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Who Brews Yellow Matter Beers?

Their name is taken from a Beatles classic, their idiosyncratic venue will transport you to another era, and their beers are designed to be super comfy and approachable. Meet the team behind Adelaide brewpub Yellow Matter.

Who Brews Crafty Robot Beers?

Tim and Damo met while brewing at Mismatch in the Adelaide Hills in 2018. Now, alongside Damo's wife Genevieve, they're at the helm of Crafty Robot, a brewery and taproom that opened in Adelaide's CBD this autumn.

Vale On Top At Adelaide Awards

Vale Brewing claimed Champion Large Brewery and Most Outstanding Beer In Show for their Fox Hat Phat Mongrel at the 2021 Royal Adelaide Beer and Cider Awards, which saw a large number of awards go to darker beers.

Crafty Crawls: The Adelaide 'Burbs

We've presented guides to good beer in the heart of Adelaide and many of SA's tourism regions, but there's plenty to be enjoyed in the 'burbs too. Matt King toured the city checking out the breweries, bars bottleshops and more besides.

SA Stalwarts Shine At Royal Adelaide Awards

Some of the breweries that helped lay the foundations for SA's beer scene today took centre stage at the 2020 Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards. Lobethal Bierhaus, Vale and Coopers were among the big winners.

Postcards from the Edge No.9: Big Easy's Virtual Venue

As soon as they saw the writing on the wall the team behind three Adelaide venues pivoted fast, creating a new online service recreating the experience of their venues as best as possible and keeping many staff employed.

Crafty's Advent Calendar: Mick Cameron

After careers that took in bars, brewing and distribution here and overseas, Mick Cameron, son Jack and his best mate Red Proudfoot launched Pirate Life, a brewery that had instant impact before selling to AB InBev.

Crafty Crawls: Adelaide's Small Bars

They may not offer bars lined with taps – or lengthy bottle and can lists – but, since a 2013 law change opened the door for them, many of Adelaide's small bars have been leading the way with craft beer, with enthusiastic staff serving well curated offerings.

Crafty Crawls: Adelaide

Two years on from its original publication, we've updated our Crafty Crawl guide to Adelaide's pubs and bigger bars. We'll be updating our guide to the city's small bars soon too.

Royal Adelaide Beer Awards Winners 2019

Most of the trophies at the 2019 Royal Adelaide Beer, Cider & Spirit Awards are staying in SA. Prancing Pony, Woolshed and Pirate Life, each won multiple awards, while Smiling Samoyed's Dark Ale won Most Outstanding Beer again.

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The Wheaty At 16

It's gone from craptastic pub to pioneering beer venue to award-winning brewpub. As Adelaide's Wheaty turns 16, Alexis Buxton-Collins traces its evolution with owner Jade Flavell.

Beer Travel: The Adelaide Hills

Once better known for its wines, the Adelaide Hills have become a treasure trove for beer lovers. Here, Matt King takes a meandering tour through the many breweries, venues and bottleshops that are found throughout.

Who Brews Mephisto Beers?

It's been a while now since we first spoke to Pete Wellington of Mephisto as part of a look at the next wave of SA brewers. Now, with his beers a regular fixture at indie venues in Adelaide, we went back to find out more.

Who Brews One Barrel Beers?

He's worked in the military, the wine industry, been a private investigator and driven trucks around the country. Now, the Too Many Zooz-loving Mark Prior is focused on his beer operation, One Barrel Brewing.

Who Brews Left Barrel Beers?

Brad Bown is on a mission to bring more farmhouse style beers to the Australian beer scene from his brewery home in the Adelaide Hills. Matt King caught up with him to find out more for our Who Brews...? series.

Bang. Banger. Bangest.

From little things, bigger things keep growing. The Little Bang crew has started on its second move to bigger premises in just three years. Matt King called in to find out more.

Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Winners 2018

There was an eclectic mix of winners big and small, old and young, at the Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards last night, with Coopers, Boston Brewing, Lobethal Bierhaus, Beer Garden Brewing and Fixation all taking out multiple trophies.

Big. Boozy. Fruity. Stoked.

When they learned their Boozy Fruit beer had taken out the People's Choice at the 2018 GABS festival, there was the odd tear in the house at Big Shed. Matt King called in to their brewery home to share a glass with co-owner Craig Basford.

New Boys Buy Brewboys

Now a decade old, Brewboys is very much a stalwart of the SA craft beer scene. And it's got new owners now, who plan to breathe new life into the business while retaining the beers and recipes upon which its reputation has been built.

Who Is Adelaide's Suburban Brewer?

He started sharing his homebrew with neighbours in a bid to get to know them better and they were so well received Tony Dichiera decided to test the water commercially. We find out more about Adelaide-based gypsy operation The Suburban Brew.


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More Sweet, Sweet Amber

The evolution of Adelaide's Sweet Amber continues. The Brew Café initially spawned a brewing arm with beers brewed under license at Barossa Valley but now operates its own microbrewery and second venue in Regency Park. Matt King dropped in.

Pirate Life Lands A $2 Million Bounty

Pirate Life took a massive step towards the completion of its proposed $15m second brewery site today with the announcement that the SA State Government has given the business a $2 million grant.

We're Gonna Need A Bigger Shed

Big Shed Brewing Concern is set to get a whole lot bigger after they announced plans for a $2.5m expansion. They were joined by SA Premier Jay Weatherill, whose government is providing more than one million dollars in grant funding and a low interest loan.

