Our Guide to Australian Beer!

Australia has always had a healthy appetite for cold beer and it would appear that the increase in beer sales has been driven mostly by the growth of the Australian population.

However, in recent years there has been a notable change in the amount that consumers are willing to spend on their beer, and in fact what type of beer they are looking for!? The demand is now very much for different beers for different occasions, which in turn is pushing brewers to quickly develop more tastes and styles to cater for this growing trend.

There are four main categories in the Australian beer market – Full Strength, Mid Strength, Light and Premium, and even though Full Strength beer still holds over 50% of the market share there is definitely a clear path of change.

The demand for Low Carb has increased with people looking for a “healthier alternative without changing their lifestyle” and with consumers trying more premium and craft beers than ever before, statistics now show that Premium beers have been the fastest growing of the four types with now nearly 20% of the split share – an increase seen only in the last few years.

Most of the traditional full strength beers are sold in either 375ml Stubby or 375ml can, with the 330ml bottle becoming increasingly common, particularly among microbreweries, premium and craft beers.

With all this is mind it is very important that each beer you try is enjoyed at its optimum drinking temperature – the ideal serving temperature for beer is derived from its method of fermentation and although much is left to personal preference, a beer cooler (stubby holder) will certainly help to keep your beer in the optimum temperature range for longer!

Adjustable size Coolaz

Adjustable size Coolaz

Aside from being able to create a stylish design to wrap around your drink, the job of any bottle insulator is to keep the drink within the optimum ranges for as long as possible, so all those subtle tones that beer alchemists labour over can be best appreciated by you. And with the increase in premium beers and the use of a 330ml bottle you can trust that a Coolaz Beer Cooler will be sure to fit your beer of choice!

You can read more information about Coolaz Beer Coolers and our guide to the ideal drinking temperature for your beer HERE.

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Wedding Ideas Inspired by the Red Carpet and the SAG Awards 2012!

Wedding ideas inspired by photographs released from the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012!

The Screen Actors Guild Awards® has become one of the industry’s most prized honors. It presents thirteen awards for acting in film and television in America and is aired live on two channels across the states.

It is also a great excuse for a little gossip on the red carpet and for checking out what’s hot and what’s not! This can be a great help for a blushing bride looking for wedding ideas… maybe you are stuck on a style and colour for your bridesmaid dresses and need a little inspiration!

We have selected our top five favourite outfits that could easily be inspiration for your wedding colours and teamed each one up with a design idea to match;

Sofia Vergara SAG Awards

Sofia Vergara SAG Awards

Sofia Vergara

The Modern Family actress dazzled in a raspberry Marchesa fishtail silk satin crepe gown.

Here is our Sophia inspired design:

Sofia Vergara Stubby Holder Design

Sofia Vergara Stubby Holder Design

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt SAG Awards

Emily Blunt SAG Awards

Best known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada and more recently the Adjustment Bureau Emily Blunt wore a jade chiffon one shoulder Oscar de la Renta gown from the designer’s Resort 2012 collection.

Here is our Emily inspired design:

Emily Blunt Stubby Holder

Emily Blunt Stubby Holder

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie SAG Awards

Angelina Jolie SAG Awards

Angelina flaunted her inner vixen on the red carpet in a Jenny Packham black liquid metallic draped front gown from the Autumn/Winter 2011 collection. Here is our Angelina inspired design:

Angelina Jolie Stubby Holder

Angelina Jolie Stubby Holder



Michelle Williams SAG Awards

Michelle Williams SAG Awards


The Michelle Williams

Dawsons’s Creek and My Week with Marilyn star looked red hot in a Valentino dress with lace shoulder detail and an asymmetrical hem, here is our Michelle inspired design:

Michelle Williams SAG Awards

Michelle Williams SAG Awards


Julie Bowen

The Modern Family actress brightened up in a Temperley London dress with a plunging back. See our Julie inspired design below:

Julie Bowen SAG Awards

Julie Bowen SAG Awards

Julie Bowen Stubby Holder

Julie Bowen Stubby Holder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have been inspired by an outfit or colour that you’ve seen on the red carpet this year or have a swatch from your own bridesmaid dresses that you would like us to match then let us know.

