Crafty Beer News

Akasha Canada Bay Ale FRIDAY FROTHIES – AKASHA CANADA BAY ALE REVIEW 12/07/2019 - What a beautiful looking beer.Poured the Canada Bay Ale by Akasha Brewing this week and was pleasantly surprised.Being from Melbourne,… READ MORE...
BASTILLE DAY WINE TASTING 10/07/2019 - Bastille Day is coming up on Sunday, July 14th so naturally we are celebrating with some fine French wine and you're… READ MORE...
WHAT IS A BARREL AGED BEER? 08/07/2019 - Brewing beer is a science, but brewing great beer is an art. In no other stage of the brewing process is… READ MORE...
Temple Brewing Weston St IPA FRIDAY FROTHIES – TEMPLE BREWING WESTON ST IPA REVIEW 05/07/2019 - Another week down. Another few subscription beers demolished. This week's beer of choice from the Craft Cartel Subscription is the… READ MORE...
Top 10 BYO Beer Restaurants 03/07/2019 - Here at Craft Cartel Liquor we believe that enjoying a delicious meal with your favourite brew is a sacred activity… READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – MURRAY’S YELLOW SUBMARINE NEIPA REVIEW 28/06/2019 - The beauty of the monthly subscription box is that you get beers from breweries you may not have seen or… READ MORE...
IPA TASTING WTIH AKASHA’S DAVE PADDEN & MERRICK WATTS 23/06/2019 - Dave Padden head brewer and co-owner of Akasha Brewing Company caught up with Craft Cartel's Ben Malouf and 2GB's Merrick… READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – STONE MOXEE GOLD IPA REVIEW 21/06/2019 - Welcome back to another addition of Frothy Fridays and welcome to the first beer from the June monthly subscription!If this… READ MORE...
WINTER BEER: A QUICK GUIDE TO DARK BEER 19/06/2019 - Just as summer ales quench your thirst on a hot day, dark ales warm you up from the inside out. They’re the… READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – OLD WIVES ALES LACTOHOP GALAXY REVIEW 14/06/2019 - If you are looking for something to spice up your boring, ordinary life, then look no further than Old Wives… READ MORE...
BEER WITH THE BREWER: SHAUN BLISSETT 12/06/2019 - Ahead of the launch of the fifth instalment of our Brewery Series, we caught up with Wayward Brewing Co’s Head… READ MORE...
HAVE A BEER FOR BOB….ON US 12/06/2019 - With the State Memorial Service for the Honourable Robert James Lee Hawke AC, former Prime Minister of Australia, taking place… READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – VALE TROPICAL ALE REVIEW 07/06/2019 - Now that the summer months are over and we are deep into the winter feels, lighter more refreshing beers start… READ MORE...
Ultimate Gin Guide ULTIMATE GIN GUIDE 06/06/2019 - World Gin Day is coming up on Saturday, June 8th and Australia has a lot to celebrate. Australian craft distilleries… READ MORE...
WIN A WAYWARD BREWING WINTER PACK 04/06/2019 - We're giving you the chance to #WIN a Mixed Case of Wayward Brewing Co's stellar core range plus a Patagonia… READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – BODRIGGY ZOOTER DOOZY REVIEW 30/05/2019 - Bodriggy Zooter DoozySOURABV: 5.1%Reviewed by Special Guest Reviewer @brewtifully_brewedHappy Friday everybody, and a warm welcome back to another Frothy Friday review.The… READ MORE...
brick lane red hoppy ale FRIDAY FROTHIES – BRICK LANE RED HOPPY ALE REVIEW 24/05/2019 - Brewery: Brick Lane Brewing CoStyle: RED ALEABV: 5.3%Reviewed by Special Guest Reviewer @brewtifully_brewedWelcome back to another Frothy Friday. Apologies for another… READ MORE...
AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL BEER AWARDS 2019…THE RESULTS ARE IN! 17/05/2019 - The Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) took place in Melbourne on May 16th and in case you missed them, here… READ MORE...
BEER WITH THE BREWER: DAVE PADDEN 15/05/2019 - A lover of hops, particularly the American variety, Akasha’s owner and head brewer, Dave Padden caught up with us for… READ MORE...
