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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.

October 22nd, 2019 by Will Ziebell


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.


Behind Bars: Big Ears

July 11th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

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.


Behind Bars: Old Faithful Amos

June 20th, 2019 by Guy Southern

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.


Behind Bars: Hopheads

September 24th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Back in the early days of The Crafty Pint, Adrian Chong was one of the keenest beer lovers we'd see at events across Melbourne. Since then, he's opened craft beer bars in Malaysia and recently added a second Hopheads in Melbourne's west.


Behind Bars: Cambrian Hotel

August 28th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Bendigo's Cambrian Hotel is a fine example of how to embrace the modern beer world without losing touch with heritage, combining good local beer with good food and warm hospitality in a pub altered little from its gold rush origins.


Behind Bars: The Hive Bar

August 17th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The Hive Bar has been keeping things local and crafty in Sydney's Inner West longer than most. It makes co-owner Adam Parker well placed to comment on the rapidly changing scene there as the number of breweries continues to grow.


Behind Bars: Refuge Small Bar

May 17th, 2018 by Guy Southern

Refuge Small Bar is one of the finest looking beer bars you'll find anywhere in Australia. We caught up with the Subiaco venue's owners to find out where they think the local beer scene is headed as part of our Behind Bars series.


Behind Bars: Monkey Bar Dubbo

April 19th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

He went from a first experience of craft beer at the Grain Store in Newcastle to documenting a year of beer online and now, along with wife Cass, Tim Smith is helping build the beer scene in Dubbo.


Behind Bars: Adam Lesk

December 19th, 2017 by Guy Southern

It's not be that long since Adam Lesk switched working for a builder for running one of the craftiest bottleshops in Australia, but he's wasted little time becoming a guru. Already a Certified Cicerone and hunter of the world's best beers, here he offers some insight as part of our Behind Bars series.

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