News & Feature Stories

Melbourne Goes Into Lockdown Again

Victoria's Premier Daniel Andrews has announced Melbourne will face its second lockdown. The return to stage 3 conditions sees all pubs, bars and brewery venues closed for six weeks with potentially devastating consequences.

July 7, 2020 by Will Ziebell


Postcards from the Edge No.43: Open & Shut Case

July 6, 2020 by Will Ziebell

It's a scenario all venue owners have feared since Australia started to move towards reopening: a second lockdown. And it came to Ascot Vale on the day Jimmy's Tap & Barrel was set to open for the first time since March.


Craft: What Does It Mean & Does It Matter?

July 3, 2020 by Will Ziebell

The debate is almost as old as craft beer itself: just what does "craft" mean? British beer writer Pete Brown spent lockdown writing a book examining the term and arguing that it remains absolutely essential.


Who Brews Golden Hills Beers?

July 2, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Golden Hills make golden (and many other coloured) beer from a small brewpub in Diamond Creek and were ready to launch just as Australia closed down. We caught up with the team to find out Who Brews...? Golden Hills beers and ask what it was like opening during a nation-wide lockdown.


High Sobriety

July 1, 2020 by Crafty Pint

As Dry July kicks off, we look at the rise of alcohol-free beers: how a new yeast strain is helping brewers create them affordably, the challenges involved in brewing them, and the opportunities that lie ahead.


Postcards from the Edge No.42: Good Beer Still Helps

June 30, 2020 by Will Ziebell

The campaign to provide four-packs of indie beer to thousands of essential workers has entered a new stage with mixed A Good Beer Always Helps packs now hitting BWS and Dan Murphy's stores across the country.


Range To Set Up Home In Abbotsford

June 30, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Melburnian fans of Range Brewing's much-hyped beers are in for a treat: they're opening a 16-tap venue in Abbotsford later in the year.


Postcards from the Edge No.41: Let There Be Gin

June 29, 2020 by Mick Wust

In the space of a few months, Lee McAlister-Smiley, founder of Brisbane's White Lies Brewing, has gone from having no idea how to make hand sanitiser to producing wasabi gin alongside his beers.


Postcards from the Edge No.40: All Change, Please!

June 26, 2020 by James Smith

One of Melbourne's best-loved pubs reopens today. The Terminus changed ownership before COVID hit and the pandemic gave the new team the chance to bring forward planned renovations.


Ten BADASS Years Of Badlands

June 25, 2020 by Crafty Pint

Ten years on from quitting his corporate job to start a brewery in Orange, Jon Shiner has released a unique series of beers under the BADASS banner. We caught up with him to find out more about a decade of doing it his way.

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