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The Monkey Bar Venue

The Central West NSW city of Dubbo, around five hours drive inland from Sydney, is much like many other regional centres. The soil is red, the people are warm and welcoming and, up until 2017, craft beer was scarce – at least until husband and wife team Tim and Cass Smith opened The Monkey Bar, a venue…

Young Henrys & Collective Arts Rye IPA Beer

For this year’s Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival, Canadian brewery Collective Arts brewed collaboration beers with six breweries, and this Rye IPA brewed with Young Henry is Sydney’s contribution. In a sea of juicy IPAs, this beer is a drop of resin; the syrupy body brings West Coast flavours, along…

Young Henrys & Afends Hemp IPA Beer

When hemp became legal to use in Australian foods in 2017, a number of brewers jumped at the chance to try it in beer. Young Henrys was one of them… but they weren’t going to rush it. They [teamed up with Afends](https://craftypint.com/news/1932/sowing-the-seeds-of-hemp-beer?fb_comment_id=1867351203347538_1868983923184266),…

Moo Brew Seasonal Stout 2013 Beer

On a tour of Moo's brewery just before it became operational, head brewer OJ was at his most animated when showing off the waste water treatment system. This isn't to say he has any unpleasant foibles, more that he's a real technician when it comes to brewing, someone fascinated by the finest of details…

Stone & Wood Stone Beer Beer

For a bunch of brewers on the cutting edge of the modern Australian brewing scene, the guys at Stone & Wood don't mind taking inspiration from Marsellus Wallace once in a while. Well, once in a year, to be precise. As that's when they invite friends and family to their Byron Bay and "get Medieval on…

Balter Top Australia's Biggest Craft Beer Survey News

Balter have been voted Australia's best brewery in the biggest ever survey of craft beer drinkers. More than 23,000 people took part in Beer Cartel's annual survey, now in its fourth year, with their votes placing BentSpoke and Stone & Wood in second and third place respectively, followed by Bridge Road…

Crafty Crawls: The Frankston Line News

The very first Crafty Crawl to appear on this site featured a public transport route – the 86 tram in Melbourne. That most famous of the city's trams has only gone on to become better and better over time. Yet, who would have thought the train line connecting Melbourne with the long-suffering butt…

Best New ACT Beers Of 2018 News

Within the ACT, 2018 has felt like a year of consolidation for the local beer industry, but also one in which brewers have been extending their reach within the community via sponsorships and events. In the wider region, however, there have been plenty of new breweries pop up – although that's…

The Incubators: Batch Brewing News

This is a story of stories. Of influence and invisible threads. Mostly, though, it's about two people and their brewery.  Chris Sidwa and Andrew Fineran are not from around here but five years ago, in December 2013, they opened a brewery here, in Marrickville. Back then they had this idea that…

Double Ton Up For Radio Brews News News

Many beer sites, blogs and podcasts – not to mention hundreds of brewing companies and thousands of beers – have come and gone since the demo for what would become Radio Brews News was recorded in September 19, 2010. Indeed, The Crafty Pint was a mere 18 days old at the time and not much…

Going Green: Carbon Reduction News

There's a good chance you've been been hearing a lot about this thing called climate change and how we all have to do something about it. Well, instead of grabbing a beer and waiting for things to blow over, Batch Brewing Co owner Christopher Sidwa and the brewery's bar and supplier relations…

Podcast People: Sessionable News

Many moons ago, we decided it would be a good idea to approach what was then a relatively new local podcast for a feature on The Crafty Pint. For some reason, it never happened. Thankfully, Sessionable has proven to have fine staying power and continues to offer its inimitable take on all things beer. The…

The Collaborators: Provenance Flour And Malt News

As the craft beer scene has grown across Australia, the focus on where the beer in your glass has come from has grown in tandem. More brewers are sourcing ingredients locally and forming partnerships with small producers, whether in an attempt to give their beers a distinctive flavour, to highlight…

Our Man In NZ: Liberty Brewing News

Liberty Brewing Company is one of the brightest stars in the New Zealand beer scene, earning a cult following thanks to beers like Prohibition Porter and C!tra. Demand is high on both sides of the Tasman Sea, with the decision to start brewing some Liberty beers at Hawkers in Melbourne for the…

Balter Top 2018 Craft Beer Survey News

The mantle of craft beer's top dog appears to have been passed, with the 2018 Australian Craft Beer Survey placing Balter as the country's best. It follows the Gold Coast brewery's number one spot for its XPA in the most recent GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll, making it back-to-back victories…

Hopsters Club Together News

The local beer industry continues to diversify – and not just in terms of the places you'll find breweries and beer venues or in the beer styles being conceived. Increasingly, the makeup of businesses themselves is evolving, with Sydney's Hopsters Cooperative Brewery a case in point. Operating under…

The Big Issue: Ownership Revisited II News

Back in May, on the day the Independent Brewers Association (IBA) was launching its seal, we returned to the topic of ownership, one we'd first addressed in depth in late 2015. Between those articles, several other Australian brewing companies had been acquired by bigger operations: 4 Pines and Pirate…

Aussie Exports: Craig Thorn of BAOS News

Our Aussie Export series usually focuses on Australians who run or work for breweries overseas. But there are many more facets to the global beer community. For one, there's the thriving beer media and, even within that field, there's much diversity and variety to be found. Outside more traditional…

