A hawker is someone who travels around selling goods, typically by shouting. 

1. HAWKERS QLD LAUNCH - The Mill - 17 Nov, Saccharomyces - 18 Nov, Brewski - 19 Nov, The Oxford Taphouse - 20 Nov. Hawkers has a wonderful back story. Acclaimed chef Joseph Abboud visited Lebanon in 2013 where he met Mazen Hajjar of 961 Beer. Over the course of many visits to Australia from Mazen the two hatched a plan to create Hawkers. Joined by head brewer John Seltin (formerly of Bright Brewery), you can meet the Hawkers team at several events this weekend in Brisbane. Having tasted their excellent Pale Ale, I can attest to the beer's great flavour and aroma. We hear a whisper that The Mill has a special keg of Imperial Stout that it will be tapping in addition to the Hawkers core range...

2. STONE'S 20th ANNIVERSARY IPA MANIA - Brewski - 18 Nov. Matt, Antoinette and the team at Brewski is celebrating Stone's 20th birthday the only way they know how - by bringing Brisbane an IPA inspired Stone tap list. Among the impressive list, the Unapologetic IPA is a must try collab between Stone, Beachwood & Heretic.  

In other news, Newstead has just announced that Dr Kerry Claydon (formerly National Microbiologist CUB) & Tim Goulding (Brewtal Brewers & The Scratch) have been appointed to the positions of Head Brewer and Assistant Brewer respectively. We're excited by two aspects of this decision - the first is that another woman joins the craft brewing industry here in QLD at a very senior level and the second is that from our reading of Mark's blogpost, Tim is going to continue to build Brewtal.

Cheers to that...