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The Big Issue: Ownership Revisited

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.

May 9th, 2018 by Crafty Pint


Tap Contracts Here To Stay

July 13th, 2017 by Kerry McBride

Small, independent Australian brewers didn't get the news they were hoping for today. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released the results of its multi-year investigation into tap access and declared the status quo was here to stay.


Lion Quits Craft Beer Industry Association

March 7th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Chuck Hahn, one of the figureheads of the Australian craft beer industry since the 1980s has today released a statement announcing Lion's departure from the Craft Beer Industry Association. We sought reaction from independent brewers.


Aussie Beer Blogs: The Beer Healer

March 3rd, 2016 by Crafty Pint

When he left his job with Lion, Chris Lukianenko was still keen to have an outlet for his passion for beer. So he launched The Beer Healer blog in the middle of 2015, a blog that has been developing very nicely ever since.


Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2015: Analysis

January 27th, 2016 by Crafty Pint

Once again, the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers results have led to much debate. There were some clear winners and some surprises too. Here's what we thought the 2015 results suggested about the local beer scene.


Beer Travel: Adelaide's Craftiest Beer Gardens Part II

January 19th, 2016 by Matt King

Last week, we kicked off a tour of some of Adelaide's craftiest beer gardens on a mission to find out what makes a beer garden great. Here's part two, as Matt King checks out another half dozen combining craft beer with al fresco action.


Getting Blind With Crafty: Ownership Special

October 14th, 2015 by Crafty Pint

Part two of our examination of the issue of ownership in the craft beer world is a blind tasting special. In it, we pit beers from the big brewers, major retailers and multinationals against those from small independent Australian brewing companies.


The Big Issue: Ownership Infographic

October 13th, 2015 by Crafty Pint

Today, we launch a two-part series looking at the issue of ownership in the Australian beer world. As well as seeking the views of various people in the industry, we have compiled a fun graphic showing who's behind some small Australian brands.

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