Welcome to a new year. Same Ale of a Time, same great content... except for this episode which is different. Recorded at the Stone & Wood Invitational it features two panel chats. The first about wild and sour beer with Brad Rogers from Stone & Wood and Forest for the Trees, Richard Watkins from Bentspoke, and Will Tatchell from Van Diemen. The next is about native Australian ingredients and features Eddie Brooks from Brookies Gin, and Craig Eulenstein from Stone & Wood.
This month we look at the neighbourhood and two other breweries nearby, Stomping Ground and Fixation's Incubator, who both have quite different models to Molly Rose. We find out why each chose what they did and how they are making it work.
Heyyooo it's our end of your wrap up and we recorded it from the Espy in Melbourne, and dragged in some fancy guests - Will Ziebell (the Crafty Pint) and Ian McNally (Chosen Brew Podcast). Like last year, we all arrived with a list of names we wanted to discuss for our four categories: beer of the year, brewery of the year, most improved brewery, and one to watch for next year. Will your favourite get up? Tune in to find out!
This week's (slightly late) episode features Joe Tucker from Ratebeer. With a recent sale to ZX Ventures (ABInBev) there is a lot of curiosity about what Ratebeer is up to. We ask Joe the plans, but also dive back into the history of the site and how it has evolved.
For the second part of this 12 part series, Nic and Luke chat to Ian and Shayne from Future Mountain, and Adrian from Moondog. Immediately we get to talking about designing the most ridiculous beers possible, and then dial it back in with all the facets of coming up with a great recipe from brewers who have designed all sorts of beer.
This week we have one less host (Dave) so roped in two special guests. Will from the Crafty Pint, and Topher from Wildflower. We shoot the breeze about all sorts of things, from Coopers, to lambic in hip hop, to nerdy beer things.
This week we catch up with Richard Watkins from Bentspoke to learn a bit about Canberra's beer scene, gluten free malt, and what Bentspoke have been up to lately. Also a bit of banter with the two of us kicking it over a beer at Whitehart in Melbourne - where we talk hemp beer, festivals, and new projects from Stone & Wood.