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Daytrippin’ Manly & 4 Pines Brewpub with @craftbeerlovin’

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4 Pines Keller Door Pomegranate Sour 📷✨ @craftbeerlovin'
4 Pines Keller Door Pomegranate Sour 📷✨ @craftbeerlovin’
On Sunday last week, I escaped the Bondi Bubble and jumped on the Fast Ferry from Watson’s Bay Wharf across Sydney Harbour, bound for the Northern Beaches. Pumped!
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I hit lunch in Manly with a poke bowl on the Manly foreshore, enjoyed a short stroll over to Shelly Beach and wrapped the arvo with my fried Maria with storytelling and soaking up the sweeping views of Sydney CBD, Sydney Harbour and the south side of Sydney from North Head, at the mouth of Sydney’s world renown Sydney Harbour.
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For me, no trip to Manly would be complete without a pit stop at 4 Pines Brewpub at Manly Wharf, as I’m a massive craft beer fan and review brews from around the globe on my @craftbeerlovin’ Instagram account, which I run with one of my best mates, Nate, who’s a soya bean and corn farmer, based near Peoria, about 2.5-3 hours south west of Chicago. Anyway, I washed down the day trip to Manly with a delicious 4 Pines Keller Door Pomegranate Sour and a pint of 4 Pines In Season IPA, both of which are downright delicious! (reviews below).
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At sunset, I jumped a ride back to Watson’s Bay and the Manly Fast Ferry had ice-cold 4 Pines American-style Pale Ale bottles in the fridge. Absolute genius and sunset beers on Sydney Harbour was just the perfect end to the day!
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I have lived in Sydney for 4 years, it’s rather spectacular and there is nothing quite like taking the time to be a tourist in your own city! It quite honestly still blows my mind every single time!
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Cheers and Happy Friday y’all!
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xo Dan 
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Check out our brew reviews for 4 Pines Keller Door Pomegranate Sour and the In Season IPA below and if you’re passionate about all things craft beer, then head on over to @craftbeerlovin’ on Instagram to get our hot tips on latest delicious craft beer releases in the Aussie and US craft beer scene. 
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Dan Wilkinson
Global Award-Winning Social Media Strategist, Photographer & Podcaster.
Creator @hotndelicious @BondiPupperazzi @craftbeerlovin’.
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Think Global, Drink Local.
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Name: Pomegranate Sour
Brewed by: 4 Pines Brewing Co
Type: Sour
7% alc/vol
Ranking: 4.765 🌟
Reviewer: @hotndelicious
Ruby pink in colour, this little number is tart, refreshing and dangerously delicious!
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Name: In Season IPA
Brewed by: 4 Pines Brewing Co
Type: India Pale Ale
6.3% alc/vol
Ranking: 4.836 🌟
Reviewer: @hotndelicious
Punchy aromas of pineapple and mango, In Season IPA is brewed from freshly harvested Southern Hemisphere hops including Galaxy, Enigma, Vic Secret and Nelson Sauvin. So fresh on tap!
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4 Pines Keller Door Pomegranate Sour 📷✨ @craftbeerlovin'
4 Pines Keller Door Pomegranate Sour 📷✨ @craftbeerlovin’

 

Think Global Drink Local – Supporting The Craft Beer Industry.

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Think Global Drink Local by Dan Wilkinson
Rockin’ the new BentSpoke Brewing Co craft beer swag for my morning photography walk ❄️✨
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I am up and out of bed well before sunrise most mornings shooting sunrise photography and while Sydney’s winter weather is nowhere near as cold as parts of USA, Canada and Europe, it has been fresh as f*ck this past week, just like this BentSpoke Brewing Co beanie.
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Everyone is struggling at the moment and as a lover of premium quality craft beer and the creator of @craftbeerlovin’ craft beer Instagram, given how much growth we’ve had in the craft beer scene globally in recent years, it means a lot to me that this trend and the craft beer industry continues to evolve and grow, as I’m sure it does you too.
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So the next time you’re at the beer fridge/bar at your local, no matter where in the world you are, think about how you can get crafty to support local business. The good news is that the beer will be fresh as f*ck too! So #ThinkGlobalDrinkLocal 🇦🇺🇺🇸🇨🇦💛✨
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Happy Wednesday from Bondi Beach!
Dan AKA @hotndelicious, creator of @craftbeerlovin’
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Shop Aussie craft beer and merch at a few of my favourite breweries online:
NSW – Young Henrys.
NSW – Hope Estate.
VIC – Hop Nation.
QLD – Green Beacon.
S.A. – Pirate Life.
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Social Enterprise Podcast Feature: Benny Wallington (101 Tokens) x Booze-Free May-Be

