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The Collaborators: Vertek Innovations

The Collaborators: Vertek Innovations

Is that decal really moving or is it time to head home? If you're in a bar featuring decals from Perth's Vertek Innovations, don't worry: they really are moving. We chatted to the couple bringing beer brands to life on the bar.

September 6, 2021 by Will Ziebell


Dr Benny's Crafty Fixes: Lockdown Loneliness

September 4, 2021 by Benedict "Benny" Kennedy-Cox

Stuck in lockdown and over Zoom events and refreshing your Instagram feed? Well, so is Dr Benny, who's here with some ideas on how to make it through to the other side – maybe with some new beer-loving mates to boot.


KAIJU! Head For Home

September 3, 2021 by James Smith

Almost ten years after they first talked about opening a hospitality venue and two years after securing a site, KAIJU! are hopeful they may finally open their proposed 16-tap brewpub in Huntingdale by the end of the year.


Hop Nation Add A Still To Their Bow

September 2, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Hop Nation are set to make their booze offering even more multifaceted in the coming months, with the brewery this week installing a still at their Footscray home.


Wildflower – Back From The Brink

September 1, 2021 by James Smith

A rogue element appeared in Wildflower's house culture recently, plunging the brewery team into despair. But, thanks to the kindness of friends in the food and drinks community, they're back from the brink.


Aussie Exports: Charlotte Feehan

August 31, 2021 by Will Ziebell

During six months in Melbourne, Charlotte Feehan faced redundancies, a pandemic and a broken ankle. But despite that, it's still a city she loves dearly. Today, she's head brewer at Abandoned Brewery in NZ, which we feel makes her a fitting Aussie Export.


The Collaborators: Grain Totes, Totes Great

August 30, 2021 by Mick Wust

Matt Lawrence wants to see repurposed malt bags replace single use bags across the beer industry. We got in touch to find out how he’s making it happen one tote bag at a time.


What We'll Be Drinking Next

August 27, 2021 by James Smith

The local beer and hospo world needs a big beer-drinking season like never before. So, with spring approaching and the drinks landscape more complex than ever, we've invited a few experts to peer into their crystal balls.


Feral To Close Their Iconic Swan Valley Brewpub

August 27, 2021 by Guy Southern

After close to two decades, Feral's iconic Swan Valley brewpub is set to close in five weeks. The trailblazing brewing company, acquired by Coca-Cola Amatil in 2017, will move its pilot brewery to Bassendean with last drinks on October 3.


The Big Issue: Private Label Beers

August 25, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Initial, Zytho, Tinnies, Colossal, Algorithm, Culture House, Gogo Fish – all the names of brands behind pales, IPAs, stouts and sours. And all brewed for the country's major drinks retailers. We look at the renewed rise of "homebrand" beers.

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