News & Feature Stories

Liberty Triumph At NZ Beer Awards

It was a huge night for Liberty Brewing as they collected a swag of trophies, including Champion Exhibitor. Fork Brewcorp and Lion went back to back as champion breweries too, as Steam Brewing went five for five too.

October 21st, 2019 by Jono Galuszka


The Collaborators: Bluestone Yeast

October 18th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

From brewing yeast pioneer Chris White to an Aussie startup looking to bring locally produced yeast to Aussie brewers, in this Collaborators feature we find out all about the brothers behind Melbourne's Bluestone Yeast.


Balter Top Australia's Biggest Craft Beer Survey

October 17th, 2019 by James Smith

Balter have been voted Australia's best brewery in the biggest ever survey of craft beer drinkers. More than 23,000 people took part in Beer Cartel's annual survey, which is now in its fourth year.


Brew & A: Bright's Reid Stratton

October 16th, 2019 by James Smith

As Bright Brewery prepare to launch their first "Mystery Beer" we caught up with head brewer Reid Stratton. The recent signing from New England Brewing Co has a fascinating past take in Jolly Pumpkin and musical squeaks and farts.


Matilda Bay's Founder To Return

October 15th, 2019 by James Smith

The man credited with kick-starting a revolution in Australian beer is to return to the brewing company he founded. Phil Sexton is to open a Matilda Bay brewery venue in Healesville in partnership with CUB.


Who Brews Reckless Beers?

October 14th, 2019 by Mick Wust

From homebrew in the bathtub to brewpubs in Portland then gypsy brewing in Sydney's Inner West, the story of Reckless Brewing is one of three friends who could have their own sitcom.


Crafty Crawls: Newcastle

October 11th, 2019 by Neil Richardson

Newcastle's history is one of hard working and hard drinking and today the coastal city boasts a plethora of excellent spots to enjoy good beer. The recently built light rail means it's easier than ever to get between them too.


Aussie Beerstagrammers: beerstagram_au

October 10th, 2019 by Guy Southern

As users explore the possibilities within Instagram, beer-loving users are becoming ever more creative. A fine example is Sergio Montenegro, who has started bringing beer labels to vivid live at @beerstagram_au.


The Collaborators: White Labs

October 9th, 2019 by Marie Claire Jarratt

Chris White is a hero among brewers worldwide. His White Labs operation has been supplying a growing number of yeasts to brewers (and winemakers) for decades. We caught up with him when he was speaking at BrewCon.


Crafty Cabal Update - October 2019

October 9th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Want to know what's going on with The Crafty Cabal, our beer lovers bonus scheme? In this update, there's more giveaways, more specials and info on an upcoming event too.

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