Articles by Matt King

Crafty Crawls: Adelaide's Small Bars

They may not offer bars lined with taps – or lengthy bottle and can lists – but, since a 2013 law change opened the door for them, many of Adelaide's small bars have been leading the way with craft beer, with enthusiastic staff serving well curated offerings.

November 21st, 2019 by Matt King


Crafty Crawls: Adelaide

August 8th, 2019 by Matt King

Two years on from its original publication, we've updated our Crafty Crawl guide to Adelaide's pubs and bigger bars. We'll be updating our guide to the city's small bars soon too.


Royal Adelaide Beer Awards Winners 2019

July 12th, 2019 by Matt King

Most of the trophies at the 2019 Royal Adelaide Beer, Cider & Spirit Awards are staying in SA. Prancing Pony, Woolshed and Pirate Life, each won multiple awards, while Smiling Samoyed's Dark Ale won Most Outstanding Beer again.


Coopers Firing In All Cylinders

April 16th, 2019 by Matt King

Less than 18 months after it launched, Coopers' malting plant has been named the world's best, sharing the title with an operation in the Netherlands. Matt King called in to spend time with manager Dr Doug Stewart.


Who Brews On Kangaroo Island?

February 11th, 2019 by Matt King

Matt King takes a ferry ride to Kangaroo Island where he caught up with Mike Holden, the man behind the brewery of the same name, for our Who Brews...? series.


Beer Travel: The Adelaide Hills

January 18th, 2019 by Matt King

Once better known for its wines, the Adelaide Hills have become a treasure trove for beer lovers. Here, Matt King takes a meandering tour through the many breweries, beer venues and bottleshops that are found throughout.


Best New SA Beers Of 2018

December 27th, 2018 by Matt King

At the current rate of development, there will be few corners of South Australia without a brewery to call their own. So, as another big year for beer in the state comes to a close, our SA team looks back at the new releases that impressed.


SA's Beer Industry Pays Tribute To Marco Bona

November 16th, 2018 by Matt King

Marco Bona, the founder of Libation Army and a hugely popular figure in the SA beer scene passed away suddenly recently. The local beer industry has come together to create Marco Hour in support of his family.


Who Brews Left Barrel Beers?

November 6th, 2018 by Matt King

Brad Bown is on a mission to bring more farmhouse style beers to the Australian beer scene from his brewery home in the Adelaide Hills. Matt King caught up with him to find out more for our Who Brews...? series.


The Winemaker, The Chef & The Brewer

October 8th, 2018 by Matt King

Victor's Place is a brewery, winery and kitchen that represents the realisation of a dream for three mates. Matt King called into the rustic McLaren Vale venue to catch up with one of the owners to find out more.

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