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Become A Beer Judge

Ever wondered how trophy winning beers get selected? Ever wondered what it would be like to be one of the chosen few whose magical palate is given the task of tasting loads of beers from all over the world and deciding which are the best? Well, wonder no more. The people behind the Australian Intern…

February 1st, 2012 by Crafty Pint


Crafty Folks: Brewing With Brendan

January 31st, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Once a year, Fremantle’s iconic Sail & Anchor pub holds a competition in which it challenges home brewers to try and replicate as best they can one of the beers formerly brewed at the venue. This year, the beer in question was the Seven Seas Ale, a traditional British pub ale. The prize wa…


Looking Good

January 30th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

The lineup for this year’s Good Beer Week in Melbourne is taking shape, with the 2012 festival set to be considerably bigger and – we hope – even better than last year’s triumphant debut. Event submissions closed on Australia Day, with around 80 registered across Melbourne an…


Hottest 100 Beers Of 2011

January 26th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Congratulations Stone & Wood on adding this year’s Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers title to the Critic’s Choice award they picked up last year. Is there no stopping the Pacific Ale juggernaut? And why would anyone want to? The Byron Bay brewed cracker won by a huge margin, picking up …


Ballarat Beer Fest 2012

January 25th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Like most regional cities in Australia, Ballarat has been slow to catch on to the craft beer revolution that has swept the country’s capitals and many of its popular tourism regions. So it was pretty ballsy of the team behind the Ballarat Beer Fest to aim so high with their inaugural event, on…


Nailed On Funk

January 24th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Australia is to get its first ever dedicated sour beer brewery, after two of WA’s top brewers finalised plans to move into a joint facility. The decision of Nail and Feral to form Brewcorp and share a new 50 hectolitre brewery in Bayswater means Feral’s existing brewery in the Swan Valle…


Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!

January 23rd, 2012 by Crafty Pint

If it’s as much of a mouthful as its name, then a new beer brewed especially for Australia Day should be worth hunting down. The snappily titled “100% Australian Owned Real Craft Brewed Australia Day Ale” has been produced by Sydney brewery Redoak to be launched on Thursday at their …


Biggest Hottest 100 Yet

January 18th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Each year that the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll has been run, it has doubled the number of votes of the previous year. Each year, voting has also usually been open for around 12 weeks. So, it’s quite something that in just one week the 2011 poll has already broken the record for the mos…


The More The Merrier

January 16th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

It’s a new year, so time to add some new listings to The Crafty Pint. While in NSW for Sydney Craft Beer Week late last year, we headed out on the road to visit a few more breweries, bars and a bottleshop, all with the aim of improving our coverage of the state and populating the Beer Finder a…


Murray's At Manly Returns

January 12th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

In Herman Melville’s epic novel Moby Dick, Captain Ahab spent a lifetime on rough seas pursuing the elusive white whale, a journey that ultimately consumed him. To follow Ahab’s journey today there are two options: (1) smuggle yourself on board a ‘scientific whaling’ vessel, or (…

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