Flower Of The Month Club Delivered, February

Flower Of The Month Club, February Update

Here is a picture of a bunch of flowers arranged by Jenny in Parramatta, one of our expert florist designers for the February Flower Of The Month Club.

Flower Of The Month Club, February

Flower Of The Month Club, February, Parramatta

Another beautiful creation we think will bring happiness and joy to all around.

Click here for Parramatta flowers delivered every month for 3, 6 or 12 months.

My Beer Tasting Paddle, February Beer Of The Month Club Selection

The Beer Of The Month, February

Every month we search for a new and exciting beer for our growing  membership, and it doesn’t matter what style it is as long as it’s a craft beer. Also known as a boutique beer or micro-brewed beer.

Coldstream Brewery

Coldstream Brewery

So this month I reached out to Coldstream Brewery and after speaking with Rohan Peters (one of the micro brewery founders) decided to take the journey down to Coldstream for some good old fashion beer tasting, Yarra Valley style.

I actually grew up in the suburb next to Coldstream, a place called “Gruyere” (officially called a Hamlet, not a suburb) and have nearly always taken a different route when visiting my parents to the route I was taking this time through Lilydale. Lilydale is the closest main town to Gruyere and Coldstream and the drive bought back lots of memories as we passed Lilydale High School (the High School I went to before Billanook College), the Lilydale Train Station (where everyone used to meet before going out on a Saturday night) and the York on Lilydale pub where pots were going out of fashion (if you know what I mean) and many other great landmarks across town all reminding me of a different time and story.

But enough about me, let’s talk about the Coldstream Brewery.

Quote from the Coldstream Brewery website:

It all started over several pints while Mike and Rohan were backpacking around Europe back in the 90s. After some serious taste testing of Pilsners and Ales they realised that for a country that loves beer, Australia was lacking when it came to choice and quality.

Back home they teamed up with Phil and Cam two other life-long mates and set about turning their love of craft beers into a business where each could put his skills to use. Phil’s winemaking skills to craft the cider, Cam oversaw construction of the brewery, Rohan took on sales and marketing while Mike was able to use his local contacts to source materials, including a state-of-the-art pizza oven.

When I arrived I decided to try the Coldstream Brewery tasting paddle and was advised by one of their friendly staff to start from the right side and work my way back to the left. It was a beer tasting journey from light to dark, with a delicious Cider finish.

Here’s the description of the beer (and Cider) in the Coldstream Brewery tasting paddle:

First beer. Czech Pilsner
(4.5%)

Coldstream Czech Pilsner

Coldstream Czech Pilsner

“As traditional as it gets, our Pilsner is a light and hoppy European style lager. This style originated in the city of Pilsen in the Czech republic. To keep it true to the style, we brew our Pilsner mainly using hops called Czech Saaz that come from the Czech Republic. It is brewed using a traditional layering process involving a cool fermentation and long conditioning over several weeks at a very low temperature.”

Second beer. Crisp Pal Ale
(4.6%)

Coldstream Crisp Pale Ale

Coldstream Crisp Pale Ale


A delicious golden ale brewed with premium quality English malting barley and delicately hopped with the classic aroma varities, Fuggles and East Kent Goldings.”

Third beer. Real Original Ale
(4.8%)

Coldstream Original Ale

Coldstream Original Ale

“Our Real Original Ale is a traditional English style bitter that holds a strong malty body with a clean bitter finish. We use two different UK hops: East Kent Goldings and Fuggles, which ensure this traditional ale receives its full malty flavour.”

Fourth beer. Grand Porter
(4.8%)

Coldstream Grand Porter

Coldstream Grand Porter

“It’s not a Stout, Bock or a DoppelBock. Our Grand Porter is a smooth tasting dark ale, which uses five different Malts such as chocolate malts and amber malts, to ensure it exerts a full range of dark flavours such as burnt toffee and caramel. The aroma and all together flavour of this dark ale is second to none, making anyone fall in love with it. Originating from London in the 18th century this beer is still much alive today.”

