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The Collaborators: Wild Yeast Zoo

The Collaborators: Wild Yeast Zoo

Wild beers are the oldest form of brewing and still capture a certain romance. Stepping into that fray is Wild Yeast Zoo, a Newcastle-based venture that hopes to uncover new yeast strains of yeast and bring the public along for the journey.

October 27, 2022 by Will Ziebell


The Collaborators: Deep Liquid's AI Recipe Designs

September 19, 2022 by Matt King

We live in an age of unlimited limiteds in which new releases are never-ending. Into this landscape steps Deep Liquid, an artificial intelligence program that aims to use customer feedback to help brewers design and brew better beer.


The Collaborators: South West Hops

September 14, 2022 by Will Ziebell

It's not just the brewing scene that's expanding apace in WA's South West – there's a growing number of local producers supplying brewers too. Among them is South West Hops, who significantly stepped up their output in 2022.


The Collaborators: Chilled Solutions

September 7, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Chilled Solutions are dedicated to helping bartenders pour perfect pints but their essential role tends to be hidden from beer drinkers. We caught up with the founders of the small Melbourne business to find out why they launched and how they become the beer techs of choice for indie bars and breweries.


Hops 'n' Robbers

August 30, 2022 by Will Ziebell

It's not uncommon for brewpubs to have a stack of games for anyone looking to settle in but no there's a card game with breweries at its heart. We caught up with the creators of Hops ‘n’ Robbers to find out more.


Dean Can Draw – Bringing Crushed Cans To Life

July 14, 2022 by Mick Wust

To some, a crushed tinnie is a piece of rubbish ready to be recycled. To artist Dean Spinks, it's inspiration for a 30-hour photorealistic drawing.


The Collaborators: Freestyle Hops

June 29, 2022 by Will Ziebell

If you love limited release hazy beers, you might have spotted the name Freestyle Hops on a can from your favourite brewery. We caught up with the managing director of the NZ grower to find out what the Freestyle life is all about.


The Collaborators: Flavour Logic

June 22, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Taste is highly subjective but if you work in the beer industry or are passionate about beer, recognising off-flavours can be essential. Which is where sensory analyst Briony Leibich – AKA Flavour Logic – comes in.


The Collaborators: Mogwai Labs

May 5, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Wollongong and surrounds already have a vibrant local beer scene; now adding to its crafty credentials is a new liquid yeast manufacturer, Mogwai Labs. We spoke to founder Josh Allen about foraging yeast and his plans for the business.


An Alliance Forms In The South West

March 2, 2022 by Jono Outred

South West WA has long been home to one of Australia's most vibrant craft brewing scenes. And now many of the region's brewers have come together to form an Alliance with the aim of achieving even more as a collective.

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