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Artisan Brewing: Five Years In Five Beers

Artisan Brewing: Five Years In Five Beers

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.

November 8, 2019 by Guy Southern


Balter Top Australia's Biggest Craft Beer Survey

October 17, 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 10, 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 23, 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 16, 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 4, 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 10, 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 2, 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.


Black Arts: Brand New. Kinda.

April 29, 2019 by Luke Robertson

The beer scene in Melbourne's west – and the country's cluster of barrel-ageing and blending specialists – is set to grow again this week with the launch of Black Arts. Luke Robertson called in.


Boatrocker: Ten Lessons From Ten Years

April 4, 2019 by James Smith

April 2009 sees Melbourne brewery Boatrocker celebrate ten years of brewing. They've gone from early gypsies to barrel-ageing innovators, so we asked them to reflect on what their first decade has taught them.

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