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Crafty Crawls: Melbourne CBD – North

In part two of our guide to the best places to grab a good beer in Melbourne's CBD, we take in the northern half above Bourke Street, where you'll find boilermakers, container bars, Viking horns and history dripping from the walls.

May 13th, 2019 by Will Ziebell


Crafty Crawls: Melbourne CBD – South

May 10th, 2019 by Kerry McBride

The beer offering in Melbourne's CBD has come a long way since we ran our first Crafty Crawl guide. So it's time to rework it into a two-parter. Here, we kick off in the city's southern half.


Bridge Road Splits From Australia

May 9th, 2019 by James Smith

Bridge Road Brewers have issued a Declaration Of Independence, forming a micronation on the grounds of their brewery under the name Brewland.


Golden Days Before They End

May 8th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

A few years ago, as the Australian craft beer scene started to move into overdrive, golden ales looked like being one of the driving forces. Today, they're rarely found on tap or in fridges. So, what's changed?


The (Pint of) Origin Story

May 8th, 2019 by James Smith

When Good Beer Week 2019 kicks off, it will feature Pint of Origin for the eighth time. Before we forget too much about our little slice of the festival, we thought we'd reminisce with participants old and new.


Who Brews Burra Beers?

May 6th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

The local brewing industry in South Gippsland continues to grow, with Burra Brewing launching in Korumburra last August. We got in touch with the founder and head brewer to find out more.


Crafty Crawls: Footscray

May 3rd, 2019 by Luke Robertson

In the relatively short period since we ran our first Crafty Crawl guide on Footscray and surrounds, things have developed apace. Here, Luke Robertson takes us on a tour of his home turf to bring things up to date.


Brew & A: Ken Friend

May 2nd, 2019 by Mick Wust

He went from homebrewing in the Air Force to trainee brewer to head brewer in just a year. Now settled in at the helm of 4 Hearts in Ipswich, we invited Ken Friend to be part of our Brew & A series.


Even More Monkey Business

May 1st, 2019 by Guy Southern

Margaret River-based Cheeky Monkey this week unveiled a new look as they look to step things up following the opening of a $4m production brewery. Guy Southern dropped in to find out more.


Meet The Hop Doctor

April 30th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Dr Tom Shellhammer is a world-leading expert in hop chemistry helping brewers understand how better to use hops. We caught up with him in Tasmania as he gives a series of talks in Australia.

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