Articles by James Smith

Postcards from the Edge No.44: The Million Dollar Tip Jar

As soon as Lockdown Mk II hit, the team behind Tip Jar, a fund launched to support the hospitality sector, ramped up their efforts again. We chatted to them about their fundraising beer and cocktail and hopes for the future.

July 17, 2020 by James Smith


The 2020 Australian Craft Beer Survey Launches

July 16, 2020 by James Smith

Beer Cartel's annual survey of attitudes, opinions, trends and spends in the Australian craft beer world has opened for 2020. It's your chance to contribute to a snapshot of the beer scene at this uniquely challenging time.


Craft Beer Heroes: Pete Meddings

July 15, 2020 by James Smith

He might not be a household name but if there's any craft beer-loving household in Australia that hasn't enjoyed the fruits of Pete Meddings' labour, we'd be surprised.


The Collaborators: The Post Project

July 10, 2020 by James Smith

From the first GABS to breweries big and small – more than 50 of them – shooting brand stories, beer launches, collabs and even a beer song, Alister Robbie has helped bring the Aussie beer world to life over the past decade.


Postcards from the Edge No.40: All Change, Please!

June 26, 2020 by James Smith

One of Melbourne's best-loved pubs reopens today. The Terminus changed ownership before COVID hit and the pandemic gave the new team the chance to bring forward planned renovations.


Brew & A: Cam Turner

June 16, 2020 by James Smith

Cam Turner has been brewing beers on the Mornington Peninsula for close to 15 years, first for Hickinbotham then Dainton. We traced his career in beer right back to caring for cask ales in London and beyond.


Colonial Challenge

June 16, 2020 by James Smith

One of the country's largest independent breweries has found itself caught up in growing global calls for racial equality after public pressure led to a prominent bottleshop chain drop their beers from their stores.


The Future Is...?

June 1, 2020 by James Smith

Many venues in Victoria opened for the first time in 70 days today as restrictions elsewhere were eased further. Yet any celebrations will be tempered by the fact the road to recovery remains long and many won't make it to the end.


Beer Swag Day: The Finalists!

May 25, 2020 by James Smith

We've sifted through hundreds of posts from Saturday to anoint winners around the country. Now it's up to you to decide who'll win the swag full of swag and the year of beer from Fury & Son. Vote away!


Postcard From The UK: Cloudwater

May 14, 2020 by James Smith

The UK has been hit even harder by COVID-19 than Australia. Ahead of his virtual Meet The Brewer this weekend, we chatted to Cloudwater founder Paul Jones about life as a brewer in the UK and what he thinks lies ahead.

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