Sydney's independent Inner West breweries have smashed past crowdfunding records, securing $200 million via their drive. They will now merge to form Australia's largest independent brewing company.
We've clocked up another 12 listings in the brewery, venue and bottleshop directory, which means it's time for another roundup in case you missed them first time around.
Ahead of the fifth High Country Hops festival in Beechworth, Bridge Road have hosted their first Beer Glamp, inviting winemakers and brewers to town to collaborate on beers (and sleep in yurts).
Swedish punks Millencolin have toured Australia many times over the years. But their most recent visit was a little different as their frontman is now a brewer – and laid down a few collabs between shows.
It was while working in the Melbourne beer industry Jessica Andersen first met her husband, Christian Andersen of Beer Here. Having moved with him to Denmark, she now brews wood-aged beers on the island of Bornholm.
He was studying in Colorado as it was experiencing its craft beer boom so now, years later and on the other side of the world, Jon Fuchs has persuaded his mates to join him to become part of the Brisbane boom.
Is it just a marketing term? Are XPAs just pale ales or session IPAs by another name? Either way, there's plenty around so we took on more than 20 of them in another Crafty blind tasting.
Spend time in South East Queensland talking about new and interesting beers and it's not long before Currumbin Valley Brewing comes up. We joined Smokey and Luke on the former's banana farm to find out why.
Australia's family of barrel-ageing and blending breweries gained a new member in autumn 2019 with the opening of Future Mountain in Reservoir. We called in ahead of launch date to chat to founders Ian and Shane.
It started out as a bunch of mates brewing together at weekends, turned into a mission to get beer on tap in their favourite bars and eventually become South Fremantle Brewing. As they launch their first can, we find out more...