Articles by Mick Wust

Best New Queensland Beers Of 2021

Best New Queensland Beers Of 2021

Borders have opened and shut, lockdowns have come and gone, but the beer scene in Queensland continues to go from strength to strength. Here we look back over 2021 to shine a light on the brightest beer moments of the year.

December 19, 2021 by Mick Wust


The Odd Culture of Newtown

December 9, 2021 by Mick Wust

Sour beer, natural wines, a fine dining menu, European opening hours and a prime spot on Newtown's King Street. The new Odd Culture venue may be difficult to categorise, but it's not difficult to enjoy.


Ballarat Notches 50 Years Of Teaching Brewers

November 3, 2021 by Mick Wust

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first postgraduate brewing course offered in Ballarat - and there's no sign of the course slowing down. We chatted to a few of the key figures from the past half century about its past, present and future.


The Collaborators: Grain Totes, Totes Great

August 30, 2021 by Mick Wust

Matt Lawrence wants to see repurposed malt bags replace single use bags across the beer industry. We got in touch to find out how he’s making it happen one tote bag at a time.


Who Brews For Kicks?

August 23, 2021 by Mick Wust

What does it look like when good beer marries good design? Get to know the husband and wife team behind Kicks Brewing in this instalment of our Who Brews...? series.


Craft Beer Heroes: Adam Trippe-Smith

July 28, 2021 by Mick Wust

He started a GABS Hottest 100 winning brewery and two of the keg rental companies that drive the Aussie craft beer industry, but still Adam Trippe-Smith is unknown to many. We caught up with Adam to get his story.


NSW Government Boosts For Indie Brewers

July 13, 2021 by Mick Wust

Following the establishment of the NSW Independent Brewers Action Plan and an Independent Brewers Working Group in 2020, NSW brewers are reaping benefits from grants and other government support.


The Dark & Disgusting Minds of The Scratch

July 8, 2021 by Mick Wust

No one's ever accused the folk at The Scratch of being normal. Their festivals have cult followings, and the videos they make to promote them can be downright disgusting. We sat down with manager Becca King to find out more.


2020: The Year In Beer - Queensland

December 23, 2020 by Mick Wust

Take a break from complaining about 2020 to celebrate with the annoyingly optimistic Mick Wust as he looks over a year of beer in Queensland.


Who Brews as Springside Brewing?

November 23, 2020 by Mick Wust

A new baby birthed a new hobby. A new hobby attracted a new community. A new community led to a new brewing company. This is the story of Springside Brewing.

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