beer history

Victorian Heritage

Victorian Heritage

Bad Shepherd has plundered a bit of local brewing history in creating its new Victoria Pale Ale. It features the historic Melbourne Ale Yeast, brought back to life recently but dating back to the late 19th century.

November 14, 2018 by Will Ziebell


The Story Of: Hop Hog At Ten

October 9, 2018 by Guy Southern

When the story of this crazy period in Australia's beer history comes to be told, there will be a special place for Feral and its flagship beer, Hop Hog. As the beer turns ten, we go back in time with the two men behind it.


Mountain Goat At 20 – Part I

October 4, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Mountain Goat wasn't the first craft brewery to launch in Australia but for many beer drinkers, especially those from Melbourne, it has a special place in their heart. As it turns 20, we head back across the two decades in the company of owners and staff, past and present.


Infographic: American & Australian Craft Beer Timeline

July 7, 2017 by Crafty Pint

There's been much talk of how far the Australian craft beer industry lags behind that of the US. Here, tied in with our look at the state of play, we present a graphic timeline of the rise, fall and rise of the two countries' craft beer industries.


The Crafty Pint’s Top Stories of 2016

January 4, 2017 by Nick Oscilowski

Time for one final look back at the year in craft beer that was 2016. This time, instead of reflecting via the prism of its best new beers, we gather together some of the most read stories on the site over the past 12 months.


Here Gose

November 24, 2016 by Crafty Pint

Perhaps nothing should surprise in the contemporary beer world, yet the rise of gose is still an unexpected development. We chat to a couple of gose brewers and also look back into the history of the style in Germany.


The Story Of: Mountain Goat Hightail

October 3, 2016 by Crafty Pint

This month sees Mountain Goat turn 19, which means its first beer, Hightail, is also turning 19. A year on from the brewery's purchase by Asahi, we spoke to its brewer, Dave Bonighton, about the beer then and now.


The Story Of: Bridge Road Brewers Chevalier Saison

August 17, 2016 by Will Ziebell

It's Australia's longest brewed saison, a style that's becoming increasingly popular, and continues to charm drinkers and judges alike. Will Ziebell brings us the story behind Bridge Road's Chevalier Saison.


Drinking In Style: IPA

August 2, 2016 by Chris Brady

In advance of publishing the results from part II of our IPA blind tasting, our Resident Beer Scholar returns with a look at the style. Busting myths and telling the IPA's tale from the 18th century through to today's frenzied hop obsession.


Respect

August 25, 2015 by Crafty Pint

Stone & Wood has kicked off a series of beers that pay tribute to the people that helped create the beer scene we enjoy in Australia today. We chat to Forefather number one: Phil Sexton.

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