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What's Wrong With Wheat Beer?

Australia's beer judges seem to love them, they're great with an array of cuisines and they have a fascinating history. Yet traditional European wheat beer styles remain unloved. Will Ziebell speaks to brewers, retailers and consumers to find out why.

July 2nd, 2018 by Will Ziebell


Indies Winners 2018

June 29th, 2018 by Nick Oscilowski

Mismatch, Modus Operandi, Boatrocker and Moffat Beach were the big winners at the 2018 Indies awards in Sydney, taking out the champion trophies at Paddington Town Hall.


Ken Arrowsmith: From Emu Tinnies to AIBA Trophies

May 25th, 2018 by Guy Southern

One of the biggest stories to emerge from Australia's biggest beer competition was the success for Beerland Brewing, which operates two brewpubs in Perth. Its head brewer is a man with 40 years experience and his face on cans of Emu Bitter.


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.


Designed Seal Delivered

May 10th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

The Independent Brewers Association has followed the example of peers in the US and UK and launched an seal with which brewers and their supporters can declare their support for local, independent beer.


The Big Issue: Ownership Revisited

May 9th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Back in 2015, we looked at brewing company ownership, which was becoming a topic for regular discussion in the industry. Now, following a slew of acquisitions last year and with the launch of an independence seal, we take another deep dive.


Big Budget Bonus For Brewers

May 4th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Friday knockoff beers for small brewers and their supporters will taste a whole lot better this week after the Government announced proposals in next week's Budget that could save them tens of thousands of dollars in excise tax each year.


BrewCon 2018 Program Announced

April 17th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

There's a new name, new location, new categories and new entries for this year's craft brewers conference and craft beer awards. Now called BrewCon and The Indies, they take place in Sydney in June and the program and tickets are out now.


Confusion Deposit Scheme

November 27th, 2017 by Will Ziebell

New legislation designed to tackle litter in New South Wales is set to go live this Friday. Yet there are serious and growing concerns throughout the craft beer industry that the scheme is flawed and is set to affect small brewers disproportionately.


The Big Issue: Brewer Shortage

November 16th, 2017 by Will Ziebell

As the craft beer industry continues to expand at a rate of knots, it's experiencing growing pains. Among them is a shortage of experienced brewers, an issue that can prove costly, time-consuming and, potentially, dangerous.

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