A recap of the year and decade that were. Plus: a few important bits of housekeeping!
It's the beer talking
A recap of the year and decade that were. Plus: a few important bits of housekeeping!
We chat to DJ McCready of Katoomba's Mountain Culture Beer Co
We chat with Byron Lotz from Sydney-based co-operative brewery, Hopsters
On the back of Tom and Adrian's recent trip to Belgium, we discuss the current state of the Belgian beer scene
Brad recently went back home to the UK and he reports back on what the beer scene is like these days
A bunch of us catch up to talk about various world domination projects in the beer industry
We visited Beechworth for Bridge Road's annual High Country Hops festival
We visited Alexandria brewery Yulli's Brews
It's a tale of two sours as we explore Flanders Red and Oud Bruin for Style Roulette
With the dust having settled on another Hottest 100 Beers poll, listen as we make some correct and some incorrect predictions in a session recorded before the release of the results
Liam caught up with the Capital Brewing Co. crew to talk about their beer and their ethos
It's a low-key Christmas episode this year, with Adrian and Liam recapping the year in beer
A blind tasting and discussion of beer 12 from the 2018 Bucket Boys Advent Calendar
A blind tasting and discussion of beer 11 from the 2018 Bucket Boys Advent Calendar
A blind tasting and discussion of beer 10 from the 2018 Bucket Boys Advent Calendar
A blind tasting and discussion of beer 9 from the 2018 Bucket Boys Advent Calendar
A blind tasting and discussion of beer 8 from the 2018 Bucket Boys Advent Calendar
A blind tasting and discussion of beer 7 from the 2018 Bucket Boys Advent Calendar
A blind tasting and discussion of beer 6 from the 2018 Bucket Boys Advent Calendar
A blind tasting and discussion of beer 5 from the 2018 Bucket Boys Advent Calendar
A blind tasting and discussion of beer 4 from the 2018 Bucket Boys Advent Calendar
A blind tasting and discussion of beer 3 from the 2018 Bucket Boys Advent Calendar
A blind tasting and discussion of beer 2 from the 2018 Bucket Boys Advent Calendar
A blind tasting and discussion of beer(s) 1 from the 2018 Bucket Boys Advent Calendar
We introduce a special bonus series of mini-episodes to follow along as you drink your 2018 Bucket Boys Advent Calendar
A Style Roulette breakdown of the equally complex and delicate Doppelbock
Recorded at the Royal Albert Hotel, it's our yearly live episode for Sydney Beer Week
Brendan Varis of Feral and Richard Watkins of Bentspoke come by for a chat about the current state of the industry
We chat (and chat and chat) to John from Bucket Boys
It's the return of Style Roulette, and we go a bit wild with some Brett beers
MC from New South Ales and Crafty Pint joined us to discuss beery issues
Design and branding chat with Ruby, who designed our awesome logo
Because we hadn't done one in a while, we caught up to discuss recent news items in the beer industry
The gang from Batch join us to discuss Chris's newly-released homebrewing book as well as the latest goings on at the brewery
Ben and Carlo from New England Brewing Co talk about their brewery
A series of short interviews with several stall holders at this year's Darker Days festival, run by Bright Brewery
Tim from Mornington Peninsula Brewery shares his origin story and talks about new and exciting goings on at the brewery
Dr Pat Mace from Lagunitas Brewing Company joins the podcast for an informal Q&A session
It's our 100th episode! We drink loads of beer and reflect on the past five years of the podcast and how the beer industry has evolved
We unpack a couple of big news items from recent weeks and their implications on the Australian beer industry
This edition of Style Roulette visits an old faithful, Best Bitter
Fixation Brewing Co's Tom Delmont chats to us about their hop obsession
The gang visits Beechworth for the annual High Country Hops festival
The Sessionable team sit down with Gareth and Tero from the Basement Brewhouse at the Bankstown Sports Club
The latest Style Roulette episode talks about Belgian IPAs
Despite some bad news on the podcast's technology front, we plug on with a few pieces of good news from the Aussie beer industry
A panel discussion recorded live during the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll with special guests Dave from Akasha, Doc from Doctor's Orders, Tim from SydneyBeer and Jackson from Wayward
Czech Dark Lagers is the latest focus on Style Roulette
Ben Kraus from Bridge Road talks about their Mayday Hills range
The gang catch up for the annual drinking festival known as the Sessionable Xmas Special
Liam and Adrian discuss some recent beer news items
Vincent de Soyres from Frenchies talks about what inspired their bistro and brewery
Style Roulette returns with Adrian and Tom discussing Belgian Witbier
Live from the Royal Albert at Sydney Beer Week 2017, with guests AG from Mornington and Benny from Beer Farm
In the latest edition of Style Roulette, Adrian and Tom talk about the somewhat convoluted story of Oktoberfest beers
Topher Boehm and Aaron Edwards join the gang during Cantillon Zwanze Day 2017 at Bitter Phew
