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Start Your Planning!

The official Good Beer Week guide is finished and good to go. Several thousand hard copies – A3 foldout maps that should fit snugly in your pocket – will be distributed around Melbourne and participating venues next week but if you can’t wait that long there’s a downloadable …

May 6, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Once Upon A Time...

May 5, 2011 by Crafty Pint

It seems weird to think that just ten weeks ago, Good Beer Week hadn’t even been invented, let alone grown into the rather impressive beast it is now, complete with its own theme song, specialty beer an' all. Back in those halcyon February days when Crafty wasn’t working 16 hour days for…

Blog of the Month: From Beer To Eternity

May 4, 2011 by Crafty Pint

A bit of a change in direction here. While last month’s featured bloggers were a bunch of Sydneysiders casually documenting their drinks and pub visits in between surfing trips, this time it’s the turn of a couple of newcomers to the beer writing scene who have their focus set firmly on …

Feral's Taphouse Takeover

May 3, 2011 by Crafty Pint

It’s today, folks. The long-heralded takeover of all 20 taps at both Local Taphouse venues in St Kilda and Darlinghurst by WA’s awesome Feral brewery starts at midday. There aren’t many brewers in Australia who could fill so many taps with their beers – and even fewer who cou…

Turning Water To Beer

May 3, 2011 by Crafty Pint

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…

Battle Lines Are Drawn

April 29, 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 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 28, 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 28, 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 21, 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 21, 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…

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