Queensland is to host a one-day conference dedicated to home brewers, from aspiring kit and kilo brewers to all-grain experts.
There is a lot of talk in beer marketing about making beer by hand. This can mean a lot of different things but, as Ben Kraus shows in the video, in Bridge Road’s case it is literally hand made. We’re not too sure about adding the plastic containers to the brew though. I was luckily… Read more →
Even before Melbourne’s Good Beer Week was a barley grain waiting to burst forth, WA Beer week had established itself as one the premier events on the Australian beer calendar. Incorporating the Perth Royal Beer Show and numerous events across the state, it is running again from June 17 – 26, 2011. With more than… Read more →
“A smooth creamy ale with a delicate vanilla aroma, rich coconut flavour and a soft biscuit mouthfeel from the oats.” This is a beer with a very Australian signature. This is Fanny Gertrude’s Bickie Beer from Burleigh Brewing Company. It was first produced in draught form by the Gold Coast based brewery for the… Read more →
Depending on your particular point of view and beerosophy, it was either the day CUB got serious about promoting craft beer to a wider audience and put some money behind its beers, or the day Matilda Bay jumped the shark and went mainstream. Either way, it was one of the more creative beer marketing campaigns… Read more →
Queensland’s legendary beer pub, the Spotted Cow hotel, is this weekend hosting its inaugural beer festival featuring arguably the greatest array of beers in one hotel at one time. Amongst the beers featured will be a limited release beer brewed especially for the event in collaboration between McLaren Vale Beer Company head brewer Jeff Wright… Read more →
Brian Fitzgerald, Director of Artisan Brewing in Denmark, WA has become the first Australian resident to pass the examination to become a Certified Cicerone—a professional credential for beer experts much like the sommelier exams taken by wine specialists. Fitzgerald joins only 221 other beer professionals globally who have passed the rigorous exam since 2008. “As… Read more →
There’s nothing new about market-testing a new product, but this approach from New Zealand contract brewer Boundary Road Brewery is interesting. Open to New Zealand beer lovers only, applicants need to pass a test to establish their beer credentials and then they will receive three samples of a potential new lager to provide feedback on…. Read more →
A three-way collaboration between New Zealand’s hottest beer makers is hitting taps around the country this week and aims to boost Christchurch’s ravaged craft brewing community. Blenheim-based 8 Wired and Renaissance brewing companies have teamed up with Wellington’s Yeastie Boys to conjure up ‘Rescue Red Ale’ – an amber ale dedicated to all of the… Read more →
Sierra Nevada is grey no more. WA based beer importer, Phoenix Beers, has now confirmed the official launch of Sierra Nevada products across Australia.