Beer Cartel's Richard Kelsey talks about the results of the 2017 Australian Craft Beer Survey
Chris Moore from Sailors Grave on making weird but balanced beers
A chat with guest Sam Reid from Tasmanian cider producer, Willie Smith's
Brad's back and the whole gang talks about style guidelines
Adrian and Tom kick off a new segment we're calling "Style Roulette"
Adrian, Liam, and Tom have a couple of beers and talk about some recent news and a couple of recent beer trips
Adrian and Liam discuss recent news, including the ACCC's decision on tap contracts
Adrian talks to Craig and Myles from Wagga Wagga's Thirsty Crow about the brewery's transition from small brewpub to larger venue, their expansion philosophy, and the origins of the infamous Hawaiian lava pizza and dumpling roulette
After an epic journey down from Sydney to Bright, we are welcomed by Bright Brewery marketing gun (and experienced podcaster) James Davidson who runs us through their Darker Days festival
Tom and Liam discuss recent news while "training" for the weekend's Darker Days festival
Wade Hurley from Canberra's Capital Brewing Co. talks to us about the brewery and gives a hot tip on how a foreigner can cope with roundabouts
Ben and Aaron from Creek & Cella talk to Tom about the Leichhardt venue's food and drink ethos
With weary heads and sore throats, we wrap up another year of GABS craziness
The crew discuss how suspiciously common it is that breweries we talk about are bought out by bigger breweries. Are we cursed?
A chat with Cicerone Certification Program founder, Ray Daniels
All of us are back to talk about Liam's recent "work" trip to the USA and other general beer topics
Tom and Adrian discuss some bits of Internet outrage involving such brands as Cooper's and Brewdog
A chat with the new team behind Sydney Beer Week
Topher from Wildflower talks to us about mixed fermentation and his plans for brewing and blending
Hottest 100 Beers discussion with special guests
Neal Cameron and Dave Phillips from the Institute of Beer talk to us about beer education
It's a new year, which means new trends in the beer industry. We look at a few things we can expect in 2017.
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, a bunch of drunk guys talk about random beer-related shit. It's part 2 of our Christmas special!
Part 1 of our end of year Xmas spectacular where we talk more shit than usual
Adrian chats to Adelaide brewers from Little Bang and Wheaty Brewing Corps
Sydney Craft Beer Week wrap, beer in stadiums update, really bad acronyms, really terrible beer recommendations
Recorded live at the Royal Albert with guests Justin from Colonial and Kathleen from Nip of Courage
The boys talk to Shawn Sherlock of FogHorn Brewhouse
The gang talk beer at sports stadiums, beer at festivals, and introduce Dave's Brewery Tours as our first sponsor
As a show of solidarity for fellow industry workers recently sacked by CUB we ask our listeners to consider the actions of beer companies before purchasing their beers. We also talk about recent beer-related trips from a few of the hosts.
Tom and Liam talk to beer reps Mikey from Wayward and Jackson from Feral about the ins and outs of the beer rep job.
Tom, Brad, and Liam get together to talk GABS and make fun of the absent Adrian (who is editing this episode, you fools!) They also get into a heated argument about beer gimmicks, discuss the importance of beers being in fresher condition than this episode (much fresher, ahem), and explain what BFR means.
The boys discuss buyouts, sexist advertising, and interview Jason from Wayward
Tom's back as a regular host and discusses German beers with Adrian and Brad.
Liam and Brad visit Andrew Fineran and Chris Sidwa from Batch Brewing and talk about the inner-west Sydney brewery's growth, uneven tax regimes, the hottest 100 beers poll results, and Brad's hobby of destroying rare beers.
The 2015 edition of our regular Festivus episode where we don't really get into the spirit of things but instead wrap up the year that was and drink some great beers
With Akasha Brewing's shiny new brewhouse recently commencing operations in Five Dock, we pay professional podcast guest Dave Padden a visit at his new digs. We get a sneak peak of their cellar door, which will be opening on Friday, December 4th, as well as news on upcoming releases and other future plans.
The 2015 edition of our live episode, recorded at Cammeray Craft with special guests Doc from Doctor's Orders Brewing and Jack and Mick from Pirate Life, as well as a surprise international guest
We're doing a live episode of the podcast on Sunday the 18th of October as part of Sydney Craft Beer Week 2015 so we recorded a thinly-veiled plug of an episode where we discuss things vaguely related to beer. Mostly we just plug stuff. Did I mention we're doing a live episode of the podcast on Sunday the 18th of October as part of Sydney Craft Beer Week? I did? Oh, ok then.
Finally taking a day off from behind the bar, Jason from Spooning Goats chats to us about what it's like to run a "70s acid den (in the nicest possible way)", how it has evolved, and its ethos. Warning: may contain references to craft beer, cocktails, pies, arcade games, Star Wars, and - of course - spoons and goats.