Big Shed Help West Thebby Get Social

The Big Shed team has a new home from home for its beer after hooking up with the owners of an Adelaide hotel to create a new craft beer venue. Matt King finds out more about the West Thebby Social Club.

Pirate Life Sold To CUB

Pirate Life Brewing has been sold to CUB / AB InBev. You can read the media release here and find our interview with co-founder Mick Cameron linked below too.

More On The Pirate Life Sale to AB InBev

Following the announcement that Pirate Life has been sold to CUB/AB InBev, we chatted to the Adelaide brewery's co-founder Mick Cameron and Peter Filipovic of AB InBev to find out more.

Pirates Aiming For Port

With the title of Australia's Best Brewery bestowed on them from the biggest ever survey of the country's craft beer drinkers, we chatted to Pirate Life co-founder Red Proudfoot about the recognition and where their ambition will take them next.

Bodriggy Takes Top Award In SA

It was a mixture of faces old and new as the trophies were handed out at the 2017 Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards. Among the winners were Pirate Life, Bodriggy, Nail, Vale, Coopers and Little Bang Brewing.

Who Brews Shifty Lizard Beers?

With his surname already ubiquitous in the craft beer world, Lee Stone had to find an alternative. He came up with Shifty Lizard and has since launched his first two beers following a successful Pozible campaign.

Too Big For The Big Shed

It's been a case of "You say hello, and I say goodbye" as brewing buddies Big Shed and Mismatch embark on new adventures in SA. Matt King spoke to both about their plans and how they see the beer scene developing.

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Behind Bars: Dane Adkins

We've written plenty about the burgeoning SA beer scene. Now, in our second Behind Bars feature, the owner of Sweet Amber Brew Café tells us what's hot at his bar and where he sees Adelaide's beer scene heading.

South Australia's Next Wave Pt I

Recent years have seen the South Australian brewing scene expand rapidly. And there's little sign of things slowing down soon, as Matt King discovered when he made contact with the next wave of brewers coming through.

Samoyeds Still Smiling

Myponga brewery Smiling Samoyed made it two for two at the Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards, with its Dark Ale backing up last year's Best Beer win. Other big winners last night included Pirate Life, Goodieson Brewery and Coopers.

Pint of Origin Hits SA

A plethora of Aussie beer never before seen in SA is making its way to Adelaide as Pint of Origin takes its first steps outside Good Beer Week. The ever popular multi-venue showcase of Aussie beer appears across the city from July 2 to 10.

Turning Wine Into Beer

The rise of craft beer continues to win over converts. After years on the road taking guests to wineries around his home state of South Australia, Matt Berresford was bitten by the beer bug, as Matt King discovered when they hit the road.

More Brew From The Boys

One of South Australia's longer established microbreweries is expanding as it prepares to mark eight years in business. Brewboys is opening a second site in Adelaide's west as it looks to cope with increasing demand for its beers.

The Micro Malting Man

Adelaide Hills brewer Al Turnbull of Lobethal Bierhaus is nearing the end of a decade long dream. He's designed and built his own in-house malting that will him to create his own malt for brewing, becoming the first SA craft brewer to do so.

Educating Molly Rose

Young brewer Nic Sandery is off on a round the world research trip part-funded by a successful crowd-funding campaign. His learnings in the different beer cultures will be brought to bear upon Molly Rose, his new brewing company, on return.

Stop, Collaborate & Mill In

As recently as five years ago, a brewing collaboration was a genuine novelty in Australia. These days, as this look at what's brewing in SA right now, it's far more commonplace, even if the outcomes turn out to be genuine novelties themselves.

The Collaborators: A Glimmer Of Hops

With hops in ever greater demand and supply shortages increasingly common, a South Australian is hoping to bring hop farming back to the Adelaide Hills. Matt King caught up with Stuart Binnion as he prepares for his first harvest.

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Beer Travel: Adelaide's Craftiest Beer Gardens

Summer's here, which means it's beer garden time. Matt King has been visiting many of the best and craftiest that Adelaide and surrounds has to offer, asking owners and patrons what makes a beer garden great.

The Geeks Inherit

More good news for SA's beer lovers as the brewing duo going by the name Little Bang have opened their own brewery and venue. It means bigger batches of their beers and yet another place where you can enjoy beer as fresh as fresh gets.

From Cellar to Shed

After almost a decade manning one of the most archaic brewing setups in Australia, Lord Nelson brewer Damon Nott has abandoned cellars and ladders for life in Adelaide's Big Shed. Matt King caught up with him as he started in his new role.

Beer Food: Butchers With Butchers

As the South Australian craft beer industry continues to grow, it's reaching beyond the breweries, brewpubs and beer bars to forge partnerships throughout Adelaide's food and beverage scene.

Lady Burra: Lady of Mystery

The small brewery renaissance in South Australia continues with Adelaide welcoming its own brewpub. Matt King checked out the just opened Lady Burra Brewhouse.

Craft Beer Heroes: The Wheaty Crew

For many beer lovers and brewers, there is one Aussie beer bar that stands above the rest: Adelaide's Wheatsheaf Hotel. Its owners star as our latest Craft Beer Heroes.

Who Brews Little Bang Icon?

For our latest Who Brews feature, we find out all about Little Bang, a small Adelaide startup with plans to make a rather bigger bang over the coming years.