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Your Guide to Australian Craft Beer / Wednesday 17 September 2014

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beer appreciation The Pondering Pint: Rating Beers

Crafty Pint / 31.07.14

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The other day, an email arrived about a new beer that was the result of a collaboration between breweries. There were two attachments both purporting to be about said beer. A cursory glance showed ...

beer appreciation Getting Blind With Crafty: Porter

Crafty Pint / 15.07.14

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After a six-month hiatus instigated by a combination of incapacitation at Crafty Towers, a disgusting workload and then the inexorable passage of time, we finally got the Blind Tasting show back...

beer appreciation James Halliday Article: Aussies Taking Off

Crafty Pint / 22.01.14

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This week we’ve filed our latest feature for James Halliday’s Wine Companion Magazine – a look at the growing interest in wild and sour beers in Australia. We sought input from Richard Watkins...

beer appreciation The Year in Beer 2013: Victoria and Western Australia

Crafty Pint / 03.01.14

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For our final look back at the year that was we posed questions to some faces old and new in the country’s two craft beer big hitters, Victoria and WA (although NSW is coming up fast on the...

beer appreciation The Year in Beer 2013: New South Wales & South Australia

Crafty Pint / 31.12.13

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The second of our end of year roundups heads to New South Wales and South Australia, where the thoughts and hopes of Crafty Pint’s men in each state are joined by those of the folks behind...

beer appreciation The Year in Beer 2013: Queensland & Tasmania

Crafty Pint / 30.12.13

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It’s been another huge year for craft beer in Australia. But you don’t need us to tell you that – we do it pretty much incessantly day in, day out. So, as in previous years, we thought we’d invite ...

beer appreciation Getting Blind With Crafty: Christmas Ales

Crafty Pint / 16.12.13

Christmas-ales

“All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth. All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth…”

Or in the case of a Christmas blind tasting, how about a classic coming out on top (to prove why...

beer appreciation Getting Blind With Crafty: Ambers and Reds

Crafty Pint / 15.10.13

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There was much change afoot for our latest Crafty Pint Blind Tasting Panel at the weekend. For a start, it featured an entirely new set of panellists. Each and every one of those who taken part in ...

beer appreciation Getting Blind With Crafty: Imperial Stouts

Crafty Pint / 26.08.13

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The most anticipated Blind Tasting yet in the short history of Crafty Pint Blind Tastings did not disappoint. Over several hours on Saturday, some of the biggest, blackest, boldest and booziest...

beer appreciation New Beers: Riverside, Mountain Goat, Nail, Moon Dog, Murray's

Crafty Pint / 25.07.13

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The backend of The Crafty Pint has developed something of a Bermuda Triangle at the minute. Whenever we try to add a new beer to a brewery it disappears as soon as we hit “Publish” and the...

beer appreciation Getting Blind With Crafty: Brown Ales

Crafty Pint / 08.07.13

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What with things having turned cooler for most of Australia, for the fifth Crafty Pint Blind Tasting Panel we decided it was time to turn towards the darker realms of the beer world. And, with the ...

beer appreciation Getting Blind With Crafty: Pint of Origin Pale-Off

Crafty Pint / 13.05.13

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The latest Crafty Pint Blind Tasting Panel was one with a touch of Good Beer Week about it. With the festival imminent – and amongst its attractions the expanded Pint of Origin state-by-state...

beer appreciation Getting Blind with Crafty: Saisons

Crafty Pint / 22.04.13

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There was an interesting build up to the most recent Crafty Pint Blind Tasting Panel. In our hunt to gather a solid collection of Australian and top international versions of the Saison style, we f...

beer appreciation James Halliday Article: On The Hop

Crafty Pint / 28.02.13

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This week sees the launch of the eighth edition of James Halliday’s Wine Companion Magazine, in which we have an article looking at the Australian craft beer industry’s position in the wider...

beer appreciation Getting Blind With Crafty: Pilsners

Crafty Pint / 11.02.13

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The Crafty Pint’s blind tasting panels are up and running for 2013. The first took place late last year with a panel focused mainly on premium lagers, after we were contacted by Hahn and Malt...

beer appreciation The Hottest 100 of 2012 Analysed

Crafty Pint / 26.01.13

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By now, you’ll have had time to take in the latest Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll results. Congratulations to everyone that featured, in particular the team at Swan Valley’s Feral Brewing for ...

beer appreciation James Halliday Article: The Year In Beer 2012

Crafty Pint / 10.01.13

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Upon launching in 2011, James Halliday’s Wine Companion Magazine asked The Crafty Pint to pen an article on the story of Australian craft beer. Since then, they’ve continued to support the local...

beer appreciation The Year In Beer 2012: Tasmania

Crafty Pint / 28.12.12

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As anyone who’s spent time in the bars and pubs of Hobart, in the company of the state’s band of brewers of attended any of the many festivals with craft beer either at their heart or with a...

beer appreciation The Year In Beer 2012: NSW

Crafty Pint / 24.12.12

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Is the sleeping giant finally waking? It might seem a churlish thing to say when New South Wales has been home to the Lord Nelson’s brewery for a quarter century (pictured above) and counts the...

beer appreciation The Year In Beer 2012: WA

Crafty Pint / 21.12.12

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Western Australia: it’s to craft beer in Australia what Iraq is to human civilisation. Home to dozens of craft breweries, including some of the country’s very best, as well as some spectacular...

beer appreciation The Year In Beer 2012: Queensland

Crafty Pint / 18.12.12

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It’s not too long ago that, during one of our regular discussions with the founder of Australian Brews News, we were admonished for the use of the phrase “craft beer revolution”. Being a generally ...

beer appreciation The Year In Beer 2012: Victoria

Crafty Pint / 17.12.12

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Where else to start our end of year round up for 2012 than in the place where The Crafty Pint started just over two years ago – not to mention the place that has taken the craft beer baton and run ...

beer appreciation Beer Appreciation: The Perfect Pour

Crafty Pint / 17.08.11

Beer-pouring

If you appreciate quality beer and are willing to spend that little bit more putting class in your glass, you may as well give said beer every chance to sing. That can mean selecting the right...

beer appreciation Crafty Snaps: Barley's Angels Brew Day

Crafty Pint / 26.07.11

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It’s been a big year for craft beer in Australia – and bigger still for women involved in the craft beer industry. Having set out their stall with the Victorian Women of Beer stage show during...

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