New Brewer At Tooborac

It’s all change at Tooborac Hotel & Brewery, with new brewer Chris Haren making the step from passionate home brewer to professional. James and Val Carlin, owners of the beautiful bluestone hotel…

The Tipping Point For Taps?

With craft beer bucking the overall trend of falling beer sales in Australia and gaining traction in more and more corners of the country, there’s been much talk recently of the industry reaching…

Calling All Beer Bloggers & Writers

As those of you who frequent the interwebs and read the weekly Crafty newsletter may have ascertained, there is in existence a body going by the rather grandiose name of the Australian Beer Writers Guild.…

Truly SpecTAPular

They came. They saw. They concurred: the inaugural Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular was a soaraway success. The biggest event of its kind held at The Local Taphouses had a queue of 65 people waiting outside…

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Calling All Hop Heads

Dry-hopped, wet-hopped, late-hopped, mash-hopped. However beer can be hopped, it’s happening for the third running of the Paddy’s Brewery beer festival. The brewery in Sydney’s west has brought this…

When Worlds Collide

It never rains, but it pours. Yesterday, we had a story about Australia’s first two collaborative brews in Epicure – both to be tapped at GABS on Saturday. And today, we can reveal that the…

The Great Beer Debate

In The Crafty Pint’s short life, we’ve noticed that people like a bit of debate when it comes to beer. Whether it’s just arguing over who makes the best, what is or isn’t craft…

Hobart's Holy Water

We’ve all been to pubs we really like. Often we’ll go back to them. Sometimes we’ll tell our friends to go there too. At a push, we might even write something nice about them for strangers to find.…

Aussie Beer Geek Heaven

The final lineup for next week’s Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular has been announced. And it has to be the most outrageous collection of Aussie-brewed beers ever to appear in the same place at one…

The Interstate Beer Off

Living in Melbourne, it’s easy to believe craft beer’s making huge inroads into the Aussie beer drinking market. But, while it’s an industry that’s growing fast as the major beer…

H100: Beer's The Winner

Well, what a palaver! A light-hearted poll to get people talking about craft beer turns into a spiky bun fight. Who’d have thunk it? While the debate continues elsewhere on this site, with comments ranging…

The Hottest 100 Revealed

Well I never. WTF! Knock me down with a feather. And other assorted idioms. Who saw that coming? That being the news that Little Creatures Pale Ale has been usurped at the top of The Local Taphouse’s…

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Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers 2010: The Full Rundown

You’ve seen the top ten, so what about the rest? Here they are from one to 100. You’ll have to agree it’s a pretty colourful selection and, as a snapshot of where the Aussie beer market is today,…

Hopinators Hit Hobart!

A man walks into a bar. And spots a great big towering Hopinator. In Hobart. Crammed with hops and malt. On the bar. For $4.50 a pot. Seriously, who needs a punchline in a situation like that? Not The…

The Rainbow Reborn

Just over a month after the King brothers waved goodbye to the much-loved Lambs Go Bar, their new pub, Fitzroy’s historic Rainbow Hotel, has reopened its doors following extensive renovations. Tucked…

The Latest Flood Appeals

The ongoing efforts to help Queenslanders recover from the floods continue to attract support from the Aussie beer industry. After last week’s fundraising drives from the likes of Stone & Wood…

Happy. Happier. Happiest.

If you live in Melbourne, like going to pubs and have an eye for a bargain, chances are you’ll be aware of The Happiest Hour, a website set up by a pair of students in 2004 with the intention of…

Moovin' On Up

They already have the sexiest beer bottles in the land and produce some exquisite beers with which to fill them – and now Moo Brew has opened a rather splendid bar in which visitors to Tasmania can sample…

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