Step Brewers

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By: Klimt Donohoe & Ali Davis

Step Brewers Podcast is a no holds barred commentary on the beer scene in Australia. Through a shared loved of great grog, the two certified reptiles join forces to share their views, unverified facts and feverish passion for Australian beer. The boys bring their unique experience and perspectives to a banter laden podcast with epic segments, impassioned rants, technical interviews, unadulterated opinions and truth nuggets. Quite arguably the best beer podcast in Australia.

The 4th Annual Regional Steppie Awards for 2022 Pt. 2
#83
06/24/2022

Papa Sweden is joined by Daddy Sweden, AS@P Pappy and Papa Worldwide, along with 3 special guest judges to award the regional Steppie Awards for 2021.  

In part 2 Pappy is joined by the Legendary Tony Anetts, South Australia's own son Scott Eaton and Tasmania's finest good homie of the show Jack Glavin.  

New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania in the bag, now who will take the nationals? 

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The 4th Annual Regional Steppie Awards for 2022 Pt. 1
#82
05/01/2022

Papa Sweden is joined by Daddy Sweden, AS@P Pappy and Papa Worldwide, along with 3 special guest judges to award the regional Steppie Awards for 2021.  

(Please note. There were unavoidable audio issues with the Victorian results. That being said, still horny chat).

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For the Love of Lagers ft. Ned Bowring (Deeds Brewing)
#81
04/07/2022

One of our favourite sons joins the boys to say "Bon Jour No" and talk all things lager.  Sip, Skip, bottom fermenting chats and a revelation about iced vo vos.  Some things must be heard to be believed.  

We back baby! 

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What's Old Is New Again ft. Benn Hooper (Fox Friday)
#80
02/10/2022

To bring in the new format the boys start with a BANG! Recording for the first time from Moonah Hotel and Cellars the team cover their hopes and dreams for the year, Untapped shenanigans and are joined by a very special guest and Steppies fam-favourite Benn Hooper for some big new Fox Friday brewery updates! Double Length episode for your listening pleasure, it’s basically DDH which clearly means it's automatically better? Or is it...

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#79 - Drinking Larry With Your Mate McGarry ft. Christen McGarry (Your Mates Brewing)
#79
01/21/2022

On the eve of the GABS Hottest 100 we present to you a bonus episode from late 2021. Christian McGarry joins us to discuss all things Your Mates Brewing. But really, think of this more as a documentary and deep dive into all things Larry. Who is Larry? What is Larry? And Why Larry? Also, at the time we ask you for love heart reacts or likes for extra footage of Dr Faz dancing post smashing Larry's at GABS. Will we release the footage? Will Larry move into the no. 1 spot? WHO CAN EVEN SAY!

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#78 - Story Time With Stirling ft. Stirling Howland (Balter Brewers)
#78
12/22/2021

It's become a Christmas tradition on Steppies to save the best for last each Christmas. We spend the year gorging ourselves on the most delectable brewers, personalities and beverages this great country has to offer. But once our little tums are full and we've settled onto the couch for a little nap, Uncle Noel approved, there's always that lingering thought...

Maybe there's a little room. Maybe I'll head over to the table once more. There's always room for pud. Or a little barelywine.

This is that treat. A little morsel, a goblet of maris.

<...


#77 - Time In Barrel Series ft. Ben Sewell (Ida Pruul)
#77
12/16/2021

Ben joins the boys to talk all things Ida Pruul. A new player in the mixed culture scene with an enviable focus on pushing boundaries through both mixed culture and big booze driven barrel stouts. The Steppies stumble their way through pronunciation, learn more about Ben and Casey’s unique approach and drink some truly naughty grog. Proudly presented by Carwyn Cellars and Voyager Craft Malt Australia.

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#76 - Time In Barrel Series ft. Michael "Govs" McGovern (Awol)
#76
11/26/2021

Season 2 of Time in Barrel continues, with Papa Sweden being joined by founder of Black Hops and their sub brand AWOL Michael "Govs" McGovern. The boys go into the origin of the AWOL project, what excites their brewers in the space and how they plan to grow and expand the brand and it's identity. Proudly presented by Carwyn Cellars and Voyager Craft Malt Australia.

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#75 - The Dregs From RIS (A Continuation From What's In Our Cellar)
#75
11/20/2021

The Steppies are joined by Pales and Tales, along with Mr T, where Papa's big question goes deep...and the boys get too deep into EVEN MORE RIS!

