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James Atkinson's Ever-Evolving Drinks Adventures

James Atkinson's Ever-Evolving Drinks Adventures

James Atkinson has spent years covering the drinks industry for various publications and his Drinks Adventures podcast has seen him pick up multiple awards, including the Best Media trophy at last year's AIBA. Ahead of this year's awards, we caught up with the drinks writer to hear what the award means and where his focus lies.

May 26, 2022 by Will Ziebell


Men, Men, Men, Men, Manly Men, Men, Men

May 25, 2022 by Tiffany Waldron

A year on from craft beer's #MeToo reckoning, Pink Boots Society president and Beer Agents For Change co-founder Tiffany Waldron asks just how much things have changed. And if the local beer industry remains very much a boys' club.


Aussie Exports: Annette May

May 24, 2022 by Crafty Pint

Three decades after moving to the US, Annette May has gone from someone who didn't drink beer to “that strange Australian woman with all that hair who knows a lot about beer” and now a Brewer's Association Mentor Of The Year.


Brew & A: Luke Cooper

May 23, 2022 by Will Ziebell

One of the country's first alcohol-free brewing companies, the proudly indigenous-owned and led Sobah recently appointed their first head brewer, Wailwan man Luke Cooper. We caught up with the "bushtucker brewer".


Supporting Flood Victims With Beer And Cheer

May 19, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Craft Beer Coopery has spent years encouraging men to talk about their mental wellbeing. Their latest initiative sees them send their conversation-starting craft beer crates to Lismore in support of those impacted by recent floods.


A Good Week Of Beer

May 17, 2022 by Crafty Pint

Good Beer Week is taking a breather in 2022 but some of Victoria's breweries and venues are running their events as planned. We caught up with some of those going full steam ahead to find out more.


Brew & A: Luigi Mensi

May 16, 2022 by Judd Owen

From mead-making in Italy via sweet potato-picking in Bundaberg to trialling souring bacteria in Marrickville, motorcycling metalhead Luigi Mensi has enjoyed a colourful path in life. We caught up with Batch's head brewer to find out more.


Pint of Origin – One Week To Go!

May 13, 2022 by Crafty Pint

Pint of Origin returns to Melbourne for a tenth time on May 20. With no Good Beer Week this year, we decided to go solo and have added some sweet new features to the festival. Check them out and get ready for #PoO22!


From Backyard Brews To The Real Deal

May 11, 2022 by Jono Outred

The team at Margaret River Brewhouse launched their Backyard Brewing Tournament as a means of staying connected to their homebrewing roots. Little did they know it would help launch the brewing careers of others.


Who Brews Middle Island Beers?

May 10, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Middle Island isn't as well known as some of Victoria's other coastal outposts but for Warrnambool locals, it holds a special place in their hearts. Middle Island Brewing Co is a new brewing company launched by a group of locals who want to put their island and region on the map for craft beer drinkers.

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