Radical changes to ice cold beers and second hand drinking catch our attention this week as Matt and Pete discuss Brews News Week.
This week we have a very timely conversation with Harry Jenkins, independent chair of the Alcoholic Beverages Advertising Code scheme (ABAC) about the code, its aims and objectives, and also the criticism it has faced from both sides of the industry.
This is a special edition of Radio Brews News, live from the West Australian Brewers Association Craft Brewers Conference where Two Birds co-founder, Jayne Lewis, opened the conference with an important keynote address tackling head on a number of the issues that the industry is grappling with.
This week Matt and Pete discuss the big ideas. Have we reached peak beer here in Australia and why is ABAC copping so much hate?
This week Pete sits down with Shaya Rubenstein from Urban Alley Brewing, a Baltimore-born, Brooklyn raised, Israeli soldier/homebrewer who marries and settles in Melbourne and finds himself the Head Brewer in his friend’s business venture – a revamped Docklands pub tucked quite literally beneath the Melbourne Star Ferris wheel.
Pete Mitcham and Matt Kirkegaard discuss the beer news including why Woolies is offloading Endeavour drinks and have NEIPAs gone too far? It also includes a very insightful chat with Two Birds Brewing co-founder Jayne Lewis about why she is taking part in Dry July.
This week on Beer is a Conversation we visit Gage Roads Brewing and meet co-founder John Hoedemaker and Chief Strategy Officer Aaron Heary. Gage Roads has been brewing for 15 years and it is a unique brewery in the Australia landscape and we look at its long journey “Back to Craft”
Bintani has launched the 2019 vintage of its premium Signature Malt produced with Joe White Maltings. In a special edition of Radio Brews News we spoke with barley grower Dave Skipper, maltster Dave Bauld, brewer Dave Magill, Brand Tasmania’s Pip Dawson and Bintani’s Justin Fox talk about Signature Malt.
Today we learn that listening to Brews News Week is great for your fitness. So jog along as Matt and Pete discuss the news of the week: BWS criticised over Dry July partnership and Aldi’s award winning Pale Ale.
Featuring interviews with unsung members of the brewing industry including Grum from Exit Brewing and Pia Poynton and Eddie Still from Nowhereman Brewing Co.