New Zealand’s Society of Beer Advocates held its second Matariki Beer Festival last Saturday. Matariki marks the winter solstice and Maori New Year, and at this time of year, the sun has set in Wellington by 5pm.
We have had an unprecedented response to our Brew Masters give-away. So good that we might have to resort to give-aways more often! Congratulations to the first winner – Nicola Hatch – who will soon be receiving a copy of Brew Masters on DVD. Don’t worry if you didn’t win. We have more copies to… Read more →
The Queensland Homebrewing Conference will be pouring an interesting range of beers throughout, as well as during the Food and Beer Matching Dinner, with Bacchus Brewing Company and CraftBrewer coming on board to support the event. Bacchus Brewing Company is a small all-grain brewery, formerly run as a brew-for-you style brewery, that was taken over… Read more →
We normally don’t do many give-aways…mainly because there is so much work involved in sorting entries, notifying winners, wrapping the prizes, licking stamps and getting to the post office that prizes can take forever to reach the deserving readers who win (sorry bout those Chimay glasses Joe!). Competitions can also seem a little tawdry and… Read more →
Victorian brewery Holgate Brewhouse has taken the trophies for Best Commercial Beer of Show and Best Packaged Ale at this year’s Perth Royal Beer Show. It was an unexpected surprise birthday present for Holgate brewer Ian Morgan. “Western Australia has a great craft brewing tradition and we were up against some excellent breweries that do… Read more →
Beervana is looking for volunteers to work at one of the Southern Hemisphere’s best beer events…
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 →