The Barrelman Fraternity ‘Type 201’ Balm from The Great Australian Beard Co, I have been sent this balm from The Great Australian Beard Co who sell a wide range of beard care products from different beard brands, this means you get to mix and match products but also get to purchase products from overseas that were previously out of reach due to shipping costs. On top of that they also offer free international shipping on all orders over $60 Australian Dollars which is £35,€42.34 or $45 USD. Now that is a deal! (At today’s exchange rate 16 Dec 16)

The Barrelman Fraternity logo

Anyway on to the Balm Itself, The Barrelman Fraternity ‘Type 201’ Beard Balm is hand-crafted in small batches in an Australian town called Manly, I kid you not! A fairly firm balm with a slightly sticky consistency which I like but is easily worked into your beard and gives a nice hold and keeps those stray hairs in check. It has a woodsy scent and whilst I am sometimes not keen on a Woodsy scent, this one is done so well and has a very fresh and manly scent! (No pun intended)

The Barrelman Fraternity ‘Type 201’ Beard Balm is made from Beeswax, Shea Butter*, Virgin Jojoba Oil*, Lanolin, Virgin Argan Oil*, Vitamin E, Cedarwood*, Tea Tree*, Bergamot*, Cypress Mediterranean (*ORGANIC) and its a blend that I really like, it has left my beard feeling softer and also kept it neat and looking good, I would happily use this all the time!

The Barrelman Fraternity ‘Type 201’ Balm comes in a 2oz screw top tin and costs $35 from The Great Australian Beard Co website which is £20.79, €24.69 or $26.30 USD

The Great Australian Beard Co logo

The Great Australian beard Co Proudly Support The Black Dog Institute

Here at The Great Australian Beard Company we are committed to ensuring that what we’re doing isn’t just benefiting us and our customer’s awesome beards, but also the broader community. In order to achieve this, we are proud to say that we have committed to donate a percentage of all profits to The Black Dog Institute.

The Black Dog Institute

“Founded in 2002, the Black Dog Institute is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illnesses, and the promotion of wellbeing.

We aim to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through the rapid translation of high quality research into improved clinical treatments, increased accessibility to mental health services and delivery of long-term public health solutions.

 Our unique approach incorporates clinical services with our cutting-edge research, our health professional training and community education programs. We combine expertise in clinical management with innovative research to develop new, and more effective, strategies for people living with mental illness. We also place emphasis on teaching people to recognise the symptom of poor mental health in themselves and others, as well as providing them with the right psychological tools to hold the black dog at bay.”

What else will they doing?

As well as supporting this great organisation right from Day 1, we will also be running regular “charity events” through the store. These might take the form of specific promotional products, sales percentages of particular products during a given period, additional profit percentage donations, or other formats. When we run these promotions we will select charities chosen by YOU, our customers, so please – if there is a cause particularly close to your heart then send an email to and let us know who you’d like us to support.

You can keep up to date with The Great Australian Beard Co on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and The Barrelman Fraternity on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube


By Zechariah Richardson

Over 50, disabled, husband, father and gramps who reviews products and writes blog posts about his life, beekeeping, gardening and whatever pops into his brain!

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