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2022: Craft Beer's Strangest Year Yet?

2022: Craft Beer's Strangest Year Yet?

Lockdowns are a thing of the past yet 2022 is proving to be another grim year for many in the beer industry. We ask why, and look at what can be done to ensure better days lie ahead.

August 9, 2022 by Will Ziebell


Who Brews On King Island?

August 8, 2022 by Will Ziebell

King Island is rugged and isolated but, just like a growing number of small communities, it's also home to a brewery. We caught up with the family behind King Island Brewhouse to find out about living and making beer in the Bass Strait.


Sydney Brewery & Wayward Triumph At Sydney Royal Beer Awards

August 6, 2022 by Crafty Pint

A trio of past winners enjoyed more trophy success at the 2022 Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Awards. The champion beer trophies were claimed by Sydney Brewery, Wayward Brewing and the Australian Brewery.


Brew & A: Tim Miller

August 4, 2022 by James Smith

Brewmanity finally broke ground last month at the site will become home to their brewpub in early 2023. We dropped by for a look, but also to chat to the man they've signed as head brewer ahead of the grand opening.


The Story Of: Lark Imperial JSP

August 2, 2022 by Will Ziebell

It's not hard to find barrel-aged beers in winter but Wolf of the Willows' Lark Imperial JSP still manages to stand out. As brewer and distiller celebrate the fifth vintage of their collaboration, we take a deep dive with Wolf co-founder Scott McKinnon.


Who Brews Communion Beers?

August 1, 2022 by Will Ziebell

They started out brewing tiny batches of beer for their café called The Chapel and now the Turners welcome guests to enjoy communion at their brewery-meets-restaurant in North West Tasmania too.


Crafty Crawls: Freo Beer-Ho II – Day Two

July 29, 2022 by Graham Frizzell

All aboard the Freo Beer Bus! Graham Frizzell completes his jaunt around Fremantle's beeriest haunts by hopping on the Blue CAT for a trip featuring a brewery-distillery, an OG crafty bottlo, a hotdog hotspot and more.


Bells Beach Brewing Surf Onto Bigger Waves

July 28, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Torquay can be a little quiet over winter but Bells Beach Brewing have been making the most of it. They've just completed an expansion that will see them double their output and are working towards gaining B Corp certification.


Nowhereman: Five Years In Five Beers

July 27, 2022 by Guy Southern

Five years ago to the day, Nowhereman opened the doors to their West Leederville brewpub for the first time. Here, the team reflects on five years of meaningful fun via five of their favourite beers.


Who Brews At Scarborough Harbour?

July 25, 2022 by Matt Aitken

A trip to Canada inspired Sonia and Guy Schweitzer to open a craft brewery close to their home on the Redcliffe Peninsula. They finally achieved their dream this Easter, so we called in to check it out.

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