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Aussie Beerstagrammers: Beer Australia

In the latest entry in our Aussie Beerstagrammers series, Guy Southern delves into the Instagram account and thoughts of the man behind Beer Australia.

Brew & A: Keegan Steinbacher

As they close in on ten years of beers, Eagle Bay have appointed a new head brewers as co-founder Nick D'Espeissis steps into a new role. We caught up with the new man for our Brew & A series.

Who Brews Hop & Clover Beers?

It started out as an impulse buy on Gumtree, led to a media buzz and is now taking shape as a brewery in Capertee. Mick Wust got in touch with Dave Henderson to find out more about Hop & Clover.

Beer Nuts: Kelly Whyte

Kelly Whyte has brought her brand of enthusiasm and passion for beer to the scenes in Melbourne and Perth over the past decade and more. So we got in touch to find out more for our Beer Nuts series.

Who Brews Burra Beers?

The local brewing industry in South Gippsland continues to grow, with Burra Brewing launching in Korumburra last August. We got in touch with the founder and head brewer to find out more.

Brew & A: Ken Friend

He went from homebrewing in the Air Force to trainee brewer to head brewer in just a year. Now settled in at the helm of 4 Hearts in Ipswich, we invited Ken Friend to be part of our Brew & A series.

Brew & A: Stu Grant

As he embarks on a new head brewer role with plans for more of his beers to be sent into the world, we invited Ocho founder Stu Grant to feature in our Brew & A series.

Podcast People: Aussie Beer Explorers

It was sparked over a few beers in a Melbourne pub and has turned into a podcast by two Daves chatting about beer. We got in touch with them, the Aussie Beer Explorers, for our Podcast People series.

Who Brews Homestead Beers?

Homestead Brewery have been pouring beers for thousands of visitors who pass through the home it shares with Mandoon Estate since 2014. As they look to expand across Perth, we caught up with their head brewer.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Brunswick Beer Collective

Paul from the Brunswick Beer Collective stars in this Aussie Beerstagrammer feature and offers up some fantastic advice and insight into the art of being a great Instagrammer.

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Who Brews Buttons Beers?

Inspired to turn their dream into reality by the birth of their first son, Josh and Cora Roberts launched Buttons Brewing last year. Now their cellar door is open in Ulverstone, we got in touch to find out more.

Brew & A: Hannah Honnef

She grew up helping her dad on the family winery before a trip to Germany sparked a passion for beer,leading Hannah Hontef to build a brewery at Ocean View Estates. We dropped in to find out more.

Oscar & Glenn: Rocker, Skater, Brewers

In 2012, two brewing companies launched in Sydney's inner west, both brewing beers on the same kit. Among the founders were a frontman in a rock band and a skater. We caught up with them seven years on.

Who Brews With Sea Legs?

He was studying in Colorado as it was experiencing its craft beer boom so now, years later and on the other side of the world, Jon Fuchs has persuaded his mates to join him to become part of the Brisbane boom.

Who Brews South Fremantle Beers?

It started out as a bunch of mates brewing together at weekends, turned into a mission to get beer on tap in their favourite bars and eventually become South Fremantle Brewing. As they launch their first can, we find out more...

Brew & A: Mick O'Rance

Sunday Road are soon to open the doors of their brewery in Sydney's south. As the day nears, we chatted to their new head brewer, Mick O'Rance, who's taken a colourful route through beer, working for breweries big and small.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Beer Thread

For our first Aussie Beerstagrammers feature of 2019, Guy Southern got in touch with the man behind the Beer Thread Facebook group to find out more about his approach to beer photography.

Beer Nuts: Deb Lieu

They're up there as one of the most unusual and inspired ideas in the local beer world: beer-themed cookies and desserts. We chatted to the woman behind them, Deb Lieu, for our Beer Nuts series.

Craft Beer Heroes: Marty Keetels

He announced his intentions in the most comically unlikely of manners and has gone on to create one of the country's leading beer festivals while helping build Brisbane's beer community. So we invited Marty Keetels to tell us more.

Who Brews One Drop Beers?

Botany's postcode is 2019 and it looks like 2019 could be the year of Botany beer after One Drop Brewing Co opened its doors. We caught up with the reggae-loving foursome behind Sydney's newest brewery for our Who Brews...? series.

Brew & A: Jack Beavis of Woolshed Brewery

There's few breweries in Australia with as picturesque a location as Woolshed in SA's Riverland region. At the helm for most of its existence has been Jack Beavis, a local lad who returned to Renmark to follow his brewing dream.

Beer Nuts: Ode To The Road

Oh, to hit the road with the end game being just that: the road. The couple behind Ode To The Road, Erin and Carmel, have been touring Australia more than a year, sampling as many breweries as possible – growlers and dog in tow.

Brew & A: Jack Purser

Indian Ocean Brewing Co, found in a marina on Perth's northern fringe, is a much-changed brewery from three years ago. Much of that is down to head brewer Jack Purser, so we decided to find out more about him.

Who Brews Styx Beers?

Styx is one of the smallest and newest breweries in New South Wales, brewing out of an old coal testing shed in Newcastle. We got in touch with the team there to find out more about them for our Who Brews...? series.

Brewed For Brendale

When we ran our Best New Queensland Beers Of 2018 feature, there was an honourable mention for a tiny brewery in Brisbane's northern suburbs. We soaked up the welcoming locals vibe at Brendale Brewing Co to find out more.

