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Exit Australian Brewery. Enter Esker Beer Co

Exit Australian Brewery. Enter Esker Beer Co

The Australian Hotel & Brewery is entering a new era with the launch of Esker Beer Company. The new name and design was picked to better connect the longstanding brewery with their surrounds in Sydney's outer northwest.

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Vale Head Back To The Vale

September 29, 2022 by Matt King

After two months of trophy triumph here and on the global stage, Vale Brewing are heading back to the region from which they took their name. Ahead of tomorrow's opening, Matt King chatted to them about their taphouse in McLaren Vale.


The Spirit Of Oztoberfest

September 28, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Oktoberfest celebrations have long been a fixture in the beer calendar but 2022 has seen such events go into overdrive. We chatted to some of those behind the feast of fests to find out what they love about this time of year.


The Brewer Who Can See Flavour

September 27, 2022 by Mick Wust

When Ian Watson tastes beer, he sees colour. He has synaesthesia, and this condition shapes the way he tastes beer – and the way he brews it. We caught up with one of the country's most experienced brewers to find out more.


Who Brews Ursa Major Beer?

September 26, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Ursa Major is only visible in the Northern Hemisphere but the brewing company bearing the name brew their "otherworldly beer" in Australia. The founders are global brewers, who met in another city and still make beer from two bases.


Du Cane's Brewery & Dining Hall Launches In Launceston

September 24, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Launceston will have a brewpub of its own from this week as Du Cane Brewery & Dining Hall opens its doors. We chatted to founder Will Horan about what beer fans can expect from the space and his new partnership.


Who Brews Squinters Beers?

September 20, 2022 by Will Ziebell

A squinter is someone who lives in Western Sydney and drives into the city early morning looking at the sun, only to face the same fate on the way home. That reality has inspired Penrith's newest brewery, Squinters Brewing Co.


Brick Lane Join The B Corp Brigade

September 19, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Brick Lane Brewing have joined the tiny but growing number of Australian breweries with B Corp certification. The accreditation can only be achieved by businesses whose environmental and social actions meet a high standard.


The Collaborators: Deep Liquid's AI Recipe Designs

September 19, 2022 by Matt King

We live in an age of unlimited limiteds in which new releases are never-ending. Into this landscape steps Deep Liquid, an artificial intelligence program that aims to use customer feedback to help brewers design and brew better beer.


The Collaborators: South West Hops

September 14, 2022 by Will Ziebell

It's not just the brewing scene that's expanding apace in WA's South West – there's a growing number of local producers supplying brewers too. Among them is South West Hops, who significantly stepped up their output in 2022.

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