Vote For The Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beers of 2014

by Crafty Pint December 15 2014

Voting is open for the Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beers of 2014. You have until January 9 to select your top five beers of the year. Results announced on Australia Day.

Beer Nuts: A Craft Beer Ideot

by Crafty Pint December 8 2014

We've showcased brewers, bloggers, beer heroes and podcasters. And now it's time to shine a light on you as we kick off Beer Nuts, featuring the country's most colourful beer lovers.

Brew & A: 4 Pines

by Crafty Pint December 5 2014

Measured in any way whatsoever, the story of 4 Pines has been a remarkable one. For one, they managed to established their brewpub in Manly when barely anyone in Sydney, let alone this northern beach outpost, gave a monkey's about craft beer. They then stepped up to a 50 hectolitre brewhouse when ma…

Podcast People: Ale of a Time

by Crafty Pint December 2 2014

A few months back, it came (rather belatedly) to our notice that there was a growing number of beer podcasts cropping up around the country. While Radio Brews News, from the people behind the Brews News site, was well established, there were others operating in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.We figu…

The Crafty Six: Alternative Summer Beers

by Crafty Pint December 1 2014

It's the first day of summer so we've picked some beers that we reckon will go down a treat in the hotter months ahead – beers that may not appear in other "Best Beers for Summer" lists.

The Pondering Pint: Beer in the Media

by Crafty Pint November 26 2014

Earlier this year, we embarked on a spot of chin-stroking in consideration of the validity of rating beers. Today, we bring The Pondering Pint back and look at the state of craft beer in the Australian media.In February last year, Fairfax's Good Food section ran an article entitled 'The Rise of Bout…

Who Brews: Black Hops Eggnog Stout?

by Crafty Pint November 25 2014

In the second of our Who Brews...? features offering a quick snapshot of some of the newest brewing companies around the country, we turn our attention to the Gold Coast and a trio of mates who, faced with an array of trial batches from which to choose, opted for an Eggnog Stout with which to announ…

Craft Beer Heroes: Miro

by Crafty Pint November 21 2014

Brewers make beer. Without them there would be no beer. Thus it's easy to fall into the trap of focusing on them and them only as the stars of the beer world, especially in the craft beer industry where doors are almost always open and access to brewers – often with a beer in their hand and a smil…

Who Brews: Wolf of the Willows XPA?

by Crafty Pint November 20 2014

Hot on the heels of the relaunch of our once-regular Brew & A feature with Doug from Brookes Beer (who has set the bar pretty damn high for future respondents), it's time to kickstart another regular spot. The beer world is expanding at such a rate that there seem to be new breweries and brewing…

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