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Beer Nuts: ‘Manda Lê

Beer Nuts is our occasional series that showcases the most colourful characters in Australia's craft beer community. And few are more colourful than ‘Manda Lê, a chameleon-haired longstanding fixture in the Melbourne scene.

Breaking New Ground

The irrepressible trailblazers behind The Local Taphouses and GABS are adding another string to their bow. Later this year, they open Stomping Ground Brewery in Collingwood. Before then, you can have a sneak peek during Good Beer Week.

2 Brothers 2.0

Melbourne's southeast may be turning into a hub for microbreweries these days, but it was 2 Brothers who were first to set up stall there. With their Beer Hall just redesigned and expanded, we called in to find out what else is new.

Don't Be A Cult

The Crafty Pint's beer lover bonus scheme, The Crafty Cabal, has grown up a lot since first appearing late in 2015. In advance of its launch party, here's the lowdown on what it's become, what's on offer and how to get involved.

Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2015: The New Kids

Among the winners in yesterday's Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2015 countdown were three breweries new to the list in 2015. Pirate Life and Hawkers Beer both launched in 2015, while Big Shed came in with three entries. We spoke to them all.

Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2015: The Results

The votes are counted, the results are in, and we have a new (returning) number one: Stone & Wood Pacific Ale. Feral moves to number two while the big story is Pirate Life, with the new brewery taking two of the top four spots in its first year.

Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2015: Infographic

The results of the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2015 are out. So, as in 2014, we've done some number crunching so we can present some of the keys stats and trends to you in handy Infographic form.

Beer Nuts: The Fletcher Brothers

There a few beer lovers anywhere in Australia who have tried as many beers as Jez and Sam Fletcher; certainly none who have documented their sampling in such fastidious detail. So we invited the brothers to be our first Beer Nuts double act.

Vote For The Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers

It's time to vote for your favourite beers of 2015 as the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll returns. The poll launched by The Local Taphouse eight years ago has become a national event, with results announced once again on Australia Day.

A New Cult

It's been a big year for BrewCult, winning the GABS 2015 People's Choice vote, debuting a new look and starting work on a brewery.

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Craft Beer Heroes: Steve & Guy

In advance of the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular hitting Melbourne and Sydney, we find out what drives its founders, who also run The Local Taphouses, to aim so high.