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WHERE TO FIND WARRIOR WOMAN XPA

Feisty, spirited and never willing to pretend like everything’s peachy, we’re celebrating the voices of warrior women this International Women’s Day with a beer that is. Our Warrior Woman XPeachA is filled with home-grown peaches and a selection of tropical hops making for a refreshing, fruity beer, designed to cheers the heroines in your world. Pouring all around the country in the lead up to International Women’s Day 2020…

WHERE TO FIND WARRIOR WOMAN 
(call ahead to avoid regretting not calling ahead)

ON TAP  

VIC
Northside/CBD: Captain Melville, Post Office Hotel, Kirk’s Wine Bar, Whitehart, Surly’s, Dexter, Takeaway Pizza, Fancy Hanks, University House, Foresters, Grace Darling, Beer Deluxe CBD, Eydie’s, Raccoon Club, Panama Dining Room, Green Man’s Arms, Gasometer, Boilermaker House, Terminus, Old Bar, The Carringbush, Pinnacle, The Fox, Hard Rubbish, Young & Jackson, Woodlands, Mrs Parmas, Rainbow, Miss Moses, Rose Hotel, Magic Mountain, Heartbreaker, Edinburgh Castle, Royal Oak, Three Phase Music Studios, Central Club Hotel, Dunning Kruger, Carwyn Cellars, Coburg RSL, Thornbury Local, Catfish

Westside: Bar Josephine, Hopheads Altona, Hopheads Point Cook, Hop Temple, Hotel Spencer, Chip’s Loft, The Mallow, Newport Bowls Club, Up In Smoke, Junction Hotel Newport, Prince Albert, Mr West, Blackmans, Penny Young, Pride of our Footscray, Boatshed Ballarat, Doutta Galla, Suburban Cellar Door, Cheeky Pint, Fancy Parrot

Eastside: Freddie Wimpoles, Park Hotel, Fat Goat, Grape and Grain, Local Taphouse, Cherry Tree Hotel, Beer Deluxe Hawthorn, Hopscotch Bar, Dr Morse, Fishers, Goods Shed, Far Side, Public Brewery, Beer 360, Galah, General Assembly

 

NSW/ACT
Southside/CBD: Hotel Sweeneys, Carlisle Castle Hotel, Empire Hotel, Robin Hood Hotel, Edinburgh Castle Hotel, Sneaky Possum, To All My Friends, The Welcome, Kurrajong Hotel, The Bank, Old Canberra Inn, Bolt Bar, Beer Deluxe, 1989 Arcade Bar, Bankstown Sports Club, Hive Bar, The Aussie, The Unicorn, 12 Taps, Caribou Kingston, Moore Park Golf Club, Cottonmouth Records, Tandem Bar, Illawarra Brewery, Duke of Enmore, Harts Pub

Northside: Bitter Phew, High Street Social (Penrith), Collaroy Beach Club, The George Hotel, Mr Watkins Bar, Monkey Bar, Station Bar, Rag’n’Famish, The Pourhouse, The Grain Store, The Happy Wombat, Blind Monk, Hamilton Station Hotel, Blue Gum Hotel, The Horse, The Prince of Merewether

 

QLD: UQ Union, Waterloo Bay Hotel, Hope and Anchor, Bloodhound, Scratch Bar, Netherworld, Taphouse Townsville, Brunswick Hotel, Which Craft, The Dock, Mongrel, Corbin’s, Sneaky Baron, Flux, Brewdog, Suburban Social, Saccharomyces, Tipplers Tap, Prince Alfred (Booval), House of Brews, Bine Bar

WA: Lalla Rookh, Whistling Kite, Dutch Trading Co, Swings Taphouse, Beerporium, El Grotto, Si Paradiso, Lost Bills, Petition Bar

SA/NT/TAS: Moo Brew, The Winston, St Johns, The Wheatsheaf Hotel, The Whaler, Tassie Inn

 

