Main Kick-Off

Australia’s best little community radio station is once again alive with calls of “You’re hot!” and “Mine” as they gear up for another day of fun, music and FOOTY. The Rockatoos will be out to avenge their ignominious drubbing at the hands of the Radio Galahs last year, and platinum sponsor Shedshaker Brewing will be there supplying tasty beverages for the crowd, and probably the players, to enjoy.

It all happens on Saturday June 1 at the Camp Oval in Castlemaine, from 12 noon. Tickets are just $5 at the gate for a whole day of entertainment. And FOOTY!

STOP PRESS: In honour of the Main Kick-off, we have canned two beers (almost exclusively) for the day. Your chance to try Frailty Pale Ale and Hempathy Hemp Ale fresh from the sexy can.

PINT OF ORIGIN AT THE CHERRY TREE

Our friends at The Cherry Tree Hotel in Cremorne have combed the far reaches of our premier brewing state to bring you the finest eclectic beers regional Victoria has to offer – including our very own Holy Grail Cloudy Ale, the PARTY IN A GLASS. There are a few others….actually over 60 beers across 23 taps. They will feature a different international tapas menu each day. May 10-19 as part of Good Beer Week in Melbourne.
Get on down! 

CASTLEMAINE IDYLL

A much-loved fixture on the Castlemaine calendar, this year Idyll is a State Festival event and is an all-Australian songfest. We’re running the bar – the Brewer of Duty will be serving several delicious SS beers as well as a cider or mead (not sure which yet). The fun is on Saturday March 30 from 1-8pm. Tickets are $25 and available through the CSF box office or website.

 

Come to The Dark Side in Ballarat

Ballarat is again hosting a mid-winter beer event, this year focusing on dark and winter-style beers. We’ll be there with our Porter, Red and a mystery brew. Come down and say hi – Saturday/Sunday 27-28 July.

CASTLEMAINE IDYLL

A much-loved fixture on the Castlemaine calendar, this year Idyll is a State Festival event and is an all-Australian songfest. We’re running the bar – the Brewer of Duty will be serving several delicious SS beers as well as a cider or mead (not sure which yet). The fun is on Saturday March 30 from 1-8pm. Tickets are $25 and available through the CSF box office or website.

LOT 19 SPRING SCULPTURE SHOW

It’s Spring, and that means it’s time for the best little annual art show around. Shedshaker runs the bar, and sponsors a prize every year. Last year we awarded it to Jimmy Rix for his Twin Towers (left) which, while eliciting quite an emotional reaction for us, also looked the most like our shed.

Come on down on Saturday October 13 from 2-5pm for the launch (say hi to Doug and Jacqueline), or from 12-5 every Saturday and Sunday from 13/10-28/10.

BENDIGO ON THE HOP

The Good News? The biggest and best mid-winter beer festival is on August 25 this year. The festival is spread over 10 venues in the heart of the CBD of Bendigo, all within a handy 1km area in the historic main streets. It’s run by our friends at Bendigo Beer, as dedicated beer enthusiasts as you’d ever hope to meet.

The Bad News? It’s sold out!

If you were one of the 2000 lucky enough to score tix, you can find us at GPO in Pall Mall where you can sample our Fantale Ale and Holy Grail Cloudy ale. Say Hi to Jacqueline and Doug and the SS team on your merry way to sample 44 beers from 22 brewers.

Friday August 3rd is the tenth
International Beer Day!

“But every day is beer day!” we hear you cry, and we can but agree.

However, someone felt the need to have an Actual Day, and we would be churlish to ignore it.
So we are celebrating the Day by opening up the brewery and sharing our love of the froth with you, the beer-loving public.

The day kicks off at 12 midday.

PARTICIPATE
Early birds (12-1pm) get to participate in our Flash Mob Brew – a tribute to the great Australian sweet – by helping us to make the FANTALE ALE. Get hands on with the core ingredient and taste it at every stage of the brew. It will always be a little bit yours!

EXPERIENCE

  • Tutored tastings of all our beers
  • Our first Beer Boot Sale – 20% off six packs and slabs at the brewery door
  • The launch of the Shedshaker Beer Club – rewards, merch, special offers
  • Pizza from 5pm
  • Live music with night, Owl Hollow (Glendon Blazely) from 8pm