Not that we ever need an excuse, but conveniently, this Friday marks the celebration of International Beer Day. So as we deliver an ample supply of positive vibes in this week’s edition of Feel-Good Friday, why not seize the moment to pop open a chilled beverage and relish in the experience?
Guzman y Gomez Launches New Value Menu
Guzman y Gomez (GYG) has announced the launch of the new GYG 10 under $10 Value Menu. Whether you’re looking for a healthy and nutritious lunch, an afternoon snack or barista-made coffee on the go, GYG’s $10 under 10 has you covered. If that wasn’t enough, GYG’s entire menu is 100% Clean meaning there are no added preservatives, no artificial flavours, no added colours and no unacceptable additives in any of the menu items.
GYG’s 10 Under $10 Value Menu features the classic GYG Mini Chicken Burrito ($9.50) or Mini Chicken Bowl ($9.50) made from flame-grilled free-range chicken, pico de gallo salsa, jack cheese, rice and beans and the famous $3 Taco with mouth-watering ground beef topped with iceberg lettuce and shredded cheese in a crunchy Chipotle-seasoned hard-shell corn tortilla.
For those looking for a pick-me-up, GYG coffee is pure value with a medium barista-made coffee ($2.70) or an Iced Latte ($4.70). If you’re after a sweet treat, you can’t go past the freshly made GYG Churros ($4) lightly tossed in cinnamon sugar paired with your choice of Dulce de Leche or pure Chocolate sauce.
The new GYG 10 under $10 menu is available in restaurants, via the Drive Thru and on the GYG App.
Uber Reserve is Slinging 50% Off this Weekend
Being an ‘Airport Dad’ has become a way of life; a philosophy of being over prepared whilst simultaneously stressed. It means you’re in charge of yourself, of others you’re travelling with and of the overall success and smoothness of the travel experience.
While our social media feeds poke fun at these Type A personalities, new research from Uber Reserve has revealed Aussies identify heavily with this characteristic, with stress and over-preparedness prompting Airport Dad mode to be activated more often than we think.
As many Aussies escape winter and head overseas, planning ahead has proved crucial for eager travellers; new Uber Reserve data reveals 5am is the most popular time for pre-booking a ride to the airport.
To honour all the Airport Dads out there, Uber Reserve is slinging 50% off this weekend, ($30 max saving, one trip per rider account, CODE: AIRPORTDAD).
Get Closer to the FIFA Women’s World Cup with Stadium Adidas
For a limited time, adidas is bringing fans closer to the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ action with ‘stadium adidas’ – an immersive experience taking you from the locker rooms to kick-off (with a few surprise stops along the way).
From 10th – 20th August during the final week of the action-packed (and historic) tournament, adidas will be taking over Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair with a huge 300sqm experiential adventure zone where adidas is kicking the action up a notch with the help of a few friends (cough cough Alessia Russo).
Free to the public and open from 11am-8pm each day from 10-20 August, you can secure your spot now – walk-ins will be accepted on the day, however booking ahead of time will secure your desired time slot and help you avoid the queues.
Brunswick is Set to Host an Unforgettable Beer and Curry Festival this August
From a 100 spice curry to 10 butter naans, get ready to embark on a flavour-filled journey as the festival beckons you to savour an array of captivating tastes. Plus many more curries galore all starting from just $10 from The Hall at Welcome to Brunswick.
For drinks, there will be curry-matched XPA’s, hazey’s and lagers. Or, for the more adventurous beer enthusiasts, 4 Pines Brewery will be offering a show stopping coconut curry lager! A luscious blend of coconut, aromatic cinnamon, and a chili kick that’ll make your taste buds dance.
Guests will also enjoy a DJ set featuring groovy retro tunes to keep the vibes high. And that’s not all! This paw-ty is open to all – dogs are welcome to join the fun!
Bookings are for groups of 4+ but there’ll be plenty of space and tables for walk-ins on the day for groups of less than 4. Don’t miss out and reserve a spot, via the booking link here.
SPRINGTIME Festival Gets Set to Bloom
Less than one month out from the return of the Gold Coast’s newest free music, arts and skate festival SPRINGTIME has unveiled its program for three days and nights of good times making for the perfect spring long weekend.
With a stacked lineup of more than 30 artists across two stages, the Vans Skate Plaza, live art murals, a new participatory performance installation from the team behind 2022’s smash hit ‘The Cleaners’, DJ workshops and more, SPRINGTIME is once again set to blossom.
Plan your long weekend of live music, entertainment and good times on the beach by downloading the SPRINGTIME festival app.
