Articles by Crafty Pint

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.

June 22, 2018 by Crafty Pint


Down The Road

June 11, 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 8, 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.


Who Brews Coastal Beers?

May 28, 2018 by Crafty Pint

After more than two decades spent in globe-trotting corporate careers, you'd think most people would head to the coast for a quiet life. Not so Helen and David Black. As their Forster based brewery approaches it's first birthday, we find out why.


Australian International Beer Awards Winners 2018

May 18, 2018 by Crafty Pint

It was an eclectic collection of winners at the 2018 Australian International Beer Awards, with WA's Beerland taking out Champion Australian Beer and other major trophies for Mountain Goat, Green Beacon, Black Hops, Fixation, Brownstone, Philter and even one of our own.


Wild And Wise

May 16, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Jaega Wise from Wild Card Brewery is one of the London brewers appearing in Melbourne as part of Good Beer Week's Good Beer Mates program. We caught up with the brewer-singer-campaigner-presenter-van driver-chemical engineers at her Walthamstow home.


Designed Seal Delivered

May 10, 2018 by Crafty Pint

The Independent Brewers Association has followed the example of peers in the US and UK and launched an seal with which brewers and their supporters can declare their support for local, independent beer.


The Big Issue: Ownership Revisited

May 9, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Back in 2015, we looked at brewing company ownership, which was becoming a topic for regular discussion in the industry. Now, following a slew of acquisitions last year and with the launch of an independence seal, we take another deep dive.


Crafty Dozen – May 2018

May 7, 2018 by Crafty Pint

It's time for another roundup of the latest dozen new listings added to our directory. Here it's all brewing companies and beer bars, from Brisbane to Belmont, Perth to the Peninsula and more besides.


Big Budget Bonus For Brewers

May 4, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Friday knockoff beers for small brewers and their supporters will taste a whole lot better this week after the Government announced proposals in next week's Budget that could save them tens of thousands of dollars in excise tax each year.

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