Winter Blues and Dark Brews


  • FREE blues concerts featuring legendary ‘Grant Walmsley Freebird + special guests’ AND ‘Tom Blake’
  • 4 new local beers including ‘cinnamon chocolate donut’ and ‘vanilla imperial stout’ styles
  • The return of the 1 kilogram rib rack!  

Port Stephens’ multi-award winning brewer, Murray’s Craft Brewing Co, promises to warm things up this June long weekend with some sure-fired winter repellants – weird and wonderful limited edition dark beers, finger lickin’ rib specials, and FREE live blues concerts.

The weekend is part of Murray’s month-long celebration of dark food and even darker beers. In addition to its favourites, four big, BAD dark beers will feature including the brewer’s first ‘cinnamon chocolate donut beer’, and a ‘vanilla imperial stout.  Cult favourites - ‘Wild Thing’ Imperial Stout and ‘Heart of Darkness’ Belgio Imperial Stout - will also return.

“We’re aiming to give people some great survival tools and reasons to embrace winter. Each June we bring out our darkest beers to help make winter warmer,” says brewery owner, Murray Howe. “These aren’t ordinary beers. They’re audacious, sometimes-crazy dark beers – and we’ve ensured there’s something for everyone.”

“So take a walk on the dark side and experience Port Stephens this winter!”

Delicious, beer-infused ribs specials will feature all June – with the brewer’s famous

1 kilogram rack of dark beer-marinated ribs on all June long weekend.

There will be free concerts on Saturday and Sunday – with Grant Walmsley Freebird + special guests headlining the weekend.

Grant Walmsley is the B in blues!!! He is the founding member and songwriter of the Screaming Jets, Monsters of Rock/Agents of Peace. A multi-platinum and gold selling recording artist, musician and songwriter, Grant has performed more than 3,000 concerts globally and achieved music sales of more than 1 million units. He will play on Sunday.

Talented local musician, Tom Blake will play blues- inspired tunes on Saturday.

A Brewery Bus is available on Saturday and Sunday. Bookings are essential.

Murray’s Brewery’s large undercover facilities will ensure that events will proceed – rain, hail or shine.

Murray’s Brewery is a proud sponsor of the Bluewater Country Music Festival Port Stephens, running 8-12 June 2017.

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