The craft beer industry has always been one fired by the spirit of collaboration, something which has come to the fore during the COVID-19 crisis. We spoke to two brewers helping get their peers beers into punters' hands.
There's a new breed of beer festival on the rise, one that combines elements of those from craft beer's earlier days with a more tightly-curated program of beers and brewers.
From playing in bands to brewing with native ingredients at Barons, from kickstarting the Inner West's beer revolution in Sydney to becoming an educator, Richard Adamson has brought much to the local beer world.
As first collaborations go, it takes some beating. Southern Highlands Brewing, based in regional New South Wales, recently completed a brew with Japan's Two Rabbits. We spoke to both brewers to find out how.
Sonic seasoning is an experimental concept that uses sound to affect perception of flavour. Sydney Brewery joined music artist Hylander in combining a Galaxy-forward beer and spacey soundscape to create music for your mouth.
He's their most-capped player, longest-serving captain and leading goalscorer – and has his own brewing company. Now, David Neitz has combined his two passions with the launch of Demon Brew with Melbourne FC.
Ahead of the fifth High Country Hops festival in Beechworth, Bridge Road have hosted their first Beer Glamp, inviting winemakers and brewers to town to collaborate on beers (and sleep in yurts).
Swedish punks Millencolin have toured Australia many times over the years. But their most recent visit was a little different as their frontman is now a brewer – and laid down a few collabs between shows.
It was a punchline that was waiting to happen as the beer world moves inexorably from bottles to cans and brewers strike up partnerships outside craft beer's original stomping grounds. It's Canned Laughter, a beer from Newstead and Brisbane Comedy Festival.
Of all the states in the country, it seems none is home to as many people keen to collaborate as WA. And now that passion has been taken to the next level by the crew at Petition, who've created no less than 15 collab beers for WA Beer Week.