Beer is a Conversation: Scott Brandon· Radio Brews News
This week on beer is a conversation Pete and Matt catch up with Scott Brandon, co-founder and owner of Bright Brewery in Victoria’s High Country. Scott and his late wife Fiona Reddaway founded the brewery with the desire to create a cellar door experience that provided great beer and celebrated the outdoor lifestyle of the surrounding high country region. They first purchased the land for the brewery in 2003. The the first beers under the Bright label were brewed at Jamieson Brewery near Mansfield from late 2004 and they served them at a temporary bar in Wills Street, Bright, until the brewpub was commissioned on the current Great Alpine Road site in mid 2006. This “brew-pub” model has provided Bright Brewery with healthy business that has a reputation as one of the region’s best destinations, highlighted through a string of tourism and business awards culminating last week when Bright took out Victoria’s highest honour for Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries at the 2017 Victorian Tourism Awards. Bright will soon open its new production brewery that will see its beers available more widely. Enjoy the conversation…
Radio Brews News Episode 150· Radio Brews News
On Radio Brews News the Brews News editorial team discuss the beer news of the week. This week we discuss: The wash-up from the Pirate Life sale Including Jamie Cook's observations on selling to the big guys Are beer festival a good or a gouge Craft beer is causing a spike in Drinking Driving Or is it? Ad we also catch up with Chris O’Leary from Emerson's who is the Convention Chairman for next year's Institute of Brewing and Distilling conference in Wellington. And much, much more. You can send feedback and suggestions here. You can donate to the podcast here.
Beer is a Conversation: Ken Stout / Dave Tohtz· Radio Brews News
This week on Beer is a Conversation we play an interview James Atkinson recorded recently with Ken Stout and Dave Tohtz of Goose Island Brewing. Both Ken and Dave have been with the Goose Island business since before it was acquired by the world’s largest brewer, ABInBev, in 2011. A longtime beer industry professional, Ken joined the Chicago brewer as regional sales director in 2009, eventually becoming its president and general manager in 2015, and more recently, the president of its international division. The new role gives Ken oversight for the ambitious international rollout of the Goose Island brand by ABI. Dave Tohtz meanwhile notched up his tenth year as a brewer at Goose Island during 2017. Dave and Ken have been in Australia over the last fortnight for Goose Island’s Migration Week campaign and I caught up with them at Two Birds Brewing’s The Nest in Melbourne for an all-encompassing chat about their time at Goose Island, the changes they have witnessed since ABI took over and their impressions of the Australian market. Full disclosure, Goose Island has done some advertising around the Migration Week initiative on the Brews News website, but this interview was done completely separately. Enjoy the conversation.
Radio Brews News Episode 149· Radio Brews News
On Radio Brews News the Brews News editorial team discuss the beer news of the week. We announce how to get tickets for our free listener drinks in Sydney thanks to Malt Shovel Brewery. This week we discuss: Gage Roads beers for new stadium Which led to a discussion about this Broo's China deal GABS Hottest 100 turns ten And changes the date to much discussion Garage Project drops Death From Above And apparently things are blowing up elsewhere. And much, much more. You can send feedback and suggestions here. You can donate to the podcast here.
Breaking Radio Brews News: Pirate Life Takeover· Radio Brews News
In this is a special 'Breaking News' edition of Radio Brews News we managed to steal a quick 10 minutes with Pirate Life’s Michael Cameron and AB InBev’s Peter Filopovic just after the announcement to talk a little about Pirate Life's sale to AB InBev. We find out Michael’s reasons for the sale and also AB InBev’s plans for the brewery, as well as discuss how Pirate Life will fit into the ABI’s growing list of breweries. Enjoy the conversation.
