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The Most Importantest Beers of 2018

What's the best thing about December? No, not the impending summer holidays, the festive season or the music festivals. It's the torrent of Best Of lists. And we're getting in quick this year at The Crafty Pint.

December 1st, 2018 by Judd Owen


Crafty Crawls: Hobart – The Breweries

November 30th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

In early spring, we revisited our Crafty Crawl guide to Hobart. The first article focused on the city's best beer venues and bottleshops. Now, in part two, we turn the focus to the small breweries and brewing companies that call the city home.


Biz Directory Update

November 29th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

We'll be introducing a few changes, some cosmetic, some more substantial, at The Crafty Pint in the coming weeks. One will see the Business Directory integrated with our brewery, venue and bottleshop directories.


RateBeer Looks To The Antipodes

November 28th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Long-running beer rating service RateBeer, now part-owned by the world's biggest beer company, is introducing new features, including in-app retail, and is using Australia as a testing ground.


Major Brewery Supplier DME Is In Receivership

November 28th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

One of the largest suppliers of brewing equipment, Canada based DME, went into receivership yesterday leaving customers around the world unsure how they will be affected.


Beer Nuts: Haydz Sam

November 26th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

One of the more familiar – and unforgettable – faces around the Melbourne beer scene belongs to Haydz Sam. We chatted to him about beer Big and small, inspirations, dream beers and four blankets' worth of t-shirts.


Crafty Crawls: Cairns

November 23rd, 2018 by Philip Goslin

A year on from his guide to the fledgling beer scene in Far North Queensland, Philip Goslin returned to Cairns to find some new openings. And here are his findings in a new Crafty Crawl guide to the best beery spots in the city.


Help Us Get Blind: NEIPAs

November 23rd, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Having brought our blind tastings back from a hiatus earlier this month, we're closing out 2018 with another one looking at NEIPAs. To whittle the list down to a manageable number, we're asking you to help.


Sip, Speak, Repeat... Taking To The Soapbox

November 22nd, 2018 by Mick Wust

As Felons launches on Brisbane's river edge and with Soapbox and Stone & Wood coming to Fortitude Valley in the coming weeks, Mick Wust caught up with all three brewers and found them all keen to shout loud about the local beer scene.


WA's Brewers Birth A Collabosaurus

November 22nd, 2018 by Guy Southern

Of all the states in the country, it seems none is home to as many people keen to collaborate as WA. And now that passion has been taken to the next level by the crew at Petition, who've created no less than 15 collab beers for WA Beer Week.

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