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Carving Out A Niche: Small Festivals. Big Ideas

Carving Out A Niche: Small Festivals. Big Ideas

It's been a tough couple of years for beer festivals but events both large and small are roaring back. We chatted to the folks behind Juicy Fest, Rauchbier Festival and Lagerland to hear how breweries are carving out a niche in the festival space.

June 7, 2022 by Will Ziebell


GABS: Making A Stand

April 22, 2022 by Crafty Pint

Brewery stalls at festivals have gone from spill-spattered trestle tables to interactive experiences as brewers look to cut through the noise. Ahead of the first GABS of 2022, we asked 2021's Best in Show winners how they made a stand.


The Big Issue: The Future Of Beer Fests II

February 18, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Six months ago, we asked what beer festivals might look like in the new COVID-altered landscape. As events start to make their comeback, we revisited the topic to see what else has been learned and what might lie ahead.


A Summer Of GABS

November 18, 2020 by Will Ziebell

The pandemic has ensured 2020 became a year of cancellations but the team at GABS is hoping 2021 will look a fair bit different with the festival organisers announcing two new Queensland events for January.


The Big Issue: The Future Of Beer Fests

August 19, 2020 by Will Ziebell

How will beer festivals look in a post-COVID world? We chat to the organisers of those still going ahead in 2020 and others who've had to adapt about the future of major events in the local beer world.


Stepping Out From InCider

February 19, 2020 by George Levi

The Beer InCider Experience combined killer band lineups with scores of breweries (and ping pong) to become one of the country's biggest festivals. George Levi sat down with founder Marty Keetels to find out why he's moving on.


Back To The Future - The Rise Of Small Festivals

February 12, 2020 by Will Ziebell

There's a new breed of beer festival on the rise, one that combines elements of those from craft beer's earlier days with a more tightly-curated program of beers and brewers.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Kate & Shev

December 16, 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.


Making A Stand

June 25, 2019 by Mick Wust

From trestle tables and pull-up banners to 50s themed diners and entire breweries made of cardboard, brewery stands at beer festivals have come a long way. Mick Wust asks why it's important to stand out.


A Day In The Life Of: A Festival Volunteer

April 25, 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.

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