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Coopers Collaborates

Yesterday, Coopers brewed a pale ale. “So what?” you may ask, with good reason. “They must brew heaps of the stuff every week.” And you’d be right. Except this pale ale wasn’t the familiar green-labeled Coopers Pale and the batch wasn’t their usual 85,000 …

August 13th, 2014 by Crafty Pint


Awards On The Move

August 12th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

The organisers of the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) have announced a new format for next year’s competition as well as confirming the identity of the Head Judge for 2015 and 2016. Judging will take place in the three days immediately leading up to Good Beer Week allowing the judg…


Expanding The Flock

August 7th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Like a sculptor chipping away at a giant block of granite (albeit a block that keeps growing at a rate of knots), we’re steadily making progress through the list of venues and breweries keen to be featured in our various directories. It’s been a while since we last did a roundup of the l…


The Flight To Beervana

August 5th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

In less than three weeks, what’s becoming an ever larger annual trans-Tasman migration of Aussies to Wellington will be well underway. The goal is Beervana, New Zealand’s biggest craft beer festival, as well as the lure of checking out one of the craftiest cities in the beer world. The f…


The Kings of Queenscliff

August 4th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

An iconic Victorian hotel which only started stocking a handful of local craft beers a few years back has been awarded the Best Beer List title for 2014 in the Australian Wine List of the Year awards. The Vue Grand in Queenscliff now has an evolving list of around 90 beers on its list and, as of las…


Crafty's Book Is Out!

August 1st, 2014 by Crafty Pint

It’s International Beer Day! No, we’re not really sure what it’s all about either, but what we do know is that it coincides with the launch of the new book by Crafty Pint founder James Smith. Copies of 150 Great Australian Beers – Your Guide to Craft Beer and Beyond are on the…


The Pondering Pint: Rating Beers

July 31st, 2014 by Crafty Pint

The other day, an email arrived about a new beer that was the result of a collaboration between breweries. There were two attachments both purporting to be about said beer. A cursory glance showed that each contained a particular brewer’s tasting notes for the same beer. Yet they appeared to be di…


Band of Brewers

July 30th, 2014 by Crafty Pint


It was only a matter of time before something like Band of Brewers happened in Brisbane. There’s an unfathomable amount of beer love around town so it should be no real surprise that local craft brewers have taken the community spirit one step further and come together as one.
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The Best Of Aussie Craft

July 29th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

A new competition that will allow Australian craft brewers to pit their beers against each others launches next week. The inaugural Craft Beer Awards: the Best of Australian Brewing is a new venture by the Craft Beer Industry Association (CBIA) that will focus its attention solely on beers produced …


Copy That

July 28th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

There is an American style India pale ale brewed in the heart of WA’s Swan Valley that took home the trophy for Champion Australian Beer at this year’s Australian International Beer Awards. By name it’s an animal, but it’s probably not the beast you think it is… Mash Bre…

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