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Brewing In Wine Country

Known for great wine, fine food and local produce, Clare Valley is the perfect region for a growing beer and brewing scene. The newest brewery in the region is the Clare Valley Brewing Company (CVBC), and is culmination of many beers consumed by business partners Craig Harnett and Ben Jeanneret. Imp…

January 28th, 2014 by Crafty Pint


Hottest 100 Craft Beers of 2013: The Breakdown

January 26th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

So, for the third year running, the country’s three favourite craft beers, according to The Local Taphouse’s Hottest 100 poll, remain the same. And they’re in the same order as last year too with Feral Hop Hog leading the way ahead of Stone & Wood Pacific Ale and Little Creatur…


H100 Of 2013 Results

January 25th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

For the sixth year running, The Local Taphouse has run its annual poll to find out which Aussie craft beers have wooed drinkers. With the support of The Crafty Pint and Brews News, the number of votes doubled for the 2013 poll. And, as is now customary, the results of the voting will be counted down…


Statement From Temple

January 24th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

TEMPLE: 

It is with much regret that we announce the departure of Brewmaster and Co-Founder Ron Feruglio from Temple Brewing Company. Ron has had a huge impact on the brewing world, starting with his own home brewing ventures, which took him on to establish a refined microbrewe…


Two Birds Are Brewing

January 23rd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

One of the most popular brewing teams in Australia is bringing brewing to Melbourne’s Inner West. Two Birds Brewing, which was formed by former Mountain Goat head brewer Jayne Lewis (above right) and longstanding friend Danielle Allen (above left) in 2011, is set to open its own facility in Sp…


James Halliday Article: Aussies Taking Off

January 22nd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

This week we’ve filed our latest feature for James Halliday’s Wine Companion Magazine – a look at the growing interest in wild and sour beers in Australia. We sought input from Richard Watkins, the former Champion Brewer from Canberra’s Wig & Pen Tavern who is now buildin…


Smiles From Beer To Beer

January 21st, 2014 by Crafty Pint

There are many ways of starting a new business. You can spend years carefully plotting every step, drawing up reams of business plans, running projections through computers, seeking advice from far and wide. Or you can decide that it’s time to let the head rule the heart and, to quote The Craf…


The Cask Bar's Calling

January 17th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Here at Crafty Towers, we love a good pun. Or a bad pun, if we’re perfectly honest. We love real ales too, what with the site’s founder being born in Burton-upon-Trent, home of the pale ale, and being weened on cask beer. It’s something you don’t see a great deal of in Austra…


Show Us Yer Bottles

January 16th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Time for a shout out. As readers of our weekly newsletter will be aware, The Crafty Pint’s founder has been commissioned to write a book on Aussie beer for the publishers of James Halliday’s wine writing. The process is already well underway with deadlines rather tight. Much of the book…


Change Must Come

January 15th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

As the Alabama 3 made abundantly clear in the world’s finest ever Country ‘n’ Western, pro-Communism, techno banger, Mao Tse Tung Said: “Change must come through the barrel of a gun.” And so it is for Melbourne icon, the GB (or Great Britain Hotel if we’re being f…

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