Episodes
This week, we speak to Andy Allen and Blake Bowden from Travla.  Travla was launched recently with Masterchef’s Andy Allen, actor Travis Fimmel and former Jetty Road brewer Blake Bowden as the public faces. During this chat, we learn about Travla's origins, the importance of marketing, and what the founders want for the future of the brand.  Our partners HPA – Australia’s leading hop grower offers a huge range of Aussie, international and innovative hop products that can help breweries of...
Published 12/06/22
For the full episode head over to the Brewery Pro Podcast. Recently on Radio Brews News we discussed the Sunshine Coast’s beer-focused campaign, through which the regional tourism body is promoting Queensland’s Sunshine Coast as a craft beer destination to encourage tourism to the region. It makes the cheeky claim to be Australia’s Craft Beer Capital. The campaign has sparked plenty of discussion in beer circles about whether the craft beer capital claim is reasonable but the point is, it’s...
Published 12/02/22
This week the team discuss new board members at IBA and keg pooling grows. Please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcasting app. It costs nothing and helps other beer lovers discover the podcast! New Board Members at IBA Keg pooling grows as Konvoy signs Lion Seltzer Flavours Recalled ABAC Releases Social Media Compliance Audit Data Check out the Brewery Pro Podcast. Our partners Rallings Labels and Stickers - Leading provider of high quality...
Published 12/01/22
This week, we speak to Søren Eriksen, owner and head brewer of 8 Wired Brewing in New Zealand.  During the chat, we discuss how the industry has evolved since the brewery launched 13 years ago, and what this means for 8 Wired. Our partners HPA – Australia’s leading hop grower offers a huge range of Aussie, international and innovative hop products that can help breweries of all sizes become more efficient, more sustainable, and more profitable. Premium Machinery Group -...
Published 11/29/22
This week the team discuss support for agricultural jobs and Red Hill Brewery is listed for sale. Please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcasting app. It costs nothing and helps other beer lovers discover the podcast! Industry drives support for agricultural jobs Red Hill Brewery listed for sale Lessons Learned: Parched Brewery Award to highlight best brewery workplaces Check out the Brewery Pro Podcast. Our partners Rallings Labels and Stickers -...
Published 11/24/22
This week, we speak to Penguin Beer Co. and Island State Brewing founder, Scott Seymour.  During the chat, we discuss Seymour’s diverse career background, the craft beer scene in Tasmania and the challenges of launching new businesses in a pandemic. Our partners HPA – Australia’s leading hop grower offers a huge range of Aussie, international and innovative hop products that can help breweries of all sizes become more efficient, more sustainable, and more profitable. If you like what we...
Published 11/22/22
This week the team discuss using influencers in your marketing, the new DrinkWise campaign and whether beer styles really matter. Please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcasting app. It costs nothing and helps other beer lovers discover the podcast! Good Drinks announces strong first quarter Influencer led launch continues push to broaden beer’s appeal DrinkWise launches parental influence campaign Tooborac Hotel and Brewery Listed for Sale People...
Published 11/17/22
 In this special edition of Beer is a Conversation, we speak to John Pemberton and Chris Roberts of Heart of Darkness brewery in Vietnam. This bonus episode is from our attendance at SEA Brew, which was made possible thanks to HPA and with the support of Bespoke Brewing Solutions. Our partners HPA - Australia’s leading hop grower and regional representative of the global BarthHaas group supplies a huge range of local, international, and innovative hop products that can help breweries of...
Published 11/16/22
This week, we speak to Lost Palms Brewing Co’s marketing coordinator, Amanda Baker.  During the chat, we discuss Lost Palms’ specific branding, future plans for the business and design trends in beer.  Our partners HPA – Australia’s leading hop grower offers a huge range of Aussie, international and innovative hop products that can help breweries of all sizes become more efficient, more sustainable, and more profitable. If you like what we do at Radio Brews News you can help us out...
Published 11/15/22
For the full episode head over to the Brewery Pro Podcast. Brewery valuations and investment in the brewing industry have increasingly become issues of focus for Brews News as breweries look to raise capital.  There are several ASX-listed brewing companies, and a number of breweries that have flagged their hopes for an eventual IPO. We have also seen the emergence and rapid growth of equity crowd funding that is pitched as an investment in the breweries undertaking that form of capital...
Published 11/15/22
This week the team discuss Coopers cautiously optimistic after tough year, a win for workplace health and safety and Sunshine Coast named Australia's craft beer capital. Please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcasting app. It costs nothing and helps other beer lovers discover the podcast! Coopers Positive Despite Tough Year Wave of equity crowd funds underway Black Hops award win after Qld safety program Entries now open for the Royal Queensland Beer...
Published 11/10/22
This week, we speak with Kegstar general manager for Australia and New Zealand, Stephen Hopkins.  During the chat, we discuss Hopkins' career journey in FMCG industries, including his time with Cadbury, Asahi and Coca Cola. We also look at the impact of COVID on draught beer in his current role, and whether keg formats have changed following excise changes on kegs under 50 litres.  Our partners  Dixon Asia Pacific – Dixon Asia Pacific supplies all the technical flow products needed to...
Published 11/08/22
This week the team discuss growth at Mighty Craft, lack of budget support for breweries and we say goodbye to one of our own! Please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcasting app. It costs nothing and helps other beer lovers discover the podcast! Growth at Mighty Craft despite ATO obstacle  People Moves October  Lack of Budget support for breweries ‘no surprise’ Tax break assists Belgian brewery to Australianise its beers. Innovation is the key to...
