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A few weeks back, we brought you word on the latest moves of Sam Füss, the brewer who has plied her trade from west coast to east and is now striking out on her own as Old Salt Brewing. Her last port of call was at Black Rock’s True South, where her former sidekick Brian Kiss von Soly has t…

July 25th, 2012 by Crafty Pint


The Crafty Planner: July 23 to 30

July 23rd, 2012 by Crafty Pint

With Queensland Beer Week having drawn to a close yesterday, it’s time for some smaller “weeks”, but no less crafty, to come to the fore as we look ahead to the next seven days in the world of Aussie craft beer. Check out the full details here. All Week Font of Darkness month at…


Drinking In The Park

July 20th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

The Crafty Pint has a claim to fame: we once drank craft beer in Werribee. Hard to believe, but it’s true. Admittedly it was a bottle of Mornington Peninsula Brewery beer in the car park before we headed into last year’s Harvest Festival, but nonetheless it puts us into a pretty exclusiv…


Alehouse Rock

July 18th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

With Melbourne seemingly acknowledged as the hotbed for Australia’s flourishing craft beer scene, there’s a good argument to be made for the pocket around Brunswick East being the hottest of the lot. In the past year, it’s gained two breweries – Temple and Thunder Road &ndash…


Salve Vale

July 17th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

They’ve long called McLaren Vale home and now they can rightfully claim to be a McLaren Vale brewery. Four years after their formation – and many months after they originally hoped to flick the switch on their brewhouse – McLaren Vale Brewing Company is making beer at its Willunga …


The Crafty Planner: July 16 to 22

July 16th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Another big week lies ahead in the world of Aussie craft beer, not least with the arrival of the first Queensland Beer Week. A year or so, if someone had suggested such an event could take place they’d have been laughed out of town. Yet here we are, with around 60 events lined up for the comin…


South Coast Odyssey

July 13th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

There are, no doubt, plenty of Crafty Pint readers who would give anything to enjoy a honeymoon like Grant Byrne’s. Not only did it last 18 months and involve a campervan and a serious road trip around Australia, but it was a road trip that took in visits to a huge number of Australia’s …


Our Man In: Blighty Pt 2

July 13th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Almost exactly a year ago, we ran a feature – Our Man In: Blighty Pt 1 – looking at the changing pub scene in the UK. The intention was to follow it within a few days with a look at what was going on in the brewing world through the prism of the handful we’d visited on the same tri…


Good Beer Week 2013

July 11th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

It’s time to grab your diaries, hand in your holiday request forms at work and start planning for the return of what Moylan’s founder Brendan Moylan this year described as “the best, most professional and most diverse” beer week he’d been to in his life. Yes, Good Beer …


BeerSpace Launches

July 10th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

The efforts to educate Australians about beer are set to redouble next week with the formal launch of BeerSpace in Melbourne. Targeting everyone from craft beer novices to staff at fine dining establishments, the organisation has pooled experts from various areas of the beer industry who will be on …

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