2nd March 2018
A MARCH OF CHANGE
Summer has ended without really challenging our thermostats and with Autumn upon us we are embracing a season and period of change.
First up we must mention one of our own - you all know him as our resident beer connoisseur Gab - after a 5 year stint with the International Beer Shop has decided to seek new challenges elsewhere within the liquor industry. Gabriel has been an invaluable member of the IBS team over recent years and his encyclopedic knowledge of the Craft scene we will be sorely missed. We will forever regard him as a brother and wish him well with his new adventures. Cheers to the future, GAB!
SEEING RED WINE SALE
Our summer fling with White wine will soon be forgotten and we’ll start to look for a more meaningful relationship with the beloved Reds. With this in mind, throughout the month of March we are offering 25% off all single pricing on our entire Red Wine Range. This is a great opportunity to snap up a bargain on your favourite red wines or try some of the exotic new selections we have recently introduced to our line up.
THE BIG SPIRIT SALE
If you love your Spirits don’t look away between Friday the 9th March – Saturday 11th March. Its 20% off single pricing of our entire range of spirits (excluding 1 or 2 already ticketed clearance items) over this weekend. It’s pretty much cost price across the entire range as we don’t extort with everyday pricing like some others (who we politely won’t mention here). We have a super impressive selection of premium Gins & Rye Whiskies at the moment which will be priced to sell, so tell your mates and families and get ‘em to buy that special bottle for you!
For those looking for a friendly bargain, we expect our Back Pallet section to be heaving over the next few months. We’ve got plenty of heavily discounted stock lined up over the next couple of months, so keep your eyes on our Facebook page for regular updates to the list as deliveries arrive. You can check out some of our current bargains here.
KEG TO KEG FILLS
Keg to Keg fills are now happening and have gone off without a hitch. Growlers of all shapes and sizes can now be filled too. Massive kudos to Chris, our resident home brew specialist, for his expertise in making this possible. If you are interested in keg to keg fills please contact us for more information, or check out our article here.
Here at the International Beer Shop we always aim to be current, relevant and ahead of the game where possible. We’ve recently re-launched our website / online shop, and whilst still a work in progress, we expect over coming months this will evolve and become an integral part of how we present new, rare and exclusive beers to you in future. Watch this space....
A couple of teasers to end the March blog. If you love your Sours look no further than 256 Oxford Street in Leederville during the Autumn period. Crazy sales are looming on some of the world’s best. You also might like to keep your eyes on our back roller door over the coming months as we contemplate big changes to our rear carpark area... just sayin’... this one is a biggie for our future! Cheers all... sip away!
Paul "NEEEEEPA!" Russell
6th February 2018
HAPPY FEBRUARY ALL!
Can you believe it's February already! Seems like Christmas was just yesterday, but here we are... Hope everyone had a great summer break, unfortunately now it's back to school for the kids and back to work for you. Luckily we have lots of great things coming up, such as...
KEG TO KEG FILLS, AND MORE!
We have now launched our expanded growler / draught beer station to fill any kind of vessel you may have - check out the article here but the TL:DR (too long: didn't read) version is that we can now (counter-pressure) fill most sizes and types of mini kegs as long as they have a ball lock or pin lock fitting. We can now accomodate all kinds of growlers, be they metal or oversized, we can (non counter-pressure) fill any growlers you may have. And we are also offering (counter-pressure) fills of plastic PET bottles, either bring in your own (for a by-the-50mL price) or purchase a 750mL bottle in-store, filled for the same price as a squealer.
R.I.P. BREWERY OF THE MONTH
You may have noticed that we haven't been running Brewery of the Month this year. We have decided, after trying it out for over a year, that it isn't working for us, or you. While we did have success with it on some months, it has become clear to us that our customers don't care about us showcasing breweries, you just want good deals on great beer. We have listened and Brewery of the Month will be no more.
In it's place, we will be running more in-store specials on selected products. These will change regularly and will only be available in-store, so make sure you get down to our shop regularly to see what's on offer. Don't worry if you're not a Perth local, we will continue to have regular members only / online only specials running (such as the coupon code in this month's member email), so you guys don't miss out!
It's nearly Valentine's Day again, the day devoted to the biggest love in your life. For us it is beer, but we know many of you will claim it's your partner. Luckily our Valentine's Day specials will cater to both of your biggest loves, how sweet!
VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIALS
Buy any bottle of wine AND any six-pack of beer from our extensive range and get 20% off both!*
Buy any 2 bottles of wine from our extensive range and get 20% off both!*
Buy any 2 six-packs of beer from our extensive range and get 20% off both!*
*Offer excludes any items already on special, valid 14th February only
Hope everyone has a great February, and we'll see you again in Autumn!
Chris "From IBS" Hohmann
5th December 2017
‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY...
