Radical changes to ice cold beers and second hand drinking catch our attention this week as Matt and Pete discuss Brews News Week.
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This week we have a very timely conversation with Harry Jenkins, independent chair of the Alcoholic Beverages Advertising Code scheme (ABAC) about the code, its aims and objectives, and also the criticism it has faced from both sides of the industry.
This week Matt and Pete discuss the big ideas. Have we reached peak beer here in Australia and why is ABAC copping so much hate?
This week Pete sits down with Shaya Rubenstein from Urban Alley Brewing, a Baltimore-born, Brooklyn raised, Israeli soldier/homebrewer who marries and settles in Melbourne and finds himself the Head Brewer in his friend’s business venture – a revamped Docklands pub tucked quite literally beneath the Melbourne Star Ferris wheel.
Pete Mitcham and Matt Kirkegaard discuss the beer news including why Woolies is offloading Endeavour drinks and have NEIPAs gone too far? It also includes a very insightful chat with Two Birds Brewing co-founder Jayne Lewis about why she is taking part in Dry July.
This week on Beer is a Conversation we visit Gage Roads Brewing and meet co-founder John Hoedemaker and Chief Strategy Officer Aaron Heary. Gage Roads has been brewing for 15 years and it is a unique brewery in the Australia landscape and we look at its long journey “Back to Craft”
Today we learn that listening to Brews News Week is great for your fitness. So jog along as Matt and Pete discuss the news of the week: BWS criticised over Dry July partnership and Aldi’s award winning Pale Ale.
Matt finally backs BrewDog! And some sage words of warning for those wanting to rip off Belgium Monks. Plus all the big Aussie beer stories of the week.
Pete and Matt are back to discuss what’s making headlines this week including: Australia’s Glen Fox announced as the new Charlie Bamforth and Craft contributes a ‘disproportionate’ number of jobs to the Aussie brewing industry.
This week we meet Dr Glen Fox, who has just been named Charlie Bamforth’s successor as Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences at University of California, Davis.