Name:Tony Jones Title: Chief Brewer – Malt Shovel Brewery Annual output: 4.74 million litres* Web: www.malt-shovel.com.au The craft beer market in Australia is flourishing and, based on recent trends, I believe it will continue to go from strength to strength. In my view, the key question in relation to defining craft brewing is: “Do… Read more →
Name:Scott Vincent Title: Head Brewer, Matilda Bay Brewing Company (Vic) Annual output: 2.93 million litres* Web: www.matildabay.com.au The act of defining what “is a craft brewery”, is primarily driven by taxation issues. The subsequent refining of the definition by brewers or their associations is to give a point of differentiation so that customers and… Read more →
Name:John Stallwood Title: Owner/brewer Nail Brewing (WA) Annual output: >30,000L Web: www.nailbrewing.com This is a good question and a hard one. I don’t have the answer and I’m not sure if there is an all-encompassing one, but this is my thinking. The difference between big and small breweries needs to be explained to untangle… Read more →
Name: Cam Hines Title: Co-owner Mountain Goat Brewery Annual output: Approx 500,000 L Web: www.goatbeer.com.au I think it’s a good term to use when describing quality beer from breweries other than the big, mass producing operations. I think it is a term that is used, however, predominately by big breweries to describe their highest… Read more →
Name:Alex Troncoso Title: Head Brewer, Little Creatures Brewing (WA) Annual output: 2.97 million litres* Web: www.littlecreatures.com.au Craft brewing to me is really a state of mind; there are small breweries making great beer, and big breweries making great beer. Think about some of the US examples – Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, and Samuel Adams… Read more →
With beer sponsorship in the news, Rory Gibson takes a look at why beer and sport are such a great match.
Watching football while having a beer is one of life’s great pleasures and close to a national institution in Australia but when sport sponsorships deny beer drinkers the right to choose their beer it is bad for fans and it is bad for brewing.
Coopers Brewery has announced a sponsorship that breaks rival Lion Nathan’s near stranglehold over the sponsorship of the South Australian National Football League.
Food producers love a good study, particularly one that finds that some ingredient or trace element in their product has some miraculous property found to cure cancer in rats. Beer has been found to contain all sorts of health-giving nutrients but is it a cure-all superfood or just a very tasty drink?
The third ‘food beer’ from Fusion Brewing is designed to go with meat. Does it work? Does a beer need to be engineered to go with food in the first place? Brews News fires up the barbie to find out.