Beer is a Conversation: Matt Jancauskas· Radio Brews News
This week on Beer is a Conversation we meet brewer Matt Jancauskas from Brouhaha Brewery in Maleny Queensland. Matt is a brewer who, on his own admission has had a series of very lucky breaks that took him from working in the electrical industry in Australia to travelling to London and snagging a job at Beavertown Brewery with Logan Plant where in short time he moved from packaging supervisor to became production manager. Matt then returned to Australia to partner to open a brewery which has quickly developed a serious reputation for making great beer and being a top brewpub, such that this year he was named Brewer of the Year at Queensland's inaugural Beeries awards. Matt is an exciting young brewer making some cracking beer and has a great story to tell. Enjoy the conversation.
Radio Brews News Episode 148· Radio Brews News
On Radio Brews News the Brews News editorial team discuss the beer news of the week. This week we discuss: Stone & Wood For Cups Sake Our recent Beer is a Conversation guest Dave's Tours gets a gong at the NSW Tourism Awards Craft Beer is a serious business When is beer actually 'draught' Matt gives 5 minute review of the GrowlerWerks uKeg. And much, much more. You can send feedback and suggestions here.
Radio Brews News 147· Radio Brews News
On Radio Brews News the Brews News editorial team discuss the beer news of the week. This week we welcome back editor James Atkinson and hear a little about his travels through Japan as well as his visit to Melbourne for Goose Island's Migration Week activities. In the news we look at Coopers volumes up but draught sales down, Hawkers signs a deal to export beer to the UK and Pink Boots brewday. James gives some insight both into Goose Island's plans for Australia and also Coopers has run the ruler over a number of craft breweries with a view to making a purchase themselves. And much, much more.
Beer is a Conversation: Dave Phillips / Liam Pereira· Radio Brews News
This week on Beer is a Conversation we catch up with Dave Phillips and Liam Pereira from Sydney Beer Week. Dave is the name behind the growing multi-faceted beer tours and events business that is Dave's Events, while Liam is the General Manager of one of those events, Sydney Beer Week. This was the first year that Dave's has managed Sydney Beer Week, so we check in with Dave and Liam to find out the background to taking over Sydney's week of beer and how the event went. And congratulations to the team at Dave's Events which last night won the Gold Award at the NSW Tourism Awards for Tour & Transport Operators.
Beer is a Conversation: Chris McNamara· Radio Brews News
This week on Beer is a Conversation we chat with Chris McNamara, Executive Officer at the Independent Brewers Association. In our chat we get the IBA’s thoughts on the upcoming container deposit scheme and the effect it is going to have on Australia’s small brewers and what the association is doing to try and mitigate those changes. We also chat briefly about the IBA’s upcoming strategic review and the membership changes in wake of the recent independent brewery takeovers.
Radio Brews News 146· Radio Brews News
This week on Radio Brews News the Brews News editorial team discuss the beer news of the week. This week we discuss: The impending Container Deposit Scheme Sauce Brewing's Planning woes Whether craft beer's next big thing is being small And much, much more. You can contact us here.
Beer is a Conversation: Richard Knight and XXXX· Radio Brews News
This week on Beer is a Conversation we chat with Richard Knight, marketing manager for XXXX. This conversation was originally planned as a short chat about XXXX’s sponsorship of the Ashes to drop in as a brief segment in next week’s Radio Brews News but it turned into a much longer – and quite interesting - chat about the mainstream beer market generally so we’re running it as a stand alone discussion here… There are fascinating changes occurring in the beer market generally and what is happening in the craft beer segment can't be seen as being unrelated to what is happening in the broader part of the market. It was was interesting to hear what is driving the marketing behind some of Lion’s biggest brands. Beer is a Conversation is presented by Cryer Malt and Brewpack
Radio Brews News 145· Radio Brews News
This week on Radio Brews News we are joined by guest host Ian Watson from Brisbane's Slipstream Brewery to discuss the beer news of the week. We discuss how beer travels for beer awards, Tuatatara claiming to have 'spawned' the New Zealand Pilsner, the most environmentally friendly way to drink beer, $120 keg pricing and much more. Thanks to Slipstream Brewing for hosting us.
