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Beer Swag Day Is Back!

Beer Swag Day was a day of celebration that ran as part of the Keeping Local Alive campaign in the early weeks of the national lockdown. And now it's back – on the anniversary of the lockdown so we can mark that dark day with a smile.

Today by James Smith


Brunswick's Booze-Free Bar

February 25, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Alcohol-free alternatives to beer, wine and spirits have come a long way in recent times and soon Melburnians will have a dedicated space to try those offerings in. We got in touch with the Brunswick Aces team to find out more.


Doors To Dunnies Part I: Let Me In

February 24, 2021 by Luke Robertson

What makes a great boozer great? In a unique new series, award-winning beer writer and podcaster Luke Robertson sets out to find the answer, breaking down the experience of going out in Australia in the company of experts.


Tell 'Em Benny Sent Ya

February 23, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

How does joining an award-winning comedy writer attempting to channel Anthony Bourdain on a tour of breweries (and beaches, big things, and kebab shops) sound? We caught up with the man behind new web series Benny Sent Ya.


Who Brews Shapeshifter Beers?

February 22, 2021 by Will Ziebell

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?


The Big Issue: The Future Of Beer Fests II

February 18, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Six months ago, we asked what beer festivals might look like in the new COVID-altered landscape. As events start to make their comeback, we revisited the topic to see what else has been learned and what might lie ahead.


Come With Us!

February 18, 2021 by Crafty Pint

Reaching our audience via social media platforms has been getting ever harder, so we've been working on new, quick read e-bulletins. With Facebook now blocking Aussie news sites, we're asking you to sign up ahead of next month's launch.


How's The Serenity Of Speed?

February 17, 2021 by James Smith

Readers will know Corinna Steeb and Frank Samson through the beers of Prancing Pony, but it's only one of their passions. They met through a shared love of motorbikes and next month Corinna will attempt to break her own land speed record.


Who Brews Green Gully Beers?

February 16, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

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.


Hops Without Borders

February 15, 2021 by James Smith

In a normal year, brewers and other beer industry people would be preparing to visit the Southern Hemisphere's hop farms for harvest. It's not a normal year, however, leading Hop Products Australia to invite guests to join them online.

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