Articles by Ruth Dawkins

Raising The Stakes

The Hobart craft beer scene continues to expand. After a period spent brewing at Belgrove Distillery, T-Bone Brewing has opened the doors of its NoHo brewery to the public. Ruth Dawkins caught up with its owners.

December 29th, 2016 by Ruth Dawkins


The Devils' New Platform

December 13th, 2016 by Ruth Dawkins

Tasmanian gypsy operation Devils Brewery has set up home in the historic Margate Train. Ruth Dawkins caught up with founder David Tottle to find out more about his beers and partnerships with local producers.


From Wellington to Wellington

May 24th, 2016 by Ruth Dawkins

Having swapped New Zealand for Australia during the GFC, a Wellington couple has found themselves striking out in a new direction at the foot of Mount Wellington. We meet the Clarksons as they launch Hobart's newest brewery, Fox Friday.


Two Heads Are Better Than One

April 12th, 2016 by Ruth Dawkins

It took years for Ty Capaci to convert wife Amanda to the benefits of his home brew. But he did such a good job, they've now opened Double Head Brewing together, adding yet another microbrewery to the Tasmanian beer scene.


A Complete Shambles

March 30th, 2016 by Ruth Dawkins

The craft beer scene in Hobart continues its dizzying rise. The latest brewpub to open in the Tasmanian capital is also one of the most polished you'll find in Australia. As Ruth Dawkins discovers, it's a case of Shambles by name not nature.


Bruny Island Brews

March 10th, 2016 by Ruth Dawkins

A young Tasmanian brewer who spent time at Moo Brew, Seven Sheds and Lark Distillery is back brewing. This time around, Evan Hunter has partnered with Nick Haddow of Bruny Island Cheese Co to launch a brewery focused on creating authentic Tasmanian beers.


Trials and Fermentations

February 29th, 2016 by Ruth Dawkins

Former Moo Brew head brewer turned Australian hop guru Owen Johnston has returned to brewing. Hop Trial is his way of trying to educate people about the much-loved ingredient via beer. Ruth Dawkins met him to find out more.


The Smoky, Hoppy, Spotty Dog

January 8th, 2016 by Ruth Dawkins

At the end of 2015, another new brewing company launched its first release into Tasmania's increasingly busy beer scene. Spotty Dog Brewers were already known to locals for their smoked BBQ treats; now they've got beer to go with it too.


Canny Moovers

December 9th, 2015 by Ruth Dawkins

Tasmania's highest profile microbrewery has been celebrating its tenth birthday with a "Month of Moo" celebrations across the state. It enters its 11th year with plans to launch its beers in cans and sights set overseas, as Ruth Dawkins discovered.


Last Rites' First Rites

October 26th, 2015 by Ruth Dawkins

The microbrewery scene in Tasmania is in the midst of rapid growth. The latest to open its doors is Last Rites in Hobart. Premier Will Hodgman was there for the brewery's official opening. And so was Ruth Hawkins.

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