News & Feature Stories

Crafty Crawls: Footscray

In the relatively short period since we ran our first Crafty Crawl guide on Footscray and surrounds, things have developed apace. Here, Luke Robertson takes us on a tour of his home turf to bring things up to date.

May 3rd, 2019 by Luke Robertson


Brew & A: Ken Friend

May 2nd, 2019 by Mick Wust

He went from homebrewing in the Air Force to trainee brewer to head brewer in just a year. Now settled in at the helm of 4 Hearts in Ipswich, we invited Ken Friend to be part of our Brew & A series.


Even More Monkey Business

May 1st, 2019 by Guy Southern

Margaret River-based Cheeky Monkey this week unveiled a new look as they look to step things up following the opening of a $4m production brewery. Guy Southern dropped in to find out more.


Meet The Hop Doctor

April 30th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Dr Tom Shellhammer is a world-leading expert in hop chemistry helping brewers understand how better to use hops. We caught up with him in Tasmania as he gives a series of talks in Australia.


Black Arts: Brand New. Kinda.

April 29th, 2019 by Luke Robertson

The beer scene in Melbourne's west – and the country's cluster of barrel-ageing and blending specialists – is set to grow again this week with the launch of Black Arts. Luke Robertson called in.


Help Us Get Blind: Pint Of Origin Championship II

April 29th, 2019 by Crafty Pint

Time for the second and final vote to help us decide which 16 IPAs will go head-to-head in the first Pint of Origin Blind Tasting Championship at Good Beer Week 2019.


Crafty Crawls: Wollongong

April 27th, 2019 by Glen Humphries

It's home to one of the longest-established brewing companies in Australia and, these days, a growing number of other good beer hangouts. Local beer writer Glen Humphries takes us on a tour of his hometown.


Gage Launch Atomic Beer Project

April 26th, 2019 by Guy Southern

Gage Roads has revealed details of a new venture, with Atomic, its American style pale ale, evolving into a new brand focused on hop forward beers, the Atomic Beer Project.


A Day In The Life Of: A Festival Volunteer

April 25th, 2019 by Mick Wust

Volunteers are often the unsung heroes of the beer festivals that bring joy to beer lovers across the country. But why do they do it? And what makes a good one? We chat to one of the best to find out.


The Collaborators: FermenTasmania

April 24th, 2019 by David Douglas

FermenTasmania is a not-for-profit organisation looking to boost all Tasmanian industries working with fermentation in one way or another. We got in touch with one of the founders to find out more.

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