WA Brewery Golden West Brings In Administrators

Another local brewery has entered administration, with the founders of Golden West in the Perth suburb of Subiaco running out of money. There is hope, however, that the venue will reopen as a brewery under new owners.

Modus Team Up With YouTube & Podcast Creators For Trash Taste Pale Ale

Modus Brewing have teamed up with the hit podcasters and YouTube stars Trash Taste, to collaborate on Trash Taste Pale Ale. The Tokyo-based content creators are dedicated to all things anime, gaming and fandom but have a deep love for beer and food too, which is where Modus came in.

Snappy 'n' Hoppy: The Rise of West Coast Pilsner & Cali IPA

Leaner, crisper styles of hoppy beer are growing in popularity. We spoke to some of those exploring West Coast pilsners and California IPAs to find out where they've come from and where they're going.

Changing Of The Guard At Otherside Brewing

There's been a big change at Otherside Brewing as their founding head brewer, Rhys Lopez, departs to focus on a new project and vastly-experienced former Little Creatures brewer Andy Scade steps into the role.

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WSET Announces First Local Beer Course Providers

In 2023, WSET announced the organisation would be launching courses dedicated to beer education. Now those educators have been trained, WSET has revealed the first Australian providers of courses.

Diversifying The Pathways Into Brewing

With applications for this year's Young Henrys Brewing Scholarship for female, female-identifying and non-binary people closing soon, we chatted to two brewers about their experiences since ditching corporate jobs.

Bracket Brewing Forced To Find A New Home

Sydney's much-loved and small-scale Bracket Brewing have been forced to search for a new home after facing a significant rental increase. We chatted with cofounder Mike Meletopoulo about their difficult search for a new home.

WA's Beer History To Star In New State Library Exhibition

A new exhibition exploring nearly 200 years of brewing history in WA opens this weekend. Crafty writer Guy Southern, who conducted ten interviews covering the modern era, took us behind the scenes of Liquid Gold.

Turning Towards Terpenes

Hops are loaded with terpenes: aromatic compounds that drive much of what appeals to beer drinkers. As brewers look to use them to enhance aromas in their beers, we chatted to some of those exploring this new territory.

Slipstream Brewing's Founders Buy Shares Back From Mighty Craft

Slipstream Brewing's founders, Deale and Elisa Stanley-Hunt, have bought their shares back from Mighty Craft, which they sold to the "craft drinks accelerator" in 2019. The news follows the ASX-listed business selling their Jetty Road​ and Hills Cider to a group of publicans headed by former CUB boss Peter Filipovic.​

Chilling Their Way To More Sustainable Brewing

Frigid.Cloud only launched last year but their innovative software has been embraced by breweries across Australia and they've made inroads in America too. We chatted to them to find out about their sustainable brewing solution.

Big Shed Brewing Appoint Voluntary Administrators

Big Shed Brewing have appointed voluntary administrators, becoming the second Australian brewing company to do so this week, following Hawkers' announcement​ on Monday.

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Where To From Here For Local Beer?

With Hawkers – one of the most successful Australian breweries of the past decade – entering administration, we look at the impact of the current climate on the wider industry, and ask what change is needed to turn things around.

Hawkers Become The Latest Brewery To Enter Voluntary Administration

Hawkers have today become the latest brewery to enter voluntary administration. Their decision continues the steady stream of administrations and closures in the local beer industry over the past 18 months.

BrewCon 2024 Cancelled; Indies Awards Still Going Ahead

The Independent Brewers Association has taken the decision to cancel plans for this year's industry conference. BrewCon was due to take place in Perth after returning for a first time post-Covid in August last year.

Celebrate Your Favourite Local And Win!

As Local Beer Day approaches, we're celebrating some of the people who make the Aussie beer community what it is. And now it's your turn: nominate your favourite local and you could win prizes – for yourself and your local!

The High Country Hop Technical Symposium Returns For 2024

​The High Country Hop isn't just about delicious beer and music, with the Technical Symposium offering the chance for the industry to come together and learn. Details have just been released and registrations are now open.

Ballistic To Close Airlie Beach Venue; Seeking New Home In Region

The owners of Ballistic Beer Co have announced they are to close their existing venue in Airlie Beach and have embarked on a search for a new home for the brand in the region.

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