News & Feature Stories

Total Eclipse Of The Hop

Seven years after the launch of Enigma, Hop Products Australia today unveil the latest` hop variety to graduate from their breeding program. Eclipse is a sibling of star pupil Galaxy set to bring a hit of mandarin to an IPA near you soon.

November 9, 2020 by James Smith


Who Brews At 22 Paces?

November 6, 2020 by Dorian Broomhall

The beer lovers of Tassie will be able to sample the first release from new brewing company 22 Paces this weekend. Dorian Broomhall caught up with co-owner Steve Tully to find out more.


It's Good To Be Social

November 5, 2020 by Will Ziebell

It's fair to say 2020 has thrown plenty of curveballs at the beer industry yet the industry's come up with plenty of ways to do good. Now Local Brewing Co have brought a number of them together under the Social Tinnies banner.


Black Hops & Love For Local Dominate Beer Cartel's 2020 Survey

November 5, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Support for local beer rose sharply in 2020 as drinkers rallied behind their locals during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Beer Cartel's annual survey. It also says Black Hops replace Balter as the country's favourite brewery.


Brew & A: Five Barrel Brewing

November 4, 2020 by James Smith

From bushfires to COVID, closures, cans, quarantine and a Kiwi, it's been a full-on year at Wollongong's Five Barrel. As they launch their new look lineup, we chat to founder Phil and his new head brewer, imported via hotel quarantine from NZ.


Heading Sou'East To Sou'West

October 30, 2020 by Ben Hopkins

One of brewing's elder statesmen is on the move after thirteen years in the Otway Ranges. We caught up with Luke Scott to chat about his decision to switch Prickly Moses for new Torquay brewery Sou'West and a job closer to family.


More Good News For Victoria's Brewers

October 29, 2020 by James Smith

The day after they were able to open for the first time since July, Victoria's brewers have received more good news by the state government. Those with producer's licenses are now eligible for the Licensed Hospi​tality Venue Fund.


Back On The Craft Beers Pt II

October 28, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Many of Melbourne's historic pubs have been closed this year longer than they were during even the world wars. Among them is the Rainbow Hotel in Fitzroy. As they prepare to reopen after 180 days closed, we ask how it's been.


Back On The Craft Beers Pt I

October 27, 2020 by James Smith

As Melbourne's venues prepare to reopen, we return to the pub with which we kicked off our Postcards from the Edge series on March 23. We joined Cherry Tree staff and a local to see how they've survived two lockdowns.


Postcards From The Edge No.57: Back In The Van

October 26, 2020 by Mick Wust

Beer tourism was hit hard during the COVID-19 shutdowns, but now venues are open and borders are closed, local customers are keeping Hop On Brewery Tours busy. We chatted to them about beer tourism in a pandemic.

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