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Show Us Your Hops!

Across the southern states, hop farmers, commercial brewers, their friends and home brewers have been busy picking this year’s harvest of hops in the past week or two, many of which will go into specialty, limited release beers. There’s going to be an article on harvest beers in Epicure …

March 16th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Win Out West

March 15th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Entries are open for the 5th Annual Royal Perth Show, with both commercial and amateur brewers encouraged to take part. Last year, 250 beers were submitted – including 86 from home brewers – with Feral, from Swan Valley, taking out the top prize, winning best Australian beer, WA beer and…

Critic's Choice: Best Beers

March 14th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

The hoo hah caused by the last best Aussie beer poll has just about subsided, so it must be time to start another one, don’t you think? Set to spark debate and get palates excited in equal measure this time around is The Critic’s Choice: Australia’s Best Beers, due for release on A…

Crafty Folk: Snag, Beer and Bubble Fest

March 11th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Much as we’d like to, it’s simply not possible for The Crafty Pint to be everywhere all of the time. What’s more, we’ve always been keen to get as many beer lovers involved in what we do, as well as bringing you brewers, their beers and the places that sell them. So, having b…

Australia's Growler Filling Stations

March 9th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

View a state by state list of Australian breweries, bottleshops and bars where you can get your growler, squealer or CANimal filled with fresh beer.

The Biggest Showcase Yet

March 9th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Like everything else associated with Australian craft beer in 2011 – brewhouses, beers, sales, The Crafty Pint’s waistline – the Fed Square Victorian Microbreweries Showcase is growing bigger than ever. The final lineup for next week’s event has just been confirmed, with the …

Back With A Growl

March 8th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

The Great Aussie Growler Shortage of 2010/11 is over! Yes, the days when possessors of the two-litre vessels had to practice ninja-like stealth to get their refills done for fear of being ambushed by rabid non-possessors are no more. The long-awaited shipment from the States has docked and growlers …

The Yankee Monk

March 4th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

A great big beery slice of America is taking over a little corner of Australia next month. Freo’s Monk Brewery & Kitchen has released details of its long-heralded USA Craft Beer Week – and it’s looking pretty darned doggone impressive, y'all. After trawling some of the States' …

Craft Beer For Brisbane

March 3rd, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Elton John once regaled us with the Circle of Life. So how about the Circle of Beer? Just a couple of weeks after Brisbane saw the craft beer offerings at one bar severely reduced, another venue pops up promising to offer sustenance to the city’s good beer folk. The London Club, in Teneriffe, …

Crafty Hits The Road

March 1st, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Today, we’re delighted to welcome the first non-Victorian listings onto The Crafty Pint. Having launched with purely Victorian venues just six months ago, it soon became clear that we couldn’t delay the next stage in the evolution of the site too long, which is to start taking on a natio…

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