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The Collaborators: South West Hops

The Collaborators: South West Hops

It's not just the brewing scene that's expanding apace in WA's South West – there's a growing number of local producers supplying brewers too. Among them is South West Hops, who significantly stepped up their output in 2022.

September 14, 2022 by Will Ziebell


Brew & A: Reckless Brewing's Grace Fowler

September 12, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Reckless have brought local beer back to Bathurst and leading the way is co-founder Grace Fowler. We caught up with the longtime brewer to hear how she went from a "baptism of fire" to head brewer of her own operation.


Steph Howard's New Heights

September 8, 2022 by Will Ziebell

She started out in the beer industry as a 20-year-old that didn't drink beer but has become one of the best-known individuals both here and in NZ. We sat down with Steph Howard as she steps into an even bigger role at Cryer Malt.


The Collaborators: Chilled Solutions

September 7, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Chilled Solutions are dedicated to helping bartenders pour perfect pints but their essential role tends to be hidden from beer drinkers. We caught up with the founders of the small Melbourne business to find out why they launched and how they become the beer techs of choice for indie bars and breweries.


Colonial Brewing Co Becomes CBCo

September 6, 2022 by Crafty Pint

Following controversy surrounding their name, Colonial Brewing Co have transitioned to become CBCo, with the decision made to "better reflect modern tastes" and help drive their continued growth.


Capital Become A B Corp Business

September 5, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Capital Brewing have secured B Corp accreditation, making them just one of three Australian brewing companies to secure the status in acknowledgement of their positive social and environmental impact.


Want To Own A Bar For Free?

September 1, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Want to own a bar for free? The founders of crafty Preston hangout Hard Rubbish are moving on and have decided the best way to find the right owners for their beloved Hardo is to give it away to the people with the best vision for its future.


Who Brews Full Circle Beers?

August 31, 2022 by Jono Outred

Small breweries cropping up in all manner of places but few as impressive as Bridgetown's grand hotel. We caught up with the Full Circle crew who brew out of The Bridgetown Hotel in the small town three hours from Perth.


Hops 'n' Robbers

August 30, 2022 by Will Ziebell

It's not uncommon for brewpubs to have a stack of games for anyone looking to settle in but no there's a card game with breweries at its heart. We caught up with the creators of Hops ‘n’ Robbers to find out more.


HPA Invest In Major New Pellet Plant

August 25, 2022 by Will Ziebell

The country's largest hop grower is investing in a major pelleting plant in Victoria which will allow them to keep up with their expanding farm capacity. Hop Products Australia also believe it will provide more consistent hops for brewers.

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