Articles by Ben Hopkins

Hatching More Batches

Hatching More Batches

Batch Brewing Co is hoping to open a series of taprooms around New South Wales as a stepping stone to further expansion interstate. And it's hoping to achieve this through equity crowdfunding.

March 10, 2021 by Ben Hopkins


"This Girl Can Brew"

March 8, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

For International Women's Day 2021, we chatted to five women making waves in the local beer industry.


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.


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.


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.


Everybody! Beerstreet's Back, Alright!

February 3, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if a trio of opera singers with more than 20 years of experience came together to create a beer review show? Of course not. But, if you had, you're in luck...


A Book About Beer Geeks. For Beer Geeks. By A Beer Geek

February 2, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

SA beer writer Matt King has just released his first book. The Chronicles of Nelson Smart: Beer Connoisseur/Geek is a novel based loosely on Matt's experiences in the Aussie craft beer world over the past decade and is out now.


Who Brews At Snapper Point?

February 1, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Why do you brew? "​​I love drinking beer." We got in touch with the man behind tiny SA brewing company Snapper Point to find out why he decided to make the move from homebrewing to pro brewing.


Who Brews The Hard Road Way?

January 27, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Hard Road Brewing might have been a new name when they opened just before COVID-19 forced their brewpub doors to close. But the Bayswater team is far from new to beer, bringing together two existing Victorian operations.


Who Brews Moana Beers?

January 18, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Two decades after first trying homebrewing, Mark Roberts decided to take the plunge and release beers commercially. Today, he's focused on his MPA, dedicated to the coastal lifestyle of his hometown of Moana.

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