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Crafty Dozen – January 2019

After a rush to start the new year and with more waiting in the wings, it's time to round up the most recent new additions to our brewery, venue and bottleshop directories with a dozen(ish) stretching from Albany in WA to a trio in Brisbane.

January 28th, 2019 by Crafty Pint


Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Of 2018: The Results

January 27th, 2019 by Crafty Pint

Well, what an interesting countdown that has proven to be. The top four might not have changed but there's some big wins for some unlikely newcomers and big drops for the breweries that are now part of bigger brewing companies.


Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Of 2018: Infographic

January 27th, 2019 by Crafty Pint

The results of the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2018 have been revealed, which means it's time for the annual Crafty Pint infographic! We pored over the results and made them into pictures for your visual pleasure!


Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Of 2018: Analysis

January 27th, 2019 by Crafty Pint

Maybe there's as much of the data nerd as the beer nerd within the Crafty team but we do enjoying taking the Hottest 100 results and seeing what, if anything can be surmised. And here's what we came up with from the 2018 results.


Black Hops Set Crowdfunding First

January 25th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Just six days after opening their equity crowdfunding campaign to the public, Black Hops​ have reached their maximum fundraising target of $400,000 – and broken a few records in the process.


New Year. Lucky Beer

January 24th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

It's fair to say the Australian beer world isn't the most culturally diverse of places. But, as Chinese New Year approaches, the team at Temple is hoping to showcase aspects of that country's culture through a new "lucky ale".


Locals Heroes

January 22nd, 2019 by Will Ziebell

They rarely rise to become big sellers for the breweries that make them and are often lagers or approachable pale ales, yet that hasn't stop a growing number of local brewers launching beers with their locals and locale front and centre.


Who Brews Seven Mile Beers?

January 21st, 2019 by Chris Brady

After stints at Riverside and 4 Pines, Matt Wilson headed to Ballina to join his dad Lou and launch their own brewery. Within months, they'd snagged an Indies gold and discovered there was huge appetite for their beers.


Beer Travel: The Adelaide Hills

January 18th, 2019 by Matt King

Once better known for its wines, the Adelaide Hills have become a treasure trove for beer lovers. Here, Matt King takes a meandering tour through the many breweries, beer venues and bottleshops that are found throughout.


Brew & A: Jack Purser

January 17th, 2019 by Crafty Pint

Indian Ocean Brewing Co, found in a marina on Perth's northern fringe, is a much-changed brewery from three years ago. Much of that is down to head brewer Jack Purser, so we decided to find out more about him.

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