tasmania

Postcards from the Edge No.5: Isolation Island

Two figures from Tasmania's beer industry have launched the Isolation Beer Festival, a celebration of the state's independent breweries and beers designed to connect people at a time when we need to remain apart.

March 27th, 2020 by Will Ziebell


There's A New Fox In Town

February 20th, 2020 by Dorian Broomhall

The sale of Hobart brewery Fox Friday went under the radar for most, but the hazy IPAs the new owners are producing are starting to create a stir. Dorian Broomhall caught up with the American brewer keeping hopheads happy.


Who Brews Boekamp Biers?

February 3rd, 2020 by Harrison Westlake

It can be tough to stand out in today's busy beer landscape but the duo behind Boekamp Bier in Hobart are offering something different. They're eschewing contemporary trends to focus on Bavarian lagers and wheat beers.


Unfinished Mead Business

January 17th, 2020 by James Smith

Having moved from beer writing to brewing, Willie Simpson is planning another change of tack as he turns 70: a return to mead. And kayaking. And sourdough baking. And astronomy. And...


Best New Tasmanian Beers Of 2019

December 28th, 2019 by Dorian Broomhall

The past decade has seen the number of brewing companies in Tasmania rise from just seven to nearly forty. Here, we take a look back at the past twelve months via the prism of the best new releases from the state's brewers.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Willie Simpson

December 7th, 2019 by James Smith

Back when there was about one-hundredth as much to write about in the local beer world, Willie Simpson was documenting the country's beers and brewers. Today, he's a brewer and hop grower in North West Tasmania.


The Collaborators: FermenTasmania

April 24th, 2019 by David Douglas

FermenTasmania is a not-for-profit organisation looking to boost all Tasmanian industries working with fermentation in one way or another. We got in touch with one of the founders to find out more.


Beer Food: The Brewer & The Chocolatier

December 5th, 2018 by Bert Spinks

Seven Sheds and House of Anvers are stalwarts of the burgeoning food-and-booze scene in Tasmania's north-west. Bert Spinks invited them to blend their two worlds – beer and chocolate – as they told him about their traditionalists' approach to production.


From Canvas to Can

May 11th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

If you head to the Good Beer Week Festival Hub as it launches this weekend, you might stumble across a State Of Origin battle between two artists. You can vote for your favourite piece, which Moo Brew will then put on cans before the festival is over.


Ten Years Of Seven Sheds, A Lifetime Of Beer

April 17th, 2018 by Bert Spinks

Tasmanian brewery Seven Sheds marks ten years this month. Its co-founder Willie Simpson has been a central figure in Australian beer for far longer, so Bert "Storyteller" Spinks caught up with him and a former pupil to reflect on a life in beer.

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