5aa Radio Interview

Earlier today I was interviewed on 5aa radio by Leith Forrest. We spoke about the South Australian craft beer scene and BOAB festival, which I am assisting in organising. BOAB or Best of Adelaide Brewers Festival will take place on the 15th to 17th of February at the Harts Mill Flour Shed in Port Adelaide….

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…

Spring Sippers

We have made it, spring has sprung and another bitter cold winter has bit the dust. The butt groove that has been expertly etched in the couch can begin to unfold, ladies can finally shave their legs and we can all feel the warm sting from the sun again. It is a magical time of…

Grains and Hops

    On 29th July 2017, I conducted a beer masterclass at the third annual Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival. The session was an interactive event that involved the audience chewing on 24 different grains and smelling noble and new world hops, all whilst I explained what flavours they impart on the beer. I was…

I NEED YOUR QUESTIONS

The third annual Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival is just around the corner and it is time to ask for your help. At the festival, I will be hosting two events on Saturday between 1pm and 3pm. The first event is an education on the different types of grains and hops that are used in…

UPDATED: RAD BEER WEEK MADNESS

Over 25 different events, 10 huge days, 14 different venues, all hosted in one capital city. The inaugural Rad Beer Week 2017 is set to hit a plethora of crafty venues in the lead up to this year’s Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival. What is Rad Beer Week? A week-long celebration of South Australia’s ever-growing…

EVENT: BREWS AND BITES

Delicious craft beers, mouth watering food, a mystery beer competition and a bundle of laughs and good times. Join me on the 15th of June at the Mile End Hotel for a FIVE COURSE BEER DEGUSTATION. A wide variety of excellent craft beers have been matched perfectly with five courses of delicious food by head…

Left Barrel Launches into Bottles

Brad Bown and Left Barrel Brewing’s journey started where a lot of other beer stories start, as a home brewer. With Brad, the procession was swift and was fuelled by a love for brewing beer. He started as they are all do, brewing with tins of malt extract which then progressed quickly to a mash…

The Weird and Wonderful World of GABS

Over 170 beers brewed just for a festival, over three cities, two countries and only one beer can be named champion. GABS is back, no doubt bigger and crazier than last year, starting in late May in Melbourne and Sydney and flying over the ditch to Auckland in middle June. If you have never been…

The Craft of West End

You’re probably thinking, ‘Why is he writing about West End? They don’t make craft beer.’ The honest truth is they don’t, but that doesn’t mean, the brewers, the recipe designers, the quality control staff and the packers don’t take beer seriously. Yes, West End is owned by a large corporation in Lion Co and while…

Haaaaaave You Met……Adrian Henshall?

‘Haaaaaave you met’, shines a spotlight on the brewery owners, the brewers, venue managers, the beer pourers, the sales representatives, bottle shop workers and the beer drinkers of the SA craft beer industry. We will discover their inner secrets, find out what gets them out of bed in the morning and we might even unravel…

Haaaaaave You Met……Ben Stevens?

‘Haaaaaave you met’, shines a spotlight on the brewery owners, the brewers, venue managers, the beer pourers, the sales representatives, bottle shop workers and the beer drinkers of the SA craft beer industry. We will discover their inner secrets, find out what gets them out of bed in the morning and we might even unravel…