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Good Beer Week's Back!

OK, so it’s still six months away, but they say time flies when you’re having fun so it’ll be upon us in no time at all. Returning to Melbourne from May 12 to 19 for another massive celebration of good beer and everything that goes with it, Good Beer Week 2012 will be everything this year’s …

November 11th, 2011 by Crafty Pint


What's Up, Doc?

November 10th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Eagle-eyed dwellers of the more esoteric realms of Australia’s craft beer world may have noticed something missing amid the flurry of spring releases: there was no beer from Doctor’s Orders. The absence of a new seasonal beer from one of the newest and more unusual of the country’s…


Gimme More More More

November 9th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

The craft beer revolution in Australia has been keeping plenty of Canadians busy in recent months. Brewery manufacturer DME has had its hands full keeping up with orders from Down Under, with the new brewhouses at Mountain Goat, McLaren Vale and 4 Pines rolling off the production line hot on the hee…


Crafty In The Press II

November 8th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Blimey. How time flies. Turns out it’s more than a year since we presented a wrap up of some of the beery articles we’d had published in other publications on The Crafty Pint. So, given there’s been a fair few more in the meantime, we thought it would be wise to gather them all tog…


Blog of the Month: Ambersandwich

November 4th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Many Aussie beer drinkers across numerous states will know Kris Miles. One of the founders of the sadly-no-more Nectar bottleshop in Brisbane, then hop spirit-infusing cocktail creator at Beer DeLuxe and now bar manager at the MONA Winery Bar in Tassie, he now spends much of his spare time with his …


Together We're Heavy

November 3rd, 2011 by Crafty Pint

A full 27 years after Phil Sexton and friends poured the first ales at the Sail and Anchor in Fremantle, Australia has a national craft brewers association. Craft Beer Limited has been launched this week with the aim of bringing together brewers from across Australia to “promote, protect and g…


Brew & A: The Monk

November 2nd, 2011 by Crafty Pint

As the birthplace of the Sail and Anchor, Matilda Bay and Little Creatures, Freo will forever warrant a special place in the hearts of Aussie beer lovers. Today, with the likes of Clancy’s Fish Bar and The Monk Brewery & Kitchen adding to its fine craft heritage, it’s a must visit de…


Up Close & Personal

October 28th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

In the red corner, a legend of the Melbourne craft brewing scene. In the blue corner, one of the most exciting talents from the world of beer. In the middle, 30 of you, seated at a table in the shadow of big steel tanks, sampling beers from both brewers alongside food created specially for the occas…


Opening The Gates

October 26th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

More than a year after its owners hoped to be up and running, Temple Brewing is on the verge of opening its brewery, bar and brasserie in East Brunswick. The sparkling new brewhouse is in place, the stonetop bars are about to be adorned with bold concrete “TEMPLE” lettering any minute now,…


Uncle Sam Wants YOU!

October 24th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Every couple of years, the Brewers Association of America holds the World Beer Cup, a competition that attracts thousands of entries from hundreds of breweries in dozens of countries. The next one takes place in San Diego in May and the organisers are on the hunt for Aussie brewers keen to pit their…

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