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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…

Kicking Goals News

The Australian cricket team might still take to the field in The Ashes with XXXX Gold as a major sponsor and many years remain on CUB's contract at the MCG, but bridges continue to be built between the craft beer world and the country's sports clubs. Following the release of a beer for Melbourne…

Pirate Life Sold To CUB News

Adelaide-based brewing company Pirate Life has been sold to CUB/AB InBev. The announcement was made by CUB this morning, with a spokesperson telling The Crafty Pint everyone at the company is "pumped" and that it will mean the business can progress more quickly with plans for a second brewery in Port…

More On The Pirate Life Sale to AB InBev News

While the reaction to today's announcement that Pirate Life Brewing has been bought by AB InBev may have been tempered somewhat by previous brewery sales and discussion within the industry that the Adelaide-based operation was a likely target for acquisition, it has still sent fresh shockwaves…

Igniting A Sparkke News

We've seen protest take many forms in recent times, be it Colin Kaepernick seemingly ending his career (and enraging The Donald) by taking a knee before NFL games in the states or the Aria-winning AB Original providing a focal point for the ongoing debate around Australia/Invasion Day with January…

Confusion Deposit Scheme News

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who has a problem with a government introducing new legislation to reduce litter. Yet the New South Wales’ Container Deposit Scheme (CDS), due to come into force this Friday (December 1), has many of the country’s small brewers and distributors up in arms…

The Big Issue: Brewer Shortage News

As the number of breweries in Australia continues to rise rapidly, it's not just competition for taps and shelf space that is intensifying. A shortage of experienced brewers is creating a headache for many of the country's smaller operations too. Stories of brewery owners "tapping up" employees of other…

Price Wars Revisited News

Back in May, we ran a two-part Secret Brewer feature on the escalating price war within the Australian craft beer industry. Then, it seemed to be confined mainly to the ultra-competitive Melbourne and Sydney markets but, according to a number of brewers we've spoken to, the situation has been spreading…

A Day In The Life Of A Barrel Room: Boatrocker News

During Good Beer Week in May, two pioneers in the area of barrel ageing came together to create a beer. They share much in common. Boatrocker operates what could well be the largest barrel program in the Australian craft beer industry and annually releases an iconic barrel aged imperial stout, Ramjet,…

Coca-Cola Amatil Buys Feral Brewing News

Trailblazing WA brewery Feral Brewing today became the latest Australian craft brewer to be sold to a major multinational. It has been bought by Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA), the manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of soft drinks, alcoholic beverages including Jim Beam, Rekorderlig and Samuel…

Strait Forward News

Bass Strait has long been the enemy of anyone trying make their way between Tasmania and the rest of Australia. Since the colonisation of Australia began, the treacherous (though narrow) stretch of water has taken out hundreds of ships, many of which have disappeared without a trace. Today, the…

Beer Travel: Nelson-Tasman News

While Wellington claims to be New Zealand’s "craft beer capital" and cities like Christchurch and Auckland occasionally stake a claim for the title, the Nelson/Tasman area feels like its home. Sprawling across the top of the South Island, the area is home to one of the most diverse range of breweries…

Ballpark Figures News

The announcement of Gage Road’s exclusive supply rights to the new Perth Stadium is another accolade for a brewery that continues to build momentum. Guy Southern spoke with National Sales & Marketing Manager, Scott Player, about the road to the deal and what’s next for Gage. Gage Roads Brewing…

Australian Craft Beer Survey Results 2017 News

Pirate Life is Australia's best brewery, according to the results of the biggest ever survey of the country's craft beer drinkers. The Adelaide-based brewery replaced Feral in the number one spot in Beer Cartel's second annual Australian Craft Beer Survey. And, in news that will be cherished by 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…

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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