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From Belgium With Love: The International Beer Collectors

It started with a British take on an Abbey ale, took in the farms, breweries and bars of Belgium, and ended up with some of the finest Belgian beers entering Australia via Newcastle. Meet the International Beer Collector.

July 20, 2020 by Neil Richardson


Postcards from the Edge No.44: The Million Dollar Tip Jar

July 17, 2020 by James Smith

As soon as Lockdown Mk II hit, the team behind Tip Jar, a fund launched to support the hospitality sector, ramped up their efforts again. We chatted to them about their fundraising beer and cocktail and hopes for the future.


The 2020 Australian Craft Beer Survey Launches

July 16, 2020 by James Smith

Beer Cartel's annual survey of attitudes, opinions, trends and spends in the Australian craft beer world has opened for 2020. It's your chance to contribute to a snapshot of the beer scene at this uniquely challenging time.


Craft Beer Heroes: Pete Meddings

July 15, 2020 by James Smith

He might not be a household name but if there's any craft beer-loving household in Australia that hasn't enjoyed the fruits of Pete Meddings' labour, we'd be surprised.


Postcards from the Edge No.43: Bingo – It's A Gas

July 14, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Watching customers pull into and out of a servo in Wagga Wagga might sound like an odd way to spend a Tuesday night. But the Servo Bingo concept, launched by the Thirsty Crow during lockdown, is proving a hit.


The Collaborators: The Post Project

July 10, 2020 by James Smith

From the first GABS to breweries big and small – more than 50 of them – shooting brand stories, beer launches, collabs and even a beer song, Alister Robbie has helped bring the Aussie beer world to life over the past decade.


It's Still In Your Hands

July 9, 2020 by Crafty Pint

With Melbourne and parts of Victoria back in lockdown and travel restrictions tightening elsewhere we're looking to update part of the Keeping Local Alive campaign site we'd hoped was no longer required.


Melbourne Goes Into Lockdown Again

July 7, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Victoria's Premier Daniel Andrews has announced Melbourne will face its second lockdown. The return to stage 3 conditions sees all pubs, bars and brewery venues closed for six weeks with potentially devastating consequences.


Postcards from the Edge No.43: Open & Shut Case

July 6, 2020 by Will Ziebell

It's a scenario all venue owners have feared since Australia started to move towards reopening: a second lockdown. And it came to Ascot Vale on the day Jimmy's Tap & Barrel was set to open for the first time since March.


Craft: What Does It Mean & Does It Matter?

July 3, 2020 by Will Ziebell

The debate is almost as old as craft beer itself: just what does "craft" mean? British beer writer Pete Brown spent lockdown writing a book examining the term and arguing that it remains absolutely essential.

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