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Sip & Savour in Sydney

The teams behind some of Australia’s biggest beer festivals are joining forces to bring Sydneysiders a major event to close out this year’s Sydney Craft Beer Week. Sip & Savour will bring craft beer, entertainment and education to the city’s iconic Carriageworks over the weeken…

June 16th, 2014 by Crafty Pint


Get Bent

June 13th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

For months now, many Canberrans have driven, walked or ridden agonisingly along the inner Northern suburb streets of hip Braddon, eagerly awaiting the opening of Bentspoke Brewing Co, Canberra’s newest brewery and bar. And on Friday, June 6, their prayers were answered as the tarps unfurled, …


A Spooning Spectacular

June 11th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

There can be little doubt that the past month saw more collaborations taking place across Australia than at any previous time. With so many international brewers flying into the country for Good Beer Week and various spin-off events, such as Good Beer Wheaty and one-offs in other states, there were …


#PoO14 Winners

June 10th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

As part of the biggest Pint of Origin yet, at this year’s Good Beer Week we ran our first PoO Comp. The ten participating venues were invited to put together a prize for punters that visited their venue, while we were offering a Mystery Prize for those that attended five or more PoO venues ove…


Good Beer Week 2014 Review: GBW Presents Mega Dega II

June 8th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

At the 2013 festival, Good Beer Week introduced the Mega Dega as the headline event in its Foodie stream. The idea was to bring together chefs from a number of Melbourne’s top restaurants and pair them with a different Aussie or international brewer to create one course each. The event was a s…


From Cider To Rider

June 6th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

There are clear advantages to having a home brewery in a garage that faces onto the street. For one, there’s the opportunity for a spot of people watching while the boil does its thing. What’s more, if your beer is any good, it’s a great way to make new friends. And so it proved for Andrew …


Brew & A: 3 Ravens

June 5th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Perhaps the most striking aspect at this year’s Australian International Beer Awards was the level of success enjoyed by many of Australia’s most established microbreweries. OK, two trophies for Korea’s Oriental Brewery and seven trophies heading Stateside was notable too, but the appearance o…


Sounding La Sirene

June 3rd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

For the second year running, the crowds that rocked up over three days to this year’s Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular during Good Beer Week proved themselves to be a sweet-toothed bunch. Last year, it was Queensland’s Bacchus Brewing that took out the People’s Choice title for …


Good Beer Week 2014 Review: Game of Cones

June 3rd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Good Beer Week 2014 saw craft beer enter new territories once more. Nothing was sacred, not even Victoria’s tourism icons. On the opening weekend, Hargreaves Hill took Oregon’s Deschutes on board Puffing Billy for a moving beer feast through the Dandenongs and the following Friday it was…


Good Beer Week 2014 Review: Woods of the North

May 29th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

It was a pretty great Good Beer Week for the breweries operating out of Theobald Street in Thornbury. The brewery’s original inhabitants, 3 Ravens, were named Champion Small Australian Brewery and picked up Best British Ale at the Australian International Beer Awards while WA’s Mash Brew…

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