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The 2018 Australian Craft Beer Survey Launches

Since launching two years ago, the Beer Cartel annual craft beer survey has rapidly become a great gauge of the local beer scene. In 2017, more than 17,000 people responded and now you have a chance to take part as the 2018 version launches.

Today by Crafty Pint


Felons To Storm Brisbane

Yesterday by Mick Wust

The beer lovers of Brisbane can prepare to party like it's 1823 as a new brewery venue takes shape on the edge of Brisbane River, underneath the iconic Story Bridge. Mick Wust called in to meet the Felons as they took delivery of their tanks.


Lessons From America

June 20th, 2018 by Kerry McBride

For years, the Australian industry has followed the lead of its American counterpart. So what can we learn from a beer culture that's far more ingrained than ours and has fought many of the battles facing local brewers and beer lovers today?


The Big Issue: Cold Comfort

June 19th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The "fresh is best" message is gaining traction in the beer world. But, for the vast majority of beers, keeping them cold is crucial too. As a couple of new businesses launch with cold storage and transport in mind, we look at why staying cool matters.


Big. Boozy. Fruity. Stoked.

June 18th, 2018 by Matt King

When they learned their Boozy Fruit beer had taken out the People's Choice at the 2018 GABS festival, there was the odd tear in the house at Big Shed. Matt King called in to their brewery home to share a glass with co-owner Craig Basford.


Dennis Rides Again

June 12th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Two years ago, Dennis Beer Co, a gypsy operation that had scored a top 20 finish in a Hottest 100 poll, disappeared from taps. Now, they're back, with Mad Hatter IPA hitting taps in Newcastle and Sydney. But, this time, is it for good?


Down The Road

June 11th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Following Gage Roads' announcement it had bought Matso's, we spoke to head brewer and COO Aaron Heary about the sale, whether he thinks we'll see more acquisitions of this kind and what he thinks the future holds for the local beer industry.


Gage Roads Buys Matso's

June 8th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Gage Roads today announced it has bought fellow WA brewing company Matso's. It is the latest major announcement from the WA brewery, which has been enjoying remarkable growth and success since buying back shares from Woolworths in 2016.


Starting A Brewery: Brisbane's New Kids

June 5th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The beer industry in South East Queensland has witnessed a remarkable number of new openings in the past couple of years. We spoke to the founders of five that are less than a year old to see how they plan to succeed in today's ever busier marketplace.


Sydney's Thai Tribe

May 30th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The Sydney based operation behind Stockade Brew Co has launched a new craft beer brand for the Thai market. Will Ziebell chatted to the man heading up the launch of Chao Siam about their intentions – and his days in a Thai monastery.

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