While Oktoberfests abound in Australia, many seem to be headed the way of St Patrick’s Day – providing a thinly veiled excuse to drink with little reference to the underlying festival behind it. Many festivals are billing ‘authentic’ beers of a style that doesn’t even originate in Germany. Against this background Beechworth-based craft brewery Bridge… Read more →
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In a further sign that Australia’s craft brewers are pushing flavour boundaries, not to mention blurring stylistic ones, Beechworth’s Bridge Road Brewers has created a new beer it describes as a black Belgian IPA. Released to celebrate the brewery’s fifth year of brewing, the beer — named B2 Bomber — is described as having a… Read more →
Beechworth’s Bridge Road Brewers has gone old-fashioned with its latest release, a unique beer style called a braggot. Not often featured in books about beer, let alone brewed, a braggot is a style dating back to the 1300s made by blending beer and mead (an alcoholic beverage made from honey). This beer, christened Megachile Pluto… Read more →
Australian beer lovers are being invited to hug a brewer on July 18 in celebration of International Brewers Day. International Brewers Day was suggested two years ago by US beer writer Jay Brooks and is designed to celebrate good beer by thanking the men and women who make it. Australians are encouraged to celebrate the… Read more →
An increasing number of small brewers are growing and harvesting their own hops and brewing harvest ales…here are two.
Ben Kraus describes Bridge Road Brewers’ latest creation as a ‘hop bomb’. The single hop IPA has been made using whole hop cones from a single type of hop, Galaxy. Grown at the nearby Rostrevor hop garden, Galaxy is a great aromatic hop, this beer showcases it’s aroma and bitterness and champions locally grown produce…. Read more →
Melbourne has rightly been developing a claim to the title of Australia’s beer capital with the rapid growth of its small-scale brewing industry and beer-focused pubs and bars. But for the visitor or the Melbournite alike, a trek outside of the metropolitan area can be every bit as rewarding. The region, with its concentration of… Read more →
A groundswell of brewers are using Hop Products Australia’s antifoam and hop extract products, which offer various benefits.
James Davidson sits down with Hamish Reed to find out about Hawthorne Brewing Company…