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Mash Brewing Little NEIPA Beer

Mash Brewing’s arrival into the turbid wort water of 2017’s style *de jour* sees a fresh take from the Swan Valley crew: a mid-strength New England IPA. This inspired iteration – one recently undertaken by Melbourne's Tallboy and Moose too – resolves the classic lack of body that plagues the…

Canvas. Comic Strip. Can. News

This week, we revisited the hot topic of branding, interviewing the designers working with breweries such as Pirate Life and Feral and chatting to Cheeky Monkey about their recent relaunch. Today, continuing that theme, Ross Lewis chats to a WA designer exploring the potential of cans as well as…

The Big Issue: Branding Revisited News

We looked at branding in a Big Issue feature on the site two years ago. But, with so many new businesses entering the market since then, existing ones relaunching and the phenomenal rise of canned beers providing a broader canvas upon which brewers can set artists and designers to work, it's timely…

BrewDog Down Under News

The multinational brewer and pub chain BrewDog announced today that it is seeking to launch operations in Australia and New Zealand. Exact details and a location are yet to be confirmed, with the company saying via media release that it is currently recruiting and seeking proposals on where…

Tap Contracts Here To Stay News

In a blow for small craft brewers looking to broaden their market share, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has ruled that Lion and CUB have not cut others out of the market through tied taps and exclusivity. Bringing to a close an investigation that has been ongoing since…

Where It's At: On Beer's Frontier II News

“Beer consumption in America is flat, it might even be declining… Drinkers under 40 years old drink less, but better. Some 25 year old would go out with the guys and drink ten Miller Lights. They drink three IPAs now.” Michael Roper, owner of Hopleaf, Chicago. “On one level [independents]…

Strength In Numbers News

Just weeks after the CBIA was formally disbanded to make way for the Independent Brewers Association (IBA), the body has released the results of research showing that Australia’s independent beer industry now includes more than 400 breweries in its ranks, generating $740 million in economic output…

The Australian Craft Beer Survey Returns News

Want to understand more about the beer world we live in? So does the team at Beer Cartel. A year on from the first Australian Craft Beer Survey, they're back with the 2017 edition, aiming to see how tastes are changing and create a better understanding of where craftier Australian palates sit. The…

Our Man In NZ: Beer Camp Heads South News

New Zealand’s biggest beer festival Beervana is to host Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp festival in a Southern Hemisphere exclusive. With fellow American big hitter Lagunitas, now part of the Heineken empire, also pouring in the country’s bars, there’s an ever-increasing presence f US breweries in…

Is The Tide Turning On Tax? News

Look around the world today and you see societies becoming increasingly polarised – between left and right, rich and poor, secular and religious. At home, you need look no further than Parliament House where, over the past decade, relations between the two major parties – not to mention some highly…

Making Inner West The Best News

Five Sydney brewers, two local MPs and a mayoral candidate this morning launched a new brewers association. In itself, that might not sound like the most exciting of news. But the intentions of the founders of the Inner West Brewery Association (IWBA) contain much to excite beer lovers – and not…

The End Of A Cult? News

BrewCult was the first brewing company to take out the Australian International Beer Awards trophy for Champion Gypsy Brewer. Among the beers that helped secure the title was Thanks, Captain Obvious, a clean, tight and fruity take on the increasingly popular American IPA style, while BrewCult's…

Aussie Beer Blogs: Sydney Beer News

More than 18 months ago, a British expat not long arrived in Sydney got in touch with The Crafty Pint's main Sydney writer. Tim Hodge was launching a new beer site he'd built from the ground up. It was called Sydney Beer and was conceived with the intention of telling people about and commenting on the…

The Golden Goose: On Beer's Frontier News

Last year, the world’s largest beer company, Anheuser-Busch InBev, merged with the second largest, SABMiller. It was the biggest deal the beer world has ever seen. In fact, at greater than USD$100billion, it was among the largest acquisitions in history in any industry. For the average Australian…

Breaking China II News

In April, we spoke to some of the local brewers trying to break into China's growing craft beer market. Here, in his follow up article, Ross Lewis takes a look from a different perspective, speaking to prominent Chinese beer writers and a Chinese expat living in Melbourne who is looking to smooth…

Beer Travel: Istanbul News

There probably aren’t too many brewpubs whose directions include a mosque, but these are the directions I have. When I get out of the Metro, I’m told I should look for a minaret poking up into the sky and turn left. The instructions are set to lead me to Bosphorus Brewing Company, one of the few…

Our Man In NZ: Kiwi Hops News

Even if you have never had New Zealand brewed beer, you likely would have tasted the essence of the place when drinking brews from giants like BrewDog, Sierra Nevada and Green Flash. The country’s hops are famed across the world for their flavours and aromas, described as anything from "tropical…

The Big Issue: Weird Beers News

Belly button fluff. Whale vomit. Carrots. Not three things you'd expect to see in a sentence together. Or, indeed, in a beer. Yet, in the past couple of years, it's beers featuring those ingredients that have garnered media attention across the world – far more than pretty much any other beers released…

Independence Day News

Australia's small and independent brewers today voted "overwhelmingly" to remove large brewers from their national trade body in a move that has been widely expected for the past few months. It means that what was the Craft Beer Industry Association (CBIA) becomes the Independent Brewers Association. The…

The Secret Brewer: Price Wars Pt II News

There's a price war going on in the craft beer industry in Australia as set out by The Secret Brewer in this article. It raised a number of concerns and ideas that have been regularly discussed throughout the industry over the past couple of years. But is that the whole picture? Was The Secret…

The Secret Brewer: Price Wars News

If you’re involved in craft beer in any way beyond having the occasional pale ale at your local, chances are you’re aware of the ongoing discussion around tap contracts and market access. In its most simple terms, contracting taps is the practice of a brewing company and venue entering into an…

Beer Wars Sydney Screening Event

The second Aussie screening the American documentary *Beer Wars*, a film about the US beer industry and the various battles going on between big and small, this one takes place at [The Local Taphouse Darlo](/beer/bar/the-local-taphouse-darlinghurst-nsw/). As well as the screening, there will be a brewer…

Beer Wars Melbourne Screening Event

The first of two screenings of *Beer Wars*, the American documentary about the US beer industry and the various battles going on between big and small, this one takes place at [The Local Taphouse St Kilda](/beer/bar/local-taphouse-st-kilda/). As well as the screening, there will be a brewer panel there…

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