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Aussie Exports: Brent Soutar

In this Aussie Exports, we chat with globetrotter Brent Soutar about his brewing journey, and peek voyeuristically behind the curtain at his current employer, the world renowned Firestone Walker.

Supermarket Success At The World Beer Awards

One of Coles' beer brands has picked up a trophy in the World Beer Awards in London. Tinnies Pale Ale was one of two Aussie category winners, with Sydney's Redoak collecting the other for their Chateau Sour.

Beeries Winners 2019

Brisbane's beer community gathered at the Showgrounds last night for the third annual Beeries. The celebration of the local beer scene was just that: a celebration.

Fixation, 3 Ravens & Dainton Top 2019's Indies

Dainton took out their second Champion Beer trophy in three years at The Indies 2019. Fixation also celebrated a second major trophy in three years, claiming Champion Large Brewery, with 3 Ravens and All Hands also winning big.

Staves & Wayward Top Sydney Royal Beer Awards

Tiny Glebe brewpub Staves took out Best NSW Beer for their Pale as well as Champion Draught Beer at the 2019 Sydney Royal Beer Awards, with Wayward claiming Champion Packaged Beer for their Raspberry Berliner Weisse.

Gimme Shelter

The buzzing beer scene in South West WA is to gain another new brewery, with construction work beginning this week on Shelter. We caught up with director and head brewer Jason Credaro to find out more.

Who Brews Watsacowie Beers?

Half of Drew Coleman's heart is in rural South Australia; the other half is in northern Europe. See how both halves come together at Watsacowie Brewing in this entry in our Who Brews...? series.

Royal Adelaide Beer Awards Winners 2019

Most of the trophies at the 2019 Royal Adelaide Beer, Cider & Spirit Awards are staying in SA. Prancing Pony, Woolshed and Pirate Life, each won multiple awards, while Smiling Samoyed's Dark Ale won Most Outstanding Beer again.

Drink Easy – A New Breed Of Award

Central to the craft beer revolution has been a tearing up of rule books and challenging of norms. Now, a new awards competition covering beer, wine, cider, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks plans to do the same.

3 Ravens, Feral & Innate Win Big At Perth Awards

3 Ravens, Feral and Innate Brewers took out the top trophies at the 2019 Perth Royal Beer Awards on Friday night. The Thornbury brewery claimed Champion Beer as Feral and Innate took out Champion Large and Small Brewery respectively.

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Behind Bars: Old Faithful Amos

He's one of the beer world's most colourful of characters – most passionate advocates too. For this Behind Bars feature, we get some insight on the Perth and WA beer scene from the inimitable Amos at Old Faithful.

Who Brews As The Sophisticated Beast?

It's one of the tiniest breweries in Australia and also produces cold brew coffee and pink oyster mushrooms. Jono Outred called into The Sophisticated Beast to find out more.

Take A Hike

Bushwalking guide Will Horan would spend his days in the Tasmanian wilderness dreaming up beer recipes. Since launching Du Cane, he now supplies bushwalkers – and others – with his beers.

Brew & A: Keegan Steinbacher

As they close in on ten years of beers, Eagle Bay have appointed a new head brewers as co-founder Nick D'Espeissis steps into a new role. We caught up with the new man for our Brew & A series.

Australian International Beer Awards Winners 2019

Familiar faces were among the big winners at the 2019 Australian International Beer Awards, with Balter, Green Beacon and 4 Pines adding to their swollen trophy cabinets and Blackman's claiming a big one too.

Even More Monkey Business

Margaret River-based Cheeky Monkey this week unveiled a new look as they look to step things up following the opening of a $4m production brewery. Guy Southern dropped in to find out more.

Who Brews Homestead Beers?

Homestead Brewery have been pouring beers for thousands of visitors who pass through the home it shares with Mandoon Estate since 2014. As they look to expand across Perth, we caught up with their head brewer.

