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Brews News Week Episode 201

1/13/2019
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Welcome back to another year of the podcast. This week Pete and Matt look at the beer news of the week, including: Townsville BreweryCheeseJerkyWho owns your beerGlobal Brand Director for Stella ArtoisFlagship beers are failing Brews News Week is Proudly presented by Cryer Malt. With over 25 years in the field, Cryer Malt have been bringing you the world’s best local and imported malts. Your premium brewing partner and proud supporters of Brews News. We thank Rallings Labels and Stickers...

Duration:00:45:24

Brews News Week Episode 200

12/20/2018
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On our 200th Episode of Brews News Week we record live from Wilfred's Room at The Local Taphouse. Some of our most popular podcast guests - including Zoe Ottaway from Totem Marketing, James 'Crafty Pint' Smith, Luke 'Ale of a Time' Robertson, Intellectual Property lawyer James Omond and Scott McKinnon from Wolf of the Willows join in to discuss the hot topics from 2018 and their predictions for the new year. Brews News Week is Proudly presented by Cryer Malt. With over 25 years in the...

Duration:02:22:48

Brews News Week Episode 199

12/16/2018
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On our weekly Brews News Week podcast host Pete Mitcham and Brews News founder Matt Kirkegaard discuss the attention-grabbing beer stories of the week. This week they look at: equity crowd-funding Cryer Malt has partnered with Yakima Chief HopsBintani / Yakima Chief court case Brews News Week is Proudly presented by Cryer Malt. With over 25 years in the field, Cryer Malt have been bringing you the world’s best local and imported malts. Your premium brewing partner and proud supporters of...

Duration:00:36:00

Radio Brews News Breaking: Cryer Malt partners with Yakima Chief Hops

12/12/2018
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On a special Breaking News edition of Beer is a Conversation, we chat with Cryer Malt's David Cryer and Ryan Hopkins, Vice President of Sales for North and South America for Yakima Chief Hops about the announcement that Cryer Malt is the new distribution partner for the US hop supplier. Listeners will know from our many conversations with Jason Perrault and other representatives of Yakima Chief Hops that Bintani has been the company's Australian partner. The sale of a major interest in...

Duration:00:26:45

Beer is a Conversation: Ben Kooyman

12/11/2018
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This week on Beer is a Conversation, Matt Kirkegaard catches up with Endeavour Beer Founder Ben Kooyman. Today they kick off an equity crowd funding campaign which will enable beer lovers to invest directly in the business. It's the first time this is happening in Australia but this type of capital raising is set to become increasingly popular among small brewers so Matt investigates what it all means and why Endeavour chose this path. If you'd like to invest visit here. We thank Rallings...

Duration:00:34:55

Brews News Week Episode 198

12/9/2018
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On Brews News Week host Pete Mitcham and Brews News founder Matt Kirkegaard discuss the attention-grabbing beer stories of the week. This week they look at: IBA welcomes new board members Queensland's new craft beer strategy alcoholic fizzy waterBulimba Gold Top 6 pack ad Brews News Week is Proudly presented by Cryer Malt. With over 25 years in the field, Cryer Malt have been bringing you the world’s best local and imported malts. Your premium brewing partner and proud supporters of...

Duration:01:07:02

Beer is a Conversation: Hemingway's

12/4/2018
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This week Matt ventures to tropical north Queensland in search of the beer from up there. Cairns is an interesting city. 1730 kilometers north of Brisbane, it is a tropical city with a population of 160,000. This conversation was recorded in early November at a time when the rest of the country is welcoming summer and brews are expecting their busiest time. In Cairns however, that’s the end of 'the season'. While Hemingway's draws the tourists, it's also something very Cairns for the...

Duration:00:48:11

Brews News Week Episode 197

12/2/2018
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On Brews News Week host Pete Mitcham and Brews News Founder Matt Kirkegaard, discuss the attention-grabbing beer stories of the week. This week we are again joined by Zoe Ottway from Totem Marketing, we are also joined for the first time by Fiona Sproles from Adelaide's Dusty Cowgirl Designs. Fiona is a former in-house designer for Little Creatures and her Dusty Cowgirl Designs continues to do graphic design and copy writing across the Little Creatures, White Rabbit and other craft...

Duration:00:52:27

Brews News Live: Labelling and Marketing

11/30/2018
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Thanks to Kegstar, this is a special live edition of Radio Brews News. During the recent Sydney Beer Week the Independent Brewers Association hosted a discussion panel looking at labelling guidelines to assist brewers with negotiating the mandatory requirements and also what they need to be aware of regarding the ABAC code and also retailer requirements. In addition to Independent Brewers Association chief executive officer, Alexis Roitman, the session featured a great panel of Radio...

