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James Halliday Feature: Community Service

Any day now, the latest edition of James Halliday's Wine Companion Magazine will hit shelves across the country. Inside will be a feature article penned by The Crafty Pint's founder looking at the renaissance of lager in the craft beer world.So, as is customary when a new feature is on its way, we'v…

October 30th, 2014 by Crafty Pint


Give Them A Big Hand

October 29th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

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

October 27th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

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

October 25th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

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.


Beer Awards: Perth Royal Beer Show 2014

October 25th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Mash Brewing continues to follow the golden path through 2014. The Swan Valley-based brewery last night collected the trophies for Best Commercial Brewery, Best West Australian Brewery and Best Ale Draught for its Copy Cat AIPA at the Perth Royal Beer Show. This follows taking out Champion Australia…


Handing Back The Baton

October 23rd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

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

October 17th, 2014 by Nick Oscilowski

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

October 15th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

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

October 10th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

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…


World Beer Awards: More Redoak Success

October 9th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Another week, another set of awards for Sydney's Redoak. Since we last posted articles on their wins at the International Beer Challenge in London and at the Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show, their venue has picked up a best "Specialty Venue" title and now they're proud recipients of ano…

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