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Infographic: American & Australian Craft Beer Timeline

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.

July 7th, 2017 by Crafty Pint


Beer Travel: Greece

June 26th, 2017 by Bert Spinks

Last time we heard from Storyteller Spinks, he was in Turkey. He's since moved on to Greece, where he's ensured plenty of time on his travels has been spent in the company of people working in and writing about the country's nascent craft beer scene.


The Collaborators: Oxebar

June 8th, 2017 by Will Ziebell

The Collaborators is our series shining a spotlight on businesses working alongside the craft beer industry. Here, we chat to the Melbourne manufacturers of an innovative new one-way keg called Kegasaurus.


Rocks Puts Its Brewery Up For Sale

June 2nd, 2017 by Crafty Pint

One of Sydney's largest breweries is going on the market. One of the partners in Rocks Brewing has decided to exit the business meaning the brewery and venue in Alexandria – but not the brewing company – is set to be sold.


Our Man In NZ: Kiwi Hops

May 24th, 2017 by Jono Galuszka

The New Zealand hop industry produces some of the most sought after varieties in the world. Jono Galuszka spent time with NZ Hops and one of the lead scientists behind the development of new hops to find out more.


Craft Beer Rides North

April 27th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

For all the talk about microbreweries bursting into life across Tasmania, the north has been lacking supportive retailers. That's steadily changing, with new venues opening and old ones enjoying a new lease on life.


First Among Equals

April 5th, 2017 by Kerry McBride

​A brewery’s first beer can tell you a lot about how the owners want to present themselves, acting as a marker of what's to come. Kerry McBride chats to three brewers about the nature of what comes first, and how it sets up all that follows.


Brewing Without Borders

March 31st, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Breweries will be able to hire brewers from overseas more easily after Hawkers successfully secured a 457 visa for one of their brewers. This is the first time brewing has been recognised as a skill suitable for a Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa.


Starting A Brewery: The Early Days

March 27th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Thinking of starting out in brewing? Keen to learn more about the realities of chasing that dream? Here, we find out what four Australian brewing company owners have learned in their first year of operation.


The Breeder

March 23rd, 2017 by Will Ziebell

Washington State based Select Botanicals Group has developed some of the hops most beloved of craft brewers. We met head breeder Jason Perrault when he was in Melbourne to talk torture, promiscuity and limitless possibilities.

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