Articles by James Smith

Who Brews Noodledoof Beers?

Noodledoof is a brewery and distillery opened by two mates in Victoria's west. As they approach their first birthday, we chatted to co-founder Alex "Doof" Carr about an opening twelve months encompassing a pandemic.

October 19, 2020 by James Smith


Budget Delivers Little For Indie Beer

October 7, 2020 by James Smith

The Independent Brewers Association (IBA) has welcomed some aspects of the Federal Government "recession-busting", jobs-focused budget, but many of the industry's request do not appear to have been ​addressed.


Dollar Bill's Dream Edges Closer

October 7, 2020 by James Smith

The family behind Dollar Bill Brewing is hopeful they'll be able to open their unique cellar door experience in spring 2020 after reaching the advertising stage for their "Invermay Beer Farm" in Ballarat.


Vic Brewers Excluded From Hospo Support Grants

October 6, 2020 by James Smith

Brewers who were hoping to apply for financial support from the Licensed Hospitality Venue Grant have found their venues are currently excluded from the Victorian government's COVID-19 program.


Postcards from the Edge No.54: So Long, Farewell...

September 30, 2020 by James Smith

Among the thousands of Aussies stranded overseas are Ben and Maria Kraus and their kids. A planned year long stay has been extended by flight cancellations, so Ben is now helping commission a new brewery in Innsbruck.


Ten Years Of Crafty: Changing Tastes

September 9, 2020 by James Smith

Styles have come and gone, limited releases are a growing focus, and there's never been more choice for drinkers. Here, we look at just how far and fast tastes have changed since we launched The Crafty Pint.


Ten Years Of Crafty: Meet The Team II

September 7, 2020 by James Smith

In part two of the midway feature in our Ten Years Of Crafty series we again hand the mic to some of the people who've been part of the growth of the site over the past decade.


Ten Years Of Crafty: Meet The Team I

September 4, 2020 by James Smith

We've been blessed to have some wonderful people contribute to The Crafty Pint in various ways over the past decade. Here we kick off a two-parter featuring some of them and their highlights of the past decade.


Ten Years Of Crafty: The Big Ones

September 3, 2020 by James Smith

Lists. Bad news. Controversy. That's all people want, right? Thankfully, a perusal of the most read stories of the past decade on The Crafty Pint suggests you're a more discerning audience.


Ten Years Of Crafty: Infiltrating And Taking Over

September 2, 2020 by James Smith

The beer industry today is far bigger, far better in many ways, far more colourful and far more competitive. It's also changed plenty with independence now declared with the same gusto once applied to craft. Here's a look at how.

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