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2020: The Year In Beer

2020: The Year In Beer

Well, who saw that coming? We kick off our end of 2020 coverage with a look back at some of the biggest trends and standout moments of the past twelve months.

December 17, 2020 by James Smith


Postcards from the Edge No.55: Check Yourself

October 13, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Venues across the country have implemented COVID-Safe plans to let punters inside and now the Night Time Industries Association is calling on customers to do their part too.


GABS Canned For 2020

October 9, 2020 by Crafty Pint

After two postponements and the earlier cancellation of their Auckland event, the GABS team has been forced to defer their remaining 2020 events. Instead, they're now looking ahead to their traditional dates in 2021.


Vic Brewers Excluded From Hospo Support Grants

October 6, 2020 by James Smith

Brewers who were hoping to apply for financial support from the Licensed Hospitality Venue Grant have found their venues are currently excluded from the Victorian government's COVID-19 program.


Victorians To Take To The Streets

September 14, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Victorians could be heading to the streets (and rooftops and parks) as part of the state government's plan to bring the hospitality industry back to life in a COVIDSafe manner. But questions remain over what the future holds.


The Big Issue: The Future Of Beer Fests

August 19, 2020 by Will Ziebell

How will beer festivals look in a post-COVID world? We chat to the organisers of those still going ahead in 2020 and others who've had to adapt about the future of major events in the local beer world.


The Big Issue: Coping with COVID-19 Part II

August 12, 2020 by Mick Wust

Many of us face mental health challenges at the best of times. With the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacting the beer and hospo industries, we look at the difficulties people are facing and the support they can seek.


The Big Issue: Coping With COVID-19 Part I

August 10, 2020 by Mick Wust

Many of us face mental health challenges at the best of times. With the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacting the beer and hospo industries, we look at the difficulties people are facing and the support they can seek.


Postcards from the Edge No.43: Open & Shut Case

July 6, 2020 by Will Ziebell

It's a scenario all venue owners have feared since Australia started to move towards reopening: a second lockdown. And it came to Ascot Vale on the day Jimmy's Tap & Barrel was set to open for the first time since March.


The Future Is...?

June 1, 2020 by James Smith

Many venues in Victoria opened for the first time in 70 days today as restrictions elsewhere were eased further. Yet any celebrations will be tempered by the fact the road to recovery remains long and many won't make it to the end.

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