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Cheeky Monkey

Cheeky Monkey

July 13, 2019

After a hiatus we're back with a wrap of recent events, including the success of WA breweries in major beer competitions.

In this edition we catch up with Brendan Day from Cheeky Monkey Brewery to talk about its success and expansion into a new production facility in Vasse, just up the road from its existing brewpub.

And as a bonus we thrown in our 6PR interview with Matt Moore from Bright Tank in East Perth.

Remember to stick with TheSip.com.au for more beer news and views. MUSIC: Bensound.

Chuck Hahn

Chuck Hahn

March 9, 2019

The Godfather of Australian brewing, Chuck Hahn, joins us to talk about his latest work and some of the other great beers he has been behind for more than 30 years.

Hahn Crisp has just been launched and it was one of his most challenging brews. The new drop is gluten-free to give coeliacs that like a beer an option.

But Chuck Hahn also talks about some of his other great incarnations, including the widely successful James Squire 150 Lashes and his love for Pilsener. 

And you won't guess what his favourite amongst all the beers he has been involved with at Hahn, Malt Shovel and the great Lion breweries.

Remember to stick with The Sip for more great beer news and reviews. MUSIC: Bensound.

S-West Craft Beer Festival

S-West Craft Beer Festival

February 11, 2019

It is one of the best days on the WA brewing industry calendar. The South West Craft Beer Festival returns to Busselton with more than 20 beer and cider producers showcasing their wares.

When it started the SWCBF featured eight breweries. So The Sip delves into the event's history and how it has grown to highlight one of the most productive beer regions in the country.

Festival founder Jason Dover and his deputy Jack Rogers discuss the SWCBF and what the 3000-strong crowd can expect at Signal Park. 

We also touch on a story on TheSip.com.au that highlights the contribution of Cowaramup Brewing Co.'s Jeremy Good to the event. MUSIC: Bensound.

Bright Tank Brewing Co.

Bright Tank Brewing Co.

February 7, 2019

The Sip goes on the road and bumps into Matt Moore, founder and chief brewer of Bright Tank Brewing Co. in East Perth.

Bright Tank has settled nicely into the inner city, producing interesting ales with a penchant from Saison. But the IPAs are just as enjoyable.

In our chat with Matt we look at the struggles facing entrepreneurs wanting to establish brewpubs - and how they come out the other side.

For more beers news, stick with TheSip.com.au. MUSIC: Bensound.

2019 Year of the Lager

2019 Year of the Lager

January 10, 2019

It is Australia's most popular style of beer and it is now establishing a presence in the craft brewing sector. Lager is back as a beer of choice for all punters.

We go back into the 6PR studios - but this time with a passionate Pilsener preferrer, Jane Marwick, who makes a case for why Lager is back in vogue. Could 2019 be the year of the Lager revival?

And there is also a mention of a new segment on TheSip.com.au website, The Sip Tasting Paddle, in which we look at the movers and shakers in the brewing community.

Stick with The Sip for your beer news updates from the west coast. MUSIC: BenSound.