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Crafty's Advent Calendar: Kate & Shev

They're the dictionary definition of work hard, play hard and continue to make an indelible mark on the Melbourne and wider Australian beer community. Behind door 16, it's the irrepressible Kate and Shev.

December 16th, 2019 by James Smith


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Richard Adamson

December 15th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

From playing in bands to brewing with native ingredients at Barons, from kickstarting the Inner West's beer revolution in Sydney to becoming an educator, Richard Adamson has brought much to the local beer world.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Mick Cameron

December 14th, 2019 by James Smith

After careers that took in bars, brewing and distribution here and overseas, Mick Cameron, son Jack and his best mate Red Proudfoot launched Pirate Life, a brewery that had instant impact before selling to AB InBev.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Pia Poynton

December 13th, 2019 by James Smith

She's worked in bars, repped for breweries, helps run the Pink Boots Society in WA, ran one of the country's most prolific beer blogs. But Pia Poynton is also one of those people who just makes the beer world better.


Boston Come To Town

December 13th, 2019 by Guy Southern

Great Southern brewery Boston today open the doors of their new Vic Park outpost. The Perth venue will help them reach more customers in the city and offer a wider range of their beers than found anywhere else.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Corey Crooks

December 12th, 2019 by James Smith

He was raised in a family of publicans and has taken what's in his blood to help turn his hometown of Newcastle into a craft beer city. We chatted to Corey Crooks of the 100 percent independent Aussie beer venue The Grain Store.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Peta Fielding

December 11th, 2019 by James Smith

Long before the Gold Coast became nationally recognised as a home of good beer, there was a couple trying to sell their beers to locals. Thirteen years on, here's Burleigh co-founder Peta Fielding reflecting on the change.


Meet The New GABS. Same As The Old GABS

December 11th, 2019 by James Smith

As voting opens for the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Beers of 2019, we introduce the man who took over both festival and poll earlier this year, Mike Bray, and find out where he plans to take the two in the coming years.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: David Cryer

December 10th, 2019 by James Smith

It's time for a trip across The Ditch on day ten of our Advent Calendar, not for a New Zealand-themed entry in the series but to catch up with a man whose work will have made it into many of the beers you've enjoyed.


All Aboard The Beer Quality Motorhome

December 10th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

In recent months, Lallemand Brewing's technical manager Dan McCulloch has been taking a motorhome around Australia visiting breweries. Will Ziebell jumped on board to find out what he was doing and, more importantly, ask why.

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