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Your Guide to Australian Craft Beer / Thursday 24 April 2014

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beer events Craft Beer Rising 2014

Crafty Pint / 24.02.14

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The first Craft Beer Rising is a wrap. And, if the feedback we’ve received directly and the noise on social media at the weekend is anything to go by, it seems the idea was embraced far and wide...

beer events Good Beer Week 2013: The Bishop & The Pope vs Red Hill

Crafty Pint / 07.06.13

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Event: The Bishop & The Pope vs Red Hill
Venue: Bishop of Ostia and Pope Joan, East Brunswick
Date: May 22, 2013
Good Beer Week Stream: Foodie

The Event:
In 2012, the neighbouring East Brunswick...

beer events Good Beer Week 2013: Birra Del Borgo Degustation Dinner at Grossi Florentino

Crafty Pint / 04.06.13

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Event: Birra del Borgo Degustation Dinner
Venue: The Wynn Room at Grossi Florentino
Date: May 21, 2013
Good Beer Week Stream: Foodie

Preamble:
There is an unwritten law in the craft beer world which ...

beer events Good Beer Week 2013: Boilermaker at The Beaufort

Nick O / 23.05.13

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Event: Boilermaker at the Beaufort
Venue: The Beaufort
Date: May 21, 2013
Good Beer Week Stream: Beer Geek

The Event:
Many people’s knowledge of a boilermaker probably extends so far as a shot of...

beer events Good Beer Week 2013: Cavalier Creation Degustation

Pia Poynton / 22.05.13

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Event: Cavalier Creation Degustation
Venue: Slowbeer
Date: May 21, 2013
Good Beer Week Stream: Foodie

The Event
Collaboration and craft beer are no strangers; whether it’s between two breweries or...

beer events Good Beer Week 2013: The Big Apple & The Goat

Crafty Pint / 19.05.13

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Event: The Big Apple & The Goat
Venue: Mountain Goat Brewery
Date: May 18, 2013
Good Beer Week Stream: Beer Geek

The Event:
Good Beer Week’s highlight Beer Geek event came in two parts. There were...

beer events Good Beer Week: Going, Going, Gone

Crafty Pint / 17.05.13

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The first event to sell out for this year’s Good Beer Week was gone in less than 12 hours. Others have been following with regularity ever since. So, as one of the festival’s media partners, we...

beer events Get Ready for Good Beer Week - The Brewers: Kiwi Invasion

Crafty Pint / 14.05.13

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New Zealand has a craft beer scene that sparked into life earlier than ours and, dare we say it, has a greater strength in depth than Australia (for now at least). We’ve been lucky enough to have b...

beer events Get Ready For Good Beer Week - The Brews: Rockstars!

Crafty Pint / 08.05.13

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Sometimes you just know you should probably have said no to the question: “Just one more?” But sometimes inspiration can strike…

It was late in the evening at last year’s Newcastle Craft Beer Week w...

beer events Get Ready For Good Beer Week - The Brews: The Big City Smackdown!

Crafty Pint / 03.05.13

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As we all know, the craft beer world is one warm, fuzzy, all-embracing bear hug of a thing. Everyone loves everyone else. We’re all united in our mission to create a better Earth for our children a...

beer events Get Ready For Good Beer Week - The Brewers: Bodebrown

Crafty Pint / 01.05.13

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The third Good Beer Week has brewers travelling to Australia from Europe, Japan, New Zealand and North and South America. The representatives from the last of these are from Bodebrown in Brazil...

beer events The Crafty Pint at Good Beer Week: The Mega Dega

Crafty Pint / 29.04.13

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The Crafty Pint’s founder is one of the co-founders of Good Beer Week, so it goes without saying that we’re heavily involved in pretty much every aspect of the festival. However, in 2013, The...

beer events Get Ready For Good Beer Week - The Brewers: 961 Beer

Crafty Pint / 26.04.13

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Back in March, The Crafty Pint was lucky enough to be invited to a Melbourne Food & Wine Festival event at East Brunswick’s Rumi restaurant featuring Lebanese craft beer matched with owner Joseph A...

beer events Get Ready For Good Beer Week - The Brewers: Birra del Borgo

Crafty Pint / 23.04.13

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In the run up to the third Good Beer Week, The Crafty Pint is running a series of preview pieces focusing on some of the brewers you may not know much about, some of the more esoteric brews and...

beer events Beer Events: Bonkers Brewer Takes Over

Chris Brady / 19.04.13

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We received a message from our newly anointed resident “beer dork” yesterday afternoon announcing he was thinking of calling into the Bacchus Brewing tap takeover at The Alehouse Project. Chris...

beer events Crafty Snaps: Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2013 Artisan Market at Como House

Crafty Pint / 04.03.13

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On its opening weekend, the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival took over the rather spectacular grounds of Melbourne’s Como House. It was the site for the 2013 Put Victoria on Your Table Artisan...

beer events The Crafty Planner: November 26 to December 2

Crafty Pint / 26.11.12

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And breathe… The crazy run of beer weeks and festivals drew to a close at the weekend with the final days of Newcastle Craft Beer Week and the Tasmanian International Beer Fest. Now it’s time to...

beer events The Crafty Planner: November 19 to 25

Crafty Pint / 19.11.12

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It’s all eyes on Newcastle this week as the city’s second Craft Beer Week takes over the town. Like Good Beer Week’s first adventure in 2011, Newcastle’s first festival last week arrived all guns b...

beer events The Crafty Planner: November 12 to 18

Crafty Pint / 12.11.12

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It’s something of a WA takeover in the Crafty Pint Events Diary this week, not least because the biggest WA Beer Week to date is up and running. It kicked off with the Gala Dinner for the Perth...

