Good Beer Week 2013

Friday March 22, 2013

There are a lot of 'days' out there. The International Day of the Polar Bear. National Tortilla Chip Day. Hat Day. But when it comes to beer, you need a whole week.

Frank Warren is the gatekeeper of more secrets than anyone else in the world, they are sent to him on postcards and underpants and potatoes, and they are published on his website, PostSecret.

Some interesting plans have been hatched while high on a sporting win. Few have included quitting one’s job to open a brewery.

Smith Video: Bottled History

Wednesday March 20, 2013

Our short film tells the story of a craft honed over 60 years, and the man behind it.

Thirsty Thursday: Pike's Oakbank

Thursday March 14, 2013

In 1878, Henry Pike sailed from Dorset to South Australia, where he started Pike's brewery in the Adelaide Hills. We're not sure what it tasted like back then, but today they make a pilsner that's tough to beat.

TEDxSydney

Tuesday March 12, 2013

Since 2006, TED conferences have been making the internet so much smarter. Now its besuited orators are coming to Australia for TEDxSydney 2013, and Smith is very proud to be an event partner.

Smith Journal Volume Six

Monday March 11, 2013

Smith six is on shelves today and we think it could be the best yet thanks to the supreme skills of those on the pages, like boat builder Ray Gascoigne.

Smith Volume Six Is Coming

Friday March 08, 2013

There are all sorts of surprises in the next issue of Smith Journal, out next Monday. Here's a quick look inside.

The very best beers possess the sort of balance only a lovechild of Rudolf Nureyev and Nadia Comaneci could hope for. 

After years working at Microsoft, John Wood funnelled his corporate learning into Room to Read, which works to improve literacy in the world's remotest areas. He tells us how he turned a pie-in-the-sky idea into one of the fastest growing non-profits in history.