Beer

PODCAST | In this surprisingly-serious episode, at least for the first part, we explore the issue of breweries being taken over by other, bigger breweries and other brewery-like companies, and try to look at it from the perspective of both the brewer and the drinker. And then to balance it

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AUCKLAND | New Zealand’s craft beer scene has continued to go from strength to strength in recent years, and seems to get better each day. While Wellington might call itself New Zealand’s ‘craft beer capital’ and Nelson the ‘brewing capital’, there’s no doubting that the Auckland craft beer scene is

PODCAST | In this well-earned episode, we talk about Bright Brewery’s brand-new cause-worthy beer, the excellent Mr West in Melbourne’s Footscray, and the latest beers we’ve discovered in the scene. We also mispronounce several comments, some with more flair than others, and talk about parallels between the wine industry, the

canberra craft beer guide

CANBERRA | Canberra has had a quietly bubbling craft beer scene for a few years now, which arguably started in 1994 when enthusiast of good beer, Lachlan McOmish, opened the Wig & Pen. The Wig & Pen is still around, albeit in a new home since 2015, but has been

PODCAST | In this adventurous episode, Paul and Leon detail their trips to some of the best breweries found in the USA while at the same time taking idiotic questions from the rest of us. It’s a meeting of many minds as we bust out three beers from fabled brewery,

hobart craft beer guide

HOBART | Many people think of Cascade Brewery when they think of Hobart beer, and while the Carlton United Brewery owned brewery does have a craft beer element to it (it’s where Goose Island’s core range is produced for the Australian market), it’s other breweries that the capital of the

21st amendment brewery SOMA

SAN FRANCISCO | 21st Amendment Brewery might have stepped things by several notches with the opening of their San Leandro brewery in 2015, but the original brewery and restaurant which opened in 2000 in South Park is still going strong and a great place to visit. It’s a large, airy

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SAN FRANCISCO | Church Key opened in 2008 and has operated as a bit of an under the radar gem for craft beer lovers in San Francisco. The North Beach craft beer spot is unmarked bu for a small sign over the door with a key, with the door opening

city beer store soma

SAN FRANCISCO | City Beer Store opened in 2006 and since then, the bottle shop / bar has built a reputation as a must visit for lovers of craft beer in San Francisco. Walk through the unassuming entrance and down into the cozy venue and you’re faced with an enticing

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AUCKLAND| The Brewers Co-operative is a craft beer bar with a difference. There are 24 rotating taps of quality New Zealand craft beers, which makes it one of the best craft beer spots in Auckland, but it’s also a great fish & chip shop. It’s an airy rustic venue, with