A spontaneously fermented beer won Champion Australian Beer at this year's AIBAs, and a number of Australian brewers are creating beers inspired by the lambics of Belgium. In The Wild Ones, we join them down the rabbit hole.
In his ongoing mission to find out what makes a great boozer great, Luke Robertson moves from the doorway to the bar, heading back in time to Pompeii and back again to the modern era of polished timber and glazed lava.
What makes a great boozer great? In a unique new series, award-winning beer writer and podcaster Luke Robertson sets out to find the answer, breaking down the experience of going out in Australia in the company of experts.
In the relatively short period since we ran our first Crafty Crawl guide on Footscray and surrounds, things have developed apace. Here, Luke Robertson takes us on a tour of his home turf to bring things up to date.
The beer scene in Melbourne's west – and the country's cluster of barrel-ageing and blending specialists – is set to grow again this week with the launch of Black Arts. Luke Robertson called in.
Earlier this year Asahi Premium Beverages, formerly known as Independent Distillers, bought the Cricketers Arms Lager brand and it became the basis for an attempt to enter the growing craft beer market. Now they are solidifying their plans with two new beers: an IPA and a mid-strength Lager called M…