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Behind Bars: East of Everything & Rosalita's

Gen and Michael Cotter started bringing good booze to Melbourne's eastern suburbs a decade and a half ago. As they prepare to open Rosalita's – a third venue in the same building – we caught up with the team.

Liberty Triumph At NZ Beer Awards

It was a huge night for Liberty Brewing as they collected a swag of trophies, including Champion Exhibitor. Fork Brewcorp and Lion went back to back as champion breweries too, as Steam Brewing went five for five too.

Balter Top Australia's Biggest Craft Beer Survey

Balter have been voted Australia's best brewery in the biggest ever survey of craft beer drinkers. More than 23,000 people took part in Beer Cartel's annual survey, which is now in its fourth year.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: beerstagram_au

As users explore the possibilities within Instagram, beer-loving users are becoming ever more creative. A fine example is Sergio Montenegro, who has started bringing beer labels to vivid live at @beerstagram_au.

Supermarket Success At The World Beer Awards

One of Coles' beer brands has picked up a trophy in the World Beer Awards in London. Tinnies Pale Ale was one of two Aussie category winners, with Sydney's Redoak collecting the other for their Chateau Sour.

Three Cheers For Shepparton

Shepparton is a regional Victorian city that hasn't had its own brewery for a hundred years. So what will it look like now three new breweries are set to come to town within 12 months of each other?

Beeries Winners 2019

Brisbane's beer community gathered at the Showgrounds last night for the third annual Beeries. The celebration of the local beer scene was just that: a celebration.

Karma Kegs For The Climate

Ahead of the Global Climate Strike​, the Good Beer Co have announced they’ll be bringing people together over beer to help raise money for the Great Barrier Reef. Will Ziebell spoke to brewing company founder James Grugeon.

The Blackhearts Family Story

The success of local producers is regularly lauded on these pages and elsewhere. But the achievements of Paul and Jess Ghaie in the world of good booze retail are as worthy of recognition as any indie brewer or winemaker.

Alive And Swell In McLaren Vale

He was supposed to join his dad at DogRidge making wine, but an epic 18-month surf trip changed everything. Alexis Buxton-Collins joined Dan Wright at the Swell brewery venue to trace his journey from grape to grain.

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Cancer Dads Come Together For Bear Beer

A group of WA cancer dads have started working with Whitelakes Brewing to create Bear Beer, an annual release that raises awareness and funds for families whose kids have cancer. We chatted to the man behind it.

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.

Fixation, 3 Ravens & Dainton Top 2019's Indies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Best New Beers Of 2019 – So Far

With so many beers released across Australia every week, there's arguably never been more need for a mid-year wrap of the best to date. So, which new releases have impressed the most in the first six months of 2019?

Modus Operandi: Five Years In Five Beers

Modus Operandi have reached their five year mark, and are showing no signs of slowing down. Mick Wust talks with owners Grant and Jaz Wearin about the five beers that have shaped Modus into the brewery it is today.

The Collaborators: Rockstar Brewing

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

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.

Behind Bars: Big Ears

Big Ears is one of the bars working hard to bring better beer - along with tasty meatballs - to the people of Geelong. Ainsley Killingback is chief beer proselytist and here tells us about Geelong's crafty credentials.

Melbourne Airport Lands A Brewery

Melbourne Airport is to get its own brewery, with Stomping Ground set to open their third venue there this coming summer. It's part of a revamp of the airport's offering designed to showcase Melbourne's food and drink scene.

Have Your Say On Australian Beer

The fourth edition of Beer Cartel's annual Australian Craft Beer Survey kicks off today, seeking to create a snapshot of trends within the local beer world. It's the biggest survey of its kind and you're invited to take part.

Drink Easy – A New Breed Of Award

Central to the craft beer revolution has been a tearing up of rule books and challenging of norms. Now, a new awards competition covering beer, wine, cider, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks plans to do the same.

Aussie Export: Dave Rooney

After a midlife crisis led Dave Rooney to Buenos Aires, he soon found himself falling for the city's craft beer venues and local breweries. Now he runs tours for those who want to discover Argentina's good beer scene.

3 Ravens, Feral & Innate Win Big At Perth Awards

3 Ravens, Feral and Innate Brewers took out the top trophies at the 2019 Perth Royal Beer Awards on Friday night. The Thornbury brewery claimed Champion Beer as Feral and Innate took out Champion Large and Small Brewery respectively.

