Articles by Crafty Pint

I'd Buy That For A Dollar

Wu-Tang Clan, Papua New Guinean bank notes, Norwegian farmhouse brewing, truffle cheese, German techno DJs and pseudo-Lambic ales... It's fair to say Ballarat based Dollar Bill Brewing isn't your common or garden brewing company. We caught up with the couple behind it.

November 21st, 2017 by Crafty Pint


Brew & A: Charlie Hodgson

November 9th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

The rapid growth of the beer industry in and around Brisbane continues apace. Among the newcomers is Helios Brewing, a Yeerongpilly based operation that made a great signing before launch, snapping up Mash's trophy-winning brewer Charlie Hodgson.


The Perks Of Being Crafty

November 8th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

If things like free beer, exclusive events, competitions and free festival tickets get you excited, you should become a Crafty Pint supporter by joining The Crafty Cabal. Here's a short video explaining how it works.


Price Wars Revisited

November 6th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Back in May, we ran a two-part Secret Brewer feature looking at the price war going on in parts of Australia. Six months on, it's intensifying and spreading, according to a number of brewers we've spoken to.


Brew & A: Keith Grice

November 2nd, 2017 by Crafty Pint

The Hunter Valley today boasts quite the collection of diverse microbreweries. But, for many years, there was just one: the Hunter Beer Co based at Potters Hotel. Keith Grice has been at the brewing helm for the past decade; we find out more.


Help Us Get Blind: Pale Ale Voting Round II

November 1st, 2017 by Crafty Pint

With American style pale ales done and dusted, it's time for part two of our two-part pale ale blind tasting. Here, we're looking at more New World style pales and want you to help us select the field for the panel.


Aussie Exports: The Beer Podcast

October 27th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

For the most part, our Aussie Exports series has focused on Australians who have found work in breweries in other parts of the world. Today, we feature a pair doing something rather different: running a beer podcast from their adopted home of London.


A Day In The Life Of A Barrel Room: Boatrocker

October 25th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

In May, Boatrocker and Goose Island came together to create a barrel aged beer together. Given they're at the forefront of barrel ageing in their respective countries, the release of October Beer seemed a perfect opportunity for us to run side-by-side features on life in their barrel rooms.


Who Brews Farmhouse Ginger Beer?

October 23rd, 2017 by Crafty Pint

Both farmhouse ales and soured beers have been rising in popularity for some time. Yet has Australia seen a farmhouse ginger beer yet? It's the beer chosen by the team behind the Welder's Dog bars to launch their brewery. We find out more.


Craft Beer Heroes: Clodagh Harris

October 19th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

As The Fox Hotel in Collingwood prepares to host its tenth birthday bash, we caught up with one of its three founders. Clodagh Harris has been working in and around beer in Melbourne for two decades, educating and inspiring many others along the way.

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