Nail's Pale Ale Trail

WA icon Nail are to put the beer upon which the brand was built on hiatus as they launch a series of trial releases that will allow the public to vote on a new addition to the core range.

Who Brews South Fremantle Beers?

It started out as a bunch of mates brewing together at weekends, turned into a mission to get beer on tap in their favourite bars and eventually become South Fremantle Brewing. As they launch their first can, we find out more...

Gold Coast Brewers Dominate Queensland's Beer Awards

It was another day of triumph for Gold Coast brewers as Burleigh Brewing, Black Hops and Balter all picked up trophies at the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show Beer Awards, with Burleigh's new Bock taking out Champion Beer.

The Big Issue: Withdrawing The Line

There's been a clutch of product withdrawals in the local craft beer and cider industry in recent months. Here, we ask why, look at what steps brewery owners are taking and why knowing how to handle a quality issue is key.

Hopping Into The Wild

The burgeoning beer scene in the South West of WA grew again this week with the opening of Wild Hop. Jono Outred joined the team on their family farm to find out more about one of the most highly-anticipated new operations in the state.

Brew & A: Jack Purser

Indian Ocean Brewing Co, found in a marina on Perth's northern fringe, is a much-changed brewery from three years ago. Much of that is down to head brewer Jack Purser, so we decided to find out more about him.

Best New WA Beers Of 2018

It's been a phenomenal year for beer in WA in 2018, however you look at it. Here, Guy Southern looks back at the past 12 months and puts together a rundown of the year's best beers as selected by contributors from across the state.

WA's Brewers Birth A Collabosaurus

Of all the states in the country, it seems none is home to as many people keen to collaborate as WA. And now that passion has been taken to the next level by the crew at Petition, who've created no less than 15 collab beers for WA Beer Week.

Crafty Crawls: Freo – South & North

Back in November 2016, we published a Crafty Crawl guide to the best beer venues in Freo. As the scene there continues to grow, we return to take in venues both south and north of the city's bustling tourist-friendly heart.

Sydney – A Winning Perspective

At this year's Sydney Beer Week awards, two local businesses took out two trophies. We spoke to the man behind Akasha and Dylan Hayes, barman at Bitter Phew, about their triumph and the changing landscape for beer in the city.

Solid Philosophy

As the number of breweries dotted along the South Coast of New South Wales starts to swell, the splendid little seaside town of Gerringong is the latest to get one of its own following the opening of Stoic Brewing.

Going Green: Carbon Reduction

Brewing beer is intensive in many ways, from the amount of energy required to the use of water. Hannah Louise Grugel caught up with the team at Batch to find out how they're working to be a more sustainable brewery.

Forrest Fells New Ground

Otways brewery Forrest has unveiled ambitious plans for the future. The brother and sister team behind the brewery have secured $1.49m in government funding and plan to create a large brewery and venue in a historic timber mill.

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Who Brews Heroes & Villains?

Inspired by Queens Of The Stone Age, long-term homebrewer and erstwhile salesy Shannon Mizen has launched Heroes and Villains on a brewery out the back of a Swan Valley winery. Guy Southern got in touch to find out more.

Beeries Winners 2018

The wider Brisbane beer community came together last night for the annual celebration going by the name The Beeries. There were popular wins aplenty on a night Cameron Dick MP was christened the "Minister for Craft Beer".

Golden Glory For Aussie Brewers In Japan

It's been another successful excursion to the International Beer Cup in Japan for Australian brewers. Both Mountain Goat and Edge picked up gold, silver and bronzes with Brisbane's White Lies completing the picture with a bronze.

Brewers Guild of NZ Awards 2018

Large foreign-owned breweries took out almost half the beer style trophies at NZ's biggest beer awards last night. Elsewhere there was recognition for Tracy Banner of Sprig & Fern, who is approaching 35 years as a brewer.

Hawkers Takes Out Another Trophy In London

The International Beer Challenge in London has long proved a happy hunting ground for Australian brewers. And, in 2018, it's Hawkers with its hands on silverware again, adding the Brewer of the Year for Oceania to past wins.

