News & Feature Stories

Native Flavours. Great Intentions

Spinifex Brewing Co is an Aboriginal- and veteran-owned brewing company aiming to showcase native flavours to the world, all while supporting military mental health services.

January 14, 2021 by Ben Hopkins


Park Beers For The Road

January 13, 2021 by Crafty Pint

COVID's impact has made us appreciate many of the wonderful things that surround us, including Australia's spectacular natural environment. Supporting that beauty with the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife are For The Road.


Who Blends Sobremesa Beers?

January 12, 2021 by Will Ziebell

At the end of 2020, Casey Grieve and Hannah McErlane released the first farmhouse style release as Sobremesa Fermentary & Blendery. We caught up with the couple to talk about their vision for the new brewing company.


Help Us Get Blind: Hazy Pales

January 11, 2021 by Crafty Pint

Having managed to squeeze in a post-lockdown(s) blind tasting just before 2020 drew to a close, we're kicking off the new year with a look at hazy pales. And we'd love your help compiling a long list of those available in Australia.


Two Birds Bought By Fermentum

January 11, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Two Birds have been acquired by Fermentum, the parent company of Stone & Wood and Fixation, among others. It comes ten years after founders Jayne Lewis decided to form Australia's first female-owned brewing company.


Who Brews In Karratha?

January 7, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

It's one of the most remote breweries in Australia, but after surviving year one in good shape, the team at North West Brewing in Karratha are expanding and looking forward to sending beer outside the Pilbara.


Ryefield Hops: Securing A Future

January 6, 2021 by Will Ziebell

At the start of last year, the small-scale Ryefield Hops' entire harvest was destroyed by drought and the subsequent bushfires. We caught up with co-founder Jade McManus to talk about the year that was and their plans for the future.


Who Brews Straddie Beers?

January 5, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Anyone who's visited North Stradbroke Island – or Straddie – will know it's a gem of a place. These days, it also has a brewing company producing beers inspired by its natural beauty. We got in touch to find out more.


2020: The Year In Beer – NT

January 4, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

The Northern Territory may have lost much of its tourism trade in 2020, but support from the local community and a willingness to adapt ensured brewers were able to end the year on the up.


Summer On The South Coast

December 31, 2020 by Ben Hopkins

A year ago, instead of preparing to celebrate New Year's Eve, many in Australia were fighting for their lives, including those on the NSW South Coast. We caught up with some of the region's beer people as they look forward to a brighter summer.

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