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Postcards from the Edge No.43: Bingo – It's A Gas

Watching customers pull into and out of a servo in Wagga Wagga might sound like an odd way to spend a Tuesday night. But the Servo Bingo concept, launched by the Thirsty Crow during lockdown, is proving a hit.

Today by Will Ziebell


The Collaborators: The Post Project

July 10th, 2020 by James Smith

From the first GABS to breweries big and small – more than 50 of them – shooting brand stories, beer launches, collabs and even a beer song, Alister Robbie has helped bring the Aussie beer world to life over the past decade.


It's Still In Your Hands

July 9th, 2020 by Crafty Pint

With Melbourne and parts of Victoria back in lockdown and travel restrictions tightening elsewhere we're looking to update part of the Keeping Local Alive campaign site we'd hoped was no longer required.


Melbourne Goes Into Lockdown Again

July 7th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Victoria's Premier Daniel Andrews has announced Melbourne will face its second lockdown. The return to stage 3 conditions sees all pubs, bars and brewery venues closed for six weeks with potentially devastating consequences.


Postcards from the Edge No.43: Open & Shut Case

July 6th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

It's a scenario all venue owners have feared since Australia started to move towards reopening: a second lockdown. And it came to Ascot Vale on the day Jimmy's Tap & Barrel was set to open for the first time since March.


Craft: What Does It Mean & Does It Matter?

July 3rd, 2020 by Will Ziebell

The debate is almost as old as craft beer itself: just what does "craft" mean? British beer writer Pete Brown spent lockdown writing a book examining the term and arguing that it remains absolutely essential.


Who Brews Golden Hills Beers?

July 2nd, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Golden Hills make golden (and many other coloured) beer from a small brewpub in Diamond Creek and were ready to launch just as Australia closed down. We caught up with the team to find out Who Brews...? Golden Hills beers and ask what it was like opening during a nation-wide lockdown.


High Sobriety

July 1st, 2020 by Crafty Pint

As Dry July kicks off, we look at the rise of alcohol-free beers: how a new yeast strain is helping brewers create them affordably, the challenges involved in brewing them, and the opportunities that lie ahead.


Postcards from the Edge No.42: Good Beer Still Helps

June 30th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

The campaign to provide four-packs of indie beer to thousands of essential workers has entered a new stage with mixed A Good Beer Always Helps packs now hitting BWS and Dan Murphy's stores across the country.


Range To Set Up Home In Abbotsford

June 30th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Melburnian fans of Range Brewing's much-hyped beers are in for a treat: they're opening a 16-tap venue in Abbotsford later in the year.

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