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The Collaborators: Spark Breweries & Distilleries

The Collaborators: Spark Breweries & Distilleries

We know plenty about the Aussie brewers, hop growers, venues and festivals helping the local industry grow. But did you know there's a local business designing and installing innovative breweries? Meet Spark.

March 1, 2017 by Crafty Pint


The Collaborators: Growing Gladly

December 15, 2016 by Will Ziebell

We've often shone a light on Australian businesses that have launched or discovered new and fruitful avenues thanks to the rise of craft beer. Today, we chat to a New Zealand maltster winning fans at home and abroad.


The Collaborators: Not For Horses

October 27, 2016 by Bert Spinks

The rise of craft beer has spawned all manner of related businesses. Among them are small malting operations dedicated to providing malt for microbreweries. They include Not For Horses. Bert Spinks caught up with the man behind the Launceston business.


The Collaborators: Kracking New Hops

April 7, 2016 by Ross Lewis

Three years ago, Britt and Colin Butler knew next to nothing about hops. Now, as new owners of Hopswest in Albany, they're expanding their hop farm and providing new ingredients to local brewers, including the hybrid Kracanup.


The Collaborators: Where There's Hope, There's Hops

March 15, 2016 by Pia Poynton

An American couple who have been growing hops for their home brew for years have launched a hop farm in Margaret River. Karridale Hop Farm has enjoyed a successful first harvest and is looking to bring an old variety back to life.


The Collaborators: Getting A Handle On The Beer World

February 15, 2016 by Ross Lewis

It's not just brewers and those that sell their beer that are thriving as the craft beer industry grows; others are sharing in the success. One WA firm has a fast-growing division that has small brewers to thank for its existence.


The Collaborators: A Glimmer Of Hops

February 1, 2016 by Matt King

With hops in ever greater demand and supply shortages increasingly common, a South Australian is hoping to bring hop farming back to the Adelaide Hills. Matt King caught up with Stuart Binnion as he prepares for his first harvest.


The Collaborators: Barellan Along As One

October 1, 2015 by Glen Humphries

Hops tend to grab most of the glory in today's beer world, yet barley is beer's backbone. And barley is the star of one rural community's beer, a brew celebrating local Barellan farmers.


The Collaborators: Love Handles

January 23, 2015 by Crafty Pint

A former circus and sideshow performer, roller derby coach and ceramicist has started creating custom tap handles for Australian craft breweries.

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