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Nailed On Funk

Australia is to get its first ever dedicated sour beer brewery, after two of WA’s top brewers finalised plans to move into a joint facility. The decision of Nail and Feral to form Brewcorp and share a new 50 hectolitre brewery in Bayswater means Feral’s existing brewery in the Swan Valle…

January 24, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!

January 23, 2012 by Crafty Pint

If it’s as much of a mouthful as its name, then a new beer brewed especially for Australia Day should be worth hunting down. The snappily titled “100% Australian Owned Real Craft Brewed Australia Day Ale” has been produced by Sydney brewery Redoak to be launched on Thursday at their …

Biggest Hottest 100 Yet

January 18, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Each year that the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll has been run, it has doubled the number of votes of the previous year. Each year, voting has also usually been open for around 12 weeks. So, it’s quite something that in just one week the 2011 poll has already broken the record for the mos…

The More The Merrier

January 16, 2012 by Crafty Pint

It’s a new year, so time to add some new listings to The Crafty Pint. While in NSW for Sydney Craft Beer Week late last year, we headed out on the road to visit a few more breweries, bars and a bottleshop, all with the aim of improving our coverage of the state and populating the Beer Finder a…

Murray's At Manly Returns

January 12, 2012 by Crafty Pint

In Herman Melville’s epic novel Moby Dick, Captain Ahab spent a lifetime on rough seas pursuing the elusive white whale, a journey that ultimately consumed him. To follow Ahab’s journey today there are two options: (1) smuggle yourself on board a ‘scientific whaling’ vessel, or (…

Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beers of 2011: Vote Here!

January 10, 2012 by Crafty Pint

It was the biggest and best year yet for craft beer in Australia. Hundreds of beers from scores of breweries enjoyed in greater numbers than ever before by Aussie beer lovers. But which beers stood out for you? In the fourth annual Local Taphouse Hottest 100 poll, this year run in partnership with T…

Hottest 100 Of 2011

January 10, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Yes, it’s back – the Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beers poll returns for a fourth run, giving you the chance to tell us which beers amazed you in 2011. Since its launch by The Local Taphouse in 2008, the annual poll has doubled in size each year – in keeping with the rapid growth i…

Show Us Yer Beers!

January 9, 2012 by Crafty Pint

It’s time for brewers to put their beers to the test, with submissions opening today for the Australian International Beer Awards. This year the country’s largest beer awards celebrates its 20th anniversary and hopes to attract the biggest number of entries yet. Last year, almost 1,200 b…

Tracks Of My Beers

January 6, 2012 by Crafty Pint

If there’s one things we enjoy more than quality beer at Crafty Towers (yes – more!), it’s quality tunes. The only thing better, as the neighbours had the misfortune to discover on New Year’s Eve, is quality beer and quality music in harmony. In fact, the desire to have the t…

Malaysian Invasion

January 3, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Readers of The Crafty Pint’s Friday newsletter may recall plans for a craft beer bar in Kuala Lumpur serving a selection of Aussie and Kiwi beers. The brainchild of two Malaysian brothers who developed a taste for quality beer after moving to Australia, Taps is now open, bringing our local brews t…

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