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Dr Brett J. Stubbs

Dr Brett J. Stubbs is an independent historical consultant and writer, and an honorary research fellow in the School of History, Philosophy, Classics and Religion at the University of Queensland. He is Australia’s leading historian of beer and breweries, having written numerous scholarly articles and books on those topics. His works include the definitive histories of the early breweries of Queensland (Beer, Mines and Rails; Tankard Books, 2010) and Tasmania (Very Good Beer and Ale; Tankard Books, 2013). His other books include The Gold Digger’s Arms: Pubs of the Upper Clarence River District, New South Wales (Tankard Books, 2009; revised edition due 2014).


Australian Small Brewery Update — September 2014

September 8, 2014
bridge road

Historian Dr Brett Stubbs looks at the recent openings and closings in the Australia small brewing industry.
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Australian Small Brewery Update — July 2014

July 1, 2014
Australian Small Brewery Update — July 2014

Historian Dr Brett Stubbs looks at the recent openings and closings in the Australia small brewing industry.
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Gavin Ralston and the Breweries of Sale, Victoria

May 12, 2014
Breheny Brothers Brewery, Sale, Victoria, c.1918, long after Gavin and Arthur Ralston had operated another brewery in the same town. (Source: State Library of Victoria)

Beer historian Dr Brett Stubbs uncovers the long-forgotten story of brewer Gavin Ralston and the breweries of Sale...
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Australian Small Brewery Update — May 2014

May 1, 2014
bridge road

Historian Dr Brett Stubbs looks at the recent openings and closings in the Australia small brewing industry.
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Bickley Valley Brewery

March 13, 2014
Bickley Valley label

Brett Stubbs introduces us to Western Australia's Bickley Valley Brewery and its creator of Bradley Harris...
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Forgotten brewers (and tax men): Olaf Hilmer Hedberg

March 10, 2014
Figure: Olaf Hilmer Hedberg, when brewer at George Adams’s Tasmanian Brewery, c.1902.

Brett Stubbs, brewery historian and author of Very Good Beer and Ale - Breweries and Brewers of Tasmania 1820s to 1930s, introduces us to Olaf Hilmer Hedberg, brewer at Cascade and Tasmania's first Collector of Beer Duty
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Australian Small Brewery Update — March 2014

March 4, 2014
Bickley Valley label

At the end of 2013, somewhat more than 180 small commercial breweries were in operation throughout Australia. Australia's leading beer historian Dr Brett Stubbs looks at the recent openings and closings...
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Australian Small Brewery Update — January 2014

December 24, 2013
The brewery visible from the bar

Historian Dr Brett Stubbs looks at the recent openings and closings in the Australia small brewing industry.
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Capital Brews

October 9, 2013
capital

In the centenary year of our national Capital, Australia's leading brewery historian, Dr Brett Stubbs, takes a fascinating look at its short brewing history...
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So many breweries, so little time

September 24, 2013
In the modern brewhouse at Meantime Brewery, North Greenwich.

On a recent visit to the UK, historian Brett Stubbs managed to fit in a few brewery visits as well. This is what he saw...
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