Articles by Nick Oscilowski

Best New Beers of 2015: New South Wales

Time for our penultimate look back on the year in beer. This time our attention turns to New South Wales, where a panel led by Nick O cast their minds back over 12 months and came up with the new releases that impressed them the most.

December 31, 2015 by Nick Oscilowski


Five Star Deluxe Treatment

November 26, 2015 by Nick Oscilowski

The long-mooted expansion of the Beer DeLuxe brand across Australia is gathering pace. In the coming weeks, new venues will open in Wagga Wagga and Darling Harbour with more planned, as Nick O discovers.


Back In The Dock

October 28, 2015 by Nick Oscilowski

Since leaving the brewing company he put on the map, former Riverside man Dave Padden has relaunched as Akasha. After months brewing with friends at Rocks, he's about to release the first beers from his new Five Dock home.


Sweet And Sour

October 24, 2015 by Nick Oscilowski

A sour beer has been named Australia's best craft beer of 2015, while there was more champion glory for Two Birds and Modus Operandi, as well as Freo's Monk at last night's Craft Beer Awards in Sydney.


Staving Away

October 19, 2015 by Nick Oscilowski

After years of challenges and hurdles that would have forced others to give it up, Steve Drissell is finally set to open his Glebe brewpub Staves. Nick O traces his tale from illness-inducing home brews to 12-tap venue.


Glory For Sydney In Sydney

September 19, 2015 by Nick Oscilowski

The Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Awards saw the Sydney Brewery take out trophies in both beer and cider, with the majority of the record number of golds awarded also going to NSW breweries.


Five Years Of Endeavour

September 10, 2015 by Nick Oscilowski

They are one of the longest-running contract brewing companies in Australia and put a unique spin on their beers. As they celebrated turning five, Nick Oscilowski chatted with two-thirds of the Endeavour team about their unusual path to success.


SCBW 2015 Launches

August 6, 2015 by Nick Oscilowski

The program for the fifth Sydney Craft Beer Week has been released and sees international guests joining locals as 130 events unfold over nine days.


Who Brews Three Toe Ale?

July 30, 2015 by Nick Oscilowski

The growth in the number of small brewing companies, often gypsies using others' facilities, continues to rise. Nick O catches up with another: NSW based Merchant Brewing.


Who Brews Ironbridge Beers?

July 17, 2015 by Nick Oscilowski

Sydney's Inner West is awash with brewers. We caught up with two of the newest, Ironbridge Brewing, for our latest Who Brews...? feature.

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