News

Beer Under The Stars

Given the weather currently battering the East Coast, the chances of enjoying beer in the great outdoors might seem somewhat limited. But if you’re in Sydney and find a gap in the clouds, the roof terrace at The Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst is in full swing now. As mentioned on The Crafty Pi…

January 11th, 2011 by Crafty Pint


Brew Forrest, Brew!

January 10th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Before the month is out, the first beer brewed at Victoria’s newest microbrewery will be poured as the patience of brother and sister team Matt and Sharon Bradshaw finally pays off. More than eight years after they bought the former general store and garage in Forrest, midway between Colac and…


Aussie's Top Craft Beers

January 6th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Voting for The Local Taphouse’s third annual Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers closes in just over a week, making it the perfect opportunity to look back at some of the beers that have proved popular with drinkers in previous years. Between now and January 16, we’ll bring you the stories be…


New Year, New Beer

January 3rd, 2011 by Crafty Pint

While most of us were kicking back over the festive period, two of Australia’s most established and highly-regarded craft brewers were beavering away on a new brew. It’s a brew with a difference too – one of the first beers that’s the result of a collaborative effort between …


Quick Christmas Roundup

December 22nd, 2010 by Crafty Pint

It’s been a little quiet on the Crafty front this week as Christmas approaches, so a quick heads up on a few happenings. First up, Biero’s holding its Christmas party on the 23rd, where the second trial beer from forthcoming brewery Moon Dog will make an appearance. This time it’s …


H100: Around the Bay

December 17th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

The year’s almost out, meaning there’s little opportunity for brewers to launch beers in time for the 2010 Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll. That said, at True South they’re giving it a go, with the Mint Ninja launched yesterday, while Red Hill’s Christmas Ale is hot off t…


Bright's Bright Idea: MiniKegs

December 15th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

We all like our beer to be as fresh as possible and, in most cases, prefer to taste it straight from the keg – as evidenced by the popularity of growlers*. And now the good folks at Bright Brewery are giving drinkers the opportunity to take kegs home. Or on holiday. Or camping. Or, as they&rsq…


Great Aussie SpecTAPular

December 14th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Details of next year’s Great Aussie SpecTAPular have been announced, including the full list of brewers taking part and some of the one-off beers they’re making for the event. Highlights include a pair of collaborative brews (between Hargreaves Hill and Red Hill, and SA’s Brewboys …


Hottest 100: Around Oz

December 10th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

There’s only a few weeks left for brewers to unleash new beers onto the Aussie public in 2010 if they hope to make an appearance in The Local Taphouse’s third Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll. And, in our ongoing attempts to pick the brain’s of the nation’s best beer folk,…


The Beer Ashes

December 9th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

While Australia’s cricketers head back to the drawing board and try to work out where it all went wrong, there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon for those seeking victory over the old enemy. Because coinciding with the Fourth and Fifth Tests in Melbourne and Sydney are a pair of Australia ve…

Hit enter to search or ESC to close