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The Mill Expand And Rebrand

The Mill Expand And Rebrand

Melbourne venues are looking forward to the end of the month but The Mill Brewery have more reason than most to be excited. They've recently finished work on a production brewery in Thomastown and rebranded too.

October 4, 2021 by Will Ziebell


Shapeshifter's Taproom Opens Today

October 1, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Shapeshifter have been building a reputation for their hazy beers, big stouts and willingness to embrace new trends since launching in 2019. Today, they open the doors to their new home, featuring a 12hL brewhouse and a dozen taps.


The Wild Ones

September 30, 2021 by Luke Robertson

A spontaneously fermented beer won Champion Australian Beer at this year's AIBAs, and a number of Australian brewers are creating beers inspired by the lambics of Belgium. In The Wild Ones, we join them down the rabbit hole.


Firies-Supporting Brewing Company Wins Brew Rocket Grant

September 29, 2021 by Will Ziebell

A brewing company created to support emergency service workers has won the first Brew Rocket grant designed to reward sustainability and social responsibility. Firehouse 51 was selected by a panel put together by Craft Instinct.


The Overland Corner Hotel Flowers Anew

September 28, 2021 by James Smith

There have been many heartwarming and inspirational tales to come from the beer world during the pandemic, but few as colourful as this. Here's how a Sydney family went from hitting the road to a houseboat to an historic pub.


Going Green: KlippaKan

September 24, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Plastic can holders might be ubiquitous in craft beer but a local company has developed another way to keep your tinnies together. Johnston Packaging and Grifter have just unveiled the KlippaKan, which has been in the works for a year.


The IBA Launches A Code Of Conduct

September 23, 2021 by Crafty Pint

Australia's Independent Brewers Association has today unveiled its new code of conduct. It has been created on the back of allegations of sexual assault, harassment and discrimination in the beer industry both here and overseas.


Yarragon-na Love The New Ale House

September 21, 2021 by Samuel Laffy

The Yarragon Ale House has been serving drinkers and homebrewers in Gippsland for 15 years. But, following a major refit it's been reinvented as a 15-tap bar and bottleshop that wouldn't be out of place in Brunswick or Collingwood.


Brew & A: Stingray

September 20, 2021 by Will Ziebell

When you work in a bar or brewery, you may well impart a little of your personality onto the business. For Bodriggy's Stingray, however, he's gone rather further: his name is now that of their upstairs bar and an offshoot beer brand.


Chappy's Crafty Chippies

September 17, 2021 by Will Ziebell

It started as a side hustle in the food truck at Thunder Road and has since outgrown two kitchens and become a popular snack – and beer pairing item – in Melbourne's crafty venues. We meet the man behind Chappy's Snacks.

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