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Beer Travel: Raising The Bar In Sydney

A wonderful thing about history is the way it allows us to look back and pinpoint exactly when things changed. One moment things are following a particular path, then something happens to set things in another direction. It is applicable to so many situations, from the death of Archduke Franz Ferdin…

July 27th, 2012 by Crafty Pint


Crafty Snaps: Holgate's Imperial 900

July 26th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Thirteen years after brew number one, Holgate this month hit 900. To mark the occasion, they invited a few people along for the day, including members of Bendigo Beer and staff from the Royston, The Terminus and Beer DeLuxe, and brewed up a fresh batch of their very occasional release, the Empress. …


Tasmanian BeerFest 2012

July 26th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Roll up, roll up: the eighth Tasmanian Beerfest is open for business. Having welcomed more than 12,000 punters through its doors in 2011, the organisers have plans to make the festival at Hobart’s Princes Wharf No.1 bigger and better in 2012. It takes place on November 24 and 25 – a Satu…


Truly New

July 25th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

A few weeks back, we brought you word on the latest moves of Sam Füss, the brewer who has plied her trade from west coast to east and is now striking out on her own as Old Salt Brewing. Her last port of call was at Black Rock’s True South, where her former sidekick Brian Kiss von Soly has t…


The Crafty Planner: July 23 to 30

July 23rd, 2012 by Crafty Pint

With Queensland Beer Week having drawn to a close yesterday, it’s time for some smaller “weeks”, but no less crafty, to come to the fore as we look ahead to the next seven days in the world of Aussie craft beer. Check out the full details here. All Week Font of Darkness month at…


Drinking In The Park

July 20th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

The Crafty Pint has a claim to fame: we once drank craft beer in Werribee. Hard to believe, but it’s true. Admittedly it was a bottle of Mornington Peninsula Brewery beer in the car park before we headed into last year’s Harvest Festival, but nonetheless it puts us into a pretty exclusiv…


Alehouse Rock

July 18th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

With Melbourne seemingly acknowledged as the hotbed for Australia’s flourishing craft beer scene, there’s a good argument to be made for the pocket around Brunswick East being the hottest of the lot. In the past year, it’s gained two breweries – Temple and Thunder Road &ndash…


Salve Vale

July 17th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

They’ve long called McLaren Vale home and now they can rightfully claim to be a McLaren Vale brewery. Four years after their formation – and many months after they originally hoped to flick the switch on their brewhouse – McLaren Vale Brewing Company is making beer at its Willunga …


The Crafty Planner: July 16 to 22

July 16th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Another big week lies ahead in the world of Aussie craft beer, not least with the arrival of the first Queensland Beer Week. A year or so, if someone had suggested such an event could take place they’d have been laughed out of town. Yet here we are, with around 60 events lined up for the comin…


South Coast Odyssey

July 13th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

There are, no doubt, plenty of Crafty Pint readers who would give anything to enjoy a honeymoon like Grant Byrne’s. Not only did it last 18 months and involve a campervan and a serious road trip around Australia, but it was a road trip that took in visits to a huge number of Australia’s …

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