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A Frothy Expansion In The South West

WA's South West hosts a heaving beer scene these days and set to add to the local beer offering is Froth Craft Brewery, who are opening a second brewery in Bunbury. We caught up with the founders of the Exmouth-based operation to find out more.

Blasta Secure $1m Government Grant

The good news keeps coming for Perth brewery Blasta after the trophy-winners secured a $1 million Federal Government grant to help fund the construction of a second brewery.

Mighty Craft To Buy Mismatch In $47m Deal

Mighty Craft continue to snap up craft breweries and other alcoholic beverages, today announcing plans to acquire the Adelaide Hills Group, which includes Mismatch Brewing, in a $47m buyout.

Looking On The Bright Side

It might not be the 15th birthday weekend they had planned, but the team at Bright Brewery have a lot to be cheerful about. We caught up with owner Scott Brandon to discuss the brewery's impressive history and what's around the corner.

Brick Lane Plan $50 Million Expansion

Melbourne's Brick Lane have their sights set on a major expansion, with the brewery investing $50 million to give them the capacity to brew up to 20 million litres a year.

Going Green: Brew Rocket Launches

A new grant designed to encourage new brewing companies to put an environmental and/or social enterprise focus at the heart of their business has just launched. We spoke to the woman behind Brew Rocket to find out more.

Robe Town: Bigger. Still Unique

When it first started brewing with fire and hay back in 2013, Robe Town was a brewery that truly stood out from the crowd. The family-run operation has since expanded – and continues to do so – yet continued to plough a unique furrow.

The Collaborators: Good Ale Forever

Eden Brewery have always supported good causes since launching in 2017. These days, that work includes Good Ale, a pale ale launched in partnership with Forever Projects that sends funds to help families in need in Tanzania.

Ramblers Bring Brewing Back To Hawthorn

Hawthorn is a Melbourne suburb that boasts an early claim to craft beer but in recent years it hasn't seen the same spread of local breweries compared to many other inner-city neighbourhoods. Ramblers Ale Works are set to change that when they open the doors next month and we caught up with the two Bens behind the brewery to find out more.

Stone & Wood Confirm $50m Brewery Expansion

Stone & Wood today confirmed plans for a $50m brewery expansion at their Northern Rivers home. The proposed two-year project includes a 200 hectolitre brewhouse and a visitors centre.

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Thinking Drinking

A trio of uni mates have been bringing skills picked up in their studies to the world of brewing. Now, after honing their talents as part of Monash Uni's Brewlab, they're releasing beers with innovation at their heart to the public.

Who Brews Bucketty's Beers?

They hoped to open a brewpub in their hometown of Bucketty's, but when council rejected their plans took the good times to Brookvale. We caught up with the man behind the Northern Beaches' newest brewpub.

Going Green: Bright Bins

Bright Brewery have long put sustainable practices at the core of their business and are now looking to take a recycling initiative nationwide.

The Nomads Hightail It Into Mudgee

The family behind Nomad Brewing and Experienceit Beverages have opened a second brewery in collaboration with a group of locals. Three Tails Brewery and Smokehouse opened in Mudgee – their "home away from home" – on Good Friday.

Fox Friday's Fantastic Foray

Fox Friday have announced major plans to expand in their home state of Tasmania and open a brewpub in Melbourne. We caught up with Benn Hooper from the hazy specialists to find out more.

Ballistic Add To Their Arsenal

Ballistic Beer have welcomed two more brewpubs into their family, with the announcement the Queensland brewery has bought The Whitsunday Island Brewing Company in Airlie Beach and Bargara Brewing in Bundaberg.

Sydney Brewery Claims Top Prize At Queensland Awards

Sydney Brewery claimed yet another major trophy for one of their lagers at the 2021 Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show Beer Awards, taking our Grand Champion Beer for their Pilsner.

Boekamp Bier Relaunches As The Albert Brewery

Boekamp Bier's sudden closure in December last year was sad news for Tassie craft drinkers and lager lovers. Now co-founder Mark French has relaunched with a new look and name but with the same dedication to lager. 

Two Birds Bought By Fermentum

Two Birds have been acquired by Fermentum, the parent company of Stone & Wood and Fixation, among others. It comes ten years after founders Jayne Lewis decided to form Australia's first female-owned brewing company.

Beer Travel: The High Country Breweries Pt 2

In part two of our guide to the High Country breweries, we start off in Myrtleford before taking the long, winding and beer-soaked road back to Melbourne. Join us!

Blackman's Grovedale Groove

Having well and truly outgrown their Torquay home, Blackman's are set to open a new brewery in Geelong next year. Will Ziebell spoke to founder Renn Blackman about the latest expansion for the family brewery.

How Do You Build A Brewery?

What do you do if you want to start a brewery, but can't find the information you need? If you're Chris Hayton, you interview brewers and other industry professionals, make a podcast, and share it with the world.

Heading Sou'East To Sou'West

One of brewing's elder statesmen is on the move after thirteen years in the Otway Ranges. We caught up with Luke Scott to chat about his decision to switch Prickly Moses for new Torquay brewery Sou'West and a job closer to family.

Postcards From The Edge No.57: Back In The Van

Beer tourism was hit hard during the COVID-19 shutdowns, but now venues are open and borders are closed, local customers are keeping Hop On Brewery Tours busy. We chatted to them about beer tourism in a pandemic.

