With the recent creation of the Balmain Brewing Company, the inner-Sydney suburb of Balmain once again has a beer to call its own. Balmain Original Pale Ale, the company’s inaugural brew, is a full-strength (a touch under 5 percent) English-style ale, which spokesman Martin Lalor reckons will be the perfect accompaniment for a hot meal… Read more →
The newest addition to South Australia’s small but impressive contribution to the country’s craft brewing sector is the family-owned and family-operated Goodieson Brewery in rural McLaren Vale.
To many beer lovers, death by beer might sound like a great way to go. But as historian Dr Brett Stubbs has discovered, it’s not always so. It seems as though making beer is fraught with many dangers…
The family-owned and family-operated Mountain Ridge Wines near Berry, south of Wollongong, has recently diversified into beer-making. The vineyard was planted in 2007 by Barry and Monique Starkey and their sons, and in mid-2009 they added Mountain Ridge Brewery to their operation. Barry brews in 300 litre batches, using a custom-built stainless steel system, and… Read more →
True South restaurant-brewery at Black Rock, Port Phillip Bay, opened in September 2009 but it wasn’t until December that the beer began to flow.