Articles by Ben Hopkins

Who Brews Freshie Beers?

Who Brews Freshie Beers?

Much noise has been made about the craft beer hub that is Sydney's inner west, but the Northern Beaches are home to a growing number of local brewers too. We caught up with the founder of the newest: Freshwater Brewing.

November 15, 2021 by Ben Hopkins


Who Brews Lake Mac Beers?

September 13, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

It started out as a money-saving hobby, became a rather more expensive one, and ultimately turned into part of the craft beer culture on the NSW coast between Sydney and Newcastle. We got in touch to find out who brews Lake Mac beers.


Penguin Takes Flight On The Island State

August 12, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Scott Seymour was one of the key players in the rise of craft beer in Bendigo. When he moved to Tasmania with wife Tara, he was planning a new career in health and aged care, but it turns out beer and brewing weren't done with him...


In League With Local Brewers

August 5, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Partnerships between craft beer and sport aren't exactly new in Australia, but the growing number of connections between local beer and league across New South Wales is impressive.


Brew & A: Matt Cuthbert

July 23, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

He's brewed for many Australian brewing companies across three states, and has been at Revel since the Brisbane operation launched. Here, Matt Cuthbert traces his brewing career from high school to head brewer.


No Gluten. All Gold

July 18, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

One of the most eye-catching moments at the 2021 AIBAs was O'Brien Beer's six golds in the Specialty category. We chatted to the founder of the GF beer pioneers as they come to the end of an equity crowdfunding campaign.


Who Brews South Yeast Beers?

July 5, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

South Yeast Brewing is a family affair that's also one of the latest breweries to call the New South Wales south coast home. As part of our long-running Who Brews series, we caught up with the twins behind the operation.


Who Brews Smart Brothers Beers?

June 21, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

The Smart Brothers were born in England, but started brewing after moving to Australia. We chatted to them about their small batch operation on the Mornington Peninsula where they look to blend both their homes in one.


Who Brews Precinct Beers?

June 14, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

The Gold Coast's transformation into one of the country's most exciting craft beer hotspots has been little short of remarkable. We got in touch with the team at one of the region's freshest, Precinct Brewing in Miami.


The Collaborators: Good Ale Forever

May 11, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Eden Brewery have always supported good causes since launching in 2017. These days, that work includes Good Ale, a pale ale launched in partnership with Forever Projects that sends funds to help families in need in Tanzania.

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