Andrew Fineran and Chris Sidwa are two American expats who opened Batch Brewing Co. in Marrickville, Sydney in the dying days of 2013. They very kindly took the time to speak to me about the craft beer expansion in the Inner West of Sydney, the big brewers and global beer trends.
Blogger, columnist and soon-to-be author of 9 books, Pete Brown is one of beer’s most articulate and gifted voices. Barely able to contain my jealousy, I recently spoke to Pete who was good enough to chat about craft beer buyouts, the shifting sands of the pub landscape in Britain and a long overdue real ale comeback.
When the buyout of Panhead Custom Ales was announced in May, I wasn’t necessarily surprised, but I was very interested to see how this news was going to be taken by the general beer community.