IN BOTTLES

VIC
Northside/CBD: Blackhearts, Village Vineyard, Royal Clifton Hill Hotel, Hippo Bar, Cellar 1839, The Hop Supply Bendigo, Local Bottleshop Edinburgh Castle, Northcote IGA, Twisted Vine, Daddy Bar, Harvest Wine and Liquor, Carwyn Cellars, Lomond Hotel

Westside: Hopheads Altona & Point Cook, Mr West, Union Road Wine, Stockade Cellars, Fizz & Hop, IGA Creswick, Tottenham Cellarbrations, Yarraville Cellarbrations, Cheapa Wines Seddon, Foodworks Ascot Vale, Malt & Vine, Newport Cellars, Porters Moonee Ponds, Back Alley Sally’s

Eastside: Grape and Grain, Purvis, Far Side, Black Sheep, Decanters, Pauls IGA, Heathmont IGA, Liquid HQ, Fishers, Garage

 

NSW/ACT
Southside/CBD: Bucket Boys, Plonk, Liquor Emporium, Red Bottle Alexandria, Oak Barrell, Lugarno Cellars, Candamber Fine Wines, Page Bottler, Camperdown Kingston

Northside: Warners at the Bay, Tighes Hill Cellars, Bottle O Lambton, Oldfield Cellars, Winona Wines, Bull & Bush Hotel, Quakers Hill Cellars, Murray’s Glenbrook, Carrington Hotel, Leura Cellars, Cutty Cellars, Beer Cartel

 

QLD: Bowen Hills Beer Mart, Saccharomyces, Harry Brown Brooval, Malt Traders, Black Sheep The Gap, Greenslopes Cellars, XO Cellars, Murwillumbah Cellars, Sunrise Cellars, Sun Bistro, Bottlemart Boondal, Stafford Hotel, Fritzenberger, Bottlemart Margate

WA: Mane Liquor, Devine Cellars, Kardinya Bottleshop, Como Crafty, The Wembley

OR drink Warrior Woman straight from the source at our Nest in Spotswood! 

We wouldn’t have got very far without the amazing support of beer pouring venues around the country when we brewed our first Two Birds beer back in 2011. SO this IWD, we took five with some of our favourites (who also have amazing women at the helm…). We highly recommend paying them a visit….

 

 

VIC – HARD RUBBISH PRESTON – CHARLOTTE

We took a moment with Charlotte from Hard Rubbish in front of her legendary mural in Hard Rubbish’s bathroom (nothing like a chinwag in the loo…).

 

Charlotte! What’s your favourite thing about your bar? 

The customers and the locals! Because they’re all so nice and really supportive of what we do. We were the first place to open around here, we have a really loyal base who are just grateful that we’re here. It’s great because we have seen so many friendships form in the bar and a lot of other collaborations coming from the friendships that have formed. It’s a little community.

 Which Warrior Women would you like to pour a beer for? 

The absolute most inspiring woman for me, Patti Smith. I love pouring a beer for any women who are in the industry and run their own business – I especially love seeing women who brew their own beer, and female beer reps. Emily from Froth magazine is another amazing woman, as are Shakira and Jess who are my other 2 female bar staff.

 

VIC – HOTEL SPENCER – IBI

Proud owner of Hotel Spencer since 2016, we had a chat to Ibi about what she loves about her pub over a pint.

Hey Ibi. What do you love Hotel Spencer? 

Just the fact I was able to score a beaut 1920’s workers’ watering hole in a historic industrial pocket, then being able to watch the area transform into a proper suburb has been a dream.

What do you like about your local community? 

The increasing diversity in both our workers’ and residential demographic. The bar allows all walks of life to sit and share a story or two over a pint, in an unpretentious setting. The way a pub should be!

Which Warrior Women would you like to pour a beer for? 

Jacinta Ardern. And invite her to stay and mentor some of our muppets in office here…

 

 

 

VIC – JUNCTION HOTEL NEWPORT – JACKIE & TRINA

Long time supporters of Two Birds, Jackie and Trina have been with us from day one, pouring our Golden Ale (RIP) at their previous inner-west Melbourne venue Sabroso. These days, you’ll find them at the Junction in Newport, which they’ve owned and operated since 2011.