Behind Bars: Monkey Bar Dubbo News

Back in the middle of 2016, we ran a feature on Tim Smith. He'd taken a rapid tumble down the rabbit hole, going from his first experiences of craft beer to running a blog, The Year In Beer, through which he was documenting his efforts to try a different beer every day for a year while enticing…

Crafty Crawls: The 19 Tram News

Way back when we launched the Crafty Crawl series, it started out on one of Melbourne’s most iconic tram routes: the 86. And, while it's doubtful you'll find many public transport routes with such a plethora of good beer venues as that one* anywhere in the world, it's not the only line in Melbourne…

Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers Of 2017: The Results News

The results of the second GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers poll are in and Panhead has made it two for two with Supercharger APA holding onto top spot. There was movement elsewhere on the podium, however, with Garage Project's now retired Death From Above taking a posthumous bow in second, joined by…

Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers of 2017: Analysis News

If there were any questions as to whether Panhead’s 2016 acquisition by Lion would have some sort of lag effect and diminish the popularity of its beers with drinkers (as appears to have happened with some of the most recent acquisitions in Australia), the answer would appear to be a resounding:…

Best New Queensland Beers Of 2017 News

Queenslanders are notorious for their copious beer consumption. But no longer are they all content to stick to monochromatic cans and decals (and flavours). Now, they cry for something other than just volume – they cry for quality, variety and innovation. New breweries are popping up faster…

Pioneer Brewing News

In the old wine country of Orange, in the heart of New South Wales, Pioneer Brewing has started showing off its own brand of fresh, local produce, combining broad stretches of farmlands with a brewery. Situated between Cargo and Cudal, the team behind Pioneer has set out to grow…

Beer Nuts: Rosemarie Ensink News

The beer world is full of colourful characters. We all know the charismatic brewmaster, the bartender whose knowledge knows no bounds, the homebrewer who'll be brewing commercially some day and the passionate beer devotee sitting across the bar.  Indeed, perhaps the most beautiful aspect of the…

Ale of a Time Annual Awards At Slowbeer Fitzroy (VIC) Event

You've been waiting all year for it, and it's finally here... the Ale of a Time Annual Awards show, live at Slowbeer Fitzroy!Of all the Australian beer blogs and podcasts with a whale as their logo, Ale of a Time is definitely in the top three. The awards will be hosted by Dave and Luke from AoaT,…

Wildflower's Foggy Morning At Bitter Phew (NSW) Event

'Tis a new month, meaning there are new Wildflower releases. Head to Bitter Phew to try the new Foggy Morning, which is made using 100 percent Stringy Bark smoked malt from Voyager Craft Malt.  Wildflower's Topher Boehm describes it as "a truly campfire, morning ash experience... the…

Wildflower Launches St Thomas 2018 (NSW) Event

Fans of Wildflower's beers rejoice; the Marrickville brewery and blendary will soon be releasing its second fruit beer of the year. St Thomas is an Australian Wild Ale refermented with cherries, named for Wildflower co-owner Chris Allen and his wife's first son. This release was made from…

Wildflower Release: St Henry 2018 (NSW) Event

Like last year's St Florence, Wildflower's latest limited release, St Henry, bears a family connection. Named after co-owner Chris Allen's second son, St Henry is a wild Australian beer that's been refermented with apricots. There's a whole lot more information about the beer here, but,…

Beer & Music Matching with Beer Writer Pete Brown at The Rainbow Event

Acclaimed British beer writer Pete Brown is coming to Australia and embarking on a mini-tour with Stone & Wood.The Melbourne leg of his visit sees him call into The Rainbow in Fitzroy. There, he'll be using his extensive knowledge of beer and passion for music to provide a…

Inflammable Material at Platinum Liquor Event

Trying to explain exactly what this event at Sydney's Platinum Liquor involves would be somewhat of an attempt to describe the indescribable. Perhaps that part is best left to the warning on the event website, which goes as follows... *WARNING: This tasting event is not for everybody.* *Not…

New Years Eve Degustation Dinner at The Local Taphouse St Kilda Event

You're going to be starting your health kick the following day so why not end 2011 with a feast? [The Local Taphouse St Kilda](/beer/bar/local-taphouse-st-kilda/) is holding a five course dinner featuring everything from oysters and pork belly to lamb neck roulade and stilton, all matched to carefully…

Beer & Cheese at The Local Bottle Store Event

If you've dropped into the newest venture from The Local team - The Local Bottle Store & Provisions - you'll have noticed they're keen to push not just beer, but also a range of nice things like stinky cheeses, smoky meats, crusty breads and the like. And on September 21, they plan to hold the first…

Crafty's Frothy Birthday Bash Event

Come and help us celebrate our first birthday in style with awesome craft beer, hilarious beer trivia, DJs, prizes and a sit down dinner in the [Fed Square](http://www.fedsquare.com/) Atrium. The Crafty Pint has joined forces with the team behind 2009's hugely successful [Festival of the Frothy](http://beerblokes.blogspot.com/2009/07/festival-of-frothy.html)…

Beer Blokes Oktoberfest Dinner Event

Anyone who regularly attends beery events in and around Melbourne will probably have chanced upon Prof Pilsner, author of the [Beer Blokes](http://beerblokes.blogspot.com/) blog, first Crafty Pint [Blogger of the Month](/features/post/blog-of-the-month-beer-blokes/) and host of the regular Beer Blokes…

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