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All Hands Changes Hands

All Hands Brewing House claimed the Champion Brewpub title at the 2019 Indies. And now it's become the latest brewery to change hands with Signature adding it to a portfolio that includes TGI Fridays and Foresters in Brisbane.

February 24, 2020 by Will Ziebell


Mornington Peninsula’s New Old Brewery

January 20, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Less than eighteen months after selling the business to Tribe Breweries, Mornington Peninsula Brewery founder Matt Bebe is back where he started – and with a new brewery and distillery on the way too.


Unfinished Mead Business

January 17, 2020 by James Smith

Having moved from beer writing to brewing, Willie Simpson is planning another change of tack as he turns 70: a return to mead. And kayaking. And sourdough baking. And astronomy. And...


CUB Buy Balter

December 5, 2019 by James Smith

The rumours swirling around the beer industry have turned out to be based in reality as CUB today confirmed they've added Balter to a stable already containing the likes of Pirate Life and 4 Pines.


The Balter Sale: Analysis

December 5, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Following today's Balter sale to CUB, we spoke to an expert in the business of beer about the potential ramifications for the industry as the IBA puts out a statement about independence.


Winter's Still Coming

May 31, 2019 by Crafty Pint

Winter is traditionally the toughest time for brewers as sales slow. With competition already fierce and more brewing companies closing or selling, can we expect to see bloodshed? Or does the future remain bright?


Blizzard's Birthday Sale

April 17, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Blizzard Brewery's third birthday celebrations will likely bring mixed feelings for owner Mark Hubbard. Following serious health issues, he's decided to put the venue in the Victorian High Country up for sale.


Where Next For The Wig & Pen?

November 19, 2018 by Crafty Pint

In June 2019, Canberra's Wig & Pen will turn 25. But, following its owners decision to sell, it's likely a new chapter will be underway in the brewery's tale. We chatted to Lachie McOmish about his decision and hopes for the future.


The Gypsy Lifestyle

August 23, 2018 by Crafty Pint

As Barrow Boys winds down and West City Brewing makes a comeback under new ownership, we speak to three other brewers about the challenges facing gypsy/cuckoo/contract brewers in today's evolving beer world.


Barrow Boys Falls. West City Rises.

August 23, 2018 by Will Ziebell

One Melbourne based gypsy brewer is winding down operations as another makes a comeback. We find out more from Barrow Boys and the new owner of West City Brewing.

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