Another Bloody Blog


Cherry Rock

May 7th, 2010

ABW was stoked to be part of the Cherryrock festival down in AC/DC lane (melbs) last week. I couldn’t get down there as I don’t thinks it’s cool to turn up to rock festivals with a dribbling midget attached to ones leg. Then again it wouldn’t be that different to going out with some of my mates from the old days. Regardless I heard it was a pumping afternoon.

Big kudos to James Young and team.

A risky sponsorship?

April 13th, 2010

next wave

ABW will be the exclusive water sponsors of the 2010 Next Wave festival.

The theme this year is ‘No risk too great’.

From the next wave website: “Subversive gender & defiant sexuality. Apocalyptic fantasies. Busby Berkeley Murders. One-on-One encounters. Protest and activism. Local hazards and monotonous labour. The raw, the messy and the unfinished. Science, religion, truth & death”.

No freakin’ idea what any of that means but the program looks amazing.

Community Cup 09

July 3rd, 2009

Recently ABW was proud to sponsor the 2009 Community Cup. We sponsored the event in 2007 but last year the event was in hiatus.

This year the event was ran by Reclink and was held at Elsternwick park. It was a cold windy day but well worth it to finally see the Espy Rockdogs over throw the damn Megahertz.

Best of all over $120,000 was raised to support to ongoing work of Reclink

Good Food and Wine show

June 4th, 2009

We will be sponsoring the Good Food and Wine Show this weekend hopefully contributing a little sobriety to the beer and wine areas. We will also have a stand at the show so come along and say G’day.

We will be keeping an eye out for Gordon Ramsey who is the head attraction this year. Maybe if we see him we should go up and tell him to ‘Go Fu#&K himself’. He has properly been waiting years for someone to say that to him.

Instead of giving away water this year we thought we would ask for a gold coin donation and give all profits to the Red Cross who are always out there doing great work with those not as fortunate as us.

Hope to see you there


April 16th, 2009

We are proud to be sponsors of this years Cherry Rock Festival headlined by The Datsuns. It is being held at AC/DC lane in Melbourne this Sunday. If you haven’t got tickets already I suggest you hop to it as there are only 500 on offer.

See you there with your bells.

Yea Autumn Festival

March 15th, 2009

yea post office

We donated some water to the Yea Autumn Festival today. It was a great day out and it was great to see a community letting their hair down and having a boogie to Spiderbait and Little Red.

It was worth it just for the drive up there. Driving through forests of charcoal trees was mesmerising. The road to King Lake was blocked off but we had no interest in seeing too much. Seeing the Glenburn pub burnt to the ground was enough for my wife and I. We had only had a beer in there about 6 months ago.

Apparently the Yea festival was almost called off because of the fires. But the good folks from the Melbourne Festival stepped in to make sure the event went ahead. If you live in Melbourne and you missed this event, make sure you get up to these areas soon and put a bit of cash into the community.

Victorian Bushfires

February 10th, 2009

Our hearts go out to all those affected by the bush fires in Victoria this week. Our initial fears were loss of production when our own facilities were momentarily under threat, all that quickly became insignificant when news of lost lives started to come in. Not much else to say really. We are having our own meeting today to discuss how we can contribute as a business and as individuals. We encourage you all to do the same. Start by visiting this page put together by the ABC.

Recycled Lighting

November 24th, 2008

plastic lighting

We love to see good use of empty plastic bottles here at ABW. Here is some seriously nice lighting design from Manchester based designer Michelle Brand. “Once a plastic drinks bottle is empty, it is perceived as redundant and then thrown away. I wanted to challenge this wasteful paradigm.”

Michelle’s intention is develop the design to appeal to the retail and interior design market.

Thanks to inhabitat

Our Distributors

November 20th, 2008

Our distributors around Australia do an amazing job. Especially at this time of the year when the weather heats up and sales sky rocket. There they are at the crack of dawn loading up the trucks and hitting the road to fulfill the orders from the retailers.

We always appreciate their efforts and we are certainly glad the video above doesn’t involve any of them!


October 27th, 2008

Bit of a late posting. A couple of weeks ago we provided some product to the launch of swanky new fashion store BODY. Some great clothing (which made my partner weak at the knees) by Australian designer dainy sawatzky and an awesome shop fit out.

Where is it you ask?

Prahran? Surry Hills? West End?

Nope actually Healsville thank you very much!