Come Together

During Good Beer Week, rumours started doing the rounds that talks were underway about forming a national association of craft brewers. And unlike those about Cliff Richard dying that circulate at Glastonbury…

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…

Beam Me In, Scotty

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…

Crafty Snaps: Barley's Angels Brew Day

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…

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If You Build It...

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…

Dripping With Gold

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…

Returning The Beer Love

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…

Move Over, Wine

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…

The Dogs Run Wild

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…

Our Man In: Blighty Pt 1

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…

Tasty Beer Needs Tasting

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…

Brew & A: Red Duck

In the coming weeks, the first of Red Duck’s intriguing dark beers we told you about a few weeks back will start leaving the brewery. As such, it seems like as good a time as any to pose a few questions…

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The Beer Of Women

We’ve had the Women of Beer, so how about the Beer of Women? To date, 2011 has been the year of women in beer, or at least the year they finally started to gain some of the recognition they deserve.…

March Of The Bullants

At the start of the year, we brought you word of a new venture in the Gippsland region of Victoria. Back then, the doors to Bullant Brewery in Bruthen had just opened but the brewhouse wasn’t yet…

Make Crafty Bi-Winning

Just knowing that you guys and gals come to The Crafty Pint for your Aussie craft beer news is like winning the lottery every single day. Which is just as well as at Crafty we don’t have a great success…

Returning To The Herd

With the future plans of their last head brewer Jayne Lewis now known, it’s a case of back to the future at Mountain Goat. Having received applications from as far afield as Germany, England, New Zealand…

Beer & Food: Cheese

In recent weeks, we’ve noticed a rash of beer and cheese matching events appearing in the Crafty diary. Heck, when we popped into a London pub to meet a fellow beer writer recently, it wasn’t long…

Craft Beer In Cans

With the world’s biggest music festival drawing to a close on the other side of the world, it seems as good a time as any to report that there could be hope for Australia’s craft beer loving…

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