WA's Brew Moon Rises Again

A unique COVID era collab between 21 breweries and a distillery in WA has borne fruit for a second time. Four years after dozens of kegs were turned into a fundraising spirit, Brew Moon Rising reappears as a whiskey.

The Secret Brewer: Voluntary Administration

Voluntary administrations have become a defining feature of the beer world over the past two years in the face of unprecedented economic challenges. Here, one brewer discusses the repercussions on the wider industry.

The Brewers Institute Launches

Several experienced brewing and distilling leaders have launched The Brewers Institute; courses that aim to assist brewery owners build strong craft businesses.

HPA's Tim Lord Announces Retirement

Tim Lord, CEO and managing director of HPA (Hop Product Australia), has announced he plans to retire in 2025 after nearly two decades overseeing a a period of significant transition and growth at the Tasmania-based hop growers.

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Great Ocean Road Brewing Expand Into Former Sou'West Site In Torquay

Great Ocean Road Brewing are taking over the former home of Sou’West Brewery in Torquay, after the latter entered administration in May. Co-founder Matt Shortal about their decision to secure the site and plans for the future.

Hiker To Open Taproom At Former Black Hops Brisbane & Semi-Pro Site

Less than 18 months after opening their Salisbury brewery, Hiker Brewing Co are opening a second location: a brewery and taproom in East Brisbane’s Manilla Street, in the space formerly occupied by Black Hops.

Red Top Brewing’s Bedford Brews

If you ever spot Red Top Brewing Co's truck, you're in for a beer experience with a difference. It's the brainchild of brewer Emily Allsopp, who tells about her passion for beer, brewing and her impressive bar-for-hire.

Margaret River-Based Black Brewing Has Gone Into Administration

Black Brewing Co has entered administration. The Margaret River-based operation, which won Champion WA Brewery at the 2023 Indies, has appointed Avior Consulting and is to close its restaurant on June 15.

Working Title's Hot Climate Coolship

Tradition dictates that coolships should be used to create spontaneously-fermented beers in the cooler months in cool climates. So Working Title decided to give it a go in subtropical Queensland. Judd Owen joined them.

Small Gods; Big Ideas

Small Gods are tiny by name and nature but have caused a stir with their unique approach. Michael Donaldson explores their story and beers, including the 8 Wired collab named Supreme Winner at the New World Beer & Cider Awards.

Bright Brewery Look Back On 18 Years With 18 Beers

It's been 18 years since Bright Brewery came to life and it's safe to say a lot's happened in that times. The High Country Brewery Trail continues to grow, Bright's built a production brewery and their beers now have a greater footprint than ever before. To mark their 18th birthday, the brewery has looked back on 18 years with 18 beers.

The Future Of Black Hops

After being saved from liquidation by a group of new and existing shareholders, the new owners of Black Hops appointed industry veteran Nick Boots as CEO. We spoke to the Gold Coast operation's new boss about their plans.

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Lager Rules As Finlay's Win Champion Beer At Perth Royal Beer Awards

Finlay's Brewing, a small brewery in Kalbarri – almost 600km north of Perth – have won Champion Beer at the 2024 Perth Royal Beer Awards. Rocky Ridge, Otherside and Margaret River Beer Co claimed the brewery trophies.

Lion Set To Close Malt Shovel Brewery

Lion is set to close the Malt Shovel Brewery in Sydney's Inner West in August. The decision spells an end to nearly four decades of brewing on the site, the birthplace of Hahn Brewery and the James Squire range of beers.

Sauce Brewing Launch Equity Crowdfunding Campaign With OnMarket

Inner-west Sydney brewery Sauce have announced an equity crowdfunding campaign with OnMarket. They're currently seeking expressions of interest before the campaign goes live on

BentSpoke: Ten Lessons From Ten Years

BentSpoke Brewing are celebrating ten years since their story kicked off but the couple behind it, Richard Watkins and Tracy Margrain, have long been involved in the local beer scene. As they mark the occasion, we caught up with the Canberra brewers so they could teach us all Ten Lessons From Ten Years.

Lallemand Launch New Yeast Strain, LalBrew Pomona, For Modern, Hop-Forward Beers

You don't need us to tell you that hop-forward IPAs are rather popular. And now Lallemand have given brewers a new tool for creating such beers with the release of their LalBrew Pomona yeast strain.

FogHorn Founder Takes Full Control Of Brewery As Mighty Craft Exit Craft

Shawn Sherlock, who built a reputation as one of Australia's finest brewers while at Murray's, has taken full control of FogHorn Brewery almost a decade on from launching the business, with Mighty Craft exiting craft beer.

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