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The Robinson Brothers – Mate of the Month | Your Mates Brewing Co.

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

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Who are Your Mates?

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!

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Mateship the best medicine for mental health | Your Mates Brewing Co.

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:

Overall, it was a truly special day that drove home some really crucial messages. A big cheers to everyone who attended and a special shout out to our guest speakers:

  • Matt Golinski 
  • Adam Sellars
  • Mike Benson

Check out the highlights video here!

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Assistant Brewer Wanted Sunshine Coast | Your Mates Brewing Co.

Your Mates are calling all brewer mates!

Your Mates Brewing Co. are one of the fastest growing independent breweries in Australia – located in one of the most amazing spots in the country.  With great results in the Hottest 100 and recently being awarded ‘Best New Brewery’ at this years’ Queensland-wide Beeries Awards, demand continues to exceed supply and we are looking for an assistant brewer to join the team in preparation for our busiest Summer yet!

Our focus in production revolves around safety, consistency and setting the standard for quality beers brewed in Australia.  Our team goal is ‘To make every batch of beer, the best we have ever made! (& have a good time doing it!)’. We are a small team and there is plenty of opportunity to grow with the company for the right applicant.

Our brewery is 100% independent and company culture is one of our highest priorities, we work hard and froth on what we do. The right applicant will exemplify those values and become an important member of the Your Mates Family!

Role Description

Your Daily tasks will involve…

  • Brewing on our 3x vessel 20 hectolitre brewhouse
  • Cellaring tasks (CIP, FV Checks, Dry Hop, etc)
  • Kegging operations
  • Cleaning
  • Quality checks
  • Maintenance & Warehouse tasks
  • Representing Your Mates at festivals & events

Must Have

  • Open C-Class Drivers License
  • Great communication skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to multitask

Highly Desirable

  • Forklift licence
  • Experience brewing at a production facility
  • QLD RSA Certificate
  • Brewing Qualifications

Send all applications to [email protected]

Applications close 31st October 2020.

Cheers Mates!

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Weekly Specials at Your Mates Brew House | Your Mates Brewing Co.

Cheap Eats and Good Times on the Sunshine Coast

When we first launched the Brew House, we had a clear vision for the food we wanted to create. It had to be fresh, locally sourced and most importantly, be the ideal feed for the everyday punter.

When we thought about what the everyday punter considered important when eating out, two major ideas arose. 

  1. It had to compliment a session of Your Mates beers 
  2. It had to be affordable without losing out on deliciousness and quality 

Since opening, our kitchen team has worked hard at developing a daily menu and weekly specials with these 2 things in mind. If you would like to check out the regular Brew House menu, hit this link. If you’re hungry, stop reading now or get the keys ready to drive to the Brew House. We’re about to dive into the weekly specials.

Wednesday

Mexican Night 

Time – 5:30pm – 8:30pm 

What – $3 tacos with scrumptious fillings including pulled beef, pulled pork, vege and battered fish, as well as fresh taquitos and house made sangria.

Easy to see why Wednesday’s are becoming the local favourite

Thursday

Parmy and Pot Night   

Time – 5:30pm – 8:30pm

What – $20 for a parmy and pot with your choice of topping. We’ve been getting some huge hype around this night and we’re not surprised, it’s a helluva feed. To find out which toppings are available to choose from, click HERE.

The Americano

Every Weekday 

Burger and Beer Lunch Special

Time – 11am – 3pm

What – $15 for a burger and beer, you really can’t go wrong! Choose from our Buttermilk Chicken Burger, Wagyu Beef Burger, Classic Cheeseburger, Mushroom Burger and Crispy Pork Belly Burger. Includes fries.

The Beef Wagyu and Mushroom Burger

We have been getting absolutely smashed daily over the last few weeks, so we highly encourage bookings to avoid waiting for a table.

To book, contact [email protected]

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Your Mates to lend parents a hand this school holidays | Your Mates Brewing Co.

We’re giving parents what they deserve.

Ah the school holidays. A roller coaster of emotions occurring 4 times a year that tests family relationships and often leaves parents questioning the meaning of life. Growing up in a family of four boys, I know first hand the kind of ruckusing that goes on during these ‘holiday’ periods. Cars turn into Slipknot mosh pits on long drives, lounge rooms into the UFC octagon and the front yard into a footy field with games more brutal than Game 3 of the 1997 State of Origin (cattle dawwwwg!).

I take my hat off to parents for their ability to keep their offspring entertained for up to 4 weeks at a time. It’s a monster effort. They deserve the world, or at a minimum, a stress-free cold beverage and killer feed.

These school holidays, our Brew House will allow parents to do just that. We are a 100% kid friendly bar. Our food menu caters to every punter (fussy children included) and our extensive beer and wine menu will have you blowing off steam in no time. Most importantly, we have a fully enclosed children’s area in view of the bar so you can drop your demons over the fence and indulge in some R & R.

