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James Halliday Article - Those Crafty Kiwis

Given we’ve just filed our next feature for James Halliday’s Wine Companion Magazine, this time looking at the reevaluation of lagers in the craft beer world, it must be time to pluck another past article from the vaults.Last time around, we revisited our piece on what we view as the Third Wave …

September 8th, 2014 by Crafty Pint


Setting Up Homestead

September 8th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

One of Australia’s most highly regarded brewers is set to return to the beer scene after a hiatus spent scouring the country for a new adventure. And he is doing so at the helm of a brand new brewery that means serious business. And by serious business, we mean serious, with the owners becoming th…


Riders On The Storm

September 3rd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

These days, if you want to catch drinkers' eyes from the off, chances are you’ll plump for something overloaded with hops, high in alcohol, aged in a barrel or based on an obscure style. New Melbourne-based brewing company Barrow Boys decided to do things a little differently, however: they launch…


Hoppier Dogs

September 1st, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Having celebrated turning three with four days of festivities in Sydney and its hometown of Nowra, one of Australia’s most out there breweries is bigger, older and wiser. Well, the first two at least. After all, how many of the fans of the weird and wild beers that have spewed forth from HopDo…


Beer Travel: Beervana 2014 & The Road To Beervana

August 29th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Last week, The Crafty Pint joined a huge contingent of Australian brewers and beer lovers to make the trek to Wellington. The Kiwi city now calls itself Craft Beer Capital and with good reason: Stu from the Yeastie Boys contends that 50 percent of draught beer consumed in the CBD is craft (probably …


A New Modus Operandi

August 26th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

For six months Grant and Jaz Wearin lived the beer lover'€™s dream; travelling around the West Coast of the USA visiting every brewery they could. But it wasn'€™t a holiday. Well, it was – but it wasnâ€'t just a holiday. The Aussie couple had a loose idea to open up a brewery of their own ba…


Surf Coast Suds

August 21st, 2014 by Crafty Pint

On a recent trip to the Great Ocean Road, a post-beach drink at the Wye Beach Hotel threw up some pleasant surprises. On tap was a choice that included Mountain Goat, Prickly Moses, Southern Bay and Forrest Brewery with far more options in the fridge. And if the owners plan to keep supporting their …


Little Emerson

August 19th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Other than play around with its younger sibling, White Rabbit, when creating the Little Rabbit beer for the 2012 Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular, Little Creatures has kept its brewing mitts to itself. Yet a few weeks ago, we heard there were plans for a collaboration with another brewer, one tha…


All Aboard For Beerland

August 14th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Who wouldn’t want to go to Beerland? Aside from the fact that it just sounds so damn appealing, it’s also conveniently located in the heart of Northbridge, Perth’s nightlife centre… Northbridge Brewing Company by Beerland (NBC) is the latest WA brewery to open its doors to a t…


Coopers Collaborates

August 13th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Yesterday, Coopers brewed a pale ale. “So what?” you may ask, with good reason. “They must brew heaps of the stuff every week.” And you’d be right. Except this pale ale wasn’t the familiar green-labeled Coopers Pale and the batch wasn’t their usual 85,000 …

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