Articles by Crafty Pint

Open And Shut: Omicron Crushes Hospo's Summer Comeback

Open And Shut: Omicron Crushes Hospo's Summer Comeback

Far from the new year bringing new hope, the beer and hospo industries face arguably their toughest period of the pandemic – and without government support. We spoke to business owners across the country as Omicron runs rampant.

January 6, 2022 by Crafty Pint


Last Call: Tell Us Your Beer Highlights Of 2021 And Win!

December 10, 2021 by Crafty Pint

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!


Crafty's Christmas Giftathon!

December 3, 2021 by Crafty Pint

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.


Blasta, Moffat Beach, Stomping Ground & Future Mountain Triumph At Indies 2021

November 25, 2021 by Crafty Pint

WA's Blasta are once again toasting their awards success, with the brewery's wheat beer named Champion Beer at The Indies. The perennial award winners at Moffat Beach also had a huge night, as did Stomping Ground and Future Mountain.


Australian Beer Industry Diversity Survey Results 2021

November 16, 2021 by Crafty Pint

In July, the Beer Agents For Change, a collective of females with more than 60 years experience in the beer industry, launched an industry-wide diversity survey. You can view their findings in an infographic released with the results.


Young Henrys Founder Becomes IBA Chair

November 11, 2021 by Crafty Pint

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.


Feral To Be Sold As Coca-Cola Exit The Beer Market

October 28, 2021 by Crafty Pint

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.


Back To The Bar, Melbourne

October 22, 2021 by Crafty Pint

Today, after making it through a world record number of days in lockdown, Melbourne is open again. James Smith and Will Ziebell spoke to brewery and venue owners and returning customers to assess the vibe.


Otherside's Anthem Named WA's Best Beer

October 19, 2021 by Crafty Pint

Otherside's Anthem has been named Beer Of The Year at the WA Good Food Guide Awards. The IPA pipped Crate Digger Pale Ale from Nowhereman and Eagle Bay Brewing's Lager at an awards ceremony at Optus Stadium on Monday.


Uraidla & Heaps Normal Fly High At Drink Easy

October 16, 2021 by Crafty Pint

Uraidla Brewery landed two beers in the overall top ten best Australian drinks at the second Drink Easy awards. They were joined in the best of list by Heaps Normal's Quiet XPA, flying the flag for non-alcoholic beers.

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