All Aboard For Pint of Origin 2024

We're only a week into March but it's always good to have something to look forward to – so here's the 21-strong lineup for Pint of Origin. The festival returns to May for a 12th time from May 10 to 19.

Marking Ten Years Of The Best Beer Media

The Beer Media trophy at the Australian International Beer Awards will be presented for a tenth time in May. Here, the current holder of the title looks back and forward with the winners from the past decade.

Hawkers Emerge From Administration With Same Team In Charge

Hawkers have emerged from a period of voluntary administration with the same management structure in place after their proposal for a financial restructuring of the business was accepted unanimously by creditors.

TWØBAYS' Free the Taps Returns For March

TWØBAYS Brewing's​ national celebration of gluten-free beer, ​Free the Taps, has returned for a fourth year. The week-long event sees some 15 different gluten-free beer style appear on tap at several of Australia's finest craft beer bars.

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Ryefield Hops' Certifiably Sustainable Growth

Ahead of this year's hop harvest, we paid a visit to Ryefield Hops, the family-run hop farm in the south of New South Wales, to see firsthand how they're putting sustainable practices at the heart of everything they do.

Moffat Beach Top The Royal Queensland Beer Awards Once Again

Moffat Beach have once again left an awards ceremony with arms full of trophies, including by securing the Grand Champion Beer at the Royal Queensland Beer Awards. It continues a remarkable run for the brewers, while Stomping Ground, Slipstream and Hiker were among the other major trophy winners.

South Australian Breweries Unite Through AI

Several South Australian breweries have been closely cooperating through AI, with Barossa Valley Brewing, Western Ridge, Rehn Bier and KI Brewery, all saying it's helping navigate the current economic climate.

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.

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.

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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.

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