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Small Brewers. Bigger Beers

There could be good news on the horizon for Newcastle's small brewers following an announcement that a trial from Sydney's Inner West is set for the city and would allow them to sell full-sized beers instead of just tasters to customers.

December 20th, 2018 by Neil Richardson


Crafty Crawls: Hobart – The Breweries

November 30th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

In early spring, we revisited our Crafty Crawl guide to Hobart. The first article focused on the city's best beer venues and bottleshops. Now, in part two, we turn the focus to the small breweries and brewing companies that call the city home.


Who Brews Left Barrel Beers?

November 6th, 2018 by Matt King

Brad Bown is on a mission to bring more farmhouse style beers to the Australian beer scene from his brewery home in the Adelaide Hills. Matt King caught up with him to find out more for our Who Brews...? series.


Spirituous Away

October 10th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The rise of craft brewers and distillers is creating ever more chances for cross-pollination. As Wolf of the Willows launches its Barrel Exchange Program with Lark, we speak to them as well as the small Gippsland operation blending boozes in house.


Crafty Crawls: Hobart – The Venues

September 28th, 2018 by Bert Spinks

Whether it's classic pubs with great beer on tap, sparkling new brewpubs, journeys into beer's past or brewing by the waterfront, there's plenty to enjoy in Hobart these days. In our updated Crafty Crawl, part one takes in the city's beer venues.


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.


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.


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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