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The Beer Festival Six-Pack

As beer festival season hots up, we chat to the BeerFest team running no less than six major events across the country to find out more about the people behind the festivals and how they're navigating an increasingly busy market.

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Where Next For The Wig & Pen?

November 19th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

In June 2019, Canberra's Wig & Pen will turn 25. But, following its owners decision to sell, it's likely a new chapter will be underway in the brewery's tale. We chatted to Lachie McOmish about his decision and hopes for the future.


SA's Beer Industry Pays Tribute To Marco Bona

November 16th, 2018 by Matt King

Marco Bona, the founder of Libation Army and a hugely popular figure in the SA beer scene passed away suddenly recently. The local beer industry has come together to create Marco Hour in support of his family.


Victorian Heritage

November 14th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Bad Shepherd has plundered a bit of local brewing history in creating its new Victoria Pale Ale. It features the historic Melbourne Ale Yeast, brought back to life recently but dating back to the late 19th century.


Sydney – A Winning Perspective

November 13th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

At this year's Sydney Beer Week awards, two local businesses took out two trophies. We spoke to the man behind Akasha and Dylan Hayes, barman at Bitter Phew, about their triumph and the changing landscape for beer in the city.


Getting Blind With Crafty: Mid-Strengths

November 12th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Following our article on the golden age of mid-strengths, we gathered a panel to assess more than 20 available around Australia for our latest blind tasting. So who came out on top...?


Good Beer Week & The IBA Become One

November 9th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

The country's leading beer week and the national body representing Australia's independent brewers have today announced they are to merge with both parties confident the move will help both achieve more in the future.


Solid Philosophy

November 8th, 2018 by Nick Oscilowski

As the number of breweries dotted along the South Coast of New South Wales starts to swell, the splendid little seaside town of Gerringong is the latest to get one of its own following the opening of Stoic Brewing.


GABS Heads To Brisbane

November 5th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The travelling circus that is GABS is adding another stop to its itinerary in 2019 when it heads to Brisbane for the first time.


The Big Issue: Drinking

October 30th, 2018 by Judd Owen

Working with beer is a dream job: free-flowing deliciousness, fun people and cool places. But alcohol is also a poison and working long or odd hours and being surrounded by beer poses challenges too.

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