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Bottling The Farm

Van Dieman has released the first two of its "estate ales" – beers brewed with ingredients grown and sourced entirely on Will Tatchell's family farm south of Launceston. Bert Spinks joined him for a tasting and tour of the farm he's finally bottled.

December 13th, 2017 by Bert Spinks


Confusion Deposit Scheme

November 27th, 2017 by Will Ziebell

New legislation designed to tackle litter in New South Wales is set to go live this Friday. Yet there are serious and growing concerns throughout the craft beer industry that the scheme is flawed and is set to affect small brewers disproportionately.


Crafty Crawls: The Hunter Valley

November 24th, 2017 by Neil Richardson

It's not all wine, you know. The Hunter Valley now has four breweries amid the vines. Neil Richardson took a tour of them all for this Crafty Crawl.


I'd Buy That For A Dollar

November 21st, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Wu-Tang Clan, Papua New Guinean bank notes, Norwegian farmhouse brewing, truffle cheese, German techno DJs and pseudo-Lambic ales... It's fair to say Ballarat based Dollar Bill Brewing isn't your common or garden brewing company. We caught up with the couple behind it.


Crafty Crawls: Brisbane's Suburban Bars II

November 13th, 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.


Crafty Crawls: Brisbane's Suburban Bars I

November 10th, 2017 by Julia Charalambous

Breweries and venues serving up the good stuff are popping up further and further away from Brisbane's CBD. Here, in part one of a two-part Crafty Crawl, Jules Charalambous checks out some gems in Brisbane's northside.


Price Wars Revisited

November 6th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Back in May, we ran a two-part Secret Brewer feature looking at the price war going on in parts of Australia. Six months on, it's intensifying and spreading, according to a number of brewers we've spoken to.


A Day In The Life Of A Barrel Room: Goose Island

October 26th, 2017 by Nick Oscilowski

From one of the largest barrel programs in the Southern Hemisphere to one 50 times its size... Here we step inside Goose Island's Barrel House in Chicago, home to 15,000 barrels and the legendary Bourbon County Stout.


A Day In The Life Of A Barrel Room: Boatrocker

October 25th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

In May, Boatrocker and Goose Island came together to create a barrel aged beer together. Given they're at the forefront of barrel ageing in their respective countries, the release of October Beer seemed a perfect opportunity for us to run side-by-side features on life in their barrel rooms.


Crafty Crawls: Redfern

October 20th, 2017 by Judd Owen

As the 2017 Sydney Beer Week kicks off, we return to the streets of the New South Wales capital for another Crafty Crawl. Here, Judd Owen takes us through Redfern in the manner only he can.

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