Articles by Crafty Pint

GABS Announce New 2020 Dates

GABS Announce New 2020 Dates

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.

June 3, 2020 by Crafty Pint


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.


The Growler Renaissance

April 28, 2020 by Crafty Pint

People have come up with many new concepts as they attempt to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. But it's a rather older one that's been helping keep many businesses afloat and our drains free of delicious draught beer.


Grants For Victorian Breweries & Bars

March 30, 2020 by Crafty Pint

The Business Support Fund announced by the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on March 21 is now open for applications. Many small businesses within the local beer and hospo community will be eligible to apply.


#keepinglocalalive Is Live!

March 22, 2020 by Crafty Pint

The #keepinglocalalive campaign, designed to encourage people to support their local beer community and showcase how businesses are adapting is now live.


GABS 2020 Postponed Until August

March 17, 2020 by Crafty Pint

GABS has announced it is moving its 2020 Australian festivals to August and is working on a new date for Auckland due to measures being taken to halt the spread of Covid-19.

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