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Surfing A Rogue Wave

by Mark Tucker Mon May 2 2016

The beer choices along Victoria's Surf Coast are unrecognisable from a few years ago, with many of the beers appearing on tap and in fridges coming from breweries that call the region home. Among them is Aireys' Inlet's Rogue Wave.


Turning Wine Into Beer

by Matt King Wed Apr 27 2016

The rise of craft beer continues to win over converts. After years on the road taking guests to wineries around his home state of South Australia, Matt Berresford was bitten by the beer bug, as Matt King discovered when they hit the road.


Ocho's Online Brewery

by Bert Spinks Tue Apr 26 2016

The flurry of new brewing companies opening in Tasmania continues apace. Yet it's fair to say that Ocho stands out. Not just because it opened with a barrel-aged saison, but because its means of getting beer to punters is rather unusual.


Don't Be A Cult

by Crafty Pint Fri Apr 22 2016

The Crafty Pint's beer lover bonus scheme, The Crafty Cabal, has grown up a lot since first appearing late in 2015. In advance of its launch party, here's the lowdown on what it's become, what's on offer and how to get involved.


More Brew From The Boys

by Matt King Wed Apr 20 2016

One of South Australia's longer established microbreweries is expanding as it prepares to mark eight years in business. Brewboys is opening a second site in Adelaide's west as it looks to cope with increasing demand for its beers.


Being Pure

by Ross Lewis Tue Apr 19 2016

The most famous – and contested – beer law in the world turns 500 at the weekend. To mark the occasion, Ross Lewis spoke to one WA brewer who is a passionate believer in Reinheitsgebot and one Melburnian who certainly isn't.


Colonising the East

by Crafty Pint Fri Apr 15 2016

When asked to forecast five breweries to watch out for in 2016 for James Halliday's Wine Companion magazine, we included Colonial. The WA brewery has long had the potential to explode; its new Eastern outpost should see that happen.


Two Heads Are Better Than One

by Ruth Dawkins Tue Apr 12 2016

It took years for Ty Capaci to convert wife Amanda to the benefits of his home brew. But he did such a good job, they've now opened Double Head Brewing together, adding yet another microbrewery to the Tasmanian beer scene.


Kracking New Hops

by Ross Lewis Thu Apr 7 2016

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.


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