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Mead Made Modern

A tiny number of Australian brewers have played with mead and braggots, but there's now a small yet growing number of people specialising in these ancient beverages. Marie Claire Jarratt spoke to some of them in her debut article for the site.

September 8th, 2016 by Marie Claire Jarratt


Now Is The Sour

August 22nd, 2016 by Michael Donaldson

While some might have forecast the renaissance that beer has been enjoying globally, would many have predicted the rise of sours? Award-winning writer Michael Donaldson laps up the tsunami of sours breaking on Kiwi shores.


Brewed With Balls

August 17th, 2016 by Crafty Pint

There's little left for brewers to put into beer. Locally, we've seen squid ink, belly button fluff and whale vomit used, while elsewhere there's been much more besides, as showcased in the new Brewed With Balls book.


Who Brews Valhalla Beers?

August 15th, 2016 by Crafty Pint

For our latest Who Brews...? feature, we head to the Surf Coast where crowd-funding helped Valhalla get off the ground. Their second release is coming soon, while are plans for a taproom on the coast too.


The Big Issue: Branding

December 1st, 2015 by Crafty Pint

As the beer landscape in Australia becomes ever more crowded and competition intensifies, it's not enough simply to brew good beer. How a brewery presents itself and its beers is perhaps more crucial then ever before, so we're addressing branding as our second "Big Issue" topic.


A Decade Of Duck

October 8th, 2015 by Crafty Pint

Red Duck this week marks a decade of brewing. It's been a decade in which boundaries have been pushed and history plundered for inspiration, with spirits next on the agenda.


Beer Travel: Ballarat

August 24th, 2015 by Clayton Morrison

It's taken its sweet time but Ballarat is finally developing a beer scene worthy of the name. In advance of the opening of Hop Temple, Ballarat beer lover Clayton Morrison rounds up the city's craftiest spots.


Throwing Open Their Robe

August 20th, 2015 by Matt King

South Australia's newest microbrewery sees historical brewing return to Robe Town as a Latvian couple open the doors of one of the country's most unlikely breweries.


Ten Years Of Cheers

July 8th, 2015 by Crafty Pint

Two stalwarts of the Victorian beer industry celebrated a decade of brewing in recent weeks. Here, Bridge Road and Red Hill look back on ten years of beers and cheers.


Getting Blind With Crafty: Ambers and Reds

October 15th, 2013 by Crafty Pint

There was much change afoot for our latest Crafty Pint Blind Tasting Panel at the weekend. For a start, it featured an entirely new set of panellists. Each and every one of those who taken part in a previous panel had their own excuse for not coming along, although we suspect that they may just be w…

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