MUST-TRY FESTIVAL BEERS AT GABS 2019 12/05/2019 - The GABS Beer, Cider and Food Festival is back for another huge year and ready to send your taste buds… READ MORE...
STAR WARS BEER GUIDE 2019 02/05/2019 - To celebrate Star Wars Day, we've compiled the Ultimate Star Wars Beer Guide featuring our dark collaboration brew with the… READ MORE...
WIN ULTIMATE STAR WARS BEER PACK 30/04/2019 - May the 4th be with you. To celebrate the galaxy far, far away, Craft Cartel Liquor is giving you the… READ MORE...
MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE 2019 – MUM DESERVES A DRINK! 29/04/2019 - Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and you’re looking for the perfect gift. We’re glad you’re here. Your mum successfully kept… READ MORE...
BEST CHOCOLATE BEERS FOR EASTER 19/04/2019 - This Easter, why not trade chocolate eggs for chocolate beers? Or better still, indulge in both! To save you from going… READ MORE...
Moon Dog Adrian Mcnulty BEER WITH THE BREWER: ADRIAN MCNULTY “AKA MACCA” 17/04/2019 - Boy, do we enjoy Moon Dog’s playful wordplay. Nearly as much as we love their outlandish beers that meld styles… READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – MOON DOG THUNDER LIPS YUZU RED IPA REVIEW 05/04/2019 - Moon Dog Thunder Lips Yuzu Red IPA Red IPA ABV: 6% Reviewed by Craft Cartel Liquor's Manager, Brendan Leenders: Today,… READ MORE...
CRAFT BEER GLASS GUIDE 03/04/2019 - We often get asked, “does it matter what glass I drink my beer out of?” And our answer is always,… READ MORE...
guide to red ales AUTUMN BEER: A QUICK GUIDE TO RED ALES 25/03/2019 - Feel that? A lowering of the heat, maybe a faint crispness to the air? Autumn is here. And you need… READ MORE...
wade hurley capital brewery BEER WITH THE BREWER – WADE HURLEY 20/03/2019 - Ahead of the release of our Capital Brewing Co. Pack featuring the much anticipated Hang Loose Juice, we caught up… READ MORE...
Pirate Life Brewery Launch Party - Featured Image PIRATE LIFE PORT ADELAIDE BREWERY LAUNCH PARTY 10/03/2019 - This weekend, our chief website developer and designer, James, got to attend Pirate Life’s mammoth party to celebrate the launch… READ MORE...
Women in craft beer Tamie Thorn Capital Brewing WOMEN IN CRAFT BEER: TAMIE THORN 07/03/2019 - As it’s International Women’s Day, we reckoned it was a good excuse to catch up with one of our favourite… READ MORE...
BIRTHDAY BEER GIFT GUIDE 04/03/2019 - Someone’s having a birthday and that someone loves beer. You’ve come to the right place. This is our guide to… READ MORE...
Fresh is best blog FRESH BEER IS BETTER BEER 19/02/2019 - Here’s the trouble with craft beer: Brewers do everything in their power to perfect each beer they make — waking… READ MORE...
2019 VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE FOR BEER LOVERS 01/02/2019 - Everyone goes with chocolate and flowers for Valentine’s Day. But why? Like chocolate, beer is ancient (with beer a full… READ MORE...
HOTTEST 100 AUSSIE CRAFT BEERS OF 2018 29/01/2019 - On the Australia Day long weekend the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2018 were revealed. Now in its… READ MORE...
WHAT OUR FAVE BREWERS ARE DRINKING ON AUSTRALIA DAY 23/01/2019 - We recently caught up with some of our favourite Aussie brewers to find out how they’ll be spending Australia Day.… READ MORE...
BEAT THE HEAT: A GUIDE TO SUMMER ALES 21/01/2019 - You may have noticed: it’s really hot right now. With big areas of our country racing past 42° what you… READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – OTHERSIDE BREWING CO. REVIEW 18/01/2019 - When we got word that the folks from Otherside Brewing Co. in WA wanted us to be one of only… READ MORE...
