News & Feature Stories

Space Yeast, Rare Fruit & Roving Coolships

Dozens of international breweries send their beers to Australia, but there's only one we know of using yeast harvested at 70,000 feet and a roving coolship. Will Ziebell chatted to the man behind Lanikai's Hawaiian beers to find out more.

November 27th, 2019 by Will Ziebell


Sailing On A Black Flag

November 26th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

When the 75th Sydney To Hobart Yacht Race takes place this summer, the local beer world will have skin in the game. Gold Coast brewery Black Hops are sponsoring 114-year-old spinnaker Katwincher.


Founders First Continue To Accelerate

November 25th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Founders First, the "craft accelerator" that started out with an investment in Jetty Road, today they'll announced they're adding SA beverage company Sparkke to their portfolio, continuing a frantic burst of activity ahead of their IPO.


Gage Roads: Fifteen & Fizzing At The Bung

November 22nd, 2019 by Guy Southern

Since pouring their first beer fifteen years ago – a lager they're reinventing for the occasion – Gage Roads have carved out a unique path. Here, Guy Southern joins the WA brewery's "entwined peers" for a trip back in time.


Crafty Crawls: Adelaide's Small Bars

November 21st, 2019 by Matt King

They may not offer bars lined with taps – or lengthy bottle and can lists – but, since a 2013 law change opened the door for them, many of Adelaide's small bars have been leading the way with craft beer, with enthusiastic staff serving well curated offerings.


BrewDog Brisbane Opens

November 21st, 2019 by Will Ziebell

BrewDog's long-mooted DogTap venue finally opened today with the Scottish brewing company pledging to donate all earnings from their first day to bushfire relief as the Queensland State Government launched two new ventures too.


Insect The Unexpected

November 19th, 2019 by Mick Wust

Craft breweries are no strangers to innovation. But BentSpoke Brewing have arguably set a new standard by making a beer with local yeast, a hangover relief drink, crickets and fly larvae.


Beer Nuts: The Indies Lovers

November 19th, 2019 by Marie Claire Jarratt

We've featured some impressively keen beer lovers in our Beer Nuts series over the years, but never any quite like Jess and Locky. Marie Claire Jarratt got in touch with the couple who got engaged onstage at indie beer's biggest night.


Wildflower Top The First Drink Easy Awards

November 19th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

A beer from Wildflower has been voted Best Drink In Australia at the inaugural Drink Easy awards. It was judged the finest entry from around 1,250 entries spanning beer, cider, wine, spirits and soft drinks.


From The Country To The City

November 18th, 2019 by Philip Goslin

It's challenging gaining a foothold in Melbourne for any brewer or small producer these days, and it's tougher still if you're based in the regions. New venture FROM the Collective hopes to change that by bringing the country to Carlton.

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