Articles by Matt King

Beer Travel: Cruising The Murray

Sinking a few beers on the banks of the Murray on a visit to the Woolshed Brewery is a pleasure in itself. But what about taking out one of the operation's houseboats, complete with two taps pouring the beers of your choice?

August 7th, 2018 by Matt King


Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Winners 2018

July 7th, 2018 by Matt King

There was an eclectic mix of winners big and small, old and young, at the Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards last night, with Coopers, Boston Brewing, Lobethal Bierhaus, Beer Garden Brewing and Fixation all taking out multiple trophies.


Big. Boozy. Fruity. Stoked.

June 18th, 2018 by Matt King

When they learned their Boozy Fruit beer had taken out the People's Choice at the 2018 GABS festival, there was the odd tear in the house at Big Shed. Matt King called in to their brewery home to share a glass with co-owner Craig Basford.


Happy Valley

May 29th, 2018 by Matt King

Clare Valley's two independent breweries are giving beer tourists more reasons to head to the region best known for its wine, with Clare Valley recently opening the doors to its impressive new cellar door and a large visitor centre taking shape at Pikes.


New Boys Buy Brewboys

May 3rd, 2018 by Matt King

Now a decade old, Brewboys is very much a stalwart of the SA craft beer scene. And it's got new owners now, who plan to breathe new life into the business while retaining the beers and recipes upon which its reputation has been built.


Who Is Adelaide's Suburban Brewer?

April 26th, 2018 by Matt King

He started sharing his homebrew with neighbours in a bid to get to know them better and they were so well received Tony Dichiera decided to test the water commercially. We find out more about Adelaide-based gypsy operation The Suburban Brew.


More Sweet, Sweet Amber

April 5th, 2018 by Matt King

The evolution of Adelaide's Sweet Amber continues. The Brew Café initially spawned a brewing arm with beers brewed under license at Barossa Valley but now operates its own microbrewery and second venue in Regency Park. Matt King dropped in.


We're Gonna Need A Bigger Shed

February 6th, 2018 by Matt King

Big Shed Brewing Concern is set to get a whole lot bigger after they announced plans for a $2.5m expansion. They were joined by SA Premier Jay Weatherill, whose government is providing more than one million dollars in grant funding and a low interest loan.


Beer Travel: The South Of The Great Southern State

January 18th, 2018 by Matt King

While better known for its wineries, the region to the south of Adelaide has long been home to a number of small breweries too. With three more set to open venues in and around McLaren Vale in 2018, we figured it was ripe for a beer-themed travel guide...


Big Shed Help West Thebby Get Social

January 10th, 2018 by Matt King

The Big Shed team has a new home from home for its beer after hooking up with the owners of an Adelaide hotel to create a new craft beer venue. Matt King finds out more about the West Thebby Social Club.

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