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Good Beer Week 2014 Preview: Quirky Stuff

Well, the intention was there at least… Yes, we planned to run weekly – even bi-weekly – themed previews for this year’s Good Beer Week Festival. But, low and behold, it turns out that being festival director for such a behemoth actually takes up quite a lot of time. So, we wil…

May 9th, 2014 by Crafty Pint


The Wheaty Goes Yeastie

May 9th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Pretty much a year ago to the day, the staff at Adelaide’s The Wheaty were sweating it out in the hope that their recently purchased pilot brewery would be ready in time for their annual Good Beer Wheaty festival. Not only did they have an event based around a brew on the system but that brew …


Hops In The City

May 6th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

There are few breweries in Australia that have associated themselves as closely with hops as Little Creatures. The WA brewery’s first beer, Little Creatures Pale Ale (originally entitled Little Creatures Live) was designed as a means to bring the wonders of new, more aromatic and flavoursome A…


No Axe To Grind

May 5th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Brisbane’s craft beer scene is often referred to as burgeoning, flourishing and exploding. Whilst these terms are felicitous – and, without doubt, the love of good beer will continue to thrive – it is fair to say that Queensland’s capital city is now firmly established as a r…


Crafty's Picks: May 5 to May 11

May 5th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Time for another perusal of the week ahead in craft beer as Nick O selects a few choice moments from the coming seven days… Volunbeer Featuring 250 beers from 150 breweries and pulling in around 10,000 people over three days, the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular (GABS) is a massive under…


Crafty's Picks: May 12 to 18

May 2nd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Is there a bigger week of beer events in Australia than this one? Perhaps next week, but let’s not get bogged down in semantics. Let the feast of festivals begin! The Big One This Friday, the official Good Beer Week opening party (which, for the pedants, is actually the night before the offic…


The Hills Are On Fire

May 1st, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Regular readers of this site will be aware that much has been brewing in South Australia in the past year or two. Craft beer stalwarts such as Lobethal Bierhaus, Steam Exchange, Brewboys and Barossa Valley Brewing have been joined by an ever-growing number of startups. We ran a piece on Smiling Samo…


Hip Hop Cammeray

April 30th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

One of the few but frequent laments amidst an otherwise burgeoning Sydney beer scene is the lack of restaurants with a decent beer list. It’s a rather perplexing scenario: to be able to dine on some of the finest and freshest food you’d hope to find, in settings other cities would swoon ov…


The Yeastie Noise

April 29th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Brisbane is a city transformed. In the past couple of years, the growth in popularity of craft beer has been nothing short of phenomenal. Where once your choice of quality beer bars was pretty much limited to Archive Beer Boutique, The Scratch and Bitter Suite, now the CBD and its surrounding suburb…


Crafty's Picks: April 28 to May 4

April 28th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Time for a new addition to the site. Nick O, aka Crafty Pint NSW, aka Mr Crafty Events Diary, has decided to cast his eyes over the week ahead and pick out a few highlights from the craft beer world. After all, there’s always heaps happening in the Australian beer world these days – and…

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