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The Latest Flood Appeals

The ongoing efforts to help Queenslanders recover from the floods continue to attract support from the Aussie beer industry. After last week’s fundraising drives from the likes of Stone & Wood and True South, they keep on coming. We added details of the White Rabbit / Giant Steps / Innocen…

January 20th, 2011 by Crafty Pint


Happy. Happier. Happiest.

January 19th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

If you live in Melbourne, like going to pubs and have an eye for a bargain, chances are you’ll be aware of The Happiest Hour, a website set up by a pair of students in 2004 with the intention of telling you where to find cheap beer, wine, cocktails and food in the city’s pubs and bars. F…


Moovin' On Up

January 17th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

They already have the sexiest beer bottles in the land and produce some exquisite beers with which to fill them – and now Moo Brew has opened a rather splendid bar in which visitors to Tasmania can sample their full range, alongside Moorilla Estate wines and some choice imported beers. The new…


H100 Poll Is Closed!

January 16th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

In, ooh, approximately 13 hours and 34 minutes from the posting of this update, voting for the 2010 Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers will close, leaving the staff at The Local Taphouse with the joyous task of working through the mountain of votes to discover whether Little Creatures Pale Ale can make …


H100: Behind The Pale

January 14th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Tick tock. Tick tock. In the world of Aussie craft beer, we’re almost at the point where Bruce Willis (or Leslie Nielsen, depending on your personal preference) bursts into a small room in the basement and discovers a red LCD timer counting down to zero. Except in our case, once it hits zero, …


H100: The Hightail Tale

January 13th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

As the deadline for voting in this year’s Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers draws ever closer, we’ve just got time for a look at the stories behind a couple more of the beers that have proved extremely popular with drinkers in past years. Today, it’s the turn of a beer now in its teen…


Flood Relief Appeal Roundup

January 13th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

As the full scale of the floods in Queensland and Northern New South Wales becomes apparent, a number of fundraising drives have been kickstarted throughout the Australian beer industry. We’re going to list them here in the hope you can find one (or more) to support. Stone & Wood’s …


Bruthen = Brewthen

January 12th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

It seems the title “Victoria’s newest brewery” is becoming ever more hotly contested. On Monday, we ran a story about Forrest Brewery in the state’s west, which is just days away from completing the first beer on its 600l brewery. And today Gippsland gains a brewery as Bullan…


Beer Under The Stars

January 11th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Given the weather currently battering the East Coast, the chances of enjoying beer in the great outdoors might seem somewhat limited. But if you’re in Sydney and find a gap in the clouds, the roof terrace at The Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst is in full swing now. As mentioned on The Crafty Pi…


Brew Forrest, Brew!

January 10th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Before the month is out, the first beer brewed at Victoria’s newest microbrewery will be poured as the patience of brother and sister team Matt and Sharon Bradshaw finally pays off. More than eight years after they bought the former general store and garage in Forrest, midway between Colac and…

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