hops

Hops From On High

Increasing numbers of brewers and beer lovers with a bit of land are trying their hand at growing hops, among them the duo behind Southern Highland Brewing Co. After a successful second harvest, they've just put out the first harvest ale brewed with locally grown hops.

April 11th, 2018 by Will Ziebell


A Beer Drinker's Guide To The Commonwealth Games

April 11th, 2018 by Steffan Paton

With the Commonwealth Games in full swing and the Gold Coast home to much in the way of great beer, expat Kiwi Steffan Paton serves up his first article for The Crafty Pint.


"Catastrophic" Fire Hits Major Australian Hop Grower

April 7th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

A "catastrophic" fire has caused devastating damage at Ellerslie Hop, one of the largest hop growing operations in Australia. The fourth generation family business has lost its major processing equipment, sheds and the majority of its 2018 crop.


Fresh, Wet, Green & Hoppy

March 7th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Hop harvest has started across Australia, with the first fresh or wet hop beers already hitting taps and fridges. But what are they and why are more and more brewers looking to brew them every year?


A Day In The Life Of: A Hop Farmer

March 1st, 2018 by Pia Poynton

Of beer's four main ingredients, it's hops, those pungent, sticky wee green cones, that have done more to drive the growth of craft beer than any other. Pia from girl + beer spent a day during harvest at Karridale in WA getting up close and personal with them.


Behind The Hottest 100 Beers Of 2017

January 29th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

There were plenty of stories and talking points to be found in this year's GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers results. Here, we chat to the brewers behind four of them, from Balter, BentSpoke, Black Hops and Hop Nation.


The Collaborators: Rostrevor Hop Gardens

January 12th, 2018 by Philip Goslin

We took a trip to one of Australia's largest hop farms months out from harvest to learn about the farm's history, its ups and downs, the invigorating effect of craft beer and more in the company of the third generation family that runs it.


Best New Queensland Beers Of 2017

December 29th, 2017 by Mick Wust

We head to the Sunshine State to find out what our panelists thought were the best new beers released by Queensland brewers in 2017. There were so many, the ten became 11 – and even then there's some honourably mentions too.


Crafty Crawls: Redfern

October 20th, 2017 by Judd Owen

As the 2017 Sydney Beer Week kicks off, we return to the streets of the New South Wales capital for another Crafty Crawl. Here, Judd Owen takes us through Redfern in the manner only he can.


The Collaborators: Ryefield Hops

October 20th, 2017 by Marie Claire Jarratt

The owners of a former dairy farm in the south of New South Wales have embarked on a new direction: hop farming. Ryefield Hops harvested its first crop earlier this year, with some of those hops going into Waratah, an all NSW beer released by Wildflower during Sydney Beer Week.

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