Articles by Mick Wust

Fresh Or Dead

As the audience for craft beer grows and competition intensifies, quality and education are more important than ever. We speak to a Brisbane brewery and Melbourne retailer finding their own ways of spreading the fresh is best message.

August 15, 2018 by Mick Wust


Felons To Storm Brisbane

June 21, 2018 by Mick Wust

The beer lovers of Brisbane can prepare to party like it's 1823 as a new brewery venue takes shape on the edge of Brisbane River, underneath the iconic Story Bridge. Mick Wust called in to meet the Felons as they took delivery of their tanks.


Crafty Crawls: South Brisbane & Beyond

June 14, 2018 by Mick Wust

Much is made of the growth in breweries in and around Brisbane, but the bar scene is no slouch either. So, less than two years after publishing a South Brisbane/West End Crawl, we've had to divide and conquer, creating two where there had been one...


Brewing By Design

May 22, 2018 by Mick Wust

There's been no shortage of new breweries opening in and around Brisbane in recent years. But, with its Scandinavian influences and no core range policy, Range Brewing looks set to stand out from the crowd, as Mick Wust discovers.


Semi-Pro. But Not Half-Arsed

April 4, 2018 by Mick Wust

From a meeting at a beer festival to the need to find a name for a Brewsvegas competition via gypsy brewing at various Queensland locations to finally opening their own brewery in Brisbane, the Semi-Pro story is a classic "figure it out as we go" one, as Mick Wust discovers.


Craft Beer Heroes: Les Riddell

March 6, 2018 by Mick Wust

From the Pineapple Hotel via a dark lager epiphany in Canada to The Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst, Bright Brewery, countless snow-covered slopes and then back to the Pineapple Hotel... We take a journey through good beer with Brisbane's beery Spiderman, Les Riddell.


Crafty Crawls: New Farm, Teneriffe & Newstead

March 5, 2018 by Mick Wust

Join us on a Crafty Crawl through some of the first Brisbane inner 'burbs to embrace the good stuff. Mick from Schoonerversity may not know exactly where New Farm, Teneriffe and Newstead start and end, but he knows where to find good beer.


Brewed With The Screams Of A Thousand Souls

February 19, 2018 by Mick Wust

How do you make a Jack Daniels barrel aged, 11 percent ABV imperial stout even more gnarly. If you're the Brewditos and White Lies Brewing, you expose it to the entire discographies of 14 metal bands while it's taking shape.


Best New Queensland Beers Of 2017

December 29, 2017 by Mick Wust

We head to the Sunshine State to find out what our panelists thought were the best new beers released by Queensland brewers in 2017. There were so many, the ten became 11 – and even then there's some honourably mentions too.


All Inn Goes All Out

December 12, 2017 by Mick Wust

All Inn Brewing was one of the first of the new wave of Brisbane breweries to open. Now, five years on, the Banyo operation has unveiled a new look, new beers and eye-catching new tinnies too.

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