This afternoon a group of our students participated in a flavorsome beer tasting from local breweries in Noosa!
Friday afternoon activities at Lexis Noosa are not just about winding down from a week of intensive language learning; they are about embracing the local culture in unique ways. Recently, students participated in a local beer-tasting activity and enjoyed some delicious knock-off bevies for their Friday. The term ‘knock-off’ is quite popular in Australia, often used by tradies (tradesman), as it means to stop work and finish the day. The term ‘bevy’ means a cold beverage to drink.
The students tasted 4 different beers from some amazing, local breweries in Noosa which included Heads of Noosa Brewery, Four Pines Brewery, Noosa Beer and Eumundi Brewery. We are so fortunate to have such great breweries on our doorstep that all create a variety of delicious, hand-crafted beers. These breweries offer a range of beers like pale ales, IPA’s, lagers and stouts using locally sourced ingredients.
Our beers are crafted using quality ingredients and are perfect for enjoying in our incredible Queensland climate. We reckon they’re pretty good, but we’ll let you be the judge.
Heads of Noosa:
With a passion for lagers and a focus on quality, we strive to produce truly enjoyable beers for everyone. We strive to support other local businesses in our search for the purest ingredients. With an undivided focus on quality, we put the beer first but we have a lot of fun along the way.
Ya get out what ya put in, quality ingredients. Made by guys that know what ya want cause they want it too. Brewed with premium Australian malt grown in the Riverina NSW by our friends at Voyager Craft Malt. A base of light Atlas malt topped with Organic Chit malt for a touch of body and head retention.
Four Pines Brewery:
4 Pines was born following a post-surf chat between Jaron and his dad Steve. This was back in ’06. A whole lot has happened since we first opened our microbrewery in Manly but some things will never change, we continue to make quality, award winning beers that we want to drink and that our mates are proud of, & our commitment to using business as a force for good is as strong today as it was in the beginning, we’re on a continuous journey to Brew Better, considering our people, our planet & our community.
Our students tasted Heads of Noosa‘s Japanese lager, Four Pines Pacific Ale, Noosa Beer and Eumundi‘s pale ale. Overall, our local brewed beers were a hit! 99% of the students said that their favourite was the Eumundi Ginger Beer, then runners-up was Noosa Head’s Japanese lager! They all noticed the refreshing flavors in the brewed beers and thought they’d be perfect for our Australian summer months.
In Australia, there are several unique expressions and slang terms used to refer to beer. Here are some of the common ones:
- “Frothy” or “Cold one” or “Coldie”: These terms simply refer to a beer, highlighting the desire for a cold, refreshing beverage.
- “Tinnie”: This term is used to describe a can of beer. It originates from the word “tin,” as beer cans are typically made of aluminium.
- “Stubby”: In Australia, a “stubby” refers to a short, squat bottle of beer, usually made of glass. It is often associated with traditional Australian beer brands.
- “Schooner”: This term is used to describe a specific size of beer glass commonly found in New South Wales and Queensland. A schooner typically holds around 425ml of beer.
- “Middy” or “Pot”: These terms are used to refer to a smaller-sized beer glass, typically holding around 285ml of beer. The usage of “middy” or “pot” varies depending on the state or region in Australia.
- “Slab”: This term refers to a pack or case of beers, typically containing 24 cans or bottles. It is commonly used when purchasing beer in bulk.
- “Schooey”: This slang term refers to a shout or buying a round of beers for a group of friends. For example, “It’s my turn for a schooey!”
These expressions are just a few examples of the unique Australian slang associated with beer. They add a touch of local flavour to the Australian beer culture and are widely understood by Australians when discussing their favourite beverage.
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