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The Collaborators: Kracking New Hops

Three years ago, Britt and Colin Butler knew next to nothing about hops. Now, as new owners of Hopswest in Albany, they're expanding their hop farm and providing new ingredients to local brewers, including the hybrid Kracanup.

April 7, 2016 by Ross Lewis


The Collaborators: Where There's Hope, There's Hops

March 15, 2016 by Pia Poynton

An American couple who have been growing hops for their home brew for years have launched a hop farm in Margaret River. Karridale Hop Farm has enjoyed a successful first harvest and is looking to bring an old variety back to life.


The Collaborators: Getting A Handle On The Beer World

February 15, 2016 by Ross Lewis

It's not just brewers and those that sell their beer that are thriving as the craft beer industry grows; others are sharing in the success. One WA firm has a fast-growing division that has small brewers to thank for its existence.


The Collaborators: A Glimmer Of Hops

February 1, 2016 by Matt King

With hops in ever greater demand and supply shortages increasingly common, a South Australian is hoping to bring hop farming back to the Adelaide Hills. Matt King caught up with Stuart Binnion as he prepares for his first harvest.


The Collaborators: Barellan Along As One

October 1, 2015 by Glen Humphries

Hops tend to grab most of the glory in today's beer world, yet barley is beer's backbone. And barley is the star of one rural community's beer, a brew celebrating local Barellan farmers.


The Collaborators: Love Handles

January 23, 2015 by Crafty Pint

A former circus and sideshow performer, roller derby coach and ceramicist has started creating custom tap handles for Australian craft breweries.

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