Articles by Guy Southern

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Malt & Lead

Mark Gamble swapped London for Melbourne and has been working with local breweries in his role as a visual designer and art director. Here, he tells us about his approach to Instagram with his Malt & Lead account.

3 Ravens, Feral & Innate Win Big At Perth Awards

3 Ravens, Feral and Innate Brewers took out the top trophies at the 2019 Perth Royal Beer Awards on Friday night. The Thornbury brewery claimed Champion Beer as Feral and Innate took out Champion Large and Small Brewery respectively.

Behind Bars: Old Faithful Amos

He's one of the beer world's most colourful of characters – most passionate advocates too. For this Behind Bars feature, we get some insight on the Perth and WA beer scene from the inimitable Amos at Old Faithful.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Beer Australia

In the latest entry in our Aussie Beerstagrammers series, Guy Southern delves into the Instagram account and thoughts of the man behind Beer Australia.

Beer Nuts: Kelly Whyte

Kelly Whyte has brought her brand of enthusiasm and passion for beer to the scenes in Melbourne and Perth over the past decade and more. So we got in touch to find out more for our Beer Nuts series.

The Big Issue: On A Wing & So Rare

The air-freighting of beers from some of the world's most hyped breweries to be showcased at Australian bars is on the rise. We spoke to a handful of people driving the movement to find out why.

Even More Monkey Business

Margaret River-based Cheeky Monkey this week unveiled a new look as they look to step things up following the opening of a $4m production brewery. Guy Southern dropped in to find out more.

Gage Launch Atomic Beer Project

Gage Roads has revealed details of a new venture, with Atomic, its American style pale ale, evolving into a new brand focused on hop forward beers, the Atomic Beer Project.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Brunswick Beer Collective

Paul from the Brunswick Beer Collective stars in this Aussie Beerstagrammer feature and offers up some fantastic advice and insight into the art of being a great Instagrammer.

Nail's Pale Ale Trail

WA icon Nail are to put the beer upon which the brand was built on hiatus as they launch a series of trial releases that will allow the public to vote on a new addition to the core range.

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Otherside Get Social

The rapid ascent of WA's Otherside – or, more accurately, the wider Triple 1 Three operation – takes another big leap forward this week with the opening of Freo.Social. We caught up with three of the key players.

Gage Roads Heads East

WA brewery Gage Roads have announced the next stage in their expansion: moving into the Sydney market with a new brand that will have a brewery and taproom home in Redfern.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Beer Thread

For our first Aussie Beerstagrammers feature of 2019, Guy Southern got in touch with the man behind the Beer Thread Facebook group to find out more about his approach to beer photography.

Best New WA Beers Of 2018

It's been a phenomenal year for beer in WA in 2018, however you look at it. Here, Guy Southern looks back at the past 12 months and puts together a rundown of the year's best beers as selected by contributors from across the state.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Beers In The Sun

Summer's here so it must be time for beers in the sun. Or, more accurately, Beers In The Sun, the unique Instagram account featuring illustrations of Aussie beer cans.

WA's Brewers Birth A Collabosaurus

Of all the states in the country, it seems none is home to as many people keen to collaborate as WA. And now that passion has been taken to the next level by the crew at Petition, who've created no less than 15 collab beers for WA Beer Week.

Crafty Crawls: Freo – South & North

Back in November 2016, we published a Crafty Crawl guide to the best beer venues in Freo. As the scene there continues to grow, we return to take in venues both south and north of the city's bustling tourist-friendly heart.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Slybeer

As Sydney Beer Week 2018 heads into its final weekend, Guy Southern puts the focus on one of the city's best Beerstagrammers for the latest in his series. This time around, it's slybeer AKA Jakkii Musgrave, in the hot seat.

The Story Of: Hop Hog At Ten

When the story of this crazy period in Australia's beer history comes to be told, there will be a special place for Feral and its flagship beer, Hop Hog. As the beer turns ten, we go back in time with the two men behind it.

Who Brews Heroes & Villains?

Inspired by Queens Of The Stone Age, long-term homebrewer and erstwhile salesy Shannon Mizen has launched Heroes and Villains on a brewery out the back of a Swan Valley winery. Guy Southern got in touch to find out more.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Blue Doors

For the second in our series focusing on Australia's most avid and creative beer-focused Instagram accounts, Guy Southern chats to Bryn Price, the photographer behind Blue Doors.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Sips & Sessions

Instagram has quickly become a focal point for many in the beer world keen to share their adventures and passions. So we're kicking off a new series featuring some of the country's most avid Beerstagrammers.

The Collaborators: Zendoke

Phone sex, Hardware Chic, Woolworths Homebrand and cute elephants... In just four years, Jarrod Fuller of Zendoke has become something of a go to designer for breweries in his home state and further afield. Guy Southern finds out more.

Beer Nuts: Beer Bogan Jamie Reeves

He grew up drinking bad beer in Bunbury, was turned on to craft beer by a brewer mate and now celebrates his local beer scene via the South West Craft Beer Bogans Facebook group. Guy Southern caught up with Jamie Reeves for our Beer Nuts series.

Brut D'état: IPA's Grand Usurper

If you've not heard of Brut IPAs yet, you soon will. The style was only born in San Francisco late in 2017 but the first Australian versions are already out. So, will this replace NEIPAs as IPA's style du jour? We chat to some of the early adopters.

Ken Arrowsmith: From Emu Tinnies to AIBA Trophies

One of the biggest stories to emerge from Australia's biggest beer competition was the success for Beerland Brewing, which operates two brewpubs in Perth. Its head brewer is a man with 40 years experience and his face on cans of Emu Bitter.

