News & Feature Stories

Beer Travel: Bali, Hops, Water & Yeast I

"Is there any good beer in Bali?" Our intrepid writer Mick Wust followed the well-trodden path to one of the most popular holiday destinations for Australians and set out to discover whether those with crafty palates can find satisfaction.

August 29th, 2018 by Mick Wust


Behind Bars: Cambrian Hotel

August 28th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Bendigo's Cambrian Hotel is a fine example of how to embrace the modern beer world without losing touch with heritage, combining good local beer with good food and warm hospitality in a pub altered little from its gold rush origins.


The Big Issue: Ownership Revisited III

August 27th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Close to 100 brewing companies have licensed the IBA's independence seal since its launch in May. We contacted the US Brewers Association, whose campaign inspired it, to find out how they are driving the message in the States.


Bang. Banger. Bangest.

August 24th, 2018 by Matt King

From little things, bigger things keep growing. The Little Bang crew has started on its second move to bigger premises in just three years. Matt King called in to find out more.


The Gypsy Lifestyle

August 23rd, 2018 by Crafty Pint

As Barrow Boys winds down and West City Brewing makes a comeback under new ownership, we speak to three other brewers about the challenges facing gypsy/cuckoo/contract brewers in today's evolving beer world.


Barrow Boys Falls. West City Rises.

August 23rd, 2018 by Will Ziebell

One Melbourne based gypsy brewer is winding down operations as another makes a comeback. We find out more from Barrow Boys and the new owner of West City Brewing.


Crafty Crawls: Bendigo

August 23rd, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Bendigo has come a long way on the beer front in recent years with a growing number of good beer venues, a brewery and festivals including the unique walking affair that is the annual Bendigo on the Hop.


Brew & A: Andrew Robson of The Lord

August 22nd, 2018 by Will Ziebell

He first learned about beer at his dad's legendary homebrew store and, after filling in where needed, rose to become head brewer at The Lord. On the back of his recent trophy win, we invited Andrew Robson to be part of our Brew & A series.


Valhalla Tumbles Into Geelong

August 22nd, 2018 by Glen Humphries

Gypsy brewing operation Valhalla has created a beer with Tumbleweed and has followed news of the musical collab with confirmation that it will be setting up home in Geelong.


Beer Travel: Iceland Revisited

August 21st, 2018 by Bert Spinks

Three years on from his last visit, Bert Spinks finds a craft beer scene in Iceland that has expanded significantly. He meets the first female led brewery, discovers a world of long happy hours and collaborations and finds common ground with home.

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