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The WA based Eagle Bay Brewing Co, along with The Pour House Bar + Kitchen, are kicking it old school with the re-introduction of the Growler. Not regularly seen on the Australian market since the 50s, these 2L glass beer containers have been making a splash in the American craft beer scene and now Eagle […]



Red Duck has released another Kölsch-style ale with their new K2 brew. The second of their traditional Cologne-type beers, the ale is described as being “is brilliantly clear, with fresh, soft aromatics, easy and clean drinking with a crisp dry finish”. In other news a shipment from Harviestoun, Scotland has landed at Northdown and will […]


Next Month Boundary Road Brewers will be playing host to Brian “Spike” Buckowski as he takes up the position of “the Resident”. The brewmaster, and co-founder of the award-winning Terrapin Beer Company based in the Deep South – in Athens, Georgia – is keen to travel down under and get stuck into the well developed […]



Are you young, got some spare time, into snowboarding and keen on free beer? Well, what could possibly be the greatest short-term job ever is now recruiting: Carlton Dry Snow Ambassador position in Falls Creek, Victoria. According to the job application specs (yes, you have to apply through just like a real job and […]



VB has once again launched their Raise A Glass Appeal, with the added announcement that they plan to reunite the family members of the diggers who inspired the original campaign. The movement, now entering its fourth year calls upon Australians of all ages to raise a glass, of anything whatsoever, on Anzac Day and share […]



The Heineken Limited Edition Design Challenge revealed its winners earlier this month with the honours going to freelance designer Lee Dunford of Sydney, Australia and design student Rodolfo Kusulas of Monterrey, Mexico. The two strangers paired up through social media to take out the global Facebook challenge which received more than 30 000 entries from […]



On the 10 of April a new website and accompanying free phone app were launched to assist those in search of ‘craft’ anything. Covering markets like specialty coffee roasting, fine tea making and, in particular, craft beer brewing, Sensaay aims to make it easier for users to track down new and interesting brands. Aimed at […]



You may have noticed that, as of March, Morgan’s, one of Australia’s favourite home brewing concentrate brands, had an update. But don’t worry, even though their Australia range and the newly re-badge Premium range (formerly known as the Export range) might have a new look, they are still the same recipes their devotees love brewing […]



Zythos is the Greek version of an Egyptian word for beer. It’s also a new hop blend from hop supplier, Hopunion in the USA. So it’s also an appropriately ‘epic’ name for the new brew by the NZ-based Epic Brewing Company. Their new Epic Zythos IPA is a 6.0% ABV beer that uses the best […]



No, it’s not an order from a desperate cricket coach, it’s the news that fans of the Hunua, NZ-based Boundary Road Brewery can now enjoy their favourite beers in a 12-pack. This innovative pack size will be used for their top 3 craft brews – Bouncing Czech Pilsener Lager, Flying Fortress New Zealand Pale Ale […]



On Sunday March 25th, 4 Hearts Brewing staged a one day bar coup and took over all 4 taps at The Scratch Bar Milton. The taps were willingly surrendered by the bar team with locals and beer fans alike coming along to share in the war spoils. Wade Curtis from 4 Hearts reports that the […]


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Van Dieman Brewing have released news of their latest Limited Release, a Tasmanian Pale Ale. Described as “a Harvest Ale brewed with an experimental barley cultivar and freshly picked Super Pride hops” it is sure to be an interesting drop. In a statement on their website the team says: “We get excited here at Van […]



The course has been designed for brewers wishing to prepare for the IBD General Certificate Examinations, professional brewers wishing to refresh or extend their knowledge of brewing science and processes or those considering entering the brewing industry. Course Content: The ECU Brewing Short Course covers the entire brewing process. Topics covered include: • Raw materials […]

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Australia’s much-loved craft brewery, Maltilda Bay Brewing Co marked a red letter day yesterday as they finally opened the doors of their, rather imaginatively named, Matilda Bay Brewery Bar. Located at their Port Melbourne brewery, head brewer Scott Vincent has extended an official invite to all beer fans to visit their hotly anticipated new venue. […]



With the worldwide craft beer movement gaining momentum every year it is no wonder that preparations for this year’s Good Beer Week celebrations are hotting up. And first and foremost among the events on offer is The Local Taphouse’s Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular (GABS), a celebration of craft beer and food in Australia and New […]



Geelong-based brewers Two Birds are well into planning the full-scale production of their second release brew, with the launch scheduled for early May. The exact nature of their follow up to their Golden Ale is a closely guarded secret, though with a release date in autumn one can draw certain conclusions about what they might […]



An almost 1000-page-long book on beer, that was almost 4 years in the making, has taken out the top honour at one of the world’s most prestigious international culinary book awards, the André Simon Awards, in the “Drinks” category. The Oxford Companion to Beer was a surprise winner in a category that has always been […]



Anders Kissmeyer, Peter Manders and Masayoshi Kaji Last Thursday, in partnership with Chris Badenoch, beer expert and co-owner of Josie Bones, the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) previewed an exclusive beer and food matching menu specially designed for their forthcoming awards presentation dinner – held in May at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre – […]



Brewers around the world are the winners thanks to a system created jointly by two specialised engineering companies – Siemens Ltd and the Ziemann Group. The result of their efforts is a comprehensive, fully automated brewing system that combines great flexibility with cost-effectiveness. What’s more, the system is easily maintained by locally-trained personnel. Siemens extensive […]



Little Creatures has released its latest single batch: a hybrid ale called The Quiet American. If you’re a hops fan we suggest you run, not walk, to your local stockist. Editor Note: According to the Little Creatures blog they will be letting everyone know where they can get their hands on the brew via their […]


Well, well, well, it seems the world’s most famous martini drinker has been brought over to the dark side (where we have fun stuff like beer). Heineken have scored a major advertising coup by signing a deal to have Daniel Craig (otherwise known as Bond, James Bond) drink at least one beer in one scene […]



It’s the stuff of every teenage boys dream: the attractive, exotic model in the magazine suddenly coming to life and batting her eyelashes at the smitten reader. While not quite so personalised, the new collaboration between Peroni and Fairfax is set to give readers a coveted glimpse into the world of the Peroni models as […]



Murray’s Craft Brewing Co has been recognised as the east coast’s top brewer. Based in Port Stephens, the creators of such inventive beers as Punk Monk and Rock Around the Clock Bok, has had eight of its beers included in the “The Critic’s Choice Top 100 Beers of 2011” list. “This is an excellent result […]



Now in its 20th year, the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) has kicked off the all important judging session with more than 1300 entrants to be put to the test this year – a 10 per cent rise on last years entry numbers. The beers, from 39 different countries will be pitted against the Awards’ […]