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The Big Issue: Copyright Or Wrong?

Borrowing from pop culture is one way in which many breweries have fun with their beers and branding. But is there a danger of overstepping the mark? And what are the consequences for anyone that does?

August 2nd, 2018 by Will Ziebell


AB InBev Buys Online Retailer BoozeBud

August 1st, 2018 by Crafty Pint

The world's largest beer company has moved into the local retail market with the acquisition of online business BoozeBud. AB InBev's global venture capital arm, ZX Ventures, announced the purchase today.


Crafty Dozen – July 2018

July 30th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

It's time to round up the dozen most recent new additions to the Crafty Pint directory in case you missed them when they were first posted. Here it's all breweries and bars, hailing from along the East Coast and across to Margaret River too.


Keg Bottle Can: A New Guide To Aussie Beer

July 27th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Local beer lovers are in for a treat in the coming weeks as two new books are released in the lead up to Father's Day. One of them comes from Luke Robertson, founder of the Ale Of A Time blog and podcast, beer writer, host and more.


Best Beers Of 2018 – So Far

July 26th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

With the number of breweries continuing to grow and many putting out more limited releases, it's ever harder to keep track of everything. But, with the help of 60-odd contributors, here's our take on the best new releases of 2018 to date.


The Smith Street Beer

July 25th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

A tradition at Brisbane's Beer InCider Experience is for the headline band to brew a beer. For the 2018 festival, this has seen The Smith Street Band create an IPA with the crew set to open a brewpub in Smith Street: Fixation.


Who Brews Baffle Beers?

July 24th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Since 2015, Baffle Creek has been introducing the people of rural Queensland to German style lagers as well as rather less traditional ales. We spoke to the German couple behind the brewery for our Who Brews...? series.


The Collaborators: House Of Malt

July 23rd, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Another small business created to support the local craft beer industry is up and running in Ballarat. House of Malt is a small malthouse specialising in creating small batch, floor malted varieties.


Beer Travel: Thirsty In Hungary

July 20th, 2018 by Bert Spinks

Our resident wanderer (can you be such a thing?), Bert Spinks has been soaking up the good times in Budapest. Join him as he calls in on the pioneers of Hungary's craft beer scene.


Who Brews DooLittle Beers?

July 19th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

He fell for good beer after getting a taste of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale decades ago but, arguably, Australia's domestic lagers did more to inspire Paul Nickodem to launch a brewing company. As his second beer launches, we find out more.

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