Articles by Mick Wust

Postcards from the Edge No.41: Let There Be Gin

In the space of a few months, Lee McAlister-Smiley, founder of Brisbane's White Lies Brewing, has gone from having no idea how to make hand sanitiser to producing wasabi gin alongside his beers.

June 29th, 2020 by Mick Wust


Who Brews 7th Day Beers?

April 27th, 2020 by Mick Wust

It all started with the hunt for a good craft pilsner and grew from there. From footy dads in a garage to a crowdfunding campaign to a brewery in Brookvale, you have to ask: Who Brews 7th Day beers?


Crafty Crawls: Sydney's Northern Beaches

March 13th, 2020 by Mick Wust

Whether you're going for a beach weekend or a beer weekend, Sydney's Northern Beaches has plenty to offer - you just need to know where to look.


Behind Bars: Harts Pub At Ten

January 21st, 2020 by Mick Wust

Inside a 130-year-old building in The Rocks, Harts Pub is a ten-year-old bar that's won the gratitude of Sydney beer drinkers and Australian independent breweries alike as one of the city's earliest adopters of craft beer.


Best New Queensland Beers Of 2019

December 31st, 2019 by Mick Wust

The beer industry in Queensland keeps growing and changing, and even the drinkers are changing. But the more things change, the more they stay the same: great beer came out of the Sunshine State again in 2019.


Crafty Crawls: Canberra's Breweries & Brewpubs

November 28th, 2019 by Mick Wust

If Canberra's a good place from which to run the country, it must be a good place to brew beer. (That's how they choose a location, right?) So, here's our guide to where you can drink beer at the source in our nation's capital.


Behind Bars: Beer Cartel At Ten

November 28th, 2019 by Mick Wust

What started as two guys hand-packing boxes of beer to put in the mail has grown into one of Australia's largest online beer retailers. It's fair to say Beer Cartel have come a long way in ten years.


Insect The Unexpected

November 19th, 2019 by Mick Wust

Craft breweries are no strangers to innovation. But BentSpoke Brewing have arguably set a new standard by making a beer with local yeast, a hangover relief drink, crickets and fly larvae.


Who Brews Wild Polly's GF Beers?

October 25th, 2019 by Mick Wust

Can brewing with ancient grains win you the title of Australian Father of the Year? Probably not. But Tim Sides is having a fair crack at it with Wild Polly, one of the newer brewing companies found in ACT.


Who Brews Reckless Beers?

October 14th, 2019 by Mick Wust

From homebrew in the bathtub to brewpubs in Portland then gypsy brewing in Sydney's Inner West, the story of Reckless Brewing is one of three friends who could have their own sitcom.

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