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Beer Awards Winners

It was a night of surprises – and familiar faces – as the winners of the 2011 Australian International Beer Awards were announced in Melbourne at the weekend. Serial winner Feral picked up the Champion Ale trophy for the third year running, with the Hop Hog regaining the crown it won in …

May 23rd, 2011 by Crafty Pint


AIBA 2011 Trophy Winners

May 23rd, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Here is the full list of winners at the 2011 Australian International Beer Awards, announced at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on May 20, 2011. Only 15 of 17 trophies were awards this year as the judges felt none of the beers in the Low Alcohol Beer and Gluten Free Beer categories we…


Our Man In: London

May 20th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

There’s no shortage of brewers in Australia who will tell you the inspiration to get started came while drinking pints of real ale in British pubs. The UK has a long and proud brewing history, with the likes of CAMRA helping keep traditions alive. Yet, even though it’s a country blessed …


Thundering Into Town

May 20th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

The long wait is almost over. The old school trucks are bedecked in their bold livery, the snazzier-than-thou brewery is up and running, the brewers have purpose once more and the beer is about to be put out for public consumption. After a lengthy gestation period – it’s a year since the…


Crafty Crawl Kicks Off

May 17th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

OK. So little over 24 hours into Good Beer Week and we’ve had some cracking entries for The Crafty Crawl as you can see above. We’ve also had a few queries raised about it too. We thought we’d made it as simple as we could and tried to explain it on the event guide but it seems the…


GBW: The Crafty Crawl

May 16th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

As if lining up a whole seven days of events in celebration of the wonders of good beer wasn’t enough, here at The Crafty Pint we thought we should give you good people the chance to win stuff while enjoying Good Beer Week. So we spoke to the venues that are hosting events, a few other craft b…


Good Beer Week Is Go!

May 16th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

It seems like only a few days have passed since the idea was first mooted, but today – in the same venue that the idea for Good Beer Week was first discussed back in February – it all kicks off. The launch of the North Coast range of beers from the States at Beer DeLuxe (complete with li…


More Beer For Crafty

May 12th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

It’s lucky 13 for The Crafty Pint today as we welcome more breweries, bars and bottleshops into the fold, with listings added for venues in Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and South Australia. It’s the next small step in our mission to become an authoritative guide to craft beer in …


Food, Wine & Beer Fest

May 11th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

After flirting in past years with the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, craft beer made its first appearance on the official Masterclass lineup this year. In the wake of the event, we were told that the festival intended to have a greater beer presence in future years (which got Crafty thinking&he…


Dark Side Of The Duck

May 10th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

A braggot that combines mead and barrel-aged strong ale in a 14.3% concoction dating from Medieval times. An Egyptian bread beer. And a witbier / Berliner weisse hybrid made with rhubarb and raspberries. While there are a number of Australian brewers out there pushing the boundaries of what beer can…

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