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Through The Looking Glass III

After a hiatus in 2018 (for reasons I can't recall) we're back with our New Year's Day look ahead at what the future might hold for the local beer world: what to look out for and where we might be headed.

January 1st, 2020 by James Smith


Best New Queensland Beers Of 2019

December 31st, 2019 by Mick Wust

The beer industry in Queensland keeps growing and changing, and even the drinkers are changing. But the more things change, the more they stay the same: great beer came out of the Sunshine State again in 2019.


Best New ACT Beers Of 2019

December 30th, 2019 by Mat Farrington

It's been an up and down year for ACT's beer scene with the capital's big two continuing to kick goals and new brewing companies launching yet with Wig & Pen and Pact calling it a day. Here, we look at the best new beers of 2019.


Best New Tasmanian Beers Of 2019

December 28th, 2019 by Dorian Broomhall

The past decade has seen the number of brewing companies in Tasmania rise from just seven to nearly forty. Here, we take a look back at the past twelve months via the prism of the best new releases from the state's brewers.


Crafty's Advent Calendar

December 27th, 2019 by James Smith

If you'd like to check out our look back at the 2010s in Advent Calendar form, here's all 25 entries gathered in one interactive PDF. Open it in Acrobat to see who's behind each door and click each one to be taken to that day's entry.


Best New SA Beers Of 2019

December 27th, 2019 by Matt King

There are close to 70 brewing companies in SA now, and around 250 new beers were released in 2019. Matt King pulled together the thoughts of experts from across the state to compile our Best New SA Beers Of 2019 feature.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Phil Sexton

December 25th, 2019 by James Smith

He kicked the contemporary craft beer scene in WA in the early 80s and recently announced his return to Matilda Bay on a mission to reclaim its lost iconic status. We close out of end-of-decade series with Phil Sexton.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Wheaty Jade

December 24th, 2019 by James Smith

From within the four walls of a corner pub in Thebarton, Jade Flavell, her colleagues and staff have not just blazed a trail for beer and beer venues in Australia but inspired and influenced thousands too.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Will Feral

December 23rd, 2019 by James Smith

He was a crap sales rep but turned out to be a bloody good brewer and these days leads the weay for Feral following the WA brewery's sale to CCA. He's also a goose's best friend; on day 23 of our Advent Calendar it's Will Irving.


Best New Victorian Beers Of 2019

December 23rd, 2019 by James Smith

Whether you're hot for hazies or have a passion for the puckering, there was much to enjoy from Victorian brewers in 2019. Such beers dominate our list, joined by a couple of lagers and a rich stout.

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