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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...
WIN A LUXURY GOLD COAST GETAWAY + FRIDGE FULL OF BALTER! 08/10/2018 - Win A Luxury Gold Coast Getaway+ Fridge Full of Balter!We’ve teamed up with Australia’s favourite craft brewery to give you 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...
MUST-TRY FESTIVAL BEERS AT GABS 2018 15/05/2018 - What do Tasmanian jam, toasted marshmallows, rhubarb, Skittles, ice cream, yuzu, gin, Bertie Beetles and snails have in common? They're READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – YULLI’S BREWS AMANDA MANDARIN IPA REVIEW 10/05/2018 - Brad Kingsman’s Friday Staff Pick! Yulli's Brews Amanda Mandarin IPA ABV: 6.7% This cheeky gal Amanda had me fooled at READ MORE...
STAR WARS BEER GUIDE 03/05/2018 - To celebrate Star Wars Day, we’ve put together the ultimate Star Wars Beer Guide, featuring our dark collaboration with The READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – REVENGE OF THE PITH REVIEW 03/05/2018 - Nick’s Friday Staff Pick! (It’s kinda tough writing about your own beer, so we asked one of our customers to READ MORE...
MOTHER’S DAY GIN GIFT GUIDE 02/05/2018 - Mother's Day is around the corner, so we've curated a selection of our favourite Australian craft gins that are certain to top READ MORE...
CELEBRATE KING’S DAY WITH THE BEST DUTCH BEERS 26/04/2018 - While we generally shine the spotlight on Aussie craft beer, from time to time we love introducing you to our favourite international brews. READ MORE...
WIN THE BEST BEER IN THE WORLD – WESTVLETEREN XII 26/04/2018 - Here is your chance to win a bottle of Westvleteren 12 (ABV: 10.2%), a classic Belgian Quad that many deem to READ MORE...
FRENCHIES BISTRO & BREWERY 17/04/2018 - If you live in Sydney and have not yet visited Frenchies Bistro & Brewery in Rosebery, be sure to put READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – PIRATE LIFE PILSNER REVIEW 13/04/2018 - Brendan Leenders' Friday Staff Pick! Pirate Life Pilsner ABV: 4.8% The scallywags at Pirate Life Brewing took to using Nelson READ MORE...
WIN A TOP 10 TINNIES CASE 11/04/2018 - We're giving you the chance to win one of Craft Cartel's best-sellers - a case of the Top 10 Tinnies! The READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – 8 WIRED COSMIC CHAOS SOUR BLACK IPA REVIEW 06/04/2018 - Brad’s Friday Staff Pick!  8 Wired Cosmic Chaos Sour Black IPA  ABV: 7.5% “Like the Universe itself this brew is dark and READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – TWO BIRDS TRAIL BLAZER AUSSIE LAGER REVIEW 23/03/2018 - Tania’s Friday Staff Pick! Two Birds Trail Blazer Aussie Lager ABV: 4.5% Two Birds co-founders Danielle Allen and Jayne Lewis READ MORE...
strongest beer 10 BEERS THAT’LL PUT HAIR ON YOUR CHEST 14/03/2018 - A few breweries are slugging it out to see who can create the most alcoholic beer in the world. Currently READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – HAIRYMAN POP ALE REVIEW 09/03/2018 - Brendan Leenders' Friday staff pick! Hairyman Pop Ale ABV: 4.6% Childhood memories came flooding back with this beer. Creaming Soda READ MORE...
MUST TRY AUTUMN BEERS + FREE SHIPPING OFFER 08/03/2018 - MUST TRY AUTUMN BEERS + FREE SHIPPING OFFER As the mercury starts to recede after the blazing Aussie summer we READ MORE...
WIN THE ULTIMATE HOP NATION BEER PACK 06/03/2018 - Calling all craft beer lovers! Here is your chance to win four awesome beers from Hop Nation’s core range plus READ MORE...
Last Rites Smelly Doona Review FRIDAY FROTHIES – LAST RITES BIG SMELLY DOONA REVIEW 23/02/2018 - Brendan's Leenders' Friday Staff Pick! Last Rites The Big Smelly Doona Imperial Pale Ale ABV: 9% Last Rites Brewing have READ MORE...
Review-Prancing-Pony-Imperial-German-Sledgehammer FRIDAY FROTHIES – PRANCING PONY IMPERIAL GERMAN SLEDGEHAMMER REVIEW 08/02/2018 - Brad Kingsman's Friday Staff Pick! Prancing Pony Imperial German Sledgehammer Imperial Pilsner ABV: 7.5% Imperial Pilsner, you might be developing READ MORE...
Batlow-Interview-with-Rich-Coombes TALKING BATLOW CIDER WITH RICH COOMBES 08/02/2018 - Summer and cider go hand-in-hand, which is why we’ve teamed up with our pals at Batlow Cider to give you READ MORE...
BATLOW CIDER COMPETITION 06/02/2018 - COMPETITION TIME! Craft Cartel has teamed up with Batlow Cider to help you enjoy the last days of summer to READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – 4 PINES KELLER DOOR JUICED UP REVIEW 02/02/2018 - Brendan Leenders' Friday Staff Pick! 4 Pines Keller Door Juiced Up Extra Summer Ale ABV: 6.5% As soon as this READ MORE...