Drop and go!

Some events to look out for over the coming holiday period:

This Saturday – AFL Grand Final Weekend

Business as per usual with the addition of the AFL GF playing around the venue. Expect an awesome atmosphere, top notch pub grub and delicious beers. Bookings are highly recommended and are filling fast! Booking info below.

Next Sunday (6th of October) – The Queen’s B’day Sunday Sesh

With Monday the 7th being a public holiday, this is the Sunday session to rule them all. Kicking off at 3pm, the Brew House will have live music all evening, $12 pizzas, beer and cider jugs and the NRL grand final on the big screens. It’s going to be all time. For more info click HERE.

Looking forward to this one!!

To book a table, shoot an email to [email protected]. Parents, we hope to see plenty of you here enjoying yourselves because you deserve it!

Have a cracking holiday mates.

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Race to the Indies | Your Mates Brewing Co.

Your Mates pack er’ up and send it through the Great Southern Land in a race to make it on time for the Indies Awards.

Your Mates Brewing have been to Melbourne more than a few times, but we’ve never taken the long way down and never taken the longer way back. After a crazy year of construction, beers, openings, brewing and some more beers we took the Independent Beer Awards, aka the ‘Indies’, as an opportunity to get out and see a bit of Australia.

Before we could really enjoy ourselves, we had to drive the 20 hour trip to Melbourne in time to deliver beers the Indies. We packed the Amarok, grabbed just a couple cases of beer and stocked up brisket and house made slaw, prepared lovingly by our Head Chef Jutto and Cotton Tree Meats.

McGarry was first up on the navigation and sent us out on a slight detour so we could get onto some of Australia’s lesser known highways. First stop was Blackbutt and its famous Bakery for a round of pies and homemade custard tarts.

Pit stop steezin’.

Back into the truck we followed the highway south clocking over k’s and getting a glimpse at the Australian outback as it flew by the window. Just outside of Toowoomba, we couldn’t help but stop by Jim’s Jerky and get something to keep us going.

Turns out Jim was a beer drinker, so we bartered a trade, a carton of Larry Pale Ales worth of jerky with Jim’s daughter, Emily. A solid selection of jerky and biltong on board and we were off down the highway again. 

Mcgarry steering the brew ship from the road.

Pulling over a few hours later for a little leg stretch, a cheeky Macca Lager somewhere by Wyaga and to watch the sunset while trying to keep the flies out of our beers. A quick driver swap and we were back on the road for a few more hours, eating dinner at a lonely brightly lit truck stop before finding somewhere to throw out our swags by the highway. 

We all woke up on queue as the sun came up with mixed reports on how well everyone slept between the rocky ground, almost zero temperature and the constant sound of engine breaks from the nearby truck stop. 

The glamorous life on the road.

We got back on the road for an hour or so before we reached Dubbo for a coffee and some brekky burgers, then it was full pace to Melbourne. Kilometres, hours and the Australian outback blurred by the windows as we made up ground. 

Around lunch time we stumbled onto what was the beginning of one hundred kilometres of Canola fields and figured it was as good a place as any to stop for lunch. We burnt a couple laps in the dirt making sure the truck got extra filthy then found a spot to pull out the awning and fire up the burner. A couple Larrys and some brisket and slaw burgers later, we packed up and kept on south. 

Our noble steed.

From then on it was full pace. We crossed the Murray River into Victoria and some more lush bushland, then straight into Melbourne’s outer suburbs and lagged into some traffic. After an hour of crawling through the CBD, we rolled into our accommodation. Exhausted but stoked, we’d made it in time for the Indies. 

Taking the long way gave us a chance to meet some characters and see some of the Aussie outback. We traded beers for jerky, slept by the side of the road and got a feel for what Australia’s really like before coming back to the reality of life as we hit the afternoon traffic in Melbourne.

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Unkle Hingy’s Barber Shop – Mate of the Month | Your Mates Brewing Co.

Say g’day to our mate Hingy, owner of Unkle Hingy’s Barber Shop and our first ‘Mate of the Month’.

Whoever coined the phrase ‘money makes the world go round’ is a peanut. It needs to be changed to ‘mates make the world go round’. As a company that was built on the back of mates helping mates, we support this phrase change 100%.

As our network of mates continues to grow, we keep seeing incredible acts of mateship, both inside and outside of Your Mates Brewing Co. We believe these acts are worth celebrating, so today we’re launching our (da da da daaa) ‘Mate of the Month’ series.

In one sentence – the ‘Mate of the Month’ is our monthly feature on a mate of Your Mates who has done something legendary, mate. So without further ado, here is the first ‘Mate of the Month’!

