Articles by Matt Aitken

Crafty Crawls: Outer North Brisbane

Brisbane's outer north, much like the city has a whole, has found itself teeming with places in which to enjoy craft beer. Here, Matt Aitken serves as our guide to the craftiest spots to call into in the north and around Moreton Bay.

Hip Hops Hooray: Brendale Gets A New Brewery

After countless delays, Hip Hops Brewers are about ready to open in Brendale. Owner Shaun Reeves told us about his 21 tap venue set to host live entertainment and be a place for locals to relax and create.

Who Brews At Scarborough Harbour?

A trip to Canada inspired Sonia and Guy Schweitzer to open a craft brewery close to their home on the Redcliffe Peninsula. They finally achieved their dream this Easter, so we called in to check it out.

Who Brews In The Happy Valley?

Happy Valley is a brewery built for locals in the Brisbane suburb of Stafford, with a name stemming from the locale's original name. We caught up with the team to ask Who Brews Happy Valley beers?

Who Brews FICK Beers?

A couple who first launched a nanobrewery in Luxembourg have just opened FICK in the Brisbane suburb of Northgate. We called in to sample their European-influenced offering as they fired up their brew kit.

Crafty Crawls: Toowoomba

As the fifth Brewoomba approaches, we take a tour of the best beer spots in Toowoomba, the regional city that's welcomed two new breweries and another crafty venue in the past 12 months.

Brew & A: Headricks Lane

Rockhampton gained its own brewery this year. Headricks Lane launched in March and Matt Aitken wasted little time calling in to catch up with head brewer Alex Taubert.

Brew & A: Hannah Honnef

She grew up helping her dad on the family winery before a trip to Germany sparked a passion for beer,leading Hannah Hontef to build a brewery at Ocean View Estates. We dropped in to find out more.

Crafty Crawls: North By North East

There's been plenty of focus in recent years on the bars and breweries of Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. But the northern 'burbs have been enjoying their own crafty revival too.

Brewed For Brendale

When we ran our Best New Queensland Beers Of 2018 feature, there was an honourable mention for a tiny brewery in Brisbane's northern suburbs. We soaked up the welcoming locals vibe at Brendale Brewing Co to find out more.

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