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Spicy, Beery & Barrelicious

Spicy, Beery & Barrelicious

Craft beer and hot sauce share a surprisingly close bond and now one former head brewer has collaborated with his old workplace to break the barrier down further. Check out The Village Pickle's collaboration with Brisbane Brewing Co.

February 8, 2023 by Will Ziebell


The Collaborators: Candy Warhol's Colouring Cans

January 10, 2023 by Mick Wust

If a colouring book featuring 148 beer cans from breweries across Greater Sydney appeals to you, then you're in luck ā€“ ex-graphic designer Connor Dempsey has made one to scratch his own creative itch and support good mental health.


Found Further Afield: FOUND. Lab

December 14, 2022 by Guy Southern

With construction on their ambitious Perth Girls School project pushed back, the team behind FOUND. are set to launch a new venture in the meantime. FOUND. Lab will open south of Perth in early 2023, and could become their "wild workshop".


Wild Yeast Zoo

October 27, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Wild beers are the oldest form of brewing and still capture a certain romance. Stepping into that fray is Wild Yeast Zoo, a Newcastle-based venture that hopes to uncover new yeast strains of yeast and bring the public along for the journey.


The Collaborators: Deep Liquid's AI Recipe Designs

September 19, 2022 by Matt King

We live in an age of unlimited limiteds in which new releases are never-ending. Into this landscape steps Deep Liquid, an artificial intelligence program that aims to use customer feedback to help brewers design and brew better beer.


The Collaborators: South West Hops

September 14, 2022 by Will Ziebell

It's not just the brewing scene that's expanding apace in WA's South West ā€“ there's a growing number of local producers supplying brewers too. Among them is South West Hops, who significantly stepped up their output in 2022.


The Collaborators: Chilled Solutions

September 7, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Chilled Solutions are dedicated to helping bartenders pour perfect pints but their essential role tends to be hidden from beer drinkers. We caught up with the founders of the small Melbourne business to find out why they launched and how they become the beer techs of choice for indie bars and breweries.


Hops 'n' Robbers

August 30, 2022 by Will Ziebell

It's not uncommon for brewpubs to have a stack of games for anyone looking to settle in but no there's a card game with breweries at its heart. We caught up with the creators of Hops ā€˜nā€™ Robbers to find out more.


Dean Can Draw ā€“ Bringing Crushed Cans To Life

July 14, 2022 by Mick Wust

To some, a crushed tinnie is a piece of rubbish ready to be recycled. To artist Dean Spinks, it's inspiration for a 30-hour photorealistic drawing.


The Collaborators: Freestyle Hops

June 29, 2022 by Will Ziebell

If you love limited release hazy beers, you might have spotted the name Freestyle Hops on a can from your favourite brewery. We caught up with the managing director of the NZ grower to find out what the Freestyle life is all about.

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