Articles by Pia Poynton

Brew & A: Pizey

A decade ago, he was offered the chance to help out at Bootleg Brewery by a couple of mates from his cricket team. Now head brewer and celebrating a decade at the WA legend, Ryan "Pizey" Nilsson-Linne tells all as part of our Brew & A series.

May 1st, 2018 by Pia Poynton


A Day In The Life Of: A Hop Farmer

March 1st, 2018 by Pia Poynton

Of beer's four main ingredients, it's hops, those pungent, sticky wee green cones, that have done more to drive the growth of craft beer than any other. Pia from girl + beer spent a day during harvest at Karridale in WA getting up close and personal with them.


The Nowhere Men

November 11th, 2016 by Pia Poynton

WA Beer Week will offer drinkers the first chance to sample a beer featuring Nowhere Man, a forthcoming brewpub from local beer guy Reece Wheadon and ex Monk and Colonial brewer Paul Wyman. Pia Poynton caught up with the pair.


Mashing In Anew

October 25th, 2016 by Pia Poynton

As it prepares to launch into its second decade of brewing, WA's Mash is starting afresh. Inspired by one of the newest members of the brewery team, they've unveiled a new look and are set to release some of their beers in cans too.


Gage Roads' New Road

October 4th, 2016 by Pia Poynton

It's been a momentous few months for Gage Roads, with the WA brewery winning Champion Australian Beer and then announcing a split from Woolies. Pia Poynton caught up with one of the men plotting the new course.


The Collaborators: Where There's Hope, There's Hops

March 15th, 2016 by Pia Poynton

An American couple who have been growing hops for their home brew for years have launched a hop farm in Margaret River. Karridale Hop Farm has enjoyed a successful first harvest and is looking to bring an old variety back to life.


Reduced To Beers

February 18th, 2016 by Pia Poynton

A Perth restaurant is taking the beer cocktail concept to another level. At Baby Mammoth, they're creating beer vermouths with local and imported craft beers to use within cocktails, a Pia Poynton discovers.


Sign Up Here

February 10th, 2016 by Pia Poynton

Cicerone certified staff, expertly curated beer lists and fine food and wine in the very heart of Perth. The WA capital has been slow on the craft beer uptake but, as Petition Beer Corner shows, now it's catching up it's doing it in real style.


Mining A Rich Seam

January 13th, 2016 by Pia Poynton

Visitors to WA's Great Southern region will probably have visited Boston Brewery and sampled its wares. Now, with a new brewery in place and bottling line on the way, you may not have to travel quite so far to check them out, as Pia Poynton discovered.


Best New Beers of 2015: Western Australia

December 23rd, 2015 by Pia Poynton

We're (almost) at the halfway mark in our look back at the new beers released across Australia in 2015. This time we move to WA, where two of our regular contributors joined a pair of local beer experts to select their pick of the year.

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