Articles by James Smith

Building Moon Dog's World

Melbourne's Moon Dog have helped shape the local beer industry over the past eight years. As they prepare to open their outrageous new brewery venue, Moon Dog World, we joined the founders for a trip down Memory Lane.

September 30th, 2019 by James Smith


Indie Beer's Family Ties

September 5th, 2019 by James Smith

Breweries are just diversifying their offering when it comes to beers and venues. There's a number of independent operations with multiple brands under their umbrella, both bought and birthed.


Indie Beer Gets Its Own National Day

September 4th, 2019 by James Smith

October 26, 2019, is to become the inaugural Indie Beer Day, with supporters of independent Aussie beer encouraged to raise a glass in support of the local industry.


A Sour Taste In Their Mouths

August 22nd, 2019 by James Smith

Sour beers have really taken off in Australia in the past couple of years, but what are they? Ahead of Blobfish, a festival dedicated to sour, wild and funky beers, we chatted to four Australian and Kiwi breweries who love them.


Green Beacon Bought By Asahi

August 21st, 2019 by James Smith

Asahi's shopping spree continues apace with today's news that they've acquired Green Beacon. The move comes shortly after last month's announcement they plan to purchase CUB, 4 Pines and Pirate Life from AB InBev.


Gimme Shelter

August 16th, 2019 by James Smith

The buzzing beer scene in South West WA is to gain another new brewery, with construction work beginning this week on Shelter. We caught up with director and head brewer Jason Credaro to find out more.


Hawking No More

August 6th, 2019 by James Smith

In less than five years, Hawkers and the brewery's CEO Mazen Hajjar have made quite the impact on the local beer industry. As they close one chapter of their story and start another, we caught up with him for a chat.


Best New Beers Of 2019 – So Far

July 29th, 2019 by James Smith

With so many beers released across Australia every week, there's arguably never been more need for a mid-year wrap of the best to date. So, which new releases have impressed the most in the first six months of 2019?


Melbourne Airport Lands A Brewery

July 8th, 2019 by James Smith

Melbourne Airport is to get its own brewery, with Stomping Ground set to open their third venue there this coming summer. It's part of a revamp of the airport's offering designed to showcase Melbourne's food and drink scene.


Drink Easy – A New Breed Of Award

July 3rd, 2019 by James Smith

Central to the craft beer revolution has been a tearing up of rule books and challenging of norms. Now, a new awards competition covering beer, wine, cider, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks plans to do the same.

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