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Postcards from the Edge No.48: A Hustling Hand

The speed at which beer businesses adapted and the rise of the growler were two of the standout features when the first lockdown hit. Now, a new family-run operation sparked by the unique challenges of that time has launched.

Today by Crafty Pint


Postcards from the Edge No.47: Interstate Mates

Yesterday by Guy Southern

During the first lockdown, everyone in the beer industry was faced with similar challenges. Now, with some states rolling back restrictions while Victoria is suffering again, the brewing industry is rallying to help mates in need.


BrewCon 2020 Cancelled Due To COVID

August 5, 2020 by Crafty Pint

The Independent Brewers Association has today announced the cancellation of their annual industry conference due to the ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19. BrewCon is now set to return in 2021.


Wildflower: Time Is On Our Side

August 5, 2020 by Judd Owen

Sydney's Wildflower Brewing & Blending didn't wait for March 23 to close their venue. Instead they set about using the shutdown to recharge batteries and expanding their operation into a newly acquired warehouse.


Who Brews At The Bond Store Wallaroo?

August 4, 2020 by Matt King

A couple with a background in tourism have turned a rundown former bonded store into a brewery, distillery and restaurant in one. Matt King called into Bond Store Wallaroo to find out more.


Hop Nation Set Up In Mornington

August 3, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Hop Nation have taken over the former site of Mornington Peninsula Brewery's main production brewery. It follows Mornington owner Tribe Breweries' decision to stop using the site earlier in the year.


Aussie Beerstagrammers: Sticking With Beer

July 31, 2020 by Guy Southern

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.


A New Competition For WA Brewers

July 30, 2020 by Will Ziebell

This year's WA Good Food Guide Awards will feature beer for the first time. The competition will judge only WA beers with the judging panel led by The Crafty Pint's own Guy Southern.


Postcards from the Edge No.46: Lockdown Life

July 29, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Streets are emptier, bottleshops and cellar doors are quieter, masks – and a greater sense of fear – are everywhere. Midway through the scheduled six weeks of Lockdown Mk II, we chat to two reps about life in Melbourne's beer world.


Who Brews Heaps Normal Beers?

July 27, 2020 by Crafty Pint

Alcohol-free beers – and other beverages – are becoming an increasingly visible part of the local drinks industry. As Heaps Normal prepare to launch their non-alcoholic XPA, we got in touch to find out more.

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