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Wolf of the Willows Brewer

When launching a brewery, sometimes staring down the barrel of brewing history at the great names that have come before you can be an intimidating task. How to reach those heights when you’re only just stepping away from brewing in your own back yard? But Wolf of the Willows founders Scott and Renae…

Wolf Of The Willows XXXPA Beer

It's been a big few weeks for Scott and Renae from Wolf Of The Willows, what with [securing their own brewery site that's set to open in 2020](https://craftypint.com/news/2193/wolf-of-the-willows-to-open-a-brewery-in-2020) and marking a half decade of beers. And they've celebrated the latter with a suitably…

Feral Brewing Tusk IIPA 2019 Edition Beer

Tusk started life as Australia’s first double IPA, way back in 2003: brash, arrogant and without a dry hop regime in sight, because no one knew what DH or DDH was at the time, but that wasn’t the point. The OG was just big, malty and bitter; a creative endeavour to push things further. A decade later,…

Dainton Brewing The Raider NIEPA Beer

When you're on a mission to release a new can every week of the year, it helps to have a few shortcuts, such as taking an Other Half-esque approach to IPAs and releasing a bunch featuring different hop varieties. Given hop growers all over the planet are in a similar arms race to brewers when it comes…

Venom Brewing West Bendigo IPA Beer

At 2019's Bendigo On The Hop, we ran a couple of IPA blind tastings for attendees. As ever with such things, the results varied from session to session; after all, we all have different palates and different tastes. No beer on the lineup attracted such wildly differing opinions among attendees, however,…

Wolf of the Willows Lark Barrel Aged Imperial JSP 2019 Beer

In 2018, Wolf of the Willows teamed up with Tasmania’s Lark Distillery to create a barrel-aged beer with a difference. The Cheltenham-based brewers headed to Tasmania, chose some barrels, had them shipped over as soon as they were emptied, then filled those barrels with an imperial version of their…

Feral Brewing Imperial Biggie Juice Beer

Biggie is the juicy gift that keeps giving. Over the past few months, the OG has become core range and iterations like Dirty Biggie, an American oak version, have surfaced; however, they all appear to have been a warm up for this imperial release which dropped, appropriately, during the GABS East Coast…

Wolf of the Willows & Tequila Tromba Jalisco Sour Beer

Wolf of the Willows enjoyed success with their 2018 GABS beer, a delicate and subtly complex spin on the Tom Collins cocktail. So they decided to follow a similar route in 2019; well, similar in that they hooked up with a spirit company when concocting their festival beer. In most other respects, it's…

Smiling Samoyed Hop Bandit NEIPA & Hibiscus Saison Beer

Kate and Simon at Smiling Samoyed are signing off for 2018 with a couple of limited releases that, in their own way, reflect trends from the past 12 months. In the one hand, you got a NEIPA, in the other a beer featuring flowers that's the so vivacious in colour it'll turn heads. The former is **Hop…

Red Hill Brewery Kolsch Beer

A few years ago, we did a Getting Blind With Crafty tasting of golden ales (remember when they were the rage?). One of the beers on the lineup was Red Hill's Golden Ale. It was their biggest seller and one that had been around longer than most, after all. At the same time, it wasn't a golden ale as understood…

Sauce Brewing 12 Hayz of Xmas Beer

Pursuing the mantra that too much of a good thing is folly, Sauce is ushering in Christmas with a mini celebration of a form of beer for which it’s becoming increasingly known, which is to say: hazy. Indeed, they began the week in which the celebration is launched with their Bubble & Squeak taking…

Crafty Dozen – October 2019 News

Such has been the nature of recent weeks, we've overshot the mark again, adding more than a dozen new listings to the site before we knew it. Given we like to wrap them up in nice, round dozens, we figure we should recap the new arrivals to hit since August before we get too far into the next lot. Below,…

Sauce To Open Brewpub In Cairns News

Marrickville's Sauce Brewing today announced they are to open a brewpub in Cairns. The new venture has been made possible through a partnership with "craft accelerator" Founders First, for whom Sauce becomes a third brewing partner following their investment in Jetty Road on the Mornington Peninsula…

