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Turning Water To Beer

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: beer has a lovely habit of bringing people together and making things happen. Things such as this, a song about the joys of good beer that comes to you just in time for Good Beer Week. It needs no introduction, but as we need to fill this spac…

May 3rd, 2011 by Crafty Pint


Battle Lines Are Drawn

April 29th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

With little over two weeks to go until the inaugural Good Beer Week in Melbourne, the buzz is building nicely. Already two events are sold out – the Beermen.tv Hair of the Dog Breakfast and Brewers and Chewers at The Local Taphouse – and you’ll be able to pick up the rather fancy f…


Brewers Wanted!

April 28th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

As more and more Aussies start drinking craft beer, the number of breweries is growing and many established breweries are expanding. As such, they need more brewers to help get the beer out the door. There are some pretty sweet sounding jobs going at the minute so we thought we should let you know: …


A Right Fruity Harvest

April 28th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

For the past few weeks, this year’s hop harvest beers have been flying out of breweries across the land. There’s been a fair bit of variety too: Red Hill’s velvety Hop Harvest Ale uses its homegrown hops to decorate a rich, malty English style bitter, Bridge Road’s hop-cone-j…


Crafty Snaps: Preparing For Good Beer Week

April 21st, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Has there ever been a day quite like it at the Mountain Goat brewery? Or indeed in the history of Aussie brewing? Over the space of a few hours, in one corner of the brewery it was all hands on deck for the bottling of hundreds of longnecks of the brewery’s Rare Breed IPA – this time pac…


Take A Journey Into Beer

April 21st, 2011 by Crafty Pint

It’s quite astounding just how many people are taking it upon themselves to help grease the wheels of the craft beer revolution in Australia. Seems you can’t even go for a pint these days without coming across someone else with a great idea. At least that’s how it proved last Wedne…


Brew & A: Stone & Wood

April 20th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

What with their Pacific Ale being named Australia’s Best Beer in the recent-released Critic’s Choice book – and their need to spend as much time as possible surfing off the Byron Bay coast – life’s rather busy for the Stone & Wood guys. But given their remarkable ri…


Murray's Heads To Manly

April 19th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Murray’s brewery owner Murray Howe has never been one to hold back when it comes to taking aim at the lack of craft beer outlets in Sydney – or the unwillingness of the city’s bar owners to walk away from the lucrative contracts on offer from the country’s brewing giants. And…


Four Weeks Til Good Beer!

April 18th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Thirty-plus official venues, more than 40 events, multiple beer dinners, a couple of beer lunches and a beer breakfast, tastings featuring scores of amazing beers, several new beer launches, ample opportunities to meet brewers from all over the world and Australia’s inaugural Great Beer Debate…


David. Meet Goliath

April 13th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

In the blue corner: the brewing behemoth that bestrides the Australian beer industry. In the red corner: the cheeky upstarts who are yet to commission their brewhouse and have teased the world with such delicacies as an Imperial Gingerbread Porter. And in the middle, keeping a close eye on proceedin…

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