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Step Inside The Virtual Bottleshop

Step Inside The Virtual Bottleshop

How'd you fancy climbing a tree to find a rare bottle of Cantillon? It might sound wild, but if a new venture featuring Purvis Beer, a Melbourne-based software developer, and Oculus Rift comes off, it could become your virtual reality.

Yesterday by Will Ziebell


Going Green: Beer, Algae & Cow Burps

October 26, 2021 by Benedict "Benny" Kennedy-Cox

Young Henrys and researchers at UTS have been researching the potential certain algae have to turn CO2 created during brewing into oxygen since 2020. Now The Algae Project is looking to reduce harmful emissions from livestock too.


Feral's Brewpub Comes Full Circle

October 25, 2021 by James Smith

Just weeks after Feral closed their Swan Valley brewpub, there's good news for W'sA beer lovers. One of the original founders of Feral has taken over the site and will be opening a tavern and recommissioning the on-site brewery.


Back To The Bar, Melbourne

October 22, 2021 by Crafty Pint

Today, after making it through a world record number of days in lockdown, Melbourne is open again. James Smith and Will Ziebell spoke to brewery and venue owners and returning customers to assess the vibe.


Lockdowns, Locals & Future Mountain

October 21, 2021 by Will Ziebell

As Melbourne emerges from another long lockdown, it's worth remembering how much local support has meant to many brewers. In Future Mountain's case, they've found a unique way to pay tribute to those who helped them survive.


Otherside's Anthem Named WA's Best Beer

October 19, 2021 by Crafty Pint

Otherside's Anthem has been named Beer Of The Year at the WA Good Food Guide Awards. The IPA pipped Crate Digger Pale Ale from Nowhereman and Eagle Bay Brewing's Lager at an awards ceremony at Optus Stadium on Monday.


BecauseWeCAN Vol.5: Crazy For Hazy

October 18, 2021 by Benedict "Benny" Kennedy-Cox

A hazy with no hops, another with next to no booze, and one with heaps of hops and heaps of booze... Welcome to the fifth instalment of BecauseWeCAN, our look at some of the more out there beers in Australia today.


Uraidla & Heaps Normal Fly High At Drink Easy

October 16, 2021 by Crafty Pint

Uraidla Brewery landed two beers in the overall top ten best Australian drinks at the second Drink Easy awards. They were joined in the best of list by Heaps Normal's Quiet XPA, flying the flag for non-alcoholic beers.


Badlands Building A New Home In Orange

October 14, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Orange will be home to a new taproom experience from 2022 but the brewery behind the beers isn't so new. Badlands Brewery have announced that after a decade on the city's outskirts, they're moving to the centre of town.


Who Brews Little Rippa Beers?

October 13, 2021 by Matt King

The couple behind a long-established café in Mount Gambier are set to open a brewery and restaurant on their farm property as the home for Little Rippa Brewing. Matt King met up with them to find out more about the expanding operation.

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