Behind Bars: Refuge Small Bar

Refuge Small Bar is one of the finest looking beer bars you'll find anywhere in Australia. We caught up with the Subiaco venue's owners to find out where they think the local beer scene is headed as part of our Behind Bars series.

The Good Beer Run

On May 13, one man and his supporters will be taking the "Good" in Good Beer Week to another level. Steven Blaine is hosting the inaugural Good Beer Run to raise money for the fight against Huntington's Disease, inspired by hi mum Lenore.

Podcast People: Beer Sucks

Beer Sucks is a podcast run by three characters from the WA beer community: Tim Hoskins from Black Brewing, Adam Lesk from Cellarbrations Carlisle and Brendan Day from Cheeky Monkey. We find out more about the inspiration behind their off-the-wall show.

Bubbling Up: The Rise Of Craft Lagers

There's been talk of a renaissance for lager within the craft beer world for some time now. And, with more small breweries adding one to their lineup and a rise in the number appearing in the 2017 Hottest 100, maybe we're starting to follow America's lead once more.

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Beer Food: Baby Mammoth

There are few places in Australia that put as much emphasis on the marriage of beer and food as Baby Mammoth in Perth. The restaurant was founded by Ryan and Tania Lambson and here's the former – also the head chef – with his first pairing suggestion and recipe for us.

More On The Perth Stadium Beer Announcement

Yesterday, the beer lineup was announced for Perth's new Optus Stadium, the first major stadium in the country to award pouring rights to an independent Australian brewery. Here, we find out more from Gage Roads' head brewers and COO Aaron Heary.

Beer Lineup Revealed For Perth Stadium

The new Perth Stadium is set to open this weekend and the beer lineup has been confirmed. While all general admission areas will only be pouring mid-strength beers due to liquor licensing restrictions, Gage Roads has brewed special versions of a number of its beers too.

Behind Bars: Adam Lesk

It's not be that long since Adam Lesk switched working for a builder for running one of the craftiest bottleshops in Australia, but he's wasted little time becoming a guru. Already a Certified Cicerone and hunter of the world's best beers, here he offers some insight as part of our Behind Bars series.

Best New WA Beers of 2017

Big beers. Small beers. Hazy beers. Crazy beers. Which new releases from WA's brewers made our Best New Beers of 2017 list? Here, Guy Southern and Pia Poynton present the rundown selected by beer gurus from across the state.

The Other Side Of The Coin

When Feral sold to Coca Cola Amatil last month, two iconic WA brands were affected. The other was Nail, which had been in partnership with Feral for the past six years. We caught up with Nail's John Stallwood to see what the sale means for him.

Ballpark Figures

The announcement of Gage Road’s exclusive supply rights to the new Perth Stadium is another accolade for a brewery that continues to build momentum. Guy Southern spoke with National Sales & Marketing Manager, Scott Player, about the road to the deal and what’s next.

Whitfords Brings Craft Beer To Westfield

The team behind Perth's Northbridge Brewing Co has opened its second venue. Whitfords Brewing Co is find in the unlikely location of a suburban Westfield shopping mall and looks set to pull the crowds.

The Big Issue: Branding Revisited

With the marketplace becoming ever busier, cans on the rise and breweries rebranding seemingly every week, it's time to revisit the issue of branding. Over two days, our trio of WA writers examine one of the great challenges facing brewers.

Looking For New England – The Haze Craze

New England style IPAs are appearing with ever greater frequencies on these shores. Frontiersman Guy Southern dove deep into their swirling, muddy pool in the company of four local proponents to find out more.

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Betting On The Farm

Next month will see the first beers released by Rocky Ridge Brewing Co. The WA operation aims to be totally self sufficient, growing and harvesting all of its ingredients on the family dairy farm near Busselton.

Best New WA Beers of 2016

Part two of our look back at 2016's best new beers heads to the birthplace of modern Aussie craft beer. There our panel finds fascination in collaboration and is impressed by some of the lesser known lights of the local industry.

Beers From The Otherside

Ideas for brewing companies can come from anywhere. In the case of Otherside, the aim was to create beers and cider for major events in WA. Guy Southern chats to the two guys charged with bringing Sunset Events plan to life.

Behind Bars: Mane Liquor at 10

On November 14, Mane Liquor celebrated ten years in business. In this extended Behind Bars article, owners Elliot Moore and Josh Daley talked to Guy Southern about witnessing a decade of craft beer evolution from behind the counter.

WA Clubs Together Again

With WA Beer Week imminent, Guy Southern takes a look at some of the highlights from the many beer collaborations spawned at this time each year by an extremely tight beer community. They involve more than brewers, with spirits, coffee, chefs and more getting involved.

Behind Bars: Josh Edmeades

Is anyone better placed to tell you what's hot in the beer world than the beer gurus at the country's best venues? Today, we kick off Behind Bars, a series that asks bar staff around Australia what their customers are digging.

Down On The Beerfarm

Much is brewing three hours south of Perth in what is increasingly becoming the Margaret River beer region. Guy Southern headed there to spend time in the company of the merry men that call the beery bucolic bliss of The Beerfarm home.

The Rivers Run At Last

After an "amazing, exciting, frustrating, depressing, uplifting, expensive and sometimes ridiculous" journey, a WA couple finally opened Three Rivers Brewing Company an hour south of Perth. Guy Southern paid the family-run brewery a visit.

Amalgamation For The Nation

Australia's longest running beer week kicks off tomorrow night. One of the defining features of this year's WA Beer Week is the proliferation of colourful collabs. Guy Southern gets the lowdown.

The Big Story of a Small Beer

Guy Southern chatted to Colonial Brewing's manager-cum-raconteur Richard Moroney to get the story behind their uniquely packaged Small Ale. He walked away with an insight into the essence of beer and why it pays to remember that it is, after all, just beer.