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Chappy's Crafty Chippies

Chappy's Crafty Chippies

It started as a side hustle in the food truck at Thunder Road and has since outgrown two kitchens and become a popular snack – and beer pairing item – in Melbourne's crafty venues. We meet the man behind Chappy's Snacks.

September 17, 2021 by Will Ziebell


The Big Sale: Is It A Big Deal?

September 16, 2021 by James Smith

Last week's announcement that Stone & Wood's founders had agreed to sell their business to Lion sent shockwaves through the industry. But, as the dust settles, what has really changed for indie brewers and those who buy indie beer?


Kaddy Go National

September 15, 2021 by James Smith

As they approach their second birthday, business to business drinks ordering platform Kaddy is expanding across Australia. We chatted to co-founder Rich Coombes about their growth, navigating COVID, and the search for truth.


Seltzers: Hard Sell Or Easy As?

September 14, 2021 by Will Ziebell

At the start of 2020, we looked at the arrival of hard seltzers in Australia. With local producers hoping for a summer of seltzer ahead, we chatted to those making and selling them to find out how far they've come and where they're heading.


Who Brews Lake Mac Beers?

September 13, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

It started out as a money-saving hobby, became a rather more expensive one, and ultimately turned into part of the craft beer culture on the NSW coast between Sydney and Newcastle. We got in touch to find out who brews Lake Mac beers.


Brick Lane & O'Brien Toast World Beer Awards Success

September 10, 2021 by James Smith

Brick Lane and gluten free beer specialist O'Brien Beer woke to good news with both winning trophies in the World Beer Awards. Brick Lane's Revolver claimed World's Best Porter and O'Brien's Belgian Ale Best Gluten Free Beer.


Lion Buys Stone & Wood

September 9, 2021 by James Smith

In news that will send shockwaves through the local beer community, Lion have today confirmed the acquisition of Stone & Wood as well as associated brands in the Fermentum Group, including Fixation and Two Birds.


What Next For Indie Beer?

September 9, 2021 by Crafty Pint

The sale of the Fermentum Group to Lion raises a number of question, not least what it means for the indie beer sector. We've been speaking to people in the beer industry to see what they make of the move.


Fermentum To Lion: The Founders' Tale

September 9, 2021 by James Smith

Following the sale of the Fermentum Group to Lion, we chatted to co-founders Ross Jurisich and Jamie Cook to get more on how they reached this point.


BecauseWeCAN Vol.4: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts

September 7, 2021 by Benedict "Benny" Kennedy-Cox

The colder months tend to bring out the beasts inside brewers, beasts that often take the shape of barrel-aged imperial stouts. Here, we take a look at three of the biggest and most unusual to hit Aussie fridges this winter.

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