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Postcards from the Edge No.45: Mr Frothy

Postcards from the Edge No.45: Mr Frothy

Growlers played a huge role #keepinglocalalive during the first lockdown. Now much of Victoria is closed again, they're back, with one brewery even set to delivery them from the High Country to Melbourne homes.

July 21, 2020 by Crafty Pint


It's Still In Your Hands

July 9, 2020 by Crafty Pint

With Melbourne and parts of Victoria back in lockdown and travel restrictions tightening elsewhere we're looking to update part of the Keeping Local Alive campaign site we'd hoped was no longer required.


High Sobriety

July 1, 2020 by Crafty Pint

As Dry July kicks off, we look at the rise of alcohol-free beers: how a new yeast strain is helping brewers create them affordably, the challenges involved in brewing them, and the opportunities that lie ahead.


Ten BADASS Years Of Badlands

June 25, 2020 by Crafty Pint

Ten years on from quitting his corporate job to start a brewery in Orange, Jon Shiner has released a unique series of beers under the BADASS banner. We caught up with him to find out more about a decade of doing it his way.


GABS Announce New 2020 Dates

June 3, 2020 by Crafty Pint

The team running the multi-city GABS Festivals have announced new dates for their Australian 2020 events, although have had to take the decision to cancel Auckland for this year due to insurmountable logistical challenges.


AIBA 2020 ISO Edition Winners

May 22, 2020 by Crafty Pint

With this year's awards proper postponed, the Australian International Beer Awards went online for a special ISO Brewer's Choice Edition. The industry was invited to vote in a new set of categories, with CUB's brands cleaning up.


Three Sleeps Til Beer Swag Day

May 20, 2020 by Crafty Pint

The inaugural Beer Swag Day is almost upon us. The #keepinglocalalive campaign team is calling on Aussies to show their love for their local breweries, bars, pubs and bottleshops on May 23.


Postcards from the Edge No.30: Exit Through The Bottleshop

May 18, 2020 by Crafty Pint

Mixed brewery packs appeared in an instant as the shutdown hit and have kept on coming – in diverse arrangements too. But, with restrictions starting to ease across Australia, will they have post-pandemic staying power?


My Favourite Hops

May 7, 2020 by Crafty Pint

Few things in the world of beer excite people as much as hops. So we got in touch with a bunch of growers, sellers and hop-lovin' brewers to find out which varieties they love the most and whose mastery of hops impresses them most.


Show Us Your Swag!

May 1, 2020 by Crafty Pint

The beer community is about much more than beer and the people that brew, sell and celebrate it. There's a whole world of beer swag out there and the Keeping Local Alive campaign has created a day in which we can all show it off.

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