Drinks delivered to your doorstep. What a wonderful concept. Unfortunately (or fortunately) it's become a bit of a necessity amid the COVID-19 crisis, but we're here to tell if you if your bar cart is running dry in these strange self-isolation times, the Gold Coast has plenty of options to top you up.
Whether you enjoy craft beer, gin or a cocktail mixer, we've dug up the very best booze delivery and subscriptions the Gold Coast has to offer.
We’ve had a long love affair with craft beers on the Gold Coast, in fact, we’re fortunate enough to boast more than a handful of award-winning breweries. And while we’re big fans of them all, we’d be lying if we said we didn’t have an extra special place in our heart for Black Hops. To help dry those tears over not being able to jump on board their new brewery tour, order some brews online and get them delivered straight to your door. They’ve just launched Strata IPA, a 6.5% American IPA, so start there and work your way back to some old favourites. Still driving and don’t want to wait for the postie? You can click and collect, and pick up your coldies at either the Burleigh or Biggera Waters taproom.
Straight from the brewery to your doorstep, Balter Brewing is offering free delivery on the Gold Coast for orders over $50. Plus, place your order before 5pm and they’ll go one better and offer you same-day delivery. Not even joking. So what will it be, an old-favourite in a thirst-quenching four-pack or carton, or a mixed pack of flavours, so you can taste the entire Balter rainbow? Order here.
You’re spoilt for choice for craft beer delivery and throwing Lost Palms into the mix makes it even harder to decide where to order from. Time to start a bucket list? Get started by browsing the six craft beer options Lost Palms has on offer and place your order stat.
Take your at-home happy hour to the next level, thanks to Mr.Consistent and his epic range of fresh cocktail mixers, delivered across the Gold Coast. You’ll find mighty mixers for the perfect margarita, bloody mary or whisky sour, with each bottle containing up to 10 serves of happiness. Check out all of Mr.Consistent’s offerings here, and be prepared for your Houseparty chats to get a bit more interesting.
Craving a frothy from Burleigh Brewing? While they currently are not offering delivery, it is in the pipeline to begin very, very soon. So watch this space, and we’ll update the details here as soon as they come through.
If it's fast booze delivery you're after, Jimmy Brings is your new best mate. Maybe your stocks have diminished mid Zoom party, maybe it's 5pm on a Friday and you've just realised there are zero weekend beers in the house. Jimmy Brings promises to drop off your drinks in under 30 minutes, and they have a big range of booze to choose from too. Prep for your espresso martinis, Negronis and G&T's with their stacked library of spirits, liqueur and mixers available; shop classic beers like VB and XXXX, get crafty with brews from the llikes of White Rabbit, Mountain Goat or Bent Spoke, or keep it clean with Jimmy's selection of natural and organic wines.
Whisky Loot is about more than just guzzling whiskey—it’s about education. For $59 a month or quarter, depending on your preference (a month, of course, these are trying times), you receive three 60ml tasting bottles of premium whiskey, tasting notes and a journal to start your notes. You can pick from a few types or regions, for instance, there’s the American Box or the Traditionalist Box, to name two. Sign up here.
Unico Zelo is bringing the good vibes and the creativity with an extra special "Coronavino Care Package". Intrigued? Of course you are. Basically, it's a carefully and playfully selected mixed dozen delivered to your door, with 20% off and free shipping to sweeten the deal. Check it out here. And, because digital happy hours are the new normal, Unico Zelo is also hosting Facebook Live happy hours every night at 6.30pm. Tune in with all your curly wine questions or just jump in with general industry banter to enjoy a face-to-face conversation via the magic of social media.
Good Pair Days
Built for the Netflix generation, Good Pair Days is all about discovering tasty, affordable wine from the comfort of your own lounge room. Through powerful (read: fun) personalisation tech (yes, it's a quiz), you'll be delivered new wines you're guaranteed to love, minus all the weird wine jargon. The packaging and tasting notes are super cute (and sustainable), so why not have a try here.
Gin Society is a membership program which not only includes a bi-monthly delivery of gin, but also cocktail recipes, articles and content, event invitations, and a luxe gift for first-time subscribers, which includes a crystal glass, cocktail spoon, jigger and strainer. Membership costs $95, paid every two months coinciding with the delivery of a premium bottle of gin from a small batch distillery. Don’t expect Hendrix or Bombay Sapphire to be sent your way, you’re going to be sent artisanal creations like Rivo foraged gin from Lake Como (wow) and Sheep Whey Gin made from Tasmanian native botanicals. Check it out.
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