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The Gypsy Lifestyle

As Barrow Boys winds down and West City Brewing makes a comeback under new ownership, we speak to three other brewers about the challenges facing gypsy/cuckoo/contract brewers in today's evolving beer world.

August 23rd, 2018 by Crafty Pint


Barrow Boys Falls. West City Rises.

August 23rd, 2018 by Will Ziebell

One Melbourne based gypsy brewer is winding down operations as another makes a comeback. We find out more from Barrow Boys and the new owner of West City Brewing.


Who Brews Three Greens Beers?

August 6th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

From his first homebrew to launching Three Greens with two fellow travellers was a mere 20 years for Nick Copland. As the trio's beers pop up in venues across Melbourne, we find out more for our Who Brews...? series.


Who Brews Bravo Beers?

June 25th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

It's been almost eight years since we launched The Crafty Pint yet this is the first time we've come across Aussie brewers who were inspired to start brewing by traditional the Scottish beer style 80 shillings. Meet Brisbane's Bravo.


Who Is Adelaide's Suburban Brewer?

April 26th, 2018 by Matt King

He started sharing his homebrew with neighbours in a bid to get to know them better and they were so well received Tony Dichiera decided to test the water commercially. We find out more about Adelaide-based gypsy operation The Suburban Brew.


Semi-Pro. But Not Half-Arsed

April 4th, 2018 by Mick Wust

From a meeting at a beer festival to the need to find a name for a Brewsvegas competition via gypsy brewing at various Queensland locations to finally opening their own brewery in Brisbane, the Semi-Pro story is a classic "figure it out as we go" one, as Mick Wust discovers.


Who Brews Hoppin' Mad Beers?

November 17th, 2017 by Will Ziebell

While there’s no shortage of breweries in Australia that contain a reference to hops in their name, we’d wager there’s few – if any – whose name is also a reference to jazz legends or plastic saxophones. Meet Sydney gypsies Hoppin' Mad.


Who Brews On The Western Ridge?

October 11th, 2017 by Matt King

From a single keg first release to expletive-bearing tinnies and nine other beers along the way, it's been a busy first 11 months for the fiercely local and independent Western Ridge Brewing Collective from the Barossa Valley.


GBW PoO Crawl: North

May 6th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

At this year's Good Beer Week, Pint of Origin has spread its wings further outwards across Melbourne than ever before. To help you navigate all the awesome beers and brewers on offer, we've created three PoO Crawls complete with maps.


The Secret Brewer: Gypsy Brewing Pt II

March 29th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Yesterday, we launched a new series, The Secret Brewer, in which an unnamed brewer laid out their concerns about gypsy and contract brewing. Today, brewers from here and overseas respond to the points raised in the article.

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