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Who Brews Whale Rock Beers?

Who Brews Whale Rock Beers?

It started out as a way to liven up a COVID lockdown but, with a helping hand from the team at Frenchies, the three-dads-escaping-lockdown-boredom-by-homebrewing has already morphed into Whale Rock Brewing.

Yesterday by Judd Owen


Crafty Crawls: Darling Harbour & The Rocks

February 3, 2023 by Benedict "Benny" Kennedy-Cox

In the heart of Sydney and keen to enjoy some waterside views with a local beer in hand? Well, whaddya know... here's a guide to just that. Join us for a tour of the craftiest spots in Darling Harbour and The Rocks.


Under Pressure: A Perfect Storm Brewing For Beer

February 1, 2023 by Will Ziebell

Today's excise tax hike completes the biggest financial year rise in decades, yet it's just one of myriad pressures on the local industry. We examine the "perfect storm" engulfing a beer world facing a fourth straight year of harsh challenges.


Who Brews & Blends Barrel Shepherd Beers?

January 30, 2023 by Will Ziebell

Wollongong has always been a manufacturing city but these days it feels like much of that production is beer. The Barrel Shepherd has joined the city's thriving beer scene, bringing with it a unique tale and love for barrels, local fruit and yeast.


Hottest 100 Craft Beers Of 2022: Analysis

January 28, 2023 by James Smith

Mountain Culture have scored an incredible top spot with their Status Quo in the 2022 GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beers poll. Here, we dig deeper into the top 100 to see what it can tell us.


Mountain Culture Storm The GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beers Of 2022

January 28, 2023 by James Smith

We have a new winner in the GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beers poll for 2022, with Mountain Culture achieving a staggering result and blasting straight into top spot. Balter XPA finished second ahead of BentSpoke's Crankshaft.


Crowdfunded Brewery Future Magic Opens Today

January 27, 2023 by Will Ziebell

The Future Magic team open the doors to their Brisbane brewery today. They launched their operation on the back of a crowdfunding campaign, so we chatted with co-founder Sean Astill to find out more about their approach.


Funkin' The Otherside

January 26, 2023 by Guy Southern

A new joint venture between two of WA's indie booze producers is the latest example of collaboration in Australia's maturing beer market, with Otherside and Funk cider set to launch a new shared sales team model from next month.


Ballistic Beer Goes Into Administration

January 25, 2023 by Crafty Pint

One of Queensland's most high profile independent brewing companies has gone into voluntary administration. According to a filing with ASIC dated January 24, Ballistic Beer Co have appointed PKF Melbourne as administrators.


Going Green: Bearhug Pallet Wrap

January 24, 2023 by Will Ziebell

Plastic is often a necessary evil in the beer world: it can help keep beer safe but often ends up in landfill. It's an issue being tackled by Bearhug Pallet Wrap, a startup looking to move beer safely while cutting out single-use plastic.

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