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Hop Nation's Zymurgy Zone

Today sees Hop Nation open a new venue with the team behind Yarraville's fine diner Navi. We caught up with brewery co-founder Sam Hambour to find out more about the West Footscray space.

November 20, 2020 by Will Ziebell


Hop Nation Set Up In Mornington

August 3, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Hop Nation have taken over the former site of Mornington Peninsula Brewery's main production brewery. It follows Mornington owner Tribe Breweries' decision to stop using the site earlier in the year.


Back To The Future - The Rise Of Small Festivals

February 12, 2020 by Will Ziebell

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.


Hop Nation Movin' On Up

November 15, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Hop Nation are to embark on a major expansion project in 2020. They've secured a new site close to, but far larger than their existing home in Footscray and plan to build a 25 hec brewery and 100-plus capacity venue.


Behind The Hottest 100 Beers Of 2017

January 29, 2018 by Crafty Pint

There were plenty of stories and talking points to be found in this year's GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers results. Here, we chat to the brewers behind four of them, from Balter, BentSpoke, Black Hops and Hop Nation.


Best New Victorian Beers Of 2017

December 20, 2017 by Crafty Pint

It's the state with the most brewing companies in Australia, which means there were plenty of new beers to taste in 2017. So, we cast our net wider than ever before seeking input before getting our panel together to select ten of the very best new Victorian releases of the year.


Best New Victorian Beers of 2016

December 14, 2016 by Crafty Pint

Each year, we assemble panels of experts around the country to come up with lists of the best new releases to come out of Australian breweries in the previous 12 months. This year, we kick off in Victoria, home to the most brewing companies in the land.


The Crafty Dozen – November 2016

November 2, 2016 by Crafty Pint

As in the past, whenever we've added another dozen new listings for breweries, venues and bottleshops, we round them all up in one place in case you missed them first time around. We should have another 12 before the month is out too.

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