Articles by Nick Oscilowski

Events Wrap – 05.08.16

From IPA Day to birthdays, moving festivals to Oktoberfest celebrations, degustations paired with beer through to dark beer and sea shanties, August really does have it all – including the launch of the very first Crafty Cabale.

Beer Travel: NZ Tiki Tour III Greater Wellington

Wellington may have the big name reputation when it comes to craft beer, but it’s being rivalled by what’s brewing in its outer regions, as Nick O discovers on the third of his four-part saunter through the North Island.

Events Wrap 22.07.16

If there's a general theme to events in the lead up to International Beer Day, it would be one of love, community and sharing. That or IPAs, hot dogs and free beer...

Beer Travel: NZ Tiki Tour II West Coast, North Island

In the second leg of a leisurely trip through some of New Zealand's lesser known North Island breweries, Nick Oscilowski heads towards the west coast and discovers something old and something new...

Events Wrap 08.07.16

If anyone thought that summer was beer season, the absolute avalanche of winter beer events being held across the country might suggest otherwise...

Beer Travel: NZ Tiki Tour I Coromandel

There are plenty of great Kiwi breweries that are well known in Australia. But there's much else to discover too. In the first of four features on some of the lesser known lights of the North Island, Nick Oscilowski heads to the Coromandel Peninsula.

Events Wrap 24.06.16

Whether you need to spend some leftover cash before the end of the financial year, want to settle into a mid-winter Christmas, or join the Crafty Cabal's travelling circus of good beer and good times, there are events aplenty as we reach the mid point of the year.

Flying High In The Southern Highlands

The Southern Highlands of New South Wales has a new brewery to call its own and local interest has been so great that it's had to increase capacity before the doors officially open.

Who Brews Blanche?

French inspired beer and Parisian bistronomy is coming to Alexandria thanks to Vince de Soyres, Thomas Cauquill and their Frenchies Bistro and Brewery. We caught up with the former Little Brewing and Flat Rock brewer to find out more.

Events Wrap 27.05.16

With the Good Beer Week recovery well underway (albeit with GABS hitting Sydney for the second time this weekend), it's time to start planning the next few months of cool weather, beer tinged deliciousness...

New Events Wrap – 06.05.16

It's the penultimate week before the festival so beautiful it could launch a thousand beers, Good Beer Week, kicks off for 2016. If you can't handle the anticipation and need a few warmup events, look no further than this week's wrap.

New Events Wrap – 15.04.16

The Crafty Events inbox has taken a hammering in the past week or so, meaning the calendar for April and beyond is now fully loaded with a veritable feast of events across the country.

New Events Wrap – 01.04.16

This week's summary of new events features a little bar with a big bottle list, a Feral festival, BBQ champions, casks, colonials, royals, pirates, boatmen, boatrockers and free beer from us to you.

The Future Tastes Bad

The Crafty Pint will soon be starting a series looking at the steps brewers are taking to reduce brewing's environmental impact. Before then, however, Young Henrys is highlighting the impact climate change could have on your beer via beer.

New Events Wrap – 11.03.16

As the first whiff of fresh hops from this year's harvest wafts across the land, we turn attention to some of the celebratory events held in the name of hops. Then it's onwards to beer dinners, tap takeovers, festival action and craft of a slightly less beery persuasion.

One For The Road

Newcastle Craft Beer Week is returning after a two year hiatus. We met up with the man bringing it back, Shannon Kearnes, the Novocastrian behind the One for the Road walking tours that take guests around his beloved hometown.

New Events Wrap – 26.02.16

This week's cross-country collection of new events balances brand new beer with historical themes, a host of opportunities to meet brewers – including one of the most well known gypsies – and plants the seeds of your Easter plans.

New Events Wrap – 19.02.16

From casks to Champagne ale to birthdays and farewells, this week's roundup of new events provides a colourful snapshot of how diverse the local beer scene has become. And how you can enjoy being part of it.

New Events Wrap – 12.02.16

Want to know what's coming up in the beer world? Every week, we'll be rounding up all the latest beer events added to the Crafty Pint Events Diary. If you'd like to see yours appear there and here, drop us a line at events@craftypint.com.