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#74 - What's In Our Cellar (RIS Edition)
#74
10/16/2021

Let's be super real here. We wanted to drink RIS. Ultimately we wanted to do this with you. To celebrate RIS, to nurse a big BBA RIS in our metaphorical and physical hands and just see what happened. This is our story. DUH DUHHHNNNNN.

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#73 - Stave Against The Machine ft. Zac Pauling (Staves Brewery)
#73
09/23/2021

New best friend Zac Pauling from Staves brewing talks moving away from slinging pans to brewing pints, blood in beer and the story of how he got into beer.  Panfa and Zac in one episode?  It's low key pretty hot stuff. 

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#72 - Finding Our Sea Legs? ft. Abby and Jon (Sea Legs Brewing)
#72
09/10/2021

Abby and Jon from Sea Legs Brewing join the boys to talk about their growth, how they got into brewing and what's on the horizon for Sea legs. Insert Pirate Reference? I dunno let's just roll with it.

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#71 - Time In Barrel Series ft. Casey Grieve (Sobremesa Fermentary & Blendery)
#71
08/18/2021

Casey from Sobremesa goes into depth on their young mixed culture project, with a focus on extremely drinkable and nuanced saisons. We talk about the future of Sobremesa, bringing bitter saisons to Aussie palates and maybe even some lager chat.... 

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#70 - Time In Barrel Series ft. Jake Harrison (Ballistic Bunker Project)
#70
08/04/2021

Get some Ballistic Bunker Project into your beak.

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#69 - Gotta Catch Them All ft. Chelsea Bright (Beer Through Bright Eyes)
#69
07/21/2021

We catch up Beer Through Bright Eyes to hear about her epic quest to visit EVERY damn brewery in the country! She's gotta catch 'em all and this story has watermelons, dinosaurs and dislocated knees...pikapika!

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68 - From The Otherside ft. Rhys Lopez (Otherside Brewing)
#68
07/07/2021

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#67 - The Greatest Bottleshare of All!
#67
06/23/2021

The boys are back! Before launching into a marathon of special guests, the boys launch into a classic Steppies banter episode, breakdown the weekend at GABS, Papa brings back Brew Or False and WEG reveals the strategy that made him best on ground at the iconic Carwyn Cellars!

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#66 - Your Ultimate Guide To GABS
#66
05/19/2021

On the eve of GABS Melbourne, the boys put together their individual guides to GABS. Weggo with the perfect intro to the festival, Swedes with the old and jaded view and Panfa...well he didn't tell us what his guide would be and we are here for that energy! THAT'S A PADDLIN'!

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#65 - The Steppies Champ's Still Here! Part 2 ft. Topher Boehm (Wildflower Beer)
#65
05/12/2021

For part 2 of the Wildflower episode, Ali and WEG talk through Wildflower's start to 2021, deep dive into Hive Post Brood and discuss what's coming next for Topher and team.

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#64 - The Steppies Champ is Here! ft. Topher Boehm (Wildflower Beer)
#64
05/05/2021

With our new Brewery of the Year crowned, we invited Topher Boehm of Wildflower Brewing and Blending on the show to accept the Steppie. 

While WEG very clearly explained that we couldn’t possibly do another 3 hour long episode on Wildflower as he would need to edit that footage, sometimes you’ve got to just sit back, pour a bottle of Good as Gold and just embrace the long format (also, you know what WEG).

In part one of this two part episode, Topher joins us for Sip Skip Cellar, Papa takes us through the year...


#63 - The 3rd Annual Steppies Awards
#63
04/22/2021

Here it is, arguably the biggest award in Australian Beer...The 3rd Annual National Steppies Awards!

The Australian beer community has rolled out the neon pink carpet, the boys have their dates and the scene is set. Who will take home a can wall, who will rise up and who in 2020 was ARGUABLY THE BEST!

- Most Improved Brewery of the Year
- Hype Brewery of the Year
- Breakthrough Brewery of the Year
- Brewery of the Year

It's going to be a big one!

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#62 - The Regional Steppies Awards
#62
04/16/2021

We finally get into the Steppies awards for 2020! 

Kicking off with the regional awards, we passed over the voting and nominations to our friends and homies of the show state by state for each category;

- Most Improved Brewery of the Year
- Breakthrough Brewery of the Year
- Hype Brewery of the Year
- Brewery of the Year

The results may surprise you in the lead up to the Third Annual Steppies Awards next episode!

Get excited.

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#61 - What The Fox Was That? ft Benn Hooper (Fox Friday Brewing)
#61
03/10/2021

EXCLUSIVE BREAKING NEWS

Benny from Fox Friday has been a friend of the show since before we even had official friends.

