For our last blind tasting of the year, we figured we'd have a bit of fun and do something a little different from the norm. With so many celebrity and influencer-tied beers on the market, we figured we'd put them to the test.
The Crafty Pint's annual celebration of the wide world of beer, Pint of Origin, returns to Melbourne from May 10 to 19 next year. If you'd like your venue to be involved, we're currently taking expressions of interest.
One of New Zealand's craft beer pioneers, Epic, went into liquidation last week. As new owners for the influential are sought, the brewing company's longstanding Aussie importer has assured local fans more Epic is on its way.
It's been a while between drinks but, after a longer-than-planned hiatus, we're bringing our blind tastings back. First up: less a style, more a vibe (OK, price point), we're putting budget-busting beers to the test.
Pint of Origin 2023 appears to have been another success, as we brought beers from across the planet to some of Melbourne's best beer venues. But how was it for you? And how can we make it even better in the future?
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The first Industry Diversity Survey was carried out by Beer Agents For Change in 2021. The group, which is working towards a more divers and inclusive industry for all, published the results of its second survey in May 2023.
Kaddy, an online marketplace connecting Australian drinks producers with retailers and venues, has gone into voluntary administration. The news comes in the same week that online retailer Boozebud entered administration too.
Pint of Origin returns to Melbourne from May 12 to 21, with almost 1,000 different beers from across the planet set to hit taps at 20 Melbourne pubs and bars. And now festival fans can get their hands on the first ever official merch.
Pint of Origin returns to Melbourne from May 12 to 21. It's bigger than ever, with around 1,000 beers hitting taps at 20 of the city's best pubs and bars. And you don't have to wait that long to get involved – there's a Golden Passport up for grabs!
Catchment Brewing have become majority owners of Ballistic Beer in a deal that will see the latter leave voluntary administration and continue operation. Ballistic founder David Kitchen is to stay on as a shareholder and advisor.
Pint of Origin returns from May 12 to 21, 2023, taking over 20 of Melbourne's best bars and pubs. We'll be unveiling the lineup before the end of March, and before then we're offering you the chance to own a piece of this year's festival!
One of Queensland's most high profile independent brewing companies has gone into voluntary administration. According to a filing with ASIC dated January 24, Ballistic Beer Co have appointed PKF Melbourne as administrators.
Applications are now open for any venue wishing to be part of Pint of Origin when it returns in May 2023. Make sure you get your application in before November 25 – we'll notify successful applicants in early December.
Beer Agents For Change have today launched their second Diversity Survey. The aim is to put together a snapshot of people's experiences in the beer industry with a particular focus on diversity, inclusivity and discrimination.
The largest survey of consumer trends and attitudes in the local beer industry is back. The Beer Cartel Australian Craft Beer Survey last took place in 2020, and this time has a focus on alc-free and GF beer plus purchasing habits.
A year on from craft beer's #MeToo reckoning, Pink Boots Society president and Beer Agents For Change co-founder Tiffany Waldron asks just how much things have changed. And if the local beer industry remains very much a boys' club.
Pint of Origin returns to Melbourne for a tenth time on May 20. With no Good Beer Week this year, we decided to go solo and have added some sweet new features to the festival. Check them out and get ready for #PoO22!
Have you enjoyed great beer, great breweries, great venues and great beer experiences in 2021? If so, we want to hear about it! Tell us what's impressed you the most in your local beer scene and you could win more great beer!
To celebrate the imminent arrival of the festive season, we're running a weeklong Giftathon for our beer club, The Crafty Cabal. Each day until December 9 we're giving away mixed cases of beer and double passes to GABF Geelong.
Following its AGM this week, the Independent Brewers Association has unveiled its new board. Richard Adamson of Young Henrys takes over as chair, joined on the board by members of Ballistic, KAIJU! and BentSpoke.
Just days after we reported one of Feral's original founders was to buy back the brewpub where the brand started comes the news the brand is to be sold. Owners Coca-Cola EuroPacific Partners (CCEP) have decided to exit the beer market in Australia.