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The Writer Behind The Beer Drinker's Toolkit

Mick Wüst is one of the most recognisable names on The Crafty Pint; now the award-winning writer is launching his first book. Here he tells us about the Beer Drinker's Toolkit and his longstanding love for the written word.

Podcast People: Aussie Beer Voyage

Like beer? Like TV? Like exploring new breweries and hearing from people in the industry from the comfort of your home? Then take an Aussie Beer Voyage, the YouTube show guiding you through the Aussie beer scene.

Clare Burnett's Award-Winning Journey

Clare Burnett spent years covering the beer industry for Brews News so her name and voice will be familiar to many. As entries open for the 2023 AIBAs, she tells us about her journey from the UK to winning last year's Best Media trophy.

James Atkinson's Ever-Evolving Drinks Adventures

James Atkinson has spent years covering the drinks industry for various publications and his Drinks Adventures podcast has seen him pick up multiple awards, including the Best Media trophy at last year's AIBA. Ahead of this year's awards, we caught up with the drinks writer to hear what the award means and where his focus lies.

From Beer Blogger To Brewery Owner

Luke Robertson has enjoyed a variety of roles in the Australian beer industry: providing commentary, telling stories, and working closely with brewers through the IBA and Good Beer Week. Now he's off to run a brewery New Zealand.

Podcast People: Crack The Ceiling

Crack the Ceiling is an Australian beer podcast run by two Americans with a wealth of experience and expertise in the local beer industry. We got in touch with Lindsy Greig and Tif Waldron to find out how they became podcasters.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: beers.2.review

The latest in our series focusing on the best of Australia's Beerstagrammers returns to Victoria's Surf Coast, where Guy Southern chats to the mates behind @beers.2.review.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Sticking With Beer

Our Aussie Beerstagrammers series with a young account that's quickly become one of the country's most popular thanks to its creator's unique concept and humorous approach.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: All Of The Beers

He fell down the rabbit hole of beer in London and has brought his passion to bear with the @allofthebeers Instagram account. Guy Southern spoke to Matt Kukura for another entry in our Beerstagrammers series.

Podcast People: Step Brewers

The Step Brewers Podcast brings banter, beers and brewing along with diversions into pop culture and plenty of laughs. We caught up with the Tasmanian trio ahead of their trip to host events at Brewsvegas 2020.

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Podcast People: The Chosen Brew

If you work in beer or just have a passion for it, chances are there are key beers that brought you to this point. That's the topic at the heart of The Chosen Brew, a podcast that's celebrating its third anniversary this week.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: beerstagram_au

As users explore the possibilities within Instagram, beer-loving users are becoming ever more creative. A fine example is Sergio Montenegro, who has started bringing beer labels to vivid live at @beerstagram_au.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Malt & Lead

Mark Gamble swapped London for Melbourne and has been working with local breweries in his role as a visual designer and art director. Here, he tells us about his approach to Instagram with his Malt & Lead account.

The Drinks Adventurer

Do you like exploring the links between drinks? Past AIBA Best Media winner James Atkinson's podcast Drinks Adventures looks at beer, wine, and spirits, and the collaborations between those world.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Beer Australia

In the latest entry in our Aussie Beerstagrammers series, Guy Southern delves into the Instagram account and thoughts of the man behind Beer Australia.

Podcast People: Aussie Beer Explorers

It was sparked over a few beers in a Melbourne pub and has turned into a podcast by two Daves chatting about beer. We got in touch with them, the Aussie Beer Explorers, for our Podcast People series.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Brunswick Beer Collective

Paul from the Brunswick Beer Collective stars in this Aussie Beerstagrammer feature and offers up some fantastic advice and insight into the art of being a great Instagrammer.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Beer Thread

For our first Aussie Beerstagrammers feature of 2019, Guy Southern got in touch with the man behind the Beer Thread Facebook group to find out more about his approach to beer photography.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Beers In The Sun

Summer's here so it must be time for beers in the sun. Or, more accurately, Beers In The Sun, the unique Instagram account featuring illustrations of Aussie beer cans.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Slybeer

As Sydney Beer Week 2018 heads into its final weekend, Guy Southern puts the focus on one of the city's best Beerstagrammers for the latest in his series. This time around, it's slybeer AKA Jakkii Musgrave, in the hot seat.


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Podcast People: Sessionable

Sessionable is one of the longest running beer podcasts in Australia, hosted by a team of Sydney based beer lovers and movers and shakers. Ahead of their events at Sydney Beer Week, we fired them some questions to find out more.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Blue Doors

For the second in our series focusing on Australia's most avid and creative beer-focused Instagram accounts, Guy Southern chats to Bryn Price, the photographer behind Blue Doors.

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Sips & Sessions

Instagram has quickly become a focal point for many in the beer world keen to share their adventures and passions. So we're kicking off a new series featuring some of the country's most avid Beerstagrammers.

Podcast People: Beer Sucks

Beer Sucks is a podcast run by three characters from the WA beer community: Tim Hoskins from Black Brewing, Adam Lesk from Cellarbrations Carlisle and Brendan Day from Cheeky Monkey. We find out more about the inspiration behind their off-the-wall show.

Podcast People: Bounty Hunter Banter

Having first launched a gypsy brewing company to channel their love of pop culture, the team behind Bounty Hunter Brewing has added banter to beer, as we discover in the latest entry in our occasional series of Podcast People.

