Small bars getting big service
From your corner cafe, to your dark dive bar and even over to your swanky but small mid city restaurant, we want to take the heavy lifting out of the hard stuff and help local operators solve problems getting in the way of serving good quality beer to more customers.
Now, we won’t get too technical and we promise to not bore you with buzz words, but here’s how we make it happen.
We make it easy
Getting beer in your business and in the hands of your loyal customers isn’t quite as simple as everyone might think. At Malt Shovel, we use a bit of tech to make your beer journey as smooth as it can be. Using our pals at Ordermentum, the online ordering platform, we can set you up as a new customer super quick, get beer to you the next day, set up repeat orders and much more – no more scratching your head coming into a busy trading weekend with the dreaded sense that you’ve forgotten something crucial… like ordering enough beer from your supplier.
A bit of face time is a good time
While there’s all this talk about tech and ordering platforms we also love a good chat and pride ourselves on getting offline and on to your doorstep. That way you can get a bit of one on one time with a familiar face, ask us any questions, or bounce around any ideas you might have for your venue.
We do beer kung-fu
Fly kicking our way beyond just delivering you beer is our specialty; meaning we’re here for you when it comes to the big questions. Working together, we offer a full suite of advice from beer system solutions and finding the right range to match your venue, through to staff training and beer tastings. Some of the team are even Cicerones (that’s a bit like a beer sommelier) who can guide you through all you need to know, helping you get to beer ninja status in no time.
Pour it in
While we’re all for having a yarn, we’re also not afraid to get our hands dirty – and sometimes they do get pretty dirty. Not every bar, cafe or restaurant owner knows exactly how they should be looking after their beer taps or how often they should clean them. They also might be surprised when customers tell them a beer tastes a bit ‘funky’ because – unbeknownst to them or you – the taps are probably full of grime. Luckily, we firmly believe no one should drink grime-beer so we’re more than happy to roll up our sleeves and give you a hand to make sure your taps are cleaned and that you have the skills to keep them that way so every drop is a good one
Can’t forget the beers
Of course, we’ve saved the best for last. Beer! We pride ourselves on having some particularly delicious beers, brewed by some pretty talented brewers, some of whom are the best in the land – Chuck Hahn, Chris Sheehan, Robert Freshwater – to name drop a few. Beyond local favourites like Squires, Furphy (those tasty little blueberries) and XXXX Gold, we’re also the proud Aussie home of Japan’s Kirin and New Zealand’s award winning craft beer Panhead Custom Ales, among others. Something for every punters palate across the country. Head here to learn more about our beer range.
Keen to have one of our beer ninjas pop by to your place?