Aside from facing bushfires and floods, our early breweries also had their own versions of social media it seems with enthusiasts declaring whether a brewery’s product ‘honestly brewed’.
This week we catch up with beer writer, brewer and now beer Forefather, Willie Simpson. If you read about beer in the era before blogs, Willie was most likely the person whose words you read. Willie has been writing about beer since the late 1980s and, more recently, been brewing it at his brewery, Seven Sheds, in Railton Tasmania.
With the news of Alan Bond’s death, recollections of his days at Bond Brewing in the 1980s and his ongoing influence on the brewing industry is explored.
John Harvey reviews Very Good Beer and Ale: Breweries and Brewers of Tasmania 1820s to 1930s; an important study into the early history of brewing in Tasmania by historian Dr Brett J Stubbs.
Beer historian Dr Brett Stubbs uncovers the long-forgotten story of brewer Gavin Ralston and the breweries of Sale…
Western Australia has welcomed Bickley Valley Brewery to the region, filling a void in a state that is currently lacking in craft breweries.
Brett Stubbs, brewery historian and author of Very Good Beer and Ale – Breweries and Brewers of Tasmania 1820s to 1930s, introduces us to Olaf Hilmer Hedberg, brewer at Cascade and Tasmania’s first Collector of Beer Duty
Dr Brett Stubbs takes a look at the long and forgotten history of brew pubs in Australia…
On 12 December 1862 Newtown Municipality was proclaimed by Government Gazette, covering 480 acres in three wards: Enmore, Kingston and O’Connell. By the 1870s, Newtown was one of the most densely populated municipalities in NSW and a decade later was one of the main retail centres outside the city. King Street is Newtown’s spine. The… Read more →
We republish a fascinating article about the early days of Matilda Bay, written in its first 18 months…