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Good Beer Week 2014 Review: Woods of the North

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…

May 29th, 2014 by Crafty Pint


Fill Those Boots

May 29th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

A pair of beer-lovin' ladies are ending the week $5,500 better off than they started it. On the morning of the second day of last week’s Australian Craft Brewers Conference, Jayne Lewis of Two Birds Brewing announced the winners of the first Pink Boots Society Australia grants. Thanks to a ven…


Good Beer Week 2014 Review: De Vrolijke Boot

May 28th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Short of unintended consumption when forced into cleaning out a horse’s stable once as a child or possible face plants into bales at music festivals, it is hard to recall hay having passed the Crafty lips. But thanks to a pair of Good Beer Week experiences in the company of Merricote chef Rob …


Murray's Dark Beer Month

May 27th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

The Bicep is set to return! Despite Murray’s head brewer’s Shawn Sherlock’s insistence that last year’s release of the beer we initially created with the Port Stephens Brewery for a Media Brew competition at Beervana 2012 was never to be repeated, it will come back as part of…


Good Beer Week 2014 Review: Boatrocker Palate Cleanser

May 27th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Hmmm… Looks like there may be a bit of love for Boatrocker within the Crafty team. Here’s Pia “girlplusbeer / Crafty Pint WA” Poynton’s take on Sunday’s Good Beer Week Palate Cleanser at the Braeside brewery while there are still Crafty-penned write ups of his di…


AIBA 2014 Winners

May 23rd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

The state that kickstarted Australia’s craft beer revival and the one that’s doing most to drive it forward are both celebrating following the results of the 2014 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA). Together, Western Australia and Victoria claimed nine awards, including the Cham…


Good Beer Week 2014 Review: GBW Presents Brew vs Cru

May 22nd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

At the 2013 Good Beer Week, late into the evening at the Brooklyn Brewery Party at the Great Northern, the New York brewery’s GM Eric Ottaway said that if they could get their brewmaster to the 2014 festival, he loved to take on wine. Thus, a few months later, when Garrett Oliver’s atten…


Good Beer Week 2014 Review: Temple x Weihenstephan Brewligious Experience

May 22nd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

The head brewer from the world’s oldest brewery, Frank Peifer of Weihenstephan, returned to Temple in Brunswick East for his second collaborative brew there. The Crafty Pint crew (VIC and WA) went along for the ride and to create a collaborative write up, with Pia girlplusbeer responsible for …


Defining The Future

May 21st, 2014 by Crafty Pint

The second Australian Craft Brewers Conference kicked off at the Arts Centre in Melbourne this morning with a keynote speech from one of the country’s craft beer pioneers, Phil Sexton (above). The co-founder of Matilda Bay and Little Creatures (among many other things) reflected on beer’…


Good Beer Week 2014: Sold Out Events

May 20th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Not long now until the fourth Good Beer Week kicks off and the number of sellouts is mounting. As in past years, as part of our role as the festival’s online media partner, we’re keeping an up-to-date list of what events have sold out or which ones are close to going so you don’t m…

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