crafty's advent calendar

Crafty's Advent Calendar: Kate & Shev

Crafty's Advent Calendar: Kate & Shev

They're the dictionary definition of work hard, play hard and continue to make an indelible mark on the Melbourne and wider Australian beer community. Behind door 16, it's the irrepressible Kate and Shev.

December 16, 2019 by James Smith


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Richard Adamson

December 15, 2019 by Will Ziebell

From playing in bands to brewing with native ingredients at Barons, from kickstarting the Inner West's beer revolution in Sydney to becoming an educator, Richard Adamson has brought much to the local beer world.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Mick Cameron

December 14, 2019 by James Smith

After careers that took in bars, brewing and distribution here and overseas, Mick Cameron, son Jack and his best mate Red Proudfoot launched Pirate Life, a brewery that had instant impact before selling to AB InBev.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Pia Poynton

December 13, 2019 by James Smith

She's worked in bars, repped for breweries, helps run the Pink Boots Society in WA, ran one of the country's most prolific beer blogs. But Pia Poynton is also one of those people who just makes the beer world better.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Corey Crooks

December 12, 2019 by James Smith

He was raised in a family of publicans and has taken what's in his blood to help turn his hometown of Newcastle into a craft beer city. We chatted to Corey Crooks of the 100 percent independent Aussie beer venue The Grain Store.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Peta Fielding

December 11, 2019 by James Smith

Long before the Gold Coast became nationally recognised as a home of good beer, there was a couple trying to sell their beers to locals. Thirteen years on, here's Burleigh co-founder Peta Fielding reflecting on the change.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: David Cryer

December 10, 2019 by James Smith

It's time for a trip across The Ditch on day ten of our Advent Calendar, not for a New Zealand-themed entry in the series but to catch up with a man whose work will have made it into many of the beers you've enjoyed.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Paul and Tash Holgate

December 9, 2019 by James Smith

Paul and Tash Holgate recently celebrated twenty years as an independent, family-run brewery. It makes them one of the longest-established brewers in Australia so we asked them to be part of our end-of-decade series.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Stephen Nelsen

December 8, 2019 by James Smith

Stephen Nelsen has been integral to the rise of the craft brewing industry in his home state of SA and his influence crosses state lines too. We spoke to the former Brewboy for day eight of our end-of-decade Adventy Calendar.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Willie Simpson

December 7, 2019 by James Smith

Back when there was about one-hundredth as much to write about in the local beer world, Willie Simpson was documenting the country's beers and brewers. Today, he's a brewer and hop grower in North West Tasmania.

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