Published 11/03/22
This week, we speak to Braeside Brewing Co. founder Rame Abdallah.  During the chat, we discuss the brewery’s third anniversary, liquor retail, the brewpub offering and the challenges of a growing business.  Our partners Yakima Chief Hops – 100% grower-owned hop supplier with a mission to connect brewers worldwide with the family farms that grow their hops. PLAATO Pro - PLAATO Pro is designed to make real-time fermentation insights affordable and easy to use for all brewers...
Published 11/01/22
This week the team discuss the revival of malting and the 2022 can design awards. Please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcasting app. It costs nothing and helps other beer lovers discover the podcast! Malting revival and provenance discussed at ANHC Growth and Covid impact Brew Dog results 2022 GABS Can Design Award Winners Revealed Brews News launches INSPIRED Report On Premise drives customers to trial drinks Coles Liquor sees first quarter...
Published 10/27/22
This week, we look at on-premise data as we speak with CGA by NielsenIQ client solutions director ANZ James Phillips.  During the chat, we discuss consumer on-premise trends from the latest CGA by NielsenIQ On Premise Consumer Pulse Report.  Our partners Yakima Chief Hops – 100% grower-owned hop supplier with a mission to connect brewers worldwide with the family farms that grow their hops. Liquorloop - Your new weapon in brewing hose and floor protection. If you like what we do at...
Published 10/25/22
This week the team discuss the creation of Local Drinks Collective and the predictable decline in Endeavour retail revenue. Please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcasting app. It costs nothing and helps other beer lovers discover the podcast! Comedians to push fastest-growing beer in eight years into the UK Wayward and Batch create Local Drinks Collective Best Independent Beers of 2022 announced Predictable Decline in Endeavour Retail Revenues 10...
Published 10/20/22
This week, we speak to Indigenous chef Dale Vocale, and former CUB head of insights, innovation and capability Adam Murphy, on the launch of new contract brand Jarrah Boy.  During the chat, we discuss the startup's story, the cultural challenges around alcohol and creating a market presence.  Our partners Yakima Chief Hops – 100% grower-owned hop supplier with a mission to connect brewers worldwide with the family farms that grow their hops. If you like what we do at Radio Brews News you...
Published 10/18/22
This week the team discuss DrinkWise new Bowls Australia campaign, ABAC complaints increase and Lord Nelson withdraws brewery from sale. Please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcasting app. It costs nothing and helps other beer lovers discover the podcast! DrinkWise and Bowls Australia launch Campaign Beer Fans partners with Endeavour Drinks Group FSANZ calls for comments on label colour changes Lord Nelson withdraws brewery from sale Brewery...
Published 10/13/22
This week, we speak to Sam Reid, co-founder of Willie Smith's Cider Makers and new Launceston brewery Du Cane Brewing Co.  During the chat, we speak about the launch of Du Cane, which opened last month, and where Reid sees the market for both craft beer and craft cider.  Our partners Yakima Chief Hops – 100% grower-owned hop supplier with a mission to connect brewers worldwide with the family farms that grow their hops. If you like what we do at Radio Brews News you can help us out...
Published 10/11/22
This week the team discuss Easy Times appointment of a voluntary administrator and the impact of glass recycling. Please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcasting app. It costs nothing and helps other beer lovers discover the podcast! Behemoth crowdfunds as it eyes AU expansion Brisbane’s Easy Times appoints voluntary administrator Orora opens $25m glass recycling plant Our partners Bintani - Connecting brewers and distillers to the world’s best...
Published 10/06/22
This week, we speak to Beer Fans founder and general manager, Joe Cook.  During the chat, we speak about Cook’s impactful career within the industry, including his time with Kegstar and how he started the marketplace dedicated to beer branded merch, Beer Fans.  Our partners Yakima Chief Hops – 100% grower-owned hop supplier with a mission to connect brewers worldwide with the family farms that grow their hops. Dixon Asia Pacific – Dixon Asia Pacific supplies all the technical flow...
Published 10/04/22
This week the team discuss the future of beer can formats, pay gap reporting and the perils of releasing a budget brand. Please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcasting app. It costs nothing and helps other beer lovers discover the podcast! Pale ales recalled Slimline beer cans and the future of can formats Fruity Beers Media Release DB Breweries backs pay gap reporting New brewery for Launceston Freshwater Brewing opens in Brookvale Pink Boots...
Published 09/29/22
This week, we speak with Five Barrel Brewing owner, Phil O'Shea.  During the chat, we discuss O'Shea's brewing journey, why he wanted to start Five Barrel and the brewery's recent work with liquid yeast business, Mogwai Labs.  Our partners Yakima Chief Hops – 100% grower-owned hop supplier with a mission to connect brewers worldwide with the family farms that grow their hops. Brewstaff – Brewstaff partners with some of Australia’s favourite craft breweries & distilleries to find the...
Published 09/27/22
This week the team discuss the FSANZ label colour mandates, Brick Lane's B Corp status and CO2 recovery for smaller brewers. Please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcasting app. It costs nothing and helps other beer lovers discover the podcast! Mighty Craft offloads “non-core” Sparkke Brewers urged to consult on FSANZ label colour mandates Brick Lane secures B Corp status Mead brand Greedy Bear launches crowdfund Multi-venue models in the spotlight...
Published 09/22/22