Give Them A Big Hand

by Crafty Pint October 29 2014

When they were formulating the idea that was to become Big Shed Brewing Concern, home brewing mates Craig Basford and Jason Harris always hoped to be able to give fellow home brewers a leg up. Ten months after getting a communal brewery in their hometown of Adelaide up and running, they've…

Beer From The Far Side

by Crafty Pint October 27 2014

In recent years, we've had craft beer arrive in Australia from the usual suspects, such as North America and New Zealand, as well as some less expected places, including all parts of Europe, the Middle East and Japan. Heck, at Good Beer Week 2013, Melbourne even welcomed a joyous band of B…

MO Brewing, No Problems

by Crafty Pint October 25 2014

A three-month-old Sydney brewery has swept the board at the inaugural Craft Beer Awards, taking out four trophies including Champion Australian Craft Beer.

Handing Back The Baton

by Crafty Pint October 23 2014

It's all change at Murray's, with the man who brewed the New South Wales brewery's very first beers when it first launched at the iconic Pub With No Beer returning to take up his old head brewer's role. Graeme Mahy returns from his native New Zealand, where he's been putting out beers under the 666 …

Willie vs The Daleks

by Nick O October 17 2014

Slowly but surely, the dots on the map of Sydney’s Inner West are joining up. In the past couple of years Newtown, Marrickville and Alexandria have all fallen under the spell of the small brewery. Now it’s Tempe’s turn as, set inside a rustic industrial warehouse, Pat McInerney and Nick Newey …

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.

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