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Crafty's Advent Calendar: David Cryer

It's time for a trip across The Ditch on day ten of our Advent Calendar, not for a New Zealand-themed entry in the series but to catch up with a man whose work will have made it into many of the beers you've enjoyed.

Yesterday by James Smith


All Aboard The Beer Quality Motorhome

Yesterday by Will Ziebell

In recent months, Lallemand Brewing's technical manager Dan McCulloch has been taking a motorhome around Australia visiting breweries. Will Ziebell jumped on board to find out what he was doing and, more importantly, ask why.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Paul and Tash Holgate

December 9th, 2019 by James Smith

Paul and Tash Holgate recently celebrated twenty years as an independent, family-run brewery. It makes them one of the longest-established brewers in Australia so we asked them to be part of our end-of-decade series.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Stephen Nelsen

December 8th, 2019 by James Smith

Stephen Nelsen has been integral to the rise of the craft brewing industry in his home state of SA and his influence crosses state lines too. We spoke to the former Brewboy for day eight of our end-of-decade Adventy Calendar.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Willie Simpson

December 7th, 2019 by James Smith

Back when there was about one-hundredth as much to write about in the local beer world, Willie Simpson was documenting the country's beers and brewers. Today, he's a brewer and hop grower in North West Tasmania.


Crafty Crawls: South & Port Melbourne

December 6th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

The contrast in beer offerings north and south of the Yarra is no longer as stark as it was. To prove it, join us as we set sail on a Crafty Crawl through the best beer spots in South and Port Melbourne.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Gillian Letham

December 6th, 2019 by James Smith

Time to head to Brewsvegas for day six in our end-of-decade series. We could have picked any number of legends from the city's beer scene but decided Gill formerly from The Mill could speak for them all.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Richard and Tracy

December 5th, 2019 by James Smith

Back before "craft beer" was a thing, there was one man doing cool shit in Canberra. He still is, along with his partner and ever-growing team, and here he is as part of our Advent Calendar end-of-decade series.


CUB Buy Balter

December 5th, 2019 by James Smith

The rumours swirling around the beer industry have turned out to be based in reality as CUB today confirmed they've added Balter to a stable already containing the likes of Pirate Life and 4 Pines.


The Balter Sale: Analysis

December 5th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Following today's Balter sale to CUB, we spoke to an expert in the business of beer about the potential ramifications for the industry as the IBA puts out a statement about independence.

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