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Best New Beers of 2015: Tasmania

We kick off our end of year best of roundups in Tasmania. A panel of beer gurus gathered at Saint John Craft Beer to chew the fat and come up with their top 10 from all the new releases in the state in 2015.

December 16th, 2015 by Jesse Campling


Canny Moovers

December 9th, 2015 by Ruth Dawkins

Tasmania's highest profile microbrewery has been celebrating its tenth birthday with a "Month of Moo" celebrations across the state. It enters its 11th year with plans to launch its beers in cans and sights set overseas, as Ruth Dawkins discovered.


Beer Travel: Bushwalking with Beer

November 24th, 2015 by Bert Spinks

Having returned from the outer reaches of Northern Europe to his home state of Tasmania, wandering storyteller Bert Spinks has been out bushwalking. Here, he ponders the whys and wherefores of doing it with beer.


Getting Blind With Crafty: Pale Lagers

November 10th, 2015 by Crafty Pint

For our final blind tasting of 2015, we looked at a style that's becoming increasingly popular with Australian craft brewers: pale lagers. We lined up 26 different beers (including a few "New World" versions) from brewers big and small. And this is how they fared.


Drinking In Style: Pale Lagers

November 9th, 2015 by Chris Brady

Love lager or keen to know a little more about the world's most popular style? Before we publish the results of our pale lager blind tasting, here's Resident Beer Scholar Chris Brady with another colourful journey into beer's multifarious past.


Last Rites' First Rites

October 26th, 2015 by Ruth Dawkins

The microbrewery scene in Tasmania is in the midst of rapid growth. The latest to open its doors is Last Rites in Hobart. Premier Will Hodgman was there for the brewery's official opening. And so was Ruth Hawkins.


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.


Glory For Sydney In Sydney

September 19th, 2015 by Nick Oscilowski

The Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Awards saw the Sydney Brewery take out trophies in both beer and cider, with the majority of the record number of golds awarded also going to NSW breweries.


Who Brews Stompbox?

September 17th, 2015 by Crafty Pint

Fledgling brewery kick|snare created quite the buzz around Launceston when its IPA Stomp Box hit taps. The first of the musically inspired to come from its own brewing kit are launched this weekend.


An Old Dog's New Tricks

September 16th, 2015 by Crafty Pint

A Tasmanian brewer hit hard by the collapse of an equipment supplier is finally about to brew its first beers. We caught up with The Winston's Kris Miles.

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