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.

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.

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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.

Melbourne's Multitude Of Missing Kegs

Over several months, kegs have been continually disappearing in Melbourne, with breweries, venues and Konvoy expressing concern about the scale of what's occurring. We spoke to some of those impacted about how it's harming the local beer industry.

BIRA Memberships For 2024 Now Open

​BIRA, or the Australian Brewing Interlaboratory Reference Analytes, is a not-for-profit craft beer laboratory proficiency program created for brewers looking to boost their beer quality. Memberships for 2024 are now open.

Celebrate Local Beer On Local Beer Day

The lineup for the inaugural Local Beer Day is live, with events taking place across Australia on February 24. Beer lovers can now search for their nearest event – and there's still time for breweries and beer venues to sign up.

Jett Righetti Slays Beer

At just 23, Jett Righetti has finished a brewing course at TAFE, is an assistant brewer at Happy Valley, and has his eyes set on winning awards and opening a brewery. Read on to find out how Jett Righetti Slays Beer.

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GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2023: Analysis

We've taken a deep dive into the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers to see what trends and insights the 2023 countdown reveals in our annual analysis feature.

Reckless Beers Will Appear At Bathurst 12 Hour

Reckless Brewing have enjoyed considerable success since opening in Bathurst and the local love for the brewery only seems to be growing. This year's Repco Bathurst 12 Hour is set to feature their beers, with the full details in the media release below.

The Year Of Living Precariously

A year ago today, news that Ballistic Beer Co had entered voluntary administration sent shockwaves through the local beer world. Here, we take a look back at the carnage that has followed in the 12 months since.

Wayward Brewing & Local Drinks Collective Emerge From Administration

Wayward Brewing and Local Drinks Collective have exited a period of voluntary administration with the existing owners still in charge. We spoke to company director Peter Philip after the DOCA was approved today.

Bitter Phew: Ten Lessons From Ten Years

From lockout laws to lockdowns, running a Sydney bar has presented plenty of challenges over the past decade, yet Bitter Phew continues to stand tall. As the institution turns ten, we chatted to co-founder Aaron Edwards.

Local Beer Legends

The local beer world wouldn't be the wonderful and diverse place it is without the people responsible for bringing beer to life and into your hands. So, as Local Beer Day approaches, we're shining a light on some of them.

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