Melbourne's west is enjoying a boom in both brewing and beer venues. West City Brewing is, for now, a gypsy operation that has been enjoying success with its hoppy Footscray Ale and hopes to open a place in the west soon.
If there's a general theme to events in the lead up to International Beer Day, it would be one of love, community and sharing. That or IPAs, hot dogs and free beer...
We're back in Perth for our latest Crafty Crawl, this time checking out crafty delights – both old and new, big and small – in Mt Lawley and Northbridge. Guy Southern is the man guiding you on this leisurely downhill saunter.
From brewing braggot in Beechworth to starting her own brewery in Newfoundland, it's clear that Nardia McGrath's enjoying life to the full. With Pig & Pepper Brewing set to open, we caught up with her for our Aussie Exports series.
If there's one brewery above all others that won't be struggling to keep its beers chilled this winter it's Blizzard. "Australia's highest brewery" opened in the Victorian alps in March, brewing next to a Dinner Plain ski lift.
The first two beers in this series looked at quirky contemporary cult favourites. So, for the third entry, we thought we'd do something different and look at a beer that's done as much as any to change Aussie beer culture: Little Creatures Pale Ale.
It's been a busy fortnight since our last Cabal update, including the brewing of the very first Crafty Cabale with the legends at The Wheaty in Adelaide. We've got plenty of winners to announce as well as some forthcoming goodies.
In the second leg of a leisurely trip through some of New Zealand's lesser known North Island breweries, Nick Oscilowski heads towards the west coast and discovers something old and something new...
While there's much talk of craft beer booming across Australia, what of the Top End? As Bert Spinks discovers, the microbrewing industry there has just doubled in size. OK, so that still means there's just two, but they're beery and boisterous.