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Help Us Get Blind: Hazy Pales

Having managed to squeeze in a post-lockdown(s) blind tasting just before 2020 drew to a close, we're kicking off the new year with a look at hazy pales. And we'd love your help compiling a long list of those available in Australia.

January 11, 2021 by Crafty Pint


Two Birds Bought By Fermentum

January 11, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Two Birds have been acquired by Fermentum, the parent company of Stone & Wood and Fixation, among others. It comes ten years after founders Jayne Lewis decided to form Australia's first female-owned brewing company.


Who Brews In Karratha?

January 7, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

It's one of the most remote breweries in Australia, but after surviving year one in good shape, the team at North West Brewing in Karratha are expanding and looking forward to sending beer outside the Pilbara.


Ryefield Hops: Securing A Future

January 6, 2021 by Will Ziebell

At the start of last year, the small-scale Ryefield Hops' entire harvest was destroyed by drought and the subsequent bushfires. We caught up with co-founder Jade McManus to talk about the year that was and their plans for the future.


Who Brews Straddie Beers?

January 5, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Anyone who's visited North Stradbroke Island – or Straddie – will know it's a gem of a place. These days, it also has a brewing company producing beers inspired by its natural beauty. We got in touch to find out more.


2020: The Year In Beer – NT

January 4, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

The Northern Territory may have lost much of its tourism trade in 2020, but support from the local community and a willingness to adapt ensured brewers were able to end the year on the up.


Summer On The South Coast

December 31, 2020 by Ben Hopkins

A year ago, instead of preparing to celebrate New Year's Eve, many in Australia were fighting for their lives, including those on the NSW South Coast. We caught up with some of the region's beer people as they look forward to a brighter summer.


2020: The Year In Beer – Victoria

December 30, 2020 by James Smith

It might have been a year to forget in many ways, yet there was still plenty to admire and celebrate in Victoria's beer scene in 2020. Join us as we try to make sense of the madness.


2020: The Year In Beer – SA

December 29, 2020 by Matt King

Despite the bushfires and the pandemic, SA's craft beer industry continued to grow in 2020. With the support of dozens of industry experts, here's Matt King with his look at the year in beer in South Australia.


2020: The Year In Beer – WA

December 28, 2020 by Guy Southern

Supporting local while broadening horizons, new openings, cracking beers, and #bigdumbdelicioussoughtaftercheckedinthings, here's Guy Southern with a look back at the year in beer in WA in 2020.

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