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas - here at the International Beer Shop now that December has arrived. We must have been well behaved in 2017 as our Christmas present has come early - our new website has gone live! I mean, well obviously, since, *clears throat* you are reading this blog on the new site... But as some of you know, this has been a long time coming and we couldn't be happier that it's finally live! But, alas, live does not mean finished - we are working hard to squash the inevitable bugs that come with all new sites, update the stock that is available on the site, and make the site more functional and better looking - so bear with us and keep an eye out over the next weeks (and months) for some exciting additions, online only specials, and of course, a stack of new beers.
We would love your feedback on the site, so if you have any issues or suggestions please don't hesitate to contact us.
That being said, our website IS fully functional as a store (as some lucky customers already know), so please utilise the site if you'd like to purchase or send gifts this Christmas. Not all of our stock is available on the website yet, so if there's something you're chasing that you can't find on the website, please contact us and we'll let you know if we have it, and how to go about ordering it.
*PLEASE NOTE* - Australia Post is extremely busy at this time of year, so expect delays to the regular delivery times and make sure to get in quick to be sure your order arrives before the big day. As a very rough guide, customers should order by the following dates for the best chance your order will arrive on time (of course if you order after these dates you might still be OK, but I never knew you liked to gamble...);
Western Australia (non-metro areas) - Thursday 14th December
Perth - Monday 18th December
Outside of WA (non-metro areas) - Monday 11th December
Outside of WA (metro areas) - Wednesday 13th December
Looking for some ideas for Christmas gifts? We have been busy securing some amazing Belgian Beer Gift Packs for you this festive season. Exclusive to the International Beer Shop, you will not find many of these gift packs anywhere else in Australia. Check them out here. If you’d prefer to take the hard work out of Christmas gifting this year, simply purchase your loved ones or colleagues an International Beer Shop Gift Voucher to the denomination of your choice. Our gift vouchers can be used across our extensive range in-store, be it beer, wines, spirits or even our fantastic range of chili sauces and chocolates.
Unfortunately the Gift Packs aren't available for purchase via the website and Gift Cards can't be purchased or redeemed via the website - YET. We are working hard to fix this and we will keep you updated on the progress (hopefully the Gift Packs should appear in the next few days). If you'd like to order any Gift Packs for delivery or would like to purchase a Gift Card to be mailed out or picked up in-store, please contact us and we'll let you know how to go about ordering it offline.
DECEMBER BREWERY OF THE MONTH
It’s also beginning to look a lot like... FERAL - here at the International Beer Shop this festive season. Feral Brewing Company is our December Brewery of the Month and we have smashed prices across the entire Feral range. It’s perfect timing to reward yourself with some long time favourites and celebrate the season in style. Check out these crazy deals here.
For those among you who love their beer in draught form we will be tapping a couple of cracking kegs from Feral this month so keep your eyes and ears out for our tap updates on our Facebook or Now Tapped page.
KEG TO KEG FILLS
Speaking of kegs, and in particular to our homebrew enthusiasts who have their own keg equipment, we are exploring if there is any demand for keg to keg fills among you. It is a service we now have the ability to provide. It will be much better better pricing than Growler fills, and can fill most kinds of kegs with high quality craft beer for the beer snob (I mean connoisseur), or cheap draught beer for those who just love beer. If this is of interest to you please contact Chris for further discussion.
CHRISTMAS TRADING PERIOD
It will be all hands on deck during this busy time of year for us. Our opening hours will be as usual up until the week leading in to Christmas where we will extend our trading hours as detailed below;
|Monday 18th Dec||9am – 8.30pm|
|Tuesday 19th Dec||9am – 8.30pm|
|Wednesday 20th Dec||9am – 9pm|
|Thursday 21st Dec||9am – 9pm|
|Friday 22nd Dec||9am – 9pm|
|Saturday 23rd Dec||9am – 9pm|
|Sunday 24th Dec - CHRISTMAS EVE||10am – 8pm|
|Monday 25th Dec - CHRISTMAS DAY||CLOSED|
|Tuesday 26th Dec - BOXING DAY||CLOSED|
|Wednesday 27th Dec||10.30am – 8.30pm|
|Thursday 28th Dec||10.30am – 9pm|
|Friday 29th Dec||10.30am – 9pm|
|Saturday 30th Dec||10am – 9pm|
|Sunday 31st Dec - NEW YEARS EVE||10am – 8pm|
|Monday 1st Jan - NEW YEARS DAY||CLOSED|
From all the crew here at the International Beer Shop we’d like to extend our very best Christmas and New Year wishes to all beer enthusiasts across the globe;
In particular to you our biggest supporters, our IBS members and friends and families thereof;
To all our suppliers and sales representatives;
To our very dear friends Russell, Linda and John down at Rickety Gate Wines in Denmark WA;
To our owner, leader and founder Leif Ryan and family;
And last but not least to each and every one of our customers throughout 2017. We could not do what we do without your continued support and custom.
Please drink responsibly and be safe this festive season. Here’s to a very Merry Christmas for all!