brewing

Drinking History

After researching the Australian Sparkling Pale Ale style for America's Brewing Network, Peter Symons began to delve further into historical Australian beer. The result is Bronzed Brews, a book blending history with 42 home brew recipes for historical beers.

Best New Beers of 2015: Tasmania

We kick off our end of year best of roundups in Tasmania. A panel of beer gurus gathered at Saint John Craft Beer to chew the fat and come up with their top 10 from all the new releases in the state in 2015.

Who Brews Hair Of The Dog XPA?

They met as part of the Merri Mashers, one of the youngest yet most proactive home brew clubs in Victoria, then decided that if they were making good beer, while not test it out on the public. And thus was born Old Wives Ales.

A Dozen More

We've added a dozen more new listings to our brewery, venue and bottleshop directories since our last roundup. So, as has become our habit, here they are collected in one place in case you missed them first time around.

Sweet And Sour

A sour beer has been named Australia's best craft beer of 2015, while there was more champion glory for Two Birds and Modus Operandi, as well as Freo's Monk at last night's Craft Beer Awards in Sydney.

Five Years Of Endeavour

They are one of the longest-running contract brewing companies in Australia and put a unique spin on their beers. As they celebrated turning five, Nick Oscilowski chatted with two-thirds of the Endeavour team about their unusual path to success.

Bottling The Farm

Two Metre Tall isn't the only Tasmanian brewery on a mission to create estate ales creating solely in homegrown ingredients. Van Dieman hopes to capture its farm in a beer soon too.

Smiles All Round

Smiling Samoyed, Prancing Pony and Vale Brewing were all smiles after taking out the major trophies at the 2015 Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards

Fox On The Loose

Vale Brewing has launched a second label, the tittersomely titled Fox Hat Brewing, as the place for head brewer Jeff Wright to cut loose with his beery theories.

Getting Into The Spirit

Marrickville's Batch Brewing Company has teamed up with Rosebery spirit producer Archie Rose to create a rye IPA and a rye spirit distilled from the same beer.

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Big Beers

With winter closing in, here's an article The Crafty Pint's founder originally wrote for James Halliday's Wine Companion Magazine looking at big, hearty beers.

Brew & A: Barossa Valley Brewing

Our latest Brew & A focuses on the new face heading up brewing at one of South Australia's longest-established micros, Barossa Valley Brewing.

Craft Beer Heroes: The Wheaty Crew

For many beer lovers and brewers, there is one Aussie beer bar that stands above the rest: Adelaide's Wheatsheaf Hotel. Its owners star as our latest Craft Beer Heroes.

James Halliday Article: Lock, Stock & Barrel

The latest edition of James Halliday’s Wine Companion Magazine has been dropping through the letterboxes of subscribers this week. It features an article we wrote on Farmhouse Ales (well, mostly Saisons)…

No Fuss Home Brew

Home brewing has come a long way from the foul-tasting concoctions of sugar and baker's yeast that your granddad used to make. The modern home brewer has access to many of the same ingredients that commercial…

How Beer Is Made 2

It’s been around for millennia and takes on all manner of guises, yet making good beer’s really all about understanding how to use four simple ingredients in harmony: water, grain, yeast and hops. In…

How Beer Is Made

Beer: in essence just water, grain and yeast – usually with a bunch of hops added – yet capable of being tailored into all manner of weird and wonderful concoctions. With a history stretching back…