Mads For Aussie Beer

As Noma Australia's long sold out run kicks off in Sydney, it's not just the ingredients on the plate that have a strong Australian focus. The drinks list features several Australian beers, including some created especially for the restaurant.

Best New Beers of 2015: New South Wales

Time for our penultimate look back on the year in beer. This time our attention turns to New South Wales, where a panel led by Nick O cast their minds back over 12 months and came up with the new releases that impressed them the most.

Five Star Deluxe Treatment

The long-mooted expansion of the Beer DeLuxe brand across Australia is gathering pace. In the coming weeks, new venues will open in Wagga Wagga and Darling Harbour with more planned, as Nick O discovers.

Back In The Dock

Since leaving the brewing company he put on the map, former Riverside man Dave Padden has relaunched as Akasha. After months brewing with friends at Rocks, he's about to release the first beers from his new Five Dock home.

Sweet And Sour

A sour beer has been named Australia's best craft beer of 2015, while there was more champion glory for Two Birds and Modus Operandi, as well as Freo's Monk at last night's Craft Beer Awards in Sydney.

Staving Away

After years of challenges and hurdles that would have forced others to give it up, Steve Drissell is finally set to open his Glebe brewpub Staves. Nick O traces his tale from illness-inducing home brews to 12-tap venue.

Glory For Sydney In Sydney

The Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Awards saw the Sydney Brewery take out trophies in both beer and cider, with the majority of the record number of golds awarded also going to NSW breweries.

Five Years Of Endeavour

They are one of the longest-running contract brewing companies in Australia and put a unique spin on their beers. As they celebrated turning five, Nick Oscilowski chatted with two-thirds of the Endeavour team about their unusual path to success.

SCBW 2015 Launches

The program for the fifth Sydney Craft Beer Week has been released and sees international guests joining locals as 130 events unfold over nine days.

Who Brews Three Toe Ale?

The growth in the number of small brewing companies, often gypsies using others' facilities, continues to rise. Nick O catches up with another: NSW based Merchant Brewing.

Who Brews Ironbridge Beers?

Sydney's Inner West is awash with brewers. We caught up with two of the newest, Ironbridge Brewing, for our latest Who Brews...? feature.

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Getting Into The Spirit

Marrickville's Batch Brewing Company has teamed up with Rosebery spirit producer Archie Rose to create a rye IPA and a rye spirit distilled from the same beer.

No Place Like Home

Eight months after it started brewing operations, Young Henrys Beer Farm in WA is breaking away from Young Henrys to become a separate entity.

Grifting Into The Unknown

Three years after they started brewing as guests of Young Henrys, the Grifter Brewing Company is opening its own brewery in Marrickville.

Wayward Brewer Puts Down Roots

Having won fans and awards in its short lifetime, NSW brewing company Wayward will be a gypsy no more after building its own brewery in Annandale.

Seeking Council

Local councils might not seem the coolest brewing collaborators but two new projects in Sydney feature just that, highlighting, perhaps, the growing understanding between small brewers and local government.

Stone, Cold

As Stone Brewing's official Aussie launch approaches, we look at the long tale of its eventual arrival and the impact the brewery's beers and approach could have locally.

On The Road Again. And Again.

We join Dave's Brewery Tours for one of its jaunts around Sydney's breweries to see what it's all about and hear founder Dave Phillip's future plans.

Who Brews "Mancrafted" Beer?

We get the lowdown on Gang of Four, one of the youngest brewing companies in Sydney, in the latest of our Who Brews...? features.

Willie vs The Daleks

Slowly but surely, the dots on the map of Sydney’s Inner West are joining up. In the past couple of years Newtown, Marrickville and Alexandria have all fallen under the spell of the small brewery. Now…

It's On, For Young & Old

Next Wednesday, Sydney's incomparable suburb of Newtown celebrates its sesquicentenary. And, in honour of the 150 years that have passed since being proclaimed a municipality, one of its youngest residents…

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