Friday, 3 January 2020


2019: The Year of Local

Hi Guys,

Quick little post to update you all with what's happening with The Year of Local. I've received a number of emails afer the brewery writeups seemed to drastically slow down in late-October/early-November. I think I answered this on the podcast, but never actually put it up in text form so apologies for that!

Basically I realized that I wasn't going to be able to complete the writing component of the project within the calendar year, which was probably obvious to anyone who's ever read this blog before this year - self imposed deadlines aren't really my thing... I instead focused my energies on ensuring that I managed to get to every brewery & try at least one beer from every brewing entity in Victoria.

I'm very pleased to report that I was successful in this mission; despite the best efforts of Alchemy Brewing Co who opened to the public for the first time on December 27th! As mentioned in the previous post, by my count this makes 2019 tied for the most brewery openings with 2016. My final count at the end of 2019 is 176 brewing entities currently operating in Victoria.

Over the next few months I intend to try and knock off the remaining posts, before indexing it to make it far more user friendly. I have a few plans for the completed project so stay tuned... I will also be endeavouring to keep on top of new brewery openings & keep the database as up to date as possible. Before I go here I'd like to shout out to everyone who helped me with adding new breweries to the database, as well as all those who visited breweries with me in 2019. Special thanks is due to my darling Lizzie, Dylan, Dave & Roz without whom I literally couldn't have completed this project!

Remember it's always Beer O'Clock somewhere in the world!

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