The Cool Room

The Cool Room

Meet your new favorite drinking buddies, they'll chat to the most interesting brewers, bar owners and drinkers from around the world.


November 26, 2023 90 mins

Nicole and Russell Matthews from Escape Brewing join Cory and Davydd for a tasting of their beers and a chat about the stories behind them.

You can grab the tasting pack for the podcast from our online store here:

We learn all about how the pair met [except maybe exactly where it was], what happened in a german forest and precisely who does what around the br...

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James from Avnge Brewing joins Warren and Davydd in the Thursday night zoom room to tell the story of his travels in beer and the creation of his brewery!

To maximise your experience of the episode we suggest you get the tasting pack of the beers we discuss from our online store:

We learn all about the origins of the brewery's name, how James found himself making beer...

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Davydd and Warren headed out to Masterson's Bar in Moonee Ponds for a live show with Dough and Adam from Bells Beach Brewing in front of a great live audience!

As ever with a live show there are a few audio issues to deal with [and a few forgetful host issues as well!]

We hear the origin stories of the brewery and which they tried before finding success in the market. We enjoy a cracking yuzu beer and learn all about the fruit that...

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October 29, 2023 71 mins

Following on from Episode 201 Mik from Hopocrisy has stuck around in the zoom room with Warren and Davydd as we continue to chat with Andrew from Batch Brewing about their big rebrand!

You can taste the beers we're discussing while you listen to the podcast by visiting our online store here:

We delve into the brewery's back story and learn all about th...

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October 22, 2023 76 mins

A big bumper episode today as 3 breweries enter the Thursday night Zoom Room to talk about all the news in the Australian brewing industry!

If you want to support the podcast and make the most of this episode make sure you have their right beers in front of you - you can buy the tasting pack here:

We kick things off with Mik Halse from Hopocrisy Brewin...

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October 15, 2023 90 mins

It's our 200th episode and what better place to celebrate than with our most excellent friends from Burnley Brewing.

There's been some changing faces but the quality of the beers is still awesome and our chat with Cal Fowler teaches us all about the history of the styles and the tricks to making them perfect.

We hear what brought him to the brewery and what tweaks he's made to the recipes left by Michael and just how stressful prep...

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We kick off today's show with a preview of all of the fun that awaits at the Williamstown Beer Festival this year. We get a run down of the returning breweries and some fun new friends who will be making their Williamstown debuts.

A reminder that we will be conducting live interviews at the festival this year and that last year's episodes are in the archives!

Then we resume our chat with Dayvid from Sailors Grave learning all about...

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October 4, 2023 69 mins

Davydd is back from holidays and shares some of the highlights of his travels including visits to Woolshed Brewing, the Prairie Hotel in Parachilna and the William Creek Hotel.

Then it's time to chat with Dayvid to chat all things Sailors Grave - tasting packs of delicious beers to accompany this episode can be found here:

We learn all about the brewer...

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September 19, 2023 32 mins

The second part of our interview with team from Seeker Brewing - recorded as we sip Dougie's Chocolate Porter in the Thursday Night Zoom Room.

If you want to sip the same beers while you listen to the podcast you buy them from our online store here:

We kick off with chatting to the boys about their recent collaboration with Burnley Brewing [stay turned for epis...

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September 15, 2023 77 mins

In this episode we are off to the South Coast of New South Wales to to meet Seeker Brewing.

You can grab the tasting pack of for the episode from our online store here:

Before we get to Seeker we meet Nigel from the South Coast Ale Trail who describes the whole journey we could go on visiting the 11 breweries that make up the Ale Trail. We learn all about Nigel...

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September 6, 2023 93 mins

In a truly epic episode Davydd is joined by Curt and Kumar from Deeds Brewing to taste the four famous beers which make up "The Journey" series as well as this year's "A Quiet Deed" birthday beer.

If you're quick you can get all the beers we discuss in the podcast from our online store:

We learn the origin stories of Curt and Kumar as well as the brewery itself le...

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Davydd ventures back to the town of his birth to experience all the fun of one  of regional Victoria's premier beer festivals.

We chat with Bendigo Beer's Chris Adkins about the life of a festival organiser on the day, which beers at the festival he's been enjoying and what the group has lined up in coming months.

Davydd finally meets Dayvid from Sailors Grave and we get a little preview of their lemon meringue sour and much much m...

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August 24, 2023 63 mins

Warren & Davydd are joined by Jake from South Australia's Bowden Brewing for a chat about all the important questions - starting with how to pronounce the brewery's name!

You can taste along at home by purchasing this delicious 6 pack of beers from our online store:

We learn all about the history of the brewery and how a love of home brewing led to Bowden...

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August 15, 2023 72 mins

After a gap of over 120 episodes Andrew from Chur joins Warren and Davydd from a car somewhere in New Zealand to discuss quite a lot of news!

As ever there is an amazing tasting pack to accompany the podcast featuring the beers we discuss that you can find here:

Andrew almost answers all our questions in the first 3 minutes but then we slow things down and he...

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August 11, 2023 84 mins

We've been waiting for ages for the opportunity to interview Matt from Boatrocker and thanks to the awesome team from Beer Deluxe the chance finally arrived!

We hear all about Matt's trips to Europe which inspired him to return to Melbourne and start a brewery which has become legendary.

As we taste some amazing versions of his beers that have been aged in the Beer Deluxe Coolroom we get to speak about the techniques behind them an...

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August 4, 2023 63 mins

It's the second part of our catch ups with both Coconspirators and James from Breheny Brothers Brewing!

Don't forget to maximise your podcast experience by sipping on our great Brenheny Brothers 8 pack while you listen:

While at the Flemington& Kensington Bowls Club we chat with Jacqui from Coconspirators about the Barber Baltic and The Don - with...

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July 31, 2023 88 mins

A bumper episode containing part 1 of our discussion with James Breheny and half of the live show we did with Coconspirators at the Flem/Ken Bowls Club.

You can grab the Breheny Bros Mixed 8 pack from our store for just $39!

Jacqui from Coconspirators explains the story behind the Freedom Fighter Kellerbier which was brewed in collaboration with a bre...

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July 24, 2023 37 mins

It's the second half of our interview with Chris and Bebo from Third Moon as we taste their delicious doppelbock and chat on about their journey in brewing.

As a special offer we've slashed the price of our tasting pack for this episode to just $50 - give these beers a quick google and you'll realise just how ridiculous that price is in Australia.

We have a g...

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A packed episode with heaps of great beer chat!

As we get closer to the Blobfish Sour Beer Festival we check in with Richard Watkins from Bentspoke brewing about the 2 beers he'll be releasing at the Festival as well as a general chat about all things Bentspoke.

Third Moon Brewing join us from Milton in Canada to share a tasting of their amazing beers - you can grab the beers from our online store here: https://the-coolroom-podcast...

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It's the fourth and final of our Black Box tastings and what an awesome 3 beers to finish on.

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Warren and Davydd are joined by Ben Duval from Carwyn Cellars and an all star line up of brewers to discuss some cracking beers.


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