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Your Guide to Australian Craft Beer / Thursday 24 July 2014

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New figures just released from a nationwide survey seem to support what we know: craft beer is on the march. Figures from a pool of approximately 20,000 Australians questioned about a range of habits by Roy Morgan Research indicate that the number of people in Australia over 18 drinking a “craft beer” in any given four-week period rose from 3.5 percent in 2010 to 5.7 percent in 2014. They believe this means the number of Australian adults trying craft beer has crept past the one million mark for the first time.

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Gertrude Street Projection Festival Hub ft Mash at The Catfish:

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24 July

Tap Takeover at Sweeneys: Cavalier:

The Cavaliers are riding into town this Thursday and taki…

24 July

Murray's Medieval Banquet at The Park Hotel:

One of our favourite Aussie breweries and one of the coun…

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Mountain Goat Dinner at The Alehouse Project:

At its recent beer dinners, The Alehouse Project has been…

29 July

Hops, Barrel & Grain at Elephant Hotel:

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Beer and Cheese at Flat Rock Brew Cafe:

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