Why I don’t Use the Word ‘Craft’ and Why You Shouldn’t Either

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There has been a lot of debate lately on the recent news of Lions departure from the CBIA by retiring the memberships of their Malt Shovel (James Squire), Little Creatures, and White Rabbit labels.  While the discussion is lively, I’m going to touch on a related issue that has been bothering me for quite some time: the use of the word ‘craft’. Continue reading

Ballistic Brewing (or how I missed out yet still didn’t miss out)

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One of the little perks of running a beer blog with minimal readership is that you get the occasional invite to a launch or tasting night. Unfortunately, now being a member of the hospitality crowd, things get a bit more difficult to get to. So when I was invited to the Ballistic Brewing tasting event on a Monday, I was pretty stoked. Despite it being on my weekend, due to some other arrangements I had made previously, I STILL wasn’t able to go. Continue reading

Media Release: Operation Brewery Book Launched

I simply love what 3 lads from the Gold Coast have been able to accomplish in such a short period of time. From gypsy brewers launching their interesting Eggnog stout to making a beer with Activision to brewery owners and authors, all in a few years. Today marks the launch of their book ‘Operation Brewery’.

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