The Scratch


New Zealand Craft Beer Symposium - Waitangi Day Weekend

We're excited to be teaming up with some of our favourite beer bars in Australia along with Wellington Tourism and Beervana to celebrate Waitangi Day, New Zealand's national day. On the weekend of the 7th of February we'll be giving our taps to New Zealand, as will the The Catfish ...

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Sat 7th February

Movie Screening: Meet The Feebles (1989)

In keeping with our weekend celebrating wonderful things from New Zealand, join us at the back of the bar for a screening of one of our favourite NZ flicks! Meet The Feebles is a disgusting, violent, nightmarish, sex and drug fuelled version of The Muppet Show, which makes it an absolute ...

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Sun 8th February

Alementary: Home Brewin' With Newstead Brewin'

Join Mark Howes, head brewer of Newstead Brewing (QLD) as he takes you through the basics of home brewing. Designed for home brew newcomers and novices, learn the process of brewing at home with a live demonstration out the front on the Scratch. Mark will take you through each step of the ...

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Sat 14th February

Craft² EmbroiTherese

Craft² = Crafts x Craft Beer. Because we know math. Session One: Embroidery with EmbroiTherese. Introducing crafternoons at The Scratch! Our first session is with the delightful EmbroiTherese as she takes us through some introductory embroidery styles and methods...with delicious beer at hand. For a mere $15 you get a tap beer, embroidery ...

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Sun 15th February

Amela, Maja & Jack Patterson: Live At The Back Of The Bar

Like music to our ears, live at the back of the bar returns to The Scratch this with a triple whammy on old mate Valentine's weekend. This Sunday the 15th the beautiful Amela, Maja and Jack Paterson will be treating us to their blissful tones from 6pm, and all for ...

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Sun 15th February

Game Night: Settlers Of Catan

There is a game that separate the adults from the children. A game where life's true battles are won. Of friendship. Of rivalry. And trading wood for sheep.Welcome to the first of our monthly games nights that will be happening over 2015. No need to complicate things, just come down on ...

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Mon 16th February

Alementary: Sour Beers with 'The Duke'

Resident Scratch lambic fanatic Nick 'The Duke' Gauci will take you through his favourite obsession: Sours! We'll be talking and drinking some classics from Belgium and beyond. Lambics, guezes, wild ales - wet blankets, lemon tang and puckered faces will be the order of the day. Alementary is an additional resource ...

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Sat 21st February

Alementary: Smoked Beers with Croft Brewing + Documentary Screening

Once upon a time every beer would have been smoked. This tradition disappeared the world over, except for in a small pocket of Northern Bavaria where it has continued on unbroken for centuries. Come along to gain historical insight into how beer used to be made through the documentary film, ...

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Mon 23rd February

Craft Beer Rising: Doctor Scratch’s Loco Local-palooza Riff Raffle!

Friends and followers of the bar will know  the only thing The Scratch loves more than keeping it local, is keeping it loco. This Craft Beer Rising, we are bringing the lord-of-loco, the merchant-of-madness, the most inconspicuous Dr Scratch in for a very special Saturday of Local Libations, an afternoon ...

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Sat 28th February