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Holgate: A Love Story

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…

October 10th, 2014 by Crafty Pint


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…


WAy To Go

October 9th, 2014 by Pia Poynton

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!

October 7th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

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

October 2nd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

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

October 1st, 2014 by Crafty Pint

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

September 23rd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

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 Awards: Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show

September 20th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

There are familiar names on the two main trophies at this year's Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show. The medalists and trophy winners were announced last night (19/9/2014) and saw Sydney's Redoak follow up last week's Supreme Champion Beer title at the International Beer Challenge in London wit…


Beer In The Valley

September 18th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

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

September 16th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

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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