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Best New WA Beers Of 2019

Just as it kick-started the modern craft beer industry, once more WA kicks off our annual Best New Beers series. Guy Southern canvassed more than 30 beer experts to come up with the best of the best.

December 19th, 2019 by Guy Southern


Crafty's Advent Calendar: OJ

December 18th, 2019 by James Smith

Owen Johnston was head brewer at Moo Brew when it launched and now works for HPA, helping get Aussie hops into the hands of brewers across the world. Here he is as we reach day 18 in our Advent Calendar.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Scotty Hargrave

December 17th, 2019 by James Smith

Along with his Balter co-founders, Scotty Hargrave has been part of the biggest story at the end of a big year. Here's what the head brewer has to say about the past decade and his thoughts on the industry now and to come.


Who Brews Grassy Knoll Beers?

December 16th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Beer and music have a wonderful ability to bring people together, and both lie at the heart of Grassy Knoll. The gypsy operation was founded by three mates, with head brewer Jeff Argent also a drummer with indie quartet Pirra.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Kate & Shev

December 16th, 2019 by James Smith

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.


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.

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