Lachlie McOmish, co-owner of Canberra’s Wig and Pen, has one of the more unusual job combinations in the brewing world. When not running a brewpub, he’s an adviser to the Australian Country Party (a rural political party) on transportation issues, including drunk driving. The Wig and Pen is named after an ancient British club, and... View Article
Full Pints - Travel Features Pubbing in Ireland July 1, 2000 - Julie Johnson
In American cities, it seems that every time you turn around, someone has opened a new Irish bar. So many authentic bar fittings have been shipped from Ireland to equip the new bars that you might be forgiven for wondering if any pubs are left intact back home. Riding the same wave of popularity that... View Article
Full Pints - Travel Features Australia's Indies Carve Out a Niche July 1, 2000 - Martin Morse Wooster
The regional independents occupy the healthiest niche in the brewing industry today. While micros and brewpubs are folding almost as fast today as they popped up in the early and mid-1990’s, and while big commercial breweries scramble for gimmicks to boost flat sales, the regional independents continue to grow, though carefully.