Gourmet Brew

by Max Brearley November 20 2014

While most of the promotional focus surrounding the Margaret River Gourmet Escape has been on the stellar names they've attracted to WA for this weekend's event, there's a solid showing for the region's brewers too, not least in the form of a brewer-chef hook up.

The Little Brewery That Can

by Crafty Pint November 17 2014

A few days ago, Matt Bebe had a moment. A little over four years ago, he was working as an HR manager. And now here he was packaging cans of IPA bearing his brewery's name – the first Aussie IPA to appear in a can, no less – while over his shoulders stood the shiny tanks of Mornington Peninsula …

Cold Hard Facts?

by Crafty Pint November 14 2014

It would seem that the phrase "craft beer" has been deemed clickbait worthy by editors in the media in the past year. Where once you'd struggle to find any coverage of beer anywhere in the Australian mainstream, now you'll find several articles a week. This week has been no different, whether it's B…

White Rabbit's On The Hop

by Crafty Pint November 13 2014

Little Creatures' little sibling is to leave its warren in Healesville and move to a new home in Geelong. Lion is to build a new dedicated White Rabbit brewery in one of the currently vacant buildings at its Little Creatures Geelong site, where Dark Ale production had previously been moved, and will…

Matilda Bay To Close

by Crafty Pint November 13 2014

Matilda Bay's Port Melbourne home is to close. The decision to cease brewing operations and close the brewery bar at the Bertie Street site was announced to staff on Thursday morning (13/11). Both will close by March 2015. The announcement comes hot on the heels of the confirmation that Lion is to c…

Getting Reddy For Summer

by Crafty Pint November 11 2014

Back when The Crafty Pint started up four years ago, Scott Wilson-Browne was something of a lone duck in the world of Australian craft beer. Sure, Richard Watkins was having fun in the underbelly of Canberra's Wig & Pen and David Hollyoak was offering up his frequently Willy Wonka-inspired beers…

Bombs Over Bacchus

by Crafty Pint November 5 2014

Next week, the G20 leaders will gather in Brisbane to further advance their plans to hollow out and poison the Earth while concentrating the entire planet's wealth in one person's hands and leaving those of us that survive into this bleak future in eternally impoverished servitude. Doesn't sound lik…

Crafty Gets Tapped

by Crafty Pint October 31 2014

A few months back, we caught up with a chap who had just launched a new app designed to help beer lovers find out what was on tap at their local venues. It took all of, oh, two minutes for the mind to wander towards thoughts of how this could be integrated with The Crafty Pint. There have been a num…

Give Them A Big Hand

by Crafty Pint October 29 2014

When they were formulating the idea that was to become Big Shed Brewing Concern, home brewing mates Craig Basford and Jason Harris always hoped to be able to give fellow home brewers a leg up. Ten months after getting a communal brewery in their hometown of Adelaide up and running, they've…

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