News & Feature Stories

Major Brewery Supplier DME Is In Receivership

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.

November 28th, 2018 by Crafty Pint


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.


The Beer Festival Six-Pack

November 21st, 2018 by Crafty Pint

As beer festival season hots up, we chat to the BeerFest team running no less than six major events across the country to find out more about the people behind the festivals and how they're navigating an increasingly busy market.


Who Brews Forktree Beers?

November 20th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

It turns out turning an old shearing shed into a brewery can take a fair old while. But with all approvals finally signed off this month and guests now welcome at Forktree Brewery, we got in touch with founder Ben Hatcher to find out more.


Where Next For The Wig & Pen?

November 19th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

In June 2019, Canberra's Wig & Pen will turn 25. But, following its owners decision to sell, it's likely a new chapter will be underway in the brewery's tale. We chatted to Lachie McOmish about his decision and hopes for the future.


SA's Beer Industry Pays Tribute To Marco Bona

November 16th, 2018 by Matt King

Marco Bona, the founder of Libation Army and a hugely popular figure in the SA beer scene passed away suddenly recently. The local beer industry has come together to create Marco Hour in support of his family.

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