Batch Elsie The Milk Stout
Elsie The Milk Stout from Batch Brewing Co. is a stout brewed with lactose to make it sweet and creamy. Firstly, whether served on draft or pouring from a bomber or a can, watch the tiny bubbles rush up the glass […]

Batch Elsie The Milk Stout

Yulli's Brews Gretchen Organic Honey Kolsch
Gretchen from Yulli’s Brews is an Organic Honey Kölsch which is both unique and on style. Kölsch is another of those underrated styles in the Australian market. The 4 Pines Kolsch is probably the most widely available example, while the South […]

Yulli’s Brews Gretchen Organic Honey Kölsch

Joe Wee The Noble Hops
Joe Wee is the smiling owner of The Noble Hops in Redfern. He runs a bar which prioritises both the local neighbourhood and perfect beer quality. “We’re trying to launch our own beer. That’s next. We’re going to try to […]

Joe Wee, Owner of The Noble Hops

Modus Operandi Lost Key XPA
Lost Key XPA is Modus Operandi’s first limited release of 2017. Lost Key XPA is an American style pale ale, dry hopped with Simcoe, Rakau and Columbus. The story behind the beer is that it’s a collaboration with Black Bunny Kitchen […]

Modus Operandi Lost Key XPA

Shark Island Brewing cellar door bar
While it might not be much bigger than a garage, the Shark Island cellar door on a Kirrawee industrial estate is a go-to beer venue for locals. The taproom model for small craft breweries is now a recognisable one, as is the setup […]

Shark Island Brewing Cellar Door, Kirrawee

Shark Island Brewing
Since opening in Kirrawee in 2015, Shark Island Brewing have fronted the quest to bring more craft beer to the Sutherland Shire. Previously sharing a space with the defunct Blackhorse Brewhouse, Shark Island now have the space to themselves and wasted […]

Shark Island Brewing

American Craft Beer In Australia What Does It Mean For Local Brewers?
It was recently announced that Goose Island will be Carlton United Breweries’ flagship craft brand in Australia. Not only that, it will be brewed here rather than imported. This is an important step. The Chicago brewery was one of the […]

American Craft Beer In Australia: What Does It Mean For ...

Grifter Serpents Kiss
Beer is intended to be refreshing. And there aren’t many beers as refreshing on a hot summer’s day as Serpents Kiss from The Grifter Brewing Co. Serpents Kiss is a watermelon pilsner. It was first released for Sydney Craft Beer […]

Grifter Serpents Kiss

Good beer vs well made beer
Ask many brewers what the best beer in the world is and they’ll tell you Budweiser. Why? Because it’s incredibly well made. Like Coca-Cola, it doesn’t matter where you are in the world, if you buy a Budweiser it’s going […]

Good Beer Vs Well-Made Beer

4 Pines Keller Door Grapefruit IPL
4 Pines’ seasonal Keller Door releases are something to look forward to in the Aussie craft beer calendar. 2017’s first bottled release is a Grapefruit IPL. While the recent trend of fruited beers has mostly been in pale ales and […]

4 Pines Keller Door: Grapefruit IPL

Nomad Rosie's Summer Punch
One of Nomad’s special releases for summer 2016/17, Rosie’s Summer Punch is a Berliner Weisse with hibiscus rosella. Last summer Nomad released an easy drinking beer for summer. That was Myrtle’s Summer Fling, an easy drinking golden ale. This year, […]

Nomad Rosie’s Summer Punch

Brewery Marketing Finding Customers Outside of Beer
There’s this tactic in marketing where you deliberately target your customer in a different space. It could be to save money on advertising, it could be to increase the chances of making a sale but the point is to make […]

Brewery Marketing: Finding Customers Outside Of Beer

Grifter Big Sur
Big Sur is a West Coast style IPA from The Grifter Brewing Co. It’s piney, resinous and very smashable. Grifter Big Sur has been around for a while but it’s tasting better than ever from the Grifter taproom in Marrickville. […]

Grifter Big Sur

Beer ratings in retail
Retailers are increasingly using scoring systems from beer rating websites and apps as a way of promoting or selling beer. One example is The Oak Barrel in Sydney where you’ll see stickers on imported beers showing a RateBeer score (this could […]

Beer Ratings In Retail

Shenanigans Gone Troppo
Shenanigans Gone Troppo is the 2016 summer release from the Inner West gypsy brewing duo. Gone Troppo is a fruited IPA. It’s a style that’s been something of a trend in 2016, particularly in the US with the likes of Ballast […]

Shenanigans Gone Troppo

Beer Launch Events
People have a thirst for fresh beer and breweries are realising they can tap into this opportunity by turning beer releases into events. Boatrocker from Victoria made an impact when they launched their barrel aged imperial stout, Ramjet, on its own […]

Turning Beer Launches Into Events

Doctor's Orders Tonic
Tonic from Doctor’s Orders replaces the much loved Zephyr for 2016/2017 but it’s a fantastic choice for summer. In 2016 Doc started mixing up his seasonal releases because of Sydney’s fickle craft beer market. Tonic was originally released as a collaboration between […]

Doctor’s Orders Tonic