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South Coast Odyssey

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 …

July 13, 2012 by Crafty Pint


Our Man In: Blighty Pt 2

July 13, 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 11, 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 10, 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 …


The Crafty Planner: July 9 to 15

July 9, 2012 by Crafty Pint

So what lies ahead this week in the world of Aussie craft beer? Plenty, as usual. For The Crafty Pint, there will be a first visit to the new Matilda Bay Brewery Bar and stops to see a few brewers and venues owners we’re keen to add to the site. That’s followed by a whistle stop trip to …


Beer Awards: The Royal Adelaide Beer Show

July 8, 2012 by Crafty Pint

For the second year running, microbreweries dominated the trophies at the Royal Adelaide Beer Show. There was a changing of the guard, however, with McLaren Vale based craft brewery Goodieson (pictured above) the star of the show, picking up a swag of gongs as Lobethal Bierhaus had done in 2011. Oth…


Walkabout Sam

July 5, 2012 by Crafty Pint

If you’ve spent much time immersed in Aussie craft beer culture, chances are you’ll have come across Sam Füss (above right with the Beer Diva at the Victorian Women of Beer event). She’s brewed from west coast to east, plying her trade at breweries as varied as Little Creatures …


Coast To Coast

July 4, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Time to welcome some newcomers to the Crafty fold as the fruits of our travels from coast to coast over the past few months start to appear on the site. As readers of the Friday newsletter will know, between late 2011 and early 2012, we were on the road almost constantly, checking out breweries, bar…


Queensland Beer Week

July 3, 2012 by Crafty Pint

It’s that time of the year when humans and humpback whales alike flee the colder Aussie climes and head en masse to Queensland for sunshine and, in the case of the whales at least, a spot of breeding. This year, the humping humpbacks and sun-seeking southerners will be joined by a new breed, a…


Malaysia's Taps Takeover

July 2, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Despite the rapid growth in the local craft beer market in recent years, we still tend to get a little excited when a venue away from the capitals eschews the financial incentives of tap contracts and nails its flag to the crafty mast. Even the smallest of victories is worth celebrating given the lo…

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