Authentic | to You! Dec 2019 Brewing News

Authentic | to You! Dec 2019 Brewing News

Dermott DowlingDec 15, '19
Authenticity  trustworthy, we say what we will do and we do it, we under promise and over deliver – not the other way around!

Keeping our promises to you matters to us! We constantly strive to do better and be better by you our valued customers and our partners in supply and delivery and the broader brewing and distilling community.  Drop us a line anytime at or call us on +61 490 501 392 or call me personally on +61 400 040 195 or drop me an email at if you feel like we have dropped the ball or let you down in any way no matter how small or big.  I am always open to feedback - "the breakfast of champions" (and WeetBix) and value your gift of feedback as we strive to serve you better.

Speaking of Serving Brewers and Distillers better, we have a lot of NEW! and exciting products to share this month in our BeerCo Brewing & Distilling on with the News....

Malt of the Month - Crisp Hana Malt - Hop of the Month - Amarillo® VGXP01 CV. US Hops - Yeast of the Month - GY016 Altstadt Ale GigaYeast - Adjunct of the Month - Honey - BeerCo Recipe of the Month - Code | Lager | Fresh Wort Kit  - Equipment of the Month - Grainfather Glycol Chiller and some last minute Stocking Stuffers like our How to Learn to Brew Starter Fresh Wort Kit and Gift Cards and Brew Your Own Magazines and last but certainly not least "A Year of Beer and Making in Review" with  Andrew from Stass Brewing.

We would also like to take this opportunity to share some learning from the IBA Mash Up with Malteurop Australia - MD Master Maltster and Master Brewer Trevor the blog and click on the SlideShare at the end for an indepth dive into Malting Barley - Malting and Brewing History in Australia.

Last but not least from all our families at to yours we wish you and family a hoppy holiday season. Stay safe, enjoy responsibly, let your wonderful brews and distillations put smiles on dials and bring family and friends closer together and all the beery best for a healthy happy and prosperous New Year!  We are ready to serve you with your premium quality Brewing and Distilling Supplies in 2020.

Our Hoppy Holidays Shutdown for the Festive Season is below:

  • Last orders out Tue 24th of Dec 2019 - orders cut-off 12pm 
  • Shipping starts again on Thu 2nd Jan 2020
  • NB: we can take your orders online anytime 247 365 days of the year so kick back with a beer or single malt whisky and place any and all orders in the gap by all means.

On with the Brewing us be transparent and serve...You!...Our Search is Your Satisfaction!
Christmas Cheers and New Years Beers 

Dermott Dowling
Managing Director at BeerCo Pty Ltd
Address  Unit 1 / 1-3 Disney Avenue, Keilor East, VIC 3033 
Phone  +61 490 501 392 
Mobile  +61 400 040 195 
Last Orders out Tue 24 Dec - Dispatch starts again 2nd Jan 2020 Hoppy Holidays
Crisp Haná Malt - NEW!
Crisp Haná Malt - NEW!
25.80/5Kg - $96.25/25Kg (SAVE 20%)

NEW! ETA 19 DEC 2019 - Sign Up for in Stock Alerts

Only 20 x 25Kg Sacks available for purchase directly online at

The Haná variety of barley was first developed and grown in the Haná area of Czech Moravia, an area of Europe long fabled for its high quality malting barley.

Haná’s early claim to fame was that it made up the mash of the first-ever golden-blond Pilsner lager, which was created in 1842 by Bavarian brewmaster Josef Groll at the Pivovar (Burgher Brewery) of Pilsen in Bohemia.

Crisp have taken just a few Haná seeds and grown them up over successive generations on prime Norfolk malting barley land, harvested them and slowly and carefully steeped, germinated and gently kilned them on their 1870s floor maltings.  From the malt you will notice flavours of freshly baked bread with subtle malty notes producing a clean, smooth, sweet wort.


  • Freshly baked bread, clean and smooth


  • MOISTURE 4.0%
  • EXTRACT (DRY) 301 L°/kg
  • COLOUR 2.0 EBC
  • TN (DRY) 1.70%
  • SNR 37
  • DP 80 IoB


  • 5 Kg Bag $25.80 inc GST 
  • 25 Kg Sack $96.25 (SAVE 20% OFF 1 Kg Bag Price)
  • Wholesale Trade inquiries to [No Supply to Trade until Harvest 2020 / Calendar 2021]
Sign Up for NEW! Crisp Haná Malt
Amarillo® VGXP01 CV. US Hops
Amarillo® VGXP01 CV. US Hops
$9.95/100g - $348.25/5Kg (SAVE 30% OFF 100g Price)

Discovered and introduced by Virgil Gamache Farms in Washington State, Amarillo® Brand VGXP01 cv. is an aroma variety that has recently become one of the top 10 varieties utilized by the craft beer industry in the United States and has strong global appeal especially in US and new world craft beer styles with brewers. It features relatively high alpha acids along with extremely high levels of myrcene for citrus and grapefruit flavors. As a result, it is an excellent dual purpose variety.


