A new brewpub opens this weekend at Maleny in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Hinterland, with Beavertown alumnus Matt Jancauskas overseeing production.
Former Sunshine Coast Brewery head brewer and long time local Matt Vanderveen is living his dream in what was once the first bakery in Pomona, near Noosa.
Graham Reeks heads to the UK to visit Thornbridge Brewery where he meets a Melburnian helping revitalise Britain’s stodgy beer scene…
Kitsch means different things to different people. For some it’s their Granny’s nasty flowery curtains and antimacassars, for others it’s simply Neil Diamond. I’ve always baulked at the sheer concept of themed pubs. A Rose & Crown outside England just isn’t right, and while I’m sure Ireland has hundreds of ‘craicing’ pubs, thousands of garish… Read more →
Did you hear the one about the Finnish snowboarding ex-pearler with a penchant for home brewing and selling craft beer in Caloundra? No? Well read on. Pint sized Tero Kanko smiles and reaches under the counter of his Golden Beach Tavern bottle shop. His grin widens as he says, “and there’s this.” He’s been showing… Read more →
Graham Reeks discovers his safe place – a place between homebrewing and buying beer off the shelf.
The Sunshine Coast Brewery has stepped out of the shadows with a new bar on the Coast – Graham Reeks went for a little looksee.
In the giddy aftermath of World War II George Orwell penned an essay on the fictitious English pub, the Moon Under Water, outlining the ten criteria it fulfilled as the perfect pub. Curiously (given he frequently included descriptions of pubs in his books, and even described the life of a hop-picker in Kent*) Orwell barely… Read more →
The Campaign for Real Ale – better known these days as CAMRA – is one of the world’s most active and successful consumer advocacy groups. Graham Reeks looks at the beer lovers who started it all…
Beer and seafood is always a good pairing, but Graham Reeks finds a restaurants that is all about scales and ales…