The latest issue of Beer & Brewer is now on sale with some exciting features to soak up while enjoying a beer…or two.

This edition we were keen to highlight the people and places that sell good beer so we traversed the country to find some of Australia’s greatest craft beer bottleshops.

Ever thought about starting your own microbrewery? Whether you’re an avid homebrewer, or simply an enthusiastic consumer, I bet you’ve toyed with the idea once or twice. So with that in mind, we kick off our three-part series on How to Launch a Microbrewery. In this instalment we tackle the pros and cons of making the leap into commercial brewing, planning and insurance.

This issue the lovely Kirrily Waldhorn, aka Beer Diva, delves into the delicious world of Belgian beer, with a guide to the many different styles and food matches to boot! Keeping with the Belgium theme, well-respected brewer and beer writer Willie Simpson takes us on a journey of beer and food discovery through the historic Western Flanders region.

Love a good pale ale? Let’s face it who doesn’t. Well we look at two very different beer styles: the internationally loved American pale ale and its less well-known Australian cousin. We also head to wine country (yes you read that right) for our brewery tour and discover some fantastic brews hidden between the vines of the McLaren Vale in South Australia.

We also have some great profile pieces in this edition, as we chat with Ashley Huntington from Two Metre Tall about his naturally-fermented sour beers and we murder a thirst at Wagga Wagga’s first microbrewery, Thirsty Crow.

Plus for those of you who love getting in the kitchen, we’ve got some great savoury and sweet recipes using cider to try.

We also have a bumper Homebrewer section this edition with 11 recipes to try at home from lightly smoked brown ale and raspberry stout to Fuller’s Brewery’s Past Masters OBE. For those who have always wanted to try homebrewing or have been given a homebrew kit but never done anything with it – now is the time! Our Homebrew 101 article covers everything you need to know to get started with concentrate, extract and all grain brewing.

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