Articles by Mick Wust

Mine's A Sunshine State

Thanks to the launch of small hop farms, a local operation producing yeast for brewers and the production of malt with Queensland provenance, Archer in Brisbane have created QPA, which they believe is the first modern, all-Queensland beer.

February 20th, 2019 by Mick Wust


Brew With A View

February 18th, 2019 by Mick Wust

From brewing shit beer to champion brewery in three years and from taking two months to shift a keg of IPA to seeing an entire batch of double IPA disappear in a week, the Moffat Beach Brewing Co story is quite the ride.


Brisbane's Beer Yogi

January 2nd, 2019 by Mick Wust

Looking for a fun way to balance your festive (or year round) indulgences? Mick Wust joins yoga instructor Sammy Ball for a few sessions – with beer at the heart of it all.


Best New Queensland Beers Of 2018

December 26th, 2018 by Mick Wust

At the end of another momentous year for beer in Queensland, we look to pluck the shiniest gems from a grotto's worth of gems in our 2018 Best New Beers feature, ably stewarded by Mick Wust.


Sip, Speak, Repeat... Taking To The Soapbox

November 22nd, 2018 by Mick Wust

As Felons launches on Brisbane's river edge and with Soapbox and Stone & Wood coming to Fortitude Valley in the coming weeks, Mick Wust caught up with all three brewers and found them all keen to shout loud about the local beer scene.


Craft Beer Heroes: Newstead, The Mill & Brewski At 5

November 8th, 2018 by Mick Wust

Three of the key players in Brisbane's burgeoning beer scene in recent years all turn five as 2018 draws to a close. We caught up with the founders of Newstead Brewing, The Mill and Brewski to look back, forward and ask who'd win in a fight.


Craft Beer Heroes: Chicks With Ales

October 11th, 2018 by Mick Wust

At this year's Beeries, the Gold Beery for Best Community Contributor went to Chicks With Ales, a group for beer loving women. We caught up with brewer, microbiologist and former pro basketballer Kerry Claydon to find out more.


Crafty Crawls: Fortitude Valley

September 21st, 2018 by Mick Wust

As the fifth Beer InCider festival hit Brisbane, we took to the streets of Fortitude Valley to check out the craftiest offerings for another in our ongoing Crafty Crawls series.


Festival Beers

September 4th, 2018 by Mick Wust

Major music events used to be the preserve of industrial lager and RTDs at music festivals, but things are changing. Music festivals are even looking to create their own craftier beer offerings, as Mick Wust discovers.


Beer Travel: Bali, Hops, Water & Yeast II

August 30th, 2018 by Mick Wust

In part one of his endeavour to hunt down good beer in Bali, Mick Wust focused on the offerings from Big Beer. In part two, he delves a little deeper, calling in to the country's only craft brewery and meeting some US importers.

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