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Brew & A: Ash Hazell

He started homebrewing at 17 before cleaning kegs at Little Creatures followed by a stint with Barrow Boys led to the head brewer role at one of the biggest craft breweries in the land. Here's Ash Hazell to tell us more.

April 22, 2020 by Will Ziebell


Confusion Deposit Scheme

November 27, 2017 by Will Ziebell

New legislation designed to tackle litter in New South Wales is set to go live this Friday. Yet there are serious and growing concerns throughout the craft beer industry that the scheme is flawed and is set to affect small brewers disproportionately.


Bombers Beer

August 21, 2017 by Will Ziebell

At the start of a big week for the club, Essendon has just lined up an end of season treat for its fans. Players were on hand at Colonial's brewery today to help package Bombers Beer, now available in cans decorated in the club's iconic colours.


Best Beers of 2017 – So Far

July 17, 2017 by Crafty Pint

With so many new releases hitting taps and fridges every week, it can be hard to keep up. So here's a mid-year refresher featuring the thoughts of 40 beer writers, educators and venue operators on the best of 2017 so far.


A Sporting Chance?

June 20, 2017 by Will Ziebell

If you were to name one facet of Australian life small breweries are least likely to crack in a hurry, the nation's sporting citadels would be up there. But, asks Will Ziebell, do small wins here and overseas suggest there's hope?


Aussie Exports: Gerad Giles

March 30, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Aussie Exports is a series in which we check in on Australians doing cool things in beer overseas. Here, we head to British Columbia where former Esperance inhabitant Gerad Giles is working for BNA Brewing.


The Big Issue: The Canned Wagon Pt II

February 2, 2017 by Marie Claire Jarratt

Earlier in the week, we looked at the history and recent renaissance of cans in the beer world. Today, in part two of her Big Issue feature, Marie Claire Jarratt delves deeper with a panel of experts.


The Nowhere Men

November 11, 2016 by Pia Poynton

WA Beer Week will offer drinkers the first chance to sample a beer featuring Nowhere Man, a forthcoming brewpub from local beer guy Reece Wheadon and ex Monk and Colonial brewer Paul Wyman. Pia Poynton caught up with the pair.


Arts & Craft

August 15, 2016 by Kerry McBride

The link between beer and art has never been stronger than it is today. Kerry McBride speaks to three breweries from Australia and overseas in order to explore how a label can be so much more than just a label.


Surfing The South West's Breweries

May 18, 2016 by Ross Lewis

Julian Lelah and his surfing buddies used to love nothing more than touring Margaret River's breweries after a morning catching waves. Now he's turned the tours they used to do for fun into a business, launching the region's only beer only tour company.

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