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Ghosting Back To His Roots

Five Barrel founder Phil O'Shea started out as a homebrewer and remains connected to the local brewing community in Wollongong, even creating a unique series of beers with a homebrewer and their own sour culture.

September 9th, 2019 by Glen Humphries


Fixation, 3 Ravens & Dainton Top 2019's Indies

September 6th, 2019 by Crafty Pint

Dainton took out their second Champion Beer trophy in three years at The Indies 2019. Fixation also celebrated a second major trophy in three years, claiming Champion Large Brewery, with 3 Ravens and All Hands also winning big.


The Big Issue: Cracking The Code

August 29th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

A number of well publicised cases has brought the role of ABAC in setting the standards for alcohol advertising to the fore. We speak to ABAC's chair and industry figures to find out how businesses can avoid running into trouble.


The Great British Beer Writer

August 23rd, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Pete Brown started out in beer marketing before becoming one of Britain's best-loved writers on beer and wider booze and pub culture. We caught up with him in London ahead of his keynote address at BrewCon.


A Sour Taste In Their Mouths

August 22nd, 2019 by James Smith

Sour beers have really taken off in Australia in the past couple of years, but what are they? Ahead of Blobfish, a festival dedicated to sour, wild and funky beers, we chatted to four Australian and Kiwi breweries who love them.


Staves & Wayward Top Sydney Royal Beer Awards

August 17th, 2019 by Crafty Pint

Tiny Glebe brewpub Staves took out Best NSW Beer for their Pale as well as Champion Draught Beer at the 2019 Sydney Royal Beer Awards, with Wayward claiming Champion Packaged Beer for their Raspberry Berliner Weisse.


Behind Bars: Copper & Oak

August 15th, 2019 by Guy Southern

The brothers behind Copper & Oak have been selling booze to the people of Perth for more than 15 years. Guy Southern called in for a chat to see what they make of the fast-changing beer scene that surrounds them.


The Besk Comes To Those Who Wait

August 12th, 2019 by Guy Southern

It's taken rather longer than planned to get here and is a different beast to that originally envisaged by the founders, but ambitious Perth venue Besk is finally open. Guy Southern caught up with the team to find out more.


The Collaborators: Rockstar Brewing

July 16th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

His trophy-winning brewing company BrewCult might have folded but Steve "Hendo" Henderson is now involved in making more beers than ever. We caught up with him to find out about his diverse Rockstar Brewer operation.


Royal Adelaide Beer Awards Winners 2019

July 12th, 2019 by Matt King

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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