MURRAY’S BREWERY HOSTS PORT STEPHENS’ FIRST ‘VODKA & VIBES IN THE VINES’ FESTIVAL THIS MONTH
- FREE concerts
- NEW craft vodka releases
- Vodka masterclasses
- Vodka cocktails . . . and more
Weekend of 19 and 20 January 2019
Murray’s Brewery loves vodka 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 loved spirit, will be showcased at Murray’s inaugural “Vodka & Vibes in the Vines Festival” across the weekend of 19 and 20 January.
“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’ve created a new festival around one of our favourites, vodka,” said brewery owner, Murray Howe.
“We figure partnering vodka with live music will create the perfect atmosphere for some chill out time with friends and family. After all, vodka, which dates back to the Russians in the 14th century, is known for its calming effects. And even if vodka is not your thing, there’s so much going on at Murray’s this January you’re still bound to have a great time anyway.”
Free live concerts will feature across the weekend – headlined by the Nano performing Sunday 20 January. Enjoy a Latin spin on your favourite covers, expanding from genres such as pop, rock and reggae.
Amy Fredes performs her brand of chilled contemporary tunes on Saturday 19 January.
In addition to Murray’s flagship ‘Gentleman Smith’ Vodka, Murray’s is releasing two further vodkas especially for the festival.
Murray’s ‘ONE Pineapple’ premium vodka has been infused with fresh ripe pineapple, and a hint of vanilla. It’s smooth and sweet with natural fruit flavour.
Murray’s ‘ONE Coffee’ has been brewed in collaboration with local award winning roaster, Sprocket. Carefully selected beans have been infused with the premium vodka to create a unique spirit, with a roasted coffee aroma.
Learn all about distilling, and getting the most out of tasting craft vodka! Vodka masterclasses will be run at 1.30pm each day of the weekend by Murray’s distillers. The class costs $5 per person, and runs for 25 minutes. Bookings essential.
Murray’s will be serving up a range of non-traditional vodka-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 great summer barbecue dishes, beer-based gourmet pizzas, delicious burgers and an array of healthy food options and kids’ meals too. And Murray’s Brewery Bus will run as usual on the weekend.
“So come join me and kick back as you sample brand new delights for the senses this January at Murray’s Vodka & Vibes in the Vines!” said Murray.
Murray’s Vodka & Vibes in the Vines Festival starts on Saturday 19 January, and continues on Sunday 20 January 2019.
What: Murray’s Vodka & Vibes in the Vines Festival
- Free live concerts each day, from midday
- New limited edition vodkas
- Vodka cocktails
- Vodka Masterclasses, 1.30pm each day on the weekend. Bookings essential.
- 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 per person (Saturdays and Sundays). Vodka Masterclass $5 per person. Brewery Tours $5 per person.
Bookings essential: Call 4982 6411 or visit www.murraysbrewingco.com.au