News & Feature Stories

The Milkman Of Human Kindness

For the past century, you were only ever likely to find lactose – AKA milk sugar – in the occasional sweet stout. These days, it's cropping up everywhere. Brewer and beer scholar Chris Brady examines why.

January 16th, 2019 by Chris Brady


A Decade Of Oscar's Glory

January 14th, 2019 by James Smith

Ten years ago, one of the best places to find a wide range of craft beer around Melbourne was a little bar in the Dandenongs. As Oscar's Alehouse's owners embark on a new beery venture, we invite them to reflect on a decade of beers.


Who Brews Styx Beers?

January 10th, 2019 by Neil Richardson

Styx is one of the smallest and newest breweries in New South Wales, brewing out of an old coal testing shed in Newcastle. We got in touch with the team there to find out more about them for our Who Brews...? series.


Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Of 2018: The Voters

January 9th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Voting is underway for the biggest public choice poll in the Aussie beer world. But faced with picking just five beers from thousands, how do you go about voting? And who's going to win? We posed questions of some of the nation's keenest beer lovers.


Brewed For Brendale

January 8th, 2019 by Matt Aitken

When we ran our Best New Queensland Beers Of 2018 feature, there was an honourable mention for a tiny brewery in Brisbane's northern suburbs. We soaked up the welcoming locals vibe at Brendale Brewing Co to find out more.


Beer Nuts: Dave Croft

January 7th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Dave Croft is a man who likes to travel for beer. While many beer geeks make outrageous detours to drink beer from the source, Dave is truly a persistent pilgrim. We caught up with him to find out how it all started and how he plans to spend his 40th.


Aussie Exports: Lost And Grounded – Revisited

January 4th, 2019 by Neil Richardson

The very first entry in our Aussie Exports series featured the couple behind Lost and Grounded in the UK. They've since gone on to great things so, on a recent trip to his homeland, Neil Richardson called in to find out more.


Best New ACT Beers Of 2018

January 3rd, 2019 by Mat Farrington

We wrap up our look at the year in beer for 2018 in the nation's capital as Mat Farrington, the man behind CanBEERra, collates the thoughts of two dozen ACT beer aficionados to see what's impressed most in the past 12 months.


Brisbane's Beer Yogi

January 2nd, 2019 by Mick Wust

Looking for a fun way to balance your festive (or year round) indulgences? Mick Wust joins yoga instructor Sammy Ball for a few sessions – with beer at the heart of it all.


The Best Of The Crafty Pint In 2018

January 1st, 2019 by Nick Oscilowski

For a final reflection on 2018, here's a look back at the year through the eyes of The Crafty Pint writers who spent their time covering the biggest year yet for Australian beer – as well as some of our coverage from beyond these shores.

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