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"Catastrophic" Fire Hits Major Australian Hop Grower

"Catastrophic" Fire Hits Major Australian Hop Grower

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.

April 7, 2018 by Crafty Pint


Fresh, Wet, Green & Hoppy

March 7, 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 1, 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 29, 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 12, 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 29, 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 20, 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 20, 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.


Beer Travel: Nelson-Tasman

October 2, 2017 by Jono Galuszka

While Wellington claims to be New Zealand’s "craft beer capital" and cities like Christchurch and Auckland occasionally stake a claim for the title, the Nelson/Tasman area feels like its home. Our Man In NZ Jono Galuszka recounts his weeklong road trip through the area,


Heathcote's Hops

September 23, 2017 by Will Ziebell

A nanobrewery and tiny hop farm join forces this weekend to launch their collaborative Wet Hop IPA as part of a mission to show Heathcote can be known for more than Shiraz. We spoke to Skull Gully Hops and Cornella Real ahead of the launch.

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