Now, before anywhere else in Australia, find out what's in store for Fox Friday with Benny making a huge announcement...or two.

Exclusively on Step Brewers Podcast!

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#60 - Wild, Wild West Coast ft. Tom Delmont & Sam Bethune (Fixation Brewing)
#60
02/25/2021

Imagine being as excited as a kid on Christmas day (hails) that you're about to finally get to do a FULL episode of drinking West Coast IPA's, interviewing the MAN Tom Delmont and the hardest working brewer in IPA Sam Bethune (both of Fixation) and then....you find out WEG and Pilly Panfa have made the episode Wild Wild West Themed. Imagine that feeling.

Whatever. Imma drink this oxidised Stone IPA and just think about how I wish this wasn't Western themed. Love Pappy x

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#59 - Deeds Brewing Have Done What?! ft. Surprise Special Guest
#59
02/11/2021

The boys are joined by a very special guest, Deeds drop bombshells and a revised Brew or False segment returns!!! Also this is totally not clickbait. You won't believe what he said next...
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#58 - Surprise! This Isn't a GABS Countdown Episode
#58
01/28/2021

In Episode 58 The Steppies continue the high energy for 2021, are joined by a Patreon and a special Homie of the Show for Sip Skip Cellar and drink some beers that Beer Healer may or may not have poisoned.
Remember those watching the episodes on YouTube will get the full WEG edit, with extra banter, stabs ’n jabs!
Those on our Patreon, be sure to check out your exclusive new segment ‘Raw Thoughts’. An end of episode chat, exclusive updates and you know it. Ali hanging shit on Akasha. Tis raw.
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#57 - 2021, A New Hope
#57
01/15/2021

We're back for 2021 bigger and better than ever! And now, for the first time ever...with video!
We give our predictions for beer trends in 2021.Juice Wolf has a new name AND a new segmentWe review Carwyn Cellar's Canvent beer boxesAnd we share some of our plans for the podcast for the new yearDid we mention we're doing video now? Go watch that for a special additional clip at the end of the episode (Youtube only)
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#56 - A Little Christmas Miracle ft. Brendan & Bill (3 Ravens Brewery)
#56
12/21/2020

Ya know what? This episode wasn't meant to launch until Christmas Eve, but hey. We're feeling naughty.
We all need a little something in December, which is why we finally bring you A Little Christmas Miracle with 3 Ravens. That's right, it's finally here, THREE HOURS OF 3 RAVENS!
Brendan and Bill join us for a journey through the history of 3 Ravens, silly stories, huge stouts, nostalgia bombs and amazing mixed culture offerings, this episode has it all and more!
This one's for putting on your headphones as you slide into an auntie Darlene's xmas puuuuud induced coma...


#55 - The Boys From The Valley ft. Smokey & Lukey (Currumbin Valley Brewing)
#55
12/10/2020

We've been waiting to have these champions join us for some time now, joining us for a full episode is Lukey and Smokey from the majestic AF Currumbin Valley Brewing Co.
The boys tell us how they started, how they keep up with growing demand for their beer (including what's next) and we finally have someone who has actually won GABS Give Us Ya Gabs Pitch!
It's raw, but it is grog!
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#54 - Total Eclipse of the Hop ft. Owen Johnston (Hop Products Australia)
#54
11/26/2020

The boys make their way through HPA and Beer Cartel's Eclipse Hop tasting pack and discuss all things Eclipse with Owen Johnston from HPA joining us to discuss the development of a brand new hop!
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#53 - Getting Our Rock (Juice) Off ft. Hamish & Ricky (Rocky Ridge Brewing)
#53
11/12/2020

Once a year, something truly epic comes out of WA, and it's not the speed of the WACA pitch during a classic test (RIP). Hamish and Ricky from Rocky Ridge join Juice Wolf, Daddy Sweden and special guest host Mr Jimi Anderson (Shambles Brewery & Season and Fire) on his first ever show!
The team drink Rock Juice, talk about Rocky Ridge's epic growth and their focus on driving forward with sustainability in mind. The WEG gets his microphone switched on for the first time and promptly switched back off, in another classic Steppies episode!
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#52 - Get On The Beers!
#52
11/01/2020

On episode 52 we stand true with our Melbourne mates and GET ON THE BEERS!
Juice Wolf learns what it's like to receive untapped ratings on our Deeds collab, we review the Carwyn Collaborational Box, Papa Sweden announces our podcast app review winner and the boys make a HUGE 3rd Annual Steppie Awards announcement!
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#51 - Fluffy IPA's?! Geez, What's Next?
#51
10/15/2020

