Articles by Crafty Pint

Ale Lovers: Get Pumped!

Anyone who’s visited the UK and toured its pubs will no doubt have enjoyed a pint or two of real ale poured from a traditional beer engine – you know, the sort with the long wooden handle that gives the publican’s arm a workout every time he pulls a pint (not that you’d know …

October 6th, 2010 by Crafty Pint


Beer & Food: Salmon and Strawberry appetiser

October 5th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Anyone that’s picked up a bottle or three of Red Hill’s Temptation might want to give this a try – it’s the recipe for the dish that was matched with it at a beer dinner at St Kilda’s Circa restaurant (the one mentioned in Crafty’s tasting notes). Devised by Matt…


Cider Season

October 4th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

If the culmination of the country’s two biggest winter sporting competitions over the weekend wasn’t confirmation enough that Spring has sprung, the arrival of a new cider in readiness for the summer should do the trick. True South, the brewery in the Bayside Melbourne suburb of Black Ro…


COMPETITION: Win free passes to the Fed Square Microbreweries Showcase

October 3rd, 2010 by Crafty Pint

If there’s a better way to sample a load of the best new brews coming out of Victoria, we’ve yet to discover it. So it’s little wonder the past couple of Microbreweries Showcases at Melbourne’s Fed Square have sold out of tickets so fast people have been turned away at the do…


Blog of the Month: eat, drink, stagger

October 3rd, 2010 by Crafty Pint

If there’s one thing The Crafty Pint likes to be, it’s fair to one and all. So, having had Beer Blokes as the first featured blog, it’s time to redress the balance. We’re not saying Prof Pilsner – the author of Beer Blokes – is the sort of unreconstructed male cha…


Beer & Food: Carbonnade of Beef from the Courthouse Hotel

October 2nd, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Judging by the growing number of beer dinners indicates, the pairing of beer and food is becoming ever more popular, aided by the likes of high profile characters like Paul Mercurio and Chris Badenoch bringing the concept of cooking with beer to TV audiences. So we thought it would be a good idea to…


Oktoberfest Roundup

October 1st, 2010 by Crafty Pint

When The Crafty Pint lived in Munich many moons ago, it was unlucky / lucky enough never to attend the Oktoberfest (depending whose view you listen to). Those who have been suggest that the number of Aussies attending account for around 90% of attendees.* Perhaps that’s why the idea has taken …


Your Local Bottleshop

September 29th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Their two bars already turn over 200 different beers on tap every year and now the Local Taphouse empire is to expand into the realm of take home beers. The team behind the St Kilda bar has already been telling people about their plans to knock through into the building on one side of the current si…


Beer & Bites

September 28th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

The local market is always a good place to sample tasty produce: a little cheese, the odd pickle or two – and now beer. Matilda Bay will be setting up shop in Melbourne’s Prahran Market and Sydney’s Eveleigh Market next month (October) to offer shoppers the chance to try their beer…


Mornington Opens Friday

September 27th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Australia’s newest brewery will open its doors to the public for the first time this Friday. The Mornington Peninsula Brewery will be pouring an American Pale Ale, English Brown Ale and Belgian Witbier from 3pm, accompanied by woodfired pizzas. As reported on The Crafty Pint earlier this mont…

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