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Together We're Heavy

A full 27 years after Phil Sexton and friends poured the first ales at the Sail and Anchor in Fremantle, Australia has a national craft brewers association. Craft Beer Limited has been launched this week with the aim of bringing together brewers from across Australia to “promote, protect and g…

November 3rd, 2011 by Crafty Pint


Brew & A: The Monk

November 2nd, 2011 by Crafty Pint

As the birthplace of the Sail and Anchor, Matilda Bay and Little Creatures, Freo will forever warrant a special place in the hearts of Aussie beer lovers. Today, with the likes of Clancy’s Fish Bar and The Monk Brewery & Kitchen adding to its fine craft heritage, it’s a must visit de…


Up Close & Personal

October 28th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

In the red corner, a legend of the Melbourne craft brewing scene. In the blue corner, one of the most exciting talents from the world of beer. In the middle, 30 of you, seated at a table in the shadow of big steel tanks, sampling beers from both brewers alongside food created specially for the occas…


Opening The Gates

October 26th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

More than a year after its owners hoped to be up and running, Temple Brewing is on the verge of opening its brewery, bar and brasserie in East Brunswick. The sparkling new brewhouse is in place, the stonetop bars are about to be adorned with bold concrete “TEMPLE” lettering any minute now,…


Uncle Sam Wants YOU!

October 24th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Every couple of years, the Brewers Association of America holds the World Beer Cup, a competition that attracts thousands of entries from hundreds of breweries in dozens of countries. The next one takes place in San Diego in May and the organisers are on the hunt for Aussie brewers keen to pit their…


And. They're. Off!

October 22nd, 2011 by Crafty Pint

The biggest and best opportunity yet for Sydneysiders to indulge their love of craft beer – and for newcomers to find out what all the fuss is about – is underway. The inaugural Sydney Craft Beer Week runs from today (October 22) until next Saturday, with more than 20 events taking place…


Woodlands Wonderland

October 20th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

We first heard noises that someone was planning to bring craft beer to outer suburban Melbourne a few months back. Soon afterwards, we heard that they were doing it with a venue that was rather different, quite unlike any other craft beer venue anyone had seen. And, boy, were those noises right: the…


Meet The New Brewers

October 19th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

The Victorian Microbreweries Showcase kicks off at Fed Square later today, with one of the biggest lineups of exhibitors yet. As in the past, entry costs $25 per person, which gains you entry and 20 tasting tickets that can be redeemed at any of the exhibitors' stalls. With temperatures set to hit 2…


The Danish Invasion

October 18th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Beer is set to enjoy its most prominent role yet at the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival when it celebrates its 20th anniversary next March. Having tested the water with the Beer & Cider House Rules session that ran as part of the 2011 festival’s MasterClass series, this time craft beer …


Crafty Films: Festival of the Frothy 2011

October 18th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

For those of you lucky enough to attend, here’s a chance to relive Saturday night’s return of the Festival of the Frothy. For those of you that didn’t, here’s what we got up to when 220 people gathered in the Fed Square Atrium for a night of craft beer, beer trivia hosted by …

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