Articles by Matt King

Who Brews At The Bond Store Wallaroo?

A couple with a background in tourism have turned a rundown former bonded store into a brewery, distillery and restaurant in one. Matt King called into Bond Store Wallaroo to find out more.

August 4, 2020 by Matt King


Best New SA Beers Of 2019

December 27, 2019 by Matt King

There are close to 70 brewing companies in SA now, and around 250 new beers were released in 2019. Matt King pulled together the thoughts of experts from across the state to compile our Best New SA Beers Of 2019 feature.


Crafty Crawls: Adelaide's Small Bars

November 21, 2019 by Matt King

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.


Crafty Crawls: Adelaide

August 8, 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 12, 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 16, 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 11, 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 18, 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, venues and bottleshops that are found throughout.


Best New SA Beers Of 2018

December 27, 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 16, 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.

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