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Matt Kirkegaard

Matt Kirkegaard Matt Kirkegaard is the founder and editor of Australian Brews News. He is a freelance beer writer and was recognised as one of Australia's leading beer writers when he was awarded the inaugural Media Trophy at the 2014 Australian International Beer Awards. He loves good beer and hates bad marketing. You can learn more about him through his BeerMatt website. As a highly regarded writer and commentator, Matt has also done paid work and hosted tastings for a wide variety of breweries and businesses including CUB, Coopers, Stone & Wood and Feral. He remains fiercely independent.

Web Site: http://www.beermatt.com

Craft is changing the face of malt

April 19, 2017

New Zealand craft maltster, Gladfield, has expanded its operations on the back of strong demand for malts designed specifically for the needs of craft beer.
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Can Hawke’s beer create new association between Bob Hawke and beer?

April 6, 2017

Will a new beer featuring Bob Hawke's name raise awareness of Landcare, or remind people about Australia's sometimes unhappy relationship with alcohol?
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Little Brewing sale testament to beer quality, if not business

March 21, 2017

The sale of Little Brewing Company will inject new business skills while retaining its brewing talent, according to the buyers of the business.
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Forget craft, what does ‘independent’ mean?

March 7, 2017

In the post 'craft' world, the definition of independence could be the next - and much murkier - battleground that renders meaningless the debate over big versus small breweries.
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Queensland craft beer permits start 1 September

August 30, 2016

Permits enabling craft brewers to provide free samples and sell take away beer at promotional events in Queensland are set to commence from 1 September, but continue to highlight the inequity between beer and wine...
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Gage Roads to buy back Woolworths shares

August 30, 2016

Western Australia's Gage Roads Brewery has announced a capital raising to buy-back Woolworth's 25 per cent stake in the brewery with a view to "Returning to Craft".
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Real craft beer festival returns to Brisbane with 150 independent brews

June 13, 2016

The Beer InCider Experience has announced the huge line up of brewers it is bringing collecting for Brisbane's biggest beer festival...
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Lion buys Panhead Custom Ales

May 27, 2016

New Zealand craft brewery Panhead Custom Ales has announced it has been purchased by Lion.
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Lion buys Byron Bay Brewing Co.

April 29, 2016

Lion announces it is purchasing the Byron Bay Brewing Co....
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Have a beer with Professor Charlie Bamforth

February 22, 2016

Sydney-siders have the chance to join Pete & Matt from Radio Brews News for a special Podcast from the Pub featuring a Q&A with Professor Charlie Bamforth...
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