Pirate Life & Lord Nelson Take Top Trophies in Sydney

Two very different beers from two very different breweries took the top trophies at the 2018 Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show. Pirate Life's Mosaic IPA took yet another piece of silverware, with Lord Nelson scooping Champion Draught Beer.

Brew A Batch – An Ethical Guide To Homebrewing

Brew A Batch is one of two quality beer books released in Australia in the lead up to Father's Day. It's a beginner's guide to homebrewing by Batch co-founder Chris Sidwa that delves into the brewer's ethos too. Judd Owen joined him to find out more.

The Collaborators: Zendoke

Phone sex, Hardware Chic, Woolworths Homebrand and cute elephants... In just four years, Jarrod Fuller of Zendoke has become something of a go to designer for breweries in his home state and further afield. Guy Southern finds out more.

Perth Royal Beer Awards Winners 2018

Pirate Life took out the Champion Beer trophy for their Mosaic IPA at the 2018 Perth Royal Beer Awards, where local brewers dominated and the Champion Brewery titles went to Lion (Large) and 3 Ravens (Small).

Beer Nuts: Beer Bogan Jamie Reeves

He grew up drinking bad beer in Bunbury, was turned on to craft beer by a brewer mate and now celebrates his local beer scene via the South West Craft Beer Bogans Facebook group. Guy Southern caught up with Jamie Reeves for our Beer Nuts series.

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Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Winners 2018

There was an eclectic mix of winners big and small, old and young, at the Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards last night, with Coopers, Boston Brewing, Lobethal Bierhaus, Beer Garden Brewing and Fixation all taking out multiple trophies.

Indies Winners 2018

Mismatch, Modus Operandi, Boatrocker and Moffat Beach were the big winners at the 2018 Indies awards in Sydney, taking out the champion trophies at Paddington Town Hall.

Crafty Crawls: South Brisbane & Beyond

Much is made of the growth in breweries in and around Brisbane, but the bar scene is no slouch either. So, less than two years after publishing a South Brisbane/West End Crawl, we've had to divide and conquer, creating two where there had been one...

Gage Roads Buys Matso's

Gage Roads today announced it has bought fellow WA brewing company Matso's. It is the latest major announcement from the WA brewery, which has been enjoying remarkable growth and success since buying back shares from Woolworths in 2016.

Australian International Beer Awards Winners 2018

It was an eclectic collection of winners at the 2018 Australian International Beer Awards, with WA's Beerland taking out Champion Australian Beer and other major trophies for Mountain Goat, Green Beacon, Black Hops, Fixation, Brownstone, Philter and even one of our own.

World Beer Cup Winners 2018

James Squire, Nail and BentSpoke all won medals at the prestigious World Beer Cup in Nashville today (or last night US time). Will Ziebell caught up with Nail's John Stallwood as he knocked back a celebratory VPA.

Brew & A: Pizey

A decade ago, he was offered the chance to help out at Bootleg Brewery by a couple of mates from his cricket team. Now head brewer and celebrating a decade at the WA legend, Ryan "Pizey" Nilsson-Linne tells all as part of our Brew & A series.

BrewCon 2018 Program Announced

There's a new name, new location, new categories and new entries for this year's craft brewers conference and craft beer awards. Now called BrewCon and The Indies, they take place in Sydney in June and the program and tickets are out now.

Beer Travel: Yarra Valley

The region might still be best known for wine but today the Yarra Valley offers visits a plethora of food and drink options. It's home to a growing number of breweries and venues where you'll find a few crafties too, so here's our guide to finding grain amid the grapes.

Who Brews At Deepwater?

He's got a strong track record when it comes to bringing good beer to places where there was little to be found. And now former Archive and The Park Werribee man, Isaac Zietek, has joined his father-in-law to bring beer to the people of NSW's Northern Tablelands.