With Episode 50 Behind us we look forward to the future! Ahab in quarantine leaves Pappy and Juice Wolf to discuss the latest beer news, a local brewery shout out to Slow Lane Brewing, the return (with a fresh new jingle) of Brew or False and the boys break down our next guests and episodes in the works!
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#50 - We're Still The Step Brewers
#50
10/01/2020

With 50 episodes under our belt we knew it was time to be cutting edge, to refresh the show and bring it forward into the future. The 70’s sitcom vibe was fun, but now is the time to be modern and technologically advanced.
Welcome to the future.
To celebrate 50 episodes of Step Brewers Podcast we bring you one of our most popular guests of all time, Benny from Fox Friday, as well as bring you what our Patreon wanted to hear! The return of Big Questions, Brew or False and some special editions of classic segments.
Benny dr...


#49 - Black IPA's Clap Back
#49
09/17/2020

Papa Sweden has been hiding away in the comment sections of numerous beer pages, besmirching the Black IPA style unchecked for far too long. It's time for Black IPA to CLAP BACK!
This episode Ahab and Juice Wolf indulge in some mighty fine beer mail from WA and QLD, while feeding Papa Sweden Black IPAs and cronk BIPAs until he begins throwing shade like only the king of retraction can, as well as the return of our segment BREW OR FALSE!
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#48 - Time In Barrel Series ft. Shane & Ian (Future Mountain Brewing & Blending)
#48
09/03/2020

As a bonus episode in the Time in Barrel series, as presented by Carwyn Cellars, we are joined by Ian and Shane of Future Mountain Brewing and Blending.
Bursting onto the scene only two years ago, it’s hard not to be excited by the direction this brewery has taken.
With a strong focus on seasonality and farmhouse style offerings, Future Mountain captured the hearts of our audience last year, winning the People’s Choice Steppie Award for Best New Brewery (tied with Molly Rose).
Shane and Ian talk about managing cultures, focussing on seasonality and beer...


#47 - Time In Barrel Series ft. Topher Boehm (Wildflower Brewing & Blending) Part 2
#47
08/06/2020

In the final brewer interview (for now) of our Time in Barrel series presented by Carwyn Cellars, we chat to Topher Boehm of Wildflower Brewing and Blending. We had always planned to punctuate this series with Topher on the show and when he said yes we were over the moon.
Haven’t listened to Part 1? What are you doing silly…go back to Episode #46 and listen to that first!
In part two, Topher continues to talk about Wildflower’s brewing philosophy and answers some questions from our official friends of the show (our Patreon) and delivers his GABS b...


#46 - Time In Barrel Series ft. Topher Boehm (Wildflower Brewing & Blending) Part 1
#46
07/30/2020

In the final brewer interview (for now) of our Time in Barrel series presented by Carwyn Cellars, we chat to Topher Boehm of Wildflower Brewing and Blending. We had always planned to punctuate this series with Topher on the show and when he said yes we were over the moon.
Split over two episodes, Topher drops the hot scoop on what’s going in to those Wildflower cans, talks about Wildflower’s brewing philosophy and NSW first approach to ingredients and some of the influences that got him to where he is today.We all open a bottle on a...


#45 - Time In Barrel Series ft. Will Tatchell (Van Dieman Brewing)
#45
07/25/2020

In episode three of our Time in Barrel series presented by Carwyn Cellars, we chat to Will Tatchell of Van Dieman Brewing, from our very home state of Tasmania. Van Dieman are one of the OG’s of the Tasmanian brewing scene, but in the spirit of continually developing and learning they have become part of a new wave of farm house and spontaneous brewers in Australia.
It’s hard not to be caught up in the romance of a ground to glass brewery and the notion of growing grains for estate malting, picking hops fresh from the farm...


#44 - Time In Barrel Series ft. Josh (Black Arts Beer)
#44
07/16/2020

For the second episode of our Time in Barrel presented by Carwyn Cellars, we caught up Black Arts Beer. Entering the Australia mixed culture scene with a stunning first offering in the highly sought after Golden Wild Ale 2019, Black Arts have gone from strength to strength, following with the coveted Apricot Wild Ale and a canned Bière De Coupage as a Carwyn Canvent release!
We spoke with Josh about seeking out and managing mixed cultures, how Black Arts come up with their blends and their philosophy and approach to producing top class Australian grog.
We spoke a...