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Making A Stand

From trestle tables and pull-up banners to 50s themed diners and entire breweries made of cardboard, brewery stands at beer festivals have come a long way. Mick Wust asks why it's important to stand out.

Today by Mick Wust


A Day In The Life Of: A Festival Volunteer

April 25th, 2019 by Mick Wust

Volunteers are often the unsung heroes of the beer festivals that bring joy to beer lovers across the country. But why do they do it? And what makes a good one? We chat to one of the best to find out.


Craft Beer Heroes: Marty Keetels

February 21st, 2019 by Will Ziebell

He announced his intentions in the most comically unlikely of manners and has gone on to create one of the country's leading beer festivals while helping build Brisbane's beer community. So we invited Marty Keetels to tell us more.


Canned Laughter

February 15th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

It was a punchline that was waiting to happen as the beer world moves inexorably from bottles to cans and brewers strike up partnerships outside craft beer's original stomping grounds. It's Canned Laughter, a beer from Newstead and Brisbane Comedy Festival.


The Beer Festival Six-Pack

November 21st, 2018 by Crafty Pint

As beer festival season hots up, we chat to the BeerFest team running no less than six major events across the country to find out more about the people behind the festivals and how they're navigating an increasingly busy market.


Australian Beer Festivals 2018/19

September 27th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

For beer lovers, there's never been more opportunity to enjoy beer in the company of thousands with all manner of beer festivals taking place across the country. Here's our guide to where and when to find them.


Festival Beers

September 4th, 2018 by Mick Wust

Major music events used to be the preserve of industrial lager and RTDs at music festivals, but things are changing. Music festivals are even looking to create their own craftier beer offerings, as Mick Wust discovers.


The Smith Street Beer

July 25th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

A tradition at Brisbane's Beer InCider Experience is for the headline band to brew a beer. For the 2018 festival, this has seen The Smith Street Band create an IPA with the crew set to open a brewpub in Smith Street: Fixation.


The 2018 Brewsvegas Program Is Live

February 8th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Brisbane is home to one of the most vibrant and fun beer communities you'll come across. Brewsvegas is the week of the year in which that community celebrates everything that's best about beer. And, as of today, the program for the 2018 festival is live.


Cans, Bands and Beer Lands

October 31st, 2017 by Kerry McBride

The combination of good music and craft beer has become a common sight at music festivals across the United States. In Australia, progress is slower, but the ironclad grip of the big boys is slowly loosening and local Australian breweries are sneaking their way in.

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