Nail And Beerfarm Buy Feral And Their Brewery From Coke

There's been another big move in WA beer today with the announcement that Feral Brewing and their production facility have been sold by CCEP to Nail Brewing (and a consortium of investors) and Beerfarm.

Stone & Wood Win Big At The Australian International Beer Awards

Stone & Wood's Hinterland Big Pale won Champion Australian Beer at the 2024 Australian International Beer Awards on a night when Brick Lane, KAIJU!, King Road and Dollar Bill picked up the Champion Australian Brewery titles.

IBA Express Disappointment In The Federal Budget

The Independent Brewers Association have expressed "extreme disappointment" following the latest federal budget, due to a lack of excise relief and the categorisation of craft beer as a "revenue line".

Temple Brewing To Close

Temple Brewing have announced they will close their Brunswick East brewpub from May 19 with the brewery to cease operating. The news comes a week after fellow Melbourne brewery Deeds announced they were closing.

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Black Hops Brewing Bought By New Owners

Black Hops have been bought by a consortium representing a number of existing shareholders and "other supporters of craft beer and independent breweries". The business had been in administration since late March.

Changing The World One Bag Of Regen Malt At A Time

“We wanted to use beer as a catalyst for change.” We examine how one ingredient – malt made from regeneratively grown barley – can make all the difference, and why Stone & Wood are so eager to showcase it to punters and brewers.

Akasha Emerge From Administration With Directors Still In Control

Akasha have emerged from administration with the same team still in charge following a DOCA being agreed to this week. The news follows the Sydney brewery appointing administrators in late March and comes as other breweries look set to close for good.

For The Love Of Beer: Bringing The World's Kegs To Pint of Origin

As Pint of Origin returns for a 12th time from May 10 to 19, we take a look behind the scenes at the huge amount of time and effort that goes into bringing the world of beer to Melbourne for ten days every year.

PakTech Announce New Collaboration With Endeavour

PakTech has announced a new recycling collaboration with Endeavour Group that will see them expand a closed-loop recycling scheme. The announcement comes as PakTech begin manufacturing clips in Australia, as announced last year​.

Deeds Brewing To Cease Operating

Deeds Brewing, their Glen Iris taproom and spirits brand Future Proof Distilling are to cease operating. The decision to wind down the business follows the appointment of Deloitte as voluntary administrators in March.

Chuck Hahn Returns To Beer With Chuck & Son's

Chuck Hahn is one of the best known names in Australian beer and, although he retired a couple of years ago, he's been tempted back by his son. To find out more, we chatted with Chuck and Scott about their plan.

Melbourne Victory & Local Brewing Co Kick Goals For SecondBite

​Melbourne Victory and Local Brewing Co have come together to donate some 21,000 meals to SecondBite via the A-League team's away goals campaign. It saw the indie brewery donate the equivalent of 1,000 meals for every away goal Victoria scored through the 2023/24 season.

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New Cityside Beer Belt Tour Launches In Melbourne

​Bayside Beer Belt have introduced a new tour for beer lovers: the Cityside Beer Belt. It includes 14 inner-city craft breweries and distilleries that can be explored through hop on, hop off brewery and distillery tours and private tours.

White Bay Announce Partnership With Sydney Swans & New Brand Strategy

Sydney's White Bay Brewing have announced a three-year partnership with the Sydney Swans alongside unveiling their new branding a major capital raise from existing investors. The news follows the brewery announcing their partnership with Richard Rose last year​​.

Asahi To Close Matilda Bay Brewpub; Brand To Continue

Asahi is to close Matilda Bay's Healesville brewpub on May 19 but the brand will continue. The news comes less than five years after the multinational announced it would revive the brand with the support of founder Phil Sexton.

BentSpoke Win Big At The International Brewing Awards

BentSpoke Brewing have secured a championship trophy at the UK-based International Brewing Awards for their flagship pale, Barely Griffin. That trophy and accompanying gold medal joined another gold for the Canberra brewers for their non-alc FreeWheeler.

Changing The Face Of Beer Judging

Beer judging is a highlight for many but there are always fewer spots available than people wanting to judge. As the Australian International Beer Awards approach, we spoke to those helping change the face of beer judging locally.

HPA's 2024 Harvest Down Amid Global Oversupply; Galaxy & Enigma Their "Star Performers"

​HPA have released their Crop Report for 2024 which shows a decline in the tonnage of hops harvested. They idled 20 percent of their gardens amid changes in global demand, but report strong performances for Galaxy and Enigma.

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