Beer is a Conversation: Owen Johnston / Advanced Hop Products· Radio Brews News
Today on Beer is a Conversation we chat with Hop Products Australia’s Owen Johnston. OJ as he is better known, is no stranger to Radio Brews News listeners, both through his role as HPA’s Sales and Marketing Manager, or his previous roles as Director with the Craft Beer Industry Association and Head Brewer and General Manager at Tasmania’s Moo Brew brewery. While we have had a number of chats with OJ about all manner of hop topics, this is the first time we have discussed advanced hop products. Long a feature of mainstream brewing, advanced hop products are starting to generate interest in the world of small brewers for the functional benefits they provide the brewer. At the same time, they are creating a discussion around what their use means for notions of ‘craft’ in brewing. It’s a great chat about an interesting topic. Enjoy the conversation.
Radio Brews News 144· Radio Brews News
This week on Radio Brews News' Pete Mitcham and Matt Kirkegaard are joined by Ale of a Time’s Luke Robertson to cover the beer news of the week ending 28 October. In this episode we discuss: Beer prices in the wake of a Sydney venue charging $25.50 for a Schooner of BrewDog Punk IPA. Although the venue eventually said it was a mistake, price is an ongoing issue for craft beer. Also: The price of BrewDog craft beer in supermarkets Cloudwater boss defends craft beer prices after 13 a pint uproar Craft beer boom pushes number of UK breweries past 2,000 Gage Roads profits down but share price up When is Barrel Aged not Barrel Aged? Luke also gives his thoughts on such big topics as brewery takeovers and calling beer booze. And much much more.
Beer is a Conversation: Dave Bonighton / Ian Morgan· Radio Brews News
In this week's Beer is a Conversation meet Dave Bonighton and Ian Morgan from Mountain Goat Beer as the brewery celebrates its 20th anniversary. Dave Bonighton is a co-founder of Mountain Goat and has stayed on board as a brewing consultant since the brewery's acquisition by by Asahi almost two years ago. Mountain Goat's current head brewer, Ian Morgan has brewed at Holgate Brewhouse and Asahi. In this conversation we discuss 20 years of Mountain Goat, the lead up to the sale to Asahi, what has changed since the takeover and the future plans for the brewery.
Radio Brews News 143· Radio Brews News
On Radio Brews News, the Brews News editorial team discuss the news of the week. This week we look at: The fallout from the Feral takeover The US Brewers Association 'Take Back Craft Beer' campaign XXXX launches the Summer of Cricket Sydney Beer Week Keep up with the news and the best conversations in Australian beer by subscribing to Australian Brews News.
Beer is a Conversation: Jade Flavell / Wheaty Brewing Corps· Radio Brews News
This week we chat with Jade Flavell, Publican at Adelaide's Wheatsheaf Hotel, one of Australia's great good beer pubs. Jade is also the head brewer The Wheaty Brewing Corp, which this year was named Hopco Champion Small Brewery at the Craft Beer Awards. Jade is a passionate publican and brewer and discusses her approach to brewing, as well as independence, selling out and calling beer booze. Contact us email@example.com
Radio Brews News 142· Radio Brews News
In a beer week of beer news, we discuss the breaking news that Feral has been sold to CCA. Coca-Cola Amatil the best fit for Feral: Brendan Varis We look at New Zealand brewer Renaissance's entry into Voluntary Administration. Renaissance looking for rebirth And also the Brewers Guild of New Zealand awards Garage Project named New Zealand’s Champion Brewer Listener José Perez sends through some information about the New Caledonian brewery, Les 3 Brasseurs, Pete spoke about last week. Le 3 Brasseurs website French / English
Beer is a Conversation: Brendan Varis / Feral sale to CCA· Radio Brews News
This week on Beer is a Conversation we have a frank conversation with Feral Brewing founder and, as of today, former owner, Brendan Varis. Brendan discusses the sale, why he made the decision to sell, why sell to Coca-Cola Amatil and what it means for the brewery and for the broader beer industry.