News & Feature Stories

Best New Beers Of 2018: An Introduction

Ahead of our state by state by territory look at the best new releases of 2018, we thought we'd take an overarching look at how we go about it and the challenges inherent in attempting such a task in this crazily busy beer world.

December 20th, 2018 by Crafty Pint


The Abbotsford Renaissance

December 19th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

In recent times, you were more likely to see FOR LEASE signs going up on Abbotsford's historic pubs. But that's all changing, as new owners have injected life into a trio of pubs, helping turn it into one of Melbourne's best 'burbs for good beer.


The Incubators: Batch Brewing

December 17th, 2018 by Nick Oscilowski

As they prepare to turn five, we look at how Batch has acted as an incubator for so much talent in and around the Sydney beer scene through the eyes of its founders and those who've worked there over the years.


Beer Garden Brews

December 17th, 2018 by Alexis Buxton-Collins

After a career in the mines, the Butterworths moved to Port Lincoln with their kids for a seachange. They took over a mothballed bakery and now the grain deliveries are flowing again to fill the mash tun at Beer Garden Brewing.


The Story Of: Pacific Ale

December 14th, 2018 by James Smith

As 2018 draws to a close, Stone & Wood has been celebrating a decade of brewing. That means its first beer, Draught Ale or, as it became later, Pacific Ale, is ten too. Here, we trace its story and weigh its role in the growth of craft beer.


Hottest 100 Beers: Memory Lane

December 13th, 2018 by Pete Mitcham

Other than the poll's founders, few people have been as close to the annual Hottest 100 Craft Beers poll as Pete "Prof Pilsner" Mitcham. As voting opens for year eleven, he takes a look back down Memory Lane at its evolution.


Who Brews Mephisto Beers?

December 12th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

It's been a while now since we first spoke to Pete Wellington of Mephisto as part of a look at the next wave of SA brewers. Now, with his beers a regular fixture at indie venues in Adelaide, we went back to find out more.


Paying For Beer

December 12th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

As Endeavour becomes the first Australian brewing company to launch a public equity crowdfunding campaign, we look at the growing number of options on the table for brewery owners looking to build their businesses.


Aussie Beerstagrammers: Beers In The Sun

December 11th, 2018 by Guy Southern

Summer's here so it must be time for beers in the sun. Or, more accurately, Beers In The Sun, the unique Instagram account featuring illustrations of Aussie beer cans.


Getting Blind With Crafty: NEIPAs

December 10th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

For the first time in many years of running blind tastings, we've had a brewery go back to back in top spot. In our final panel tasting of 2018, we looked at NEIPAs from breweries across Australia and here's how they fared.

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