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Pete Mitcham

Pete Mitcham Pete Mitcham, aka Prof Pilsner, is well known to anyone involved in the craft beer scene in Australia as the Editor In Chief of The Critics’ Choice – Australia’s Best Beers and as a contributor to The Beer Lovers Guide to Australia. He is also the host of beer dinners and tastings through his company, Beer Blokes. He is co-editor of Australian Brews News and, with Editor Matt Kirkegaard hosts Radio Brews News, Australia’s leading beer Podcast series and available through iTunes. To the rest of us, Pete is just a great bloke with a passion for good beer. His writing leans towards the social and cultural aspects of beer and drinking in Australia rather than straight reviews because, as he says, beer is such a subjective thing and taste and perception of flavour is a very personal thing. All the same, he is an unashamed advocate of the Australian craft beer scene who gets great joy from seeing someone genuinely surprised at how much they enjoy a beer that he has suggested. Never one to take himself or his beer too seriously Pete likes nothing more to share with anyone who’ll listen the stories and traditions and myths behind Australia’s favourite beverage.

Web Site: http://beerblokes.blogspot.com/

Stomping Ground open on Fridays

July 4, 2016

Melbourne's new Stomping Ground Brewery has announced a weekly event dubbed 'Knock off Fridays'.
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Auckland gets gift of the GABS

June 24, 2016
GABS 2016 visits Auckland

The Auckland debut of GABS proved so successful that plans are already underway to expand the festival area next year.
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When a good beer does you good

June 17, 2016
Demons fans 'Walk With Neale' to the MCG

Good beer was at the fore when thousands of footy fans gathered to support former Melbourne Demons coach Neale Daniher in his fight against Motor Neurone Disease.
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Is beer quality enough to ensure a healthy industry?

June 15, 2016
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Australian Brews News' resident soothsayer, Pete Mitcham, considers what the future may hold for the burgeoning craft beer sector.
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Teeing up a good beer or two

May 27, 2016
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Good beer was the winner at the first ever Craft Beer Open, a nine-hole golf championship and beer tasting in Melbourne last week.
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More beer for a good cause

May 17, 2016
The collaboration brew underway at Balter Brewing

A crowd of 650 people turned up to raise funds for Motor Neuron Disease by way of a collaborative beer created by Brewmanity and Balter Brewing.
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Beer’s image is our responsibility

April 15, 2016
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With alcohol continually copping the blame for many societal problems, all beer industry stakeholders must ensured their beloved beverage is portrayed in the best light possible, writes Pete Mitcham.
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Australian beer is in prime health: Here’s a few reasons why

January 26, 2016
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With beer as a barometer for our current health and our future wealth, Australia's future is very bright indeed, argues Pete Mitcham.
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Hottest 100 sparks customary debate: What is craft beer?

January 25, 2016
Pete Mitcham

Debate each January over what constitutes ’craft beer’ is as much of a certainty as the groundswell of people making ideological decisions about the beers they choose to drink.
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Calagione one of beer’s true entertainers

January 5, 2016
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Few beer industry personalities can inspire and entertain like Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione, who visited Australia in recent weeks.
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