Brendan Varis, brewer at Western Australia’s multi-award winning Feral Brewery has been a very busy man. In the last week he has put three new beers on tap at his Swan Valley brewery and is ‘expecting’ a fourth. If you’re quick you will be able to get into the brewery and try the following: Double… 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 →
You have to love the Coopers Brewery, even when they bring out a beer like this. There is no attempt to sell you on the idea that they have revolutionised the brewing world, there is no claiming that they are doing something original or ‘innovating’, or that you will be blown away by a flavour experience. The only claim that they make is that if they are entering this market, they will do it as well as they can.
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Hot on the heels of the Victoria Bitter Chip being launched in Australia, the beer itself has been launched in India.
Little Creatures are running a little hopping experiment in which they have dry-hopped two 50L kegs of Rogers’ – each with a different Tasmanian Hop Variety. The first keg has been dry-hopped with Topaz – a very high bitterness hop (16.5%AA for those brewing-orientated people) with a lovely aroma. The second keg is dry-hopped with… Read more →
It may not be the Hills Hoist, a garage roller door, the Bionic Ear or the Two-Stroke Lawn Mower, but the brewers at Murray’s at Port Stephens are pretty proud of what they call Australia’s latest ‘invention’ – a Flemish Summer Ale (known affectionately as Murray’s Endless Summer), being released in NSW and Victoria from… Read more →
As we watch the growing hysteria around alcohol these days, it would be easy to think that we are in a unique point in history. That we aren’t was graphically illustrated when this picture (right) lobbed in my inbox recently. I was fascinated and started digging to find out a little more. It turns out… Read more →
Update 9/3/12 …and it finally happened. There has been interesting speculation in The Age that Fosters could lose the Corona and Stella licences. One of the the most incisive ideas in this article is tucked away right at the very end: “When Foster’s releases its interim results next month it will show that the margins… Read more →
If Australia can be considered to have a national drink, it would be beer. It is the liquid that lubricates our national pastimes of beaches, barbeques and sport. However, the light-flavoured lagers that have traditionally been favourites are facing a challenge from a host of new arrivals on the scene. Styles that are comparatively little-known… Read more →