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Victorian Heritage

Bad Shepherd has plundered a bit of local brewing history in creating its new Victoria Pale Ale. It features the historic Melbourne Ale Yeast, brought back to life recently but dating back to the late 19th century.

November 14th, 2018 by Will Ziebell


The Patron of Footscray

October 17th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

In one of the more unusual collaborations of recent times, Hop Nation is releasing a new beer created with the Footscray Historical Society. The Patron is a mid-strength featuring the image of one of the suburb's past industrial leaders.


The Story Of: Hop Hog At Ten

October 9th, 2018 by Guy Southern

When the story of this crazy period in Australia's beer history comes to be told, there will be a special place for Feral and its flagship beer, Hop Hog. As the beer turns ten, we go back in time with the two men behind it.


Mountain Goat At 20 – Part I

October 4th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Mountain Goat wasn't the first craft brewery to launch in Australia but for many beer drinkers, especially those from Melbourne, it has a special place in their heart. As it turns 20, we head back across the two decades in the company of owners and staff, past and present.


Gone To Pot

August 1st, 2017 by Will Ziebell

The search for new techniques, flavours and experiences in the beer world continues apace. At The Craft & Co in Collingwood, brewer Heath McVeigh has been brewing with the sort of clay amphora used for beer and wine in the Roman Empire.


Infographic: American & Australian Craft Beer Timeline

July 7th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

There's been much talk of how far the Australian craft beer industry lags behind that of the US. Here, tied in with our look at the state of play, we present a graphic timeline of the rise, fall and rise of the two countries' craft beer industries.


The Crafty Pint’s Top Stories of 2016

January 4th, 2017 by Nick Oscilowski

Time for one final look back at the year in craft beer that was 2016. This time, instead of reflecting via the prism of its best new beers, we gather together some of the most read stories on the site over the past 12 months.


Here Gose

November 24th, 2016 by Crafty Pint

Perhaps nothing should surprise in the contemporary beer world, yet the rise of gose is still an unexpected development. We chat to a couple of gose brewers and also look back into the history of the style in Germany.


The Story Of: Mountain Goat Hightail

October 3rd, 2016 by Crafty Pint

This month sees Mountain Goat turn 19, which means its first beer, Hightail, is also turning 19. A year on from the brewery's purchase by Asahi, we spoke to its brewer, Dave Bonighton, about the beer then and now.


The Story Of: Bridge Road Brewers Chevalier Saison

August 17th, 2016 by Will Ziebell

It's Australia's longest brewed saison, a style that's becoming increasingly popular, and continues to charm drinkers and judges alike. Will Ziebell brings us the story behind Bridge Road's Chevalier Saison.

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