Something For Cait

Drinkers in Wollongong can knock back a local pilsner for a good cause after a bartender at His Boy Elroy and Five Barrel Brewing created a beer to raise money for a cancer charity in honour of the former's mum.

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Behind Bars: Old Faithful Amos

He's one of the beer world's most colourful of characters – most passionate advocates too. For this Behind Bars feature, we get some insight on the Perth and WA beer scene from the inimitable Amos at Old Faithful.

Saison D'Être

Many brewers love them, their characteristics are ideal for Australia's climate, they offer diversity and are wonderful with food. So why are saisons proving a harder sell than most in today's beer world?

Australian International Beer Awards Winners 2019

Familiar faces were among the big winners at the 2019 Australian International Beer Awards, with Balter, Green Beacon and 4 Pines adding to their swollen trophy cabinets and Blackman's claiming a big one too.

The Collaborators: Binary Beer II

Missing or stolen kegs can be a major pain for brewers, both in terms of cost and lost time. A Wollongong operation, Binary Beer, hopes it has the solution.

Crafty Crawls: Melbourne CBD – South

The beer offering in Melbourne's CBD has come a long way since we ran our first Crafty Crawl guide. So it's time to rework it into a two-parter. Here, we kick off in the city's southern half.

Bridge Road Splits From Australia

Bridge Road Brewers have issued a Declaration Of Independence, forming a micronation on the grounds of their brewery under the name Brewland.

Brew & A: Ken Friend

He went from homebrewing in the Air Force to trainee brewer to head brewer in just a year. Now settled in at the helm of 4 Hearts in Ipswich, we invited Ken Friend to be part of our Brew & A series.

Even More Monkey Business

Margaret River-based Cheeky Monkey this week unveiled a new look as they look to step things up following the opening of a $4m production brewery. Guy Southern dropped in to find out more.

Black Arts: Brand New. Kinda.

The beer scene in Melbourne's west – and the country's cluster of barrel-ageing and blending specialists – is set to grow again this week with the launch of Black Arts. Luke Robertson called in.

A Critical Hit: Beer & Games

Dedicated gamer and homebrewing beer geek Judd Owen looks at the flourishing bond between those two worlds in the company of the owners of Brisbane's Netherworld and Sydney's 1989.

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Blizzard's Birthday Sale

Blizzard Brewery's third birthday celebrations will likely bring mixed feelings for owner Mark Hubbard. Following serious health issues, he's decided to put the venue in the Victorian High Country up for sale.

Boatrocker: Ten Lessons From Ten Years

April 2009 sees Melbourne brewery Boatrocker celebrate ten years of brewing. They've gone from early gypsies to barrel-ageing innovators, so we asked them to reflect on what their first decade has taught them.

Aussie Exports: Penyllan Brewery

It was while working in the Melbourne beer industry Jessica Andersen first met her husband, Christian Andersen of Beer Here. Having moved with him to Denmark, she now brews wood-aged beers on the island of Bornholm.

Brewing On The Banana Farm

Spend time in South East Queensland talking about new and interesting beers and it's not long before Currumbin Valley Brewing comes up. We joined Smokey and Luke on the former's banana farm to find out why.

Future Shock

Australia's family of barrel-ageing and blending breweries gained a new member in autumn 2019 with the opening of Future Mountain in Reservoir. We called in ahead of launch date to chat to founders Ian and Shane.

Hard Times

Ginger beers have enjoyed some time in the sun in recent years, but what of hard lemonades? Avowed fan Hannah Louise Grugel spoke to two local producers, asking where such drinks sit in relation to beer and how far they might go.

Now That's Good Drinking

We all know that beer can be good and, for a number of Aussie beer businesses, it's also being used for good. Mick Wust got in touch with five people using beer to raise funds and awareness around a number of causes.

Gold Coast Brewers Dominate Queensland's Beer Awards

It was another day of triumph for Gold Coast brewers as Burleigh Brewing, Black Hops and Balter all picked up trophies at the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show Beer Awards, with Burleigh's new Bock taking out Champion Beer.

Brewmanity Go On Another March

After raising more than $35,000 for Fight MND with their first Beer March, the team at Brewmanity is preparing to go again, enlisting around 30 venues on the East Coast for a month-long fundraiser. We caught up with the duo behind it.

Going Green: SolaBrew

When Scott Shomer designed Helios Brewing in Brisbane with his business partners, the aim was to produce the most energy efficient brewery he could. Under the SolaBrew banner, he's keen to help other brewery owners do the same.