Black Hops Buy Brisbane's Semi-Pro

Black Hops have bought Brisbane's Semi-Pro Brewing and will turn their East Brisbane brewpub into the third Black Hops brewery venue. The Semi-Pro founders are sticking around as part of the new venture.

Running With Thieves

With their cans now landing in the fridges of WA retailers, Guy Southern caught up with the team behind Running With Thieves for a chat about the development of their South Fremantle venue, brewery and distillery.

Atomic Beer Project Opens In Redfern

After months of delays due to COVID-19, Atomic Beer Project's new brewery and venue is ready to open in Redfern. It represents a major East Coast move for the Good Drinks group formed by WA's Gage Roads.

Who Brews In The Happy Valley?

Happy Valley is a brewery built for locals in the Brisbane suburb of Stafford, with a name stemming from the locale's original name. We caught up with the team to ask Who Brews Happy Valley beers?

Modus Of The Merewether

Modus Operandi are set to build a second brewery. They've been granted approval for a site in Newcastle, where they're planning a sustainable venue close to where co-owner Grant Wearin's grandfather used to run the corner store.

Pirate Life Perth Takes Shape

Just under a year after the plans were unveiled, construction begins today on what will become Pirate Life's Perth brewery venue. The 1,000 capacity venue will house what will be Pirate Life's third brewery.

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Postcards from the Edge No.49: Wombating COVID

Three years ago, KAIJU! founders Nat and Callum Reeves chatted about collaborating with a New York brewery. When the pandemic shut the world down, instead of putting an end to such talk, it sparked Mortal Wombat.

Gage Roads To Build New Freo Home

Gage Roads have today announced plans for a brewery and venue at Fremantle's Victoria Quay. The family-friendly destination overlooks the stretch of ocean that inspired the brewery's name.

Ten BADASS Years Of Badlands

Ten years on from quitting his corporate job to start a brewery in Orange, Jon Shiner has released a unique series of beers under the BADASS banner. We caught up with him to find out more about a decade of doing it his way.

Who Brews 7th Day Beers?

It all started with the hunt for a good craft pilsner and grew from there. From footy dads in a garage to a crowdfunding campaign to a brewery in Brookvale, you have to ask: Who Brews 7th Day beers?

Resin Brewing Opening In The Illawarra

A quarter century after bumping into each other while surfing, Brendan Down and Steve House are set to open a brewery together. All being well, Resin Brewing in Bulli will be officially open from this week.

The Beer Professor

Sam Holloway has combined his passion for craft beer (which includes owning a brewery) with his academic career in business management and entrepreneurship to help advise small brewery owners on building sustainable businesses.

All Hands Changes Hands

All Hands Brewing House claimed the Champion Brewpub title at the 2019 Indies. And now it's become the latest brewery to change hands with Signature adding it to a portfolio that includes TGI Fridays and Foresters in Brisbane.

Sprocket Dock

It's seven years since Sean and Andrea Ryan launched their first beers as Killer Sprocket. Now, after one lengthy gestation period, they're set to officially open their own brewery in Melbourne's east.

Hawkers To Build A Brewery Bar

As they prepare to turn five, Hawkers are setting out to build a bar at their Reservoir home. The intention is to use the proposed 170-capacity venue to showcase more experimental releases.

Australia's First Airport Brewery Takes Off

The Stomping Ground brewpub at Melbourne Airport – Australia's first airport brewery – is up and running, with the first beer to go through the brewery their version of the Resilience Beer for bushfire relief.

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Conspiring On A Home

After a long search, the team at CoConspirators have found a home in Brunswick. We caught up with all four of them to hear about the plans.

Mornington Peninsula’s New Old Brewery

Less than eighteen months after selling the business to Tribe Breweries, Mornington Peninsula Brewery founder Matt Bebe is back where he started – and with a new brewery and distillery on the way too.

Unfinished Mead Business

Having moved from beer writing to brewing, Willie Simpson is planning another change of tack as he turns 70: a return to mead. And kayaking. And sourdough baking. And astronomy. And...

Help From Afar

From Buenos Aires to Bethnal Green, people in all parts of the global beer community are doing their part in support of bushfire relief. Will Ziebell spoke to two people leading fundraising and awareness far from the fires.

Who Brews Alchemy Beers?

Alchemy Brewing opened at the end of 2019, adding another option to Brunswick East's already impressive list of craft beer destinations. We caught up with the pair behind the brewery for our Who Brews...? series.

CUB Buy Balter

The rumours swirling around the beer industry have turned out to be based in reality as CUB today confirmed they've added Balter to a stable already containing the likes of Pirate Life and 4 Pines.

The Balter Sale: Analysis

Following today's Balter sale to CUB, we spoke to an expert in the business of beer about the potential ramifications for the industry as the IBA puts out a statement about independence.

From The Country To The City

It's challenging gaining a foothold in Melbourne for any brewer or small producer these days, and it's tougher still if you're based in the regions. New venture FROM the Collective hopes to change that by bringing the country to Carlton.

Philter Find A Home In Marrickville

Three years on from launching their first beer, Philter have found a site for their own brewery. It's in Marrickville, the home suburb of the brewing company's founders, and will add to the area's vibrant indie brewing scene.

Hop Nation Movin' On Up

Hop Nation are to embark on a major expansion project in 2020. They've secured a new site close to, but far larger than their existing home in Footscray and plan to build a 25 hec brewery and 100-plus capacity venue.