We have heaps of designs available on our website and would of course be more than happy to create a unique design for your Coolaz Wedding Stubby Holders for that really personal touch!

10 Awesome Bucks Night Ideas!

Looking for a night to remember … Here are 10 ideas to help you put together the ultimate bucks party!

1. The Casino

Are you feeling lucky?! Nothing beats the excitement of the Casino floor. Grab a bunch of mates and head off to the nearest city, make sure you win big to get yourself in the wife’s good books and help pay for the honeymoon of a lifetime! Try to steer away from the unlucky shenanigans of the bucks party in The Hangover movie and always gamble responsibly of course!

Casino Stubby Holder

Casino Stubby Holder

2. The Last Supper

Make a reservation at the Buck’s favourite restaurant or choose a top-notch steakhouse and eat like kings. Order a bottle (or ten) of the finest ale or the best wine in the house! Make your coolers look like the buck’s favourite beverage – perhaps like the one for a well-known bourbon shown below:

Bourbon Stubby Holder

Bourbon Stubby Holder

3. Take a Booze Cruise

Look into chartering a yacht or get yourselves onboard and organised ‘booze cruise’. Bring a few bottles of champagne or a keg of your favourite beer and celebrate in style!

Australia Bucks Stubby Holder

Australia Bucks Stubby Holder

4. Destination – Bucks!

Maybe you’re the camping type and planning a boy’s weekend in the bush or perhaps you’re going all-in and are off to Las Vegas!? Wherever your trip takes you be sure to personalise your coolers as a great reminder of your trip!

Vegas Bucks Stubby Holder

Vegas Bucks Stubby Holder

5. Beach Party

Grab a couple of Eskys – one for beer and one for food, pack your swimmers and head to the beach a day in the sun and some essential bucks day bikini watching!! Be sure to add a personal touch to your stubby holder design:

Bikini Girl Bucks Stubby Holder

Bikini Girl Bucks Stubby Holder

6. VIP Club

Plan a wild night on the town, hit the clubs and dance your socks off on your last night of freedom! If you can round up a group then why not treat yourselves to a private room with an open bar – make sure that your coolers match the vibe of the club and add your names to really make you feel like VIPs for the evening:

VIP Stubby Holders

VIP Stubby Holders

7. Golf Trip

Round up the guys and book yourself 18 holes of fun! Make sure you rent a cart or two so that you can fill your Esky! You could even check out a weekend package … a round in the morning, relax in the pool in the arvo and then hit the club house in the evening! Whichever you choose make sure you bag your scorecard style stubby holders like the one below:

Scorecard Stubby Holder

Scorecard Stubby Holder

Golf Stubby Holder Bucks

Golf Stubby Holder Bucks

8. Road Trip

Pack your swag into the for-bee, round up a group of mates and drive as far as one tank will get you … make sure you don’t actually run out of fuel though – that would be bad!

Road Trip Stubby Holder

Road Trip Stubby Holder

9. At the Races

There’s nothing like a day at the races where the boys really can be boys! Have a little flutter and keep the beers flowing, what a great way to spend your bucks – check out some of our design ideas for the perfect race day bucks cooler:

Race Day Stubby Holder

Race Day Stubby Holder

Race Day Stubby Holder

Race Day Stubby Holder

10. The Last Dance

Did anyone say stripper? Say no more…

Strippers Bucks Stubby Holder

Strippers Bucks Stubby Holder

Hens Night Ideas – New Trends for 2012!

Inspired by a Cosmo Bride article full of planning tips and trendy places to go with the girls, we thought it only fair that we too share some ideas for the ultimate Hens Party this year!!

