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, Port Phillip Bay, opened in September 2009 but it wasn’t until December that the beer began to flow.
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.
The reaction to Coopers Clear seems to have been, as expected, underwhelming amongst those who drink Coopers’ traditional offerings. On 4BC Radio’s Beer Talk program, Australian Brews News editor, Matt Kirkegaard, spoke with Coopers’ Chairman and Marketing Director Glenn Cooper to find out whether Coopers has sold out. No matter what you think of the… Read more →
In a move that will no doubt generate discussion amongst beer purists, iconic Australian Brewery Coopers last night entered the low-carb beer market with their new product, Coopers Clear.
Last year VB rebranded itself, “The dinking beer”. Now, to complement the beer it has launched “The drinking chip” described as “the best hot chips made for the best cold beer.” The snack was created to compliment a chilled VB, and thus, entice beer drinkers to keep on chugging. The spicy chips were created in… Read more →