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HPA Invest In Major New Pellet Plant

HPA Invest In Major New Pellet Plant

The country's largest hop grower is investing in a major pelleting plant in Victoria which will allow them to keep up with their expanding farm capacity. Hop Products Australia also believe it will provide more consistent hops for brewers.

August 25, 2022 by Will Ziebell


Brew & A: Nathan Munt

July 13, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Hazy IPAs, pastry stouts and imperial sours get a lot of attention but you're unlikely to find them in Victoria's King Valley. Instead, you'll find all manner of European styles pouring – and it's a good thing, since King River Brewing make them rather well.


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.


Fourteen Years Of Fresh Hop Beers

March 16, 2022 by Will Ziebell

The hop harvest is underway in Australia, which means fresh hop beers are on their way. One brewery has been brewing them longer than most: Bridge Road Brewers, so we chatted to co-owner Ben Kraus about 14 years of harvest ales.


Looking On The Bright Side

June 10, 2021 by Will Ziebell

It might not be the 15th birthday weekend they had planned, but the team at Bright Brewery have a lot to be cheerful about. We caught up with owner Scott Brandon to discuss the brewery's impressive history and what's around the corner.


Beer Travel: The High Country Breweries Pt 2

December 4, 2020 by Will Ziebell

In part two of our guide to the High Country breweries, we start off in Myrtleford before taking the long, winding and beer-soaked road back to Melbourne. Join us!


Beer Travel: The High Country Breweries Pt 1

November 12, 2020 by Will Ziebell

No less than eight months on from when we planned to run our post-bushfires guide to the High Country, and with COVID-19 seemingly under control, the rig of steel down, and the NSW border opening, it's finally time...


Billson's Brews From The Archives

July 10, 2019 by Will Ziebell

The new owners of a brewery with a history stretching back a century-and-a-half are bringing old beers back to life. Already Billson's have released an ale and a stout with origins in the late 19th century with more to follow.


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.


Bigger. Brighter.

February 26, 2018 by Jack Davis

It's been a big few weeks for Bright Brewery. One of the first breweries to open in the Victorian High Country opened a second production facility this month and, at the weekend, took out a Silver Award at the Australian Tourism Awards.

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