  • Grapefruit, orange, lemon, melon, apricot and peach.

Analytical Data:

  • Harvest Year: 2018 | Batch: I-8436 | Alpha Acid 9.4% Recipes featuring Amarillo® Brand VGXP01 cv. You might also like to try some of these other great US Hops:
  • Centennial - Medium intensity floral and citrus (lemon) tones
  • Chinook - Medium intense Spicy Piney Distinctive grapefruit
  • Ekuanot™ HBC 366 - melon, berry, orange peel, lime, papaya, pine and fresh peppers.
Try Amarillo® VGXP01 CV. US Hops in Your next Brew Happy!
December 2019, Stass and Dermott got together on Skype to share a beer and discuss the Year in Beer and more from #malt to #hops to #yeast to #adjuncts and #aids and #makers. Beery Christmas and Hoppy Holidays to one and all who enjoy Andrew's excellent How to Brew like a Pro! YouTube videos all up on our YouTube channel here:
GY016 Altstadt Ale GigaYeast - NEW!
GY016 Altstadt Ale GigaYeast - NEW!
Get Your NEW! GY016 Altstadt Ale Giga On!
Archibald's Honey
Archibald's Honey
$15.55/1Kg to $349.95/27Kg (SAVE 20%)

In order to make great Mead you need great Honey so we did some trade and exchange and signed a deal on a handshake with a great 4th generation family owned beekeeping family – Archibald’s Honey based right here in Melbrewin' the Mead Making Capital of the World!

What we at BeerCo love about Stuart and the Archibald Honey family is they share the same values as us. They look after their bees and beekeepers, take no short cuts, use minimal processing and make the best damn honey in the world or at least this part of the world anyway in our bias opinion.   We stocking three different Archibald’s Honey from 1 Kg Tubs up to 27 Kg Pails so you can Mead like a Madman or MeadWoman at home or professionally.

Honey Varieties

Mead Styles

  • Mead | Cyser | Metheglin | Bochet and more

Pack Sizes and Prices:

  • 1 Kg and 3 Kg Tubs | 14 Kg and 27 Kg Pails
  • Order Online and note some will need to be ordered in or maybe unavailable depending on where the Bees are Buzzing - All Honey is 100% Authentic Pure Victorian and/or New South Wales Australian Honey
C'mon Honey! You Know You Want Some Honey!
Code | Lager | BeerCo Fresh Wort Kit
Code | Lager | BeerCo Fresh Wort Kit
$49.95 inc. GST

You love Lager! We love Lager! Kicking back watching some #Code you want a nice clean easy drinking hoppy session lager so that is what we are giving you here! Australian Malt from Australian Barley and Australian Hops paired with your favourite Yeast! What could be better than sitting back watching a game of #Code with a well brewed #Lager in your hand! C'mon!

Cheers! #code #lager #beer #enjoyresponsibly

Code | Lager | All Grain Kits are available as well $49.95 - $54.95

Watchin' Some Code? Grab Me a Code | Lager tanks Mate!
Glycol Chiller with Glycol and Coat (NZ/AU) KIT - NEW!
Glycol Chiller with Glycol and Coat (NZ/AU) KIT - NEW!
$1,395 inc. GST

BUNDLE! KIT! contains:

  • Glycol Chiller
  • Propylene Glycol 3 L (3 US qt)
  • Grainfather Conical Coat

Control your fermentation temperature accurately, every time!

Temperature control is one of the most crucial elements for producing a good quality beer. It needs to be regulated and stable throughout the whole fermentation process to ensure the yeast doesn't get stressed and ferments correctly to get the right flavour profile.

With the ability to individually power and control the temperature of up to four Grainfather Conical Fermenters, each with their own fermenting schedules, the Grainfather Glycol Chiller is the perfect addition to ensure superior fermenting results.


• Allows you to cold crash 23 L (6 US Gal) of wort to as low as 4-6ºC (39-43°F). Minimum temperature will vary based on external factors such as ambient room temperature, the number of fermenters connected and other environmental conditions.

• Cools and powers up to 4 Conical Fermenters at different temperatures and fermenting schedules.

• Includes bonus Conical Fermenter Coat and propylene glycol to get you efficient cooling for your fermenter right away.

Other NEW! Fermenters You Might Like to Buy and Ferment Happy!

Brew like a Pro! with your Grainfather Glycol Chiller!

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