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SUMMER AT THE BARREL

SUMMER AT THE BARREL

We have had an awesome year at Tar Barrel. Lots of new beers, release of our Australian Whiskey, and some amazing smoked BBQ! We even had some spare time to redevelop our bar and install 2 new tanks in the brewery!!   COME AND SPEND CHRISTMAS EVE WITH US This...

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How Can A Brewery Increase Production?

How Can A Brewery Increase Production?

The big players have long controlled the beer market. For many years, commercial beer was the standard, and there was no advancement in the brewing technique or flavour of beer. In a world ruled by industrial enterprises and their massive brewing infrastructure, small...

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Guide to Australia’s Best Distilleries

Guide to Australia’s Best Distilleries

If you're a whisky or spirit enthusiast looking to explore the hidden depths of Australia's craft distilleries, then this guide is just what you need. From cosy coastal hideaways in Tasmania to tropical gin makers in Queensland, we will provide an overview of some of...

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What to Make With Gin: 20 Great Cocktails

What to Make With Gin: 20 Great Cocktails

Are you looking for a new way to enjoy the unique and refreshing taste of gin? Well, look no further because we've got some great cocktails for you to try! So whether you're a seasoned bar-goer or an aspiring home bartender, we have something special in store for...

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What You Need to Open a Distillery

What You Need to Open a Distillery

Are you dreaming of opening your own distillery and owning a business that makes great craft spirits? It's a dream for many, but it can be difficult to understand what it takes to get started. There are steps involved in starting a distillery, and having the right...

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What Is A Craft Distillery?

What Is A Craft Distillery?

Are you curious about craft distilleries? Maybe you've heard of them but are wondering what exactly is involved in this new industry? Craft distilling has become increasingly popular over the past decade as more and more people are looking for unique spirits with a...

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Want To Start A Distillery? Read This

Want To Start A Distillery? Read This

Do you have a passion for creating unique and delicious spirits, wines and other craft beverages? Are you looking to turn your dream of becoming an entrepreneur into reality? Starting a distillery in Australia can be an incredibly rewarding adventure, with the...

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Is Brewing The Same Is Distillation?

Is Brewing The Same Is Distillation?

Do you like drinking beer? But do you have any idea how it's crafted? Fermentation is the process that is used to make beer. This is a procedure that utilises yeast to convert the sugar that is found in the malt into alcohol.  But what about distilled alcoholic...

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How Do I Brew A Good Extract Beer?

How Do I Brew A Good Extract Beer?

Extracting brewing is a wonderful method to start homebrewing without making a significant financial investment in the necessary equipment. You will only require a brew pot, a funnel, and some bottles to make the beer. And though making beer using extract is a lot...

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How To Make Cold Steeped Beer

How To Make Cold Steeped Beer

If you want your beer to have roast flavours, fragrances, and a range of colours, you must brew it using dark speciality grains. This is the only way to get these characteristics. This is the only way to ensure that these objectives are met. This is another step that...

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How To Improve The Beer Brewing?

How To Improve The Beer Brewing?

There are many ways to improve your brewery, and you can do so even if you operate it out of your home (which is a perfectly acceptable option). One of these ways is by purchasing brand-new pieces of equipment. You will be able to go on to the next level after making...

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Advantage And Disadvantage Of Starting A Brewery

Advantage And Disadvantage Of Starting A Brewery

Have you considered opening a brewery? There are benefits and drawbacks to this major choice. In this article, we'll examine the upsides and downs of opening a brewery. We'll also provide some useful advice to help you arrive at the best possible conclusion. To that...

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What Happens If You Add Too Much Yeast To Your Brew?

What Happens If You Add Too Much Yeast To Your Brew?

Brewing your beer can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it's important to ensure you add the right amount of yeast to the mix. Adding too much yeast can cause your brew to spoil, resulting in a nasty-tasting drink that no one will want to drink. So if you're new...

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What Grains Are Used To Make Beer?

What Grains Are Used To Make Beer?

If you're a beer fan, there's a good chance you've wondered what grains are used to make it. While the ingredients vary by type of beer, most contain some combination of malted barley, wheat, and rye. In this post, we'll take a closer look at these grains and discuss...

