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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

Lion buys Byron Bay Brewing Co.

April 29, 2016
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Lion announces it is purchasing the Byron Bay Brewing Co....
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Have a beer with Professor Charlie Bamforth

February 22, 2016
Professor Charlie Bamforth

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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Queensland gets craft beer permits

February 18, 2016
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While Queensland's new liquor laws have bars and nightclubs in an uproar, the legislation provides a long-awaited ray of sunshine for craft brewers.
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Craft brewers stream added to upcoming IBD conference

February 5, 2016
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The 2016 IBD Asia Pacific Convention has structured its technical programme to encourage craft brewer participation and offer a special discounted price.
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Hottest 100 Craft Beers of 2015 – The Results

January 26, 2016

Follow the results here, and listen live as Pete Mitcham, Brews News editor James Atkinson, Matt Kirkegaard and some of Australia's leading brewers count down the top 10, Australia Day from 3pm AEDT.
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Black Hops launches crowd funding campaign

January 11, 2016
Black Hops launches crowd funding campaign

Gold Coast-based beer brand, Black Hops Brewing, has launched a crowd-funding campaign to put its first beer in bottle.
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Voting kicks off for Hottest 100 craft beers of 2015 

December 14, 2015

Voting kicks off today for the annual Local Taphouse Hottest 100 craft beers poll, the most important poll of the Australian beer year...
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Brisbane’s Tippler’s Tap to close, relocate to South Bank

December 7, 2015

Leading Brisbane craft beer bar, Tippler's Tap in Newstead, is set to close and relocate to South Bank
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It’s ‘business as usual’ at Mountain Goat says new GM

September 30, 2015
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There will be no major changes at Mountain Goat, according to new general manager, Matt Grix.
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Mountain Goat: This day was always coming

September 28, 2015

Today we saw the announcement of the sale of the first of the modern breed of small breweries that pioneered the current 'craft' beer movement.
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