News and features tagged “xpa

Retro Philter

The Craft Beer Awards have had a tendency to turn the spotlight on new brewing companies. And that was no different in 2017 as four-month-old Philter took out Champion Pale Ale. We chat to the well travelled brewer at the helm.

September 6th, 2017 by Marie Claire Jarratt


X Marks The... Something

May 9th, 2017 by Hannah Louise Grugel

It's been three years since Wolf of the Willows launched its XPA and the number of beers bearing that name is growing fast. But does anyone agree on what an XPA should be? We ask some XPA brewers about the X factor.


Holgate's Bloody Big Endeavour

April 12th, 2017 by Kerry McBride

Before Paul Holgate sat down to chat about the sizeable expansion his brewery is undertaking, he said something to Kerry McBride that was immediately apparent on entering the new space. “It’s bloody big, isn’t it?” He wasn’t lying.


Stepping Up

February 17th, 2017 by Judd Owen

Newstead Brewing is deep into stage two of its development, building a large brewery close to XXXX and launching a project to study Brisbane's indigenous yeasts. In a broad-ranging interview, Judd Owen speaks to founder Mark Howes and new head brewer Dr Kerry Claydon.


Who Brews Hair Of The Dog XPA?

November 23rd, 2015 by Crafty Pint

They met as part of the Merri Mashers, one of the youngest yet most proactive home brew clubs in Victoria, then decided that if they were making good beer, while not test it out on the public. And thus was born Old Wives Ales.


Getting Blind With Crafty: XPA / Session IPA

February 3rd, 2015 by Crafty Pint

For our first Blind Tasting of 2015, we assembled a panel of beer lovers, experts and brewers to assess XPAs and session IPAs, two hot-right-now "styles".


From Cider To Rider

June 6th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

There are clear advantages to having a home brewery in a garage that faces onto the street. For one, there’s the opportunity for a spot of people watching while the boil does its thing. What’s more, if your beer is any good, it’s a great way to make new friends. And so it proved for Andrew …

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