News & Feature Stories

Sensing Something New

Meadmaker Joel Robinson suffered a brain injury while setting up his business that has left him with an incredibly rare condition that makes everything smell rotten. But he's battled through and started winning fans for his unique meads.

December 7th, 2018 by Glen Humphries


Double Ton Up For Radio Brews News

December 6th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Many beer sites, blogs and podcasts have come and gone since the first episode of Radio Brews News was recorded. As the team prepares to mark its 200th episode with a live special, we caught up with Brews News founder Matt Kirkegaard.


Beer Food: The Brewer & The Chocolatier

December 5th, 2018 by Bert Spinks

Seven Sheds and House of Anvers are stalwarts of the burgeoning food-and-booze scene in Tasmania's north-west. Bert Spinks invited them to blend their two worlds – beer and chocolate – as they told him about their traditionalists' approach to production.


Who Brews One Barrel Beers?

December 3rd, 2018 by Will Ziebell

He's worked in the military, the wine industry, been a private investigator and driven trucks around the country. Now, the Too Many Zooz-loving Mark Prior is focused on his beer operation, One Barrel Brewing.


The Most Importantest Beers of 2018

December 1st, 2018 by Judd Owen

What's the best thing about December? No, not the impending summer holidays, the festive season or the music festivals. It's the torrent of Best Of lists. And we're getting in quick this year at The Crafty Pint.


Crafty Crawls: Hobart – The Breweries

November 30th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

In early spring, we revisited our Crafty Crawl guide to Hobart. The first article focused on the city's best beer venues and bottleshops. Now, in part two, we turn the focus to the small breweries and brewing companies that call the city home.


Biz Directory Update

November 29th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

We'll be introducing a few changes, some cosmetic, some more substantial, at The Crafty Pint in the coming weeks. One will see the Business Directory integrated with our brewery, venue and bottleshop directories.


RateBeer Looks To The Antipodes

November 28th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Long-running beer rating service RateBeer, now part-owned by the world's biggest beer company, is introducing new features, including in-app retail, and is using Australia as a testing ground.


Major Brewery Supplier DME Is In Receivership

November 28th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

One of the largest suppliers of brewing equipment, Canada based DME, went into receivership yesterday leaving customers around the world unsure how they will be affected.


Beer Nuts: Haydz Sam

November 26th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

One of the more familiar – and unforgettable – faces around the Melbourne beer scene belongs to Haydz Sam. We chatted to him about beer Big and small, inspirations, dream beers and four blankets' worth of t-shirts.

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