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Best New WA Beers of 2017

Best New WA Beers of 2017

Big beers. Small beers. Hazy beers. Crazy beers. Which new releases from WA's brewers made our Best New Beers of 2017 list? Here, Guy Southern and Pia Poynton present the rundown selected by beer gurus from across the state.

December 15, 2017 by Guy Southern


Bottling The Farm

December 13, 2017 by Bert Spinks

Van Dieman has released the first two of its "estate ales" – beers brewed with ingredients grown and sourced entirely on Will Tatchell's family farm south of Launceston. Bert Spinks joined him for a tasting and tour of the farm he's finally bottled.


Pirate Life Sold To CUB

November 30, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Pirate Life Brewing has been sold to CUB / AB InBev. More to come...


More On The Pirate Life Sale to AB InBev

November 30, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Following the announcement that Pirate Life has been sold to CUB/AB InBev, we chatted to the Adelaide brewery's co-founder Mick Cameron and Peter Filipovic of AB InBev to find out more.


The Other Side Of The Coin

November 23, 2017 by Guy Southern

When Feral sold to Coca Cola Amatil last month, two iconic WA brands were affected. The other was Nail, which had been in partnership with Feral for the past six years. We caught up with Nail's John Stallwood to see what the sale means for him.


Crafty Crawls: Brisbane's Suburban Bars I

November 10, 2017 by Julia Charalambous

Breweries and venues serving up the good stuff are popping up further and further away from Brisbane's CBD. Here, in part one of a two-part Crafty Crawl, Jules Charalambous checks out some gems in Brisbane's northside.


Cans, Bands and Beer Lands

October 31, 2017 by Kerry McBride

The combination of good music and craft beer has become a common sight at music festivals across the United States. In Australia, progress is slower, but the ironclad grip of the big boys is slowly loosening and local Australian breweries are sneaking their way in.


Coca-Cola Amatil Buys Feral Brewing

October 12, 2017 by Crafty Pint

WA trailblazer Feral Brewing has become the latest leading Australian craft brewery to sell its business to a multinational operation. Today, it was announced the business has been acquired 100 percent by Coca-Cola Amatil.


Who Brews On The Western Ridge?

October 11, 2017 by Matt King

From a single keg first release to expletive-bearing tinnies and nine other beers along the way, it's been a busy first 11 months for the fiercely local and independent Western Ridge Brewing Collective from the Barossa Valley.


Strait Forward

October 10, 2017 by Will Ziebell

In the grand scheme of things, Tasmania isn't that far from the mainland. Yet the Bass Strait has proven a challenging hurdle for most of the state's small brewers. Change could be at hand, however, as Will Ziebell discovers.

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