Articles by James Smith

Postcards from the Edge No.18: From Menulog To Menudog

If you live around Carlton North you may have seen an unusual form of home delivery service in recent weeks. The Great Northern team have been sending beer and food out via their security dog and barman on skateboard...

April 21st, 2020 by James Smith


Postcards from the Edge No.16: Isolation Degustation

April 16th, 2020 by James Smith

Many beer venues aren't just sending beer and food home through the shutdown, but looking to have fun with it, from "Isolation Degustations" in South Brisbane to classic pub Daily Deals in Port Melbourne.


Postcards from the Edge No.15: Pandemic Punch

April 15th, 2020 by James Smith

Many brewers have been left with returned or no longer needed kegs of beer thanks to the pandemic. At Dainton, they decided to blend a bunch of their orphan kegs to create two new beers, Pandemic Punch and Rye-solation.


A Keeping Local Alive Easter Message

April 10th, 2020 by James Smith

The message at the heart of the #keepinglocalalive campaign is simple. As we enter what will be a very strange Easter weekend, here's the Australian beer community to remind us why is matters.


Postcards from the Edge No.14: The Chain Gang

April 9th, 2020 by James Smith

While none of us know what the beer and hospo scene will look like once measures to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic are over, two Melbourne breweries are eager to support the businesses that have supported them.


Postcards from the Edge No.12: The Beer Essentials

April 7th, 2020 by James Smith

Fancy saying thanks to the essential workers helping us get through the COVID-19 pandemic? A new campaign, A Good Beer Always Helps, offers you the chance to do just that while supporting craft brewers too.


Postcards from the Edge No.11: Finding Funky Solutions

April 6th, 2020 by James Smith

It's not venue and brewery owners and staff that have been hit hard in the beer world by the recent shutdown – there's the industry-within-an-industry of entertainers, musicians and trivia hosts looking for ways to adapt.


Postcards from the Edge No.10: Can Together

April 2nd, 2020 by James Smith

The craft beer industry has always been one fired by the spirit of collaboration, something which has come to the fore during the COVID-19 crisis. We spoke to two brewers helping get their peers beers into punters' hands.


Postcards from the Edge No.6: The Rocky Reality

March 29th, 2020 by James Smith

For all that businesses are scrambling to survive in these drastically altered times, the reality is that no one knows if they'll make it out the other side. We spoke to Hamish Coates of Rocky Ridge about heartbreak and uncertainty.


Brew & A: Caolan Vaughan

March 26th, 2020 by James Smith

They might be best known for their Pacific Ale but the Counter Culture series has been exciting beer geeks since launching last year. Overseeing brewing of all Stone & Wood beers is Caolan Vaughan, so we invited him for a Brew & A.

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