For years, the Australian industry has followed the lead of its American counterpart. So what can we learn from a beer culture that's far more ingrained than ours and has fought many of the battles facing local brewers and beer lovers today?
Time to launch a new feature series! Aussie Exports tells the tales of Aussies doing great, fun and interesting things in beer overseas. First up, former Little Creatures head brewer turned Bristol based Lost & Grounded founder Alex Troncoso.
The southeastern suburbs of Melbourne are now home to a remarkable number of breweries. Kerry McBride spoke to some of the brewers now – or very soon to be – calling the area home about what makes it so appealing.
New Collingwood venue The Craft & Co is looking to bring craft beer, spirits, meat and more together under one roof. The plan is also to give new brewing companies a foothold in the industry. Kerry McBride checked it out.
Last year, Lion announced it was closing the White Rabbit brewery in Healesville and moving Little Creatures' little sibling to Geelong. The move – and considerable expansion and diversification – is now complete, as Kerry McBride discovered.
Many bowling clubs have embraced easy-going evenings of Barefoot Bowling to help them survive. Others are turning to craft beer. Kerry McBride joined brewers, beer lovers and bowlers at Melbourne's Flem-Ken Bowlo to find out why.
Recent successes for Two Birds Brewing here and overseas, plus a trophy for the Pink Boots Society's latest collaboration, shows the strength of women in beer. Beer drinking woman Kerry McBride finds out how life is for the ladies making waves in the craft beer world.
When the Melbourne Fringe starts next week, craft beer will be on the lineup as home brewing, beer hawking standup Blake Willoughby takes his "Brewed Thoughts" on stage.
Wellington is without a doubt New Zealand's craft beer capital. Kerry McBride returned to her hometown for Beervana and asked those driving the city's scene what makes it so special.
As venues begin to tap the first kegs of Brooklyn Lager brewed under contract by Coopers, Kerry McBride speaks to Brooklyn Australia ambassador Miro Bellini on why it seems to be a match made in (sustainable) brewing heaven.