Articles by Nick Oscilowski

Winds Of Change At Akasha

The Akasha Brewing Company announced publicly today that it has undergone a change in ownership – with employees among the new owners.

May 23, 2018 by Nick Oscilowski


The Educators: Being Better At Beer

March 21, 2018 by Nick Oscilowski

As the beer world becomes ever more diverse – not to mention competitive – there's an ever greater need for education throughout the industry. Nick Oscilowski speaks to those involved in providing education plus a brewery that's reaped the rewards of education.


Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers of 2017: Analysis

February 3, 2018 by Nick Oscilowski

Is the "Craft Beer Capital" baton passing from Wellington to Auckland? Why are there so few beers from South Island brewers? Which styles dominated? And more as we cast an eye over the results in the second GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers poll.


Best New NSW Beers Of 2017

December 22, 2017 by Nick Oscilowski

With more new releases to try than ever before, we invited contributors from across the state to sift through the buyouts and the startups, the hops and the haze to come up with a list of the ten (or so) best new beers to come out of New South Wales in 2017.


A Day In The Life Of A Barrel Room: Goose Island

October 26, 2017 by Nick Oscilowski

From one of the largest barrel programs in the Southern Hemisphere to one 50 times its size... Here we step inside Goose Island's Barrel House in Chicago, home to 15,000 barrels and the legendary Bourbon County Stout.


Roads To Royalty

September 23, 2017 by Nick Oscilowski

At last night's awards dinner the Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show handed out a record number of gold medals with Gage Roads, Bridge Road Brewers and The Australian Brewery among the big winners.


Events Wrap 21.07.17

July 21, 2017 by Nick Oscilowski

Outside of the country's major beer weeks, the next two weeks are strong contenders for the most intense period of events in the Aussie beer world to date. Drink up!


Podcast People: Bounty Hunter Banter

July 18, 2017 by Nick Oscilowski

Having first launched a gypsy brewing company to channel their love of pop culture, the team behind Bounty Hunter Brewing has added banter to beer, as we discover in the latest entry in our occasional series of Podcast People.


Events Wrap – 23.06.16

June 23, 2017 by Nick Oscilowski

With the Winter Solstice just gone and Independence Day coming, there's plenty of themed events taking place across the country. Plus we've got a FODMAP friendly pub tour, showcases galore, luscious dinners and free beers for Crafty supporters.


The Golden Goose: On Beer's Frontier

June 6, 2017 by Nick Oscilowski

Goose Island's arrival in Australia represents the meeting point between the biggest of Big Beer and Australia's craft beer industry. We find out why it's a big deal and ask what it means within the rapidly evolving landscape here and globally.

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