Brew & A: Van Dieman

It’s been a while since we dusted down the old Crafty Brew & A feature. Not our fault necessarily – it seems you lot are drinking so much craft beer that our beloved brewers don’t actually have time…

Diggin' The Quarie

A couple of years ago, The Crafty Pint made a first visit to Freo’s Sail & Anchor. The onsite brewery was no longer pumping out beers and the place felt a little tired, as if it was the end of…

The Scandinavian Invasion

They’re like buses, these Scandinavian brewers. You wait an age for one to come along and then you get three at once. Mind you, they make much better beer than buses. In fact, at the minute they’re…

20 Days To Go!

We’ve had big beers, sweet beers, smoked beers and spicy beers. We’ve had beers for summer, beers for winter, beers for love and beers for the bitter. We’ve had straight humour, toilet…

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Enter The Beer Cave

Our prehistoric ancestors lived in them, Batman had one and Nick Cave actually is one by legal deed. But what exactly is the attraction of caves? They’re generally dark, dirty, full of terrifying insects…

New Bay Watch

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But as he prepares to take over the reins at Southern Bay Brewing, Steve “Hendo” Henderson (above right) is confident he can. The Geelong based brewery…

AIBA Deadline Looming

Last year it was the turn of Americans Moylan’s and Brooklyn Brewery to take out the major trophies and for WA to claim domestic dominance with the state’s breweries picking up five gongs.…

Beer: It's Academic

When it comes down to it, the most important aspect of a beer is whether it tastes good in your mouth. Indeed, you may figure that knowing whether something is to your liking or not is more then enough.…

What Is The People's Pint?

Friends, beer lovers, countrymen (and women) – lend us your beers! We’re looking for Australia’s first ever People’s Pint. “What’s that?” you ask. Well……

Fed Square Gets Fruity

The bi-annual Victorian Microbreweries Showcase is to get a little fruitier next month with Fed Square turning the BMW Edge into a Cider Garden for the two evenings. The beer free zone will be handed over…

South West Beer Fest

All over the country in recent months, the people have been turning out in droves at beer festivals. Thousands upon thousands have rocked up to events from the Australian Hote’s annual beer festival…

Become A Beer Judge

Ever wondered how trophy winning beers get selected? Ever wondered what it would be like to be one of the chosen few whose magical palate is given the task of tasting loads of beers from all over the world…

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Crafty Folks: Brewing With Brendan

Once a year, Fremantle’s iconic Sail & Anchor pub holds a competition in which it challenges home brewers to try and replicate as best they can one of the beers formerly brewed at the venue. This year,…

Looking Good

The lineup for this year’s Good Beer Week in Melbourne is taking shape, with the 2012 festival set to be considerably bigger and – we hope – even better than last year’s triumphant…

Hottest 100 Beers Of 2011

Congratulations Stone & Wood on adding this year’s Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers title to the Critic’s Choice award they picked up last year. Is there no stopping the Pacific Ale juggernaut? And why…

Ballarat Beer Fest 2012

Like most regional cities in Australia, Ballarat has been slow to catch on to the craft beer revolution that has swept the country’s capitals and many of its popular tourism regions. So it was pretty…

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…

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!

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…

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