New Zealand makes the best three beers in Australia and New Zealand, according to beer rating site RateBeer. What do you think?
A German brewery has reclaimed the title of brewer of the World’s Strongest Beer, releasing a beer with a 40% alcohol content by volume. Schorsch Bock 40, made by German brewery Schorschbräu breaks the previous record set by Scotland’s BrewDog late last year with their beer, Tactical Nuclear Penguin. BrewDog claimed the title with a… Read more →
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…
Pete Brown recounts the events surrounding the Meux’s Horse Shoe Brewery tragedy of 1814…
North America has been a pointer to trends at both ends of the Australian beer market, with both ultra-light flavoured, low-carbohydrate beers and flavour-bursting hop monsters being pioneered there. The success of the low-carb market here will guarantee that Australia’s larger brewers will be watching closely the fortunes of a new beer at the lightest… Read more →
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 →
Beer and chocolate. Separately they are wonderful. Together they are sublime, as Ian Watson explains…
True South restaurant-brewery at Black Rock, on the eastern shore of Port Phillip Bay, opened in September 2009, but without a licence to sell its beer. This unfortunate omission was rectified at the beginning of December, and the beer then began to flow. Although the retail sale of beer had been curtailed, the making of… Read more →
Sydney’s Malt Shovel Brewery is set to release the latest beer under its Mad Brewers banner with the release of its Orchard Ale. The new beer follows the previous releases under the same label including a Raspberry Wheat Beer and Pepperberry Winter Ale in 2008 and last year’s Ten 20 Commemorative Ale which celebrated brewer… Read more →
Little Creatures Pale Ale is Australia’s best craft beer according to an online poll conducted by The Local Taphouse to celebrate Australia Day.