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The Best Of Beer 2022

The Best Of Beer 2022

Christmas is approaching so it must be time for us to look back at the year just gone. And in a change from past years, we're kicking off with a look at the standout themes of 2022 on a national scale.

December 19, 2022 by James Smith


Your Mates To Open A Bowlo in 2023

December 16, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Your Mates have already enjoyed an impressive 2022 and, as they year draws to a close, they've got one more major announcement up their sleeve. They're set to open a bowls club of their own in 2023 in the town of Cooroy.


The Making Of A Champion Hazy

December 15, 2022 by Will Ziebell

There's a lot of beer available and a lot of it's good but what separates a good beer from a great one? And what exactly goes on at beer judging? To find out, we spent three days tracing the judging of the Juicy-Hazy category and spoke to the brewer behind the overall winner to find out what makes a Champion Hazy Beer.


Future Mountain's Reservoir Brewpub Up For Sale

December 15, 2022 by James Smith

Future Mountain have listed their Reservoir brewery and venue for sale โ€“ but it's not what it seems. The founders plan to move to different parts of Victoria with their families and create a new Future Mountain with two rural bases.


Beer Cartel To Be Online Only In 2023

December 14, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Beer Cartel are closing their physical store in Sydney at the start of next year, with the popular beer retailer deciding to move their operation entirely online. We spoke to co-founder Richard Kelsey about the decision and their future plans.


Found Further Afield: FOUND. Lab

December 14, 2022 by Guy Southern

With construction on their ambitious Perth Girls School project pushed back, the team behind FOUND. are set to launch a new venture in the meantime. FOUND. Lab will open south of Perth in early 2023, and could become their "wild workshop".


Capital Brewing: Five Years In Five Beers

December 13, 2022 by Will Ziebell

It's been an impressive 2022 for Capital. Their green credentials have shone brightly and it also marks five years since their Fyshwick brewery opened. To mark the milestone, we invited them to head down Memory Lane.


Who Brews Good Folk Beers?

December 12, 2022 by Neil Richardson

Newcastle's beer lovers have another brewery of their own after two well-known local publicans ventured into brewing for the first time. We caught up with the team at Good Folk Brewing as they opened their doors to the public.


The Collaborators: Beer Fans

December 8, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Branded t-shirts, hats and hoodies have become a major part of craft beer. But when you've got beer to make, merch isn't always at the top of your to-do list. Enter Beer Fans: a business built to make beer merch easier.


Phantasm: The Ghost Coming To Your Beer

December 7, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Hops and their vibrant aromatics create much excitement among beer fans but a ghostly new flavour is attracting attention among brewers. That ghost is Phantasm, so we chatted to the man behind it and one of the first local brewers to try it.

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