It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Friends, family, food, beer, festivities and gifts. If you’re someone likely to indulge over the summer holidays, you may worry about looking more like Santa than you’d like by the end of it all. Some might even try to tell you it’s the beer that makes the belly, but don’t be fooled.Read More..
Well, Bitter & Twisted is done and dusted for another year! If you didn’t have the privilege of attending in 2019, you may not know that the beer geeks did something a little different this year. Not everyone gets to say they have their own brew, with their picture on the tinny, but Tighes Hill Cellars crew; Rob, Nick and Collin do!Read More..
As beer geeks, the team at Tighes Hill Cellars know and love their craft beer. However, they also understand the need for proper hydration and appreciate that water is currently the healthiest, most essential beverage around. However, did you know that there was a time when beer was healthier than water? Let’s look at some of the history of brewing to find out why!Read More..
Whether you prefer wine, beer or spirits, alcoholic beverages of all different varieties are consumed and enjoyed (preferably responsibly) worldwide. For as long as advertising has existed, alcohol producers have been responsible for some of the most entertaining and creative works, in both TV commercials and print media.Read More..
This year, Tighes Hill Cellars was once again named as a Finalist in the Hunter Business Awards for two separate categories. On Friday August 23rd, 2019, the winners were announced and we are very excited to announce that Tighes Hill Cellars won the award for ‘Excellence in Micro Business.’Read More..
The Beer Geeks at Tighes Hill Cellars are super keen to be indulging in a world of artisan spirits on Saturday 24th August, 2019. We will be attending The Dalmore Whisky and Craft Spirit Festival at Babylon.Read More..
Whisky, or whiskey is an extremely popular spirit that is distilled from fermented grain mash. Firstly, you may have seen it spelled both whisky and whiskey, so if you’re confused- here’s the difference.Read More..
While some mums are crafty with drawings, paintings, home decorating, baking, and DIY around the house, our favourite craft-y mums are the ones who love a good craft beer. That’s right, you don’t have to be a man to be a beer geek. At Tighes Hill Cellars, we have some wonderful female customers who visit in search of craft beer sensations all the time. As we have recently celebrated Mother’s Day, we thought May was a great time to explore the history of women and beer brewing.Read More..
At Tighes Hill Cellars, we love craft beer and we support independent brewers locally, and across Australia, by showcasing their amazing brews in our store. We have a great relationship with the Independent Brewers Association (IBA), and for our latest blog, we caught up with Jason Sommers, the Event Manager at IBA. He filled us in on all things IBA. If you don’t know much about who they are, or what they do, read on!Read More..
Let’s be-GIN with some historical information about another classic spirit…gin of course! More than just a main component to the ever popular ‘gin and tonic’ beverage, gin has been around for centuries. It is a distilled alcohol, derived predominantly from juniper berries. Of all the spirits, gin has the broadest range, boasting various backgrounds, styles and flavours.Read More..
The infamous drink choice for the Royal Navy and pirates sailing the Caribbean was rum. The first of the spirits to be branded, rum has a history as rich as its enticing flavour.Read More..
Wine, beer and spirits have been some of the world’s most popular beverages since… the dawn of time. The history of distilled spirits is quite long and intriguing so, we’d like to cover some of the general highlights in this blog.Read More..
You may have heard about our Spirit Revolution already? At Tighes Hill Cellars, we are fighting for top shelf taste because quality is important to us. So, what exactly is a top-shelf spirit?Read More..
Beer, ale, lager- if you’re not a beer geek, you may not know the difference. Essentially, beer is either an ale or a lager, and the types of yeast and the brewing style used during the fermentation process typically determine which type you end up with.Read More..
At Tighes Hill Cellars, we have had an exciting few months with some serious celebrating. Between attending an awards night, the introduction of our Super Six Pack (aka the best six pack ever!), and our VIP partnership with Bitter and Twisted, there’s been a few drinks going on. With that in mind, and knowing Christmas and New Years are fast approaching, we’d like to share some of our best tips when it comes to avoiding and curing hangovers.Read More..
At Tighes Hill Cellars, we understand that variety is the spice of life, and that everyone has different tastes and levels of experience when it comes to beer. So, the Beer Geeks have come up with a solution- the SUPER 6.Read More..
So, you love beer but you’re a little worried about your waistline? According to a survey conducted by VicHealth in 2010, 71% of respondents said they believed low-carb beers were the healthier option. But, is that true? Short answer - no, it’s actually not.Read More..
At Tighes Hill Cellars, we are super pumped to announce that we will be VIP Event Partners at Bitter and Twisted on November 3-4, 2018! As part of our duties, we will be running the VIP area. You can come along and visit your friendly beer geeks at the event and we can hook you up with an awesome beer. We will be serving up a storm- featuring Hawkers Beer and also available on tap, award winners such as; West Coast IPA, XPA, Stout, IPA, Pale Ale and Pilsner.Read More..
It’s almost Father’s Day, and most dads love their beer. Before you get some hops for pops this Father’s Day, you may be wondering exactly what hops are? Unless you’re a beer geek, you probably don’t know too much about hops, other than it being a major ingredient in beer. You may have heard connoisseurs tell you they like “hoppy” beers, but find yourself wondering, what does all that actually mean?Read More..
We are excited to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the 2018 Hunter Business Awards, for Excellence in Small Business. It is an honour to be recognised for our efforts and hard work in building a strong business. We have spent the last few years adapting our business model to withstand market competitiveness and positioning ourselves as industry leaders in our craft beer niche. The hard work has paid off!Read More..
At Tighes Hill Cellars, one of the exciting features on offer to our members is the opportunity to attend our Exclusive VIP Wine Tastings. On Thursday May 31st, we celebrated the last day of Autumn 2018 with Tim Ward, test tasting his exquisite natural wines from the I’ll Fly Away range.Read More..
So, you like a glass of wine here and there but you’ve heard all about the nasty ingredients in commercially mass produced wines and you’d like to try something better for you? If this is a new concept for you, arriving at the liquor store to discover the options are quite extensive and include organic, preservative free and natural wines, you might be feeling overwhelmed. Don’t be! The Beer Geeks at Tighes Hills Cellars have you covered and below, and we’ve made a list for you, explaining what each option is, and how it differs from the other kinds.Read More..
There’s no doubt that craft beer is a “thing” and we think it’s here to stay. You may be wondering, what, exactly, is craft beer? The dictionary defines it as “a beer made in a traditional or non-mechanized way by a small brewery.” This traditional style brew, which is non-mechanically produced, has a number of advantages over its mass produced counterparts, some of them include:Read More..
Tighes Hill Cellars has been selling quality alcoholic beverages to the community for years and historically, they are among some of the longest standing liquor stores around. The building itself has managed to stand proud throughout the decades, even as earthquakes and other natural disasters have rocked the region.Read More..