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Your Guide to Australian Craft Beer / Thursday 2 October 2014

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Making it as a craft brewer isn’t easy. There’s huge investment involved (particularly if you decide to open your own brewery). You’re going up against big business with greater economies of scale and vast reach, trying to get your product into venues that often don’t understand it and face a less than friendly tax system. And, while the battle is slowly being won, you’re making beers that nobody in Australia had been drinking for generations – if ever.

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23.09.14: Drinking God's Tears

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Beer Awards: Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show

There are familiar names on the two main trophies at this year’s Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show. The medalists and trophy...

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James Halliday Article - Those Crafty Kiwis

Given we’ve just filed our next feature for James Halliday’s Wine Companion Magazine, this time looking at the reevaluation of ...

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Beer Travel: Beervana 2014 & The Road To Beervana

Last week, The Crafty Pint joined a huge contingent of Australian brewers and beer lovers to make the trek to Wellington. The K...

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Coming up

29 September

Parktoberfest 2014:

Fresh from celebrating two amazing first years in busines…

1 October

Homestead Brewery East Coast Launch:

OK, so if we’re being 100 percent accurate, the first opp…

2 October

Tap Takeover at Royal Albert Hotel: Doctor's Orders:

Some prescriptions you have to get regularly. Some you on…

2 October

Festival of the Frothy III: The Legend Returns:

Has it really been three years since we took over the Fed…

4 October

Victoberfest at Young & Jackson:

While the taps in the front bar may only hint at what lur…

4 October

Oktoberfest at South Wharf:

The folks at Melbourne’s South Wharf are encouraging visi…

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