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Balter Top 2018 Craft Beer Survey

Balter has continued its run of success, named Australia's best brewery in the third Australian Craft Beer Survey. More than 18,000 people took part in the survey run by Sydney retailer Beer Cartel.

September 12th, 2018 by Crafty Pint


The Vinification Of Beer

September 11th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Barrel ageing, mixed fermentation and the mimicking of wine in presenting certain beers isn't new. Yet the blurring of lines between beer and wine continues apace. We speak to brewers and somms operating on the frontier.


Our Man In NZ: The Game Changer

September 10th, 2018 by Jono Galuszka

There are plenty of far larger and higher profile beer competitions in New Zealand and Australia but, arguably, none as influential. Our Man In NZ travels back in time to trace the evolution of the annual West Coast IPA Challenge.


Crafty Crawls: Fitzroy

September 7th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Time for one of our most jam-packed, venues-to-distance-covered Crafty Crawls to date. Join us for a meander through the oldest suburb of Fitzroy as we take in classic pubs, cocktail joints and boozy dive bars.


The Collaborators: Big Malt Thinking Small

September 6th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The rise of craft beer continues to have an affect on the industries surrounding it, with large scale malt producers Joe White and Barrett Burston both introducing new lines designed with small breweries in mind.


Festival Beers

September 4th, 2018 by Mick Wust

Major music events used to be the preserve of industrial lager and RTDs at music festivals, but things are changing. Music festivals are even looking to create their own craftier beer offerings, as Mick Wust discovers.


Hawkers Takes Out Another Trophy In London

September 4th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

The International Beer Challenge in London has long proved a happy hunting ground for Australian brewers. And, in 2018, it's Hawkers with its hands on silverware again, adding the Brewer of the Year for Oceania to past wins.


Brew & A: Joel Nash of Innate Brewers

September 3rd, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Innate Brewers has been quietly building a reputation and amassing silverware from its cosy brewery in Spearwood, WA. Now they've expanded their original kit, we chatted to brewer Joel Nash to find out more.


Beer Basics: Hops

August 31st, 2018 by Nic Sandery

Hops are the star in many of the big hits of the modern beer world. In the second of his Beer Basics articles designed to give readers an introduction to beer and brewing, Molly Rose Brewing founder Nic Sandery moves from malt to hops.


Beer Travel: Bali, Hops, Water & Yeast II

August 30th, 2018 by Mick Wust

In part one of his endeavour to hunt down good beer in Bali, Mick Wust focused on the offerings from Big Beer. In part two, he delves a little deeper, calling in to the country's only craft brewery and meeting some US importers.

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