Days at the old brewery recalled

DOUGLAS Moir worked at the Grafton brewery in the late 1950s and says beer just is not what it used to be.

Mr Moir said the beer enjoyed excellent sales early on, partly because it was real lager and partly because it had quite a high alcohol content at 4.8%.

"The word lager actually means 'from storage' in German, but these days the way they make it has nothing to do with storage," he said

Mr Moir has seen the brewing process go from six weeks to six hours in about six decades.

He said these days the way the big brewers make beer is more akin to the processes used in soft drink manufacturing. Large volumes of soda water are used and a compound to it to give it flavour.

During his tenure the brewery was one of the first in the NSW to introduce stainless steel kegs.

So there you have it, the secret to why the old Grafton Bitter was so good was more alcohol, good brewing and it actually was a lager.

We hope its new makers are listening.



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
FULLY SELF CONTAINED... $9500.00 From
Cabin $12.5K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m fully installed. D.I.Y $9.5k bare ...
Modern 3 bedroom... From $930...
Apartment 3 2
Value for Money in the... $575,000
Unit 3 2 2
Rainbow Bay beachfront. From $600...
Apartment 2 1

Featured Jobs

Tweed jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
Tradesperson, Panel... Toowoomba Full Time
Tradesperson, Panel... Toowoomba Full Time
Surveyor – Gold Coast Gold Coast Full Time
Volunteers Tweed Heads Part Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Local Jobs

Search for your next job now!
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Leo

If you’ve got a travel urge, you may be missing the opportunity by postponing it. Start to plan, even if it’s not going to be an...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save