Articles by Benedict "Benny" Kennedy-Cox

SurfCraft: Celebrating The Brookvale Six With Beer

SurfCraft: Celebrating The Brookvale Six With Beer

A new brewing company is launching in the Northern Beaches this week. SurfCraft has been created to celebrate the Brookvale Six – the surfboard manufacturers who helped change the face of surfing in Australia.

August 18, 2022 by Benedict "Benny" Kennedy-Cox


Who Brews Brew Mountains Beers?

April 4, 2022 by Benedict "Benny" Kennedy-Cox

Watching his grandad brew fired a lifelong fascination with brewing for Craig Talbot, so he quit the commuting life to launch Brew Mountains. We invited him to take part in our long-running Who Brews...? series to find out more.


The Bob Hawke Beer & Leisure Centre Is Democracy Manifest

April 1, 2022 by Benedict "Benny" Kennedy-Cox

Hawke's Brewing have opened their brewery venue in Marrickville. Or to be more accurate, they've opened The Bob Hawke Beer & Leisure Centre, a place that's less taproom, more a time capsule of not just of another era but another mindset.


Grassy Knoll Become The New Seekers

March 23, 2022 by Benedict "Benny" Kennedy-Cox

A new brewery is set to open in the Gong this weekend, except it's not quite new. Seeker Brewing sees Grassy Knoll founder Jeff Argent take over the space that previously housed Bulli Brewing for a new joint venture.


Who Brews At Broulee Brewhouse?

March 21, 2022 by Benedict "Benny" Kennedy-Cox

The need for a community space in Broulee was brought to a head by the Black Saturday fires of 2019/20. So, over a few games of tennis, two couples decided to make it happen and, late last year, Broulee Brewhouse was born.


BecauseWeCAN Vol.6: Sour Power

March 12, 2022 by Benedict "Benny" Kennedy-Cox

There's little in beer as divisive as sours: often people love ‘em or can’t bloody stand ‘em in any way, shape or form. So, for the sixth edition of BecauseWeCAN we tackle three of the kookier offerings to hit stores over summer.


Dr Benny's Crafty Fixes: Homebrand Beers

February 26, 2022 by Benedict "Benny" Kennedy-Cox

With major retailers stocking more of their own crafty-looking brands, how does a passionate indie beer lover encourage their mates to support local brewers rather than stocking up on homebrand offerings?


South Coast NSW: Frothier Than Ever

February 10, 2022 by Benedict "Benny" Kennedy-Cox

The NSW South Coast is now home to a dozen breweries, leading one local to launch the South Coast Ale Trail. We chatted to him, and the founder of Dangerous Ales as they unveil their brewery expansion, about a region on the rise.


Casey’s Brewery Opens Bar To Thirsty Locals

November 30, 2021 by Benedict "Benny" Kennedy-Cox

After spending six years keeping Penrith locals well supplied with takeaway beer and fresh wort, Casey's Brewing have finally opened a bar. We caught up with founder and head brewer Patrick Casey to find out more.


Going Green: Beer, Algae & Cow Burps

October 26, 2021 by Benedict "Benny" Kennedy-Cox

Young Henrys and researchers at UTS have been researching the potential certain algae have to turn CO2 created during brewing into oxygen since 2020. Now The Algae Project is looking to reduce harmful emissions from livestock too.

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