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What’s an XPA?

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November 27, 2014
What’s an XPA?

A new beer style is making its way into fridges around the country. Pete Mitcham lifts the lid on a few examples of home-grown XPAs.
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Try-it Thursday

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November 20, 2014
Try-it Thursday

In this week's regular section, 'Try-it Thursdays' Pete Mitcham uncaps a classic and one that kick-started the 'second wave' of craft in Australia.
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Cavalier card games

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November 18, 2014
Cavalier card games

This Saturday is every Melbourne beer fans chance to try a new beer, play a bit of Texas Hold 'Em Poker while partaking in a pub crawl with a difference to celebrate the first birthday of a good craft beer pub.
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Australian Small Brewery Update — November 2014

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November 18, 2014
bridge road

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

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November 17, 2014
York Brewery

On his recent jaunt to some of the best beer destinations in Europe, Pete Mitcham uncovers more about cask ale than he ever thought possible and stirs the 'sparkler' debate.
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Matilda Bay — The more things change…

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November 14, 2014
Matilda Bay — The more things change…

With two brewery closures announced this week, Pete Mitcham looks at the possible impact on the beers, the brands and the people involved.
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Try-it Thursdays

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November 13, 2014
Try-it Thursdays

This week in Try-It Thursday, Pete Mitcham looks at a classic style that has captured the imagination of brewers and drinkers alike over the past few years.
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Prof’s Beer of the Week

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November 6, 2014
Prof’s Beer of the Week

In the first of a new weekly series, Pete Mitcham picks a Beer of the Week and looks at the beer community's thoughts and opinions. First up is a beer which snagged not one but two People's Choice Awards during Sydney Craft Beer Week.
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The Melbourne ‘Craft Beer’ Cup

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November 4, 2014
The Melbourne ‘Craft Beer’ Cup

For those with more than just a passing interest in the festivities going on at Flemington this afternoon, Pete Mitcham takes a light-hearted (but thoroughly well researched) look at the omen bets for Craft Beer fans.
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Beer Community gives itself a well-deserved pat on the back

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October 31, 2014
Beer Community gives itself a well-deserved pat on the back

Last Friday night the ‘stars’ came out for the inaugural Australian Craft Beer Awards in Sydney. As well as being an opportunity for the craft beer community to get together and share a beer, it was also a chance to reflect on how far the craft beer scene has come since the inception three...
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