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Carrying the can for craft beer

SPECIAL REPORT: There's a definite case of old school meets new school going on in the boutique brewing set, with aluminium cans increasingly the container of choice among the craft beer crowd.

Little Dove win a gauge of local craft brewers’ art

SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australian breweries' continued success is building on a rich brewing pedigree.

Brewers, bars team up to grow craft consumption

SPECIAL REPORT: WA brewers are finding that it's better for the industry if they work together.

Watchdog takes Pastacup franchisor to court

The competition regulator has initiated Federal Court proceedings against Perth-based franchise chain Pastacup and its co-founder Stuart Bernstein for alleged breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct.

WA venues top national awards

Two Western Australian businesses and a WA venue manager have won major titles at the Australian Hotels Association national awards for excellence, announced at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast last night. 

No longer driven to drink in Margs

Tourists have been given more incentive to hang up the car keys and stay in town when visiting Margaret River. 

Private equity firm acquires Pizza Hut

Three former McDonald's executives and a Sydney-based private equity firm have taken control of Pizza Hut in Australia.

Isle of Voyage to open at Elizabeth Quay

The heritage-listed Florence Hummerston Kiosk will reopen its doors to the public tomorrow as the Isle of Voyage, Elizabeth Quay's latest addition to the restaurant scene.

Gage Roads seeks cash to buy out Woolies

Gage Roads Brewing Company will tap the market for $10.1 million to buy back Woolworths' stake in the Palmyra-based brewer, capping off a busy 12 months where it created Australia's best beer while also returning to profitability.

Full bottle on vermouth

An aperitif used for medicinal purposes in the early 1500s has been given a 21st century twist with the release of Burch Family Wines' Howard Park Vermouth. 

Producers unhappy with alcohol tax regime

A recent move by the federal government to include distillers in a tax rebate scheme for breweries is a step in the right direction, but not a total fix.

Hippocampus distils positive memories

Little Creatures co-founder Howard Cearns' penchant for placing himself ahead of the curve has taken a fresh turn, with his newest venture recently opening its cellar door to the public.

Good Food and Wine show kicks off

The Good Food and Wine show opened its doors to Perth this morning marking the beginning of a three day festival that showcases over 200 stalls including a select number of small Western Australian artisan businesses.

Dawine seeks ASX listing

A private wine distribution business targeting the Chinese market has announced plans to list on the ASX through the reverse takeover of dormant company Brand New Vintage.

Firewater Grille named best hotel restaurant

Firewater Grille at the Duxton Hotel Perth has won the 2016 World Luxury Restaurant award for best hotel restaurant in Australia.

Consistent quality key for WA truffles

Truffle growers in Manjimup are backing their ability to produce a world-class product in order to maintain a strong share of the international market, amid larger-than-usual crops from Europe this year. 

Burt immersed in a voyage of discovery

SPECIAL REPORT: A family affinity for agriculture gave her a start, but Alexandra Burt has found Voyager Estate an enriching experience.

Green shoots trimmed by WET conditions

SPECIAL REPORT: After more than a decade of oversupply, winemakers are disappointed that tax issues might hurt an industry recovery.

Colour at core of new Bravo apple’s appeal

A balancing act between the science of plant breeding and consumer preferences has produced a new apple variety, developed in Manjimup, in WA's South West.

Point Fraser a coup for riverside dining

A 33-year wait for a major hospitality development on the Swan is almost over.

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