Last drink on the tasting paddle. Cider
(7%, GLUTEN-FREE)

Coldstream Cider

Coldstream Cider

“Our cider is made from 100% apple juice, strictly no powedered concentrates, using a variety of red apples grown right here in the Yarra Valley. When the apples are collected they are put into a cider press which crushes the apples releasing the juice. The juice undergoes a fermentation process under cold conditions, because we use champagne yeast to ferment the natural sugars in the apple juice, they work best at colder temperatures. As the yeast “eat away” the sugars they release a natural CO2 gas that gets trapped in the cider, carbonising and giving the cider its fizz. This is a more natural process rather than force carbonating the cider. The last step is to then filter the cider leaving it crystal and ready to be poured into your glass.”

And the results of the Coldstream Brewery beer tasting paddle are?

Drum roll..checkout the before and after pictures..

Coldstream taste paddle

Coldstream taste paddle

Coldstream tasting paddle results

Coldstream tasting paddle results

As you can see (note: the picture views are different because the before picture was taken by someone else behind the bar and the after picture was taken by me, so to follow the drink order it’s best to view it from the paddle arm side) I enjoyed the Crisp Pale Ale, the Grand Porter and the Cider and not so much the Czech Pilsner and Real Original Ale. And because we want to introduce our members to new and exciting craft beers the February Beer of the month was awarded to the Grand Porter.

From Wikipedia,

Porter is a dark style of beer originating in London in the 18th century,[1] descended from brown beer, a well hopped beer made from brown malt.[2] The name is thought to come from its popularity with street and riverporters.[3]
The history and development of stout and porter are intertwined.[4] The name “stout” for a dark beer is believed to have come about because a strong porter may be called “Extra Porter” or “Double Porter” or “Stout Porter”. The term “Stout Porter” would later be shortened to just “Stout”. For example, Guinness Extra Stout was originally called “Extra Superior Porter” and was only given the name Extra Stout in 1840.

I wouldn’t describe the Grand Porter as a sessionable beer, like for example the Boatrocker, but it is an enjoyable beer well worth trying, and the beauty is opinions will vary and I look forward to reading your reviews on Facebook.

Cheers,

Robert (Gift Of The Month Clubs founder)

 

Google Ranks Beer Of The Month Club Number One

Google has ranked our Beer Of The Month Club number one for Australia.

Search for Beer of the month club Australia and you’ll see us number one at Google.

Beer Of The Month Club Australia – Google Search

“Let’s hope someone from Google Australia joins our beer of the month club or buys a membership as a gift for someone else”, said Rob from Gift Of The Month Clubs, “so they can enjoy our monthly craft beer selections as much as we do”.

Cheers Google.

 

 

 

Bing Ranks Cider Of The Month Club Number One

Bing Ranks Cider Of The Month Club Number One

Cider Of The Month Club

Bing search engine has ranked Cider Of The Month Club number one.

The Cider Of The Month Club is part of the Gift Of The Month Clubs group of gift clubs. It is a new type of gift service  in Australia originally made popular in the United States for corporate gifts and spread to birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, Fathers Day gifts and more.

“Cider, wine, beer and other gift of the month clubs are a great way to give something different”, says Alison from Gift Of The Month Clubs.

Thanks Bing!

 

Beer Fest Table Dancing Teacher Wins Injury Claim

Beer Fest Table Dancing Teacher Wins Injury Claim

Beer fest

Beer fest

A German school teacher has won a case for a work related injury after falling off a bench while dancing at a beer fest on a school trip.

The teacher was visiting a beer fest with students when a bench top she was dancing on fell over, causing back injuries that prevented her from returning to work the following month.

And guess what? A regional court in Stuttgart awarded damages to the teacher stating “it was normal and socially appropriate” for beer fest visitors to dance on bench tops.

So next time you’re in Germany, get your dancing shoes on and visit a beer fest. Cant go wrong!

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Last Minute Valentines Day Gifts

It’s February 14 and you know what that means? Of course, It’s Valentines Day!

Here’s a list of some amazing last minute Valentines Day gifts.

