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Pushing The Barrow – An Interview with Dean Romeo from Barrow Boys Brewing

Pushing The Barrow – An Interview with Dean Romeo from Barrow Boys Brewing

Quality and substance are needed for a long term future in the beer industry, according to Dean Romeo from Barrow Boys Brewing. Dean spent an hour or so with me, discussing the liquor industry, craft beer, Barrows Boys and their forthcoming beer dinner at the Astor in Carlton. Dean started working in the alcohol industry at a winery, before landing a hospitality job at the Little Creatures cellar door, in Fremantle. It was an enjoyable job that … Read entire article »

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High Country Brewery Trail

High Country Brewery Trail

Victoria’s High Country brewers have teamed up with the North East Victoria Tourism Board to create a pocket guidebook for those wanting to visit the high country. The brewers involved are Black Dog, Bridge Road, Bright, and Sweetwater. The guidebook has a brief rundown of each brewer, as well as brewery details, location, and opening times. In the guidebook, the brewers let us know what their favourite local mountain bike tracks. They also disclose as a … Read entire article »

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Beer vs Wine Degustation Dinner

Beer vs Wine Degustation Dinner

What is the best accompaniment with food, wine or beer? For most restaurants, that have a range of white and red wines and a few examples of mega-swill beer, the answer has to be wine. However, what if you could choose from among all the different styles of beer, and carefully matched the best beer to the dishes? Would fine wine be better suited to the dishes or would the crafted beers? This question plagued … Read entire article »

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