THE HAZE CRAZE: A QUICK GUIDE TO NEIPAS 30/12/2018 - What is a New England IPA (NEIPA)?The perfect beer for summer, a New England India Pale Ale (NEIPA) is a… READ MORE...
OUR BESTSELLING CRAFT BEERS OF 2018 29/12/2018 - As we cheers the end of 2018, we thought we’d take a look at our bestselling craft beers of the… READ MORE...
BEER GIFT IDEAS: CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR BEER LOVERS 12/12/2018 - The countdown to Christmas is on! So, we've put together this gift guide to make your life a little easier.… READ MORE...
HOW TO CELLAR BEER? 11/12/2018 - Some of you have asked us how best to cellar your beer. We put this post together to tell you… READ MORE...
BLACK HOPS FIENS IMPERIAL EGGNOG STOUT CHRISTMAS PUDDING 11/12/2018 - Black Hops Fiens Imperial Eggnog Stout Christmas Pudding What’s better than Christmas pudding? Christmas pudding infused with Black Hops Fiens… READ MORE...
IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY! UNLOCK YOUR FREE BEER 28/11/2018 - To celebrate Craft Cartel Liquor's 2nd Birthday, we're shouting you a free 375ml can of one of our favourite beers… READ MORE...
HOW TO PAIR FOOD WITH BEER FOR THE HOLIDAYS 26/11/2018 - Welcome to the festive season. Gatherings, family dinners, various shindigs — all in celebration of the holidays and all involving… READ MORE...
WHY YOU NEED A (BETTER) BEER GROWLER 13/11/2018 - As a true fan of beer, you’re no doubt familiar with the growler. But maybe you’ve wondered about its origins.… READ MORE...
WHAT IS DRY-HOPPED BEER? 26/10/2018 - Before refrigeration existed, brewers would toss hops in a barrel of beer before shipping it off to the pub. The… READ MORE...
WIN A LUXURY GOLD COAST GETAWAY + FRIDGE FULL OF BALTER! 22/10/2018 - Win A Luxury Gold Coast Getaway + Fridge Full of Balter! We’ve teamed up with Australia’s favourite craft brewery to… READ MORE...
BEER WITH THE BREWER – NOMAD BREWING CO. 17/10/2018 - Nomad Brewing Co’s head brewer Brooks Caretta has spent years brewing around the world including New York and Rome, before… READ MORE...
UNTAMED BEER: A QUICK GUIDE TO SOURS 10/10/2018 - Is there a “new” style of beer in town? At the pub, on the shelf, even here at Craft Cartel,… READ MORE...
IPA BEER: A QUICK GUIDE 24/09/2018 - As the weather warms up, the important question is: Which beer will you drink this spring? We suggest a bold,… READ MORE...
WIN A GROWLERWERKS UKEG (VALUED AT $285) 11/09/2018 - Love fresh draught beer at home? We're giving you the chance to #WIN a GrowlerWerks Copper Plated 1.89L uKeg valued… READ MORE...
BEERS INSPIRED BY YOUR FAVOURITE TREATS 05/09/2018 - More and more brewers are turning to their favourite sweet treats for flavour inspiration, with playful beers like Dainton Cherry… READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – DAINTON MOCHA CHOCCA REVIEW 31/08/2018 - Dainton Mocha Chocca New England Black Rye IPA ABV: 6% It sounds like something that Gloria Jeans would have on… READ MORE...
WIN A CASE OF OLD MAN YELLS AT CLOUD NEIPA 13/08/2018 - We're giving you the chance to win a case of Old Wives Ales Old Man Yells At Cloud NEIPA.Loaded with… READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – HAIRYMAN AMBURLESQUE REVIEW 10/08/2018 - Special Guest Reviewer - Nigel Ayling (Founder of We Love Craft Beer)Hairyman AmBurlesqueAmber AleABV: 5.8%Damn this is packed full of flavour.… READ MORE...
CRAFTY FATHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS 09/08/2018 - Crafty Father's Day Gift Ideas Forget socks and scratchies! Our popular craft beer and spirit gifts are guaranteed to earn… READ MORE...
