Crafty Pint II: The Sequel

by Crafty Pint October 15 2014

Four years on from its original launch, The Crafty Pint has a new look. It's more evolution than revolution, with Crafty Mk II designed to be more contemporary both in appearance and cross-platform functionality and to make better use of the huge amount of content we've generated since September 201…

Holgate: A Love Story

by Crafty Pint October 10 2014

In the opening moments of a video shot to mark the 15 year anniversary of Holgate Brewhouse, Paul Holgate points out that it’s 25 years since he and wife Natasha met."So ours is a love story really, I suppose," he says, with a grin.They're not the only couple in Australia to have gambled everythin…

WAy To Go

by Pia Poynton October 9 2014

If you like tap takeovers, beer dinners and schmoozing with brewers then WA Beer Week is going to be a pretty busy week. perhaps it’s best you call in sick to work now just to save the hassle later on…There’s a record number of events this year – more than 60 – all taking place across…

Hold Tight Sydney!

by Crafty Pint October 7 2014

In little more than a week, the fourth Sydney Craft Beer Week kicks off. It goes without saying that this will be the biggest yet as the festival has grown every year. But it's really the biggest yet, with the program bursting through the 100 events milestone, barely pausing for breath and cracking on to surpass 120.

The Great Keg Robbery

by Crafty Pint October 2 2014

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 t…

Register for GBW 2015

by Crafty Pint October 1 2014

It may be more than seven months away but already registrations are open for next year’s Good Beer Week festival in Melbourne and Victoria. The festival organising committee today opened registrations online, inviting anyone wishing to take part to submit their ideas by October 31. You can read th…

Drinking God's Tears

by Crafty Pint September 23 2014

We'd last seen Dave Adams at around 4am on October 3, 2010, as we savoured the afterglow of Collingwood's premiership flag on what paint-stained clothing later revealed to be an as-yet-unfinished trophy presentation platform in Gosch's Paddock. Several months later, sat in the crowd at Collingwood's…

Beer In The Valley

by Crafty Pint September 18 2014

Not too long ago, it seemed that pretty much every brewery in Australia was falling over itself to add a cider to its range, whether brewed in-house or paid for and badged accordingly. Now, however, the boot appears to be on the other foot with local cider makers entering the beer world.A few weeks …

Out Back

by Crafty Pint September 16 2014

It’s not just beer styles being bastardised in the craft beer world these days. It seems that increasingly the lines between bars and bottleshops are being blurred too. In Victoria in particular, where the likes of drink-in bottleshops such as Mordialloc Cellar Door and Chapel St Cellars have been…

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