Today we have two conversations. Firstly Rhys Lopez, Head Brewer from Otherside Brewing and then Dylan Hunter from Cheeky Monkey. Both are brewers who, on their way to other places, fell into craft beer and then into brewing.
Radio Brews News
Matt and Pete are running Craft Beer Alley at the Brisbane Ekka and stopped to chat about the news of the week including whether craft beer is dying and another beer naming faux pas.
Imagine being a beer lover – and the brother of the owner of one of the best beer pubs in the country – and then finding out that you can’t drink beer. That was the predicament for Richard Jeffares from Two Bays Brewing.
Pete joins Matt up in Brissie ahead of the EKKA and to discuss the news of the week, and we’ve got bonus chats with BrewCon presenter Stephen Beaumont, and Paul Holgate on his decision to equity crowdfund.
The month of July is traditionally a quieter time for brewers. For veteran (but still young and sprightly) brewer Jayne Lewis, it’s a time to take a step back, to take stock and to reflect.
VB tea for the Ashes and why government red tape is hindering smaller brewers are amongst the issues Matt and Pete discuss in Brews News Week.
This week we catch up with Jaz and Grant Wearin from Modus Operandi to discuss five years of beer and business together and the importance of one-off and seasonal beers in staying relevant for a mature business.
When news broke that CUB has been purchased by Asahi for $16 billion the comments and questions came thick and fast. Hawkers founder Mazen Hajjar of Hawkers Beer weighs in.
Radical changes to ice cold beers and second hand drinking catch our attention this week as Matt and Pete discuss Brews News Week.
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.