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Shut Up And Drink Your Dessert: Pastry Beers Part 1

Shut Up And Drink Your Dessert: Pastry Beers Part 1

Sweet, thick beers that taste like dessert used to be few and far between, but now it feels like they're everywhere. In the first of this two-part deep dive, we look at what pastry beers are, where they came from, and how they're made.

August 16, 2022 by Mick Wust


Watch The High County Hop Technical Symposium

April 13, 2022 by James Smith

Once the party was done and dusted on the Saturday of The High Country Hop, industry figures gathered for the Bintani Technical Symposium at Beechworth Town Hall. Now you can catch up on the presentations.


Biotransformation: Where Hops & Yeast Meet

March 30, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Many fans of hoppy beers will have enjoyed the fruits of Sam Bethune's labour from his days at Fixation. These days, he's with ingredients supplier Bintani where he's been experimenting ahead of the 2022 High Country Hop.


Ballarat Notches 50 Years Of Teaching Brewers

November 3, 2021 by Mick Wust

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first postgraduate brewing course offered in Ballarat - and there's no sign of the course slowing down. We chatted to a few of the key figures from the past half century about its past, present and future.


The Lager Renaissance

April 20, 2021 by Graham Frizzell

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?


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.

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