Duration:01:08:57

Beer is a Conversation: Scott McKinnon and Dereck Hales

11/27/2018
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This week Pete Mitcham shares two separate chats he had with Scott McKinnon from Wolf of the Willows and Dereck Hales from Bad Shepherd Brewing. Scott and Dereck share a brewing facility in Melbourne’s south which is becoming more popular by the week and both brands are growing their audience with solid core ranges and innovative seasonals, as well as limited release brews. Both have just launched beers that lay claim to being Australian firsts. Pete spoke with Scott about a collaboration...

Duration:00:51:47

Brews News Week Episode 196

11/25/2018
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On Brews News Week host Pete Mitcham and Brews News Founder, Matt Kirkegaard, discuss the attention-grabbing stories of the week. This week they take a look at: newly-opened Felons Brewery Megan Sahli's article We also welcome new sponsors, Rallings Labels and Stickers, to the podcast. Speak to Rallings about a more efficient way to get your small batch canning labels done. If you like what we do at Radio Brews News you can help us out by: Reviewing us on iTunesproducer@brewsnews.com.au...

Duration:01:03:57

Beer is a Conversation: Hawkers and Liberty

11/20/2018
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This week Pete Mitcham takes on not one, not two but three streams of beer consciousness as he catches up with the spiritual heads of Hawkers Beer and Liberty Brewing. Hawkers and Liberty have joined to brew Liberty beers here in Australia as well as hatching plots to brew more collaborative brews. Joe Wood from Liberty Brewing in Helensville, NZ was at Hawkers to launch the initiative and Pete caught up with him, Hawkers co-founder Mazen Hajjar and National Sales manager Mik Halse. It’s a...

Duration:00:40:01

Brews News Week Episode 195

11/18/2018
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In this week's news and discussion, Pete and Matt have a look at : The update to the Bintani court caseThe pending sale of Foghorn Brewhouse in NewcastleLittle Creatures big influence on the beer scene and as a training ground for new brewersPondered over how our invitation to catch up with good friend Greg Koch got lost in the mail

Duration:00:49:05

Beer is a Conversation: Paul Baggio

11/13/2018
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This week Matt speaks with Paul Baggio, managing director of a network of companies with interests in the craft brewing movement, including Craft & Co, Gypsy Brewing Company and equipment supplier FB*PROPAK. With his Italian heritage, background in wine-making and qualifications in business, Paul is very articulate about how the growth of craft brewing isn’t just about changes in beer and our tastes, but also about our relationship with those who make it. In our conversation we look at...

Duration:00:28:09

Brews News Week Episode 194

11/11/2018
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This week in a busy week of beer news, Pete and Matt discuss: announced a merger Lion adds, Coopers losesadding Brisbane Bintani and YCHproduct recall

Duration:00:37:32

Brews News Live: Have beer weeks had their day?

11/8/2018
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During the recent Sydney Beer Week we were fortunate to work with Kegstar to present this discussion panel looking at the future of beer festivals and beer events such as the very beer week we were attending. Events such as these were a great route to market for brewers in the early days of craft beer and also provided beer drinkers with a place to try all of the new and novel beers that were coming onto the market. But in the current market of the ever present tap takeover, with keg...

Duration:01:05:45

Beer is a Conversation: Paul Bowker and Jon Seltin

11/5/2018
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Word about a cashed-up brewery-in-planning featuring some celebrities and big sporting names started to drift around the industry a little over 18 months ago. This was followed up with news of some big drinks industry names and a 50-hectolitre BrauKon brewhouse. And as beer started to find its way into the market, contract brewed as many emphasised, and major sporting sponsorships, deals and partnerships started to be signed, people just kept talking. Now Brick Lane Brewery in...

Duration:00:50:10

Brews News Week Episode 193

11/4/2018
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This week on Brews News Week, Pete and Matt discuss the beers news of the week. Under the microscope this week is: The US Brewers Association is again revisiting the definition of ‘craft’, with a view to changing the definition of independence. Some people say that “Craft beer” means anything Boston Beer wants it to. But non-beer products are becoming an increasing part of brewer’s portfolios. Stone & Wood co-founder Brad Rogers has started brewing under his own brand, Forest for the...

Duration:00:49:31

Beer is a Conversation: Steve Jeffares & Guy Greenstone Part 3

10/30/2018
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The third and the final part of our conversation with Steve Jeffares and Guy Greenstone, founder of The Local Taphouse, GABS and the Hottest 100, amongst other things. We start this part finishing off finding out about the growth of GABS from the Local Taphouse to the Royal Exhibition Building. We then learn about the decision to open the Stomping Ground brewery and their key staff Ashur Hall and Matt Marinich. With their business relationship being so long and involved, I also ask these...

Duration:00:42:44

Beer is a Conversation: Steve Jeffares & Guy Greenstone Part 2

10/30/2018
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In part 2 we look at what beers Steve and Guy consider the most influential over the last 10 years, we look at the origins and the evolutions of the Hottest 100, what it means on the beer landscape, the early days of the Great Australian Beer Spectapular and how it morphed into the GABS festival, how that has morphed and grown and what they have learned along the way.

Duration:00:32:54