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Festive Adventage

Since their debut in Australia just a handful of years ago, beer-filled advent calendars have become remarkably popular, with thousands expected to be sold this year. Will Ziebell spoke to some of the people putting them together.

September 25th, 2018 by Will Ziebell


Behind Bars: Hopheads

September 24th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Back in the early days of The Crafty Pint, Adrian Chong was one of the keenest beer lovers we'd see at events across Melbourne. Since then, he's opened craft beer bars in Malaysia and recently added a second Hopheads in Melbourne's west.


Beeries Winners 2018

September 21st, 2018 by Crafty Pint

The wider Brisbane beer community came together last night for the annual celebration going by the name The Beeries. There were popular wins aplenty on a night Cameron Dick MP was christened the "Minister for Craft Beer".


Golden Glory For Aussie Brewers In Japan

September 17th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

It's been another successful excursion to the International Beer Cup in Japan for Australian brewers. Both Mountain Goat and Edge picked up gold, silver and bronzes with Brisbane's White Lies completing the picture with a bronze.


Brewers Guild of NZ Awards 2018

September 16th, 2018 by Jono Galuszka

Large foreign-owned breweries took out almost half the beer style trophies at NZ's biggest beer awards last night. Elsewhere there was recognition for Tracy Banner of Sprig & Fern, who is approaching 35 years as a brewer.


The Collaborators: The Barrel Dealer

September 13th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The demand for barrels from craft brewers and small distilleries has grown to such an extent, being a barrel dealer is a viable business. We got in touch with one to find out more.


The Vinification Of Beer

September 11th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Barrel ageing, mixed fermentation and the mimicking of wine in presenting certain beers isn't new. Yet the blurring of lines between beer and wine continues apace. We speak to brewers and somms operating on the frontier.


The Collaborators: Big Malt Thinking Small

September 6th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The rise of craft beer continues to have an affect on the industries surrounding it, with large scale malt producers Joe White and Barrett Burston both introducing new lines designed with small breweries in mind.


Hawkers Takes Out Another Trophy In London

September 4th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

The International Beer Challenge in London has long proved a happy hunting ground for Australian brewers. And, in 2018, it's Hawkers with its hands on silverware again, adding the Brewer of the Year for Oceania to past wins.


Behind Bars: Cambrian Hotel

August 28th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Bendigo's Cambrian Hotel is a fine example of how to embrace the modern beer world without losing touch with heritage, combining good local beer with good food and warm hospitality in a pub altered little from its gold rush origins.

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