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Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

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COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

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Orange Sky provides regular shower and laundry services free of charge to homeless and disadvantaged people around Australia, and has been selected to receive profits from the upcoming Backyard Invitational Gold Coast via the Northern Rivers-based not-for-profit, the inGrained Foundation. 

Following the inaugural event in Brisbane late last year, Stone & Wood’s Backyard Invitational Gold Coast invites the community alongside 22 independent breweries, distillers, and providores to a day of tastings, live music, and food trucks, to help raise funds for the inGrained Foundation to direct to a local charity. 

Held at the Surfstitch Warehouse in Burleigh Waters, Stone & Wood’s Backyard Invitational Gold Coast invites over 20 independent breweries, distilleries, and a local kombucha to share their products and connect with drinkers, with intimate tasting stands, industry talks, and masterclasses. 

Masterclasses*: craft beer fans will learn how to ferment native ingredients in beer as part of the upcoming Backyard Invitational masterclasses, hosted by craft beer writer and podcaster Luke Robertson from Ale of a Time. Luke will demonstrate using native ingredients and talk about how honey and fruits are used in beer and spirits, leaving attendees with a take-home sample. The following two masterclasses will feature speakers from the attending breweries and distilleries, who’ll together discuss sour beers and dark beers and their current popularity.

Complementing the beer, gin and kombucha tastings will be food truck Pequeña Cocina and JR Smokehouse, plus live vinyl DJ sets from Huggy Per and Acid Joe. Tickets to the Backyard Invitational Gold Coast include entry to the festival, all beer, access to talks and masterclasses, a take-home beer cup, and a $5 food truck voucher. 

*note session times updated 15 August:Due to the unprecedented popularity of the day session (12.00pm – 3.30pm), we’ve decided to merge both sessions into a single extended session from 2.00pm – 6.30pm.  This single session brings no changes to the original schedule: punters will enjoy the same masterclasses, beers, live music and food trucks in what is now a 4.5-hour session (an extra 1.5 hours). Masterclasses will now run from 3.00pm – 6.00pm. If people can’t make it, they’re entitled to a refund through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/stone-wood-backyard-invitational-gold-coast-tickets-64272262066

For more information on the craft beer Backyard Invitational Gold Coast, visit stoneandwood.com.au

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