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Ryefield Hops: Securing A Future

At the start of last year, the small-scale Ryefield Hops' entire harvest was destroyed by drought and the subsequent bushfires. We caught up with co-founder Jade McManus to talk about the year that was and their plans for the future.

January 6, 2021 by Will Ziebell


The Collaborators: Hopping Mad

February 28, 2020 by Jakkii Musgrave

You can't grow hops in Queensland. But two small operations are giving it a red hot go, with UV lights to extend the days, help from growers and researchers worldwide and goodwill aplenty.


Hopping Into The Wild

February 22, 2019 by Jono Outred

The burgeoning beer scene in the South West of WA grew again this week with the opening of Wild Hop. Jono Outred joined the team on their family farm to find out more about one of the most highly-anticipated new operations in the state.


A Decade Of Oscar's Glory

January 14, 2019 by James Smith

Ten years ago, one of the best places to find a wide range of craft beer around Melbourne was a little bar in the Dandenongs. As Oscar's Alehouse's owners embark on a new beery venture, we invite them to reflect on a decade of beers.


A Day In The Life Of: A Hop Farmer

March 1, 2018 by Pia Poynton

Of beer's four main ingredients, it's hops, those pungent, sticky wee green cones, that have done more to drive the growth of craft beer than any other. Pia from girl + beer spent a day during harvest at Karridale in WA getting up close and personal with them.

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