Brew & A: Bright's Reid Stratton News

This week sees Bright Brewery launch their first Mystery Beer, an idea conceived by their rep Evin Craney and brought to life by head brewer Reid Stratton. The latter only joined the High Country brewery a few months ago, making the move from New England Brewing Co in Uralla after half a decade, and…

Crafty Crawls: Newcastle News

For years, Newcastle carried the stigma of a tough town blanketed by a thick yellow smog, where the locals rioted when the cops tried to shut down one of their pubs. Its streets were built on blood, sweat and Tooheys beers. Where the bar tiles were hosed down from the night before, ready for the shift…

Building Moon Dog's World News

I can’t remember exactly when it was. Presumably midway through 2010, not long before The Crafty Pint was about to go live.  I was in Carwyn Cellars, chatting to then store manager James Greenfields and, while the specific date isn’t that important, it’s worth adding a little context.…

Supermarket Success At The World Beer Awards News

The 2019 World Beer Awards have seen two very different Australian brewing companies take out accolades. Sydney’s Redoak added to the substantial bounty they’ve enjoyed over the past 15 years, with the brewery’s Chateau Sour topping the Flanders Red Ale category when results were announced in London. The…

Fixation, 3 Ravens & Dainton Top 2019's Indies News

Dainton Brewery made it two Champion Beer trophies in just three years at The Indies, taking out the top beer title as Australia's independent beer industry gathered in Melbourne for their annual awards night. The trophy went to D3, the triple dry-hopped version of Dainton's debut beer, Red Eye Rye,…

The Big Issue: Beer Quality News

From popping bottles and exploding cans to beers turning dark through oxidation or arriving at venues uncarbonated, there have been plenty of examples of beers leaving local breweries not quite right in the past year or so.  Sure, when there are thousands of new, often experimental beers being…

Drink Easy – A New Breed Of Award News

We live in a time of plenty – if not surfeit – when it comes to beer. There are more breweries, beers, beer styles, festivals and opinions than ever before. And we're not exactly short on the awards front either.When it comes to traditional competitions, as well as the nation's big-hitters – the…

The (Pint of) Origin Story News

The beginnings were pretty inauspicious. Grumblings from some in the Sydney beer scene about Melbourne getting all the good stuff following the surprise success of the first Good Beer Week got me thinking.  "How can we make it easy for brewers all over the country to get involved…

Help Us Get Blind: Pint of Origin Championship News

At Good Beer Week 2019, we're combining two of our favourite things: Pint of Origin and blind tastings. We'll pit IPAs from each of the 16 regions against each other and you get to choose the beers that will be there on the night. Below you'll find lists for seven of the 16 regions – Sydney, South Australia,…

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Brunswick Beer Collective News

In what’s become an extension of The City Lane, an online travel, food and culture magazine, the Brunswick Beer Collective have been podcasting about beer and not-beer for the past four years, mostly from The Alehouse Project in, you guessed it, Brunswick, Melbourne. Aside from the banter, they also…

Oscar & Glenn: Rocker, Skater, Brewers News

The past few decades have seen the Australian beer scene transform from monochromatic to kaleidoscopic. As some point, each of us has had our eyes opened to the sheer variety of beers available: the different styles, different colours, different flavours. But this vast array of drinking options isn’t…

Getting Blind With Crafty: XPAs News

When we held our last blind tasting – a look at New England style IPAs – it was noticeable just how much discussion took place before, during and after the beers were presented. It went on longer and delved deeper than in any of the previous Getting Blind With Crafty tastings we've held…

Help Us Get Blind: XPAs News

For our first blind tasting of 2019 we're going to take a look at XPAs. Sure, it's a category that remains open to interpretation but plenty of people are brewing and drinking them so it seems only right – especially as the first time we looked at such beers there were hardly any in existence. To…

Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beers Of 2018 News

In a display of dominance generally only enjoyed by the pervasive architects of our digital economy, Garage Project have crushed the field to tally 25 beers in the GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beers of 2018. The pageant of colourful beers from the Wellington brewery was led by the malevolently named…

