This week we catch up with Australian International Beer Awards Head Judge and Head Brewer at Little Creature Geelong, Warren Pawsey.
We discuss the process for judging at the AIBA, the nature of beer styles and the pressures driving their evolution, what an AIBA medal means and how some beers without the cachet that others enjoy in the market can do better in the awards.
We also discuss Warren’s journey as a brewer, the expansion going on at Little Creatures Geelong and also ask why they have dumbed down Little Creatures Pale Ale.
In the pre-ramble we discuss the following:
- Pete’s article Is beer quality enough to ensure a healthy industry?
- Which referencess this excellent piece on Beer Simple.
- We discuss the use of the word “boutique” as it applies to beer from small breweries.
- And also the new Soda Stream beer maker.
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