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Crafty Snaps: Preparing For Good Beer Week

Has there ever been a day quite like it at the Mountain Goat brewery? Or indeed in the history of Aussie brewing? Over the space of a few hours, in one corner of the brewery it was all hands on deck for the bottling of hundreds of longnecks of the brewery’s Rare Breed IPA – this time pac…

April 21st, 2011 by Crafty Pint


Take A Journey Into Beer

April 21st, 2011 by Crafty Pint

It’s quite astounding just how many people are taking it upon themselves to help grease the wheels of the craft beer revolution in Australia. Seems you can’t even go for a pint these days without coming across someone else with a great idea. At least that’s how it proved last Wedne…


Brew & A: Stone & Wood

April 20th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

What with their Pacific Ale being named Australia’s Best Beer in the recent-released Critic’s Choice book – and their need to spend as much time as possible surfing off the Byron Bay coast – life’s rather busy for the Stone & Wood guys. But given their remarkable ri…


Murray's Heads To Manly

April 19th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Murray’s brewery owner Murray Howe has never been one to hold back when it comes to taking aim at the lack of craft beer outlets in Sydney – or the unwillingness of the city’s bar owners to walk away from the lucrative contracts on offer from the country’s brewing giants. And…


Four Weeks Til Good Beer!

April 18th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Thirty-plus official venues, more than 40 events, multiple beer dinners, a couple of beer lunches and a beer breakfast, tastings featuring scores of amazing beers, several new beer launches, ample opportunities to meet brewers from all over the world and Australia’s inaugural Great Beer Debate…


David. Meet Goliath

April 13th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

In the blue corner: the brewing behemoth that bestrides the Australian beer industry. In the red corner: the cheeky upstarts who are yet to commission their brewhouse and have teased the world with such delicacies as an Imperial Gingerbread Porter. And in the middle, keeping a close eye on proceedin…


Really Real Ale

April 12th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Up until now, if you wanted to taste genuine real ale on tap in Australia – real ale as defined by the UK"s Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) – you had one choice: head to the Wig & Pen in Canberra. That or the one pump that used to pour 3 Ravens beer at the sadly departed Lambs Go Bar. …


Brew & A: At the AIBA Judging

April 11th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

More than 1,100 beers have been submitted for the 2011 Australian International Beer Awards. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Melbourne on May 20, in the middle of the inaugural Good Beer Week, with 17 trophies up for grabs. Before we reach that point, there’s the small matter ju…


'Tis The Season To Moo

April 7th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Now that they’ve got their hands on a spangly new brewery, it seems the Moo Brew team is having a little fun. The Tassie brewers began pumping their range of Moo beers out of the new brewhouse a few weeks ago, leaving the former brewery at the Moorilla Estate headquarters to become a plaything…


Got Any Cask Wine?

April 6th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Let’s be honest. Who hasn’t been to a restaurant for dinner, perused a menu that gets your taste buds tingling, cast your eye over an exquisitely curated wine list, then turned to the beers only to be overcome by disappointment? Or should that read “only to have your suspicions con…

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