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Big Shed: Ten Lessons From Ten Years

Big Shed: Ten Lessons From Ten Years

Big Shed's story is the quintessential craft beer tale of two homebrewers taking a chance on themselves and their beers. As they celebrate a decade since launching, we asked Jason and Craig what they've learnt over the years.

October 20, 2022 by Will Ziebell


Wayward & Batch Join Forces As The Local Drinks Collective

October 19, 2022 by James Smith

Wayward and Batch have today announced the formation of a new collective of independent breweries they hope will give them greater firepower to compete with the multinational beverage companies dominating Australia.


Consolidation & Cooperation: Where To For Indie Beer?

October 19, 2022 by James Smith

Today's launch of the Local Drinks Collective by Wayward and Batch adds another layer of nuance to the local brewing industry. We look at what lies behind it and whether we'll see more cooperation and consolidation among small brewers.


Akasha To Open A Sydney Barrel Room

October 17, 2022 by James Smith

They're best known for their mastery of hops, but the team at Akasha are set to showcase a rather different side to the brewery. We called into the soon-to-open Akasha Barrel Room in Leichhardt to get the lowdown.


The Indies 2022 Winners

October 14, 2022 by James Smith

White Bay claimed Champion Beer for their Lager at the 2022 Indies, a night on which Moffat Beach continued their remarkable run of form, and Jade Flavell of The Wheaty won a Champion Brewery trophy and the Services To Industry award.


A Day In The Life Of: A Beer Steward

October 13, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Ahead of the 2022 Indies awards, we went behind the scenes at judging. While there, Will Ziebell spent time with Joslyn Erickson, the Indies Coordinator, to find out who and what goes into becoming a beer awards steward.


Dainton Open A Second Taphouse In Melbourne

October 12, 2022 by James Smith

Following a successful crowdfunding campaign earlier in the year, Dainton Beer have taken over the former home of The Public Brewery in Croydon. It opens under the new owners for the first time this evening.


The Beer Slingers: Bobbie Peels

October 11, 2022 by Will Ziebell

After years running various hospo businesses, including launching Burnley Brewing, old mates Phil Gijsbers and Neil Mills have their first pub. With renos complete at the historic Bobbie Peels, we invited them to kick off a new series.


Jarrah Boy Brings Native Ingredients To The Fore

October 6, 2022 by Will Ziebell

A new Sunshine Coast-based brewing company showcasing native ingredients is set to launch later this month. Jarrah Boy is the latest venture from Dale Vocale, an Indigenous chef, entrepreneur and proud Monero Ngarigo man.


Bar La Sirène Opens In Alphington

October 4, 2022 by James Smith

More than a decade after moving into a warehouse in Melbourne's inner northeast, the farmhouse and wild ale specialists at La Sirène have opened their doors to the public. We called in for a chat, beer, food and champagne.

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