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Best New Queensland Beers Of 2021

Best New Queensland Beers Of 2021

Borders have opened and shut, lockdowns have come and gone, but the beer scene in Queensland continues to go from strength to strength. Here we look back over 2021 to shine a light on the brightest beer moments of the year.

December 19, 2021 by Mick Wust


Best New NSW Beers Of 2021

December 17, 2021 by Judd Owen

If you ignore the 107 day lockdown – or even if you can't – there's been much to enjoy and embrace in the NSW beer scene in 2021. Here, Judd Owen looks at the standout beers and highlight moments from the past 12 months.


Best New Tasmanian Beers Of 2021

December 15, 2021 by Dorian Broomhall

For most Aussies, Tasmania has been off limits for much of 2021, which has allowed the island states brewers and beer lovers to get to know each other better than ever. Join us as we round up the year's standout beer highlights.


Brew & A: Ned Bowring

December 14, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Following a long stint of travel, Ned Bowring switched careers to follow his passion for brewing. He then fell for the art of barrel-ageing at Boatrocker, before moving to Hawkers then Deeds, where he's created their first mixed culture beers.


Indie Beer Hits The SCG

December 14, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Fans of cricket and Sydney's indie brewers have been given an early Christmas present. Beers from The Grifter Brewing Co and Young Henrys are now pouring at the SCG after Merivale secured hospitality rights.


Best New WA Beers Of 2021

December 13, 2021 by Guy Southern

Yes, it's that time for The Crafty Pint team and friends to attempt the ever trickier task of encapsulating the best of Aussie craft beer for another year. And once again we kick off our annual Best Of series in Western Australia.


Last Call: Tell Us Your Beer Highlights Of 2021 And Win!

December 10, 2021 by Crafty Pint

Have you enjoyed great beer, great breweries, great venues and great beer experiences in 2021? If so, we want to hear about it! Tell us what's impressed you the most in your local beer scene and you could win more great beer!


The Odd Culture of Newtown

December 9, 2021 by Mick Wust

Sour beer, natural wines, a fine dining menu, European opening hours and a prime spot on Newtown's King Street. The new Odd Culture venue may be difficult to categorise, but it's not difficult to enjoy.


Getting Blind With Crafty: Cold IPAs

December 8, 2021 by James Smith

Something a little different for our last blind tasting of 2021 as we tuck into an emerging style that's only been attempted by a small number of Aussie brewers. So, what did our panel make of the world of cold IPA?


Indies Trophies To Change Hands Following Audit

December 7, 2021 by James Smith

Four state champion trophies from the Indies awards in 2020 and 2021 are changing hands following an independent audit of results. Wildflower, Future Mountain and Mismatch are the new recipients as the audit continues.

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