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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


Bubbling Up: The Rise Of Craft Lagers

February 28th, 2018 by Guy Southern

There's been talk of a renaissance for lager within the craft beer world for some time now. And, with more small breweries adding one to their lineup and a rise in the number appearing in the 2017 Hottest 100, maybe we're starting to follow America's lead once more.


Pirate Life Lands A $2 Million Bounty

February 13th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Pirate Life took a massive step towards the completion of its proposed $15m second brewery site today with the announcement that the SA State Government has given the business a $2 million grant.


Best New SA Beers Of 2017

December 18th, 2017 by Matt King

We kicked off our annual Best New Beers lists in WA and now move across the Nullarbor to SA where a panel convened to cast their eyes over another big year for beer in the state. Who made their top ten?


Pirate Life Sold To CUB

November 30th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Pirate Life Brewing has been sold to CUB / AB InBev. More to come...


More On The Pirate Life Sale to AB InBev

November 30th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Following the announcement that Pirate Life has been sold to CUB/AB InBev, we chatted to the Adelaide brewery's co-founder Mick Cameron and Peter Filipovic of AB InBev to find out more.


Getting Blind With Crafty: American Pale Ales

October 16th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

With so many pale ales on the market today, we split our latest tasting into two rounds. First to be put to the blind taste test was American style pales, with New World to follow before the year is out. Who did our panel put on top?


Another Prize For Pirate Life

September 5th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

There was more awards joy for Pirate Life overnight as it was named Brewer of the Year at the International Beer Challenge in London. The Adelaide-based brewery was one of three Australian breweries to collect gold alongside Prancing Pony and Hawkers.


Pirates Aiming For Port

August 30th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

With the title of Australia's Best Brewery bestowed on them from the biggest ever survey of the country's craft beer drinkers, we chatted to Pirate Life co-founder Red Proudfoot about the recognition and where their ambition will take them next.


Australian Craft Beer Survey Results 2017

August 29th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Pirate Life and pale ales are Australia's most popular, according to the results of the biggest ever survey of craft beer drinkers. Beer Cartel's survey of 17,000 drinkers also revealed that independence matters and The Crafty Pint remains the most read Australian beer at new source.

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