The Beer Pioneer
The Beer Pioneer
184 min • Culture • 2021 • M

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Join comedian Matt Stewart as he travels off the beaten path, following the journeys of some of Australia's famous and infamous adventurers, dropping in to as many of the wide and varied pubs and hotels he can find along the way. Part history lesson, part travel show, part excuse for a cold bevvy or two.

Air and Light – Those Bastards
1. Air and Light – Those Bastards
26 mins

The Beer Pioneer with Matt Stewart has launched, starting in Sorrento with a visit to St Andrews Beach Brewery.

A drink and a wink
2. A drink and a wink
29 mins

Episode 2 of 'The Beer Pioneer' takes Matt Stewart further along his journey retracing the footsteps of William Buckley, making his way to two more craft-beer breweries in Dromana; TWØBAYS Brewing Co & Jetty Road Brewery.

Wanna see me do this from 10 different angles
3. Wanna see me do this from 10 different angles
29 mins

This week, Matt finds himself in Sydney and Melbourne simultaneously. After a whirlwind cruise on Sydney Harbour, Matt catches up with the team at Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. in Melbourne, before heading back to Sydney for a visit to the Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel.

Sideways chop
4. Sideways chop
30 mins

This week, Matt stops off at Urban Alley Brewery and a visit to South Melbourne Market to cook up a "Roo Stir-fry" with Mark Olive aka the Black Olive.

Merv and Squizz
5. Merv and Squizz
25 mins

This week Matt finds himself on the Bellarine, popping in for a beer with Scott at Valhalla Brewing & Taproom, and doing a spot of fishing with legendary Australian cricketer Merv Hughes.

Matt’s on a horse
6. Matt’s on a horse
22 mins

This week Matt finishing his tour around Port Phillip Bay, does a spot of horse-riding, catches up with the team at AIREYS PUB & Salt Brewing Co, then winds things up with a refreshing yoga session at Desa Retreat.

It’s all a bit hazy for me
7. It’s all a bit hazy for me
23 mins

In the final episode of The Beer Pioneer Matt Stewart departs the familiar turf of Port Phillip Bay and heads south to Tassie for a trip to William Buckley's final resting place, and a cheeky beer at Hobart Brewing Co.