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Crafty Crawls: Bendigo

Bendigo has come a long way on the beer front in recent years with a growing number of good beer venues, a brewery and festivals including the unique walking affair that is the annual Bendigo on the Hop.

August 23rd, 2018 by Will Ziebell


Lessons From America

June 20th, 2018 by Kerry McBride

For years, the Australian industry has followed the lead of its American counterpart. So what can we learn from a beer culture that's far more ingrained than ours and has fought many of the battles facing local brewers and beer lovers today?


Box Clever

August 17th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

With the fourth Bendigo On The Hop approaching, we caught up with the city's sole commercial brewer, Doug Brooke. Now into his fifth year at Brookes Beer, and active in the wider industry, we picked his brains about the challenges of being small, independent and regional.


Where It's At: On Beer's Frontier II

July 7th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Global or hyperlocal. Independent or "crafty". The beer world isn't just getting more competitive, it's getting more complex too. Here, we try to unpick the state of play today by studying the craft beer scenes both here and in the US.


The Golden Goose: On Beer's Frontier

June 6th, 2017 by Nick Oscilowski

Goose Island's arrival in Australia represents the meeting point between the biggest of Big Beer and Australia's craft beer industry. We find out why it's a big deal and ask what it means within the rapidly evolving landscape here and globally.


Broo Buys Mildura Brewery

February 2nd, 2017 by Crafty Pint

For the second day running, we've received news of a buyout in the Australian beer industry. Broo has announced via the ASX that it has purchased Mildura Brewery. More to follow...


Brooklyn Back Down Under

January 25th, 2017 by Will Ziebell

Brooklyn Brewery is well on its way to becoming a global brand. We caught up with CEO Eric Ottaway during his current visit to Australia to chat lager, caution, over-saturation and the move towards hyper-local brewing.


Aussie Exports: The Lone Pine

June 27th, 2016 by Kerry McBride

For our latest missive from an Aussie overseas, we return to the UK. There, former 4 Pines man Adrian Lugg has landed a role at Sambrook's Brewery in London. He offered Kerry McBride his insights into brewery life on both sides of the planet.


Who Brews The Other Castlemaine Beers?

November 4th, 2015 by Crafty Pint

A new brewing company that takes its name from its home town of Castlemaine has started up in Victoria. It brings a decidedly old school approach to its beers, so we decided to find out why.


Brew & A: Brookes Beer

November 18th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

For the first Brew & A feature since the relaunch of The Crafty Pint, we head to Bendigo where Doug Brooke talks classical music, megabrewers, getting old and cocaine.

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