Port Stephen’s Murray’s Craft Brewery is set to release its latest one-off beer, Spartacus Imperial IPA. The brewery describes the beer, which weighs in at 10% abv and over 100 IBU, as a “huge, in-your-face, over-the-top brew” with “too many hops additions to count. A big showcase of New Zealand Riwaka and Motueka hops –… Read more →
Edith Cowan University is conducting a Short course in Brewing Science. Internationally recognised and accredited brewing experts will be hosting a one week short course at Edith Cowan University’s new Malting and Brewing Education Centre in Joondalup from Monday 27th September to Friday 1st October – 8am to 5pm daily. The course will meet the… Read more →
While hops might be the pin up boy for brewing at the moment, anyone who has attempted homebrewing knows that yeast is a vital, and often overlooked, ingredient in beer. A new book, Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation, is a resource for brewers of all experience levels. The authors adeptly cover yeast selection,… Read more →
A newly launched website is helping Australian beer drinkers navigate the ever-growing maze of Australian craft beer. The site, The Crafty Pint, launched last week with the aim of being the essential guide (after Brews News, of course) to Australian craft beer. Created by freelance journalist and beer lover, James Smith, the site initially aims… Read more →
Western Australia’s Nail Brewing has just released a limited-edition version of it’s award-winning Clout Stout, a 10.6 per cent Imperial Stout.
Greig McGill has filed a report on what is known currently on the effects of the Christchurch earthquake on the local beer and brewing scene.
Ancient Nubians Made Antibiotic Beer Chemical analysis of the bones of ancient Sudanese Nubians who lived nearly 2000 years ago shows they were ingesting the antibiotic tetracycline on a regular basis, likely from a special brew of beer. (Wired.com) . The Australian Media Series Audio Webcast The big beer ad: what’s next in the beer… Read more →
Say what you like about the beer, but the team behind Carlton Draught knows how how to generate publicity. Hot on the heels of the release of its latest advertising campaign, the brand has unveiled its latest promotional campaign featuring the Magnatron, a 10-storey-tall version of the classic arcade skill-tester. The campaign, to run through… Read more →
In a further sign that Australia’s craft brewers are pushing flavour boundaries, not to mention blurring stylistic ones, Beechworth’s Bridge Road Brewers has created a new beer it describes as a black Belgian IPA. Released to celebrate the brewery’s fifth year of brewing, the beer — named B2 Bomber — is described as having a… Read more →
Coopers’ Brewery has announced it has signed on to sponsor the inaugural Adelaide Good Food & Wine Show. In what seems a bizarre twist to the sponsorship Coopers, which makes several beers that offer excellent food matching potential, has elected to base the sponsorship around hosting the Coopers 1862 Clear Bar. The brewery says the bar… Read more →