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Who Brews Mountain Monk Beers?

The Bellman family has a long association with Mount Beauty, from working on the mountain to regular family holidays. Now, their association runs deeper than ever after they took over the local pub and built a brewery there too.

Disco Monks From Outer Space

To celebrate the relaunch of our beer club, The Crafty Cabal, we got together with our good mates at Fixation and Molly Rose to brew a one-off beer. Disco Monks From Outer Space is a members-only release.

Love Beer? Join The Club!

We've been beavering away behind the walls of Crafty Towers ready to relaunch our beer club, The Crafty Cabal. It's now bigger, bolder, more expansive yet still the same price it's been from the start.

Cheeky Monkey Win Inaugural WA Beer Of The Year

Cheeky Monkey's Hazy IPA claimed top spot in the inaugural WA Good Food Guide Beer Of The Year awards. The 18-months-in-the-making beer headed a top three featuring their fellow South West brewers Eagle Bay and Beerfarm.

Behind Bars: Monkey Bar Dubbo

He went from a first experience of craft beer at the Grain Store in Newcastle to documenting a year of beer online and now, along with wife Cass, Tim Smith is helping build the beer scene in Dubbo.

The Educators: Being Better At Beer

As the beer world becomes ever more diverse – not to mention competitive – there's an ever greater need for education throughout the industry. Nick Oscilowski speaks to those involved in providing education plus a brewery that's reaped the rewards of education.

Podcast People: Beer Sucks

Beer Sucks is a podcast run by three characters from the WA beer community: Tim Hoskins from Black Brewing, Adam Lesk from Cellarbrations Carlisle and Brendan Day from Cheeky Monkey. We find out more about the inspiration behind their off-the-wall show.

Best New WA Beers of 2017

Big beers. Small beers. Hazy beers. Crazy beers. Which new releases from WA's brewers made our Best New Beers of 2017 list? Here, Guy Southern and Pia Poynton present the rundown selected by beer gurus from across the state.

Craft Beer Takes Flight

In another positive step for small, independent brewers in Australia, Cheeky Monkey has secured a spot on all Singapore Airlines flights to and from Perth. Since then, Green Beacon and BentSpoke have been confirmed as partners too.

The Big Issue: Branding Revisited

With the marketplace becoming ever busier, cans on the rise and breweries rebranding seemingly every week, it's time to revisit the issue of branding. Over two days, our trio of WA writers examine one of the great challenges facing brewers.

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Aussie Exports: Gerad Giles

Aussie Exports is a series in which we check in on Australians doing cool things in beer overseas. Here, we head to British Columbia where former Esperance inhabitant Gerad Giles is working for BNA Brewing.

Best New WA Beers of 2016

Part two of our look back at 2016's best new beers heads to the birthplace of modern Aussie craft beer. There our panel finds fascination in collaboration and is impressed by some of the lesser known lights of the local industry.

WA Clubs Together Again

With WA Beer Week imminent, Guy Southern takes a look at some of the highlights from the many beer collaborations spawned at this time each year by an extremely tight beer community. They involve more than brewers, with spirits, coffee, chefs and more getting involved.

Crafty Crawls: Freo Beer-Ho!

The Fremantle BeerFest returns in a few days at the start of the 2016 WA Beer Week. So what better time to run a Crafty Crawl on the place where the modern Australian craft beer world was spawned. Graham Frizzell took a tour of his old stomping ground.

The Collaborators: Kracking New Hops

Three years ago, Britt and Colin Butler knew next to nothing about hops. Now, as new owners of Hopswest in Albany, they're expanding their hop farm and providing new ingredients to local brewers, including the hybrid Kracanup.

Gold Class Service

The Cicerone program that trains people to become certified beer experts has come to Australia. Ross Lewis spoke to founder Ray Daniels as well as many of those who have just gained Australian Certified Cicerone status

Sweet And Sour

A sour beer has been named Australia's best craft beer of 2015, while there was more champion glory for Two Birds and Modus Operandi, as well as Freo's Monk at last night's Craft Beer Awards in Sydney.

Beer Food With Beersine: Steak with Beernaise Sauce

The beer food guru behind Beersine is back with another of his favourite beer food recipes. This time Mitch offers up his versatile twist on Béarnaise sauce as well as what to pair with it.

The Boys Are Back In Town

The Monk in Freo has a new dream team in charge and is busy redesigning the venue, the beers and the menu – and starting a barrel room program to boot.

Beer Food: The Mega Dega Dessert

Yesterday we announced Mitch from Beersine was to be our regular beer food guru. Here he presents the dessert he created to pair with Clout Stout at Good Beer Week's Mega Dega III.


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Brew & A: The Monk Brewery & Kitchen

We bring back our Brew & A series by firing some questions at Craig Eulenstein, who recently moved from Mountain Goat to The Monk in Freo.