RE; UP TODATE MAP OF BREWERIES
I am considering making a bit of a trip to Bendigo for a couple of days and while there possibly look in on a brewery or two. To see which breweries are in that area I looked on the “Crafty Pint” site and saw that there was both a list and a map of craft breweries in Australia. Coming from NSW I looked at that state first and found that there are at least eight breweries missing from both the map and the list. Fish River Valley Brewing; Borenore Brewhouse; Katoomba Brewing; Bucket Brewing Kempsey; Black Duck, Port Macquarie; Casey’s Beer, Lawson; Old Zig Zag Brewery, Lithgow and most surprisingly New England Brewery. It made me wonder if the map is only updated infrequently as some of those have been around for a couple of years. I know Katoomba has only been selling beer locally for about three months.
It could be I suppose that some or all of these breweries don’t want to be included, though that seems a bit odd to me
It was suggested to me that Crafty Pint only mentioned breweries that had submitted their names to it for inclusion in its lists. I thought about that and decided that that cant be correct. My understanding that Crafty Pint and others like it are “independent hunter gatherers” of beer related information who make it their undertaking to then spread the word. If I am wrong then does that make Crafty Pint a commercial organisation in it for the money promoting only those that approach them?
Fish River, Black Duck and Bucket don’t appear to be on twitter but are on facebook. I don’t know if Old Zig Zag share the same twitter as Lithgow Springs but they share the same address at what was the old Lithgow brewery.
I note that Beer and Brewer Magazine no longer include a map of breweries.