Amazon Australia is About to Answer One Lucky Kid’s Wildest Dreams
Running from Sunday 30 July to Wednesday 9 August, the nationwide competition will offer one lucky Aussie kid the chance to bring the bedroom of their wildest dreams to life – and Amazon can’t say no to ANYTHING (almost).
To find out more about the competition, and to browse Amazon’s huge range of home products head to the Amazon Ultimate Yes Day Makeover website.
Mastermind Mixologist Takes Over Hickson House
Hickson House and Regal Rogue are hosting a unique bar takeover with Ian McPherson, the mastermind behind Panda & Sons, Edinburgh. On August 16, guests will be captivated by McPherson’s mind-bending mixology techniques, including “Switching” (replacing the water content of spirits with other liquids) and “Sous Pression” (ultra-low temperature freeze infusion), which earned him a spot among the top 50 most influential bar personalities in the world. Iain will also showcase some wild and wonderful cocktails from his groundbreaking Transcend menu that has solidified Panda & Sons’ reputation as one of the UK’s most innovative cocktail destinations. You can RSVP now on the Hickson House website.
Free Pints at Forrester’s for International Beer Day
Today is International Beer Day, and what better way to celebrate, and kick off the weekend, than heading to Forrester’s in Surry Hills where they’re giving away FREE pints! On Friday 4 August at 1pm Forrester’s is celebrating the best day of the year by partnering with their friends at Hawke’s Brewing Co. to give away 100 free pints of Patio Pale Ale! All day & night they’re also pouring pints for schooner prices – So tell your friends, round up you work pals and enjoy an early knock-off with an ice-cold frothy at Forrester’s!
Maybe Sammy’s Takes Over Icebergs Bar
If you haven’t heard already, four of Sydney’s most iconic bars are taking over for Icebergs Winter Sundays. Double Deuce steered the ship for their first iteration earlier this month with 70s-inspired drinks, tunes and a retro snackable echidna centrepiece.
Next up, it’s Maybe Sammy — kicking off at 4pm on August 6. They almost need no introduction, but let’s just say they’ve been named in the World’s Top 50 Bars many times over and make some of the most inventive cocktails around.
On the menu? There’ll be four drinks created specially for one night only and, of course, snacks made in collaboration with Alex Prichard. Think Yuzu prawn toast; wasabi, pineapple and fennel; our Harry’s Bar sandwich with truffle; and marshmallows roasted over coals.
Young Henrys Unveil their New Brewers B-Side ‘Phantasmic Mr Hops’ Experimental IPA
Newtown brewers and distillers, Young Henrys have revealed their latest experimental IPA and Brewers B-Side to join their stacked beer roster, Phantasmic Mr Hops. A Young Henrys take on the Wes Anderson classic – inspired by the viral TikTok trend – Phantasmic Mr Hops is a 7% experimental IPA utilising an innovative new flavour-producing compound named Phantasm.
A powder derived from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc grapes, Phantasm is your taste ticket to tropical beer land. The organic compound increases the production of thiols, which are the aroma-active ingredients responsible for jacking up the fruity and juicy flavours in your brewski. It’s basically the MSG for beer.
The result is a flavour sensation, drawing waves of caramelised coconut, sautéed pineapple and vacation citrus in every sip before giving way to a creamy luxurious body and mouthfeel.
Welcome to CanBEERa
Uber Eats has today announced the launch of a petition to change the name of our nation’s capital to CanBEERa, in recognition of the wealth of craft breweries in the region.As a tribute to the nation’s capital being a ‘hop spot’ for local brewers, Uber Eats is calling on Australians to rally behind the petition to rename the city, hoping to deliver enough signatures to officially present it to Parliament by National Beer Day on Friday 4 August.
The initiative coincides with the launch of Uber Eats alcohol delivery service, with Canberrans joining the rest of the east coast capitals in being able to order alcohol from local merchants through the app.The tongue in cheek campaign is launching in partnership with some of the territory’s favourite breweries, including Capital Brewery.
Laurence Kain from Capital Brewery, the ACT’s largest independent brewery, said: “Craft beer has taken off in Australia with Canberra over-indexing when it comes to brewing some of Australia’s best beers. So it’s only right that we grant the Capital with this honorary title.”
Uber Eats sent a Town Crier to Parliament House today to officially announce the intention to lodge the petition and encourage locals to support the initiative. A ‘Welcome to CanBEERa’ sign has popped up on the outskirts of the capital, to remind visitors to the city of one of their most prized, emerging local industries.
In support of the petition, and to help even more Australians discover the country’s impressive array of small batch brewers – many of whom also hail from outside the capital – Uber Eats is launching a 30% off selected beer items at selected stores in the ACT, Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.
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