A Short History of Craft Beer in Australia

The history of beer in Australia is rich, frequently fascinating and, for the interested drinker, well worth delving into. What follows are the highlights, key events and general …

Beer and Cider

It’s Time to Change Your Views about Brews

Beer sales in Australia are declining. We’re drinking less beer per capita. On that sort of evidence, you’d conclude that these are dark days for bee…

Beers with a Little Extra Spice

Most people will know that it only takes four ingredients to brew beer: water, malt, yeast and hops. Using those few components, brewers are able to …

The When and How of Beer Cellaring

You reach for that special bottle; the one you've been saving for months or years to open at just the right time. It means something to you, it's imp…

The Old Guard: Top Drops from Australia's Oldest Breweries

Recent years have seen a veritable explosion of breweries and brewing companies in Australia. From tiny one-man or woman outfits to sizeable new corp…

Country Focus: Belgian Beers

To talk about beer in Belgium is like trying to talk about wine in France. Both have a long history, pride and passion, and an incredible array of st…