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Beer Garden Brews

After a career in the mines, the Butterworths moved to Port Lincoln with their kids for a seachange. They took over a mothballed bakery and now the grain deliveries are flowing again to fill the mash tun at Beer Garden Brewing.

December 17, 2018 by Alexis Buxton-Collins


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.


From The Pacific To The Forest

October 29, 2018 by Crafty Pint

The man who created the most successful Aussie craft beer of the past decade has been back on the tools. Stone & Wood co-founder Brad Rogers has returned to hands-on brewing with the launch of the new farmhouse range Forest For The Trees.


The Winemaker, The Chef & The Brewer

October 8, 2018 by Matt King

Victor's Place is a brewery, winery and kitchen that represents the realisation of a dream for three mates. Matt King called into the rustic McLaren Vale venue to catch up with one of the owners to find out more.


Who Brews Heroes & Villains?

October 2, 2018 by Guy Southern

Inspired by Queens Of The Stone Age, long-term homebrewer and erstwhile salesy Shannon Mizen has launched Heroes and Villains on a brewery out the back of a Swan Valley winery. Guy Southern got in touch to find out more.


The Big Issue: Ownership Revisited III

August 27, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Close to 100 brewing companies have licensed the IBA's independence seal since its launch in May. We contacted the US Brewers Association, whose campaign inspired it, to find out how they are driving the message in the States.


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.


Crafty Crawls: Bendigo

August 23, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Bendigo has come a long way on the beer front in recent years with a growing number of good beer venues, a brewery and festivals including the unique walking affair that is the annual Bendigo on the Hop.


The Business Of Beer: Where To From Here?

August 16, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The acquisitions of Matso's and Mornington Peninsula Brewery by Gage Roads and Tribe Breweries respectively suggest an industry entering an era of consolidation. We asked a specialist in the business of beer what recent moves could mean.

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