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The Big Issue: Brewer Shortage

As the craft beer industry continues to expand at a rate of knots, it's experiencing growing pains. Among them is a shortage of experienced brewers, an issue that can prove costly, time-consuming and, potentially, dangerous.

Breaking China

A growing number of Australian brewers is looking to break into the Chinese market. The craft beer market may be tiny percentage wise, but is still large in numbers. So how can brewers hope to make it there? And what beers are in demand?

Behind Bars: Zach Hill

There's been a fair bit focus on Ballarat recently, with the launch a Beer Trail and announcements of a $100m brewery project and a Brewing Centre of Excellence. Here, one of the city's barmen tells us what's happening on the ground.

Crafty Crawls: Ballarat City Guide

Each summer, Ballarat attracts thousands of beer fanciers to its City Oval for its annual festival. But, with four breweries and a growing number a craft venues, there's plenty of reason for beer lovers to visit at other times.

Tour de Brew

​You don’t have to look far to find a beer lover who also spends a fair bit of their time in the bike saddle, especially in Victoria. Kerry McBride speaks to three Victorian breweries helping keep the state’s cyclists well hydrated about the bonds between the two worlds.

A Day In The Life Of: A Beer Rep

Ever wondered what it's like to work in the beer world? Is it as much fun as you think it would be? And what skills do you need to take on roles in the beer industry? A Day In The Life Of seeks to answer those questions and more. Starting with #replife.

Craft Shopping

Building upon their runaway success at in Croydon, the Public Brewery team has opened a second venue in a most unlikely spot: a shopping centre. The Cellar Door showcases local beer, wine and produce at Eastlands and could make mall shopping actually enjoyable.

Music To Your Beers

Hear the band, drink the beer! The Crafty Pint explores the not-so-unlikely world of collaborations between musician and brewer. And discovers a surprising number of beer nuts that fall into both camps.

Getting Blind With Crafty: Stouts

For our latest Blind Tasting we gathered a panel of beer experts to taste more than 25 local and international stouts. Who came out on top?

Crafty Six: Independence Day

You could argue that American craft beer has influenced Aussie brewers more than any other beer scene in the world. So, for July 4th, we've chosen six of the best locally-brewed, US-inspired beers.

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