postcards from the edge

Postcards from the Edge No.34: A Lucky Break

There's never a good time to break your leg, but during a global pandemic while running a regional business is most definitely not good. Yet, with a little help from their friends at Lallemand, Pioneer Brewing turned it into an opportunity.

Yesterday by Will Ziebell


Postcards from the Edge No.33: Gambling On A Better Future

May 26th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

With venues closed, The PBC not only took the chance to undertake much-needed renos, but the Sydney bowlo's president also took the opportunity to highlight the success they've had since ripping out their pokies.


Postcards from the Edge No.32: Keeping Hospo Alive

May 22nd, 2020 by Will Ziebell

An initiative providing meals and support for hospo workers impacted by COVID-19 has already provided more than 6,000 meals since launching in March. Will Ziebell spoke to one of the founders of CoViD-19 EAD.


Postcard from NZ: Good George

May 21st, 2020 by Nick Oscilowski

Pubs and bars in New Zealand open for the first time since March today. Nick Oscilowski spoke to Brian Watson of Good George about surviving the lockdown and hopes for the future of beer and hospo across the Tasman.


Postcards from the Edge No.31: Once In A Brew Moon

May 19th, 2020 by Guy Southern

After a detour into making sanitiser from cheap wine, Perth's Whipper Snapper Distillery got stuck into one more project before returning to whisky: turning kegs from 21 WA breweries into a one-off batch of Moonshine.


Postcards from the Edge No.30: Exit Through The Bottleshop

May 18th, 2020 by Crafty Pint

Mixed brewery packs appeared in an instant as the shutdown hit and have kept on coming – in diverse arrangements too. But, with restrictions starting to ease across Australia, will they have post-pandemic staying power?


Postcards from the Edge No.29: Back To The Bar

May 16th, 2020 by Jakkii Musgrave

This weekend has seen venues in some states open for small number of patrons. Jakkii Musgrave was back at Bloodhound Bar – the last venue she'd visited before the lockdown – for its first sitting.


Postcards from the Edge No.28: Pint of Online

May 15th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

You might not be able to partake in a PoO Crawl at Good Beer Week 2020 but that hasn't stopped one group finding a way to join each other on a cross-city Pint of Origin trek while in isolation.


Postcards from the Edge No.27: Bunker Down

May 14th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

For the team at The Welder's Dog in northern New South Wales, the challenges of dealing with COVID-19 have brought them new partners, new customers and a new approach for their business going ahead.


Postcard From The UK: Cloudwater

May 14th, 2020 by James Smith

The UK has been hit even harder by COVID-19 than Australia. Ahead of his virtual Meet The Brewer this weekend, we chatted to Cloudwater founder Paul Jones about life as a brewer in the UK and what he thinks lies ahead.

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