This week is our last chat from BrauBeviale where we learn a lot about history and brewing traditions and a little bit about malt with Dr Axel Gohler from German maltster Bestmalz.
Radio Brews News
Matt is back in Brisbane with his review of BrewDog Berlin and to discuss the news of the week with Pete, including a new brew lab launching in 2020.
The presence of US hop growers at BrauBeviale in Nuremberg was noticeable, but was it part of a strategy for creating a market for US hops in Germany, or a response to an already growing market? Matt chats with the heads at Yakima Chief Hops to find out.
This week Matt is calling in from Amsterdam to cover the news of the week including the opening of BrewDog in Brisbane and Lion Australia’s acquisition of New Belgium Brewing.
Matt ran into Bridge Road Brewers founder Ben Kraus at BrauBeviale in Nuremberg last week and had a chat about Ben’s reasons for taking a 12-month break and whether it’s given him a new perspective on the Australian industry.
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.
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.