So, Jackie and Trina – what’s your favourite thing about your pub? 

It’s hard to pinpoint just one favourite thing but we would say one would definitely be the staff that work for us. We proudly employ over 20 locals that are the life force of our business. In a nutshell, they are the “heartbeat” of the Junction. Our front of house and kitchen team light up the Junction. We work really hard as owners to ensure that our staff are really looked after not only financially but they are supported as they truly are the backbone of our success and without them we wouldn’t be here, so yes they are our favourite things…all of them and if they are happy then we thrive!

And how about your local community? 

Newport and the West in general is such a supportive community. We adore being Westies and having our business based here. As for our locals they have been nothing short of supportive and have been so wonderful to us. In all honesty they have been integral in shaping our venue.
When we first launched our Beer Hall, our concept was high bavarian beer tables and stools, remaining true to the traditional Beer Hall sentiment, but as our suburb evolved so did we. With the advent of more families and couples moving in saw our Beer Hall shift from just being centred on beer swilling but to now offering a great gastro dining experience with table service and a new renovated dining space, with low seating. And our locals have lapped it up. We genuinely believe in having a two way conversation with our customers – their opinion matters and the evolution of the Junction Beer Hall reflects that we listen.
Warrior Women you’d like to pour a beer for?

Definitely Greta Thunberg. But we’ll have to wait until next year on Jan 3rd when she turns 18!

 

NSW – MR WATKINS PENRITH – ERIN

Taking five with Mr Watkins‘ Erin over a Taco, we found out what she loves about her Penrith haunt!

 

Hey Erin! What do you love about Mr Watkins?

 I love that we bring a uniqueness to Penrith that no other venue provides.

And how about your local community? 

It’s great how they support their local venues, it’s kind of like we still have a small town feel with big city dreams!

Which Warrior Women would you like to pour a beer for? 

I can’t decide so I’ll pour a beer in each hand, one for Bettie Page and one for Elvira.

 

QLD – JUMPING GOATS MARGATE – PETA

Co-owner with her dad, Peta’s Jumping Goats Bar is just outside Brisbane on the Redcliffe Peninsula. Brew Tang Cans in hand, Peta worded us up on what she loves about her venue…

 

What do you love about Jumping Goats, Peta? 

When I see people I know that haven’t met before, get to know each other independent of me, just from being in the bar. People really connecting with their community!

What do you love about your local community?

How they’ve been really friendly and supportive. They’ve been willing to give a new craft beer bar a go, and they’re really open and honest with their feedback, both good and suggestions for improvement. There’s been no nastiness, even on Facebook.

Who’s a Warrior Woman you’d like to pour a beer for?
That’s a big one! Alice Fraser. She’s an Australian comedian. She really makes you think and challenges your assumptions. She’s so smart and quick – she’d be great to have a beer and a conversation with – and she’s bloody funny!

NSW – EMPIRE HOTEL ANNADALE – CARLY

Venue Manager of Annadale’s Empire Hotel, Carly told us one of the most incredible stories over a glass of our Fruit Tang Sour….

Carly! Who’s a Warrior Women you’d like to pour a beer for?

My auntie. My Dad’s sister went missing over 50 years ago and nobody knew what happened to her. We have recently found her and reconnected with her. She’s had a really, really hard life. I would give anything to be able to pour a beer for her and sit down and chat for hours. To tell her in person how brave I think she is and how loved she is. She is the ultimate warrior woman in life and despite so many hard times, she has so much love to give and is so grateful for having regained her entire family.

Wow! We hope that time comes for you soon Carly. What do you love about Empire Hotel? 

I love the team. We work really hard to create a family culture. We look after each other and not just to fill shifts if someone is sick. We know what’s happening outside of work and we look out for one another. We also have a massive cellar so plenty of space to store that independent beer we love…

What do you love about your local community?

They are DIE HARD Annandalians. Constantly finding new ways to support the local community whether it’s fundraising for one of the local schools, shopping at a family owned business or bringing the family to the local pub. Also, they’re always keen try something new and interesting.

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