How We Operate

How We Operate

The Crafty Pint operates as an online magazine and resource for the Australian beer world, and has been voted Australia's favourite craft beer news site in every Beer Cartel survey of beer drinkers. 

Each year, we publish around 2,000 articles, including hundreds of news stories and features plus beer reviews and event listings, most of which also appear in our regular newsletters and across our social channels, where we have more than 70,000 followers. 

Alongside this, we curate a directory of good beer businesses featuring hundreds of breweries, venues, and bottleshops, who also receive full listings in our free app, and operate a dedicated Beer Industry section featuring industry news, a business directory, jobs and classifieds.

In July 2023, we introduced Beer Knowledge, designed to be a comprehensive and user-friendly guide to all things beer and brewing in Australia. We maintain a distinct divide between editorial and the directory side of the business.

Our Editorial Ethos

Stories that appear on The Crafty Pint within our news pages are there because we believe they're stories worth telling, not because we've been paid to publish them. If you have a story you think is of interest to our readers, reach out and our editorial team will make a decision, entirely free from any financial considerations. 

Our Directory Listings

All of the business listings you'll find on the site – for breweries, venues, bottleshops and other businesses – attract a fee: a one-off setup fee then a monthly subscription. We only work with good beer operators, visiting them first where appropriate in order to put together their page. Business owners sign off on the description and photos we put together for accuracy; everything else on the site is published at the discretion of the editorial team.

The Crafty Pint App

Launched in May 2018, our free app is designed to help users find the nearest brewery or good beer venue wherever they are in Australia. Businesses that subscribe to our directory have full listings in the app, including details of forthcoming events and offers they're running for readers. We also include hundreds of other good beer operators. 

Download it from the App Store or Google Play free here

The Crafty Cabal

AKA The Crafty Pint's beer club, where readers can sign up to gain access to heaps of special deals, giveaways and exclusive events at breweries and venues around Australia. Think of it as you would membership of a community radio station: you can access everything we publish free but, if you choose to help us grow, you receive heaps of bonuses in return.

Love Beer? Join The Club!

Our Newsletters

Every Friday (except public holidays and those either side of Christmas and New Year), we send out a newsletter rounding up news from around the beer world here and overseas. It's also a one-stop-shop for finding out what's been published on Crafty in the past week.

We also send out a quick-read morning bulletin called The Crafty Cuppa a couple of times a week. It's designed to act like a curated social feed to bring people up-to-date with the latest in the local beer world as they enjoy their morning Cuppa.

Sign up here