Articles by Mick Wust

Insect The Unexpected

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.

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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.


Aussie Exports: Brent Soutar

October 2nd, 2019 by Mick Wust

In this Aussie Exports, we chat with globetrotter Brent Soutar about his brewing journey, and peek voyeuristically behind the curtain at his current employer, the world renowned Firestone Walker.


Tasting Notes: Music For Your Mouth

September 24th, 2019 by Mick Wust

Sonic seasoning is an experimental concept that uses sound to affect perception of flavour. Sydney Brewery joined music artist Hylander in combining a Galaxy-forward beer and spacey soundscape to create music for your mouth.


Three Cheers For Shepparton

September 23rd, 2019 by Mick Wust

Shepparton is a regional Victorian city that hasn't had its own brewery for a hundred years. So what will it look like now three new breweries are set to come to town within 12 months of each other?


Ballistic Beer To Open Springfield Brewpub

September 2nd, 2019 by Mick Wust

Ballistic Beer will soon open their third venue in three years: a brewpub in Brisbane's western suburb of Springfield Central in addition to their Salisbury brewery and West End Alehouse & Kitchen.


Who Brews BrewiColo Beers?

August 26th, 2019 by Mick Wust

Ocean Grove is a relaxed coastal town, but BrewiColo are keen to take things even further, encouraging people to slow down and enjoy a taste of island life. Find out more as part of our Who Brews...? series.


Going Green: Ocean Friendly Brews

August 7th, 2019 by Mick Wust

What would it take for breweries to go plastic free in their tap rooms? Not much, apparently. We spoke to Surfrider to see how they've helped some of Australia's biggest craft brewers say no to single-use plastic.


Sydney's State of Brews Rises Again

August 1st, 2019 by Mick Wust

When Sydney Beer Week collapsed earlier in the year, a few of the city's venues saw it as an opportunity. The first fruits of their partnership kicks off today as State of Brews launches as a standalone venture.

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