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Social Enterprise Podcast Feature: Benny Wallington (101 Tokens) x Booze-Free May-Be*

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #213 Social Enterprise Podcast Feature: Benny Wallington (101 Tokens) x Booze-Free May-Be.

Retrain Your Booze Brain. 

Welcome to a very special episode of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! with special guest Benny Wallington, founder of 101 Tokens, a new community of people taking back control over their alcohol consumption. Creating new drinking habits and a better all-round lifestyle.

Facts:

  • 5 million Australians drinking three times or more a week with 37% drinking to get drunk.
  • Benny and 101 Tokens have empowered over 11,000 people in 76 countries to change their habits.

On today’s show, Benny shares his personal journey as an Aussie partying hard in London that inspired him to start a personal mission that evolved into the creation of global 101 Tokens community, the 101 Tokens accountability app – (10K Downloads in the 1st month!), the Smart Drinking Bootcamp, techniques that you can use to evolve your drinking habits from Drink, Drunk. Regret, Suppress to Drink, Respect, Reflect, Success, our consumption as a whole (drugs, alcohol, fashion industry) and how to live a life of intention. Fascinating chats!

PLUS I talk about why this month, I have decided to go alcohol-free* for a month of what I’m calling BOOZE-FREE MAY-BE*.

This is a show about how to retrain your booze brain. So if you’re Aussie (or from another global drinking culture) and you’d love to consider your current relationship with alcohol, whether you think that you might be drinking too much or are keen for a few ideas on how you can drink smarter to impact on your Health & Wellness, Finances and Productivity, then this is the podcast for you!

Let’s get into the show!

* Disclaimer: I am totally giving myself 2-3 tokens (max) as a leave pass for a few drinks, hence the Booze-Free May-Be*. It’s not a nanny state, dammit! 😁✨

Social Enterprise Podcast Feature: Benny Wallington (101 Tokens) x Booze-Free May-Be*
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The ANZAC spirit – Should brands be capitalising commercially?

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The Larrikin ANZAC beer by Mornington Peninsula Brewery

Should Australian and New Zealand brands be capitalising on the use of the iconic ANZAC spirit and ANZAC Day occasion to be promoting their brands?

A quick history lesson for those of you reading from overseas: “ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”. Observed on 25 April each year, ANZAC Day was originally devised to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served in the Gallipoli Campaign, their first engagement in the Great War (1914–1918).”* 

Back to the story – I know that the use of ANZAC for commercial purposes is not a new debate, however the other day I walked into Bondi Beach Cellars and spotted The Larrikin ANZAC Biscuit Beer by Mornington Peninsula Brewery sitting in the fridge.

Immediately I was torn, subscribers of my weekly Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! entrepreneurship podcast and readers of the blog will know my passion for the ANZACs from my trip to Gallipoli, my family connection and diving into the history of what it means to me.

My immediate gut-instinct reaction, is to me it just feels a little cheap and wrong, to be attaching this Australian icon to a product, brand or campaign, without a lot of forethought and perhaps also creating a mechanic, whereby a proportion of revenue or profits from sales generated are redistributed back to charitable organisations such as the ANZAC Appeal. Even then I’m still not sure how comfortable I feel about it. I’ve also since discovered that brands and organisations also require permission from the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs to use the word ‘Anzac’ in a commercial context.

Now for context, I’m not across whether Mornington Peninsula Brewery have permission to use the ANZAC brand for commercial use, their intent, what this brew means to them and I also love that they’re educating people as to what ANZAC Day is. In fact, Mornington Peninsula Brewery are one of my favourite breweries in Australia, I love their beers very much and what they do for the Australian craft beer scene, which is no doubt exactly why this debate his risen in me right now.

