Last night's beer awards in Melbourne put the seal on an incredible first year for Balter as the Gold Coast brewery took out three major trophies. They were among several multiple winners, which included several locals and Dagon from Myanmar.
It's been three years since Wolf of the Willows launched its XPA and the number of beers bearing that name is growing fast. But does anyone agree on what an XPA should be? We ask some XPA brewers about the X factor.
It might be Autumn, but the beer calendar is still hot, with events and festivals going strong, especially as fresh hop season gets closer. Cabalistas can make the most of it, thanks to a bumper crop of special events and new offers.
A festival, a brewery tour, new offers including for Brewsvegas fans and the chance to win some free Balter beer. The Crafty Cabal is rolling through into February with a bang.
The 2016 GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll saw nine brewing companies appear for the first time. In the last of our related articles, we speak to the brewers and owners at three of them: Balter, Fixation and Blackman's.
As we near the end of the year, we head to Queensland for another look back at the best new beers released in 2016. The result is a list containing debut beers, fruit, barrels and much more besides.
It's only a few weeks since our last roundup of new listings on the site but, as the Crafty team expands with the industry, we're adding them faster than ever. So here's 12 more breweries, bars and bottleshops for you.
Earlier this year, we revealed that four of Australia's to surfers were planning to open a brewery on the Gold Coast. As Balter's opening moves closer, we catch up with their trophy-winning brewer to see what he has planned.