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Dripping With Gold

It seems the judges at the World Beer Championships are rather fond of the beers being brewed by Queensland’s Burleigh Brewing. The Gold Coast based brewery has just secured another gold medal at the competition run by Chicago’s Beverage Tasting Institute, this time for its Hef. The Germ…

July 19th, 2011 by Crafty Pint


Returning The Beer Love

July 17th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

A few weeks back, you may recall a story about Mountain Goat recreating a beer from Christchurch’s Three Boys Brewing to be sold as a fundraiser for those affected by the earthquakes in New Zealand’s South Island. It was one of many gestures from within the beer community, such as Stone …


Move Over, Wine

July 13th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Because it’s time to make room for beer. That’s right, folks. Having tested the water with a beer and cider event during this year’s Masterclass series and featured craft beer fairly widely during June’s Roast Collection, the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is keen to see …


The Dogs Run Wild

July 12th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

As we park up outside the brewery, it appears we’ve picked a bad time. The only brewer present is atop a ladder attempting to screw a small fitting into a beam with a drill. And he’s struggling. The screw keeps dropping to the floor. After a third failed attempt, he figures the screw cou…


Our Man In: Blighty Pt 1

July 11th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

With our man in this case being Ol' Crafty himself, returning to the mother country on a trip that’s ostensibly to catch up with family, but is really to see what’s going on in the beer world. Where have you been? A couple of trips into London, a whistle stop visit north of the border a…


Tasty Beer Needs Tasting

July 7th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

As quality beer becomes ever more popular across Australia, so it seems does beer appreciation. The likes of The Local Taphouses’ monthly Ale Stars sessions and the Willie Simpson hosted Hops nights at the New Sydney in Hobart regularly attract big crowds eager to sample new beers and learn mor…


Brew & A: Red Duck

July 6th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

In the coming weeks, the first of Red Duck’s intriguing dark beers we told you about a few weeks back will start leaving the brewery. As such, it seems like as good a time as any to pose a few questions to the brewery’s founder and head brewer Scott Wilson-Browne. He’s one of Aust…


The Beer Of Women

July 5th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

We’ve had the Women of Beer, so how about the Beer of Women? To date, 2011 has been the year of women in beer, or at least the year they finally started to gain some of the recognition they deserve. The Australian wing of all-female beer appreciation society Barley’s Angels kicked off wit…


March Of The Bullants

July 4th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

At the start of the year, we brought you word of a new venture in the Gippsland region of Victoria. Back then, the doors to Bullant Brewery in Bruthen had just opened but the brewhouse wasn’t yet operational, with the taps pouring beer brewed by the owners at Hargreaves HIll alongside a handfu…


Make Crafty Bi-Winning

July 1st, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Just knowing that you guys and gals come to The Crafty Pint for your Aussie craft beer news is like winning the lottery every single day. Which is just as well as at Crafty we don’t have a great success rate when it comes to winning things. Other than picking Travis Cloke for most goals in one…

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