Articles by James Smith

The GABSiest GABS Yet?

The GABSiest GABS Yet?

With the GABS 2022 season mere days away, we spoke to main man Mike about pulling it all together, then attempted to navigate our way through what must be the zaniest festival beer lineup to date.

May 4, 2022 by James Smith


Watch The High County Hop Technical Symposium

April 13, 2022 by James Smith

Once the party was done and dusted on the Saturday of The High Country Hop, industry figures gathered for the Bintani Technical Symposium at Beechworth Town Hall. Now you can catch up on the presentations.


Fundraiser Launched For Wags' Family

March 21, 2022 by James Smith

A GoFundMe has been launched to support the family of Mark "Wags" Wagthorne, the much-loved beer world character who passed away from cancer at the age of just 44 last week.


Vale Wags

March 17, 2022 by James Smith

Tributes have been pouring in following the sad news that one of the most popular figures in the local beer world, Mark "Wags" Waghorne, has passed away after a years-long battle with cancer. We spoke to some of those who worked with and knew him.


Matilda Bay Roll Out The Rejects

March 7, 2022 by James Smith

By the time Matilda Bay released their first new beer following the return of founder Phil Sexton, they'd tipped 27 trial batches down the drain. Now they're offering drinkers a chance to try four of the beers that didn't quite make the grade.


24 Hour Barley People

March 5, 2022 by James Smith

They've brewed barleywines and plenty of double digit ABV beers before, but never anything like this. In what's likely to be an Aussie first, Rocky Ridge have created a 24-hour boil beer to see how far they can push a local farmer's pale malt.


How Good Is Pint Of Origin?!?

March 3, 2022 by James Smith

There's precious little good news around at the minute, so let's try this: Pint of Origin is going ahead in Melbourne this May. With Good Beer Week cancelled for 2022, we've rallied with the #poo22 venues and are going bigger than ever!


Batch Buy Bucket Boys

March 3, 2022 by James Smith

Batch Brewing Co have acquired Bucket Boys. They will transition the latter's Darling Square venue into a Batch outpost in Sydney's CBD, with Bucket Boys Marrickville and its related online store retaining the existing name.


Brew & A: Rhys Lopez

February 23, 2022 by James Smith

At the end of 2021, our WA team chose Otherside as the state's standout brewery of the year. We figured that was a great excuse to invite head brewer Rhys Lopez to take us on a tour through his life in beer and beyond.


No Good Beer Week Or BrewCon In 2022

February 17, 2022 by James Smith

Sad news for beer lovers and many in the beer and hospitality industries today with the announcement that Good Beer Week won't be going ahead in May. The Independent Brewers Association have also postponed BrewCon to 2023.

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