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…

Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Of 2018: Analysis News

Maybe there's as much of the data nerd as the beer nerd within the Crafty team but we do enjoying taking the Hottest 100 results and seeing what, if anything can be surmised. And here's what we came up with from the 2018 results. Get out the vote From the very start, when it was just a bit of fun…

The Best Of The Crafty Pint In 2018 News

No media organisation worth their weight in clickbait rounds out the year without republishing a list of their top stories of the year. Then again, given our writers covered more ground across the Australian beer world than ever before to share the stories of an industry in arguably the most exciting…

Best New NSW Beers Of 2018 News

Before attempting to justify the makeup of this list, let’s get the excuses out of the way.  There’s no way any one person can try every new beer made in this state. The place is too damn big and there are too many breweries making too many beers for it to be anything close to manageable. That…

15th Australian Beer Festival At The Australian Heritage Hotel (NSW) Event

Some people call it the Australian Beer Festival. Some people call it Aussie Beer Fest. Everyone calls it a good time. Whatever you call it, it's Australia's longest-running craft beer festival, now in its 15th year. In 2019, it runs from Friday, October 11, to Sunday, October 13,…

Getting Blind With Crafty - IPA Blind Tasting At Bendigo On The Hop (VIC) Event

We love hosting blind tastings and have been doing so for years. We also love attending Bendigo On The Hop – and in 2019 we're combining the two. If you've got a ticket for the sold out festival on August 31 then you could add a bonus feature to your day and join us for one of our Getting Blind With…

Good Beer Week 2019 (VIC) Event

Australia's biggest annual celebration of good beer returns for a ninth time in May, as Good Beer Week takes up residence across Melbourne and Victoria for another ten day extravaganza. You can look forward to all manner of events with fun at their core, expand your beer knowledge in the company…

Grain of Thrones at Hope Brewery (NSW) Event

Grain of Thrones is a Game of Thrones inspired dinner from the good folks at Hope Brewery which sees four courses of food matched with four beers. Served in Hope's Great Cask Hall and fit for a Khaleesi, attendees will also receive a Hope Estate tulip beer glass to take home as a souvenir…

WA Beer Week 2018 Event

WA Beer Week is by far the longest-running of all such festivals in Australia and has been gathering momentum in recent years. The lineup for 2018 is as diverse and colourful as you could hope for, taking in parties, new beer releases, dinners, golf, blind tastings and much more besides. It kicks off…

Crafty Cabal Exclusive: Blasta Brewing Tour & Tasting (WA) Event

Friday evening brewery tours are becoming something of a ritual for The Crafty Cabal at WA Beer Week now. Following Feral and Nail in 2016 and Nowhereman last year, we're inviting supporters who've signed up to our beer lovers bonus scheme to join us at Blasta in Burswood on November…

Getting Blind With Crafty at WA Beer Week III – Sours Event

For the third year running, we're heading back to The Dutch Trading Co for a blind tasting as part of WA Beer Week. After IPAs in 2016 and India Red Ales in 2017, this time we're focusing on the venue staff's favourite part of the beer spectrum: sours. We'll be presenting a diverse collection of sour…

Getting Blind With Crafty at Sydney Beer Week – SOLD OUT! Event

For Sydney Beer Week 2018, we're bringing our popular Getting Blind With Crafty event to The Oak Barrel. These blind tastings give you the chance to taste some amazing beers using just your senses – with no preconceptions as to the beer or brand in your glass, you'll find out what you really…

Sydney Beer Week 2018 Event

Sydney Beer Week returns to venues across the city this October, with a typically kaleidoscopic lineup of events. You can view the full program and plan your week of action here. It kicks off with the Opening Gala at the Australian National Maritime Museum on October 26, heralding 130…

Brewer's Reserve #2 Launch at The Clifton Hill Brewpub Event

Considering Clifton Hill Brewpub's first Brewer's Reserve took out top spot in our recent blind tasting of session sours, the next release is likely to be one worth grabbing. The second beer in the series is a Brett Rye Saison that has been ageing away in pinot noir barrels for six months before…

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