A Very Beery Christmas

Less than two weeks to go and, if you’re anything like those of us at Crafty Towers, you won’t have made too much progress with Christmas prezzie buying. So, if you’ve got a beer-lovin'…

Hoppy Days

With their big new brewery just a couple of months away from being up and running, the brewers at 4 Pines have been planning for the future of the little system that brewed the beers that kick started…

Happy Birthday To True

True South’s mission to irrigate the Bayside beer desert with craft beer marks its second anniversary today. The brewery and restaurant opened in a converted mechanic’s garage on the beachfront…

A Craft Beer Dive

It wasn’t too long ago that there were plenty bemoaning the narrowing of choice for craft beer lovers in Brisbane with the loss of some tap freedom at the city’s Platform bar. Since then, Nectar bottleshop…

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From the Australian Real Craft Brewers Association

A couple of weeks ago we published an open letter to the craft beer community from the people behind Craft Beer Limited, an association created with the aim of bringing together craft brewers and other…

Joining The Pack

Last weekend, another brewery joined the swelling ranks of Aussie micros. The Black Dog Brewery held its South American-themed launch at Taminick Cellars, a winery in Victoria’s north, at which founder…

The Liquid Lounge

A few months back, when we were putting together the concept for the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival’s first ever beer and cider MasterClass sessions, we took a call asking if we’d be interested…

Home Sweet Home

Sweetwater is on the move. The microbrewery in the Victorian Alps has been based at the Annapurna Estate winery since opening in 2009, with the brewhouse located in one of the wine sheds and the bar nestled…

Take Two

So, after 27 years without a national body to represent them, Australia’s craft brewers now have two. In the week that we reported on the launch of Craft Beer Limited (CBL) – an organisation that had…

An Open Letter to the Craft Beer Community from Craft Beer Limited

Since publishing this comment piece on the current situation regarding the formation of a national association for craft brewers in Australia, we have been contacted by Craft Beer Limited. They were planning…

Good Beer Week's Back!

OK, so it’s still six months away, but they say time flies when you’re having fun so it’ll be upon us in no time at all. Returning to Melbourne from May 12 to 19 for another massive celebration of…

What's Up, Doc?

Eagle-eyed dwellers of the more esoteric realms of Australia’s craft beer world may have noticed something missing amid the flurry of spring releases: there was no beer from Doctor’s Orders. The absence…

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Gimme More More More

The craft beer revolution in Australia has been keeping plenty of Canadians busy in recent months. Brewery manufacturer DME has had its hands full keeping up with orders from Down Under, with the new brewhouses…

Crafty In The Press II

Blimey. How time flies. Turns out it’s more than a year since we presented a wrap up of some of the beery articles we’d had published in other publications on The Crafty Pint. So, given there’s…

Blog of the Month: Ambersandwich

Many Aussie beer drinkers across numerous states will know Kris Miles. One of the founders of the sadly-no-more Nectar bottleshop in Brisbane, then hop spirit-infusing cocktail creator at Beer DeLuxe and…

Together We're Heavy

A full 27 years after Phil Sexton and friends poured the first ales at the Sail and Anchor in Fremantle, Australia has a national craft brewers association. Craft Beer Limited has been launched this week…

Brew & A: The Monk

As the birthplace of the Sail and Anchor, Matilda Bay and Little Creatures, Freo will forever warrant a special place in the hearts of Aussie beer lovers. Today, with the likes of Clancy’s Fish Bar and…

Up Close & Personal

In the red corner, a legend of the Melbourne craft brewing scene. In the blue corner, one of the most exciting talents from the world of beer. In the middle, 30 of you, seated at a table in the shadow…

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