Why our first ever limited release tinnie was a reinvention of Donnie and not a new character.
As Mcgarry says, “call it lack of creativity in production, or call it for what it really is.”
Donnie is a deserving King. He was our second mate to the core range and represents much of what is central to Your Mates’ identity. He’s an underdog, a dark horse, full of surprises with a heart of gold. He deserves the crown!
We can’t wait to send him out to our community on Saturday the 15th of August, he’s going to make plenty of new mates!
A Q&A with local Sunshine Coast legends, the Robinson Brothers. Talented fisherman, lifestyle enthusiasts and passionate environmentalists, these lads are our deserving mates of the month for March!
We met the Robinson Brothers after they reached out to us for a sponsorship for a clean up event they were organising, under the name of their environmental protection not for profit, Our Ocean’s Future (OOF). We were so impressed with their passion for good times and the conservation of their natural backyard. It’s extremely exciting to see the young fishing crews on the Sunny Coast care so strongly for their local environment. We asked the fellas a few questions below.
Who are you and how did the whole Robinson Brothers thing start?
We are brothers and a best mate from Noosa. Robinson Brothers first started as a YouTube channel where we would just upload sort of piss take videos about our lifestyle. We soon really enjoyed doing it and started to gain quite a following. Within a year we had gone from 13 subscribers to 900. It might not seem like a lot but for just a couple of lads like ourselves it really gets us going. Now we just want to continue to grow and have a good time along the way.
What is OOF and why did you start it?
OOF is our not for profit organisation we started in 2019. We started it because of our love for the ocean and our local waterways. This is us trying to do our part and do more to protect and preserve them.
Why is protecting your natural backyard important to you?
Looking after our local ecosystem is a priority because it’s the place we love most, it’s where our passions began for fishing and diving etc. So looking after our home means quite a lot, however we can’t wait to expand and do the same in waterways Australia-wide.
How can people get involved with OOF?
Anyone can get involved with OOF. Every bit of support is greatly appreciated. Following our social accounts is always great and you can direct message us or visit our webpage (details below).
What trips have you got planned next?
Future trips are tough one as there are so many good places we want to visit. But we are super keen on getting back to the outer reef and do the full survival experience. We also want to do a few weeks in West Oz, continue to explore all our local area and do the odd NZ trip, but in the long run we are looking to do the full travel Australia trip!!
We can’t wait to see what the future holds for these boys and we’ll continue to support their epic message.
Check out the Robinson Brothers’ Highlight Reel from 2020
It’s nearly been one month since Larry was voted the 5th most popular beer in Australia in the 2019 GABS Hottest 100 results. As a company, it’s been our biggest milestone to date, and what it represents still has us beaming with excitement and gratitude.
Larry’s top 5 finish signifies the incredible loyalty of our community of mates, the growing thirst for good beer on the Sunshine Coast and that on a national scale, Sunshine Coast breweries can mix it up with the best of them.
The results left some punters who haven’t yet heard of us scratching their heads, which is understandable. We don’t currently distribute outside of South East Queensland, and that’s not because we don’t want to, it’s because demand on the Sunshine Coast is so bloody insane!
At the moment we’re working hard to increase our production and get our beers out to as many legends as possible. While it may not be possible to get our beers into your local right now, it is possible to answer the question of who we are.
If you know our story already, we hope you enjoy hearing it again. If you don’t know it, we hope that by the end of the video, we’ve gained another mate.
If you can’t wait to get your hands on our brews, we ship Australia wide through our online store. Fresh beers straight from our brewery to your door!
Meats for Mates highlights importance of mateship and conversation in battle against men’s mental health issues.
‘It all starts with a conversation’. It’s a simple action with huge impact in tackling a complex issue.
This was the lasting thought from our inaugural Meats for Mates event at the Brew House. Between the laughs, unbelievable feast (cudos Cotton Tree Meats), cracking beer and entertainment (take a bow Toddy Widdicombe), there was a strong feeling and message of mateship and support.
Statistics show that six Australian men take their own lives every day due to mental health issues. You could ask anyone and they would have a mental health issue story to tell, whether it involves themselves personally or someone they know.
Despite increased awareness, many people, in particular men, still attach a negative stigma to seeking help for mental health problems.
This hard to shake stigma is why conversation has become such an important tool in battling this issue. While it is not a complete solution, a conversation is, at a minimum, an excellent starting point in helping people to seek necessary help.
If the conversation is initiated by a trusted mate, a bloke suffering from mental health problems is far more likely to open up and begin their journey to recovery.
Check up on three mates right now, you never know what could be happening beneath the surface – seriously do it!
We are stoked to report that the event raised over $10,000 for four amazing local charities that are doing outstanding work in the mental health space, including: