postcards from the edge

Postcards From The Edge No.59: The Indies Reinvented

Most major beer events have been cancelled in Australia this year. But, having had to cull most of theirs, the IBA was determined the Indies awards would survive. We found out how they reworked it for our COVID times.

November 11, 2020 by Will Ziebell


Back On The Craft Beers Pt II

October 28, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Many of Melbourne's historic pubs have been closed this year longer than they were during even the world wars. Among them is the Rainbow Hotel in Fitzroy. As they prepare to reopen after 180 days closed, we ask how it's been.


Back On The Craft Beers Pt I

October 27, 2020 by James Smith

As Melbourne's venues prepare to reopen, we return to the pub with which we kicked off our Postcards from the Edge series on March 23. We joined Cherry Tree staff and a local to see how they've survived two lockdowns.


Postcards From The Edge No.57: Back In The Van

October 26, 2020 by Mick Wust

Beer tourism was hit hard during the COVID-19 shutdowns, but now venues are open and borders are closed, local customers are keeping Hop On Brewery Tours busy. We chatted to them about beer tourism in a pandemic.


Postcards from the Edge No.58: #ShoutAVicADrink

October 26, 2020 by James Smith

With Melbourne's venues finally set to open as restrictions ease significantly across Victoria, the team at an Armadale bar and bottleshop have launched a campaign enabling people to shout people exiting lockdown a drink.


Postcards From The Edge No.56: Duking It Out

October 21, 2020 by Mick Wust

While many beer venues have struggled during the pandemic, the Thorpe Hospitality Group managed to increase their revenue, tripled their staff, and have now acquired a new pub, The Duke of Enmore.


Postcards from the Edge No.55: Check Yourself

October 13, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Venues across the country have implemented COVID-Safe plans to let punters inside and now the Night Time Industries Association is calling on customers to do their part too.


Postcards from the Edge No.54: So Long, Farewell...

September 30, 2020 by James Smith

Among the thousands of Aussies stranded overseas are Ben and Maria Kraus and their kids. A planned year long stay has been extended by flight cancellations, so Ben is now helping commission a new brewery in Innsbruck.


Postcards from the Edge No.53: Monkey Brews

September 26, 2020 by Will Ziebell

The couple who brought craft beer to Dubbo put the COVID-19 lockdown to good use: taking the skills learned over ten years of homebrewing to follow through on a long-held plan to brew their own beers for their regulars.


Postcards from the Edge No.52: Live & Loud

September 24, 2020 by Will Ziebell

The live music industry has been hit just has hard as beer – if not harder – by COVID-19. As it starts to return in new COVIDSafe fashion, long-time good times supporters Young Henrys are back supporting gigs in Sydney.

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