Wow…… We would like to start with a massive thank you for all the support we have received in the short time we have been crafting gin. It really has been a whirlwind of ups, downs, smiles and tears (both good and bad).
Without the support from our Friends, Family and TB Customers we wouldn’t have been able to achieve anything. From the bottom of our hearts. Thanks, xoxo.
Since the last update, we have been marching on to spread the TB Gin as far as we can. There is a lot in the works, which we are pretty pumped about.
Some of the more noteworthy things happening/have happened:
OF MORTALS AND MARBLE (This Friday 22nd of FEB)
This Friday we are proud to Sponsor (alongside Melbourne Bitter) Yasmin Suteja and Doug Bennett in a Sucker Co. Production “Of Mortals and Marble”. Come down to 82 Sydney Rd, Coburg, to explore themes of rebellion, sin and lust associated with youth. “Fair youth, beneath the trees, thou canst not leave Thy song, nor ever can those trees be bare;”. Entry is free, serving Tiny Bear Gin and Melbourne Bitter Beer. You can find out more at the artists pages. Doug Bennett and Yasmin Suteja
GIN, CHEESE and LIZZLIE’S LANE (1st MAR)
We are super pumped to team up with Melbourne and Cheese and Lizzie’s Lane in a Cheese and Gin collaboration. We will be pairing a super limited release Cherry and Raspberry sour gin, as well as our four other gins (Doctor, Gypsy, Barrel aged Gypsy and Sailor) with mouth-watering Cheeses’ supplied by Melbourne and Cheese. All this will be occurring in the instantly iconic Lizzies Lane (591 Queens Lane, Melbourne VIC, 3004) on the 1st of March from 5pm. The event includes 5 different courses of Gin (with tonic) and Cheese, G&T’s on arrival and canapés throughout the night. Tickets can be found here
The Cherry and Raspberry sour gin will be available for purchase after this event
GIN 101 and CELLAR DOOR DATES FOR 2019
We have released our GIN101 dates and Cellar door dates for 2019. GIN101 was sold out until June, so due to popular demand we released extra dates in April and May. You can book tickets here.
GIN 101 Can also be booked on Red Balloon here
SYDNEY GIN PALOOZA (8th and 9th MAR)
We are super excited to be taking TB on the road to the Australian Gin Awards and the Sydney Gin Palooza. Very limited tickets still available here.
TINY BEAR AROUND OZ
We are super proud to team up with Cerbaco Distribution. This means that you can find TB gin around Australia, in every state besides QLD (sorry ☹). We are currently available in somewhere between 100 and 200 Venues with the number growing daily.
Basically, we want to keep growing, and to do so, we need your help. If you are willing to help us (pretty easy to do), you will go in the draw to win a 700ml bottle of the gin of your choice, drawn randomly every three months. See details here for how to help us and Enter here
Keep a look out for our experimental series debuting soon. In past we have paired up with venues to create one of gins for their establishments. Soon we will be debuting a few of our own creative expressions in limited one-off releases. Keep a look out.
Look out for us in the https://gintonica.com.au/gin-a-month/
The Gypsy featured in the January edition, with the Doctor and the Barrel aged Gypsy coming in the following months. We are really proud to be a part of this.
Thanks for taking the time to read the Newsletter. We really do appreciate you.
Damo, Mands and Mav
Wow…. What a crazy two months we have had since we opened the doors. We’ve cried, laughed, drunk (our own stock), celebrated, cried some more, ran out of stock, pulled all-nighters and sat quietly in moments of reflection. Opening the doors was a massive achievement for us, yet is just the beginning of where we plan to take Tiny Bear.
BIG THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING
Sadly there has been no opportunity for us to hibernate here at Tiny Bear, we’ve been so busy with the following:
- Trialling various new botanicals
- Reducing our carbon footprint
- Overhauling the packaging and presentation of our products
- Improving the ‘in house’ experience
- Spreading the name of ‘Tiny Bear’ to the masses through bars, restaurants and the internet
- And so much more
It’s been CRAZY, and we don’t see that slowing down any time soon
We’ve spent several weeks straight, making enough Gypsy Gin to fill an 200L ex-bourbon barrel. It has been hibernating for two weeks, and its already taken on so much flavour. We are super excited about it.
We are also working on getting a 2nd 200L ex-bourbon filled with Sailor Gin. PRE-ORDER HERE
TRIO GIFT BOX
The gift boxes are in, and we think they look awesome. Well worth the 15 week wait since we started the process with them. ORDER HERE in time for Fathers day
BOTTLE SHOPS, BARS and RESTAURANTS
We have been working hard getting TB out there to make it easier for you to find it and drink it. You can now find us in over 16 venues and that list continues to grow. The only thing that has been slowing that down is running out or low on stock….. a good problem for us to have! We have also been amazed at how some TB drinkers have gone out of their way to help us, by speaking to bar managers for us and even teeing up times for us to meet. We love you guys and it makes us super proud.
There is a lot of plans in the works for TB. We have teed up tastings at boutique bottle shops, doing gin events at bars as well as we may start appearing at various day/night markets. So keep a look out.
We will also be partnering with Brixton Bar Co, and their mobile Bar on wheels. So keep an eye out.
GIN101 has been a roaring success. The smiles, laughter, banter, learning and good times speak for themselves. Bookings can be made via this link. We would love to have you in to witness the Tiny Bear experience.
Some things to keep your eye out for.
- New Still. This is HUGE. Hopefully it will be in before Christmas
- New office space. Currently as I write this, Jaryd (my brother) is building us a creative new space.
- New products (can be pre-ordered online)
Probably the most important part of this Newsletter. We want to say a massive thanks to all the support we have received on this journey. So many people have kept us going when it has been tough. Whether it be a positive facebook/instagram post or a random google review. Or just dropping in to have a chat, or seeing the smile when someone drinks something they like. It all makes a difference.
The Bear Den Members. You have no idea how you have kept us a float. Small in numbers, but the funds have been used with an eye on the future. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We hope to see you soon.
Damo, Manda and Mav