Articles by Nick Oscilowski

Who Brews as Little Alchemist?

Ahead of their belated official launch – and a few months after we first bumped into brewer Riaz on a sofa during Sydney Craft Beer Week – we chat to new Sydney-based gypsy brewing company Little Alchemist.

January 18th, 2017 by Nick Oscilowski


The Crafty Pint’s Top Stories of 2016

January 4th, 2017 by Nick Oscilowski

Time for one final look back at the year in craft beer that was 2016. This time, instead of reflecting via the prism of its best new beers, we gather together some of the most read stories on the site over the past 12 months.


Best New NSW Beers Of 2016

December 21st, 2016 by Nick Oscilowski

We reach the midway point in our Best New Beers review with a look back at the year in NSW. It features almost entirely younger operations from the state, plus a few beers that may have snuck out in 2015 but hit the big time in 2016.


Events Wrap 09.11.16

December 9th, 2016 by Nick Oscilowski

The end of the year is nigh and with it comes one final splurge of beer events across the country. If all you want for Christmas is a new beer or a tap takeover, you're very much in luck, while there are dinners, festivals and more too.


Dead Ahead

December 2nd, 2016 by Nick Oscilowski

It's been a big year for craft beer in Australia. And in particular for a Sydney icon. The Lord Nelson celebrated 175 years as a hotel and 30 as a brewery. Nick Oscilowski travelled back in time with its founder, Blair Hayden.


Events Wrap – 24.11.16

November 25th, 2016 by Nick Oscilowski

Birthdays galore in the latest fortnightly roundup of new and forthcoming beer events. There's also plenty for hop fiends, some cask ale action, bowls and, as is customary these days, some specials for Crafty Pint supporters.


Events Wrap 11.11.16

November 11th, 2016 by Nick Oscilowski

In the final lull before brewers start frantically trying to produce enough beer for the summer and venues start preparing for Christmas festivities, November has seen fit to serve us up a merry melange of excellent events...


Who Brews Sauce?

November 10th, 2016 by Nick Oscilowski

The concentration of breweries in Sydney's Inner West is set to increase again as Mike Clarke prepares to join the fray. In our latest Who Brews he shares the secrets of Sauce Brewing, launching as a gypsy brewer before opening its own warehouse venue.


Events Wrap 28.10.16

October 28th, 2016 by Nick Oscilowski

For the latest events roundup we're going coast to coast as major beer festivals bookend events involving hops, hot sauce, live art, Russian folk-ska-swing-punk, a GoPro mounted keg, plus a bunch of offers you won't find anywhere else...


Events Wrap 14.10.16

October 14th, 2016 by Nick Oscilowski

With tap takeovers and funky beers galore bookended by homebrewing and beer for a very good cause, the latest round-up of events ought to leave you feeling entirely fulfilled with the state of beer in Australia...

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