HOTTEST 100 AUSSIE CRAFT BEERS OF 2017 31/01/2018 - On Saturday, January 27,  the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2017 were revealed. The biggest and most influential READ MORE...
VALENTINE’S DAY BEERS 31/01/2018 - If craft beer is the other great love of your partner’s life (second to you, of course), why not treat READ MORE...
BRENDAN’S TOP 10 BEERS OF 2017 26/01/2018 - Before the results of the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll are revealed tomorrow, our bottle shop manager Brendan READ MORE...
STONE & WOOD COMPETITION 15/01/2018 - COMPETITION TIME! On Saturday, January 27th, the nation's favourite craft beers of 2017 will be revealed when we countdown the READ MORE...
BEER WITH THE BREWER: WELDER’S DOG 11/01/2018 - Welder’s Dog Farmhouse Ginger Beer (ABV: 4.1%) has been a staple in our fridge this summer; it’s done a beaut READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – STOCKADE CHOP SHOP PALE ALE REVIEW 22/12/2017 - Tania's Friday Staff Pick! Stockade Brew Co. Chop Shop Pale Ale ABV: 4.7% Stockade Chop Shop Pale Ale has so READ MORE...
TOP 3 FESTIVE FROTHIES 12/12/2017 - The silly season is in full swing, so we’re serving up our Top 3 Festive Frothies! Bridge Road Brewers Magical READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – RIVERSIDE 69 SUMMER ALE REVIEW 08/12/2017 - Brad Kingsman’s Friday Staff Pick! Riverside 69 Summer Ale ABV: 4.6% Riverside Brewing Co. happens to be our close neighbour READ MORE...
CRAFTY CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 07/12/2017 - This year, why not wish someone a crafty Christmas! Our mixed cases and speciality beers are the perfect stocking stuffer READ MORE...
SYD EVENT: TINNIES & TACOS WITH BUCKET BOYS 28/11/2017 - Nothing beats the sweet sound of cracking open a cold one in summer. So, we’re teaming up with the 3 READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – PRANCING PONY INDIA RED ALE REVIEW 23/11/2017 - Tania’s Friday Staff Pick! Prancing Pony India Red Ale ABV: 7.9% Being an Adelaide girl, I thought it was my READ MORE...
BEER WITH THE BREWER – BALTER 20/11/2017 - Balter Brewing Company has some big names behind it; local surfers Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Bede Durbridge and Josh Kerr READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – COLONIAL BERTIE COLD PRESSED APPLE CIDER REVIEW 16/11/2017 - Brad Kingsman’s Friday Staff Pick! Colonial Brewing Co. Bertie Cold Pressed Apple Cider ABV: 4.6% I'm not usually one for READ MORE...
BEST JUICY BEERS FOR SUMMER 16/11/2017 - Summer is around the corner, so we’re bringing you five of the best juicy beers to quench your thirst. First READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – 4 PINES KELLER DOOR AUSTRALIAN DIPA REVIEW 10/11/2017 - Brad Kingsman's Friday Staff Pick! 4 Pines Keller Door Australian DIPA Australian Double IPA ABV: 9% IBU: 84 Whether it READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – TWO BIRDS PASSION VICTIM REVIEW 02/11/2017 -   Our store manager, Brendan Leenders, dishes out this week's staff pick and it's a goodie. Here's what he had READ MORE...
5000 BEER CANS AND COUNTING 02/11/2017 - Meet Les MacLaren – a regular shopper at our store and an avid beer can collector with an extraordinary collection READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – FERAL WHITE ALE REVIEW 27/10/2017 - Our latest Friday Frothy Review (aka staff pick) is by Tania. Responsible for making sure our beers get to your READ MORE...
BEST HALLOWEEN BEERS 18/10/2017 - Throwing a Halloween bash this year? Get your hands on these spooky brews! Rogue Dead Guy Ale All the way READ MORE...
FRIDAY FROTHIES – SEIS HERMANOS LAGER REVIEW 12/10/2017 - We’re bringing back staff picks! When it comes to craft beer our team is super knowledgeable. So, every Friday we’re READ MORE...
5 OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD CRAFT BEERS 12/09/2017 - Our resident craft beer guru, Brad Kingsman, shares 5 Out-Of-This-World Craft Beers packed with wild and wondrous flavours that are READ MORE...
BEER WITH THE BREWER: EXIT BREWING 02/08/2017 - Anyone who has ever considered throwing in their day job to pursue their dream will love the story behind Exit READ MORE...
2017 CRAFT BEER AWARDS (CBIA) 31/07/2017 - Last week, brewers all over Australia descended on Adelaide Oval for the Craft Beer Industry Association’s (CBIA) national awards. Now READ MORE...
CRAFTY DESIGNS: COLONIAL SMALL ALE 11/07/2017 - We love a good collaboration. So, it was awesome getting to interview artist Ian Mutch and graphic designer & illustrator Dune READ MORE...
WARM UP WITH THE BEST DARK BEERS 25/06/2017 - Dark beers are a beaut winter warmer, whether it’s a porter, stout or an American style brown ale. Often brimming READ MORE...
2017 AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL BEER AWARDS 22/05/2017 - On May 18th, the winners of the 2017 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) were announced in Melbourne. Check out the READ MORE...