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Crafty Films: 2011 Australian International Beer Awards

Crafty Films: 2011 Australian International Beer Awards

One of the biggest events in the Aussie beer calendar is the Australian International Beer Awards. Well over 1,000 beers from across the globe were entered for the 2011 competition, with 15 trophies handed out at a Gala Dinner in Melbourne during May’s Good Beer Week. The Crafty Pint was ther…

July 29, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Beam Me In, Scotty

July 28, 2011 by Crafty Pint

It’s no secret that the online world has played an important role in helping the craft beer community grow globally. Blogs, Twitter, forums and the like have helped beer lovers spread the word about cool new beers or interesting breweries in a way that the brewers themselves, for the most part, ca…

Crafty Snaps: Barley's Angels Brew Day

July 26, 2011 by Crafty Pint

It’s been a big year for craft beer in Australia – and bigger still for women involved in the craft beer industry. Having set out their stall with the Victorian Women of Beer stage show during this year’s Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, then launched Sydney and Melbourne branch…

If You Build It...

July 25, 2011 by Crafty Pint

OK, we admit it. Sometimes here at The Crafty Pint we’re so busy waving our cheerleader’s pom poms and shouting about all the good things going on in the craft beer world that it takes a quiet word in our ear to remind us that there remain beer deserts all over Australia. Certainly, we won’t b…

Dripping With Gold

July 19, 2011 by Crafty Pint

It seems the judges at the World Beer Championships are rather fond of the beers being brewed by Queensland’s Burleigh Brewing. The Gold Coast based brewery has just secured another gold medal at the competition run by Chicago’s Beverage Tasting Institute, this time for its Hef. The German style…

Returning The Beer Love

July 17, 2011 by Crafty Pint

A few weeks back, you may recall a story about Mountain Goat recreating a beer from Christchurch’s Three Boys Brewing to be sold as a fundraiser for those affected by the earthquakes in New Zealand’s South Island. It was one of many gestures from within the beer community, such as Stone …

Move Over, Wine

July 13, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Because it’s time to make room for beer. That’s right, folks. Having tested the water with a beer and cider event during this year’s Masterclass series and featured craft beer fairly widely during June’s Roast Collection, the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is keen to see beer take more of a …

The Dogs Run Wild

July 12, 2011 by Crafty Pint

As we park up outside the brewery, it appears we’ve picked a bad time. The only brewer present is atop a ladder attempting to screw a small fitting into a beam with a drill. And he’s struggling. The screw keeps dropping to the floor. After a third failed attempt, he figures the screw could well …

Our Man In: Blighty Pt 1

July 11, 2011 by Crafty Pint

With our man in this case being Ol' Crafty himself, returning to the mother country on a trip that’s ostensibly to catch up with family, but is really to see what’s going on in the beer world. Where have you been?A couple of trips into London, a whistle stop visit north of the border and the Ea…

Tasty Beer Needs Tasting

July 7, 2011 by Crafty Pint

As quality beer becomes ever more popular across Australia, so it seems does beer appreciation. The likes of The Local Taphouses' monthly Ale Stars sessions and the Willie Simpson hosted Hops nights at the New Sydney in Hobart regularly attract big crowds eager to sample new beers and learn more abo…

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