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Cabal Update - 20.01.17

Cabal Update - 20.01.17

New year, new beers, new offers! The Crafty Cabal is kicking into action for 2017, and there are plenty of cool events and offers in the wings to grab the attention of our existing and future Cabalistas.

January 20, 2017 by Kerry McBride


Best New SA Beers of 2016

December 19, 2016 by Matt King

As in WA, collaborations make multiple appearances in our panel's selection of the best new beers released in South Australian in 2016. The ten ranges from mid-strength to triple IPA with some root vegetable there for good measure too.


What Drinkers Want

August 11, 2016 by Crafty Pint

The biggest ever survey of Australian craft beer drinkers has been carried out by Sydney bottleshop Beer Cartel. The results of what they plan to turn into an annual survey are out today.


Samoyeds Still Smiling

July 9, 2016 by Matt King

Myponga brewery Smiling Samoyed made it two for two at the Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards, with its Dark Ale backing up last year's Best Beer win. Other big winners last night included Pirate Life, Goodieson Brewery and Coopers.


Best Beers of 2016 – So Far

July 4, 2016 by Crafty Pint

We're not big fans of lists here at Crafty Towers, but with so many new beers released every week we felt we'd make an exception to take stock midway through 2016. We asked contributors to nominate their best new brews and here are the top picks.


Australian International Beer Awards Winners 2016

May 20, 2016 by Crafty Pint

Stone & Wood backed up a medal at the recent World Beer Cup in the US by taking out the Champion Large Brewery title at the Australian International Beer Awards last night. Other big winners included Two Birds, Pirate Life, BrewCult and Gage Roads.


Turning Wine Into Beer

April 27, 2016 by Matt King

The rise of craft beer continues to win over converts. After years on the road taking guests to wineries around his home state of South Australia, Matt Berresford was bitten by the beer bug, as Matt King discovered when they hit the road.


Stop, Collaborate & Mill In

February 11, 2016 by Matt King

As recently as five years ago, a brewing collaboration was a genuine novelty in Australia. These days, as this look at what's brewing in SA right now, it's far more commonplace, even if the outcomes turn out to be genuine novelties themselves.


Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2015: The New Kids

January 27, 2016 by Crafty Pint

Among the winners in yesterday's Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2015 countdown were three breweries new to the list in 2015. Pirate Life and Hawkers Beer both launched in 2015, while Big Shed came in with three entries. We spoke to them all.


Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2015: Infographic

January 26, 2016 by Crafty Pint

The results of the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2015 are out. So, as in 2014, we've done some number crunching so we can present some of the keys stats and trends to you in handy Infographic form.

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