beer education

The Lager Renaissance

The Lager Renaissance

Once shunned by many in the craft beer world, lagers are enjoying something of a quiet renaissance. Graham Frizzell takes a look at why, and asks what makes a great lager for the discerning contemporary drinker?

April 20, 2021 by Graham Frizzell


A Day In The Life Of: A Technical Brewer

April 7, 2021 by James Smith

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.


Meet The Hop Doctor

April 30, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Dr Tom Shellhammer is a world-leading expert in hop chemistry helping brewers understand how better to use hops. We caught up with him in Tasmania as he gives a series of talks in Australia.


Kveik – Something Borrowed, Something True Blue

March 4, 2019 by Mick Wust

In part one of this mini-series, Mick Wust took a journey into the history of Norwegian "super-yeast" kveik. Here, he speaks to some of the early adopters in Australia to find out more about its unique appeal.


Kveik – Something Old, Something New

February 28, 2019 by Mick Wust

There's a new yeast in town. Actually, it's not new at all, but it is extraordinary. Here, Mick Wust delves into the romantic history of Norwegian kveik before speaking to Australian brewers and bar owners who've fallen for its charms.


Drink Smarter

February 13, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Two years on from their launch, the University of Melbourne's courses focusing on beer and brewing have been completed by hundreds, with some students already securing work. University alumnus Will Ziebell returned to the scene.


Advancing Beer Education

October 1, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Matt Marinich has been one of the leaders when it comes to education in the Australian beer world for years. And this month, he's become an Advanced Cicerone, the first in Australia – and, indeed, the Southern Hemisphere.


Keg Bottle Can: A New Guide To Aussie Beer

July 27, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Local beer lovers are in for a treat in the coming weeks as two new books are released in the lead up to Father's Day. One of them comes from Luke Robertson, founder of the Ale Of A Time blog and podcast, beer writer, host and more.


A Day In The Life Of: A Beer Judge

April 20, 2017 by Nick Oscilowski

Next month sees brewers and beer experts from across the globe gather in Melbourne for the Australian International Beer Awards. But what goes into being a beer judge? Is it the best job in the world. Nick O find out.


On Vocation

September 12, 2016 by Nick Oscilowski

Despite the rapid growth of the beer industry, the number of courses designed to train and educate brewers has remained few. Now, a new one is to launch in NSW under the stewardship of Neal Cameron.

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