As a massive craft beer fan and supporter of the Australian scene through my @craftbeerlovin’ Instagram account, I clearly bought the beer, I can attest to how delicious and sessionable it is and I’d also love to chat with Mornington Peninsula Brewery team at some point to get their perspective on the subject. I might even record it as part of a craft beer episode on the podcast.

In short, in this current digital age, where there is so much hate and vitriol online at the push of a button, without thought given to measured debate and listening to both sides of an argument, I’ve written this article as I’d love to spark discussion on this subject and hear what you, my friends, peers and colleagues have to say on the matter too.

As mentioned, I’m not entirely sure how comfortable how I feel about brands capitalising on the ANZAC Day brand and spirit, no matter who they are, as it is a date that holds a lot of history, connection and emotion for many Australian and New Zealanders.

So I ask you. Regardless of intent. How do you feel about brands capitalising on the ANZAC Day brand and spirit? Should they do it? And if so, how should they go about it?

By Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!).
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Craft Beer Podcast Feature: BentSpoke Brewing Co co-founder Richard Watkins.

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Putting A Smile On People’s Faces. These guys had 5 of the top 100 beers in Australia in 2018! Canberra represent!

This week we kick it with GABS Hottest 100 craft beer killer and BentSpoke Brewing Co head brewer and co-founder Richard Watkins. 

“Putting a smile on people’s faces” is the mantra and philosophy that fires this inspiring husband & wife team, who are changing the face of the brewing scene in the Australian Capital Territory. We chat about Richard’s 1st ever home-brew with his dad, what inspired Richard and his wife Tracy to build BentSpoke Brewing Co from scratch, the Canberra community, his approach to business growth, leadership and success, the meaning of BentSpoke and 2 pieces of advice that he’d give to someone who has a dream, but is afraid to take that first step.

Super inspiring chats & I hope that you enjoy the podcast as much as I do! Let’s get into it!

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200th Podcast Episode!!! RateBeer craft beer tech app’s Joe Tucker joins us!

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #200 Joe Tucker (RateBeer Craft Beer App owner).

Wow… my mind is BLOWN! 4 years later and 200th episode of the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast!

This week tech entrepreneur and RateBeer craft beer app owner Joe Tucker joins us on the show as they introduce their app into the Australian market with exclusive launch parties in Sydney and Melbourne.

RateBeer is a world site for craft beer enthusiasts dedicated to serving the entire craft beer community through beer education, promotion and outreach. ZX Ventures, AB InBev’s global growth and innovation division, invested in RateBeer two years ago, for $2M dollars in technology and the hiring of an Australian team to help drive the evolution of the global product.

Essentially, Australians will be able to buy “rare and highly-rated” beers through retail partners via the website, with additional enhancements including the introduction of push notifications and a clearer rate and review system.

Australia is RateBeer’s fourth biggest market globally, which makes it the perfect testing ground for the new developments. The company already has over 10,000 Australian beers logged from hundreds of breweries and we catch up with Joe Tucker at Odd Culture bar at the Taphouse Darlo as he launches the new RateBeer craft beer app into the Australian market. Exciting!

Let’s get into the show!

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Entrepreneurship podcast: Choose Day x hotndelicious x Secret Men’s Business.

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Entrepreneurship podcast: Choose Day x hotndelicious x Secret Men’s Business on Bondi Radio

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #198 Choose Day x hotndelicious x Secret Men’s Business.

Have you ever desired a life of more financial freedom, pursuing a life work balance that you believe you can have and being the best person you could be for yourself and the people around you?

WICKED Entrepreneurship & Leadership Choose Day radio show recorded LIVE yesterday at The Bucketlist Bondi on Bondi Radio with my home-boys Stacy Henderson (POVAR) and Seth Lawrence (Secret Men’s Business) on Bondi Radio, whilst watching the blue green waves roll in at Bondi Beach. And I loved it so much that we decided to release it as a podcast!

