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The Spirit Of Oztoberfest

The Spirit Of Oztoberfest

Oktoberfest celebrations have long been a fixture in the beer calendar but 2022 has seen such events go into overdrive. We chatted to some of those behind the feast of fests to find out what they love about this time of year.

September 28, 2022 by Will Ziebell


Carving Out A Niche: Small Festivals. Big Ideas

June 7, 2022 by Will Ziebell

It's been a tough couple of years for beer festivals but events both large and small are roaring back. We chatted to the folks behind Juicy Fest, Rauchbier Festival and Lagerland to hear how breweries are carving out a niche in the festival space.


Pint of Origin – One Week To Go!

May 13, 2022 by Crafty Pint

Pint of Origin returns to Melbourne for a tenth time on May 20. With no Good Beer Week this year, we decided to go solo and have added some sweet new features to the festival. Check them out and get ready for #PoO22!


GABS: Making A Stand

April 22, 2022 by Crafty Pint

Brewery stalls at festivals have gone from spill-spattered trestle tables to interactive experiences as brewers look to cut through the noise. Ahead of the first GABS of 2022, we asked 2021's Best in Show winners how they made a stand.


The Great Australian BeerFest Merger

July 20, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Two Australian beer festivals are combining their might, with Kieran Blood from the Great Australian Beer Festival taking on new business partners, James Harding and Stacy File from BeerFest Australia.


The Dark & Disgusting Minds of The Scratch

July 8, 2021 by Mick Wust

No one's ever accused the folk at The Scratch of being normal. Their festivals have cult followings, and the videos they make to promote them can be downright disgusting. We sat down with manager Becca King to find out more.


Good Beer Week: Ten Years Of Beers

May 11, 2021 by Will Ziebell

When Good Beer Week kicks off on Friday, the festival will finally turn ten – a year later than planned. To mark the occasion, we took a trip down Memory Lane with some of those involved in building and enjoying it over the past decade.


The Big Issue: The Future Of Beer Fests II

February 18, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Six months ago, we asked what beer festivals might look like in the new COVID-altered landscape. As events start to make their comeback, we revisited the topic to see what else has been learned and what might lie ahead.


A Summer Of GABS

November 18, 2020 by Will Ziebell

The pandemic has ensured 2020 became a year of cancellations but the team at GABS is hoping 2021 will look a fair bit different with the festival organisers announcing two new Queensland events for January.


The Big Issue: The Future Of Beer Fests

August 19, 2020 by Will Ziebell

How will beer festivals look in a post-COVID world? We chat to the organisers of those still going ahead in 2020 and others who've had to adapt about the future of major events in the local beer world.

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