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Best Autumn Red Ales 03/04/2020 - Feel that? A lowering of the heat, maybe a faint crispness to the air? Autumn is here. And while we're… READ MORE...
Friday Frothies – Slipstream Scooter American Red Ale Review 27/03/2020 - Welcome to another Friday guys. Hope you are all staying safe and at home (if you can) and my thoughts… READ MORE...
WIN A GARAGE PROJECT T-SHIRT + MIXED CASE 25/03/2020 - Craft Cartel Liquor's Brewery Series invites beer lovers to explore the core range and seasonal releases of our favourite independent… READ MORE...
Friday Frothies – Mornington Galaxy Odyssey Passionfruit Sour Review Friday Frothies – Mornington Galaxy Odyssey Passionfruit Sour Review 20/03/2020 - Welcome back all, I hope you are all keeping safe and well during these strange and scary times.This week, I… READ MORE...
BEER WITH THE BREWER: PETE GILLESPIE BEER WITH THE BREWER: PETE GILLESPIE 18/03/2020 - Behind every great brewery is a great brewer, and that man at Garage Project is Pete Gillespie.Ahead of the launch… READ MORE...
Friday Frothies – Jetty Road XPA Review Friday Frothies – Jetty Road XPA Review 13/03/2020 - Happy Friday Everybody!Hope you’re not stuck inside being quarantined this weekend. But if you are, maybe try ordering a subscription… READ MORE...
Friday Frothies – Rodenbach Fruitage Review 06/03/2020 - How could I go past this pint sized like can for a Friday Frothy Review?Rodenbach are the pinnacle when it… READ MORE...
Meet Our Beer Reviewer: Benny Dalton 28/02/2020 - Melbournian Benny Dalton has been reviewing the craft beers in our Monthly Subscription Boxes for yonks now, so we felt… READ MORE...
Friday Frothies – Dainton Easy Peasy Review 27/02/2020 - Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy is the saying right?I now believe that saying was talking about just how well this Lemonade… READ MORE...
Friday Frothies – Ballistic Hawaiian Haze Review 21/02/2020 - Happy Friday Everybody!Hope your week has been well and your beers have been tasty.This week’s beer of choice is from… READ MORE...
WIN A KAIJU! BEER T-SHIRT + MIXED CASE 18/02/2020 - Craft Cartel Liquor's Brewery Series invites beer lovers to explore the core range and seasonal releases of our favourite independent… READ MORE...
Friday Frothies – Moon Dog Old Mate Review 13/02/2020 - With the amount of different beers Moon Dog release every month and the amazing Moon Dog World that they have… READ MORE...
BEER WITH THE BREWER: NAT REEVES 05/02/2020 - Ahead of the launch of our KAIJU! Beer Pack we caught up with brewer Nat Reeves (pictured right) who co-founded… READ MORE...
Friday Frothies – Grassy Knoll Session Ale Review 31/01/2020 - It is still bloody hot in most of the country, so this week I am sticking true to the lighter… READ MORE...
Valentine’s Day Competition 29/01/2020 - Valentine's Day is around the corner and Craft Cartel Liquor is giving you the chance to win a popular Top… READ MORE...
Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Of 2019 27/01/2020 - On the Australia Day long weekend the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2019 were revealed. Now in its… READ MORE...
Friday Frothies – PIRATE LIFE AÇAI AND PASSIONFRUIT SOUR Review 24/01/2020 - With the warm weather that is engulfing the country at the moment, it was only a logical choice to have… READ MORE...
2020 Valentine’s Day Beer Gift Guide 22/01/2020 - Everyone goes with chocolate and flowers for Valentine’s Day. But why? Like chocolate, beer is ancient (with beer a full… READ MORE...
OCEAN-REACH-IPA Friday Frothies – Ocean Reach IPA Review 17/01/2020 - Happy New Year Everybody.I hope your festive period was as fun and fattening as mine. We are now back into… READ MORE...
Brendan’s Top 10 Beers of 2019 31/12/2019 - With the 'GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2019' set to be announced on January 25th, we caught up… READ MORE...
Beer Gift Ideas: Christmas Gifts for Beer Lovers 18/12/2019 - The countdown to Christmas is on! So, we've put together this gift guide to make your life a little easier.… READ MORE...
BEST GIFT FOR THE BEER CONNOISSEUR: RARE BEERS 16/12/2019 - For the guy or gal who knows what’s what when it comes to craft beer, why not get them a… READ MORE...
Friday Frothies – Deep Creek Miss Tiki Review 13/12/2019 - Welcome back for another week.Few more beers closer to Christmas now!This week’s beer of choice is from our mates from… READ MORE...
Friday Frothies – FIXATION SQUISH CITRUS IPA Review 06/12/2019 - Congratulations on surviving another week leading up to Christmas. We are nearly done for the year (except you poor retail… READ MORE...
Friday Frothies – Hawke’s Underdog Pilsner Review 29/11/2019 - Now that we are at the narrow end of the year, the weather is getting hotter, beers are getting colder… READ MORE...
Yulli's Slick Rick's Rampaging Red Ale Review Friday Frothies – Yulli’s Slick Rick’s Rampaging Red Ale Review 22/11/2019 - It was a tough one choosing which beer to write about for the last selection from this month's subscription box.… READ MORE...
Friday Frothies – EPIC HOP ZOMBIE Review 15/11/2019 - There are not many 8.5% beers that you can put down as easy as water.Usually there is a strong hop… READ MORE...
Win Craft Beer for a Year 10/11/2019 - Love trying new Aussie brews? Here's your chance to win fresh craft beer delivered to your door for a year.… READ MORE...
Friday Frothies – Sauce Hop Sauce Pale Ale Review Friday Frothies – Sauce Hop Sauce Pale Ale Review 08/11/2019 - With the weather starting to be consistently hotter, lighter, more refreshing beers are starting to become the go to beers.Luckily,… READ MORE...
Crafty Designs – Gustavo Ortega (Hop Nation) 06/11/2019 - Thanks to their distinct branding Hop Nation’s beers are easy to identify when you stroll up to a chock-full bottle… READ MORE...
Friday Frothies – NOMAD SOUTH PACIFIC LUAU Review 01/11/2019 - First review out of the new subscription box is always the hardest because I have to find which of the… READ MORE...
Beer with the Brewer – Jackson Beavis 30/10/2019 - Situated 20 minutes drive from Renmark on the banks of the stunning Murray River, you’ll find Woolshed Brewery. Once a… READ MORE...
Five Frighteningly Delicious Halloween Beers 28/10/2019 - Whether you are stocking up for a party or spending the night on the couch watching a scary movie marathon,… READ MORE...
Friday Frothies – Blackman’s Milk Choc Dark Lager Review 24/10/2019 - Spring is a weird season.Rainy and cold one day and then hot and sunny the next, it is the crossover… READ MORE...
Beer 101 with Akasha’s Dave Padden 24/10/2019 - When: Thursday, November 14th (6.00pm to 7.30pm)Where: Akasha Brewing Company - 10-12 Spencer Street, Five Dock NSWPrice: $35pp (Includes 6 x 150ml… READ MORE...
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...