Our Mate Unkle Hingy

Meet our barber mate Hingy, owner of Unkle Hingy’s Barber Shop in our hometown, Caloundra. With 10 years’ experience in the industry, Hingy knows his way around a dome. A long time mate of ours, he’s been keeping us clean and mean for about five years now.

Most recently, Hingy set up shop in our brewery offering free beard trims to Dad’s on Father’s Day. This selfless act of mateship to Your Mates and to the Dads who were here celebrating has earned him the deserving title of Mate of the Month.

“Father’s Day way such a vibe, it was great seeing so many people step up and trim their beards for a good cause. Had a blast setting up in the brewery that’s for sure!” Hingy said. 

Hingy serves Larry tinnies to his clients while he sharpens their pencils, so we weren’t surprised with his answer to what his favourite YM drop was.

“Mate it’s got to be the Larry!” he said.

Your favourite Larry locale?

“There’s not many better places to crack a Larry or two than on Moffs cliff on a Sunday arvo!”

Not wrong Hingy!

When he’s not lowering ears, Hingy spends his time skegging around Kawana looking for a bank or ‘G’ing up the boys to tip a few in’.

For all barbering services and wedding enquiries, you can get in touch with Hingy via his shop number – 0428 828 175.

To check out some of his handy work head to his Instagram account @unklehingysbarbershop.

Cheers to you Hingy!

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The best last minute Father’s Day gift for difficult Dads | Your Mates Brewing

Struggling to find your old boy the perfect Father’s Day present? We’ve got you covered!

Why are Dads so notoriously difficult to shop for? Because more often than not, they’re selfless legends. They froth over every gift given to them, even if they aren’t actually that stoked. Pair of socks, ‘wow thanks mate! (got heaps of socks already kid)’. Carton of Crownies, ‘just what the doctor ordered! (yeah because the taste makes me sick)’. New espresso machine, ‘can’t wait to try it out tomorrow morning! (what’s wrong with Blend 43?)’.

Their simple appreciation for receiving gifts makes it hard to figure out what gifts they actually want. If this sounds like your Dad, ecstatic over every present he receives, we have the solution for you.

If your Dad likes good beer, good food and good times, the best present you can give him is a ticket to our Father’s Day ExBEERience.

What’s included? Glad you asked.

  • Exclusive Father’s Day brewery tour with Your Mates founders, Hep and Mcgarry
  • Beer tastings throughout tour
  • Your Mates merch pack which includes t-shirt, stubby cooler and sticker pack 

To buy tickets and for more info, hit this LINK.

Tickets are limited and we expect to sell out, first in best dressed!

If you don’t think the brewery tour is for your Dad, we have a bunch of other awesome stuff happening at the Brew House on the day, including:

  • Free beard trims from Unkle Hingy’s Barber Shop
  • Free arts and crafts with Surfrider Sunshine Coast – this one is going to be epic, we’re repurposing old wetsuits into stubby coolers
  • Smoked meats with the The Bovine Technicians
  • Arcade games in our new arcade room 

As you can imagine bookings are highly recommended! Book HERE.

Not keen on the brewery? Why not grab a few beers from one of our stockists around the Sunshine Coast and share them with Dad. To find where you can buy Your Mates, use our Beer Locator.

Happy Father’s Day in advance to all of the Father’s (and Father figures!) reading this, hope you have a cracking day!

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Horizon Festival has your Father’s Day weekend sorted | Your Mates Brewing

The Sunshine Coast’s Horizon Festival is back with a stacked lineup of cultural and arts experiences. Woo!

Back for its fourth year, the Horizon Festival is the Sunshine Coast’s premier culture and arts event. Running from the 23rd of August to the 1st of September, it boasts an incredible array of visual art, music, poetry, film, fashion, performing arts, street art and creative workshops.

Horizon Festival’s Marketing Coordinator, Jess Abraham, said acknowledging the traditional custodians of the Sunshine Coast region is an important “recurring theme” for the festival.

“We deeply believe in showcasing First Nations culture and artists; from traditional work from established artists to emerging contemporary creatives,” she said.

“We are proud to have an incredible First Nations Producer, Alethea Beetson, who has produced some really brilliant work for Horizon 2019.”

Ms Abraham said the Horizon Festival is a “celebration” of arts and culture that connects artists, industries, audiences and the Sunshine Coast community.

“Horizon is not only about showcasing the incredible artists we have here on the Sunshine Coast, but also bringing exceptional art and experiences to the Coast to showcase our region,” she said.

If you’re on the Sunshine Coast this weekend and looking for something awesome to do, this weekend’s event list is looking red hot! You can check out the full event guide here.

Heaps of the events are just up the road from the Brew House so feel free to stop in for a beer and feed while you’re out and about (maybe make a day of it with Dad hint hint).

Make a booking and get directions here.

Heading to Noosa this weekend? Hit this link to see how to do a day in Noosa Your Mates style.

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