8 Wired On Top At NZ Beer Awards

8 Wired won two top gongs at the 2023 New Zealand Beer Awards: Overall Champion NZ Brewing Company and Champion New Zealand Beer. Garage Project claimed a hat-trick, with a third straight Champion Large Brewery trophy.

Steph Howard Secures Another Promotion

Former Indies Young Gun Of The Year Steph Howard has continued her upward trajectory in the beer industry, moving into the role of director of sales and marketing for Barrett Burston from her current position at Cryer Malt.

Craft Beer's Next Generation

Is craft beer becoming cringe or cheugy? Listen to many senior figures and you could easily draw the conclusion Gen Z poses an existential threat but is the industry really engaging with Zoomers? We chatted to craft beer's next generation.

Mighty Craft To Sell Jetty Road And FogHorn

Mighty Craft has announced agreements to sell both Jetty Road and FogHorn. The buyer of either remains unclear with the ASX business stating it is also looking to sell all or part of their stake in Better Beer too.

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Getting Blind With Crafty: Budget Busters

Looking for a crafty drop to fill your fridge that isn't going to break the bank in these straitened times? We lined up a bunch of budget-busting beers for a blind tasting with a difference.

Big Shed Celebrate Brew 1000

Big Shed Brewing have celebrated brew number 1000 by making a beer voted for by the people and the result was a hazy IPA featuring New Zealand hops.

Festive Cheer?

Summer brings with it a raft of beer festivals of all shapes and sizes. But there are concerns about how they will fare this time around as consumers continue to tighten their belts and the costs of staging major events rise.

Epic En Route To Australia

One of New Zealand's craft beer pioneers, Epic, went into liquidation last week. As new owners for the influential are sought, the brewing company's longstanding Aussie importer has assured local fans more Epic is on its way.

Beer Fans Expands Into New Zealand

Beer Fans have announced they're expanding into the New Zealand beer market from August 2023.

The Writer Behind The Beer Drinker's Toolkit

Mick Wüst is one of the most recognisable names on The Crafty Pint; now the award-winning writer is launching his first book. Here he tells us about the Beer Drinker's Toolkit and his longstanding love for the written word.

Meet The New Crafty

Today, we’re delighted to unveil something we’ve been working on for a number of months: a vastly reworked and enhanced version of The Crafty Pint. We hope you like it!

GABS Acquire More Festivals

The GABS team has expanded its festival reach considerably after buying a number of beer and drinks festivals from the Schwartz Family Company. We spoke to GABS owner Mike Bray about the acquisition and their future plans.

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A Full Colour Life: From Brewer To Leader

Most people open a brewery or become brewers because they love making and drinking beer. Yet, as businesses grow and careers progress, brewing can play second fiddle to management tasks requiring very different skills.

Beer Cartel Launch Partnership With First Choice

One of the country's best-known independent retailers has announced a partnership with Coles' First Choice Liquor Markets. Beer Cartel's craft beer packs are now available via the chain, initially for online customers based in NSW.

GABS Craft Beer Can Design Awards Returns For 2023

The GABS Craft Beer Can Design Awards are back for 2023 and breweries have until July 30, 2023 to enter.

Brookvale – Brewing A Beer Paradise?

Brookvale has been hailed as a beer paradise with multiple breweries joining the local scene in recent years. But despite each carving out a niche and being packed to the rafters on weekends, it's not always smooth sailing on the Northern Beaches.

Ale Stars: 15 Years & Still Going Strong

It's an achievement to keep anything going for 15 years, let alone a midweek event at a pub, so hats off to all involved in Ale Stars, the beer appreciation night at The Local Taphouse. Take a trip down Memory Lane with some of them.

Help Us Get Blind: Fridge Fillers

It's been a while between drinks but, after a longer-than-planned hiatus, we're bringing our blind tastings back. First up: less a style, more a vibe (OK, price point), we're putting budget-busting beers to the test.

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