People & Culture

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People & Culture
Who Brews Tall Timbers Beers?

Fifty years on from Swan's aborted plans to build a brewery in Manjimup, a group of locals took over the building and created one themselves. We caught up with the team at Tall Timbers Brewing Co to find out more.

From Beer Blogger To Brewery Owner

Luke Robertson has enjoyed a variety of roles in the Australian beer industry: providing commentary, telling stories, and working closely with brewers through the IBA and Good Beer Week. Now he's off to run a brewery New Zealand.

Who Brews Shout Beers?

After years of talk, a few beers at the Bitter & Twisted festival saw four mates commit to starting a brewery. As they prepare to upgrade from their current home and open a brewpub, we caught up with the Shout team to find out more.

Who Brews Freshie Beers?

Much noise has been made about the craft beer hub that is Sydney's inner west, but the Northern Beaches are home to a growing number of local brewers too. We caught up with the founder of the newest: Freshwater Brewing.

Who Brews Avnge Beers?

From pumpkin beers in the US through street art in Darwin and Melbourne to combining his love of beer and art in one, James Isacsson has enjoyed a unique path into brewing. We caught up with him on the back of his first release.

Who Brews Little Rippa Beers?

The couple behind a long-established café in Mount Gambier are set to open a brewery and restaurant on their farm property as the home for Little Rippa Brewing. Matt King met up with them to find out more about the expanding operation.

Brew & A: Stingray

When you work in a bar or brewery, you may well impart a little of your personality onto the business. For Bodriggy's Stingray, however, he's gone rather further: his name is now that of their upstairs bar and an offshoot beer brand.

Who Brews Lake Mac Beers?

It started out as a money-saving hobby, became a rather more expensive one, and ultimately turned into part of the craft beer culture on the NSW coast between Sydney and Newcastle. We got in touch to find out who brews Lake Mac beers.

Who Brews For Kicks?

What does it look like when good beer marries good design? Get to know the husband and wife team behind Kicks Brewing in this instalment of our Who Brews...? series.

Brew & A: Steve Wearing

They might not brew hype beers or indeed be a hype brewery, but King Road Brewing Co have been quietly carving a fine reputation – and collecting trophies – in WA. We caught up with head brewer Steve Wearing to find out more.

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Podcast People: Crack The Ceiling

Crack the Ceiling is an Australian beer podcast run by two Americans with a wealth of experience and expertise in the local beer industry. We got in touch with Lindsy Greig and Tif Waldron to find out how they became podcasters.

Who Brews In Kalbarri?

The Finlay's name has an association with the WA coastal town of Kalbarri stretching back decades. These days, it's attached to a family-friendly brewery serving beers inspired by the region and a seafood driven menu.

Craft Beer Heroes: Adam Trippe-Smith

He started a GABS Hottest 100 winning brewery and two of the keg rental companies that drive the Aussie craft beer industry, but still Adam Trippe-Smith is unknown to many. We caught up with Adam to get his story.

Brew & A: Matt Cuthbert

He's brewed for many Australian brewing companies across three states, and has been at Revel since the Brisbane operation launched. Here, Matt Cuthbert traces his brewing career from high school to head brewer.

Who Brews Phat Beers?

Phat Brew Club joined WA's impressive beer industry this year but their origin goes back six years to when six mates got together to brew. We caught up with the team to find out more as part of our long-running Who Brews? series.

Who Brews South Yeast Beers?

South Yeast Brewing is a family affair that's also one of the latest breweries to call the New South Wales south coast home. As part of our long-running Who Brews series, we caught up with the twins behind the operation.

Who Brews Kick Back Beers?

Kick Back launched in the beachside town of Aldinga in the middle of winter, but the cold weather hasn't stopped them packing in guests since they opened. We caught up with one of South Australia's newest breweries to find out more.

Who Brews Smart Brothers Beers?

The Smart Brothers were born in England, but started brewing after moving to Australia. We chatted to them about their small batch operation on the Mornington Peninsula where they look to blend both their homes in one.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: beers.2.review

The latest in our series focusing on the best of Australia's Beerstagrammers returns to Victoria's Surf Coast, where Guy Southern chats to the mates behind @beers.2.review.

Who Brews Precinct Beers?

The Gold Coast's transformation into one of the country's most exciting craft beer hotspots has been little short of remarkable. We got in touch with the team at one of the region's freshest, Precinct Brewing in Miami.

Who Brews Dangerous Ales?

As they work on a major brewery expansion at their home in Milton, NSW, we caught up with Dangerous Ales founder and head brewer Damo Martin to find out how he went from big wave-chasing chef to brewery owner.

Who Brews Campus Beers?

After taking over a defunct brew-on-premise business in Canning Vale, a group of mates launched Campus Brewing earlier this year. We called in to taste some beers and chat about inspirations and future plans.

Who Brews Hudson Brewing Beers?

Hudson Brewing was launched late last year by a husband-and-wife team keen to bring local beer to their adopted community. We caught up with Richard Hudson to find out more about the brewery located in Brisbane's bayside.

Brew & A: Jum Ryan

Moving from Singapore and Hong Kong to brew in Alice Springs is one of the more unlikely moves you'll come across. Ahead of their tap takeover at Miss Moses as part of Good Beer Week, we chat to Jum Ryan, who swapped Little Creatures for the Red Centre.

Brew & A: Currumbin Valley Brewing

As GABS returns after a year of cancellations, we catch up with the duo behind the People's Choice winning beer from 2019, Smokey and Luke of Currumbin Valley Brewing.