The conversation flows and as always we go on a number of tangents:

  • Early in the show Stacy and I talk openly about how we’re both looking to re-position ourselves professionally, striving for more financial freedom in life, creating a career for yourself based on what you love, what you’re good at and what you want out of life.
  • Seth Lawrence speaks in depth about Men’s Mental Health and his current path of “helping a lot of men (and women) in our communities understand and feel their emotions, move through and release them rather than suppression” which in his belief leads to depression, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, etc. His training has helped him to let go of a lot of negative thoughts, beliefs and patterns that no longer serve him and it has allowed Seth to establish a deeper connection with himself and others. 
  • I face a few demons of my own on the Choose Day show and share with the boys the steps I took from having no confidence as a kid to being someone that I’m proud of and I love.
  • Spark Festival – ‘Social Media for Business – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’.
  • We share a few top tips for anyone craving to pursue a new career that they’re passionate about.
  • Yoga, meditation and we of course wax lyrical about life in Bondi Beach.

Super chats and I hope that this radio show podcast puts a smile on your face and makes your heart soar as much as it does mine!

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Young Henrys and Afends launch new HEMP IPA beer.

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Young Henrys and Afends launch new HEMP IPA beer.

Last night Young Henrys and Afends tapped the 1st keg of their ground-breaking, brand new HEMP IPA at Young Henrys brewery HQ in Newtown.

A year and a half in the making (who knew hemp laws Down Under would be so strict! 😁) , this delicious little number is now one of my favourite new beers. Any concerns that I had of the hemp overpowering this India Pale Ale were immediately washed away as the golden nectar flowed down my throat. The Young Henrys x Afends HEMP IPA is big, bold and beautifully balanced with just enough hop and a delicious blend of citrus, tropical and stone fruits. We’ve got a new daddy now! 🍻🍁✨

I was also chatting with Young Henrys founders Oscar McMahon and Richard Adamson last night about how happy it made me to be back amongst the Young Henrys crew. It’s been while! If you’ve ever wanted to learn about building a culture for your business, then YH is a wonderful example. I’m definitely keen to record a podcast with Oscar about it sometime, as last night’s event just felt like family!

So if you’re after a new brew then look no further. Wrap your lips around this!

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Craft Beer podcast: The Story behind Nine Fingers Brew.

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #197 David Anderson – Nine Fingers Brew cofounder & head brewer.

Nine Fingers Brew is one of Sydney’s exciting new Inner West craft beer breweries and cofounder & head brewer, Dave Anderson is a super inspiring guy!

A home-brew fanatic from a young age, after losing his finger in an circular saw accident on a construction work-site Dave was determined to take life by the horns, created his own construction business and after winning multiple awards for his home-brews, turned his hand to bring his brewery dreams to life!

Determined and centred, this wonderful chat with Dave Anderson illustrates that we can and should have multiple careers across this lifetime of ours, how we can be so much more than one dream and learning how to pivot when things don’t quite go the way we expected.

We chat beer, we drink beer, talk about Sydney Beer Week, the upcoming Sydney launch of their latest beer Waltzing Ma Pilsner & much, much more!

Let’s get into it!

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Craft Beer Podcast Feature: Dan Norris (Black Hops Brewery co-founder, author & entrepreneur).

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #185 Dan Norris (Black Hops Brewery co-founder, author & entrepreneur)

Dan Norris is a best-selling author, entrepreneur & co-founder Black Hops Brewery.

In June 2013, after failing at entrepreneurship for 7 years, Dan co-founded wpcurve.com, one of the fastest growing WordPress support companies in the world, designed and available 24/7 to fix any small jobs on the same day, which he sold in 2016 to global giant, GoDaddy!

Then in 2014, Dan, Eddie Oldfield and seasoned brewer Michael (Govs) McGovern joined forces for their first cooperative brew, the Eggnog Stout which was an instant delicious success and Black Hops Brewery was born.

 Black Hops Brewery were the first brewery in the world to brew a beer for Call of DutyÂŽ, called the limited edition Call of Duty: Black Hops III – Midnight Pale Ale, for the global launch of ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ and Dan Norris’ 4 best-selling business books are The 7 Day Start-Up, Content Machine, Operation Brewery and Create or Hate. 

This is an inspiring man of action with lots of stories to tell, so if you’re one of those peeps out there who harbours the desire to pursue your dreams, but just don’t quite know where to start, this is the podcast for you! We bring his story fresh off the taps from the brewery to your ears!

Let’s get into it! 🎙🍻✨

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