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Who Owns My Beer? – Local Luvva

Who Owns My Beer? – Local Luvva

Local is very much in the spotlight right now. Most people recognise that many small businesses are at risk. There’s increased sentiment to support operations which are owned, operated and staffed by our family, friends and neighbours; people from our local community....
What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

2020 may very well go down as the year everyone wishes they could erase from the calendar. Bushfires, global pandemic and more recently, riots and violence on the streets of multiple US cities. US anti-racism protests in response to the death of another African...
Regional Victoria beer in lockdown

Regional Victoria beer in lockdown

The pandemic sweeping the globe has already had dire consequences for the economies of Australia, and of course, the world. The word ‘unprecedented’ feels like it’s been in every news broadcast and media article for the last three months. When I put the finishing...
Highs and lows of a regional beer festival

Highs and lows of a regional beer festival

The Ballarat Beer Festival began in 2012. While that doesn’t seem long ago, just consider that breweries such as Balter, Pirate Life, Bentspoke, Philter and Modus Operandi weren’t even around. Hazy beers were years away. Australian made wild ales and fruited...
Bling. A light-bulb moment.

Bling. A light-bulb moment.

As some of my followers on social media will know, I recently had Bridge Road Brewers Hazy Bling. In my comment accompanying the picture, I confessed how writing about this beer caused me to reflect on my relationship with its older sibling, Bling. Far too much for a...
GABS, Tassie beers and Step Brewers

GABS, Tassie beers and Step Brewers

The GABS Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beers(H100), and the New Zealand version of the poll, are an interesting look at craft beer in their respective countries. What started as a bit of fun among a bunch of staunch craft beer drinkers at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda...