White Bay Bring In Brand Agency Richards Rose As Equity Partners

White Bay have announced the brand and creative agency, Richards Rose, are joining the Sydney brewery as equity partners. It sees the agency join the brewery's leadership team while also working on all aspects of the White Bay brand.

Bad Shepherd's Founders Emerge From Administration Still In Control

Less than a month after appointing administrators, the founders of Bad Shepherd are out of administration, as of today, and remain in control of their business after their proposal was approved in a creditors' meeting.

Australian Beer Co Acquires Ampersand Projects

Australian Beer Co, the Yenda-based operation owned by Casella Family Brands, has made a move in the world of spirits and RTDs, with the acquisition of Ampersand Projects.

BoozeBud Launches Customer Loyalty Program: BudClub

Online drinks retailer BoozeBud, which was acquired by Hairydog back in May this year​ after going into voluntary administration, has announced a new loyalty program for customers.

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The Exploding Cost Of Brewing Beer

To gain a greater understanding of the challenges facing brewers, we broke down the cost of brewing Hawkers' trophy-winning West Coast IPA, and how those costs have exploded in recent years.

AMSAT: Adelaide's New, Locally-Focused Maltster

AMSAT Character Malts is a new malting company based in South Australia which has just launched a range of specialty malts for craft brewers and distillers. But it's also steeped in malting history.

Getting Blind With Crafty: Mexican Lagers

For our Mexican lager blind tasting, we veered a little from our usual approach and included some of the biggest names in the world alongside the Aussies. The big question: could a local hero claim the crown...?

Be Part Of Pint Of Origin 2024

The Crafty Pint's annual celebration of the wide world of beer, Pint of Origin, returns to Melbourne from May 10 to 19 next year. If you'd like your venue to be involved, we're currently taking expressions of interest.

The Hop Selectors: Harvest Time In The Pacific Northwest

Some of Australia and New Zealand's top brewers have been in the US, touring hop regions and selecting the hops they reckon will work best in their upcoming beers. We chatted to two of them on their return.

Konvoy Raise Capital As Their Expansion Into Europe Grows

The keg poolers and trackers at Konvoy have announced a major capital raise and signed up a first wave of European customers to their tracking platform, Konvoy Cloud.

Su Legno: Something New From Something Old

As the craft beer industry develops, there can be a tendency to feel like too many breweries are following the same hoppy and hazy path. Su Legno are a new Adelaide outfit forging their own path with a passion for wood.

Frenchies Double Their Production Capacity

Sydney's Frenchies Brewery have just switched their new production online which will double their capacity. The expansion has also seen them recruit a new head brewer in Sam McDonough who is formally of Stone & Wood.

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Keeping Live Music Alive

It's been a tough year for many indie breweries and the same can be said for grassroots live music venues. Combined with a rise in "indie washing", the situation has led The Wheaty and other SA venues to band together.

Applications Open For GABS Up & Coming Bars

The GABS team open applications from the country's newer brewing companies to appear on the Up & Coming Bars when the festival returns in May and June 2024.

Sydney Beer Week To Return In 2024

​Sydney Beer Week is to return in 2024, bringing to an end a six-year beer week drought for the city's beer lovers. We spoke to the duo behind its comeback about their plans to breathe fresh life into the city's beer scene next October.

IBA Seeking Expressions Of Interest For HR Providers

​The Independent Brewers Association are looking for HR providers to support their members through a range of activities. Expressions of interest close on October 27, 2023 with full details below.

Bad Shepherd Enter Voluntary Administration

Bad Shepherd have this week entered voluntary administration as they undertake a financial restructuring of the business. But the founders say it remains business as usual for customers and employees.

BentSpoke's Brewpub Wins AHA Award For Excellence

​BentSpoke's Braddon brewpub has secured the top spot in the Best Traditional Pub, Inn or Tavern category and Employee Excellence in Service for a staff member at the ACT Australian Hotels & Accommodation Association awards.

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