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Full Steam Ahead

It seems there might be something in this craft beer thing, at least if the number of new festivals popping up all over the country are any guide. Where once the likes of the Australian Hotel’s annual bash in The Rocks, Bitter & Twisted, the Tasmanian Beerfest and various major brewery-bac…

June 20, 2012 by Crafty Pint


Extended Family

June 19, 2012 by Crafty Pint

If you were planning on introducing a beer into the Australian market, what style would it be? Put that question to a hardcore craft beer drinker and you would perhaps be greeted with a hop bomb, a lambic or an Imperial anything. But put it to the general beer drinking population and most will proba…


From Little Things...

June 18, 2012 by Crafty Pint

The Australian beer scene has woken to the news this morning that Lion has made an offer for Little World Beverages – known for brands such as Little Creatures, White Rabbit and Pipsqueak Cider – and that the board of Little World Beverages has recommended that its shareholders approve t…


Beers By The Bay

June 13, 2012 by Crafty Pint

It’s hardly the weather to be thinking of spending time on Port Phillip Bay, unless of course you’re a masochist. Yet, if you’re a beer lover and can cast your mind forward to what will hopefully be a splendidly sunny mid-Spring day, you should as the steadily expanding craft beer …


Lovely Jubbly

June 12, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Let’s take a moment to say thanks for international travel shall we? Sure, national carrier Qantas looks to be going the way of the dodo and our government has a less than favourable take on those who prefer to do it on flimsy wooden boats, but where would our beer scene be without it, hey? Ch…


Perfect Harmony

June 7, 2012 by Crafty Pint

The word ‘collaborate’ has been thrown about quite a bit lately. In fact, the word probably hasn’t had such wide usage since 1990 when Vanilla Ice had a number one hit after urging the world to “Stop, collaborate and listen”. In the first five months of this year, overseas b…


Imperial Ambitions

June 6, 2012 by Crafty Pint

If you’re the type who only drinks light, crisp, refreshing lagers, you might be advised to stop reading at this point because things are about to get very dark indeed… July is Dark Beer Month at Murray’s and they’ll be taking us deep into the black by releasing three Imperial …


The GBW Golden Ticket

June 5, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Yes, we know this year’s Good Beer Week has only just finished, but preparations are already underway for 2013. And as part of those preparations the Good Beer Week Team is seeking feedback from those who attended the festival as well as those who hosted events in order to refine things for ne…


Crafty Snaps: Stone & Wood's Stone Brew 2012

June 4, 2012 by Crafty Pint

In what is becoming something of an Aussie craft beer institution, Stone & Wood invited a collection of beer folks – writers, bloggers, bar owners and their friends and family – to their Byron Bay home for the annual Stone Beer brew. It was a case of all hands on deck as they invited…


Ferry Aged Beer

June 4, 2012 by Crafty Pint

The journey made by strong, hoppy pale ales from British breweries to the mouths of colonials in the British Empire in India is the most famous in beer’s long and colourful history. Not just because it showed the great lengths to which the Brits would go to keep their people merry but because …

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