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Gold Standard
Robbie Falzon, June 20th, 2019

Gold Standard

Mismatch brewery at Lot 100 near Nairne has become a favoured destination for Hills locals and it was recently recognised on a national scale by winning a swathe of awards at the Australian international Beer Awards. Mismatch rose from humble beginnings as a gypsy brewer – meaning they began brewing their own beer using other companies’ equipment on a temporary basis. Brewery manager, Owen Lyons has been at Mismatch since the gypsy day. “We were brewing at other businesses... Read Article

Shout A Pillar
Nick Ward, June 13th, 2019

Shout A Pillar

As brews are shared in warm fire-lit pubs across the Hills this winter, you may find that the regular beer jug stands to lose its chill over an extended meal or get together. Not so at The Haus in Hahndorf, where pillars have taken over from jugs as the cutting edge in beer-sharing tech. “They’re certainly popular with groups of any size,” bar manager Chris Sheehan said. “People often come up here on a day trip, so it’s good... Read Article

Jump In
Nick Ward, June 06th, 2019

Jump In

This year's Stockman's Challenge and Bush Festival in Strathalbyn is shaping up to be a jam-packed celebration of Australian country culture, showcasing just about everything associated with outback life from sheep shearing to cattle handling, camp fires and yarn spinning, while also putting the best South Australian food and wine on display alongside music and dancing over three chock-a-block days. Stockman's Challenge President Kathy Angel started the event in 2012 with her daughter Noella and partner Shane Cooper,... Read Article

Fast & Furious
Robbie Falzon, May 30th, 2019

Fast & Furious

One of the newest installations at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood has won a national award for best exhibition. The exhibition, Game Engine: Digital Legends, explores the evolution of driving games and how gaming technology has become a major influence on car manufacturing. Game Engine is the brain-child of Museum Director Paul Rees and Senior Curator Mick Bolognese. “Both Paul and I came up with the idea at around the same time,” Mick said. “He got the inspiration from playing... Read Article

Be Transported
Nick Ward, May 23rd, 2019

Be Transported

Tales from the past have been given new life in Nairne, where Ink Pot Arts have transported the town back in time for South Australia’s History Festival. Artistic Director at Ink Pot Arts, Jo-Anne Sarre is the producer and project manager of the ambitious production, which focuses on the first 100 years of Nairne’s history from 1839 to 1939. “We have over 70 performers being coordinated by 20 of our staff from Ink Pot Arts, not to mention ... Read Article

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