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Bright's Bright Idea: MiniKegs

We all like our beer to be as fresh as possible and, in most cases, prefer to taste it straight from the keg – as evidenced by the popularity of growlers*. And now the good folks at Bright Brewery are giving drinkers the opportunity to take kegs home. Or on holiday. Or camping. Or, as they&rsq…

December 15th, 2010 by Crafty Pint


Great Aussie SpecTAPular

December 14th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Details of next year’s Great Aussie SpecTAPular have been announced, including the full list of brewers taking part and some of the one-off beers they’re making for the event. Highlights include a pair of collaborative brews (between Hargreaves Hill and Red Hill, and SA’s Brewboys …


Crafty's Ten for 2010

December 13th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

First thing’s first: this is not a top ten or “Best of…” list. There will be plenty of those flying around and, as a site that doesn’t rate or review beers, it would seem a little odd to pick our favourites, especially when there’s the Hottest 100 poll to vote in…


Hottest 100: Around Oz

December 10th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

There’s only a few weeks left for brewers to unleash new beers onto the Aussie public in 2010 if they hope to make an appearance in The Local Taphouse’s third Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll. And, in our ongoing attempts to pick the brain’s of the nation’s best beer folk,…


The Beer Ashes

December 9th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

While Australia’s cricketers head back to the drawing board and try to work out where it all went wrong, there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon for those seeking victory over the old enemy. Because coinciding with the Fourth and Fifth Tests in Melbourne and Sydney are a pair of Australia ve…


Josie Bones Opens

December 8th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

The TV shows were fun, but for Chris Badenoch the real thing starts today. Alongside fellow Masterchef contestant Julia Jenkins, he will open the doors of Josie Bones – the beer-centric restaurant in Collingwood’s Smith Street that’s been his long held goal – to the public fo…


Getting Flighty

December 6th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

A new monthly event can be added to Victorian beer lovers' calendars with the launch of Atticus Finch’s Beer Flights. Each will feature nine craft beers alongside a tasting plate – plus folks in the know to guide you through the different beers and styles on offer. The East Brunswick ba…


The Women of Beer

December 3rd, 2010 by Crafty Pint

As quality, flavoursome craft beer makes ever greater inroads into the old order of bland, fizzy lagers, the world of beer is becoming less and less a male preserve. Cast your eyes over the Australian craft beer industry and you’ll find female brewers, drinkers, bar managers, brewery owners an…


Craft Beer H100: The Bars

December 3rd, 2010 by Crafty Pint

With Australia’s first beer restaurant, Josie Bones, ready to throw its doors open to the public on Wedneday, this week’s look back at the best beers of 2010 comes with a twist. Instead of brewers, we’ve approached bar owners and the people who design beer lists at some of the venu…


Christmas Comes Early

December 2nd, 2010 by Crafty Pint

When you’ve grown up in the Northern Hemisphere, hot Christmases take some getting used to. It seems strange to have spangly decorations hanging above high streets and wrapped around lampposts; stranger still that Aussies send Christmas cards with snowmen on them… In real ale pubs arou…

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