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Beer is a Conversation: Brad Moran / Citrus (Sponsored)

4/19/2018
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This week, in addition to Brews News Week and Beer is a Conversation, we have something a little different. We get lots of requests from businesses to appear as a guest on Beer is a Conversation, it is a great way to get information out to people working in or highly engaged with the beer industry. Ultimately we refuse most requests because we want the show content to be interesting for our listeners and self promotion rarely is. Every now and then though we get a request that doesn’t...

Duration:00:37:52

Beer is a Conversation: Simon Walkenhorst

4/17/2018
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In this episode of Beer is a Conversation, Pete Mitcham heads out to Hargreaves Hill Brewery to catch up with founder and somtimes classical pianist, Simon Walkenhorst. Simon shares the story of Hargreaves Hill Brewery from its humble rural origins, to the loss of the brewery in the Black Saturday fires through to the present where they have just gone through a brand refresh. Simon has witnessed the dynamic changes the industry has undergone over the last decade and has some keen insights...

Duration:01:14:07

Radio Brews News Episode 166

4/15/2018
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This week on Radio Brews News Pete and Matt work through the stories of the week such as: Another trademark stoush looks headed to court, Vostok Space Beer, Corona launches midstrength, the fastest growing craft breweries in the US, and is craft beer actually just Pasito?

Duration:01:16:14

Radio Brews News Episode 165

4/8/2018
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This week on Radio Brews News, Matt and James are joined by fan favourite Steve ‘Hendo’ Henderson. We announce the winner of the Goose Island gift pack and get your opinions on the news of the week, including: packaged on dates, Two Birds Brewing’s Trail Blazer Australian Lager and proposed changes to the beer excise.

Duration:00:45:47

Beer is a Conversation: Richard Watkins

4/6/2018
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This week on Beer is a Conversation, Matt Kirkegaard catches up with Richard Watkins, co-founder and head brewer at Canberra’s BentSpoke Brewing. Richard can fairly be described as a craft beer pioneer, having brewed at the the famed Wig & Pen brewery for 17 years before founding BentSpoke in 2013. Regular listeners will recall we had originally planned to speak with Richard during our live Hottest 100 Countdown in January, but when we were scheduled to chat Crankshaft, their flagship...

Duration:00:33:56

Radio Brews News Episode 164

4/1/2018
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This week on Radio Brews News, James reports back from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling conference in Wellington. The team also discuss the real reason behind Tap King's demise and take a look at the expansion and rebranding of BrewPack.

Duration:01:21:29

Beer is a Conversation: Ian Watson

3/28/2018
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This week on Beer is a Conversation, Matt Kirkegaard speaks to Ian Watson from Slipstream about why he choses to use brewed on and best before dates. Ian invites Matt to taste the difference between a fresh brew and a beer that is several months old.

Duration:00:37:55

Radio Brews News Episode 163

3/25/2018
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Pete and Matt announce a Goose Island giveaway and discuss Queensland's craft beer strategy, BewCon 2018 and whether bland beer is here to stay.

Duration:00:39:45

Beer is a Conversation: Chris Kelly

3/20/2018
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This week on Beer is a Conversation, Matt is joined by Chris Kelly from East Coast Canning. Chris established Australia’s first mobile canning business, and now operates three mobile lines and services across Australia’s East Coast.

Duration:00:36:18

Radio Brews News Episode 162

3/18/2018
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This week on Radio Brews News Pete, Matt and James are live from Byron Bay after a trip to Stone & Wood. They discuss Stone & Wood’s trademark appeal, another brewer who has trademarked the colour of beer and the Queensland Government’s plan for craft beer.

Duration:00:23:36

Radio Brews News Episode 161

3/11/2018
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This week on Radio Brews News Pete and Matt are joined by marketing guru Zoe Ottawa. They discuss Brewdog’s recent marketing fail with their “Pink IPA” and why Malt Brewing had to rebrand as Revel.

Duration:01:01:52

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3/7/2018
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This week on Beer is a Conversation, we have a long chat with Greg Koch, co-founder of San Diego’s Stone Brewing. Brews News first chatted with Greg back in 2010 when he was actively campaigning against the grey importing of Stone beers into Australia. At that time many drinkers took the view, “what’s the harm? Sure the beer isn’t always great - but it will still be good and at least I get to taste the great beers of the craft brewing world.” But Greg slapped that argument down with the...

Duration:01:05:02

Radio Brews News Episode 160

3/4/2018
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This week on Radio Brews News guest host Steve ‘Hendo’ Henderson from Rockstar Brewer shares his views on date coding and why Greg Koch from Stone Brewing backtracked on his earlier decision not to sell Stone in Australia.

Duration:01:19:16

Radio Brews News Episode 159

2/25/2018
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Pete Mitcham and Matt Kirkegaard are joined by guest host Pia Poynton from Girl + Beer to discuss the news of the week, including whether governments are sending mixed messages about alcohol.

Duration:00:49:31

Beer is a Conversation: Steve Carpenter

2/20/2018
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This week on Beer is a Conversation, James Atkinson and Pete Mitcham are joined by Steve Carpenter, Chief Operations Officer at Yakima Chief-Hopunion, a global hop supplier headquartered in Yakima USA. His family has been growing hops in the Yakima Valley since 1869, so it’s fair to say the business of hop growing is in his blood. He talked about current trends in the hop sector and the challenges facing growers in a rapidly evolving craft beer market. Enjoy the conversation.

Duration:00:33:23

Radio Brews News Episode 158

2/18/2018
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This week on Radio Brews News we welcome Pete Mitcham back and get his thoughts on the BewDog announcement as well as discuss the other news of the week including the Pirate Life grant and sporting sponsorships.

Duration:00:47:46

Radio Brews News Episode 157

2/12/2018
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This week on Radio Brews News the editorial team are joined by Cassie O’Neill, Australia’s first female certified Cicerone and Stomping Ground brewery’s sales representative, to discuss the beer news of the week.

Duration:00:49:54

Beer Is a Conversation: Steve Drissell

2/7/2018
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This week on Beer is a Conversation we have the last interview from our recent swing through Sydney' inner-west breweries and feature our conversation with Steve Drissell of Sydney’s Staves Brewery. Hidden away in a back alley in Glebe, Staves is one of Sydney’s more unique brewery venues, featuring English-style pub atmosphere and a live performance space that is well known on the city’s music and comedy circuit. Staves has continually impressed with its idiosyncratic line-up of beers,...

Duration:00:41:41

BrewDog's Brisbane

2/5/2018
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This is a special edition of Radio Brews News. Today Scottish brewery BrewDog has announced Brisbane will be the home of its new Australian brewery. The Queensland capital beat out rival Newcastle - and even South Australia - for the brewery’s attention. Brews News had the chance to sit down with BrewDog’s Australian Director - their Top Dog as she is known - Zahra Prior, and co-founder Martin Dickie for a quick chat about the brewing company’s plans, why they chose Brisbane and also a...

Duration:00:45:46

Beer is a Conversation: Mick Bain

2/1/2018
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This week on Beer is a Conversation we have our second last interview from our series of interviews in Sydney's inner West. This time our conversation is with Mick Bain of Sydney’s Royal Albert Hotel. A longtime hospitality professional, Mick bought the Albert in 2011 and has since turned it into one of Australia’s top craft beer venues. A passionate advocate for independently brewed beer, Mick has also recently taken a minor stake in West Australian brewery Beer Farm. He’s never short...

Duration:00:40:07

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