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Good Beer Week '15 Dates

The dates have been confirmed for next year’s Good Beer Week festival in Melbourne and Victoria. The organisers today announced that the fifth festival will run from May 16 to 24. Registrations for anyone wishing to run an event open on October 1 via the festival website. For the first time, G…

July 3rd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

James Halliday Feature: The New Wave

July 2nd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Having just sent off our latest feature to James Halliday’s Wine Companion Magazine – this one looking at the rise of communal / community (whatever we’re going to call it) brewing in Australia, we figured it was time to plunder an old article from the vaults. This time around, it…

Moving Home

July 1st, 2014 by Crafty Pint

The Australian National Homebrewing Conference is on the move. As the fourth conference approaches, the baton has been passed from the organising team in Melbourne to a crew in Canberra, who will take ANHC outside Victoria for the first time. Australia’s biggest gathering of home brewers and b…

Stone Cold Certainties

June 30th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

As an independent craft brewer, it’s fair to say that when you own a grain silo you’ve made it. So, when you’ve got two grain silos, well… Such is the situation these days for Stone & Wood, the New South Wales brewery that has been playing a game of catch up with demand si…

Mismatch Makers

June 25th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

At the start of last summer, the first beers went through the system at Big Shed Brewing. But not all of them were brewed by Big Shed’s founders Jason Harris and Craig Basford. The pair had always planned to set up their Adelaide venture as something of a communal brewery, one where use of the…

Crafting A Win

June 24th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Several of Sydney’s craftiest venues were among the big winners at last night’s Time Out Sydney Pub Awards. It wasn’t too long ago that beer lovers were bemoaning the lack of quality beer outlets in the city but how fast the tide is turning. And proving just how fast the tide can t…

Feathering Their Nest

June 20th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

The departure lounge at LAX airport in Los Angeles may not seem the most likely setting for the birthplace of an Australian brewery, but it was while awaiting a flight back from last year’s Craft Brewers Conference in the US that the seeds were sown for Two Birds Brewing’s “Nest&rd…

Man About Town

June 18th, 2014 by Darren Magin

We catch up with Brisbane man about town Gavin Croft as he prepares to launch his first beers under the Croft Brewing banner. It comes after years working in and around the beer industry and sees him launch with the pink and fruity Saison Grenade.

Sip & Savour in Sydney

June 16th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

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…

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, …

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