Articles by James Smith

Postcards from the Edge No.14: The Chain Gang

While none of us know what the beer and hospo scene will look like once measures to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic are over, two Melbourne breweries are eager to support the businesses that have supported them.

Yesterday by James Smith


Postcards from the Edge No.12: The Beer Essentials

April 7th, 2020 by James Smith

Fancy saying thanks to the essential workers helping us get through the COVID-19 pandemic? A new campaign, A Good Beer Always Helps, offers you the chance to do just that while supporting craft brewers too.


Postcards from the Edge No.11: Finding Funky Solutions

April 6th, 2020 by James Smith

It's not venue and brewery owners and staff that have been hit hard in the beer world by the recent shutdown – there's the industry-within-an-industry of entertainers, musicians and trivia hosts looking for ways to adapt.


Postcards from the Edge No.10: Can Together

April 2nd, 2020 by James Smith

The craft beer industry has always been one fired by the spirit of collaboration, something which has come to the fore during the COVID-19 crisis. We spoke to two brewers helping get their peers beers into punters' hands.


Postcards from the Edge No.6: The Rocky Reality

March 29th, 2020 by James Smith

For all that businesses are scrambling to survive in these drastically altered times, the reality is that no one knows if they'll make it out the other side. We spoke to Hamish Coates of Rocky Ridge about heartbreak and uncertainty.


Brew & A: Caolan Vaughan

March 26th, 2020 by James Smith

They might be best known for their Pacific Ale but the Counter Culture series has been exciting beer geeks since launching last year. Overseeing brewing of all Stone & Wood beers is Caolan Vaughan, so we invited him for a Brew & A.


Postcards from the Edge No.3: Quarantinnied

March 25th, 2020 by James Smith

It's amazing how fast things can happen when the pressure's on. The team at Carwyn Cellars has created a special Canvent featuring 24 Victorian brewers in just a couple of days so people can enjoy beers together apart.


Postcards From The Edge No.1: Cherry Cheer

March 23rd, 2020 by James Smith

As the beer and hospitality industries adapt to the new reality, there are some inspiring examples around. We joined The Cherry Tree crew as they launched their home deliveries by bringing cheer to the streets of Richmond.


Keeping Local Alive

March 18th, 2020 by James Smith

The restrictions on social gatherings and movement imposed in the fight against COVID-19 will have serious impacts on the beer, hospitality and events industries, among others. We look at how we can try to help them survive.


Sparkke To Fire Up In Melbourne

March 7th, 2020 by James Smith

The female-led Sparkke Change will be bringing their unique brand of social activism through alcoholic drinks to Melbourne later in 2020. As they prepare to launch two new beers, we chatted about their grand vision.

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