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Moovin' On Up

They already have the sexiest beer bottles in the land and produce some exquisite beers with which to fill them – and now Moo Brew has opened a rather splendid bar in which visitors to Tasmania can sample their full range, alongside Moorilla Estate wines and some choice imported beers. The new…

January 17th, 2011 by Crafty Pint


H100 Poll Is Closed!

January 16th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

In, ooh, approximately 13 hours and 34 minutes from the posting of this update, voting for the 2010 Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers will close, leaving the staff at The Local Taphouse with the joyous task of working through the mountain of votes to discover whether Little Creatures Pale Ale can make …


H100: Behind The Pale

January 14th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Tick tock. Tick tock. In the world of Aussie craft beer, we’re almost at the point where Bruce Willis (or Leslie Nielsen, depending on your personal preference) bursts into a small room in the basement and discovers a red LCD timer counting down to zero. Except in our case, once it hits zero, …


H100: The Hightail Tale

January 13th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

As the deadline for voting in this year’s Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers draws ever closer, we’ve just got time for a look at the stories behind a couple more of the beers that have proved extremely popular with drinkers in past years. Today, it’s the turn of a beer now in its teen…


Flood Relief Appeal Roundup

January 13th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

As the full scale of the floods in Queensland and Northern New South Wales becomes apparent, a number of fundraising drives have been kickstarted throughout the Australian beer industry. We’re going to list them here in the hope you can find one (or more) to support. Stone & Wood’s …


Bruthen = Brewthen

January 12th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

It seems the title “Victoria’s newest brewery” is becoming ever more hotly contested. On Monday, we ran a story about Forrest Brewery in the state’s west, which is just days away from completing the first beer on its 600l brewery. And today Gippsland gains a brewery as Bullan…


Beer Under The Stars

January 11th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Given the weather currently battering the East Coast, the chances of enjoying beer in the great outdoors might seem somewhat limited. But if you’re in Sydney and find a gap in the clouds, the roof terrace at The Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst is in full swing now. As mentioned on The Crafty Pi…


Brew Forrest, Brew!

January 10th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Before the month is out, the first beer brewed at Victoria’s newest microbrewery will be poured as the patience of brother and sister team Matt and Sharon Bradshaw finally pays off. More than eight years after they bought the former general store and garage in Forrest, midway between Colac and…


Aussie's Top Craft Beers

January 6th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Voting for The Local Taphouse’s third annual Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers closes in just over a week, making it the perfect opportunity to look back at some of the beers that have proved popular with drinkers in previous years. Between now and January 16, we’ll bring you the stories be…


Brew & A: Otway Estate

January 5th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Kickstarting Crafty’s Q&As for 2011 are the brewers responsible for one of the widest ranges of beer in Australia. Luke and recent recruit Hendo knock out Prickly Moses, Otway Organic and Otway Estate Trilogy of European Farmhouse style beers plus occasional one-offs and a cider. It’…

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