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Our Man In NZ: The Game Changer

There are plenty of far larger and higher profile beer competitions in New Zealand and Australia but, arguably, none as influential. Our Man In NZ travels back in time to trace the evolution of the annual West Coast IPA Challenge.

September 10th, 2018 by Jono Galuszka


Beer Basics: Hops

August 31st, 2018 by Nic Sandery

Hops are the star in many of the big hits of the modern beer world. In the second of his Beer Basics articles designed to give readers an introduction to beer and brewing, Molly Rose Brewing founder Nic Sandery moves from malt to hops.


Hopsters Club Together

August 20th, 2018 by Hannah Louise Grugel

Plans to open Australia's first cooperative brewery have taken a step forward as the founders joined members at the site of their proposed brewery and taproom in the Sydney's Inner West. Hannah Louise Grugel joined them to find out more.


Fresh Or Dead

August 15th, 2018 by Mick Wust

As the audience for craft beer grows and competition intensifies, quality and education are more important than ever. We speak to a Brisbane brewery and Melbourne retailer finding their own ways of spreading the fresh is best message.


Australian International Beer Awards Winners 2018

May 18th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

It was an eclectic collection of winners at the 2018 Australian International Beer Awards, with WA's Beerland taking out Champion Australian Beer and other major trophies for Mountain Goat, Green Beacon, Black Hops, Fixation, Brownstone, Philter and even one of our own.


Hops From On High

April 11th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

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.


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.

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