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Best New Victorian Beers of 2016

Each year, we assemble panels of experts around the country to come up with lists of the best new releases to come out of Australian breweries in the previous 12 months. This year, we kick off in Victoria, home to the most brewing companies in the land.

December 14th, 2016 by Crafty Pint


Aussies Win Big In London

September 6th, 2016 by Crafty Pint

Australian microbreweries collected both Supreme Champion trophies at last night's International Beer Challenge in London. Melbourne's Hawkers took out the brewery title with SA's Prancing Pony winning best beer.


The Big Issue: Gotta Catch 'Em All II

July 28th, 2016 by Kerry McBride

In part I of Gotta Catch 'Em All, we looked at the rise of beer hunting, collecting and rating in the craft beer community. Today, we delve deeper in the company of a diverse panel from the beer world, including Untappd's co-founder.


The Big Issue: Gotta Catch 'Em All

July 27th, 2016 by Kerry McBride

For some, tasting every new, rare and highly rated beer has become an addiction, one that's aided by sites and apps like RateBeer and Untappd. Over two days, Kerry McBride explores whether this is a good thing for beer.


Best Beers of 2016 – So Far

July 4th, 2016 by Crafty Pint

We're not big fans of lists here at Crafty Towers, but with so many new beers released every week we felt we'd make an exception to take stock midway through 2016. We asked contributors to nominate their best new brews and here are the top picks.


Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2015: The New Kids

January 27th, 2016 by Crafty Pint

Among the winners in yesterday's Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2015 countdown were three breweries new to the list in 2015. Pirate Life and Hawkers Beer both launched in 2015, while Big Shed came in with three entries. We spoke to them all.


Best New Beers of 2015: Victoria

December 29th, 2015 by Crafty Pint

For the fourth of our Best New Beers of 2015 roundups, we look at the state with the largest number of breweries and brewing companies. Which ten beers did our panel reckon were the best of the year? And do you agree?


Flaming Gala

September 18th, 2015 by Kerry McBride

A visit to the Good Beer Week Gala Showcase in March led one beer lover to launch his own beer business. We joined Ben's Brew Tours on one of its first tours.


Who Brews Venom?

September 11th, 2015 by Crafty Pint

After a lifetime growing up in pubs and working for breweries, Joel Drysdale has brought friends and family into his new brewing venture, Venom, which launched recently with the Kiwi-hopped Golden Ale.

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