In the media

The Crafty Pint | December 27th, 2016

Who brews Once Bitter?

The founder of one of Melbourne’s newest breweries first discovered a love for brewing in a place few could claim to have found theirs: the kitchen of an Israeli boarding school. Ze’ev Meltzer, founder of Collins St Brewing Co, which launched with Once Bitter, first tried his hand at brewing as a teenager when he and a few boarding school buddies decided there was some fun to be had behind the teachers’ backs.

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Brunswick Beer Collective | November 24th, 2016

Brunswick Beer Collective: S06 Episode 08: Once Bitter, Twice Beer?

In this extravagant episode, the Collective welcomes Ze’ev from Collins St Brewing to satisfy our curiosity about their creative origins, their inspiration, and why they invented their own style of beer. It’s a story packed with boarding schools, the corporate finance industry, and Melbourne laneways.

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Beer is your Friend | October 14th, 2016

Five Things About …. Collins Street Brewing’s Once Bitter

When it comes to beer tasting, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.  If you try a beer knowing it comes from a loved brewery you’ll likely respond more favourably than you would if you can see the label and it says it comes from, say, the Woolworths brewing arm.

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We Know Melbourne | September 16th, 2016

Interview: Ze’ev Meltzer of Once Bitter

Once Bitter is a story that begins years ago in boarding school. Ze’ev Meltzer showed a passion for beer but his school didn’t. So like a rebel without a cause, Ze’ev would sneak into the kitchen to work on secret beer experiments.

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