With today’s release of the Local Taphouse Hottest 100 the term ‘craft’ beer has been hotly debated today? It’s a good time to reprise this piece from last year pondering the question…
The worlds of slow food and craft beer have grown steadily over the last few years and it was only a matter of time before the two would meet to join forces. Beer and food matching has been something of a growth area for the craft beer scene but it has been a fairly in-house… Read more →
Matilda Bay Brewing Company Longshot Coffee-infused dark ale 345ml | 6.0% abv Dark beers come into their own over the colder months, the roasty, full-bodied flavours just perfect for cold nights in front a fire – or column oil heater. Matilda Bay’s Longshot, released last week, fits perfectly into the season. It would be a… Read more →
With all of the variations of coffee and mocha flavours that can naturally occur in beer, it is a fairly logical step to actually put coffee in beer. Under former brewer Brad Rogers, Matilda Bay brewed Crema, a disconcertingly pale coffee beer. Brad described it at the time as being more of a latte than… 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 →
In Big Helga, first launched on draught in October last year, Foster’s craft brewing arm has taken an interesting route. The Australian beer market is becoming increasingly fractured, with one very sizable chunk going the way of the ultra low-flavoured dry and low-carb beers and another section going the way of abundantly-flavoured craft and microbrewed beers.
Little Creatures Pale Ale is Australia’s best craft beer according to an online poll conducted by The Local Taphouse to celebrate Australia Day.
Update 9/3/12 …and it finally happened. There has been interesting speculation in The Age that Fosters could lose the Corona and Stella licences. One of the the most incisive ideas in this article is tucked away right at the very end: “When Foster’s releases its interim results next month it will show that the margins… Read more →
With its well-defined but less assertive hop character, the term ‘gateway beer’ is often used to describe a beer like Fat Yak. Does that mean it’s no good? We put it to the test.