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Beers of 2014: Tasmania

Who brewed the best new beers in Tasmania in 2014? We asked beer expert and owner of Saint John Craft Beer, Luke Dempsey. to pick his top ten local brews.

December 16th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Vote For The Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beers of 2014

December 15th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Voting is open for the Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beers of 2014. You have until January 9 to select your top five beers of the year. Results announced on Australia Day.

Do The Can-Can

December 12th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

The cans keep on coming. A couple of weeks ago, we reported on the launch of the first canned beer from WA's Colonial Brewing and now we've been lucky enough to get our hands on the four tinnies from Brisbane's Green Beacon and spoken to Young Henrys about their imminent cans too, cans that are bein…

The Beer Necessities

December 10th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

There's no doubt this weekend's Meredith Music Festival will, in one sense at least, be like none of the 23 preceding Meredith Music Festivals. In the not too distant past, those who made beer their tipple of choice would have little option but to rock up with slabs of macro lager, cheap Euro pilsne…

Brewed Nude In Brisbane

December 9th, 2014 by Darren Magin

Posing naked for a calendar may not feature highly on everybody's bucket list, but it seems that Brisbane's craft beer community just can't help themselves.Following the huge success of the 2014 Males With Ales calendar, a venture kickstarted by Brisbane's Chicks With Ales all women beer appreciatio…

Beer Nuts: A Craft Beer Ideot

December 8th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

We've showcased brewers, bloggers, beer heroes and podcasters. And now it's time to shine a light on you as we kick off Beer Nuts, featuring the country's most colourful beer lovers.

Brew & A: 4 Pines

December 5th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Measured in any way whatsoever, the story of 4 Pines has been a remarkable one. For one, they managed to established their brewpub in Manly when barely anyone in Sydney, let alone this northern beach outpost, gave a monkey's about craft beer. They then stepped up to a 50 hectolitre brewhouse when ma…

Up On The Hill

December 3rd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

The story of Hargreaves Hill is one of the best known and most frequently referenced in Australia. It's the small Yarra Valley brewery that opened to give visitors to the wine region an alternative, established by a classically trained pianist and an opera singer. It's the brewery that was burnt to …

Clean Bowled

December 2nd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Back before The Crafty Pint existed – back when it was a mere idea going by the name The Wobbly Boot (dodged a bullet there) – we presented our case to the Victorian Association of Microbreweries in the hope of mustering their support. The final line of the presentation we left with them paraphr…

Podcast People: Ale of a Time

December 2nd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

A few months back, it came (rather belatedly) to our notice that there was a growing number of beer podcasts cropping up around the country. While Radio Brews News, from the people behind the Brews News site, was well established, there were others operating in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. We fi…

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