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The Big Issue: Ownership Revisited

Back in 2015, we looked at brewing company ownership, which was becoming a topic for regular discussion in the industry. Now, following a slew of acquisitions last year and with the launch of an independence seal, we take another deep dive.

May 9th, 2018 by Crafty Pint


Howzat! 4 Pines Hits The SCG

April 20th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

New partnerships that would have been unthinkable a few years ago continued to be forged. 4 Pines has followed its deal with Manly Ferries by creating its own bar at the SCG, while Newstead will have its beers served on Queensland's long distance trains.


Going Green: Sustainable Brewing

March 20th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Brewing is, by its nature, an industry that's high on consumption – and we don't just mean in terms of beer drinking. Here, we kick off a new series, Going Green, that looks at sustainable practices within the Australian beer industry.


Getting Merry On The Ferry

March 13th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

4 Pines has struck up a deal with the company responsible for bringing many visitors to their Manly brewpub over the years. It means you'll now find 4 Pines bars on four of the ferries operated by Harbour City Ferries.


AB InBev Buys 4 Pines

September 22nd, 2017 by Crafty Pint

In news that will send shockwaves through the Australian beer industry, it has been announced today that AB InBev has taken 100 percent ownership of 4 Pines. It is the global brewing giant's first Australian purchase since merging with SABMiller.


4 Pines: Behind The Sale

September 22nd, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Following a courtship of more than 12 months, 4 Pines today became a 100 percent owned subsidiary of AB InBev. We spoke to brewery co-founder Jaron Mitchell and Peter Filipovic at AB InBev to find out more on the background to the sale.


Craft Beer Awards Winners 2017

July 27th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Dainton Family Brewery, 4 Pines, Fixation and the Wheaty Brewing Corps were the big winners at the 2017 Craft Beer Awards, collecting the major trophies at the Independent Brewers Association's big night in Adelaide.


Strength In Numbers

July 4th, 2017 by Kerry McBride

Just weeks after the CBIA became the Independent Brewers Association, the body has released research showing Australia’s independent beer industry now includes more than 400 breweries, generating $740 million in economic output in one year.


Enjoy By

July 3rd, 2017 by Kerry McBride

Some breweries print a best before or packaged date on the label, some put a date on the bottle, others have nothing at all. For the consumer standing in a bottleshop, how are they to know what’s new, what’s old, and what’s been kept in a warm warehouse for months?


Crafty Crawls: Manly & The Rocks

March 20th, 2017 by Judd Owen

In the ten months since we published our first Crafty Crawl, we've somehow never managed to feature any water-based travel. But not more is that the case, as Judd Owen embarks on one taking in Manly, The Rocks and a ferry.

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