer today.  Rated as the best Japanese brewer by Ratebeer.com, they have been brewing Sake for close to 200 years. However it is their relatively recent forays into craft brewing that have earned them their enviable global reputation for brewing top quality beers. Visit their website here http://kodawari.cc/

WEIHENSTEPHAN HEFE NOW ON TAP   26 Oct 2009

This week will see the Earl of Leicester tap the first kegs of Weihenstephan Hefe Weissbier for South Australia.  At this stage, this is the only place in Adelaide you can wrap your lips around the lovely stuff on tap. Weihenstephan Hefe won Champion Specialty Beer at the Australian International Beer Awards in 2005.

McAUSLAN BREWING WINS AT AIBA   20 March 2009

McAuslan Brewing (St Ambroise range) picked up the trophy for Best New Brewery last night at the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) presentation dinner.  Weihenstephan Dunkel also picked up the trophy for Champion Wheat Beer.

ST-AMBROISE IS COMING!   14 Nov 2008

The fabulous St-Ambroise beers from McAuslan Brewery in Quebec, Canada are due to land into Australia mid December.  They make a cracking APA (American Pale Ale), a multi award-winning Oatmeal Stout and their Apricot Wheat Ale will be perfect through summer.   We will also look into getting their 2009 Vintage Ale (Barleywine) when it gets released in February, boy the Quebecois sure know how to brew beer.  Visit the St-Ambroise page for more info.

WELLS & YOUNGS  5 Dec 2007

We are pleased to announce the addition of the Wells & Youngs range of beers from England, to our portfolio in South Australia.  Product information will be added to our website soon, in the meantime please visit the company website.  A couple of gems in the range are the Youngs Double Chocolate Stout and their Special London Ale.


 
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