Articles by Judd Owen

Going Green: Trash To Treasure

Going Green: Trash To Treasure

Each year, Australia wastes a gargantuan amount of food. But breweries across the country are finding ways to try reduce this waste and, in the process, are building further value into our agricultural system.

May 4, 2021 by Judd Owen


Who Brews Working Title Beers?

April 16, 2021 by Judd Owen

As they complete their four-day, four-venue launch party, we caught up with the best mates behind Brisbane's Working Title Brewing Co for our Who Brews...? series.


The Story Of: Korben

March 24, 2021 by Judd Owen

For many people, Riverside's 777 was their first taste of a quality – and fresh – West Coast style double IPA in Australia. Its successor is Akasha's Korben (née D), which keeps growing in popularity. We traced its history with the man behind it.


Brew & A: Chase Saraiva – Wildflower

February 10, 2021 by Judd Owen

COVID-19 hit during American brewer Chase Saraiva's two-month working holiday in Australia. He's turned the situation into a good one, however, now installed as head brewer at Wildflower working with fellow expat Topher Boehm.


2020: The Year In Beer – NSW

December 22, 2020 by Judd Owen

Great beers, standout moments and horrific, unnecessary analogies... Judd Owen casts an eye over the year in beer in New South Wales.


Who Brews Common Ground Beers?

September 15, 2020 by Judd Owen

In 2019, Aether Brewing co-founders Jimmy Young and Dave Ward decided to go their separate ways. The former can now be found at the helm of Common Ground Brewing, located in the former Aether brewpub in Milton.


Wildflower: Time Is On Our Side

August 5, 2020 by Judd Owen

Sydney's Wildflower Brewing & Blending didn't wait for March 23 to close their venue. Instead they set about using the shutdown to recharge batteries and expanding their operation into a newly acquired warehouse.


Who Brews In The Slow Lane?

June 9, 2020 by Judd Owen

While living in the US, Alex Jarman quit the corporate life to start working at San Francisco breweries. Now he and wife Yvonne are making yeast-driven European ales at a small brewery around the corner from One Drop in Botany.


Drink Up – Bushfire Relief's Global Brew

March 5, 2020 by Judd Owen

Well over 200 breweries across the planet have brewed a version of the Australian Resilience Beer in support of bushfire relief. Judd Owen spoke to those involved here and overseas – while lending a hand with one of them too.


Who Brews Sausage Queen Beers?

March 2, 2020 by Judd Owen

Killer snags, boss beers and mid-period Madonna... Judd Owen caught up with Chrissy Flanagan, the self-anointed Sausage Queen of Australia who also runs a brewing company of the same name (and a record label for good measure).

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