beer events The Crafty Planner: October 29 to November 4

Crafty Pint / 29.10.12

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As we prepare to bid farewell to Oktober with the last of its Germanic fests, there’s no need to feel down as there’s a host of quality craft beer events taking place across the land. From...

beer events The Crafty Planner: October 22 to 28

Crafty Pint / 23.10.12

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By any standards, this is a monstrous week for craft beer in Australia. Sydney Craft Beer Week is underway, the Victorian Microbreweries Showcase returns to Fed Square along with a beer to mark...

beer events Women of Beer Brew Day 2012

Chris Brady / 18.10.12

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Beer – it’s a man’s drink for a man’s world. Hell, you’ve only got to look at the marketing to know that much, right? Well… no. Back in medieval times it was the women who did the lion’s share of s...

beer events The Crafty Planner: October 15 to 21

Crafty Pint / 16.10.12

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For many people, any planning involving craft beer this week is going to be centred around which events to hit up at Sydney Craft Beer Week. With our sixth preview going live on the site today and ...

beer events The Crafty Planner: October 8 to 14

Crafty Pint / 08.10.12

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Take your pick! From coast to coast, there’s a veritable cavalcade of craft beer activity this week, with Oktoberfests continuing and plenty of other goodness, from chances to meet brewers and...

beer events The Crafty Planner: October 2 to 7

Crafty Pint / 02.10.12

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Wherever you turn in the beer world at the minute, there’s a good chance you could be confronted by a man in lederhosen, a woman in a dirndl, a pretzel the size of your head, a glass of Marzen...

beer events The Crafty Planner: September 25 to 30

Crafty Pint / 25.09.12

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From coast to coast, Oktoberfest is in full swing, keeping those Aussies who aren’t in Munich for the real deal content with lashings of Germanic beers, lederhosen, bagels and games. That’s not...

beer events The Crafty Planner: September 17 to 23

Crafty Pint / 17.09.12

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It was a quiet week in terms of craft beer events last week – at least according to the Craft Pint Events Diary – so we let the Planner take a week off to recharge the batteries. It looks like it w...

beer events The Crafty Planner: September 4 to 9

Crafty Pint / 05.09.12

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OK, so we’re posting this a little later than usual this week, but according to the Events Diary, this week’s craft beer action starts in earnest across the land tonight. And there’s plenty of it, ...

beer events The Crafty Planner: August 28 to September 2

Crafty Pint / 28.08.12

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We knew there was something amiss when we noticed such a drop off in event listings from last week’s blockbuster to this week’s seeming drought. Nothing a friendly reminder to bar, brewers...

beer events The Crafty Planner: August 20 to 26

Crafty Pint / 21.08.12

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Better late than never… especially in this case with an especially busy week of craft beer events taking place across the country, starting tonight. There’s dinners, bocce, IPA fests, educational s...

beer events The Crafty Planner: August 13 to 19

Crafty Pint / 13.08.12

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After a few jam-packed weeks, it’s looking a little quieter in the Aussie craft beer world this week. That could be because there’s the small matter of Beervana kicking off in New Zealand and...

beer events The Crafty Planner: August 6 to 12

Crafty Pint / 06.08.12

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Another week, another cavalcade of craft beer events across the country. A week, in fact, that comes heavily loaded with events aimed at the ladies and ends with a couple of west coast beer...

beer events The Crafty Planner: July 30 to August 5

Crafty Pint / 30.07.12

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Fancy parmas, a month of Goats, the opportunity for some trans-Tasman love (and a spot of Monty Python quoting), beer movies, events for the ladies and more – the week ahead in craft beer in...

beer events The Crafty Planner: July 23 to 30

Crafty Pint / 23.07.12

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With Queensland Beer Week having drawn to a close yesterday, it’s time for some smaller “weeks”, but no less crafty, to come to the fore as we look ahead to the next seven days in the world of...

beer events The Crafty Planner: July 16 to 22

Crafty Pint / 16.07.12

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Another big week lies ahead in the world of Aussie craft beer, not least with the arrival of the first Queensland Beer Week. A year or so, if someone had suggested such an event could take place...

beer events The Crafty Planner: July 9 to 15

Crafty Pint / 09.07.12

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So what lies ahead this week in the world of Aussie craft beer? Plenty, as usual. For The Crafty Pint, there will be a first visit to the new Matilda Bay Brewery Bar and stops to see a few brewers ...

beer events The Crafty Planner: July 2 to 8

Crafty Pint / 02.07.12

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Now that we have a dedicated events bod taking care of the Crafty Pint diary, it’s starting to fill out rather nicely. Brewers and venues are even remembering to take time out from brewing and...

beer events Crafty Folk: The Feral Tap Takeover

From Beer To Eternity / 09.05.11

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Sadly, Crafty couldn’t make it to the Feral Tap Takeover – the event that saw all 20 taps at The Local Taphouses in St Kilda and Darlinghurst handed over to the WA brewer. Thankfully, we were...

beer events Crafty Snaps: Victorian Women of Beer

Crafty Pint / 23.03.11

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Firstly, an apology. We’ve been so busy attending and filming events in recent weeks that we haven’t always found the time to bring you the goods. So, time to catch up, starting with a pictorial...

beer events Crafty Folk: Snag, Beer and Bubble Fest

Crafty Pint / 11.03.11

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Much as we’d like to, it’s simply not possible for The Crafty Pint to be everywhere all of the time. What’s more, we’ve always been keen to get as many beer lovers involved in what we do, as well a...

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