It's Party Time!

August 11, 2011, by Crafty Pint

It's Party Time!

The Crafty Pint turns one next month so we thought it only right to hold a party. And we thought that party should involve great Aussie craft beer, lots of beer-themed fun, beery prizes, anything else we could think of that involved great beer and, of course, cake. We also thought we should hold it somewhere a bit special as a thank you to everyone who’s got behind us since we went live last September: the brewers, bar owners and bottleshop owners who have listings on the site, the advertisers that support us and, last but not least, the punters that enjoy reading what we have to say.

So here’s the deal. We’re taking over the Fed Square Atrium in the centre of Melbourne for what we believe will be the first ever sit down dinner to take place in the venue. In partnership with Beer DeLuxe, we’re putting on $5 schooners of tasty Aussie craft beer. We’re bringing the team behind the Festival of the Frothy, the beer trivia event that entertained 165 people at Ormond Hall in 2009, out of retirement. And we’re throwing a big party.

It’s taking place on the evening of October 15, more than a month after the site’s actual birth date but avoiding the footy finals. There will be drinks beforehand at Beer DeLuxe, a sit down three course dinner with table service provided by the bar so you don’t even have to stand up to get your beers, a huge beer quiz using the Atrium’s big overhead screen, loads of prizes and an after party with DJs back in Beer DeLuxe, where we’ll be lining up an awesome array of beers from the country’s craft breweries.

“The last Festival of the Frothy was fantastic,” says half of the Frothy team and Mountain Goat man Tom Delmont. “If you love beer and enjoy a few laughs then get a team together and come along, take part and win some beery prizes.”

Mark Doble, the other Frother, says: “You don’t have to be a beer nerd to have a great night. The questions will be open to everyone, it’s a chance to try some beers and then enjoy some great tunes afterwards.”

Tickets are $65pp, with tables of eight costing $500. This includes a three-course dinner, a drink on arrival and $5 schooners during the quiz. We’re still working on the beer lineup, but will ensure that not only is it special but that there’s something for everyone. We’ll be setting up online ticket sales very soon, although if you want to reserve your seats now you can email

It should be a lot of fun. We hope to see you there!

Thanks to Beer DeLuxe and Fed Square for their help in making what promises to be an great night out possible.

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