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Murray's At Manly Returns

In Herman Melville’s epic novel Moby Dick, Captain Ahab spent a lifetime on rough seas pursuing the elusive white whale, a journey that ultimately consumed him. To follow Ahab’s journey today there are two options: (1) smuggle yourself on board a ‘scientific whaling’ vessel, or (…

January 12th, 2012 by Crafty Pint


Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beers of 2011: Vote Here!

January 10th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

It was the biggest and best year yet for craft beer in Australia. Hundreds of beers from scores of breweries enjoyed in greater numbers than ever before by Aussie beer lovers. But which beers stood out for you? In the fourth annual Local Taphouse Hottest 100 poll, this year run in partnership with T…


Hottest 100 Of 2011

January 10th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Yes, it’s back – the Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beers poll returns for a fourth run, giving you the chance to tell us which beers amazed you in 2011. Since its launch by The Local Taphouse in 2008, the annual poll has doubled in size each year – in keeping with the rapid growth i…


Show Us Yer Beers!

January 9th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

It’s time for brewers to put their beers to the test, with submissions opening today for the Australian International Beer Awards. This year the country’s largest beer awards celebrates its 20th anniversary and hopes to attract the biggest number of entries yet. Last year, almost 1,200 b…


Tracks Of My Beers

January 6th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

If there’s one things we enjoy more than quality beer at Crafty Towers (yes – more!), it’s quality tunes. The only thing better, as the neighbours had the misfortune to discover on New Year’s Eve, is quality beer and quality music in harmony. In fact, the desire to have the t…


Malaysian Invasion

January 3rd, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Readers of The Crafty Pint’s Friday newsletter may recall plans for a craft beer bar in Kuala Lumpur serving a selection of Aussie and Kiwi beers. The brainchild of two Malaysian brothers who developed a taste for quality beer after moving to Australia, Taps is now open, bringing our local brews t…


The Year In Beer: 2012

January 1st, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Without doubt, 2011 was the biggest year yet for craft beer in Australia. But what about 2012? Can momentum be maintained? Can flavour, passion and creativity overcome marketing? What crazy new beers will come our way? Which new breweries will dazzle us? To save you the trouble of having to wait 12 …


Year In Beer: WA & QLD

December 31st, 2011 by Crafty Pint

So, just time for the final look back on 2011 before you all go and crack something special for Hogmanay. And as a festive treat, it’s a two states in one bonanza. OK, so we did pose the questions to a few others in WA and Queensland and planned to run them separately, but it seems the respond…


The Year In Beer: TAS

December 30th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

With the Tasmanian Beerfest, the most southerly state lays claim to the biggest by numbers beer festival in Australia and, with the Tasmanian Micro Brew Fest, it has events that continue to shine a focus on the smallest and newest of its brewers and cider makers. What’s more, with visionary pu…


The Year In Beer: SA

December 27th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

As the end of the year draws ever closer, time for another look back on 2011, this time in the company of some of the movers and shakers in the South Australian craft beer scene. First up is Al Turnbull, founder and head brewer at Lobethal Bierhaus, the Adelaide Hills brewery that this year picked u…

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