Pete and Shaun from Wayward Brewing Co host us at their flash new brewery in Sydney's inner-west featuring a dedicated eisbock tank and an old concrete wine fermenter that's being converted into a lounge where we recorded the episode. We discuss their brewing journeys, the secret Sunday session of GABS Sydney, and what's coming up in the very near future.
Adrian has a Skype call with host-in-hiatus Tom to talk about happenings in Australia and Europe
Brought on by a twitter discussion over which is Australia's best double IPA, we do a very ambitious blind tasting, to varying results. We also talk at length about Good Beer Week and GABS.
An interview with Sam and Dan from Shenanigans Brewing Company
In which we discuss our favourite beer and non-beer things from 2014
Aaron and Jay, two of the gents behind one of our favourite Sydney hangouts, Bitter Phew, join us for a chat about the bar. Jay also talks about the Copenhagen beer scene, including his own bar Fermentoren, upcoming brewery Dry & Bitter, and how to pronounce Nøgne Ø.
We catch up with brewers Brooks from Nomad and Mitch Steele from San Diego's Stone Brewing Co during a collaboration brew day.
In honour of left shark, we offer delayed reactions to the Hottest 100 Aussie Beers poll. Tom also talks about his trip to the USA, and we discuss the controversial Budweiser ad aired during the Super Bowl.
In our first episode of 2015 we explore the different nuances that come from the way beer is packaged. As an excuse to get Doc back on the show, we blind taste Doctor's Orders Brewing's Zephyr and Prescription 12 from both growler and his recently released bottles to see if we can tell which is which.
On this year's holiday special, we talk about what we plan to be drinking this summer and on Christmas day specifically. We also make a wishlist but don't bother checking it twice.
Brad subs in for Liam in a discussion about recent (and not-so-recent) beer news, beer in the media, and beer metaphors.
A special live episode featuring Riverside's Dave Padden and Sixpoint's Shane Welch
We drink and discuss our favourite dark beers.
In this episode, we complain about sexism, craft beer cliques, poor beer handling by venues, the importance of passionate staff, the overhyping of some beers and hipster beer fads
We spoke with Leo and Brooks from NOMAD about their backgrounds, the challenges of opening a brewery on the other side of the world and their future plans at NOMAD.
This week we went up to NOMAD Brewery, and had a chat with Johnny and Kerry from Experience IT, the importer/distributor behind the brewery.
This week's guest is Hendo, the mastermind behind BrewCult.
Homebrewing is this week's topic as we are joined by Jez and Sam Fletcher, two thirds of homebrew outfit Jabberwock.
In this jumbo-sized episode, Stu McKinlay from Yeastie Boys joins us for a chat about all things beer, music, and pants.
Following Adrian's recent holiday to the Philippines and Korea, we discuss several craft beer markets in Asia.
Darren "Doc" Robinson of Doctor's Orders Brewing joins us as we try his new beer, Vaccine, a 100% Wheat Wasabi Porter. He also talks about his GABS 2014 beer, a few other upcoming beer projects, and shares a few bits of exciting news.
Leading up to our first birthday we catch up with Mick at the Royal Albert Hotel to talk tap takeovers, handpumps and dumplings.
We talk all things barrel ageing and drink some pretty interesting beers.
We finally ponder the question of what craft beer means and try to come up with a definition. Plus, some discussion on other general beer topics.
No, cider is not beer, but we (rather drunkenly) did a cider episode anyway. Don't worry, though, there is (kind of) a beer in the episode at the very end.
A special episode as we visit the 4 Pines brewery in Brookvale. Tom and Chris, two of the brewers, join us for a chat, and founding brewer Andrew pops in for a cameo. They talk shop, including a preview of their upcoming GABS 2014 beer and a teaser of a potential barrel aged release.
To tie in with last month's Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll, we discuss our favourite Australian beers of 2013 in the form of a fantasy draft. We also give a quick run down of the poll's results.
The second part of our UK beer series featuring Willie and Brad.
Part 1/2 of our UK episode featuring Brad & Willie.
Pucker up for our Sour Beer episode!
Our very first Christmas special!
We go on a belgian holiday, drinking and discussing some great belgian beer.
A series of vertical beer tastings.
Is Fresh Best? We do some hard research in attempt to answer that very question.
This episode we all brought some beers, but didn't tell everyone else what they were.
We bring the beers (and not beers) that we love, even though we know we shouldn't
We drink some EXXXTREEEME beers
We drink Lagers. Yay.
Live at Riverside Brewery in Parramatta, Liam and Tom talk to Dave and Matt at the brewery
Our Good Beer Week roundup episode
It's Toms 21st birthday, so we gave him his very first taste of American beers
Liam, Adrian & Tom discuss Beer Epiphanies, Beer Fashion, what they're drinking and offer some recommendations for what you should be drinking