News & Feature Stories

The Collaborators: Craft's Can Pioneers

Ahead of the announcement of the first GABS Can Design Awards, we chatted to the people who helped spark the craft beer's move into cans two decades ago, Canada's Cask.

August 27, 2020 by Will Ziebell


Father's Day 2020 Gift Guide

August 26, 2020 by Crafty Pint

Father's Day is approaching fast and that means heaps of gift ideas for dad from Australia's beer world. We're compiling all those we hear about in one place for you.


Mid Strength, Max Satire

August 25, 2020 by George Levi

Jason Mangelsdorf is a Brisbane local who's regularly hosted art shows at legendary bar The Scratch and has also combined his love for MAD Magazines and XXXX to create MID Magazine. George Levi sat down with him to find out more.


A Crafty Pint AppDate

August 24, 2020 by Crafty Pint

As breweries and venues began to reopen across Australia, we realised one of the best ways we could help beer lovers #keepinglocalalive was to make the free Crafty Pint app as comprehensive as possible. Now we'd love your help filling any gaps.


Ya Wee Blasta!

August 22, 2020 by Guy Southern

Blasta cleaned up at the 2020 Perth Royal Beer Awards, claiming four trophies including Champion Small Brewery and Champion Beer. It was a great night for home state brewers, with WA taking out almost every title.


Brewers Celebrate Keg Theft Result

August 21, 2020 by James Smith

Late last year, a spate of keg thefts was brought into the public eye by WA's brewers. With two men now sentenced, they're hoping it serves as a warning to people unaware of the serious and costly impact of such actions.


Modus Of The Merewether

August 20, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Modus Operandi are set to build a second brewery. They've been granted approval for a site in Newcastle, where they're planning a sustainable venue close to where co-owner Grant Wearin's grandfather used to run the corner store.


Pirate Life Perth Takes Shape

August 19, 2020 by Guy Southern

Just under a year after the plans were unveiled, construction begins today on what will become Pirate Life's Perth brewery venue. The 1,000 capacity venue will house what will be Pirate Life's third brewery.


The Big Issue: The Future Of Beer Fests

August 19, 2020 by Will Ziebell

How will beer festivals look in a post-COVID world? We chat to the organisers of those still going ahead in 2020 and others who've had to adapt about the future of major events in the local beer world.


Postcards from the Edge No.49: Wombating COVID

August 17, 2020 by James Smith

Three years ago, KAIJU! founders Nat and Callum Reeves chatted about collaborating with a New York brewery. When the pandemic shut the world down, instead of putting an end to such talk, it sparked Mortal Wombat.

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