A photo of a hazy IPA beer on a bar, at Hopwater Distribution in San Francisco.



As I look into getting more content up on Malt and Lead, one of the more regular features will focus on the many great bars, taprooms and bottleshops that often form the heart of out local craft beer communities. From the likes of Mother Kelly’s in East London to Carwyn Cellars in Melbourne, Hopwater Distribution in San Francisco to Golding’s Free Dive in Wellington. These will be places I think any globetrotting craft beer fans should check out on their travels.

And while I’ve been fortunate enough to visit a heap of awesome destinations in the last few years, with more on the horizon, I’d love to hear from the wider community, with your favourite venues. Just drop me a message with your recommendations: mark@maltandlead.com