Hop To Hobart Brewing Co.’s Festival of Hops This October!

Come on, get hoppy! Hobart Brewing Co.’s annual festival of hops is back for another year of live music, food and seriously good beer. On Saturday 20th October, head on down to the brewery and taproom at Macquarie Point, Hobart and celebrate all things hops, with beers showcasing the flavour versatility of varieties from across…

Eat, Drink: East Malvern Food & Wine Festival

Now in its third year, the East Malvern Food & Wine Festival will be taking over the suburb’s Central Park for a day of delicious wines, craft beers and ciders and quality local produce. Last year’s event saw over 3,000 Melbournians descend on the festival to sample more than 100 wines, craft beers and ciders…

Go Explore: Brisbane’s Beer and Cider Festival

Love tasty brews, delicious food and live music? Then head to Brisbane’s beer and cider festival from 21-22 September. The Beer InCider Experience is home to over 60 independent brewers at Brisbane Showgrounds for two days, and joined by the city’s best food trucks and local music acts. Grab the opportunity to try samples and…

Three Guys & An Ex-PM: Creating A Beer Brand With Bob Hawke

Picture this, you’re in the home of one of the greatest PMs Australia has ever seen, with only 20 minutes to gain his stamp of approval to create a beer company in his name. What do you say? What do you wear? What do you bring? These were just some of the nerve-tingling questions that…

Inside Marrickville’s New Brewery, Bar and Tasting Room

Stockade Brew Co.’s new brewery, bar and tasting room in Marrickville, Sydney is the latest hot spot for award-winning, indie craft beers, hearty food and educational master classes and tours. If you haven’t had a chance to visit, here’s your first look inside. Behind the business is a young team of four that has been…

The In-Cider Scoop with Melissa Fettke

Tassie based cidermaker Melissa Fettke didn’t always know she’d end up on the Apple Isle. In fact, it was winemaking that first caught her eye. But not one to say no to a new challenge, Melissa ended up changing her career to brewing and, eventually cider making. She’s passionate about apples and will tell you that…

How to Host a Cider Tasting at Home

With all the different cider styles available across the globe, let alone what is being developed here in Australia – it is now, more than ever, so easy to host an enjoyable, interesting and informative cider tasting at home. Words by James Kendall CHOOSING CIDERS This is probably the most difficult part to be honest,…

5 Dark Beers That Warm The Soul

Dark beers to the uninitiated can be viewed as an acquired taste, or ones that take some getting used to, but in fact, these beauties aren’t far removed from some of their pale, golden counterparts. Often the roasted malt is the main point of difference and what gives it a dark colour. While dark ales, dark…

Brewers Crafting Independence

Meet the breweries dedicated to crafting beer their own way. From Beechworth in north-east Victoria to sleepy Byron Bay in NSW, we meet the couples, friends and families dedicated to turning their love of beer into a lifelong passion by supporting independence and their local community. BREWERS BALTER TO THEIR OWN BEAT The boys at…

Go Explore: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

SPONSORED Calling all food and drink lovers: with just under a month to go, we’ve skimmed the 300-long program of events, corralled our friends in the know and picked our top five events not to miss at this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Prepare to wine and dine amongst famous chefs and country winemakers…

New Brewery on the Block

Talk about marching into the den of the dragon and whacking it on the nose! Mind you, the dragon might not have noticed, but it is still a brave effort. Words by drinks writer, Ken Gargett Newstead Brewing Co. has established its new production HQ, and pub, in Castlemaine Street, Milton. Now that might not…