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Richard Adamson

A NOBLE VENTURE

After taking the craft beer world by storm, the brewing rock stars at Young Henrys in Sydney’s Inner West have now swapped their pints for tumblers as they delve into the exciting world of distilling Known for colouring outside the lines, it’s not too surprising the team at Young Henrys have added ‘distiller’ to their […]

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BEFORE THEY WERE BREWERS

We all have ‘sliding doors’ moments where a single decision or experience can change the course of our lives. It’s the same for those who have made the career change to join the ranks of professional brewers. Chris Thomas chats to an ex-surgeon, ex-pianist, ex-writer and an ex-lawyer, who also happen to be very successful […]

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LET THE MEAD TAKE YOU

After hearing Michael Fairbrother speak about his journey from homebrewer to professional mead maker at the Australian National Homebrew Conference, Chris Thomas thought it was time to do a feature on mead. It’s one of the simplest alcoholic drinks: water, honey, yeast. Why isn’t everyone doing it?   An Introduction to Mead In 1995 Michael […]

The 4 Pines Team

BEER, BEACHES & BREWING

Traditionally known for its stunning beaches, awesome swells and relaxed lifestyle, there is now another reason to envy Sydney’s Northern Beaches, with the region fast becoming a burgeoning craft beer hub. In the last couple of months alone two exciting new microbreweries Modus Operandi Brewing Co. and Nomad Brewing Co. have swung open their doors, […]

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What’s your MO? CANimals

Sydney’s Modus Operandi Brewing is championing the benefits of canning beer by releasing what they believe are the biggest cans in Australia. Their CANimals are squealer sized (946mL) cans filled with fresh craft beer from the source. Yep, draft beer in a portable can. The second of its kind in the world and the first […]