Ballarat's Red Duck appears to be on a mission to set a record for the number of bottled beer releases in a year. 

Like most of us, Paul Miller had a love-hate relationship with the internet. He was on it all the time, but also felt like the constant flood of information was drowning his sanity. So he took a year off. Now he’s back.

Thirsty Thursday: Three Sheets

Thursday June 20, 2013

It's fitting that Lord Nelson's Three Sheets is named after an old sailor analogy for being happily sloshed. This is one highly drinkable pale ale.

Cup o' Joe: Mecca Espresso

Monday June 17, 2013

Australia may just have started to get serious about coffee, but the guys at Mecca Espresso don’t think we’ve discovered the ideal just yet, which is why they keep experimenting. We asked head roaster Tuli Keidar to explain.

On a tour of Moo's brewery just before it became operational, head brewer OJ was at his most animated when showing off the waste water treatment system...

Don't Go Back To School

Monday June 10, 2013

"A gracefully executed quit is a beautiful thing, opening up more doors than it closes." So says author Kio Stark in her book, Don't Go Back To School: A Handbook For Learning Anything.

Some tips if you're planning on rolling with a North Korean dictator: brush up on your Schwarzenegger movies, keep your eyes peeled for pranks and be prepared to fly to Beijing every now and then to pick up Big Macs.

Peter Bignell is one of those men who seems capable of anything. Hand-chiselling an 1820s mill back into working order? Alrighty. Taking all of that rye you were using as a windbreak on your farm and turning it into booze? Most definitely. 

Smith Journal Volume Seven

Monday June 03, 2013

Volume seven has some fresh ink on the front thanks to stamp maker John Casey. Inside, you'll find a likeminded mix of people and stories: Mexican hot sauce, Ira Glass, archers, vikings, steel sign makers and whale stones.

Smith volume seven is coming

Friday May 31, 2013

We've been curving the S and crossing the T to get everything ready for our seventh volume, on sale next Monday June 3. Here's a quick look inside.