People & Culture

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People & Culture
Who Brews Steam Train?

For our latest Q&A with a young Aussie brewing company, we find out a little about two brothers from the Otways currently gypsy brewing as they plot their own Crowes Nest brewery.

Brew & A: Barossa Valley Brewing

Our latest Brew & A focuses on the new face heading up brewing at one of South Australia's longest-established micros, Barossa Valley Brewing.

Who Brews "Mancrafted" Beer?

We get the lowdown on Gang of Four, one of the youngest brewing companies in Sydney, in the latest of our Who Brews...? features.

Beer Nuts: The Beer Tragic

Time to shine a light on another Aussie beer lover who takes their passion to the extreme. Our third Beer Nut is John "Beer Tragic" Black.

Craft Beer Heroes: The Scratch

The Brisbane beer scene has exploded into life in recent years and can lay claim to being the funnest in Australia. And much of that is down to the guys at The Scratch.

Who Brews Captain Bligh's Colonial Ale?

Brewing has returned to Hobart's Tasmanian Brewery Building with the launch of Captain Bligh's, a purveyor of traditional ales and ciders. And jam.

Who Brews Himmel Hünd Wit?

We chat to the woman behind one of Australia's newest brewing companies, Annabel Meagher of Himmel Hünd.

Craft Beer Heroes: The Wheaty Crew

For many beer lovers and brewers, there is one Aussie beer bar that stands above the rest: Adelaide's Wheatsheaf Hotel. Its owners star as our latest Craft Beer Heroes.

Who Brews Into Aluminium Bottles?

Home brewer turned pro brewer Tracey Green from Bandicoot Brewing tells us all about the Echuca brewery and their decision to use aluminium bottles.

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.

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Beer Nuts: Beardface

Late last year, we kicked off a new series of features on The Crafty Pint called Beer Nuts, which shines a light on some of the most colourful beer lovers found in Australia – those that take their passion…

Who Brews Little Bang Icon?

For our latest Who Brews feature, we find out all about Little Bang, a small Adelaide startup with plans to make a rather bigger bang over the coming years.

Craft Beer Heroes: Corey Crooks

Last month, we kicked off a new regular feature on The Crafty Pint: Craft Beer Heroes. It is designed to celebrate the people who have done and are doing great things in the world of beer in Australia…

Beer Nuts: A Craft Beer Ideot

We've showcased brewers, bloggers, beer heroes and podcasters. And now it's time to shine a light on you as we kick off Beer Nuts, featuring the country's most colourful beer lovers.

Brew & A: 4 Pines

Measured in any way whatsoever, the story of 4 Pines has been a remarkable one. For one, they managed to established their brewpub in Manly when barely anyone in Sydney, let alone this northern beach outpost,…

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…

Who Brews: Black Hops Eggnog Stout?

In the second of our Who Brews...? features offering a quick snapshot of some of the newest brewing companies around the country, we turn our attention to the Gold Coast and a trio of mates who, faced…

Craft Beer Heroes: Miro

Brewers make beer. Without them there would be no beer. Thus it's easy to fall into the trap of focusing on them and them only as the stars of the beer world, especially in the craft beer industry where…

Who Brews Wolf of the Willows XPA?

Hot on the heels of the relaunch of our once-regular Brew & A feature with Doug from Brookes Beer (who has set the bar pretty damn high for future respondents), it's time to kickstart another regular spot.…

Brew & A: Brookes Beer

For the first Brew & A feature since the relaunch of The Crafty Pint, we head to Bendigo where Doug Brooke talks classical music, megabrewers, getting old and cocaine.

Brew & A: 3 Ravens

Perhaps the most striking aspect at this year’s Australian International Beer Awards was the level of success enjoyed by many of Australia’s most established microbreweries. OK, two trophies for Korea’s…

Brew & A: The Monk Brewery & Kitchen

We bring back our Brew & A series by firing some questions at Craig Eulenstein, who recently moved from Mountain Goat to The Monk in Freo.

