Articles by Crafty Pint

The Big Issue: Ownership Revisited

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.

May 9th, 2018 by Crafty Pint


Crafty Dozen – May 2018

May 7th, 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 4th, 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.


Behind Bars: Monkey Bar Dubbo

April 19th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

He went from a first experience of craft beer at the Grain Store in Newcastle to documenting a year of beer online and now, along with wife Cass, Tim Smith is helping build the beer scene in Dubbo.


Starting A Brewery: If I Could Turn Back Time

April 18th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

There's a wealth of knowledge in the Australian beer world today and plenty of people starting their own brewing companies too. We approached the owners of ten brewing companies to find out what they would tell themselves if they were starting again.


Beer Travel: Yarra Valley

April 13th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

The region might still be best known for wine but today the Yarra Valley offers visits a plethora of food and drink options. It's home to a growing number of breweries and venues where you'll find a few crafties too, so here's our guide to finding grain amid the grapes.


"Catastrophic" Fire Hits Major Australian Hop Grower

April 7th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

A "catastrophic" fire has caused devastating damage at Ellerslie Hop, one of the largest hop growing operations in Australia. The fourth generation family business has lost its major processing equipment, sheds and the majority of its 2018 crop.


QLD Govt Launches Craft Brewing Strategy

March 17th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

As the fifth Brewsvegas draws to a close, Queensland brewers have been given a boost by the state government with the announcement that a Queensland Craft Brewing Strategy will be drawn up to help the industry's expansion.


Getting Merry On The Ferry

March 13th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

4 Pines has struck up a deal with the company responsible for bringing many visitors to their Manly brewpub over the years. It means you'll now find 4 Pines bars on four of the ferries operated by Harbour City Ferries.


Brewsvegas 2018 Launches

March 9th, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Brisbane's citywide celebration of good beer and the community that surrounds it is ready to roll. There's more than 70 events at 50 venues over the next ten days, including Pint of Origin showcasing the best of Australia, the US and New Zealand.

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