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The Year In Beer: 2012

The Year In Beer: 2012

Without doubt, 2011 was the biggest year yet for craft beer in Australia. But what about 2012? Can momentum be maintained? Can flavour, passion and creativity overcome marketing? What crazy new beers will come our way? Which new breweries will dazzle us? To save you the trouble of having to wait 12 …

January 1, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Year In Beer: WA & QLD

December 31, 2011 by Crafty Pint

So, just time for the final look back on 2011 before you all go and crack something special for Hogmanay. And as a festive treat, it’s a two states in one bonanza. OK, so we did pose the questions to a few others in WA and Queensland and planned to run them separately, but it seems the respond…

The Year In Beer: TAS

December 30, 2011 by Crafty Pint

With the Tasmanian Beerfest, the most southerly state lays claim to the biggest by numbers beer festival in Australia and, with the Tasmanian Micro Brew Fest, it has events that continue to shine a focus on the smallest and newest of its brewers and cider makers. What’s more, with visionary pu…

The Year In Beer: SA

December 27, 2011 by Crafty Pint

As the end of the year draws ever closer, time for another look back on 2011, this time in the company of some of the movers and shakers in the South Australian craft beer scene. First up is Al Turnbull, founder and head brewer at Lobethal Bierhaus, the Adelaide Hills brewery that this year picked u…

Merry Christmas Folks!

December 25, 2011 by Crafty Pint

A quick festive shout out to wish all Crafty readers a wonderful festive period. Our first full year in operation (well, it’s almost over) has been a blast: manic and marvellous, beery and busy as hell. We’ve seen new breweries emerge, new festivals established, new beer styles created a…

Good Beer Week Update

December 23, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Good Beer Week returns to Melbourne from May 12 to 19 next year, promising eight days of great beery events. Submissions were due to close today for event ideas for next year, but it seems a number of venues and breweries have asked for more time to finalise what they’re doing. The new deadlin…

Siren Song

December 22, 2011 by Crafty Pint

It’s amazing how fast word spreads when a new beer appears, especially when it appears unheralded as if from nowhere. It doesn’t hurt when the beer is of such quality that it impresses all who taste it, leading some to suggest instantly it could be the best of its style in Australia. So it was t…

Crafty Snaps: A Peak Inside The Temple

December 21, 2011 by Crafty Pint

After more delays than they’d care to remember, Ron and Renata Feruglio finally opened the doors of their new brewery, bar and brasserie to the world in time for Christmas. And it’s clear that the Temple venue is one that has been treated with the same attention to detail as Ron lavishes…

The Year In Beer: NSW

December 15, 2011 by Crafty Pint

This year appears to be the one in which the sleeping giant of NSW began to stir. Sure, the Lord Nelson has been banging the craft beer drum for a quarter century, The Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst has been winning plaudits for a couple of years and the likes of Murray’s, Schwartz, Red Oak, th…

The Year In Beer: VIC

December 13, 2011 by Crafty Pint

What a year it’s been. While much of the rest of the world has been at war, suffering from natural disaster, rioting or waiting for its economy to implode, craft beer in Australia has gone from strength to strength. Existing breweries are expanding at a rate of knots, newcomers are arriving on…

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