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The Big Issue: Ownership Revisited

Back in 2015, we looked at brewing company ownership, which was becoming a topic for regular discussion in the industry. Now, following a slew of acquisitions last year and with the launch of an independence seal, we take another deep dive.

May 9th, 2018 by Crafty Pint


What's In A Name?

January 9th, 2018 by Judd Owen

While many brewers are happy to stick to the [Brewery Name] [Beer Style] format when naming their beers, there are plenty who seem to take as much pleasure from coming up with beer titles as the liquid itself. We find out why from three of the most avid fans of beery wordplay.


Best New WA Beers of 2017

December 15th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Big beers. Small beers. Hazy beers. Crazy beers. Which new releases from WA's brewers made our Best New Beers of 2017 list? Here, Guy Southern and Pia Poynton present the rundown selected by beer gurus from across the state.


The Other Side Of The Coin

November 23rd, 2017 by Guy Southern

When Feral sold to Coca Cola Amatil last month, two iconic WA brands were affected. The other was Nail, which had been in partnership with Feral for the past six years. We caught up with Nail's John Stallwood to see what the sale means for him.


Getting Blind With Crafty: American Pale Ales

October 16th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

With so many pale ales on the market today, we split our latest tasting into two rounds. First to be put to the blind taste test was American style pales, with New World to follow before the year is out. Who did our panel put on top?


Coca-Cola Amatil Buys Feral Brewing

October 12th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

WA trailblazer Feral Brewing has become the latest leading Australian craft brewery to sell its business to a multinational operation. Today, it was announced the business has been acquired 100 percent by Coca-Cola Amatil.


The Big Issue: Branding Revisited

August 9th, 2017 by Guy Southern

With the marketplace becoming ever busier, cans on the rise and breweries rebranding seemingly every week, it's time to revisit the issue of branding. Over two days, our trio of WA writers examine one of the great challenges facing brewers.


Best Beers of 2017 – So Far

July 17th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

With so many new releases hitting taps and fridges every week, it can be hard to keep up. So here's a mid-year refresher featuring the thoughts of 40 beer writers, educators and venue operators on the best of 2017 so far.


The Golden Handshake

July 1st, 2017 by Ross Lewis

Outgoing Feral sales boss Steve Finney was sent off in fine style last night as the beer brewed as his farewell gift picked up a trophy at the Perth Royal Beer Awards. There was major success for Margaret River Brewhouse too.


Getting Blind With Crafty: Hoppy Reds & Ambers

June 19th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

After an unplanned seven month break, we brought our blind tasting panel back. We focused on hoppy reds and ambers, with readers helping select the featured beers. Here's the results – and how readers can join us for a public version of the tasting.

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