Blog of the Month: eat, drink, stagger

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…

October 3rd, 2010 by Crafty Pint

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…

Brew & A: Bridge Road's Nardia McGrath

September 20th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Whatever the current VB ads might have you believe, beer is anything but an exclusively male world. Look around the bars and breweries of Australia and you’ll find female brewers and bar owners, Beer Diva-hosted beer dinners, female beer bloggers and an audience at beer appreciation nights lik…

How Beer Is Made 2

September 17th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

It’s been around for millennia and takes on all manner of guises, yet making good beer’s really all about understanding how to use four simple ingredients in harmony: water, grain, yeast and hops. In the second and final part of his feature “How Beer Is Made”, Holgate brewer…

Our Man In: America

September 13th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

A trio of Aussie beer lovers, who work in various roles in the Melbourne beer world, recently embarked on a 25 day tour of American breweries and beer bars. One of them, Tom Delmont, reflects on some of the lessons learnt amid the many fine beers.

Brew & A: Holgate's Ian Morgan

September 7th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Ian Morgan is Paul Holgate’s right hand man at the Woodend brewery. The one-time US Marine is also an avid student of the history of beer, as you’ll see from his two-part feature “How Beer Is Made” elsewhere on the site. But what set him on the road to becoming a brewer? Whe…

How Beer Is Made

August 29th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Beer: in essence just water, grain and yeast – usually with a bunch of hops added – yet capable of being tailored into all manner of weird and wonderful concoctions. With a history stretching back thousands of years, it’s both a drink to enjoy with mates and something that’s play…

Blog of the Month: Beer Blokes

August 25th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Anyone who’s a regular at beer events around Victoria will have come across Prof Pilsner: wise-cracking beer dinner host, restaurant manager, beer blogger and all round top bloke. He also gave The Crafty Pint lots of lifts to pubs when his leg was busted so we won’t hear a bad word said …

Beery words for beginners

April 15th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Once you start exploring the world of real beer, you’re likely to come across all sorts of phrases and terminology you’re not familiar with. It’s not essential you know them to enjoy good beer, but they can help you navigate your way through the many different styles available to try.…

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