News & Feature Stories

Who Brews Heroes & Villains?

Inspired by Queens Of The Stone Age, long-term homebrewer and erstwhile salesy Shannon Mizen has launched Heroes and Villains on a brewery out the back of a Swan Valley winery. Guy Southern got in touch to find out more.

October 2nd, 2018 by Guy Southern


Advancing Beer Education

October 1st, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Matt Marinich has been one of the leaders when it comes to education in the Australian beer world for years. And this month, he's become an Advanced Cicerone, the first in Australia – and, indeed, the Southern Hemisphere.


Crafty Crawls: Hobart – The Venues

September 28th, 2018 by Bert Spinks

Whether it's classic pubs with great beer on tap, sparkling new brewpubs, journeys into beer's past or brewing by the waterfront, there's plenty to enjoy in Hobart these days. In our updated Crafty Crawl, part one takes in the city's beer venues.


Australian Beer Festivals 2018/19

September 27th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

For beer lovers, there's never been more opportunity to enjoy beer in the company of thousands with all manner of beer festivals taking place across the country. Here's our guide to where and when to find them.


Crafty Dozen – September 2018

September 27th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

It's that time again... We've added another dozen new breweries, bars and bottleshops to the Crafty directory since our last update so here they are in case you missed them first time around, covering the south of WA to the north of Brisbane.


Who Brews Bucket Beers?

September 26th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

They're bringing local beer to the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, brew in an old powerstation overlooking a river and their name has one heck of a convoluted backstory involving kids and dogs. Meet Bucket Brewery.


Festive Adventage

September 25th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Since their debut in Australia just a handful of years ago, beer-filled advent calendars have become remarkably popular, with thousands expected to be sold this year. Will Ziebell spoke to some of the people putting them together.


Behind Bars: Hopheads

September 24th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Back in the early days of The Crafty Pint, Adrian Chong was one of the keenest beer lovers we'd see at events across Melbourne. Since then, he's opened craft beer bars in Malaysia and recently added a second Hopheads in Melbourne's west.


Crafty Crawls: Fortitude Valley

September 21st, 2018 by Mick Wust

As the fifth Beer InCider festival hit Brisbane, we took to the streets of Fortitude Valley to check out the craftiest offerings for another in our ongoing Crafty Crawls series.


Beeries Winners 2018

September 21st, 2018 by Crafty Pint

The wider Brisbane beer community came together last night for the annual celebration going by the name The Beeries. There were popular wins aplenty on a night Cameron Dick MP was christened the "Minister for Craft Beer".

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