postcards from the edge

50 Days Of Shutdown

It will be a long time before we know the full impact of COVID-19. But on day 50 of the momentous decision to shutdown the country's venues, we asked people throughout the industry for their thoughts.

May 11th, 2020 by James Smith


Postcards from the Edge No.26: Hanging On By A Thread

May 8th, 2020 by Guy Southern

This Postcards series has shown how many businesses connected to beer and hospo have suffered. Guy Southern joined Short Batch as they printed #keepinglocalalive t-shirts and we chatted to CraftyMerch about their roller coaster ride.


On The Frontline Of Online

May 6th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Since venues shut down, there's been a flurry of new startups looking to offer new marketplace solutions. Will Ziebell spoke to three businesses – one that was already in the works – about their plans for the pandemic.


Postcards from the Edge No 25: Help Yourself

May 5th, 2020 by James Smith

The impact of COVID-19 has left many beer businesses striving to adapt. As part of the #keepinglocalalive campaign, brand designer Jessie Jungalwalla is pulling together a panel of experts to help guide people through.


Postcards from the Edge No.24: Grain Re-Store-d

May 2nd, 2020 by Will Ziebell

After a short break to take stock, the Grain Store team leapt back into action last month as a takeaway and home delivery service. They've even reimagined their legendary beergustations for Novocastrians to enjoy at home.


Postcards from the Edge No.23: IsoMateship

April 30th, 2020 by James Smith

Staying connected with friends and family during these challenging times is crucial. And, as we approach May 8 – Mate Day to many – there are beer businesses doing what they can to facilitate this and support people's wellbeing.


Postcards from the Edge No.22: Have A Beer Together

April 29th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Plenty of beer businesses have been connecting with their fans online since venues were shutdown. And a new YouTube channel launched the day after they closed has been bringing a variety of shows to isolated beer fans too.


The Growler Renaissance

April 28th, 2020 by Crafty Pint

People have come up with many new concepts as they attempt to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. But it's a rather older one that's been helping keep many businesses afloat and our drains free of delicious draught beer.


Postcards from the Edge No.21: Crafting New Connections

April 27th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

After an epic and brewery-filled road trip with her partner and their dog, Ziggy, Erin Skubiski launched Crafted Connections with the aim of connecting regional brewers with venues. Then venues closed...


Postcards from the Edge No.20: All Together Now

April 24th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Just months on from the global Resilence Beer project in support of bushfire-impacted communities, brewers around the world are rallying again to support hospo workers hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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