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Turning Japanese

One of a growing number of new brewing companies to hit the ground running in Australia in the past 12 months was Melbourne-based Monster Mash. The beery wing of the enterprise that had previously launched Golden Axe cider, one formed by brothers Callum and Nat Reeves (above right and left respectiv…

February 24th, 2014 by Crafty Pint


Craft Beer Rising 2014

February 24th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

The first Craft Beer Rising is a wrap. And, if the feedback we’ve received directly and the noise on social media at the weekend is anything to go by, it seems the idea was embraced far and wide. We hope you had a great time celebrating our local craft beer scene, wherever and however you did …


Time To Rise Up!

February 21st, 2014 by Crafty Pint

With less than 24 hours to go until the first Craft Beer Rising kicks off across Australia, there’s little left to be said. Thanks to all of the brewers and venue owners across the country who have put in effort to create an event for the day – a total of 97 Risings across the six states …


HPA's Hoppy To Help

February 20th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

The craft beer world is full of great beer, great people and great intentions. And all of those things can be found in a new venture launched today by Hop Products Australia (HPA) in conjunction with the men’s health charity beyondblue. The Tasmanian-based hop grower has announced that it is a…


TransPacific Thunder Nuts

February 18th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

When he began exploring the idea of launching a microbrewery in Australia, Thunder Road founder Philip Withers spent several weeks on the road in the USA checking out a quite phenomenal number of breweries in a short space of time. There was one brewery above all others that proved his Eureka moment…


Here Come The Nomads

February 14th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Over the past few years, Australia has welcomed an increasing number of guests from the international beer community. Whether it’s for celebrations like Good Beer Week or to judge in competitions like the Australian International Beer Awards, they’re also often coming down here just to see…


The Saint Comes Riding In

February 13th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Anyone that has visited Hobart in the past year or two will be aware that the craft beer scene in the city has really come alive. Its annual Tasmanian International Beer Fest is one of the largest and most successful in Australia and in 2013 was augmented by the inaugural Beer Lovers Week, which saw…


Boomtime In Brewsvegas

February 11th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

The beer scene in Brisbane is unrecognisable from just a couple of years ago. First, a wave of new craft beer-supporting venues opened up to give locals an alternative, and more recently they have been followed by a spate of brand new breweries: Green Beacon, All Inn, Newstead, Fortitude/Noisy Minor…


From NZ to WA to Chico

February 7th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Way back in the depths of time (okay, 2012) the launch of the People’s Pint – a beer that we had invited the country to invent – was used to announce the Temple Brewing / Good Beer Week Scholarship. It invited young brewers from across Australia to apply for the chance to work at Sie…


Will Shoot For Beer

February 6th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

There’s little more than two weeks now until the inaugural Craft Beer Rising. Already, more than 70 events have been registered by breweries and venues across the country, with each of the six states now represented. They range from simple offers to tap takeovers featuring a venue’s near…

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