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Felons Brewing Co. in Brisbane is reopening today (Thursday 18th June) with government regulations meaning personal details will be recorded and groups of 20 people will be seated per section, with table service only, as well as a new contactless ordering system.

ACT’sBentSpoke Brewing Co. is celebrating its sixth year in business, whilst Bridge Road Brewers in Victoria is looking at 15 years in the game.

“Firstly, we’d like to thank our team, who strive to make Bridge Road the best it can be, especially during this shocker of a year, which has undoubtedly been the toughest we’ve encountered in beer, life and business!” said Bridge Road founder Ben Kraus.

“Most of all, we’re endlessly grateful for the support of our community and customers.Whether you’ve joined us for pizza and pints in Beechworth, been part of our beer club or chewed the fat with us at an event – these real world connections and your passion for great beer and great times that keep us going and growing.”

Founders First-owned Kangaroo Island Spirits has collaborated with Island Estate Vineyard on a limited edition gin – The Wally Wild – to help support the cleanup after the Kangaroo Island bushfires.

Meanwhile Marlene Kairouz, Victoria Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation has stood down after being caught in a branch-stacking scandal.

Hemingway’s Brewery in FNQ has brought in new venue manager Roman Haslinger to oversee the opening of its Cairns Wharf brewery after 88 days of shutdown. Bookings essential are essential and contactless payments preferred.

NSW’s New England Brewing Company is reopening its full bar this week, along with Capital Brewing Co which will open its taproom from this Friday (19th June) from 12pm.

Moon Dog Craft Brewery in Victoria has made its whole range available online, and announced that its two venues will be operating with expanded capacities from Monday 22nd June.

Moon Dog World in Preston is going from 63 patrons to 140 people in total (its usual capacity is 725 people, meanwhile its Abbotsford site is going from 40 patrons to 80.

Batch Brewing Company is brewing its 100th batch at its Petersham site. It’s brewing a returning beer, Macbatch.

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