Beer Nuts: Dave Croft

Dave Croft is a man who likes to travel for beer. While many beer geeks make outrageous detours to drink beer from the source, Dave is truly a persistent pilgrim. We caught up with him to find out how it all started and how he plans to spend his 40th.

The Incubators: Batch Brewing

As they prepare to turn five, we look at how Batch has acted as an incubator for so much talent in and around the Sydney beer scene through the eyes of its founders and those who've worked there over the years.

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.

Who Brews Mephisto Beers?

It's been a while now since we first spoke to Pete Wellington of Mephisto as part of a look at the next wave of SA brewers. Now, with his beers a regular fixture at indie venues in Adelaide, we went back to find out more.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Beers In The Sun

Summer's here so it must be time for beers in the sun. Or, more accurately, Beers In The Sun, the unique Instagram account featuring illustrations of Aussie beer cans.

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Who Brews One Barrel Beers?

He's worked in the military, the wine industry, been a private investigator and driven trucks around the country. Now, the Too Many Zooz-loving Mark Prior is focused on his beer operation, One Barrel Brewing.

Beer Nuts: Haydz Sam

One of the more familiar – and unforgettable – faces around the Melbourne beer scene belongs to Haydz Sam. We chatted to him about beer Big and small, inspirations, dream beers and four blankets' worth of t-shirts.

Who Brews Forktree Beers?

It turns out turning an old shearing shed into a brewery can take a fair old while. But with all approvals finally signed off this month and guests now welcome at Forktree Brewery, we got in touch with founder Ben Hatcher to find out more.

Craft Beer Heroes: Newstead, The Mill & Brewski At 5

Three of the key players in Brisbane's burgeoning beer scene in recent years all turn five as 2018 draws to a close. We caught up with the founders of Newstead Brewing, The Mill and Brewski to look back, forward and ask who'd win in a fight.

Who Brews Left Barrel Beers?

Brad Bown is on a mission to bring more farmhouse style beers to the Australian beer scene from his brewery home in the Adelaide Hills. Matt King caught up with him to find out more for our Who Brews...? series.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Slybeer

As Sydney Beer Week 2018 heads into its final weekend, Guy Southern puts the focus on one of the city's best Beerstagrammers for the latest in his series. This time around, it's slybeer AKA Jakkii Musgrave, in the hot seat.

Podcast People: Sessionable

Sessionable is one of the longest running beer podcasts in Australia, hosted by a team of Sydney based beer lovers and movers and shakers. Ahead of their events at Sydney Beer Week, we fired them some questions to find out more.

Craft Beer Heroes: Chicks With Ales

At this year's Beeries, the Gold Beery for Best Community Contributor went to Chicks With Ales, a group for beer loving women. We caught up with brewer, microbiologist and former pro basketballer Kerry Claydon to find out more.

Who Brews Heroes & Villains?

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.

Who Brews Bucket Beers?

They're bringing local beer to the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, brew in an old powerstation overlooking a river and their name has one heck of a convoluted backstory involving kids and dogs. Meet Bucket Brewery.

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Behind Bars: Hopheads

Back in the early days of The Crafty Pint, Adrian Chong was one of the keenest beer lovers we'd see at events across Melbourne. Since then, he's opened craft beer bars in Malaysia and recently added a second Hopheads in Melbourne's west.

Brew & A: The Gold Coast Pioneers

Long before the Gold Coast became a hotbed of world class beer, a couple with young kids jacked in their jobs and built a brewery there. Eleven years on, we got back to the beginning and beyond with Peta and Brennan of Burleigh Brewing.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Blue Doors

For the second in our series focusing on Australia's most avid and creative beer-focused Instagram accounts, Guy Southern chats to Bryn Price, the photographer behind Blue Doors.

Brew & A: Joel Nash of Innate Brewers

Innate Brewers has been quietly building a reputation and amassing silverware from its cosy brewery in Spearwood, WA. Now they've expanded their original kit, we chatted to brewer Joel Nash to find out more.

Behind Bars: Cambrian Hotel

Bendigo's Cambrian Hotel is a fine example of how to embrace the modern beer world without losing touch with heritage, combining good local beer with good food and warm hospitality in a pub altered little from its gold rush origins.

Brew & A: Andrew Robson of The Lord

He first learned about beer at his dad's legendary homebrew store and, after filling in where needed, rose to become head brewer at The Lord. On the back of his recent trophy win, we invited Andrew Robson to be part of our Brew & A series.

Behind Bars: The Hive Bar

The Hive Bar has been keeping things local and crafty in Sydney's Inner West longer than most. It makes co-owner Adam Parker well placed to comment on the rapidly changing scene there as the number of breweries continues to grow.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Sips & Sessions

Instagram has quickly become a focal point for many in the beer world keen to share their adventures and passions. So we're kicking off a new series featuring some of the country's most avid Beerstagrammers.

Who Brews As The Rogue Scholar?

It was experiencing his first real ale in the UK that started Adam Hardy on a mission that led to the launch of Rogue Scholar. As his brewing company turns two, we find out more for our Who Brews...? series.

Who Brews Baffle Beers?

Since 2015, Baffle Creek has been introducing the people of rural Queensland to German style lagers as well as rather less traditional ales. We spoke to the German couple behind the brewery for our Who Brews...? series.