Brew & A: Ironhouse Brewery

The first ever Hobart Beer Lovers Week is up and running and in just over 24 hours the Tasmanian International Beerfest returns to the city’s waterfront. So we figured it was as good a time as any to…

Brew & A: Indian Ocean Brewery

We’d originally planned to run this Brew & A with the head brewer at Indian Ocean Brewing this week as a precursor to WA Beer Week starting. Then we got the results of this year’s Perth Royal Beer…

All Killer. No Filler

There was a time not too long ago when the term “contract brewer” was deemed an insult by many in the Australian beer world. And, in fairness, there was a time when many of those choosing to take that…

Brew & A: Young Henrys

Sydney Craft Beer Week is just days away, with its biggest, most varied and most exciting lineup of events yet. Among the local breweries taking part – and contributing some of the most varied and oddball…

Brew & A: Boatrocker Brewery

The Melbourne Festival kicks off today (Oct 11), heralding two weeks of arts events all over the city. Many of the best shows and gigs are taking place at the 1200 capacity Festival Hub that has been erected…

Brew & A: The Australian Brewery

The chances are that more Aussies – and indeed more beer drinkers overseas – are going to be hearing and seeing more of the Australian Brewery in the future. Having started up in Sydney’s northwest…

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…

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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…

What's In A Name: The Yeastie Boys

For the latest in our series of pieces looking at the importance or otherwise of beer names, we take a trip across the Tasman to the home of the Yeastie Boys. They’re a pair of brewers with a tendency…

What's In A Name: Feral Brewing

When we kicked off our mini-series looking at beer names – what makes a good one, how do brewers come up with them, does it matter, and so on – we mentioned Feral’s Hop Hog as one that worked so…

Brew & A: Bacchus Brewing

Among the new listings added to the site at the start of this month was one of the more idiosyncratic breweries in the land. Bacchus Brewing combines a huge home brew emporium with a multiple brewhouse…

What's In A Name: Red Duck

Queen Bee, Ragnarok, The Ox, Ugly Duckling, Smells Like A Pony, Bear, Hop Bach, Canute the Gruit… When it comes to beer names, Red Duck tends to be as off the wall as it with the beers it brews.…

What's In A Name: Moon Dog

Beer names. Do they matter? If so, why? And how do brewers come up with theirs? As we explained here, The Crafty Pint’s involvement in naming a couple of beers got us thinking about it. And rather than…

Blog Of The Month: Ale of a Time

You may have come across Ale of a Time before. It’s been running for nigh on two years now, after all. If you haven’t, there’s a good chance you’ve come across its creator’s writing before anyhow.…

Blog of the Month: Crafty Ramblings

Given we have a website dedicated to craft beer to keep us busy and in regular attendance at breweries, bars and beer festivals all over Australia and, occasionally, further afield, it’s not often that…

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Craft Beer Pioneer

A man described as “one of the grandfathers of Australian craft beer” and “one of the original real characters in brewing in Australia” has passed away overnight. Geoff Scharer, founder of Scharer’s…

Brew & A: HopDog BeerWorks

Nowra’s HopDog is one of the country’s newest and smallest breweries, set up by Tim Thomas and his wife in 2011. Highly experimental in the brewhouse and with beer names that hint at his love of metal,…

Blog of the Month: Water & Hops & Malt & Yeast

In recent weeks, you may have spotted an article or three on The Crafty Pint from Nick O. Nick is a Kiwi now living in Sydney who has submerged himself in the local craft beer scene then made himself known…

Brew & A: Van Dieman

It’s been a while since we dusted down the old Crafty Brew & A feature. Not our fault necessarily – it seems you lot are drinking so much craft beer that our beloved brewers don’t actually have time…

Blog of the Month: Ambersandwich

Many Aussie beer drinkers across numerous states will know Kris Miles. One of the founders of the sadly-no-more Nectar bottleshop in Brisbane, then hop spirit-infusing cocktail creator at Beer DeLuxe and…

Brew & A: The Monk

As the birthplace of the Sail and Anchor, Matilda Bay and Little Creatures, Freo will forever warrant a special place in the hearts of Aussie beer lovers. Today, with the likes of Clancy’s Fish Bar and…

Brew & A: Moon Dog

It’s been a while since the last one, but better late than never we bring you another look at the people behind the beers you know and love. What do they drink when they’re not brewing? What turned…

Blog of the Month: Frozen Summers

We’ve been a little slack on the featured blog side of things recently, with a couple of months passing since the last. So how about making up for lost time by featuring a man who not only writes a blog,…

Brew & A: Red Duck

In the coming weeks, the first of Red Duck’s intriguing dark beers we told you about a few weeks back will start leaving the brewery. As such, it seems like as good a time as any to pose a few questions…

Blog of the Month: A Great Set Of Tipples

While we avoid rating beers on The Crafty Pint, preferring instead to talk about them and leave you to make up your own mind, it doesn’t mean we’re opposed to the idea. Especially when it’s done…