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Alive And Swell In McLaren Vale

He was supposed to join his dad at DogRidge making wine, but an epic 18-month surf trip changed everything. Alexis Buxton-Collins joined Dan Wright at the Swell brewery venue to trace his journey from grape to grain.

September 12th, 2019 by Alexis Buxton-Collins


All In Goodieson Time

February 5th, 2019 by Alexis Buxton-Collins

One of the longest-established of South Australia's microbreweries turns ten this year. Yet, thanks to a desire to keep things small, local and family-focused, Goodieson have plotted a path that's kept them happily under the radar.


The Winemaker, The Chef & The Brewer

October 8th, 2018 by Matt King

Victor's Place is a brewery, winery and kitchen that represents the realisation of a dream for three mates. Matt King called into the rustic McLaren Vale venue to catch up with one of the owners to find out more.


Beer Travel: The South Of The Great Southern State

January 18th, 2018 by Matt King

While better known for its wineries, the region to the south of Adelaide has long been home to a number of small breweries too. With three more set to open venues in and around McLaren Vale in 2018, we figured it was ripe for a beer-themed travel guide...


Bickford's Buys Vale Brewing

October 12th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Two of the country's biggest craft brewers have been sold on the same day, with news that The Bickford's Group has bought Vale Brewing following Coca-Cola Amatil's purchase of Feral Brewing Co.


Bodriggy Takes Top Award In SA

July 28th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

It was a mixture of faces old and new as the trophies were handed out at the 2017 Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards. Among the winners were Pirate Life, Bodriggy, Nail, Vale, Coopers and Little Bang Brewing.


Samoyeds Still Smiling

July 9th, 2016 by Matt King

Myponga brewery Smiling Samoyed made it two for two at the Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards, with its Dark Ale backing up last year's Best Beer win. Other big winners last night included Pirate Life, Goodieson Brewery and Coopers.


Smiles All Round

July 13th, 2015 by Crafty Pint

Smiling Samoyed, Prancing Pony and Vale Brewing were all smiles after taking out the major trophies at the 2015 Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards


Fox On The Loose

July 10th, 2015 by Matt King

Vale Brewing has launched a second label, the tittersomely titled Fox Hat Brewing, as the place for head brewer Jeff Wright to cut loose with his beery theories.

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