Aussie Beer Blogs: Sydney Beer

Sydney Beer is, we'd suggest, rather more than a blog. Tim Hodge has created a place where he gathers news, events, opinion and more, all united by one thing: they take place in or are about the burgeoning Sydney craft beer scene.

Aussie Beer Blogs: Little Hop Beers

The title of this article may be a little misleading as the latest person to appear in our featured beer blogs series isn't an Aussie. Hannah Louise Grugel is a Brit who started writing about beer in the UK and has continued since landing in Sydney last year.

Aussie Beer Blogs: Schoonerversity

With Brewsvegas set to launch this week, for our latest focus on one of the many beer-focused blogs in Australia, we turn to Brisbane. There we find Schoonerversity, created by Mick Wust because, well, because he loves sharing good beer.

Grab The Slab

Journalist Glen Humphries was already writing a beer book when he scooped the 2016 AIBA Media Award. That win changed his view on his writing and inspired him to turn it into a very different beer book, The Slab.

Aussie Beer Blogs: The Craft Beer King

Readers of The Crafty Pint will be familiar with Matt King as he's responsible for most of our coverage of the SA beer scene. Now he's launched his own site that looks to cover the state in even greater depth.

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Aussie Beer Blogs: offthetap

He loves beer, he loves travel, and he loves to hunt down new beers when he travels. So Matt Johnson decided to start capturing his passions via another one: photography, creating offthetap and attracting Instagram followers in the thousands.

Aussie Beer Blogs: Food Grog Blog

It was only supposed to be a means of sharing recipes, but a beer filled trip to Wellington saw one Brisbane beer geek's blog become morph into something else. A year on from its launch, we ask Jamie to tell us all about Food Grog Blog.

Aussie Beer Blogs: The Year of Beer

Our latest featured beer blog is The Year of Beer, one fairly recent convert to craft beer on a mission to document his adventures in beer – and convert his mates and missus to the good stuff too.

Aussie Beer Blogs: New South Ales

It's time to showcase another Aussie beer blog. New South Ales is one of the best-looking we've seen, run by a writer / photographer couple who focus on the people and stories making the NSW beer scene what it is.

Beer Is Your Friend

Glen Humphries is the man behind the beer site Beer Is Your Friend. Last month, he won the AIBA Beer Media trophy, sponsored by The Crafty Pint. Here, we find out more about the man, why he can't stop writing and his thoughts on beer.

Aussie Beer Blogs: Brewed, Crude & Bitter

Time to shine a spotlight on another Aussie beer blog: a transglobal double header, no less. Brewed, Crude & Bitter was started by two inhabitants of Brisbane's beer scene but has since spread its wings further afield.

Aussie Beer Blogs: The Beer Healer

When he left his job with Lion, Chris Lukianenko was still keen to have an outlet for his passion for beer. So he launched The Beer Healer blog in the middle of 2015, a blog that has been developing very nicely ever since.

Calling All Beer Media

Submissions are open for the 2016 Australian International Beer Awards, which includes a new trophy for New World Pale Ales. It's also a third chance for people covering the beer world to be crowned AIBA Media champ.

Frothing At The Mag

Beer-loving historical book editor Emily Day wanted a beer mag to read while drinking in her favourite Melbourne pubs. So she went and created one. The first edition of Froth is out now.

Aussie Beer Blogs: What's Mashing WA

Having resurrected our focus on Australian beer bloggers with Brews and Bacon, we're switching our gaze to the west and What's Mashing WA, a blog that focuses predominantly on the state's beer scene.

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Aussie Beer Blogs: Brews & Bacon

After a rather lengthy hiatus, we're bringing back our semi-regular focus on Australian beer bloggers. Albeit in this case, a Canadian blogging as Brews & Bacon in Australia.

Podcast People: Inebriation Nation

For our latest look at the world of beer-focused podcasts in Australia, we shine our Podcast People spotlight on the team behind Inebriation Nation.

Podcast People : Brunswick Beer Collective

With Good Beer Week in full swing, we find out who's behind a new Melbourne-based beer podcast, Brunswick Beer Collective.

Podcast People: Radio Brews News

Radio Brews News is the longest running podcast in the Australian beer world. Its hosts, Matt Kirkegaard and Pete Mitcham, are our second Podcast People guests.

Podcast People: Ale of a Time

A few months back, it came (rather belatedly) to our notice that there was a growing number of beer podcasts cropping up around the country. While Radio Brews News, from the people behind the Brews News…

Blog of the Month: Beer Is Your Friend

From music webzine editor to newspaper journo to beer blogger – all the while becoming ever more fascinated with great beer – Glen Humphries has spent a life writing, with Beer Is Your Friend his beer…

Blog of the Month: 250 Beers

The advent of Untappd has made it easy for avid beer drinkers to document the journey on which their tastebuds takes them. But for one man, merely tapping “Check In” and giving beers a rating doesn’t…

Blog of the Month: beerwinebeer

With the British & Irish Lions have beaten the Wallabies and Andy Murray the new King of Wimbledon, it seems only right to look north for inspiration for the latest featured blog. And where better to go…

Blog of the Month: Two Brewers Abroad

Given it’s been rather more than a month since we last ran a feature on one of the many colourful blogs that exist in the world of Aussie craft beer, the series' name is becoming a little less than accurate.…

Blog Of The Month: girlplusbeer

The Crafty Pint first came across Pia Poynton when she was working at Five Bar, one of very few venues in and around Perth that’s showing any real support for craft beer. Since then, she’s moved south…