News & Feature Stories

No Beer On A Dead Planet

On September 20, people across the planet will join young campaigners for #ClimateStrike. The Crafty Pint will be one of the local beer businesses taking part and hope more people in the Aussie beer world will join us.

September 13th, 2019 by Crafty Pint


Alive And Swell In McLaren Vale

September 12th, 2019 by Alexis Buxton-Collins

He was supposed to join his dad at DogRidge making wine, but an epic 18-month surf trip changed everything. Alexis Buxton-Collins joined Dan Wright at the Swell brewery venue to trace his journey from grape to grain.


Cancer Dads Come Together For Bear Beer

September 11th, 2019 by Guy Southern

A group of WA cancer dads have started working with Whitelakes Brewing to create Bear Beer, an annual release that raises awareness and funds for families whose kids have cancer. We chatted to the man behind it.


Brisbane's Lithuanian Baker Boys

September 10th, 2019 by Mitch Wilkins

Kveik might be hogging the headlines for many but one Brisbane brewing team has taken inspiration from another Northern European beer style – one that involves baking the mash first: Lithuanian keptinis.


Ghosting Back To His Roots

September 9th, 2019 by Glen Humphries

Five Barrel founder Phil O'Shea started out as a homebrewer and remains connected to the local brewing community in Wollongong, even creating a unique series of beers with a homebrewer and their own sour culture.


Fixation, 3 Ravens & Dainton Top 2019's Indies

September 6th, 2019 by Crafty Pint

Dainton took out their second Champion Beer trophy in three years at The Indies 2019. Fixation also celebrated a second major trophy in three years, claiming Champion Large Brewery, with 3 Ravens and All Hands also winning big.


Indie Beer's Family Ties

September 5th, 2019 by James Smith

Breweries are just diversifying their offering when it comes to beers and venues. There's a number of independent operations with multiple brands under their umbrella, both bought and birthed.


Ownership Infographic – September 2019

September 5th, 2019 by Crafty Pint

As one industry commentator put it to us recently, keeping this infographic up to date is something of a Sisyphean task. But, given recent moves, we figured we should at least attempt to put together a snapshot of who owns whom.


The Big Issue: Beer Quality

September 4th, 2019 by Philip Goslin

As the craft industry grows and consumer knowledge increases in step, ensuring you're consistently releasing quality beer has arguably never been more important. In this Big Issue feature, we look at why – and how it can be done.


Indie Beer Gets Its Own National Day

September 4th, 2019 by James Smith

October 26, 2019, is to become the inaugural Indie Beer Day, with supporters of independent Aussie beer encouraged to raise a glass in support of the local industry.

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