A freelance writer and long-time fan of brewpubs, Maddison has benefited greatly from Melbourne's growing interest in sour beers. She can be found on Instagram but has yet to figure out how Twitter works.
The beer(s) or moment(s) that turned you on to good beer:
The limited edition coffee and vanilla bean porter at Twin Sails in Vancouver, Canada. By the time I went back to pick up a case, they'd sold out. I've been searching for a dark beer that can hold a candle to this one ever since.
You've got three beers to turn someone else onto good beer; what are they and why?
If I can get Twin Sails to acknowledge my weekly emails and brew another batch of their porter, that one for sure.
Additionally, Burnley Brewing's Mango IPA and Holgate's Hop Tart.
The last beer you enjoyed:
A dry hop sour at Molly Rose Brewing.
When we first ran a Crafty Crawl guide to Richmond it was paired with Abbotsford. Such has been the growth of crafty offerings in both, we've now split them into two. Here's Richmond, with Abbotsford to follow.
It started in 2014 in the UK, when Jason Cameron saw there was no good Aussie beer on offer. He set about remedying the situation, then bringing beers the other way, and now has opened Near & Far to showcase them all in Fitzroy.
It's been a few years since we first ran a guide to the best spots to find good beer along and around Melbourne's Chapel Street and much has changed. So, here's a new one to help you navigate the busy strip.
Childhood friends Danny Perera and Amila Mendis fell in love with Melbourne's craft beer scene after moving from Sri Lanka. They started homebrewing together and have now opened Two Rupees, a brewpub in Clayton.
Maddison Capuano / August 30, 2019
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