Hard Road Brewing might have been a new name when they opened just before COVID-19 forced their brewpub doors to close. But the Bayswater team is far from new to beer, bringing together two existing Victorian operations.
From the beer in top spot via two Queenslanders bursting into the top ten with new entries and a hazy from the Margaret River region, we chat to some of the people at breweries making waves in the 2020 poll.
The 2020 GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll has a new number one. More votes were case than ever before with Canberra's BentSpoke moving up to top spot after three years in third spot.
The votes have been cast and counted and there's a new winner in the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll. Canberra's BentSpoke have taken top spot for their flagship Crankshaft IPA.
Nearly 40,000 people cast close to 200,000 votes. There was change at the top and a mix of consolidation and surprises below. Here's what we made of it all.
The South West of WA has long been a hotspot for local breweries. These days, you won't struggle to find quality bars and bottleshops supporting the brewers of the region and further afield.
The popularity of growlers reached new heights when pubs shut and the government relaxed rules around repackaging booze. Those regulations return next month and people in the beer industry aren't overly happy..
It wasn't just fires and COVID-19 that hit the ACT in 2020; they had a destructive hailstorm to deal with too. Yet, while there were losses, there were great beers, comebacks and new openings too.
Moon Dog have joined forces with a dozen other breweries worldwide as part of hip hop duo Run The Jewels' No Save Point collab. We chatted to the Melbourne brewery about how the project came into being.
Two decades after first trying homebrewing, Mark Roberts decided to take the plunge and release beers commercially. Today, he's focused on his MPA, dedicated to the coastal lifestyle of his hometown of Moana.