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AIBA Deadline Looming

Last year it was the turn of Americans Moylan’s and Brooklyn Brewery to take out the major trophies and for WA to claim domestic dominance with the state’s breweries picking up five gongs. Now, with little over three months to go until the winners of the 2012 Australian International Bee…

February 10th, 2012 by Crafty Pint


Beer: It's Academic

February 9th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

When it comes down to it, the most important aspect of a beer is whether it tastes good in your mouth. Indeed, you may figure that knowing whether something is to your liking or not is more then enough. Yet, as with any product – food, wine, coffee, music, film, art – the greater your kn…


What Is The People's Pint?

February 8th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Friends, beer lovers, countrymen (and women) – lend us your beers! We’re looking for Australia’s first ever People’s Pint. “What’s that?” you ask. Well… Umm… We don’t actually yet know. In fact, we want you to tell us. From today, we&rs…


Fed Square Gets Fruity

February 7th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

The bi-annual Victorian Microbreweries Showcase is to get a little fruitier next month with Fed Square turning the BMW Edge into a Cider Garden for the two evenings. The beer free zone will be handed over to some of Victoria’s best cider and perry producers, leaving the Atrium to the state&rsq…


South West Beer Fest

February 3rd, 2012 by Crafty Pint

All over the country in recent months, the people have been turning out in droves at beer festivals. Thousands upon thousands have rocked up to events from the Australian Hote’s annual beer festival in Sydney, the Tasmanian Beer Fest and Microbrew Fest, Ballarat’s inaugural Beer Fest, Pe…


Become A Beer Judge

February 1st, 2012 by Crafty Pint

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…


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…

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