Here are our design ideas for the Top 5 Themes with a little Coolaz twist…

French Fancy

Bring a little bit of Paris down under with a high tea fit for a French princess. Inspired by cupcakes, macaroons, and all things sweet! Here’s some food for thought:

Macaroon Hens Party Stubby Holders

French Paris Stubby Holder

French Paris Stubby Holder

Alfresco Affair

Picnics are back – for the best Hens’ Picnic be sure to include lots of bubbles, cheese, salads, desserts and more! and your picnic inspired Coolaz Stubby Holders of course:

Gingham Picnic Stubby Holder

Gingham Picnic Stubby Holder

Champagne picnic stubby holder

Champagne picnic stubby holder

Destination: Hen’s Party

Planning to get away for a Hen’s holiday or weekend? Then pack up your chicks and head to a Beach Resort or an International Destination for some shopping, partying and fantastic nights out. Some destination inspired designs to help with your decision:

Las-Vegas Stubby Holder

Bali Stubby Holder

Bali Stubby Holder

Naughty by Nature

A hen’s party wouldn’t be a hen’s party without a certain level of debauchery. Leave your inhibitions at home for a wicked night out or bring them with you for a naughty girl’s night in. Some cheeky designs to get the fun started:

SexyBoy Stubby Holder

SexyBoy Stubby Holder

Buff Man Stubby Holder

Buff Man Stubby Holder

Chill-out time

If pampering is what you need, then that’s what you’ll get! You and the girls can head off for some relaxation and self-indulgence! Here’s a few ideas inspired by a say at the Spa:

Hens Spa Stubby Holder

Hens Spa Stubby Holder

Hens Spa Stubby Holder

Hens Spa Stubby Holder

Enjoy 🙂

Trends for Your Wedding Reception 2012

2012 Trends for Your Wedding Reception

Being up to date on the latest trends is a fantastic way to get inspiration when planning your wedding reception. With the style for 2012 leaning towards Ivory and Taupe Colours and Vintage with a Modern Touch what better way to capture this at your wedding than with an accessory that looks vintage and feels modern.

We have chosen some of our favourite vintage design to suit this trend and with the online designer you can now create your own unique look for your Coolaz Stubby Holders to match your theme and wedding colours.

Vintage Style Designs;

Damask-esque Stubby Holder

Damask-esque Stubby Holder

Cupid Heart Stubby Holder

Cupid Heart Stubby Holder

Baby Blue Crest Stubby Holder

Baby Blue Crest Stubby Holder

Black and White Ornate Stubby Holder

Black and White Ornate Stubby Holder

vintage rose stubby holder

vintage rose stubby holder

An Australian made product – with your name on!

When you drown in flags and inflatable thongs this Australia Day let authorities return your to your next of kin by having your name and address printed on a Coolaz to suit the very thing an Aussie would never let go of – a cold beer! We’ve just uploaded six design templates for you to personalise as your very own – or you could make one for a loved one of course! Check them our here: Coolaz Australia Day Stubby Holders.

Australia Day Stubby Holders

Personalise your Australia Day Stubby Holders at Coolaz

We are lobbying the SES to make them compulsory this year!

Trends for Wedding Flowers 2012

The 2012 trend for wedding flowers has been announced as “Neutral: soft romantic floral with soft color fabric accents”.

Perhaps you will choose a champagne colour scheme and incorporate ivory or pale yellow roses into your bouquets. You could opt for pink oriental lillies, gerberas and carnations as part of your posies or have a single trailing bouquet with pink roses and orchids.

Whether you choose to go wth this year’s trends or even if you go against the grain and design your wedding theme using bold and bright colours we can help. With our fantastic print quality and flexible process designing your stubby holders to reflect your colours scheme and match your flower choice has never been this easy, here are a few ideas to help you with your decision.

Neutral Coloured Designs

White/Cream Rose Stubby Holder

White/Cream Rose Stubby Holder

White Cymbidium Orchid Stubby Holder

White Cymbidium Orchid Stubby Holder

White Lily Stubby Holder

White Lily Stubby Holder

Dusty Pink Rose Stubby Holder

Dusty Pink Rose Stubby Holder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bright & Bold Coloured Designs

Coloured Gerberas Stubby Holder

Coloured Gerberas' Stubby Holder

Yellow Frangipanis Stubby Holder

Yellow Frangipanis Stubby Holder

Orange Lily Stubby Holder

Orange Lily Stubby Holder

Hot Pink Gerbera Stubby Holder

Hot Pink Gerbera Stubby Holder