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The Golden Goose: On Beer's Frontier

Goose Island's arrival in Australia represents the meeting point between the biggest of Big Beer and Australia's craft beer industry. We find out why it's a big deal and ask what it means within the rapidly evolving landscape here and globally.

June 6th, 2017 by Nick Oscilowski


A Drop In The Ocean

June 5th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

For the first time in its history, Phillip Island has an operational commercial brewery. Ocean Reach is a small brewpub operation that opened in Cowes at the end of 2016 and is already winning over the locals.


Boatrocker's Kindred Spirits

May 11th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Boatrocker is to merge with award-winning gin and vodka producer Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery. The West Perth distillery will move in its entirety to the Boatrocker Barrel Room in the coming months.


Looking For New England – The Haze Craze

April 28th, 2017 by Guy Southern

New England style IPAs are appearing with ever greater frequencies on these shores. Frontiersman Guy Southern dove deep into their swirling, muddy pool in the company of four local proponents to find out more.


First Among Equals

April 5th, 2017 by Kerry McBride

​A brewery’s first beer can tell you a lot about how the owners want to present themselves, acting as a marker of what's to come. Kerry McBride chats to three brewers about the nature of what comes first, and how it sets up all that follows.


West of Centre

January 30th, 2017 by Will Ziebell

Just southwest of Melbourne's CBD is a small brewery producing hop forward, West Coast USA influenced beers. Will Ziebell spoke to the American expat who opened Westside Ale Works with the aim of fostering even more love for the mighty hop.


Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2016: Infographic

January 26th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

In what's becoming a time-honoured tradition, we present a breakdown of the results of the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll in colourful infographic form. Complete, appropriately, with lots of hops.


Behind Bars: Joel Beresford

January 9th, 2017 by Graham Frizzell

For our first Behind Bars interview with one of Australia's leading venue operators, we return to WA to chat with Joel Beresford. He's Perth's Mr Beer, is involved in many facets of the industry and just loves his sours.


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.


Through The Looking Glass

January 1st, 2017 by Crafty Pint

While 2016 was a monumental year in many pretty terrible ways globally, for craft beer in Australia it was another in which we witnessed huge growth and ever greater diversity. So surely we're set for even greater things to come.

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