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Best New ACT Beers Of 2017

Best New ACT Beers Of 2017

With new openings, new venues and growth aplenty, it's been a big year in beer for the nation's capital. Here, we sift through around 40 new releases from ACT's brewing companies and try to agree upon the best.

January 2, 2018 by Patrick Baggoley


Crafty Crawls: Brisbane's Suburban Bars II

November 13, 2017 by Julia Charalambous

In part two of her Crawl through Brisbane's 'burbs, Julia Charalambous heads to the south. There, new breweries sit alongside crafty venues and bottleshops to offer locals plenty of the good stuff, often as fresh as you could wish for.


Tap Contracts Here To Stay

July 13, 2017 by Kerry McBride

Small, independent Australian brewers didn't get the news they were hoping for today. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released the results of its multi-year investigation into tap access and declared the status quo was here to stay.


Australian International Beer Awards Winners 2017

May 19, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Last night's beer awards in Melbourne put the seal on an incredible first year for Balter as the Gold Coast brewery took out three major trophies. They were among several multiple winners, which included several locals and Dagon from Myanmar.


The Big Issue: Weird Beers

May 19, 2017 by Crafty Pint

It's that time of year when more new beers hit the market than at any other thanks in part to GABS. A good percentage will be highly experimental or outright odd, with the oddest tending to gain the most media hype. But is all news good news?


The Secret Brewer: Gypsy Brewing Pt II

March 29, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Yesterday, we launched a new series, The Secret Brewer, in which an unnamed brewer laid out their concerns about gypsy and contract brewing. Today, brewers from here and overseas respond to the points raised in the article.


The Secret Brewer: Gypsy Brewing

March 28, 2017 by Crafty Pint

The Secret Brewer is a new series in which a local brewer lets off steam about an issue that's troubling them. First up: gypsy brewers. Tomorrow, we'll present responses to the points raised by our mystery brewer in part two.


Best New ACT Beers of 2016

January 3, 2017 by Patrick Baggoley

We may have crossed the threshold into 2017, but we've still got one final blast from the year just gone. Completing our around-the-country best new beers review comes our panel's pick from ACT's burgeoning beer scene.


BentSpoke Shifts Up A Gear

November 15, 2016 by Patrick Baggoley

Canberra brewpub BentSpoke is getting closer to opening its second production facility. Already the canning line there is up and running. Patrick Baggoley caught up with co-founder Richard Watkins at the launch of the first two canned beers.


Gage Roads' Return To Independence

August 30, 2016 by Crafty Pint

With many observers of the local beer world awaiting news of the next significant brewery buy out since Asahi took control of Mountain Goat, WA's Gage Roads is going the other way and buying back shares from Woolworths.

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