Crafty Beer News

Win An Epic Hop Zombie 6pk + ZombieLand Double Tap Tickets 23/10/2019 - With Halloween around the corner, we're giving you the chance to win a 6-pack of the frighteningly delicious Epic Hop… READ MORE...
How To Make A Perfect Gin & Tonic 18/10/2019 - How To Make A Perfect Gin & Tonic Perhaps our favourite way to enjoy gin is in a Gin and Tonic.… READ MORE...
Hawkers Circus Oz Strong Pale Ale Friday Frothies – Hawkers Circus Oz Strong Pale Ale Review 10/10/2019 - It is scary just how fast these reviews are coming around at the moment.I think there is only about 10… READ MORE...
Hope Estate “Newy” Pacific Lager Friday Frothies – Hope Estate “Newy” Pacific Lager Review 04/10/2019 - Another week has flown by and a few good beverages have been sunk.This week’s pick of choice is a Pacific… READ MORE...
All You Need To Know About Oktoberfest 29/09/2019 - This year, Oktoberfest takes place from Sept. 21 to Oct. 6 in Munich, so we thought we’d take a look… READ MORE...
Friday Frothies – Grand Ridge Joker And The Thief Black IPA Review Friday Frothies – Coastal Booti KNEIPA Review 27/09/2019 - New Week, New Box, New Beer.A Hazy NEIPA from a Craft Cartel favourite - The Coastal Brewing Co.Brewed in Forster,… READ MORE...
strongest beer The 10 Strongest Beers 26/09/2019 - A few breweries are slugging it out to see who can create the most alcoholic beer in the world. Currently… READ MORE...
Dram With The Distiller: Josh Walker 23/09/2019 - Located in the small town of Timboon, just under 3 hours west of Melbourne by car, you’ll find the very… READ MORE...
Grand Ridge Joker And The Thief Black IPA Friday Frothies – Grand Ridge Joker And The Thief Black IPA Review 19/09/2019 - Happy Friday Everyone. We have made it through another week.This week out of the subscription box, I have pulled out… READ MORE...
Best Australian Brewery Accomodation 18/09/2019 - This week we've compiled a list of our favourite brewery accommodation across Australia. If you love craft beer and enjoy… READ MORE...
DAD & DAVE’S BREWING #1 PALE ALE Friday Frothies – Dad & Dave’s Brewing #1 Pale Ale Review 13/09/2019 - If you are currently reading this, it means that you have survived another working week. So try to sit back,… READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – STONE FEAR. MOVIE. LIONS. DOUBLE IPA Friday Frothies – Stone Fear. Movie. Lions. Double IPA Review 06/09/2019 - Wow. Where do I begin with this kickass beer? This is my second Stone Brewing Frothy Friday Review and the… READ MORE...
MISMATCH EVIL ARCHIES RED IPA Friday Frothies – Mismatch Evil Archie’s Red IPA Review 29/08/2019 - First beer out of the subscription box for this month.Some of you may have already seen my little teaser I… READ MORE...
Win a 14,000ft Big Drop 28/08/2019 - To celebrate the release of Capital Brewing Co.'s latest special release 'Big Drop Double IPA', we're giving you the chance… READ MORE...
Best Small Batch Whiskies For Dad 22/08/2019 - It's exciting times for Australian craft whisky with new distilleries popping up around the country. If your dad is a… READ MORE...
Friday Frothies – The Big Kahuna Review 16/08/2019 - Thought I would spice the reviews up this week and move away from the amazing IPAs and Pales that usually… READ MORE...
Father’s Day Gift Guide 2019 10/08/2019 - Forget socks and scratchies, give dad what he really wants. Beer, glorious beer! Or whisky, glorious whisky! Or wine, glorious… READ MORE...
FERAL IMPERIAL BIGGIE Friday Frothies – Feral Imperial Biggie Review 08/08/2019 - The Craft Cartel Subscription Box this month has been full of some absolute pearlers… and they do not get much… READ MORE...
Beer With The Brewer: Mattias Isaksson 07/08/2019 - Old Wives Ales started with a spark of curiosity amongst a clan of passionate home brewers, Nathan Keatch, Mattias Isaksson,… READ MORE...
Friday Frothies – Brendale Brewing General Industry IPA Review 02/08/2019 - Happy IPA Day for yesterday everyone!Don’t you just love an excuse to drink multiple beers on a week night.In honour… READ MORE...
Happy IPA Day 2019 31/07/2019 - What is IPA Day?International IPA Day takes place on the first Thursday of August, and it's one of our favourite… READ MORE...
Top 5 Craft Beer Countries 31/07/2019 - Since it's International Beer Day we’re inviting you to partake in a little armchair travelling with us, as we shine… READ MORE...
Two Birds India Pale Ale Friday Frothies – Two Birds India Pale Ale Review 26/07/2019 - First review from the July subscription this week everybody. It was a tough choice as well because the 8 beers… READ MORE...
Win Your Own IPA Day Party 16/07/2019 - With IPA Day coming up on August 1, we've teamed up with our mates at Akasha Brewing Company and Bigwig… READ MORE...
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 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 - With this Top 10 BYO Beer Restaurants List created by our own Matthew Corless, you can choose from a range… 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 With 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 - Craft Beer Glass Guide We often get asked, “does it matter what glass I drink my beer out of?” And… 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 Valentines 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...