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Voting Open For The Tenth Hottest 100 Beers

We've seen a growing number of breweries celebrate major milestones in recent years. Now even events celebrating the local craft beer industry are growing up. As voting opens in the tenth Hottest 100 Beers poll, we chat to one of its instigators.

December 13th, 2017 by Crafty Pint


Crafty Crawls: Chapel Street & Surrounds

September 19th, 2016 by Kerry McBride

At long last, life is getting easier for beer lovers south of the Yarra, as more bars and restaurants start to take a walk on the crafty side. Our latest Crafty Crawl checks out the good stuff in and around Melbourne's famous Chapel Street.


Beer Nuts: ‘Manda Lê

August 8th, 2016 by Crafty Pint

Beer Nuts is our occasional series that showcases the most colourful characters in Australia's craft beer community. And few are more colourful than ‘Manda Lê, a chameleon-haired longstanding fixture in the Melbourne scene.


A Meeting of Malts

July 7th, 2016 by Will Ziebell

From humble origins to another means by which we can take our palates on an adventure in booze, the boilermaker has come a long way. Will Ziebell speaks to some whisky and beer pairing gurus to find out why the two work so well together.


Crafty Crawls: Surry Hills

June 6th, 2016 by Judd Owen

After launching with a trio of Melbourne jaunts, we're taking our Crafty Crawls on the road. First is a gentle saunter up and down the hills and pretty streets of Surry Hills and surrounds, as enjoyed by Judd Owen of Brewed, Crude & Bitter fame.


Breaking New Ground

May 12th, 2016 by Crafty Pint

The irrepressible trailblazers behind The Local Taphouses and GABS are adding another string to their bow. Later this year, they open Stomping Ground Brewery in Collingwood. Before then, you can have a sneak peek during Good Beer Week.


Gold Class Service

April 5th, 2016 by Ross Lewis

The Cicerone program that trains people to become certified beer experts has come to Australia. Ross Lewis spoke to founder Ray Daniels as well as many of those who have just gained Australian Certified Cicerone status


Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2015: The Results

January 26th, 2016 by Crafty Pint

The votes are counted, the results are in, and we have a new (returning) number one: Stone & Wood Pacific Ale. Feral moves to number two while the big story is Pirate Life, with the new brewery taking two of the top four spots in its first year.


Vote For The Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers

December 14th, 2015 by Crafty Pint

It's time to vote for your favourite beers of 2015 as the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll returns. The poll launched by The Local Taphouse eight years ago has become a national event, with results announced once again on Australia Day.


A Pallet For Your Palates

November 16th, 2015 by Crafty Pint

In a rare turnaround in traditions, Australia is exporting something crafted and beer-related to America. It's not beer, however, but new thinking drinker's beer mag Pallet, a joint venture between two Aussie journos and Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head.

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