Postcards from the edge

Postcards from the Edge No.43: Bingo – It's A Gas

Watching customers pull into and out of a servo in Wagga Wagga might sound like an odd way to spend a Tuesday night. But the Servo Bingo concept, launched by the Thirsty Crow during lockdown, is proving a hit.

Today by Will Ziebell


Postcards from the Edge No.43: Open & Shut Case

July 6th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

It's a scenario all venue owners have feared since Australia started to move towards reopening: a second lockdown. And it came to Ascot Vale on the day Jimmy's Tap & Barrel was set to open for the first time since March.


Postcards from the Edge No.42: Good Beer Still Helps

June 30th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

The campaign to provide four-packs of indie beer to thousands of essential workers has entered a new stage with mixed A Good Beer Always Helps packs now hitting BWS and Dan Murphy's stores across the country.


Postcards from the Edge No.41: Let There Be Gin

June 29th, 2020 by Mick Wust

In the space of a few months, Lee McAlister-Smiley, founder of Brisbane's White Lies Brewing, has gone from having no idea how to make hand sanitiser to producing wasabi gin alongside his beers.


Postcards from the Edge No.40: All Change, Please!

June 26th, 2020 by James Smith

One of Melbourne's best-loved pubs reopens today. The Terminus changed ownership before COVID hit and the pandemic gave the new team the chance to bring forward planned renovations.


Postcards from the Edge No.39: It Ain't Weak To Speak

June 17th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

More than 20 Brisbane brewers plus other industry suppliers have joined forces to create a collaborative beer designed to raise funds and awareness for Queensland mental health charity LIVIN.


Postcards from the Edge No.38: Room At The Inn

June 12th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Now venues are reopening across Australia, two mates keen to get back to their favourite watering hole have devised a new system that allows customers to find out if there's room for them at their local.


Postcards from the Edge No.37: Band Aid

June 10th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

The live music scene has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, longstanding live music supporters Young Henrys have joined forces with Inertia Music to sell local artists' vinyl with their beers.


Postcards from the Edge No.36: Centralian Care

June 4th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

With venues open again and restrictions eased more than elsewhere in Australia, Alice Springs Brewing Co have been doing their bit to get local hospo businesses going again with their Centralian Care Package.


Postcards from the Edge No.35: Keeping Local Alive Alive

June 2nd, 2020 by Will Ziebell

The Keeping Local Alive campaign has been embraced by the beer community as businesses navigate unprecedented times. Some brewers have even put it on their cans, including Boatrocker with their new fundraising Local Lager.

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