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An Australian podcast about beer and beer stuff.

An Australian podcast about beer and beer stuff.
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An Australian podcast about beer and beer stuff.




2017 Christmas Special: Choice Bros and Heyday

Our annual Christmas show features two relatively new brewpubs. First up is Kerry from Choice Bros/Husk, and then it’s followed by Sam from Heyday. They give us an excellent look at what it’s like to be part of Wellington’s ever evolving beer scene.

Duration: 00:52:27

’sode 99: 2017 Awards Show With Will Ziebell

We reflect on the year and kick around some names for breweries we think are the most improved, made the best beer, or were just the all round best brewery in 2017. We also take a look at 2018 and decide our “One To Watch” for the upcoming 12 months. Also Will gives us a rundown on the NSW recycling debacle and we kick around the Pirate Life sale. It’s a huge ’sode.

Duration: 01:03:53

’sode 98: Lager Anxiety

this week it’s just the two of us. Just the two of us. Just the two of us. We drink pilsner and reflect on five predictions Luke made at the end of last year. What were they? Was he right? Find out.

Duration: 00:51:49

Episode 97: Jayne From Two Birds

This week, our news is a bit out of date because this is hella late but whatevs. Jayne from Two Birds joins us at their bar, The Nest, and we find out what’s happened in the last three years since we last spoke. Covering all sorts, from canning beer, to summer beer to beer pricing. Mostly beer tbh. It’s a great chat. You won’t believe the recommendations at the end.

Duration: 00:42:01

Episode 96: Dollar Dollar Bill Y’all

This week is a bumper ’sode, all crammed in to less than an hour. How do we even do it? I don’t even know. First up we chat with Steve from GABS and Stomping Ground to tell us all about their upcoming Movember campaign, and give us a bit of a tease on some other things in his world. Then, Ed and Fiona from Dollar Bill sit down and we learn about this husband and wife team from Ballarat who are brewing some of the most exciting barrel aged beer and ciders in the country. Take you on a...

Duration: 00:47:46

’sode 95: Pete from the Garage

We sit down with Pete Gillespie from Garage Project. He tells us how he came to found one of New Zealand’s favourite breweries and all the troubles that go with expansion, side projects and just trying to make enough beer. Also we get a scoop on their next taproom location. Where will it be? Listen and find out!

Duration: 00:55:43

’sode 94: Running Beer Week Events With Kerry and Miro

We are back! And better than ever with our good friends Kerry McBride (pictured) and Miro Bellini from the Good Beer Week team. They give us some incredible info about how to conceive, pitch and run a beer event. Plus Dave and I run through all of our news, views and especially… the brews. Haha. There’s sales, bust ups, fast cars and cute cats. This episode has it all.

Duration: 01:14:02

’sode 93: Starward

This week we hang out at Starward Distillery with Jase and Sam. Find out who they are, what they do, and learn a ton about whisky.

Duration: 00:54:50

’sode 92: Blake Willoughby - Consummate Professional

This week we talk comedy, fringe shows and beer from the recently sacked Blake Willoughby. We preview his upcoming Fringe Festival show: Brewed Thoughts: Consummate Professional. We also talk some news about Pirate Life, Little Creatures, Hobo Brewing and a few more tidbits, as well as casting off some sweet ol’ recs, just for you. You can also win tickets to the show on our instagram. Head over to find out how.

Duration: 00:53:51

’sode 91: Luke Finally Learns What A Hot Liquor Tank Is

This week it’s just the two of us, just the two of us. Just the two of us, Dave and I. We unpack the traditional brewery tour and tasting scripts and question if they are all that exciting or beneficial. Do you care what a mash tun or cold liquor tank is? Or do you just want beer? Tune in.

Duration: 00:53:26

‘Sode 89: Co-Conspirators

This week we hang with the gang from Co-Conspirators. Two couples, four people, eight legs… and they are brewing some great beers that we have quickly become fans of.

Duration: 00:33:32

’sode 88: David and Jamie from Brewmanity

We chat to the guys behind Brewmanity, a brewery set up with aims to give something back. We learn the details behind the brand, and talk about the risks of setting something up that may be construed as a gimmick rather than a beer. Also, Dave and I do the usual thing.

Duration: 01:01:52

’sode 87: Antagonising Change with Bendigo Beer

This week we are in Bendigo chattin Bendigo Beer and Bendigo on the Hop. Founder Trev Birks tells us the story of a couple of guys trying to get better beer into local pubs in 2011; and how that’s grown into a full fledged not for profit that supports local craft beer.

Duration: 00:45:30

‘Sode 85: GABS 2017 - It’s Good

We are live on tape at GABS 2017. The audio is all over the place but the guests are tight. It features Dave from Aether Brewing, Kirrily Waldhorn, Richard from Bentspoke, Stirling from Balter, and Steph from Craft Beer College. What a jam packed extravaganza!

Duration: 00:48:34

’sode 84: Topher from Wildflower

We sit down with Topher from Wildflower Beer. The new brewing/blending project set social media alight when it launched last month and bottles flew off shelves. Topher is passionate about making good beer his own way. We learn all about his fermentation, wild yeasts and ethos.

Duration: 00:49:43

’sode 83: Moon Dog revisit with Josh

3 years, almost to the day, we chat with Moon Dog cofounder, Josh Uljans about their recent expansion and the brand as a whole. Josh is honest and open about the business and their brand. Also, Dave and I crap on a bit about other stuff. Does anyone even read these?

Duration: 01:19:29

‘Sode 82: Brendan from 3 Ravens

Special extra episode this week, featuring Brendan O’Sullivan from 3 Ravens. We drink some crazy barrel aged beer, a Juicy IPA and lager from a tin. All in all, everything Luke and Dave want from life. Also we geek out pretty hard about bugs, barrels and RTDs…

Duration: 01:31:37

’sode 79: Hard Juice Down

This week it’s just the two of us. We talk a lot of guff to be honest. And it’s great! Tune in.

Duration: 00:51:04

’sode 78: GABS H100 New Zealand - Guest Panel

It’s a special episode! We asked a panel of New Zealand drinkers and industry types to unpack GABS New Zealand Hottest 100. The first time the list has been announced in NZ, and the first time we’ve handed over the reins completely. No Dave, no Luke… instead we have Megan Whelan (RNZ Community Engagement Editor), Llew Bardecki (Wild and Woolly), Steph Coutts (Craft Beer College), Dylan Jauslin (The Bottleneck). What a lineup! Hear them talk all about GABS H100 and NZ...

Duration: 01:06:12

‘Sode 76: Steve Jeffares and the Hottest 100 Beers of 2016

This week we speak to Steve Jeffares, all about the GABS Hottest 100 beer poll. The annual poll gets increasing amount of attention and criticism and in our chat we cover everything. Things such as having too many pale ales at the top, beers no one has ever tried landing in the list, and the ”Change the Date” campaign are all discussed.. In addition, Steve updated us about Stomping Ground as well as their support of Midsumma festival and their mentoring program for LGBTQIA+ artists. It’s a...

Duration: 01:07:45

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