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Blue Sky Brewery Wins Awards

By nicky  //  Bars & Clubs  //  No Comments
The Australian International Beer Awards have confirmed what Cairns' beer drinkers already know, that our local beer is a top drop. Blue Sky Brewery, Cairns' only local beer brewer have taken out a gold medal for their hybrid smoked wheat beer, Blue Sky Smoking Hefeweizen. Our own brewery also won silver medals for Cairns Gold, Blue Sky Pilsner and FNQ Larger. Here's the profiles of the silver medallists: FNQ Lager - So good you have to FNQ for it. Naturally brewed with fresh floral hop aromas, the colour is quite pale, with a crisp and clean flavour. Cairns Gold - Displays similar properties to FNQ Lager, with additional hops to add body and flavour so you won't even know you're drinking low alcohol, midstrength beer. Blue Sky Pilsner - A traditional Czech-style beer, made using imported Czech yeast and specialty saaz hops. With a dry but malty finish. Congratulations are extended to brewmaster Hayden Mokaraka. His 15 years experience working in commercial breweries and  strong passion for beverage manufacturing is certainly shining through! Head into Blue Sky Brewery and try a flight of the award-winning Cairns beer.

Rum Bar Opens in Cairns

By kaj  //  Bars & Clubs  //  No Comments
If you indulge in the occasional rum then you will be tempted to over-indulge at Cairns' newest Rum Bar, attached to the restaurant Fish D'Vine (web) besides Sebel Cairns and opposite the Casino. Of the not insignificant menu my favourite was the Matusalem Gran Reserva. The bar staff are exceptionally knowledgeable and will keep you engaged — as will the heady aromas rising from your tumbler.