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Good Beer Week 2015: Brews storm to new status

Saint Crispin.

Move over wine, beer is here. It’s wild, hoppy, malty, and barrel-aged, and it’s often made by brewers with a winemaking background. Good Beer Week toasts the triumphant amber.

Drink | Will Hawkes | Tue May 12 00:15:00 EST 2015

How to froth milk at home

Well-textured milk is silky, glossy and slick.

Experts tips for a velvety, smooth latte at home.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue May 12 00:00:00 EST 2015

Champagne dame Kyla Kirkpatrick returns to Canberra Centre for bubbly workshop

Mumm ambassador Kyla Kirkpatrick is coming to Canberra.

Champagne expert Kyla Kirkpatrick is back in Canberra for another workshop on the great bubblies of the world.

Drink,Food News | Natasha Rudra | Mon May 11 15:56:03 EST 2015

Australian alcohol consumption at 50-year low, ABS says

Australians appear to be drinking less alcohol now than at any time in the past 50 years, according to figures released on Wednesday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Drink | Dan Harrison | Thu May 07 12:39:11 EST 2015

WA winemaker buys vineyard through crowdfunding

A passionate organic winemaker has bought a vineyard in Margaret River thanks to a crowdfunding campaign.

Drink | David Prestipino | Thu May 07 11:59:33 EST 2015

Quaffers: Reviews of Wig and Pen Velvet Cream stout, Weihenstephaner Kristall Weissbier

Chris Shanahan samples a creamy smooth stout and a fresh a zesty Bavarian-style wheat beer.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue May 05 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, May 6

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Sevenhill Cellars Inigo Riesling 2014.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue May 05 23:45:00 EST 2015

The Pot Belly, Belconnen: New owners focus on craft beers, live music, arts

Kym Wojcik, Callum Copeland-Fleet, Lisa Portolan and Joel Baines enjoy a drink in their newly-acquired pub, Pot Belly, Belconnen.

The Pot Belly pub in Belconnen has new owners and a craft beer focus.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 05 23:45:00 EST 2015

The Game of Thrones effect: mead makes a comeback

Cersei Lannister, Game of Thrones.

The world's oldest beverage is experiencing a resurgence, thanks to the likes of Game of Thrones.

Drink | Ruby Lohman | Tue May 05 15:57:06 EST 2015

Marlborough sauvignon blanc still in top form after 30 years

One name continues to stand out amid the growing number of vineyards in New Zealand's sunny Marlborough.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue May 05 00:00:00 EST 2015

Good Beer Week 2015: Top festival picks

Guiding tours: Costa Nikias from La Sirene brewery.

Here are some highlights from the festival's "Beer 101" program.

Drink | Daniel Lewis | Sun May 03 00:15:00 EST 2015

An experts' guide to Good Beer Week 2015

Australian Hops 101 at the Ombra Salumi Bar during Good Beer Week 2014.

Anyone can become a beer expert by mastering a few basic pointers.

Drink | Daniel Lewis | Sun May 03 00:15:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, April 29

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Turkey Flat Mataro 2014, Barossa Valley, South Australia.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Apr 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

Little Wine and Beer Tours - a clever Canberra business idea

Wine pricing varies widely.

A little Canberra business will organise you a wine or beer tour anywhere in Australia.

Drink | Jil Hogan | Tue Apr 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Wig and Pen's new brews raise the bar in Canberra

Quaffers: Reviews of Wig and Pen's latest offerings Duck a l'Orange and Backnow Extra Special Bitter.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Apr 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

Physicist Dr Gordon Troup on the science of brewing the perfect cup of coffee

A flat white coffee being poured at Strauss in Brisbane.

Some people take their coffee so seriously it becomes a science. Eighty-three-year-old Gordon Troup is one of those people. But don't call him a coffee snob. For him, it's purely professional.

Drink | Bridie Smith | Tue Apr 28 12:04:44 EST 2015

How much does a coffee really cost in Australia?

Espresso love: Melbourne's specialty cafes tend to charge between $3.50 and $4 for high-end espressos.

Caffeine fiends beware: The prices might be consistent but the quality isn't.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Apr 28 11:10:23 EST 2015

Sydney small bars with a difference

Vinyl records alongside craft beer at Mojo.

 Records, a cut-throat shave, homewares, retro video games and tailored shirts are just a few of the side orders in Sydney's bars with benefits.

Drink | Amy Cooper | Tue Apr 28 00:00:00 EST 2015

New 'teabag' lets you customise your beer

Hop Theory's beer teabag.

Can a specialised teabag turn an average brew into a craft beer in under four minutes?

Drink | Ruby Lohman | Mon Apr 27 15:56:20 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan: Top drops for April 26

Chris Shanahan's review of three wines for The Canberra Times' Relax magazine.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Apr 25 23:45:00 EST 2015