Crafty Snaps: Preparing For Good Beer Week

Has there ever been a day quite like it at the Mountain Goat brewery? Or indeed in the history of Aussie brewing? Over the space of a few hours, in one corner of the brewery it was all hands on deck for…

Take A Journey Into Beer

It’s quite astounding just how many people are taking it upon themselves to help grease the wheels of the craft beer revolution in Australia. Seems you can’t even go for a pint these days without coming…

Brew & A: Stone & Wood

What with their Pacific Ale being named Australia’s Best Beer in the recent-released Critic’s Choice book – and their need to spend as much time as possible surfing off the Byron Bay coast – life’s…

Murray's Heads To Manly

Murray’s brewery owner Murray Howe has never been one to hold back when it comes to taking aim at the lack of craft beer outlets in Sydney – or the unwillingness of the city’s bar owners…

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Four Weeks Til Good Beer!

Thirty-plus official venues, more than 40 events, multiple beer dinners, a couple of beer lunches and a beer breakfast, tastings featuring scores of amazing beers, several new beer launches, ample opportunities…

David. Meet Goliath

In the blue corner: the brewing behemoth that bestrides the Australian beer industry. In the red corner: the cheeky upstarts who are yet to commission their brewhouse and have teased the world with such…

Really Real Ale

Up until now, if you wanted to taste genuine real ale on tap in Australia – real ale as defined by the UK"s Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) – you had one choice: head to the Wig & Pen in Canberra. That…

Brew & A: At the AIBA Judging

More than 1,100 beers have been submitted for the 2011 Australian International Beer Awards. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Melbourne on May 20, in the middle of the inaugural Good Beer…

'Tis The Season To Moo

Now that they’ve got their hands on a spangly new brewery, it seems the Moo Brew team is having a little fun. The Tassie brewers began pumping their range of Moo beers out of the new brewhouse a few…

Got Any Cask Wine?

Let’s be honest. Who hasn’t been to a restaurant for dinner, perused a menu that gets your taste buds tingling, cast your eye over an exquisitely curated wine list, then turned to the beers only to…

Blog of the Month: Back of the Ferry

Just like a micro bringing out a light beer, Crafty might be at risk of upsetting the purists here. Why? Because the first NSW blog we’ve asked to perform a show and tell doesn’t write exclusively…

An All Australian No. 1

“Humbled,” says Brad Rogers, when asked how he feels about his beer being named Australia’s Best Beer in the Critics' Choice poll announced today. The Stone & Wood Pacific Ale pipped Little Creatures…

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Brand New Kooi

Whoever claimed it never rains but it pours might have had Kooinda in mind. The Melbourne mates who came to the craft beer world’s attention with a no-holds-barred American Pale Ale produced in their…

Breakfast In A Beer

Ever since Ben Kraus announced he was planning to make a breakfast beer to mark Bridge Road’s 500th brew, there’s been speculation as to what it might entail. Would it look to the Mikkeller series…

Crafty Films: Beer Invades the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

For the first time in the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival’s history, beer made it onto the lineup for the Masterclass sessions when eight Aussie brewed craft beers lined up alongside three homegrown…

The Next Moove

You tend to remember your first encounter with Moo Brew. Whether it’s the time you first spot John Kelly’s artwork adorning one of their rather sensual stubbies, or when that first sip of their Imperial…

Crafty Snaps: Mountain Goat Dinner at Beer Deluxe

Beer DeLuxe recently took control of the Greek Grill upstairs from the bar at Fed Square, turning it into the Beer DeLuxe Grill with a focus on beer-friendly food – Jerk Chicken, BBQ ribs and the…

The People Have Spoken

Well, they certainly didn’t hang about getting noticed, did they? Two weeks ago, next to nobody knew who Cavalier Brewing was, now they’ve picked up the most votes in the People’s Choice…

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