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Crafty Crawls: Hobart – The Venues

Whether it's classic pubs with great beer on tap, sparkling new brewpubs, journeys into beer's past or brewing by the waterfront, there's plenty to enjoy in Hobart these days. In our updated Crafty Crawl, part one takes in the city's beer venues.

September 28th, 2018 by Bert Spinks


From Canvas to Can

May 11th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

If you head to the Good Beer Week Festival Hub as it launches this weekend, you might stumble across a State Of Origin battle between two artists. You can vote for your favourite piece, which Moo Brew will then put on cans before the festival is over.


Ten Years Of Seven Sheds, A Lifetime Of Beer

April 17th, 2018 by Bert Spinks

Tasmanian brewery Seven Sheds marks ten years this month. Its co-founder Willie Simpson has been a central figure in Australian beer for far longer, so Bert "Storyteller" Spinks caught up with him and a former pupil to reflect on a life in beer.


Who Brews In The Huon Valley?

February 13th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The Tasmanian brewing industry more than doubled in numbers over a two year period. One of the new arrivals on the state's beer scene was Church Hill, founded by Bradley Churchill on his property in the Huon Valley.


Getting Blind With Crafty: Session Sours

February 12th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

For our first blind tasting of 2018, we lined up a pretty eclectic selection of beers that form part of the beer world's current fondness for sour styles. And the year got off to a fine start with a winning beer from a brewpub few readers will yet have visited.


Help Us Get Blind: Session Sours

January 19th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

For our first Getting Blind With Crafty tasting of 2018, we're going to embrace the broad church of beers that might be tagged "session sours" – Berliner weisse, gose, kettle sours and so on. And now is your chance to help us decide which to feature.


Best New Tasmanian Beers Of 2017

December 30th, 2017 by Bert Spinks

For our roundup of the Best New Tasmanian Beers Of 2017, our inimitable wandering contributor Bert Spinks seeks the thoughts of beer folks across the state and ponders whether, in 2018, he should deliver the outcome in sonnet form.


Bottling The Farm

December 13th, 2017 by Bert Spinks

Van Dieman has released the first two of its "estate ales" – beers brewed with ingredients grown and sourced entirely on Will Tatchell's family farm south of Launceston. Bert Spinks joined him for a tasting and tour of the farm he's finally bottled.


Getting Blind With Crafty: Pale Ales Pt II

December 4th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Two months on from our look at American pale ales, we completed our two part blind tasting with a look at New World style pales. Who came out on top according to our panel of experts?


Decapod Grog

November 22nd, 2017 by Will Ziebell

Help save the world's largest freshwater invertebrate by drinking beer! Moo Brew has partnered with The Wilderness Society to raise money to help protect the endangered Tasmanian giant freshwater lobster.

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