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Versatile hemp plant offers growth potential

Businesses and farmers see a bright future for the hemp industry in WA following recent legislative changes, but the fledging sector needs support.

Vic Park bar voted best in Australia

Victoria Park bar the Dutch Trading Co has been named the best beer venue in the country, as judged by a panel of 23 industry leaders coordinated by Beer and Brewer Magazine.

Gage Roads buys Matso's for $16m

Gage Roads Brewing Company has struck a deal to purchase Matso’s Broome Brewery for $16.1 million, along with a $12 million capital raising to fund the acquisition.

Locals develop a taste for distilling gin

SPECIAL REPORT: Three WA distilleries are launching new products, new venues and raising capital as they seek to grow the industry.

Provenance and innovation key as local brewers get crafty

SPECIAL REPORT: Brewers are releasing increasingly innovative products as they aim to stay ahead of the game in a marketplace where competition is intensifying.

Stallwood on track to Nail craft brews

SPECIAL REPORT: One of WA’s oldest craft breweries, John Stallwood’s Nail Brewing recently tasted success on the international stage, winning a prestigious award in the US.

WA brewery tops international competition

The local beer label behind Northbridge Brewing Company and Whitfords Brewing Company has won the top prize at Australia’s most renowned beer competition, hosted in Melbourne last night.

King of Queen Street lifts veil on new Moroccan bar

With the outlook for the small bar sector becoming more positive, hospitality entrepreneur Andy Freeman has embarked on a $2 million Moroccan-themed venue in Perth’s east end.

Chinese taste for WA wines leads Asian sales push

SPECIAL REPORT: Local wineries are embracing China’s growing taste for WA wine with plans to develop more export opportunities across Asia.

Sandalford selling wine experiences

SPECIAL REPORT: Sandalford Wines has established itself as one of Australia’s most popular wineries, with dining and events key to its appeal in the wine tourism market.

Collaboration’s best to come

SPECIAL REPORT: A shared love of wine and the merger of old-world know-how with new-world techniques are behind the growth of Marchand and Burch.

Tiny’s brings big energy to QV1

A new bar at Perth’s QV1 is aiming to make a big splash in Perth’s west end.

Perth first choice for Aloha Poké

Perth’s up-and-coming healthy food market was one of the factors that drew Singaporean restaurant chain Aloha Poké to the Western Australian capital, with its first international outlet opening at St Martin’s Centre in the CBD two weeks ago.

Stadium sales lift Gage Roads

Shares in Gage Roads Brewing Company have jumped today after the company posted impressive quarterly results, driven by strong sales at Optus Stadium.

Sports bar brings the world to WA

A Victorian sports bar franchise has opened its second pub in Western Australia, part of a planned $10 million expansion in Perth.

Fresh greens at your fingertips

Indoor plant solutions startup Urbotanica is hoping to springboard off the growth in healthy food preparation appliances with the launch of its UrbiPod.

Cafes close in ATO battle

Perth venues The London Court Cafe and Black Tie Co have closed their doors in recent weeks, as the holding company controlling the two brands enters liquidation following a dispute with the Australian Taxation Office.

Crafting the perfect brew

WA’s beer offering today is a world away from the limited choices of just a few decades ago.

City greens hits the spot

City workers seem to have developed an appetite for salad bar City Greens Co on St Georges Terrace, prompting the launch of two more venues in the CBD and with a potential national rollout on the cards.

Fervor feeds unique local tastes

Pop-up dining business Fervor is promoting the unique tastes and spaces of Western Australia with the launch of a documentary and book later this year.

Pub player serves up new venue

A major eastern states hospitality group with deep pockets has just purchased its fourth venue in WA as part of a broader strategy to rapidly grow its presence in the west.

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