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Really Real Ale

Up until now, if you wanted to taste genuine real ale on tap in Australia – real ale as defined by the UK"s Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) – you had one choice: head to the Wig & Pen in Canberra. That or the one pump that used to pour 3 Ravens beer at the sadly departed Lambs Go Bar. …

April 12th, 2011 by Crafty Pint


Brew & A: At the AIBA Judging

April 11th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

More than 1,100 beers have been submitted for the 2011 Australian International Beer Awards. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Melbourne on May 20, in the middle of the inaugural Good Beer Week, with 17 trophies up for grabs. Before we reach that point, there’s the small matter ju…


'Tis The Season To Moo

April 7th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Now that they’ve got their hands on a spangly new brewery, it seems the Moo Brew team is having a little fun. The Tassie brewers began pumping their range of Moo beers out of the new brewhouse a few weeks ago, leaving the former brewery at the Moorilla Estate headquarters to become a plaything…


Got Any Cask Wine?

April 6th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Let’s be honest. Who hasn’t been to a restaurant for dinner, perused a menu that gets your taste buds tingling, cast your eye over an exquisitely curated wine list, then turned to the beers only to be overcome by disappointment? Or should that read “only to have your suspicions con…


Blog of the Month: Back of the Ferry

April 1st, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Just like a micro bringing out a light beer, Crafty might be at risk of upsetting the purists here. Why? Because the first NSW blog we’ve asked to perform a show and tell doesn’t write exclusively about Aussie craft beer. Heck, they don’t even write about craft beer all the time. W…


An All Australian No. 1

April 1st, 2011 by Crafty Pint

“Humbled,” says Brad Rogers, when asked how he feels about his beer being named Australia’s Best Beer in the Critics' Choice poll announced today. The Stone & Wood Pacific Ale pipped Little Creatures Pale Ale and Feral’s Hop Hog to the top spot in the book counting down t…


Brand New Kooi

March 31st, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Whoever claimed it never rains but it pours might have had Kooinda in mind. The Melbourne mates who came to the craft beer world’s attention with a no-holds-barred American Pale Ale produced in their back yard kept us all waiting for beer number two. And waiting. And waiting. Then, finally, up…


Breakfast In A Beer

March 29th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Ever since Ben Kraus announced he was planning to make a breakfast beer to mark Bridge Road’s 500th brew, there’s been speculation as to what it might entail. Would it look to the Mikkeller series of Beer Geek Breakfast stouts for inspiration? Would it be a twist on one of the brewery&rs…


Crafty Films: Beer Invades the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

March 28th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

For the first time in the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival’s history, beer made it onto the lineup for the Masterclass sessions when eight Aussie brewed craft beers lined up alongside three homegrown and one imported cider for a lesson in food matching. The Beer and Cider House Rules brought t…


The Next Moove

March 26th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

You tend to remember your first encounter with Moo Brew. Whether it’s the time you first spot John Kelly’s artwork adorning one of their rather sensual stubbies, or when that first sip of their Imperial Stout creep past your lips and sends your tastebuds into rapture, it’s a brewer…

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