Wildflower Brewing and Blending was invited to the US last month to get involved in the Firestone Walker Terroir Project, in which the NSW brewers were tasked with brewing a beer-wine hybrid.
A resurgence in historic beer brands such as Reschs and Emu Export has prompted questions about nostalgia marketing and the reaction against ‘complex’ craft beer.
Four independent Tasmanian brewers have banded together to take the Taste of Tasmania festival beer partner status from under the big brewers CUB and Lion.
South East Asia is experiencing rapid growth in its craft beer industries, with total market retail value for beer doubling to USD500 million this year, attendees of the SEA Brew conference in Bangkok have heard.
An updated barley malting accreditation process has been implemented by Barley Australia, ensuring brewers get top quality varieties which are specifically suited to malting.
Brewers in Tasmania have joined the Independent Brewers Association as the IBA moves towards a subchapter model for the organisation.
Hotelier Ian Wilson has launched Melbourne gastro-brewpub and distillery Republic Tavern in Epping, Melbourne, as the new home of Beer Republic Brewing.
Wolf of the Willows has launched plans for a new production brewery and taproom on the site of a partially-finished brewery in the Mordialloc suburb of Melbourne.
Pirate Life have announced they will open a 1,000 capacity brewpub venue in Perth CBD next year in conjunction with hospitality group Sneakers & Jeans.
Scientists at the University of Sydney have developed a drought-resistant triticale which 4 Pines are using in two new beers. We spoke to head brewer Andrew Tweddell about the project.