Articles by James Smith

Ten Years Of Crafty: In Pictures

If a picture says a thousand words, then many millions have been spoken over the past decade in beer. Here's a collection of beers from the past decade. We could have run many, many more...

September 1, 2020 by James Smith


Ten Years Of Crafty: The Wobbly Boot

August 31, 2020 by James Smith

Today we kick off a series of features looking back over the ten years since The Crafty Pint launched. And where better to start than the start. Or, more accurately, before the start...


Brewers Celebrate Keg Theft Result

August 21, 2020 by James Smith

Late last year, a spate of keg thefts was brought into the public eye by WA's brewers. With two men now sentenced, they're hoping it serves as a warning to people unaware of the serious and costly impact of such actions.


Postcards from the Edge No.49: Wombating COVID

August 17, 2020 by James Smith

Three years ago, KAIJU! founders Nat and Callum Reeves chatted about collaborating with a New York brewery. When the pandemic shut the world down, instead of putting an end to such talk, it sparked Mortal Wombat.


Postcards from the Edge No.44: The Million Dollar Tip Jar

July 17, 2020 by James Smith

As soon as Lockdown Mk II hit, the team behind Tip Jar, a fund launched to support the hospitality sector, ramped up their efforts again. We chatted to them about their fundraising beer and cocktail and hopes for the future.


The 2020 Australian Craft Beer Survey Launches

July 16, 2020 by James Smith

Beer Cartel's annual survey of attitudes, opinions, trends and spends in the Australian craft beer world has opened for 2020. It's your chance to contribute to a snapshot of the beer scene at this uniquely challenging time.


Craft Beer Heroes: Pete Meddings

July 15, 2020 by James Smith

He might not be a household name but if there's any craft beer-loving household in Australia that hasn't enjoyed the fruits of Pete Meddings' labour, we'd be surprised.


The Collaborators: The Post Project

July 10, 2020 by James Smith

From the first GABS to breweries big and small – more than 50 of them – shooting brand stories, beer launches, collabs and even a beer song, Alister Robbie has helped bring the Aussie beer world to life over the past decade.


Postcards from the Edge No.40: All Change, Please!

June 26, 2020 by James Smith

One of Melbourne's best-loved pubs reopens today. The Terminus changed ownership before COVID hit and the pandemic gave the new team the chance to bring forward planned renovations.


Brew & A: Cam Turner

June 16, 2020 by James Smith

Cam Turner has been brewing beers on the Mornington Peninsula for close to 15 years, first for Hickinbotham then Dainton. We traced his career in beer right back to caring for cask ales in London and beyond.

Hit enter to search or ESC to close