beer festival

Stepping Out From InCider

The Beer InCider Experience combined killer band lineups with scores of breweries (and ping pong) to become one of the country's biggest festivals. George Levi sat down with founder Marty Keetels to find out why he's moving on.

February 19th, 2020 by George Levi


Back To The Future - The Rise Of Small Festivals

February 12th, 2020 by Will Ziebell

There's a new breed of beer festival on the rise, one that combines elements of those from craft beer's earlier days with a more tightly-curated program of beers and brewers.


The Beer Festival Six-Pack

November 21st, 2018 by Crafty Pint

As beer festival season hots up, we chat to the BeerFest team running no less than six major events across the country to find out more about the people behind the festivals and how they're navigating an increasingly busy market.


Australian Beer Festivals 2018/19

September 27th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

For beer lovers, there's never been more opportunity to enjoy beer in the company of thousands with all manner of beer festivals taking place across the country. Here's our guide to where and when to find them.


The Smith Street Beer

July 25th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

A tradition at Brisbane's Beer InCider Experience is for the headline band to brew a beer. For the 2018 festival, this has seen The Smith Street Band create an IPA with the crew set to open a brewpub in Smith Street: Fixation.


The 2018 Brewsvegas Program Is Live

February 8th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Brisbane is home to one of the most vibrant and fun beer communities you'll come across. Brewsvegas is the week of the year in which that community celebrates everything that's best about beer. And, as of today, the program for the 2018 festival is live.


The Biggest Week In Beer Is Coming

March 16th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Good Beer Week has grown into a happening of global stature, encapsulating 270 events, the Australian International Beer Awards and the ever-growing beast that is GABS. The 2017 version promises to be the biggest yet.


Crafty Crawls: Ballarat City Guide

February 24th, 2017 by Matt King

Each summer, Ballarat attracts thousands of beer fanciers to its City Oval for its annual festival. But, with four breweries and a growing number a craft venues, there's plenty of reason for beer lovers to visit at other times.


Get Fresh

February 23rd, 2017 by Crafty Pint

It's hop harvest time across Australia. And this year's offers more chances than ever to get up close and personal with the little green flowers, not least thanks to a pair of festivals celebrating the harvest and fresh hops beers.


A Year Of The Crafty Cabal

November 30th, 2016 by Crafty Pint

Just before the end of 2015, we launched The Crafty Cabal, a beer lovers bonus scheme that offers readers the chance to help The Crafty Pint grow in return for heaps of beery benefits. Here, we take a look back at its first 12 months.

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