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Tasty Beer Needs Tasting

As quality beer becomes ever more popular across Australia, so it seems does beer appreciation. The likes of The Local Taphouses’ monthly Ale Stars sessions and the Willie Simpson hosted Hops nights at the New Sydney in Hobart regularly attract big crowds eager to sample new beers and learn mor…

July 7th, 2011 by Crafty Pint


Brew & A: Red Duck

July 6th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

In the coming weeks, the first of Red Duck’s intriguing dark beers we told you about a few weeks back will start leaving the brewery. As such, it seems like as good a time as any to pose a few questions to the brewery’s founder and head brewer Scott Wilson-Browne. He’s one of Aust…


The Beer Of Women

July 5th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

We’ve had the Women of Beer, so how about the Beer of Women? To date, 2011 has been the year of women in beer, or at least the year they finally started to gain some of the recognition they deserve. The Australian wing of all-female beer appreciation society Barley’s Angels kicked off wit…


March Of The Bullants

July 4th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

At the start of the year, we brought you word of a new venture in the Gippsland region of Victoria. Back then, the doors to Bullant Brewery in Bruthen had just opened but the brewhouse wasn’t yet operational, with the taps pouring beer brewed by the owners at Hargreaves HIll alongside a handfu…


Make Crafty Bi-Winning

July 1st, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Just knowing that you guys and gals come to The Crafty Pint for your Aussie craft beer news is like winning the lottery every single day. Which is just as well as at Crafty we don’t have a great success rate when it comes to winning things. Other than picking Travis Cloke for most goals in one…


Returning To The Herd

June 30th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

With the future plans of their last head brewer Jayne Lewis now known, it’s a case of back to the future at Mountain Goat. Having received applications from as far afield as Germany, England, New Zealand and South Africa, they ended up looking no further than a few kilometres down the road. Th…


Beer & Food: Cheese

June 28th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

In recent weeks, we’ve noticed a rash of beer and cheese matching events appearing in the Crafty diary. Heck, when we popped into a London pub to meet a fellow beer writer recently, it wasn’t long before some goat’s cheese appeared to accompany the Sorachi Ace IPA being launched th…


Craft Beer In Cans

June 27th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

With the world’s biggest music festival drawing to a close on the other side of the world, it seems as good a time as any to report that there could be hope for Australia’s craft beer loving festival goers. The summer festival season is one of those times you realise how far the industry…


Our Man In: Belgium Pt 3

June 24th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

As he prepares to wing his way back to Australia, Boatrocker’s Matt Houghton delivers the third part of the trilogy of tales detailing his exploits in Belgium. We assume it’s a trilogy that won’t take on Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy like proportions, although who knows wh…


What Jayne Did Next

June 23rd, 2011 by Crafty Pint

The success that women are enjoying in Australia’s brewing industry is well documented. There are female brewers at a number of leading craft breweries and many others who play key roles in the running of breweries and industry bodies too. And now, having bade farewell to Mountain Goat, Jayne …

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