Who Brews SixTwelve Beers?

SixTwelve Brewing was opened in late 2020 by husband and wife team Brad and Alle Reid. We got in touch to find out more about the brewpub operation for our long-running Who Brews...? series.

Who Brews & Distils In Nagambie?

Nagambie's a popular destination for Melburnians seeking a weekend away, best known for its impressive lake and surrounding wineries. For close to two years, it's become known as a spot for craft beer and spirits too.

Who Brews Working Title Beers?

As they complete their four-day, four-venue launch party, we caught up with the best mates behind Brisbane's Working Title Brewing Co for our Who Brews...? series.

Who Brews Rare Bird Beers?

They've known each other for 30 years and all brewed at home before joining forces to release beers commercially as Rare Bird Brewing. We got in touch with the tiny Hurstbridge operation to find out more.

Who Brews Bucketty's Beers?

They hoped to open a brewpub in their hometown of Bucketty's, but when council rejected their plans took the good times to Brookvale. We caught up with the man behind the Northern Beaches' newest brewpub.

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Behind Bars: The TapHouse Townsville

Some thought they'd have to put Great Northern on to survive. Nine hundred craft beers through their taps later, it looks like the TapHouse Townsville crew backed the right horse after all.

Who Brews Nice Guys Beers?

Melbourne is home to many suburban breweries with Richmond one that's played an essential role in the development in craft beer for decades. It's now home to Nice Guys, which brings a new aesthetic to the local beer scene.

Who Brews Impi Beers?

Impi Brewers' unique beers have been available around WA for a few years now. On the eve of the opening of their cellar door, we find out more about the South African-inspired family affair.

West Bestern: The Rise Of The Hopheads

The Hopheads story started in Melbourne's outer west but has been moving closer to the city ever since. Ahead of their third store opening in Yarraville, we caught up with the team to chat about the bottleshop 'n' bar's rise.

Behind Bars: Oldfield Cellars

Behind Bars is where we get in touch with retailers across Australia to find out what's hot with them and their customers, and get their insight on the evolving beer world. Here we chat to Central Coast legends Oldfield Cellars.

Brew & A: Ben from Ida Pruul

Westside Ale Works in South Melbourne always have a wide variety of beers pouring from their 30 taps. These days, they tend to include wild ales created on-site by Ben Sewell under the Ida Pruul banner.

Who Brews Shapeshifter Beers?

Shapeshifter launched in 2019 and have been finding fans across South Australia for their limited release hazy beers. We caught up with the brewing company's founders to ask them Who Brews Shapeshifter beers?

Who Brews Green Gully Beers?

The discovery of a beer he'd helped his dad bottle way back in 1976 sparked Luke Smith's love for brewing. These days, he's the man behind Phillip Island's Green Gully Brewing, producing beers from a farm shed around another job.

Brew & A: Chase Saraiva – Wildflower

COVID-19 hit during American brewer Chase Saraiva's two-month working holiday in Australia. He's turned the situation into a good one, however, now installed as head brewer at Wildflower working with fellow expat Topher Boehm.

Who Brews At Snapper Point?

Why do you brew? "​​I love drinking beer." We got in touch with the man behind tiny SA brewing company Snapper Point to find out why he decided to make the move from homebrewing to pro brewing.

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Who Brews The Hard Road Way?

Hard Road Brewing might have been a new name when they opened just before COVID-19 forced their brewpub doors to close. But the Bayswater team is far from new to beer, bringing together two existing Victorian operations.

Who Brews Moana Beers?

Two decades after first trying homebrewing, Mark Roberts decided to take the plunge and release beers commercially. Today, he's focused on his MPA, dedicated to the coastal lifestyle of his hometown of Moana.

Who Blends Sobremesa Beers?

At the end of 2020, Casey Grieve and Hannah McErlane released the first farmhouse style release as Sobremesa Fermentary & Blendery. We caught up with the couple to talk about their vision for the new brewing company.

Who Brews In Karratha?

It's one of the most remote breweries in Australia, but after surviving year one in good shape, the team at North West Brewing in Karratha are expanding and looking forward to sending beer outside the Pilbara.

Who Brews Straddie Beers?

Anyone who's visited North Stradbroke Island – or Straddie – will know it's a gem of a place. These days, it also has a brewing company producing beers inspired by its natural beauty. We got in touch to find out more.

A Beer World Legend Retires. Into A New Job

After more than three decades of brewing beer and teaching others how to, Peter Aldred decided to retire. It didn't last long, as he swapped the brewing courses of Federation Uni for the brew deck of new Ballarat brewpub Aunty Jacks.

Who Brews Bandolier Beers?

At the end of 2019, Bandolier Brewing opened the doors and gave the people of Warragul a brewery of their own. This year might not have turned out how they expected but those locals helped them survive two waves of COVID.

Who Brews As Springside Brewing?

A new baby birthed a new hobby. A new hobby attracted a new community. A new community led to a new brewing company. This is the story of Springside Brewing.

Who Brews As Manly Hops?

Many brewers want their beer distributed as far as possible. But if you want to drink Manly Hops' beers, you'll have to go to Manly. Here's the story of this exclusive brewing company making "bullshit-free beer".

Who Brews At 22 Paces?

The beer lovers of Tassie will be able to sample the first release from new brewing company 22 Paces this weekend. Dorian Broomhall caught up with co-owner Steve Tully to find out more.