Aussies can Toast 2 Love and support marriage equality with special love brew
Aussies are being asked to raise a glass, “Toast 2 Love” and share it on social media on Friday 3 November as the same-sex marriage (SSM) postal survey reaches its last few days, with all funds from the sale of Love² beer by The Good Beer Co. being pledged to the Australian Marriage Equality campaign.
Fifteen pubs, bars and venues in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide are supporting “Toast 2 Love” by putting the special Love² brew by The Good Beer Co. and Bright Brewery on tap, and over 100 businesses including Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Medbank, Qantas, and Atlassian are getting involved by serving the Love² beer in bottles at special “Toast 2 Love” Friday drink events across the country.
The New World style Pale Ale beer has proved so popular with both pubs and punters since its launch earlier this month that The Good Beer Co. and Bright Brewery is busy brewing a new batch to keep up with orders. But the good news is beer lovers can preorder a carton of Love² online here
and for a celebration at home with mates.
The Good Beer Co. is a social enterprise – a company on a mission to do good – and the Love² beer is its second cause-related brew, with the first being Great Barrier Beer in support of the Australian Marine Conservation Society and their work to protect Australia’s national icon, the Great Barrier Reef.
The Good Beer Co. Founder, James Grugeon, said he wanted to “Toast 2 Love” to thank everyone who had already voted YES, urge those who hadn’t returned their survey yet to do it quickly before the deadline on 7 November and remind everyone who has supported marriage equality that the fight isn’t over until the law is passed.
“This is a celebration of love for all those YES voters out there. When you “Toast 2 Love” on Friday 3 November we want you to share it on your social media so everyone can see that you support equality for all,” Mr Grugeon said.
“The Good Beer Co. will continue to support the Australian Marriage Equality campaign after 15 November because that isn’t the end, we will continue to work until SSM marriage is passed into law. And ongoing, we’ll continue to support the cause of equality for everyone.
“I hope to be toasting LGBTIQ friends at their own marriages in Australia before long.”
Janine Middleton from the Equality Campaign said, “’Toast to Love’ will give campaigners and YES voters a chance to pause and reflect before the postal survey result is announced on 15 November.
“We’re excited by how popular Love² beer has proved to be and hope it’s a good omen for YES. It’s a really great beer and we hope Australians will enjoy toasting love on 3 November – and well beyond that day.”
Scott Brandon, owner of Bright Brewery, the brewers of Love² beer, said he was delighted with the positive reaction to this special brew.
“This is a handcrafted, small batch brewed beer from an independent craft brewer and social enterprise startup. Beer is a great equaliser in our society that helps bring people together and enjoy each other’s company. We’re proud to be making a beer that supports equality for all Australians and hope that everyone will seek out and try this New World-style session Pale Ale with all Aussie ingredients that’s easy to love, no matter what your preference.”
Anyone supporting marriage equality can also share The Good Beer Co.’s animation
about the campaign.
Notes to Editors
About Love² beer:
Love² beer is a specially-brewed New World-style 4.4% ABV session Pale Ale, easy to love, no matter what your preference. An easy drinking and refreshing blend of sweet pale malt and citrus hops. Made with all Australian ingredients and equal love for all. Find out where to buy here.
Love² beer will be available as part of “Toast 2 Love: at the following bars, pubs and venues on Friday 3 November:
Aether Brewing Company, 35 Railway Terrace, Milton QLD 4064
Bloodhound Bar, 454 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Collective Kitchen, 369 Ann St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Tipplers Tap, 5/182 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
The Lord Raglan, 12 Henderson Road, Alexandria NSW 2016
Young Henrys, 76 Wilford Street, Newtown NSW 2042 (TBC)
Old Canberra Inn, 195 Mouat St, Lyneham ACT 2602
Bar SK, 90 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066
Foresters Beer and Dining, 64 Smith Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
Two Birds, Brewery & Tasting Room, 136 Hall St, Spotswood, VIC 3015
The Wakefield Hotel, 76 Wakefield Street, Adelaide SA 5000
The Wheatsheaf Hotel, 9 George Street, Thebarton SA 5031
LOVE² BEER IS A COALITION OF BREWERIES, BEER FESTIVALS AND MEDIA UNITED IN SUPPORT FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY AND YES:
Aether Brewing Company, Brisbane, QLD
All in Brewing Company, Brisbane. QLD
Balmain Brewing Company, Balmain NSW
Beer InCider Beer and Cider Festival QLD
Blizzard Brewing Company, Dinner Plan, VIC
Blue Mile Brewing Company, Busselton, WA
Bright Brewery, Bright, VIC
Brewvegas Beer Festival QLD
Captain Blights Brewing Company, Hobart, TAS
Cheeky Peak Brewery, Wondonga, VIC
Coldtream Brewing, Yarra Valley, VIC
Cubby Haus Brewing, Moun Pleasant, VIC
Edge Brewing Project, North Melbourne, VIC
Fish River Valley Brewing, Locksley NSW
Foghorn Brewhouse, Newscastle, NSW
Froth Craft Beer Magazine
Himmel Hund Brewery, Brunswick, VIC
Last Rites Brewing Company, Cambridge, TAS
Mr Banks, Seaford, VIC
Newstead Brewery, Brisbane, QLD
Old Wives Ales, VIC
Sparkke Brewing Company, Adelaide, SA
The Good Beer Co, Brisbane, QLD
Three (3) Rivers Brewing, Greenfields WA
Two Birds Brewery, Spotswood, VIC
Van Diemen Brewing Company, Evandale, TAS
Wayward Brewing Company, Camperdown, NSW
Willie the Boatman, St Peters, NSW
Wheaty Brewing Corps, Adelaide, SA
Wolf of the Willows Brewing Company, Melbourne, VIC
Young Henrys, Newtown, NSW
The following businesses and organisations will be supporting Toast 2 Love with a Friday drink events on 3 Friday November drinks:
Australian Conservation Foundation
Australian Marine Conservation Society
Aussie Home Loans
Baker and McKenzie
Bank of Queensland
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Like a Photon
Little Tokyo Two
Slater and Gordon
Thank You Group
Trip Advisor Australia
About The Good Beer Co.
The Good Beer Co is Australia’s social enterprise beer company. It works with good independent craft brewers to brew and sell beer to raise funds and profile for good causes.
About Bright Brewery
Bright Brewery is a family owned and operated brewery, bar and restaurant, producing MountainCrafted™ beers in the spectacular alpine town of Bright, Victoria.
Located alongside the Ovens River Bright Brewery is a family friendly hub for visitors and locals to gather. Bright Brewery is driven by values to be authentic and sustainable in all that we do, and to embrace active lifestyles, celebrated with great beer.
For further information about Bright Brewery go to:
James Grugeon at The Good Beer Co
T: 0459 092 923
James Davidson at Bright Brewery
T: 0437 007 950