Articles by James Smith

A Day In The Life Of: A Technical Brewer

A Day In The Life Of: A Technical Brewer

He gets to play around with new ingredients and techniques as much, if not more, than any brewer in the country, yet you'll never taste his beers. We spent A Day In The Life Of Ellerslie Hop's technical brewer Glenn Harrison.

April 7, 2021 by James Smith


A Year On The COVID Roller-Coaster – Part I

March 18, 2021 by James Smith

It was a year nobody could foresee and nobody wanted, yet the worst fears of March 2020 haven't been realised. Over two features, we take on in-depth look at the local beer industry 12 months on from the nationwide lockdown.


Beer Swag Day Is Back!

March 1, 2021 by James Smith

Beer Swag Day was a day of celebration that ran as part of the Keeping Local Alive campaign in the early weeks of the national lockdown. And now it's back – on the anniversary of the lockdown so we can mark that dark day with a smile.


How's The Serenity Of Speed?

February 17, 2021 by James Smith

Readers will know Corinna Steeb and Frank Samson through the beers of Prancing Pony, but it's only one of their passions. They met through a shared love of motorbikes and next month Corinna will attempt to break her own land speed record.


Hops Without Borders

February 15, 2021 by James Smith

In a normal year, brewers and other beer industry people would be preparing to visit the Southern Hemisphere's hop farms for harvest. It's not a normal year, however, leading Hop Products Australia to invite guests to join them online.


Getting Blind With Crafty: Hazy Pales

February 8, 2021 by James Smith

They're hazy. They're pale. They're all the rage. But who's doing them well? For our first blind tasting of 2021, we got our hands on a stack of Aussie examples, amassed some expert palates, and put them to the test.


2020: The Year In Beer – Victoria

December 30, 2020 by James Smith

It might have been a year to forget in many ways, yet there was still plenty to admire and celebrate in Victoria's beer scene in 2020. Join us as we try to make sense of the madness.


2020: The Year In Beer

December 17, 2020 by James Smith

Well, who saw that coming? We kick off our end of 2020 coverage with a look back at some of the biggest trends and standout moments of the past twelve months.


Getting Blind With Crafty: Non-Alcoholic Beer

December 7, 2020 by James Smith

For our first and only blind tasting of 2020, we went with a suitably 2020 lineup: non-alcoholic beers. They may well ruin the pun in the series title, but how do they stack up in front of our panel of industry experts?


Little Bang To Release 12,000 Hazy IPAs

December 1, 2020 by James Smith

Need more hazy IPA in your life? Then you're in luck as Adelaide's Little Bang are releasing 12,000 of them this December. We chatted to the lunatic behind the venture.

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