Articles by Nick Oscilowski

Postcard from NZ: Good George

Pubs and bars in New Zealand open for the first time since March today. Nick Oscilowski spoke to Brian Watson of Good George about surviving the lockdown and hopes for the future of beer and hospo across the Tasman.

May 21, 2020 by Nick Oscilowski


Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beers Of 2019: Results & Analysis

February 1, 2020 by Nick Oscilowski

Garage Project and Panhead continue their hold over the top spots in the GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers, with the latter's Supercharger moving back to top spot as their Wellington peers claim second and third.


Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beers Of 2018

February 2, 2019 by Nick Oscilowski

The results of the GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers Of 2018 are in and it's another show of dominance by Garage Project, with Behemoth not far behind. Hazy IPAs are on the rise as formerly independent brands fall away.


The Best Of The Crafty Pint In 2018

January 1, 2019 by Nick Oscilowski

For a final reflection on 2018, here's a look back at the year through the eyes of The Crafty Pint writers who spent their time covering the biggest year yet for Australian beer – as well as some of our coverage from beyond these shores.


Best New NSW Beers Of 2018

December 31, 2018 by Nick Oscilowski

In his last Best New Beers roundup before he heads back to New Zealand, Nick Oscilowski commandeers the votes of many to land upon a list that flits from barrels to peat to the rainforest and back – and even includes a humble pilsner.


The Incubators: Batch Brewing

December 17, 2018 by Nick Oscilowski

As they prepare to turn five, we look at how Batch has acted as an incubator for so much talent in and around the Sydney beer scene through the eyes of its founders and those who've worked there over the years.


Solid Philosophy

November 8, 2018 by Nick Oscilowski

As the number of breweries dotted along the South Coast of New South Wales starts to swell, the splendid little seaside town of Gerringong is the latest to get one of its own following the opening of Stoic Brewing.


Sydney Brewery Returns To Sydney

September 13, 2018 by Nick Oscilowski

Five years after it brewed its last beer in the city, the Sydney Brewery has returned to its roots with the opening of a new brewery in Surry Hills.


Who Brews With Nine Fingers?

July 5, 2018 by Nick Oscilowski

The loss of a finger may have damaged his prospects as a bass player but, years later, it's given David Anderson the name for his brewing company. We find out more about Nine Fingers, launched on the back of a win at the Fresh Harvest Beer Festival.


Indies Winners 2018

June 29, 2018 by Nick Oscilowski

Mismatch, Modus Operandi, Boatrocker and Moffat Beach were the big winners at the 2018 Indies awards in Sydney, taking out the champion trophies at Paddington Town Hall.

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