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

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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,

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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

PODCAST | In this special episode, our 100th, we talk about episodes past, ponder the episode present, and ask what we think will happen for episodes future. It’s a chat about what makes us angry, and above all, what makes us happy in the beer world. There are also rants,

PODCAST | In this rambunctious episode, we turn up sort-of announced to Brunswick’s brilliant Himmel Hünd Brewing Company where we proceed to drink their great beer, talk with their awesome brewer, and ask our own brand of ill-thought-out questions. We also discuss Brisbane’s Melbourne beer problem and then proceed to

HOBART | Hobart Brewing Co. started brewing in 2014 at Moo Brew, before moving into their current premises in central Hobart in 2016. Founder Brendan Parnell and head brewer Scott Overdorf found an old warehouse in an upcoming former industrial spot right on the harbour, and in the “Red Shed”

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HOBART | Ettie’s is a wine bar and bottle shop in central Hobart, that does succeeds where many fail – that it, it sets out to achieve a lot, and nails all of the diverse aspects of its offering. The venue is owned by Carl Windsor and James Kingston of