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL BEER DAY – FRI, AUG 3 2018 02/08/2018 - 30% Off International Craft Beer Singles!We reckon the best way to celebrate International Beer Day on Friday, August 3rd is… READ MORE...
UNLOCK YOUR FREE BEER! SIGN UP TO OUR E-NEWS 16/07/2018 - Craft Cartel Liquor is shouting a free beer to the first 50 people who sign up to their e-newsletter! Choose… READ MORE...
CRAFTERNOON – 5 WAYS TO RECYCLE A BEER KEG 15/07/2018 - We prefer our beer kegs full of glorious beer, but once they're empty there are some cool ways you can… READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – KAIJU WHERE STRIDES THE BEHEMOTH REVIEW 13/07/2018 - Brendan Leenders’ Staff Pick Kaiju Where Strides The Behemoth Double Imperial Black IPA ABV: 10% I grabbed this can this… READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – MURRAY’S GINNI HENDRIX PALE ALE REVIEW 06/07/2018 - Brendan Leenders' Friday Staff Pick Murray's Ginni Hendrix Pale Ale ABV: 4.6% In October 2016, a fire ripped through their… READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – EDEN BREWERY PHOENIX D KOTBUSSER REVIEW 29/06/2018 - Tania's Friday Staff Pick Eden Brewery Phoenix D Kotbusser ABV: 5% I have to say I had never tried a… READ MORE...
WIN A ‘WE LOVE CRAFT BEER’ PRIZE PACK 26/06/2018 - As you may have heard, we've teamed up with the awesome online craft beer community, We Love Craft Beer!Each month,… READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – BLACK HOPS OPERATION ‘CODE RED’ REVIEW 15/06/2018 - Brendan Leenders’ Friday Staff Pick Black Hops Operation ‘Code Red’ ABV: 6.2% On June 17th 2016, Eddie Oldfield, Dan Norris… READ MORE...
ULTIMATE WINTER STOUT GUIDE 15/06/2018 - Can we woo you over to the dark side? Known for their warming roasted flavours, there is nothing better than… READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – MOON DOG CAKE HOLE REVIEW 08/06/2018 - Brad Kingsman’s Friday Staff Pick Moon Dog Cake Hole Black Forest Stout ABV: 6.5% Moon Dog Craft Brewery have always… READ MORE...
MEET NIGEL AYLING – FOUNDER OF ‘WE LOVE CRAFT BEER’ 07/06/2018 - Here is some news hot off the press...we're teaming up with Australian online craft beer community – We Love Craft… READ MORE...
STATE OF ORIGIN BEER GUIDE 05/06/2018 - To mark the first State of Origin clash, we’ve put together a list of our top NSW and QLD session… READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – 3 RAVENS MOUSSEY JUICY REVIEW 01/06/2018 - Brendan Leenders' Staff Pick 3 Ravens Moussey Juicy Chocolate Milkshake NEIPA (New England Black India Pale Ale) ABV: 6% When… READ MORE...
WIN A DOUBLE PASS TO GABS SYDNEY 30/05/2018 - Craft Cartel Liquor is giving you the chance to WIN a Double Pass to GABS Sydney this Saturday, June 2nd… READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – STOCKADE/DADIVA TWO BRIDGES SESSION IPA REVIEW 25/05/2018 - Tania’s Friday Staff Pick Stockade/Dadiva Two Bridges Session IPA ABV: 4.9% Stockade have recently been doing some collabs with Brazilian… READ MORE...
AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL BEER AWARDS 2018…THE RESULTS ARE IN! 21/05/2018 - The Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) took place in Melbourne on May 16th and in case you missed them, here… READ MORE...
WIN A SEASONAL CASE FROM BRIDGE ROAD BREWERS 17/05/2018 - Situated in Beechworth (VIC), we’ve long admired Bridge Road Brewers’ creativity. Founder Ben Kraus and his team continually dream up… READ MORE...
BEER WITH THE BREWER: BRIDGE ROAD BREWERS 17/05/2018 - Our bottle shop manager, Brendan Leenders recently visited Bridge Road Brewers in Beechworth, Victoria to attend the fourth High Country… READ MORE...