Despite COVID-19, BrewiColo Brewing Co has enjoyed a stellar few months, according to owners Chilla Tuicolo and Kay Godfrey.
The innovative business not only held a sell-out comedy show and had a full house at open mic nights, it also won awards for its brews at the recent Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA).
Chilla tells about what happened at the AIBAs last month.
“The best beers in the world were tasted and judged at the annual event, Chilla says, “and we’re celebrating because the two beers we entered won awards. Our popular Kofe Brown Ale took out silver, and the aptly named Ocean Grove Lager won a bronze medal.”
Kay says the AIBAs offer entrants the opportunity to benchmark against set criteria; receive invaluable independent feedback from industry experts; and be rewarded for excellence.
While Chilla and Kay are thrilled with the awards and the hard work and dedication that they represent, it’s the judge’s feedback that Chilla says really motivates them to continually improve with each brew.
BrewiColo hosted its first live comedy show, with the likes of David O’Neill headlining in May.
The night was a huge success, with tickets selling out within the first few days. This has led to a second show on Friday, July 9, and tickets have just been released.
This show’s line-up includes Ash Fils-Aime, Billy Stiles and Jarryd Goundrey, and special guest Poncho Street Food truck will be on site for the evening.
Tickets are available at www.trybooking.com/BSDIJ.
“Since covid restrictions lifted late last year, we noticed the local community has been so supportive of our business and we really appreciate this. So much so, that we’ve been bringing several new beers to our line-up – including the recently released Maqo Wiwi – a mango kettled sour that’s fast becoming one of our most popular beers on tap,” Chilla says.
“Along with the success of the comedy night, we also co-hosted with One Kind a sold out Pimms and Painting evening to help raise money and awareness for humanitarian efforts in Siem Reap, Cambodia in an effort to offer exciting activities to the Ocean Grove community.
“And we have Ocean Grove favourites Standing Room Only band playing to a sold-out crowd in a few weeks’ time, as well as our monthly open mic nights providing local talent a relaxed venue to perform in front of a live crowd.”
Keen to try some award-winning beers? They’re available in the tap room, as well as Ocean Grove Cellars and Barwon Heads IGA.
BrewiColo Brewing Co., 32 Marine Parade, Ocean Grove. Opens 4pm-late Friday; noon-late Saturday; and 1pm-6pm Sunday. Inquiries: 0484 765 384 or www.brewicolo.com. Online store: www.brewicolo-brewing-co.square.site/