For women

Rose Of The Month Club

Roses delivered

Rose Of The Month Club

Flower Of The Month Club

Flowers delivered

Flower Of The Month Club

Movie Of The Month Club

Movie Of The Month Club

Movie Of The Month Club

Champagne Of The Month Club

Wine Of The Month Club

Coffee Of The Month Club

Cereal Of The Month Club

For men

Beer Of The Month Club

Beer Of The Month Club

Beer Of The Month Club

Cider Of The Month Club

Cider Of The Month Club

Cider Of The Month Club

Wine Of The Month Club

Wine club

Wine Of The Month Club

Movie Of The Month Club

Coffee Of The Month Club

More Valentines Day gift ideas

Happy Valentines Day from Gift Of The Month Clubs! Bringing the gift that keeps on giving to Australia

Tony & Sage Robbins Valentines Day Message for 2014

With Valentines Day nearly here we thought the below video from Tony & Sage Robbins would be a good positive message to pass on. So here it is, the Tony and Sage Robbins Valentines Day message for 2014! Happy Valentines Day!

Still looking for Valentines Day gift ideas?

Try the Rose Of The Month Club for her, and the Beer Of The Month Club for him. Cant go wrong!

Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Him

Are you searching for Valentines Day gift ideas for him?

Well look no further, we’ve got some of the most unique gifts on offer this Valentines Day!

Valentines Day gift ideas for him
What would you normally give him for Valentines Day? A bottle of cologne, tickets to a game or maybe a bunch of flowers. Well the message we’re giving this Valentines Day is, don’t give normal! 

Beer Of The Month Club
You may not have ever thought about giving him beer for Valentines Day before, because a pack of VB or XXXX just doesn’t quite seem like a worthy gift. But don’t get us wrong, most beer drinkers wouldn’t say no, but if you want to add the WOW factor this year try stepping it up a few notches and give him a membership to the Beer Of The Month Club. It’s a new gift service originally made popular in the United States and now Australia, where members receive a different pack of craft beer every month for 3, 6 or 12 months. It’s the beer gift that keeps on giving when other gifts are gone and forgotten. Plus you can add your name and a short message to an E gift card sent with every delivery or one time only.

Beer Of The Month Club

Beer Of The Month Club

Movie Of The Month Club
A movie on Valentines Day? Well maybe it’s not the most romantic gift, but at least you’ll be together, right? Okay delete that suggestion (personally I would like it) and give him a membership to the Movie Of The Month Club instead. It’s a club where members receive a single or double adult movie ticket every month to Village, Greater Union and Event Cinemas across Australia fr 3, 6 or 12 months. Another gift idea you can enjoy together.

Movie Of The Month Club

Movie Of The Month Club

Tie Of The Month Club
Does your partner or husband wear a tie to work? If yes, here’s an oldie but a goodie with a twist. It’s called the Tie Of The Month Club where members receive a different tie every month for 3, 6 or 12 months. It’s a well thought out gift and when I used to wear a tie to work I would have loved it.

Tie Of The Month Club

Tie Of The Month Club

Cider Of The Month Club
Did you know cider is one of the most popular drinks in England? Well it’s gaining popularity across Australia with both men and women choosing it as an alternative to previous beer wnd wine favourites. So why not try a cooler gift this Valentines Day and give him a membership to the Cider Of The Month Club, where members receive a different pack of craft cider every month for 3, 6 or 12 months. We think you’ll de cider it’s a great gift.

Cider Of The Month Club

Cider Of The Month Club

Wine Of The Month Club
Are you a wine drinker? If yes, try something different and give him a membership to the Wine Of The Month Club for Valentines. It’s a premium gift service originally made popular in the United States for corporate gifts, and through popular demand some of the original wine clubs starting making it available for Birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, Fathers Day and more as a new and exciting gift. It’s a club where members receive one or two bottles (different bottles, eg Red wine and White wine) depending on the membership type every month for 3, 6 or 12 months. Another great gift idea for couples to enjoy together.

Wine Of The Month Club

Wine Of The Month Club

Coffee Of The Month Club
Do you or your partner own a coffee machine? If yes, don’t you just love trying different coffee beans from around the world. So do something different this year for Valentines and give him a membership to the Coffee Of The Month Club. It’s the gift that keeps on giving when other gifts are gone and forgotten. Plus if you’re a coffee lover, you get to enjoy it too.

Coffee Of The Month Club

Coffee Of The Month Club

Have a great Valentines Day!

cheers, Robert (Gift Of The Month Clubs, founder)