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Good Beer Week 2014 Review: Russian Imperial Banquet

Talk about putting the boss to shame… At some point, we plan to bring you write ups of the Masterclass of Madness and Brew vs Cru but already – within hours of the event finishing – Crafty Pint WA, aka the lovely Pia Poynton of girl+beer, has filed her report on the Russian Imperi…

May 20th, 2014 by Crafty Pint


Good Beer Week 2014 Review: GBW Presents Masterclass of Madness

May 20th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Event: Good Beer Week Presents the Masterclass of Madness Venue: Moon Dog Brewery and Rockwell & Sons Date: May 17 Good Beer Week Stream: Beer Geek The Event: This was the third Good Beer Week local/international collaborative brew event following the Masterclass of Champions featuring Moylan&r…


The Unholy Trinity's Back

May 20th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Back in 2011, when Good Beer Week first started out, one of the festival’s founders had another spark of inspiration. As a means of bringing attention to the week and also to highlight the community spirit within the beer world, Barney Matthews, then at Beer Deluxe and now at Matilda Bay, sugg…


Good Beer Week 2014 Preview: Daytime Offerings

May 19th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

With Good Beer Week in full swing and more visitors arriving in Melbourne by the day, for the final of our themed previews of this year’s festival we thought we would look at the daytime events on offer for those making a full week of it. Of course, there are plenty of all week, all-day, free…


Good Beer Week Is GO!

May 16th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

To those of you about to embark on your good beer missions, we wish you well. The Good Beer Week team, which The Crafty Pint has been honoured to be a part of since day one, has worked overtime for the past 12 months to put together this program of 200 events at 160 venues over the next nine days. I…


The Biggest PoO Yet!

May 15th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Good Beer Week is so close you can sniff it. And that means the Pint of Origin is back too. Originally conceived for the second Good Beer Week back in 2012 as a means of allowing breweries from all over Australia that might not otherwise be able to participate in the festival to be represented in Me…


Good Beer Week 2014 Previews: Ale of a Time

May 15th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

We admitted when we posted the last of our Good Beer Week previews that, despite intentions to run them twice weekly on The Crafty Pint in the lead up to the festival, time – or, more specifically, a lack of it – had been working against us. We also mentioned that we would instead try to a…


Take The First Exit

May 14th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

They grew up in the same neck of the woods and their mums played tennis at the same club, but it was their careers that first brought them together and beer that looks like changing their lives. Fraser Rettie and Craig Knight – or Frase and Grum to their mates – are the pair behind one o…


Good Beer Week 2014 Preview: Quirky Stuff

May 9th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Well, the intention was there at least… Yes, we planned to run weekly – even bi-weekly – themed previews for this year’s Good Beer Week Festival. But, low and behold, it turns out that being festival director for such a behemoth actually takes up quite a lot of time. So, we wil…


The Wheaty Goes Yeastie

May 9th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Pretty much a year ago to the day, the staff at Adelaide’s The Wheaty were sweating it out in the hope that their recently purchased pilot brewery would be ready in time for their annual Good Beer Wheaty festival. Not only did they have an event based around a brew on the system but that brew …

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