The phrase ‘beer is the new wine’ is often heard as the craft beer trend gathers pace, but if one industrial designer has his way beer could soon become the old wine being sold in cardboard four-litre casks. Australian industrial designer Tom Hussey has designed a four-litre cardboard ‘keg’ that looks remarkably like an old… Read more →
Three Australian brewers were among the medal winners at the 2010 Word Beer Cup announced in Chicago over the weekend. Lion Nathan’s Malt Shovel Brewery won gold for its New Norcia Abbey Ale, Sydney’s Redoak won silver for its Redoak Bitter and Ballarat’s O’Brien Brewing won silver for its gluten-free O’Brien Brown Ale. The Australian… Read more →
Masterchef’s Chris Badenoch shares with us his surefire beer batter recipe, as well as his four rules for what to put in – and what to leave out – of a top notch beer batter.
The man who made beeramisu a household name as a top-three finalist on Masterchef Australia is back with his own blog celebrating all things beer in food.
To add to our recent discussion about ‘what is craft beer’, Australian Brews News sought out Australia’s premier beer writer–and very handy brewer–Willie Simpson to get his thoughts. Here’s what he had to say…
It’s the dream of many home brewers and beer lovers to open a brewery, and how can you miss when beer costs upwards of $65 a case? But as brewer Neal Cameron discusses, microbrewing isn’t the path to riches many believe…
Woolworths-owned hotelier, Australian Leisure and Hospitailty Group (ALH), has announced plans to close the brewery at Freemantle’s iconic Sail & Anchor Hotel. A spokesman for ALH, Luke Schepen, told Brews News that that the closure was a “commercial decision”. “We have made a commercial decision to close the brewery operation at the Sail & Anchor,”… Read more →
Name:Tony Jones Title: Chief Brewer – Malt Shovel Brewery Annual output: 4.74 million litres* Web: www.malt-shovel.com.au The craft beer market in Australia is flourishing and, based on recent trends, I believe it will continue to go from strength to strength. In my view, the key question in relation to defining craft brewing is: “Do… Read more →
Name:Scott Vincent Title: Head Brewer, Matilda Bay Brewing Company (Vic) Annual output: 2.93 million litres* Web: www.matildabay.com.au The act of defining what “is a craft brewery”, is primarily driven by taxation issues. The subsequent refining of the definition by brewers or their associations is to give a point of differentiation so that customers and… Read more →
Name:John Stallwood Title: Owner/brewer Nail Brewing (WA) Annual output: >30,000L Web: www.nailbrewing.com This is a good question and a hard one. I don’t have the answer and I’m not sure if there is an all-encompassing one, but this is my thinking. The difference between big and small breweries needs to be explained to untangle… Read more →