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Pirate Life To Open South Melbourne Venue

Pirate Life To Open South Melbourne Venue

Pirate Life are opening a venue in South Melbourne next year. It will be Pirate Life's first home on Australia's east coast, located near the iconic South Melbourne Market, and is set to pour beers from their Port Adelaide home.

Yesterday by Will Ziebell


The Story Behind La Sirène's Recent Closure

Yesterday by James Smith

La Sirène have been locked out of their brewery and forced to close their bar indefinitely after traces of asbestos were found in buildings at the Melbourne Innovation Centre. They're unsure when they'll reopen with cleaning set to last into 2023.


Who Brews Cosmo Beers?

December 5, 2022 by Benedict "Benny" Kennedy-Cox

Brewing good beer isn't enough for the couple behind Cosmo Brewing. They want the Bathurst-based operation to be a force for good too. We got in touch for a chat about foraged fruit, community values, and serendipitous saison.


The Suburban Brew Open Their Second Taproom Today

December 2, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Adelaide's beer drinkers can walk into a new brewery built by familiar faces from today as The Suburban Brew open a second home in the 'burbs. Before they swung open the doors in Glynde, we got in touch for a chat.


Moon Dog Plan To Take Over Franco Cozzo Footscray

December 1, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Moon Dog plan to build a new home in Melbourne's most iconic furniture store, with the brewery submitting an application to redevelop Franco Cozzo in Footscray. We chatted with cofounder Karl van Buuren to find out more.


Brew & A: Carla Naismith

November 30, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Brewing isn't a career many chose while in school and, while Carla Naismith is no different, she soon discovered a passion for the industry she's never been able to shake. We invited Shapeshifter's senior brewer to join us for a Brew & A.


Going Green: The Common Good Company

November 29, 2022 by Mick Wust

What if every single thread of your beer merch was made from recycled cotton and recycled drink bottles? We caught up with The Common Good Company for a chat about their high quality apparel with a low impact on the planet.


Who Brews Little Giant beers?

November 28, 2022 by Mick Wust

An Aussie wine label making European-inspired beers in funky little bottles isn't something you see every day. So here's the story behind Little Giant beers in this Who Brews…? with a difference.


Sobremesa Scoop Top Beer At Drink Easy Awards 2022

November 25, 2022 by Will Ziebell

The small, family-run Sobremesa scored the top beer at the 2022 Drink Easy Awards, finishing third overall in the competition that features all forms of drinks. Brick Lane, Mismatch and Molly Rose all made the best beer list too.


Archer Touch Down In Newmarket

November 24, 2022 by Mick Wust

What better place for an aviation-themed brewery to set up home than inside a World War Two era hangar? After a turbulent few years, Archer Brewing are landing in Newmarket with a new brewery to call home.

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