This week Matt joins Pete all the way from BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, Germany, for the latest beer news including annual results from Coopers and the Royal Queensland Beer Awards.
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Brewmaster Chuck Hahn originally intended Hahn Premium Lager to be a pilsner, but it was too challenging for the 1988 beer palate that he was targeting. The time came to finally brew that beer, and Matt Kirkegaard was on hand to help.
Pete and Matt cover a huge week in beer news, including the sale of GABS Hottest 100, IBA looking to join ABAC and drama with the NSW container scheme.
As Matt and Pete discuss the news of the week, they discover they’ve been the target of a few memes.
After a long career that saw him brew with Chuck Hahn at the original Hahn Brewery in the early 90s, to be there at the inception on the James Squire brand to putting New Zealand hops on the international map, Doug Donelan has a lot to share about a career in beer and joins us for this week’s Beer is a Conversation.
Zoe Ottaway from Totem Marketing joins Matt and Pete this week and weighs in everything from pregnancy warning labels to the 2019 Australian Craft Beer Survey.
In this special edition of Beer is a Conversation, we have a chat with Akasha’s Dave Padden and look at his approach to brewing, his love of hops, the rapidly evolving beer scene and whether he will ever brew a milkshake IPA.
Pete and Matt discuss the news of the week as several beers receive ABAC’s judgement and one of Colorado’s oldest breweries downsizes.
We chat with Luke Corbin who is brewing with Myanmar’s first modern brewery, Burbrit Brewery. Luke is a home brewer – one of the founders of Melbourne’s Merri Mashers homebrew club. He’s also a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the College of Asia & the Pacific, Australian National University.
The boys are back in Oz this week discussing all the big news stories including which breweries are facing ABAC and whether beer really does have it tough when it comes to tax.