Temple Brewing, Melbourne’s newest brewery, and Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan, the world’s oldest brewery, recently worked together on a collaboration beer that is to be launched this Friday. Called Unifikator, meaning ‘unifier’ in German, Temple says it represents the coming together of the old world and the new. “Utilising the centuries of tradition and knowledge… Read more →
Historian Dr Brett Stubbs reviews the state of the small brewing industry for March, featuring a look back at industry developments in 2011.
There is no keeping a good beer man down and James Smith – aka The Crafty Pint – is at it again. Amongst his many major achievements he created the finest craft beer website in the country, then accidently started Good Beer Week and myriad other beer-related advances. He is a one-man beer missionary and… Read more →
New South Wales After operating a small (250-litre) pilot brewery at Rydalmere since mid-year, Riverside Brewing Company have recently moved to larger premises at North Parramatta. The company has also installed a larger 2,000-litre brewery, obtained from Mountain Goat in Melbourne, who have themselves recently up-sized (see below). Riverside will officially launch its products this… Read more →
In 2006 Ron and Renata Feruglio created Temple Brewing Company. Without a commercial brewery of their own, they operated as gypsy brewers by producing three core beers plus a couple of special releases at other people’s microbreweries across Victoria. Those three beers – a pale ale, ESB and saison – quickly gained a reputation as… Read more →
I saw it said the other day that Australian craft brewers are being squeezed out of the market resulting in less choice for consumers and a dwindling local beer industry. Yet, I can’t remember a year in which more independent craft breweries opened or when there was more variety on tap and in bottle shops…. Read more →
Brett Stubbs looks at all the openings, closings, comings and goings at Australia’s small breweries…
If Australia can be considered to have a national drink, it would be beer. It is the liquid that lubricates our national pastimes of beaches, barbeques and sport. However, the light-flavoured lagers that have traditionally been favourites are facing a challenge from a host of new arrivals on the scene. Styles that are comparatively little-known… Read more →