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Good Beer Week's Back!

Good Beer Week's Back!

Hold onto your hats, folks: Good Beer Week is back. After exploding onto the Aussie beer scene in rather spectacular fashion last month, the weeklong celebration of all that’s good about beer in Australia today will return bigger and better next year. It all kicks off in Melbourne on May 12 and wi…

June 15, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Warming Up For Winter

June 14, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Although us craft beer lovers still want to see greater recognition for quality beer in the mainstream media, The Crafty Pint’s conversation with top UK beer writer Pete Brown at his splendid local in London the other night suggests we should be thankful for what we have. Even in a country wit…

Our Man In: Belgium Pt 2

June 13, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Wasting no time at all on his trip through Belgium, Boatrocker Brewing founder Matt Houghton continues to delve into the country’s beer history. So we’ll waste no time either and let him tell you that he’s discovered… Where have you been? Poperinge, Westvleteren, Oostvleter…

Beer Week Out West

June 10, 2011 by Crafty Pint

WA’s brewers are never shy when it comes to reminding their brethren in other states that theirs is the birthplace of the current wave of craft brewing in Australia. So while Good Beer Week in Melbourne might be the biggest yet to take place in the country, it started in the same year WA&rsquo…

Bendigo's Beer Frontier

June 8, 2011 by Crafty Pint

It seems odd that a city of more than 100,000 people situated so close to Melbourne can be described as a craft beer desert. Yet, with little more than a couple of bars and a single pioneering restaurant doing anything to promote Australia’s burgeoning craft beer scene, that’s the story …

Our Man In: Belgium Pt 1

June 7, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Imbued with the confidence of a man whose latest beer has just picked up the only gold medal for packaged lagers at the Australian International Beer Awards and who was one of the small band of beer lovers that got Good Beer Week off the ground, Matt Houghton set off on the thankless task of touring…

The Parramatta Pioneers

June 6, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Slowly but surely, craft beer is creeping across the country. From Wagga to Toowoomba, Forrest to the far north, there are microbreweries and pubs with craft beer taps cropping up at a fair rate as brave souls decide their local area is ready for something better. And soon the people of Parramatta w…

Trans-Tasman Beer Love

June 2, 2011 by Crafty Pint

If the craft beer world isn’t careful, people are going to start suspecting that the famed Aussie – Kiwi rivalry is nothing but a sham. We’ve had Kiwi brewers heading for home post Good Beer Week with messages of love for their Aussie brethren trailing in their jet streams, Aussie …

Milking The Cow

May 31, 2011 by Crafty Pint

When you have the likes of Sierra Nevada’s Steve Grossman saying the craft beer scene here is as good as that in the States, it could be easy to get carried away when in reality there’s still a long way to go. It’s great that by parachuting him into Melbourne for the first Good Bee…

Blog of the Month: A Great Set Of Tipples

May 31, 2011 by Crafty Pint

While we avoid rating beers on The Crafty Pint, preferring instead to talk about them and leave you to make up your own mind, it doesn’t mean we’re opposed to the idea. Especially when it’s done in such a straightforward manner as it is on the Great Set Of Tipples blog. None of thi…

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