Articles by Mick Wust

The Collaborators: Grain Totes, Totes Great

The Collaborators: Grain Totes, Totes Great

Matt Lawrence wants to see repurposed malt bags replace single use bags across the beer industry. We got in touch to find out how he’s making it happen one tote bag at a time.

August 30, 2021 by Mick Wust


Who Brews For Kicks?

August 23, 2021 by Mick Wust

What does it look like when good beer marries good design? Get to know the husband and wife team behind Kicks Brewing in this instalment of our Who Brews...? series.


Craft Beer Heroes: Adam Trippe-Smith

July 28, 2021 by Mick Wust

He started a GABS Hottest 100 winning brewery and two of the keg rental companies that drive the Aussie craft beer industry, but still Adam Trippe-Smith is unknown to many. We caught up with Adam to get his story.


NSW Government Boosts For Indie Brewers

July 13, 2021 by Mick Wust

Following the establishment of the NSW Independent Brewers Action Plan and an Independent Brewers Working Group in 2020, NSW brewers are reaping benefits from grants and other government support.


The Dark & Disgusting Minds of The Scratch

July 8, 2021 by Mick Wust

No one's ever accused the folk at The Scratch of being normal. Their festivals have cult followings, and the videos they make to promote them can be downright disgusting. We sat down with manager Becca King to find out more.


2020: The Year In Beer - Queensland

December 23, 2020 by Mick Wust

Take a break from complaining about 2020 to celebrate with the annoyingly optimistic Mick Wust as he looks over a year of beer in Queensland.


Who Brews as Springside Brewing?

November 23, 2020 by Mick Wust

A new baby birthed a new hobby. A new hobby attracted a new community. A new community led to a new brewing company. This is the story of Springside Brewing.


Who Brews As Manly Hops?

November 18, 2020 by Mick Wust

Many brewers want their beer distributed as far as possible. But if you want to drink Manly Hops' beers, you'll have to go to Manly. Here's the story of this exclusive brewing company making "bullshit-free beer".


How Do You Build A Brewery?

November 11, 2020 by Mick Wust

What do you do if you want to start a brewery, but can't find the information you need? If you're Chris Hayton, you interview brewers and other industry professionals, make a podcast, and share it with the world.


Postcards From The Edge No.57: Back In The Van

October 26, 2020 by Mick Wust

Beer tourism was hit hard during the COVID-19 shutdowns, but now venues are open and borders are closed, local customers are keeping Hop On Brewery Tours busy. We chatted to them about beer tourism in a pandemic.

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