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Who Brews Rare Bird Beers?

They've known each other for 30 years and all brewed at home before joining forces to release beers commercially as Rare Bird Brewing. We got in touch with the tiny Hurstbridge operation to find out more.

April 12, 2021 by Ben Hopkins


Brew Dudes: Agents Of Chaos, Laughter & Beer

April 8, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

We often feel that a few drinks can make us funny but fortunately for the Brew Dudes, their craft stands apart from craft beer. As they reach the halfway mark of their Melbourne International Comedy Festival show that's dedicated to beer, we caught up with the duo behind the outfit to find out more.


A Day In The Life Of: A Technical Brewer

April 7, 2021 by James Smith

He gets to play around with new ingredients and techniques as much, if not more, than any brewer in the country, yet you'll never taste his beers. We spent A Day In The Life Of Ellerslie Hop's technical brewer Glenn Harrison.


Who Brews Bucketty's Beers?

April 6, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

They hoped to open a brewpub in their hometown of Bucketty's, but when council rejected their plans took the good times to Brookvale. We caught up with the man behind the Northern Beaches' newest brewpub.


Going Green: Bright Bins

April 5, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Bright Brewery have long put sustainable practices at the core of their business and are now looking to take a recycling initiative nationwide.


Where's The Craft Beer Crew Gone?

April 5, 2021 by Crafty Pint

One of Australia's most popular Facebook beer groups disappeared over the weekend, leaving its founder at a loss as to what happened.


The Nomads Hightail It Into Mudgee

April 2, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

The family behind Nomad Brewing and Experienceit Beverages have opened a second brewery in collaboration with a group of locals. Three Tails Brewery and Smokehouse opened in Mudgee – their "home away from home" – on Good Friday.


Behind Bars: The TapHouse Townsville

April 1, 2021 by Samuel Laffy

Some thought they'd have to put Great Northern on to survive. Nine hundred craft beers through their taps later, it looks like the TapHouse Townsville crew backed the right horse after all.


Help Us Get Blind: Lagers Round II

April 1, 2021 by Crafty Pint

Blimey, there's a lot of lagers out there these days. We've locked in most of the spots for our pale lager blind tasting but we reckon we can squeeze in a few more. So, it's over to you to decide which ones...


We're Going On A Beer Hunt

March 31, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Beer tourism is an oft-touted economic benefit of the rise of local breweries. Now two suburban areas with more local beer than most have invested in the establishment of local brewery trails with support from local government.

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