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Open And Shut: Omicron Crushes Hospo's Summer Comeback

Open And Shut: Omicron Crushes Hospo's Summer Comeback

Far from the new year bringing new hope, the beer and hospo industries face arguably their toughest period of the pandemic – and without government support. We spoke to business owners across the country as Omicron runs rampant.

January 6, 2022 by Crafty Pint


The Year Of No Booze

January 5, 2022 by Will Ziebell

In 2020, Australia witnessed the launch of a number of alcohol-free brewing companies and brands, and in 2021 sales rocketed, quality rose and options blossomed. As 2022 starts, look at why booze-free beer has struck such a chord.


Brisbane's Rising Brewtide

January 4, 2022 by Brad Gellert

Brewtide is a new brewery venue created within one of Brisbane's most high profile new developments. We caught up with head brewer Gavin Croft to find out more about his plans for the brewing arm of Craft'd Grounds in Albion.


The Crafty Pint's Biggest Stories Of 2021

December 31, 2021 by James Smith

From brewery sales to the rise of hazy pales, homebrand beers to wild frontiers, and winners to those tackling sinners, here's a look back at some of the biggest stories to appear on The Crafty Pint in 2021.


The Best Of The Territories In 2021

December 30, 2021 by James Smith

Time to wrap up our state by state by territories wrap of the year in beer that was 2021 with a look back over the past 12 months in the ACT and NT, a time in which the beer scenes in both territories have been expanding.


Who Brews Golden West Beers?

December 29, 2021 by Guy Southern

Golden West Brewing Co bears a name familiar to many in WA, and now the brewing company has a home of its own. The mates behind the Perth brewing company opened the doors to their Subiaco brewpub just before Christmas.


Best New SA Beers Of 2021

December 23, 2021 by Matt King

With Christmas approaching, we head to SA for the sixth of our features looking back at the past year in beer. Which beers stood out from the crowd, what impressed readers, and what can we look forward to in 2022?


Brew & A: Eden Pink

December 22, 2021 by Will Ziebell

When Eden Pink got a hospitality job working for Prancing Pony, she hadn't considered becoming a brewer. Five years on she's senior brewer at the Adelaide Hills outfit and her likeness decorates their new Pinkers beer too.


Best New Victorian Beers Of 2021

December 21, 2021 by James Smith

For Victorians, 2021 was for too close a carbon copy of 2020 for comfort, but there were beer highlights aplenty. Here we look back on a year of great beer, close shaves, and brave leadership that shone through the lockdowns.


The Collaborators: Mind And Strength Support

December 20, 2021 by Will Ziebell

David Spargo is a Melburnian with a background in hospitality and social work who's decided to combine his two careers to provide better mental health support for managers and owners in small venues and breweries.

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