Articles by Crafty Pint

Help Us Get Blind: Pale Ale Voting Round II

With American style pale ales done and dusted, it's time for part two of our two-part pale ale blind tasting. Here, we're looking at more New World style pales and want you to help us select the field for the panel.

November 1st, 2017 by Crafty Pint


Aussie Exports: The Beer Podcast

October 27th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

For the most part, our Aussie Exports series has focused on Australians who have found work in breweries in other parts of the world. Today, we feature a pair doing something rather different: running a beer podcast from their adopted home of London.


A Day In The Life Of A Barrel Room: Boatrocker

October 25th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

In May, Boatrocker and Goose Island came together to create a barrel aged beer together. Given they're at the forefront of barrel ageing in their respective countries, the release of October Beer seemed a perfect opportunity for us to run side-by-side features on life in their barrel rooms.


Who Brews Farmhouse Ginger Beer?

October 23rd, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Both farmhouse ales and soured beers have been rising in popularity for some time. Yet has Australia seen a farmhouse ginger beer yet? It's the beer chosen by the team behind the Welder's Dog bars to launch their brewery. We find out more.


Craft Beer Heroes: Clodagh Harris

October 19th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

As The Fox Hotel in Collingwood prepares to host its tenth birthday bash, we caught up with one of its three founders. Clodagh Harris has been working in and around beer in Melbourne for two decades, educating and inspiring many others along the way.


Getting Blind With Crafty: American Pale Ales

October 16th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

With so many pale ales on the market today, we split our latest tasting into two rounds. First to be put to the blind taste test was American style pales, with New World to follow before the year is out. Who did our panel put on top?


Coca-Cola Amatil Buys Feral Brewing

October 12th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

WA trailblazer Feral Brewing has become the latest leading Australian craft brewery to sell its business to a multinational operation. Today, it was announced the business has been acquired 100 percent by Coca-Cola Amatil.


Bickford's Buys Vale Brewing

October 12th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Two of the country's biggest craft brewers have been sold on the same day, with news that The Bickford's Group has bought Vale Brewing following Coca-Cola Amatil's purchase of Feral Brewing Co.


The Story Of: La Sirène Saison

October 9th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Traditionally, saisons were brewed to be consumed in the warmer months. As we (allegedly) head in that direction in Australia, we caught up with the man who has put farmhouse style ales at the heart of everything he does.


Rocks Taken Off The Market

October 9th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

The owners of Rocks Brewing have taken the brewery off the market. Earlier this year, they announced the brewery and venue in Alexandria were for sale, although they planned to continue making beers under the Rocks banner.

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