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Why Is It Important To Know The Beer Brewing Process?

Why Is It Important To Know The Beer Brewing Process?

The production of beer is an age-old practice that dates back hundreds of years. It is a procedure that individuals of all ages can enjoy, and it is a technique that results in a mouth-wateringly good beverage. But why is it vital to be familiar with the process of...

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What Are The Health Benefits Of Drinking Beer?

What Are The Health Benefits Of Drinking Beer?

There are many benefits to drinking beer, but did you know that beer can also be good for your health? This blog post will explore the health benefits of drinking beer and why it's a great choice for those looking for a healthy beverage. We'll also discuss how to...

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Why Does Draft Beer Taste Better?

Why Does Draft Beer Taste Better?

It's an old saying, but it's true. It's impossible to beat the flavour of a cold one from the tap. Draft beer offers the finest overall experience, provided the bar staff is knowledgeable, and the draught lines are regularly cleaned. So why is the big question? Why is...

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What Is The Difference Between Steeping And Mashing Beer?

What Is The Difference Between Steeping And Mashing Beer?

This is one of the first things you will learn as a beginner in the art of homebrewing, and it is also one of the first things you will learn as you progress through the process. One of the most important steps in both processes is to crush the grains and then soak...

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What Kind Of Water Is Best For Brewing Beer?

What Kind Of Water Is Best For Brewing Beer?

As amateur brewers, we give a lot of mental energy to ingredients like malt, yeast, and hops. In contrast, the primary component in our homebrew is typically left to chance and might be the single greatest cause for homebrew that isn't fantastic. So, what exactly is...

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What Is The Secret To Home Brewing Beer?

What Is The Secret To Home Brewing Beer?

Have you ever wondered how to make your beer at home? It may seem daunting, but it's not that difficult! This post will cover the basics of homebrewing and tell you what you need to get started. So if you're ready to become a homebrewing master, keep reading!  Home...

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What Is The Difference Between A Brewery And Distillery?

What Is The Difference Between A Brewery And Distillery?

The primary ingredient is the first and most obvious answer. Beers and many liquors, such as whiskey, are made from grains, whereas wine and similar beverages are made from grapes. But these products differ in more ways than meets the eye, all the way back to how they...

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What Are The Best Fruits To Brew At Home?

What Are The Best Fruits To Brew At Home?

Fruit beer is a wonderful way to make excellent use of locally available ingredients and open your mind to new flavour combinations that you may employ in your next batch of homebrew.  Again, fruit beer is a beautiful way to put locally available ingredients to good...

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How Is Malt Liquor Different Than Beer?

How Is Malt Liquor Different Than Beer?

Malt liquor is a different type of beer often made with more alcohol than regular beer. It usually has a higher malt and corn content, which gives it a sweeter taste. Because of its strong flavour, malt liquor is often used in cocktails or served cold. So if you're...

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How Does Distilling Alcohol Work?

How Does Distilling Alcohol Work?

Distillation can be used to produce alcohol from any liquid that already contains ethanol. The first step in the process consists of bringing the liquid to its boiling point and then condensing the produced vapour. Because the vapour contains a greater ethanol...

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What’s The Big Difference Between Ale And Beer?

What’s The Big Difference Between Ale And Beer?

There are many alcoholic drinks available for consumption, two of which are beer and ale. The yeast used to ferment the beer is almost always the most important trait that distinguishes one kind of beer from another. This is because yeast is the primary agent...

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How Long Is The Brewing Process?

How Long Is The Brewing Process?

There are few more thrilling hobbies than home brewing for the beer aficionado who takes their suds seriously. When picking up a beer brewing kit, one of the first things each beginner or would-be homebrewer wants to be answered is, "How long before I get to uncap my...

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How Do I Use Spice Extracts In Beer Brewing?

How Do I Use Spice Extracts In Beer Brewing?

Beer has been brewed with various herbs and spices for centuries, long before hops were even cultivated. There is a good chance that dates and herbs were used to flavour the early beers. In 1985, a fermented beverage flavoured with heather, meadowsweet, and royal fern...

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WE'RE DOG FRIENDLY

We consider ourselves dog lovers at the brewery, as long as you have them on a lead they are more than welcome to join you at the outside tables.

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