Articles by Ben Hopkins

Brew & A: Matt Cuthbert

Brew & A: Matt Cuthbert

He's brewed for many Australian brewing companies across three states, and has been at Revel since the Brisbane operation launched. Here, Matt Cuthbert traces his brewing career from high school to head brewer.

July 23, 2021 by Ben Hopkins


No Gluten. All Gold

July 18, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

One of the most eye-catching moments at the 2021 AIBAs was O'Brien Beer's six golds in the Specialty category. We chatted to the founder of the GF beer pioneers as they come to the end of an equity crowdfunding campaign.


Who Brews South Yeast Beers?

July 5, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

South Yeast Brewing is a family affair that's also one of the latest breweries to call the New South Wales south coast home. As part of our long-running Who Brews series, we caught up with the twins behind the operation.


Who Brews Smart Brothers Beers?

June 21, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

The Smart Brothers were born in England, but started brewing after moving to Australia. We chatted to them about their small batch operation on the Mornington Peninsula where they look to blend both their homes in one.


Who Brews Precinct Beers?

June 14, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

The Gold Coast's transformation into one of the country's most exciting craft beer hotspots has been little short of remarkable. We got in touch with the team at one of the region's freshest, Precinct Brewing in Miami.


The Collaborators: Good Ale Forever

May 11, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Eden Brewery have always supported good causes since launching in 2017. These days, that work includes Good Ale, a pale ale launched in partnership with Forever Projects that sends funds to help families in need in Tanzania.


Brew & A: Currumbin Valley Brewing

May 7, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

As GABS returns after a year of cancellations, we catch up with the duo behind the People's Choice winning beer from 2019, Smokey and Luke of Currumbin Valley Brewing.


Who Brews SixTwelve Beers?

May 4, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

SixTwelve Brewing was opened in late 2020 by husband and wife team Brad and Alle Reid. We got in touch to find out more about the brewpub operation for our long-running Who Brews...? series.


Ramblers Bring Brewing Back To Hawthorn

April 29, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Hawthorn is a Melbourne suburb that boasts an early claim to craft beer but in recent years it hasn't seen the same spread of local breweries compared to many other inner-city neighbourhoods. Ramblers Ale Works are set to change that when they open the doors next month and we caught up with the two Bens behind the brewery to find out more.


Who Brews & Distils In Nagambie?

April 27, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Nagambie's a popular destination for Melburnians seeking a weekend away, best known for its impressive lake and surrounding wineries. For close to two years, it's become known as a spot for craft beer and spirits too.

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