craft beer heroes

Craft Beer Heroes: Chicks With Ales

At this year's Beeries, the Gold Beery for Best Community Contributor went to Chicks With Ales, a group for beer loving women. We caught up with brewer, microbiologist and former pro basketballer Kerry Claydon to find out more.

October 11th, 2018 by Mick Wust


Craft Beer Heroes: Les Riddell

March 6th, 2018 by Mick Wust

From the Pineapple Hotel via a dark lager epiphany in Canada to The Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst, Bright Brewery, countless snow-covered slopes and then back to the Pineapple Hotel... We take a journey through good beer with Brisbane's beery Spiderman, Les Riddell.


Craft Beer Heroes: Clodagh Harris

October 19th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

As The Fox Hotel in Collingwood prepares to host its tenth birthday bash, we caught up with one of its three founders. Clodagh Harris has been working in and around beer in Melbourne for two decades, educating and inspiring many others along the way.


Craft Beer Heroes: Liam Pereira

August 22nd, 2017 by Marie Claire Jarratt

Within the Australian craft beer community, there is a handful of characters almost everyone seems to know – or at least knows of. Liam Pereira is one of those characters. We caught up with him as he prepares to oversee his first Sydney Beer Week.


Craft Beer Heroes: Trev Birks

July 25th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Bendigo has arguably the most developed craft beer scene of any city outside the state capitals. In large part, that's down to Bendigo Beer, the group promoting better beer there since 2011. Ahead of its latest festival, we chat to one of its founders.


Craft Beer Heroes: John Preston

July 6th, 2017 by Will Ziebell

John Preston is one of the country's most unassuming craft beer heroes. In various ways, he's been helping drive the country's homebrew scene forward while supporting many ventures in the commercial brewing world too.


Craft Beer Heroes: Neil Whittorn

November 30th, 2016 by Crafty Pint

You could search every corner of the Australian craft beer community and you'd struggle to find someone held in greater affection by as many people as Neil Whittorn. So we asked the man well into his fifth decade of brewing to be our latest Craft Beer Hero.


Craft Beer Heroes: Kate Paterson

May 13th, 2016 by Crafty Pint

Craft Beer Heroes is a series that shines a spotlight on people doing great things for beer in Australia, including the unsung heroes. Kate Paterson is truly one of those: you may never have heard of her, but she's probably given you a good time.


Craft Beer Heroes: Steve & Guy

May 19th, 2015 by Crafty Pint

In advance of the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular hitting Melbourne and Sydney, we find out what drives its founders, who also run The Local Taphouses, to aim so high.


Craft Beer Heroes: The Scratch

March 3rd, 2015 by Crafty Pint

The Brisbane beer scene has exploded into life in recent years and can lay claim to being the funnest in Australia. And much of that is down to the guys at The Scratch.

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