Get a Taste of the Age-Old Homebrewing Tradition with Beer Extract Kits

Get a Taste of the Age-Old Homebrewing Tradition with Beer Extract Kits

Getting into the homebrewing world is like delving deep into history because it’s something that’s been done for centuries worldwide. In fact, it’s a tradition that’s at least 9,000 years old, and deciding to make it part of your life would feel like being a step closer to the ancient civilisations.

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Key Elements to Brewing up a Great Lager at Home

Key Elements to Brewing up a Great Lager at Home

The one thing we know about lager is that it’s one of the most popular types of beer that is even more popular than ale in some countries. It has a light and crispy taste, and it has a more smooth and balanced profile compared to ale. It’s also less bitter than ale with lower IBU (International Bitterness Units), but it has more carbonation than ales.

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Distil Your Own Vodka: Give It a Special Quality With Essences

Distil Your Own Vodka: Give It a Special Quality With Essences

Northern countries in Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia couldn’t indulge in wines and beer like the rest of us due to the cold weather conditions as they would freeze. An alternative was deemed necessary, and thus spirits like vodka were born.

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How to Choose a Commercial Oven for Your Bakery: Make Delicious Baked Goods

How to Choose a Commercial Oven for Your Bakery: Make Delicious Baked Goods

Looking for ways to leave a lasting impression on all your customers? Want to tickle their taste buds like never before? While you no doubt have all the necessary baking predispositions, your success and appeal ultimately depend on having the proper equipment to execute your ideas. Without it, your customers will end up dissatisfied and you’ll be left wondering what went wrong.

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Healthy Living: Benefits of Omega 3 Supplements

Healthy Living: Benefits of Omega 3 Supplements

The nutritional differences between saturated and unsaturated fats are significant. Fat is the most abundant source of nutritional energy in our diets. However, not all fats are equal and some are healthier than others and may even aid in the promotion of good health. So when it comes to fat, there is one you don’t want to cut back on, and that’s polyunsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats are referred to as “essential fats” since they cannot be produced by the body and must be obtained from our diet. They’re mostly derived from plant-based meals and oils, like fish oil, often known as omega-3 fatty acids.

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Beer Advent Calendar: The Ultimate Christmas Gift for True Beer Lovers

Beer Advent Calendar: The Ultimate Christmas Gift for True Beer Lovers

If you’re the kind of person who dreads the experience of shopping for gifts, especially during the festive seasons like Christmas, I know exactly how you feel. Always trying to come up with the perfect present, I put pressure on myself to find that one thing that the recipient would love and find joy in, and hasn’t received anything like it from somebody else.

Instead of enjoying the experience, I fill myself with anxiety the closer I get to the holidays. If this sounds like you as well, my advice is to start looking for the ideal gift months in advance, like right now, to save you from the headache later on. Moreover, by adopting this strategy you’d also be able to better manage your budget. One of my latest discoveries is an amazing beer advent calendar box that I’m sure the beer lovers in my life would certainly feel happy about.

What’s So Special About This Advent Calendar?

The celebration of this important Christian holiday has a great deal to do with tradition and family togetherness, which is exactly what the advent calendars embody. Ever since they originated in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century, printed out by Gerhard Lang who himself enjoyed such special calendars created by his mother, they’re the gifts that carry the true festive spirit.

Nowadays you can find these calendars filled with everything, from chocolates, and pet treats, to wax melts and all sorts of alcohol – in short, they’ve come a long way over the years. As beer became the popular choice of drink in Australia recently, there’s been a huge interest in creating and supporting local breweries. By finding an Australian beer advent calendar consisting of various craft beers from various top breweries around the country, you’d be able to do just that – support the national craft beer industry.

beer advent calendar
source: wdrb.com

Need More Reasons?

The Package

I’ve got two words why I love this type of gift: the box. Not only would the contents amaze the recipient, but so would the box they come in. From Christmas themed designs, to discrete unbranded designs that would make the person guess what’s inside, you’ve got a wide range of options to choose from. To make it all the more special, you could also throw in a note or a gift tag to send your love with words.

Some of the trusted retailer companies go to great lengths to offer the best of the best, they even create beer advent boxes that keep the drink nicely stored, protected with flaps and individual partitions, and come in sizes that allow you to easily fit them in the fridge to always keep the cans cool as you count the days. So even if you don’t have the time to shop in stores around, or personally drop off the gift, you can order online knowing it would arrive safe and sound.

packaging of beer advent calendar gift
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The Variety

As the number of craft beer breweries increases in the Land Down Under, so does the number of amazing brews. Perhaps the recipient is into trying out new and exciting tastes, and even so they mightn’t be aware of all the different beers, styles and breweries there are.

Getting a beer advent that’s packed with exclusive options for each of the 25 days (yes, Christmas included!) all carefully chosen for the year means you present them with the chance to increase their craft beer knowledge. Truly a mouth-watering selection that would give them a taste sensation as they find their new favourite beers! I’m sure you’d agree with me when I say this makes the perfect type of present to surprise yourself with too as you get a different can to crack open every day!

The Price

beer advent calendar
source: winemag.com

I’m not going to lie, I like the affordable price such a calendar comes in. Knowing how expensive it can be to come across craft beers from renown brands, finding a box consisting of a variety of delicious options of quality offered with a discount that would save me 20% to 30% is something I can’t resist. This way I’m able to put some more money aside and use it on other treats and Christmas gifts for the season.

As you can see, there’s more than one reason why this gift choice should be on your wish list. Still, even if you prefer something more specific instead of acquiring a variety of ales to treat the true beer fans in your life, there’s an alternative gift you could give a try: beer subscription.

Most beer retailers that are well stocked on quality craft beer from top breweries from all around Australia also offer a range of mixed packs with ales from overseas. Just choose the time period you want the recipient to be receiving the beers for, could be three, six, nine months, a year or even longer, order and pay online, and the surprise will be on its way!