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We're stoked at the reception of our Lady Beer ad. We've received a lot of virtual pats on the back and a lot of 'well done lads'. Which is great but really they should be channeled directly to the team of "lady creatives" who really owned this project. Here we meet just one of the awesome women behind the ad - uber-talented director, Stef Smith

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Brisbane, Meet, Publican -

Had a beer in Brisbane lately? It’s going off like a cane toad in a sock. Rattle off a list of the game-changers and chances are you’re name-checking one of the venues Jamie Webb has a hand inLefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Sonny’s House of Blues, Seymour’s Cocktails & Oysters, Hope & Anchor—in terms of venue styles, he’s almost gathered the full set. 

Webb cut his hospo chops in NYC, working in bars on the weekend to round out a nine-to-five in the music business. After coming back to Australia, he ran venues in Sydney but took a hit from the GFC, and landed back in hometown Brisbane. Thank the gods of Brissie nightlife he did...

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Fitzroy, Meet, Publican -

Kieran Yewdall puts his pants on one leg at a time, same as the rest of us. Except once his pants are on, he’s a Time Out 'Publican of the Year' award winner, something he shares with business partner Michael Shaughnessy. The award, that is, not the pants. Together they are The Catfish, a Fitzroy local built on the solid foundations of good booze and music.

We spoke to Kieran, then like a dirty cop playing one suspect off against another, we fed Kieran’s answers back to Mike. Turns out, they've got their stories straight. As Mike puts it, “He pretty much nailed it. He’s like my second wife, we know each other very well, but I did add a few extra bits in.” Cheers fellas.

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