Local Brewing Co's Melbourne Brewpub Opens This Week

The team behind Local Brewing Co are set to open their taproom this weekend in Melbourne's inner north. We spoke to a couple of the founders about their plans for the Clifton Hill space as well as their recent rebrand.

The Mill Brewery Go Greener

​The Mill Brewery recently installed a significant number of solar panels on their Thomastown production site. Here's the media release announcing the news.

Eagle Bay Leap Through Hoops... Slowly

Eagle Bay have launched Hoops, a years-in-the-making series celebrating wild ferments, barrel-ageing and patience. We chatted to brewer Keegan Steinbacher about the passion project launched with a little help from 3 Ravens.

The Beer World Pays Tribute To Pops

The beer world has been paying tribute to one of its "special men", after brewer and mentor Neil "Pops" Whittorn lost his battle with cancer. We spoke to some of those who knew him best.

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Capital & GWS Giants Launch Trees For Tomorrow 2023

​Capital Brewing have been making great strides to brew sustainably and with their community in mind; now, their latest campaign sees them pair up with the GWS Giants to launch Kick A Goal, Plant A Tree.

Barrett Burston & Cryer Malt Introduce A New Aussie Malt

​Barrett Burston and Cryer Malt have announced the release of Australian Extra Pale Malt which features two-row barley and has the lightest colour in their portfolio.

Aussie Hops: An International Perspective

Australian hops can ignite plenty of passion among local brewers but they're not alone. Overseas, the likes of Galaxy are often in high demand. With hop harvest underway, we asked some international brewers for their thoughts on our hops.

The Garage Project Story

Garage Project and their beers are much-loved on both sides of The Ditch, with the Wellington-based brewery making a mark on a global scale too. Here, Pursuit of Hoppiness editor Michael Donaldson explores their incredible story.

Otherside To Open A Taproom At Perth Airport

Perth Airport is set to become a whole lot craftier this year, with Otherside Brewing announcing they are building a taproom inside Terminal 2. We spoke to the team about their forthcoming new Brewlounge.

Catchment Lead Consortium Bringing Ballistic Out Of Administration

Catchment Brewing have become majority owners of Ballistic Beer in a deal that will see the latter leave voluntary administration and continue operation. Ballistic founder David Kitchen is to stay on as a shareholder and advisor.

Sea Women Ready to Go Thanks to TLC Beer

​Proceeds from sales of the Tropical Lager Coral'ation (TLC) beer have raised $25,000 to help launch the ground-breaking new reef conservation program. The initiative by Good Beer Co and Sobah launched in August 2022 and the proceeds have helped fund the Coral Sea Foundation to recruit the first eight First Nations women to take part.

The Zythologist Find A Home

Melbourne's southeast continues its crafty rise, with The Zythologist set to open by the end of 2023. We caught up with two of the chemical engineers behind the operation to ask what's next for the brewery launched at Monash Uni.

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A Day In The Life Of: A Beer Buyer

Being a beer buyer is an essential but somewhat hidden side of the industry and the kind of job that sounds as easy as they come. But, as Cherry Murphy explains, much work goes into deciding what makes the shelves at Blackhearts & Sparrows.

Heaps Normal Become A B Corp

Heaps Normal have joined the ranks of Australian brewers that a certified B Corp businesses, with the accreditation going to those who meet high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.

Fox Friday To Open Perth Brewpub

Fox Friday are set to open a brewpub in Perth, taking over Blasta's current site when the latter moves to a bigger venue in the coming months. It means the Hobart-based operation will have bases in three states by the end of 2023.

Blasta: Five Years In Five Beers

As Blasta turn five this weekend, it's a chance to reflect on a trophy-filled start to life driven by relentlessly high standards. Yet, with huge plans for the year ahead, founder Steve Russell is just as keen to look to the future.

Black Hops Top Beer Cartel's Australian Craft Beer Survey Again

Black Hops have topped the Australian Craft Beer Survey for the second time running, voted Australia's best brewery ahead of GABS Hottest 100 toppers Mountain Culture and BentSpoke by more than 14,000 people who took part.

Nail Acquire Billabong Brewery & Celebrate With A Trophy

Nail Brewing, pioneers of the Australian craft beer industry, have taken over another of the WA's longest-established breweries, Billabong. We chatted to founder John Stallwood as they enjoyed trophy success in Queensland.

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