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Behind Bars: Beer Cartel At Ten

What started as two guys hand-packing boxes of beer to put in the mail has grown into one of Australia's largest online beer retailers. It's fair to say Beer Cartel have come a long way in ten years.

November 28th, 2019 by Mick Wust


Sailing On A Black Flag

November 26th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

When the 75th Sydney To Hobart Yacht Race takes place this summer, the local beer world will have skin in the game. Gold Coast brewery Black Hops are sponsoring 114-year-old spinnaker Katwincher.


Artisan Brewing: Five Years In Five Beers

November 8th, 2019 by Guy Southern

They're one of the smallest brewing operations in Australia but Artisan and their Belgian-inspired ales punch well above their weight. As they celebrate a half decade of brewing, we look back over those five years via five beers.


Balter Top Australia's Biggest Craft Beer Survey

October 17th, 2019 by James Smith

Balter have been voted Australia's best brewery in the biggest ever survey of craft beer drinkers. More than 23,000 people took part in Beer Cartel's annual survey, which is now in its fourth year.


Aussie Beerstagrammers: beerstagram_au

October 10th, 2019 by Guy Southern

As users explore the possibilities within Instagram, beer-loving users are becoming ever more creative. A fine example is Sergio Montenegro, who has started bringing beer labels to vivid live at @beerstagram_au.


Three Cheers For Shepparton

September 23rd, 2019 by Mick Wust

Shepparton is a regional Victorian city that hasn't had its own brewery for a hundred years. So what will it look like now three new breweries are set to come to town within 12 months of each other?


The Blackhearts Family Story

September 16th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

The success of local producers is regularly lauded on these pages and elsewhere. But the achievements of Paul and Jess Ghaie in the world of good booze retail are as worthy of recognition as any indie brewer or winemaker.


Have Your Say On Australian Beer

July 4th, 2019 by Crafty Pint

The fourth edition of Beer Cartel's annual Australian Craft Beer Survey kicks off today, seeking to create a snapshot of trends within the local beer world. It's the biggest survey of its kind and you're invited to take part.


Crafty Crawls: Melbourne CBD – South

May 10th, 2019 by Kerry McBride

The beer offering in Melbourne's CBD has come a long way since we ran our first Crafty Crawl guide. So it's time to rework it into a two-parter. Here, we kick off in the city's southern half.


Brew & A: Ken Friend

May 2nd, 2019 by Mick Wust

He went from homebrewing in the Air Force to trainee brewer to head brewer in just a year. Now settled in at the helm of 4 Hearts in Ipswich, we invited Ken Friend to be part of our Brew & A series.

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