• FREE live jazz and rockin blues concerts
  • NEW craft gin release
  • Meet our distiller
  • Gin cocktails . . . and more

Weekend of 13/14 July

Murray’s Brewery loves gin so much that the craft brewer has created its own festival to honour it! The distinctive aroma and flavour of arguably the world’s most versatile spirit, gin, and its musical soul mate, jazz, will be showcased for the second year at Murray’s “Gin & Jazz Festival” across the weekend of 13/14 July.

“Most people know us for our experimental beers, but we’ve recently begun experimenting with craft spirits too – and we’re loving it! So much so that we created a festival around one of our favourites, gin,” said brewery owner, Murray Howe.

“Partnering gin with jazz creates the perfect atmosphere for some chill out time with friends and family. After all, gin, which dates back to the Dutch in the 1600’s, is known for its calming effects. And even if gin is not your thing, there’s so much going on at Murray’s this July you’re still bound to have a great time anyway.”

FREE Jazz and Rockin Blues Concerts

Free live jazz and rockin blues concerts will feature across the weekend – Rehab Brass Band will be performing Saturday 13 July. The Rehab Brass Band’s roots are based on the tradition of New Orleans street marching bands and second line rhythms and will get a crowd on their feet and dancing with some down and dirty brass injected funk!

Half Nelson will take you on a midnight ride through the back alleys of New Orleans and the smoky Jazz dives of 1920’s Harlem, on Sunday 14 July.

From gritty Billie Holiday, to the smooth styling of Ella Fitzgerald. Add a shot of Louis Armstrong with a dash of Fats Waller and you have the energetic cocktail that is Half Nelson. Half Nelson deliver high energy, heartfelt jazz, that will keep you entertained all afternoon.

3 Gins

In addition to Murray’s flagship ‘Gentleman Smith’ East Coast Gin and our current Frisky Whisker Gin, Murray’s is releasing another gin especially for the festival.

Gin Sin is a unique take on our ‘Gentleman Smith’ East Coast gin featuring prominent notes of rosemary, basil and thyme alongside the primary botanicals – Juniper, coriander, & citrus. Fragrant and aromatic on the nose, with a soft smooth texture the flavours are well balanced, savoury and refreshing.

Meet Our Distiller and Brewery Tour

Learn all about brewing, and getting the most out of tasting craft gin! Our distiller will be available each day at the cellar door to talk about our craft spirits. Brewery tours run at 2.15pm each day of the weekend by Murray’s brewers. The tour costs $5 per person, and runs for 30 minutes. Bookings essential.

Gin Cocktails

Murray’s will be serving up a range of non-traditional gin-based cocktails – as you probably haven’t experienced before.

And More . . .

Of course the usual line-up of Murray’s award winning craft beers will also be pouring. The kitchen will be serving up finger lickin American dude food and an array of healthy food options and kid’s meals too. And Murray’s Brewery Bus will run as usual on the weekends.

“So come join me and kick back as you sample brand new delights for the senses this July at Murray’s Gin & Jazz Festival!” said Murray Howe.

Murray’s Gin & Jazz Festival is on Saturday 13 July and Sunday 14 July.

What:  Murray’s Gin & Jazz Festival

  • Free live jazz or blues concerts each day, from 12.30pm
  • New limited edition gin
  • Gin cocktails
  • Meet our distiller
  • Great casual food
  • Complimentary beer and wine tasting
  • Brewery Tours daily at 2.15pm
  • Brewery Bus on Saturdays and Sundays. Bookings essential.

Where:  Murray’s Brewery and Port Stephens Winery, 3443 Nelson Bay Rd, Bobs Farm in Port Stephens, NSW

When: Open every day from 10am until 6pm.

 Tickets:   Free entry. Shuttle from Nelson Bay $5 return (Saturdays and Sundays). Brewery Tours $5 per person.

Bookings essential:  Call 4982 6411 or visit www.murraysbrewingco.com.au