Haaaaaave You Met……Toy Soldier?

  Introducing Paul and Cori from Toy Soldier Brewing Company. Definitely new onto the scene in SA, launching their first beers and brand at the 2018 Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival. This company surprised a lot of people, as they flew under the radar before appearing at the festival, offering two beers, including their first…

Haaaaaave You Met……Oscar Matthews?

I first met Oscar in Byron Bay, at the 2015 Stone Beer brew day, at the Stone and Wood brewery. He was invited by the Adelaide S+W representative as he was always a big supporter of their range in the bottle shop that he worked in at the time; the Stirling Hotel Cellars and Patisserie….

Haaaaaave You Met……Simple Brew Co?

  Chances are, you haven’t quite met all the Simple Brew Co crew just yet, mainly because there are seven of them. These guys come from a variety different backgrounds, with jobs in the health and fitness and fire fighting sectors just to name a few. Their philosophy is simple, they just want to make…

What’s Happening in SA: Issue #12

  There is never a dull moment here in SA and in this month’s issue, we have tons of beer events (especially around Father’s Day), four new breweries added to the directory and a stellar line up of new beers. In case you missed the post, Haaaaaave You Met is back for a second showing….

Haaaaaave You Met……Marco Bona?

Haaaaaave You Met is back! With quite a few new brewing companies popping up, I thought it would be a great idea to introduce some new faces and their story. There are also some new questions thrown into the mix to spice things up a little. First up, is Marco Bona from Libation Army Brewing…

What’s Happening in SA: Issue #11

Who said South Australia is sleepy in the colder months? Because they would be incredibly wrong. We have just added another four new breweries to the directory, have a plethora of new beers and some new events to show you. Since the last issue, Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival has come and gone with another…

South Australian Success

    South Australian brewers will fly home with a swag of awards after the Independent Brewers Associations awards ceremony last night in Sydney. The Mismatch Brewing team were beaming in particular, taking out the ‘Best Beer in Show’ for their Munich Helles style lager. Brewer Owen Lyons was at the ceremony to accept the…

What’s Happening in SA: Issue #10

    Again, another big lull between editions due to the craziness that is life. Winter has swept in and that means all the winter releases and darker beers enter the fray. There is also some Beer and BBQ news and first time release beers coming out and a few new breweries to add to…

Super Stout Sunday: An Analysis

Good Beer Wheaty is over for another year and I was stoked to be invited to host a competitive blind tasting. These sort of events are always a blast and great for comparing a similar style side by side. With stout, there is quite a few different varieties, with subtle and not so subtle differences…

What’s Happening in SA: Issue #9

It has been too long between editions, which means that there is heaps of new content to share with you all. We have breweries for sale, breweries sold, pubs for sale, heaps of new beers and heaps of events. Remember, if you have something that you think fits the parameters of this newsletter style post,…

Versus Battle #7: Double IPA

A special edition ‘Versus Battle’, with not two but three double IPAs being thrown into the ring to battle it out stylistically. Two of the battlers reign from South Australia and one ring-in from Victoria. The style guidelines for the Double IPA have been added to the bottom of the article. The Clare Valley IIPA…

What’s Happening in SA: Issue #8

Since the last edition, so much has happened in the South Australian craft beer industry, the government has handed some more money out, new venues have opened, and the season has ticked over to autumn. With nearly twenty new beers to announce and even a few industry jobs available. Grab a beer, settle in to…