beer history

Help Recreate Brewing History

The author of two books bringing old Australian beer recipes back to life is embarking on another. Peter Symons is keen to fill the gaps in the country's brewing past and is after your help in doing so.

April 2nd, 2019 by Crafty Pint


Kveik – Something Borrowed, Something True Blue

March 4th, 2019 by Mick Wust

In part one of this mini-series, Mick Wust took a journey into the history of Norwegian "super-yeast" kveik. Here, he speaks to some of the early adopters in Australia to find out more about its unique appeal.


Kveik – Something Old, Something New

February 28th, 2019 by Mick Wust

There's a new yeast in town. Actually, it's not new at all, but it is extraordinary. Here, Mick Wust delves into the romantic history of Norwegian kveik before speaking to Australian brewers and bar owners who've fallen for its charms.


The Milkman Of Human Kindness

January 16th, 2019 by Chris Brady

For the past century, you were only ever likely to find lactose – AKA milk sugar – in the occasional sweet stout. These days, it's cropping up everywhere. Brewer and beer scholar Chris Brady examines why.


The Abbotsford Renaissance

December 19th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

In recent times, you were more likely to see FOR LEASE signs going up on Abbotsford's historic pubs. But that's all changing, as new owners have injected life into a trio of pubs, helping turn it into one of Melbourne's best 'burbs for good beer.


The Story Of: Pacific Ale

December 14th, 2018 by James Smith

As 2018 draws to a close, Stone & Wood has been celebrating a decade of brewing. That means its first beer, Draught Ale or, as it became later, Pacific Ale, is ten too. Here, we trace its story and weigh its role in the growth of craft beer.


Victorian Heritage

November 14th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Bad Shepherd has plundered a bit of local brewing history in creating its new Victoria Pale Ale. It features the historic Melbourne Ale Yeast, brought back to life recently but dating back to the late 19th century.


The Story Of: Hop Hog At Ten

October 9th, 2018 by Guy Southern

When the story of this crazy period in Australia's beer history comes to be told, there will be a special place for Feral and its flagship beer, Hop Hog. As the beer turns ten, we go back in time with the two men behind it.


Mountain Goat At 20 – Part I

October 4th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Mountain Goat wasn't the first craft brewery to launch in Australia but for many beer drinkers, especially those from Melbourne, it has a special place in their heart. As it turns 20, we head back across the two decades in the company of owners and staff, past and present.


Infographic: American & Australian Craft Beer Timeline

July 7th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

There's been much talk of how far the Australian craft beer industry lags behind that of the US. Here, tied in with our look at the state of play, we present a graphic timeline of the rise, fall and rise of the two countries' craft beer industries.

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