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Clean Bowled

Back before The Crafty Pint existed – back when it was a mere idea going by the name The Wobbly Boot (dodged a bullet there) – we presented our case to the Victorian Association of Microbreweries in the hope of mustering their support. The final line of the presentation we left with them paraphr…

December 2nd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Podcast People: Ale of a Time

December 2nd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

A few months back, it came (rather belatedly) to our notice that there was a growing number of beer podcasts cropping up around the country. While Radio Brews News, from the people behind the Brews News site, was well established, there were others operating in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. We fi…

The Crafty Six: Alternative Summer Beers

December 1st, 2014 by Crafty Pint

It's the first day of summer so we've picked some beers that we reckon will go down a treat in the hotter months ahead – beers that may not appear in other "Best Beers for Summer" lists.

Local Beer For Local People

November 28th, 2014 by Matt Carty

Late last year, when compiling the list that would become 150 Great Australian Beers, we put a shout out to any Australian breweries who had packaged product we may never have come across before. One of those to respond was Rehn Bier, a tiny operation in South Australia. They sent in three beers wit…

Colonial Can Do It

November 27th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

If you like cheesy word play and canned local beer then you're going to like this article because it's got both in spades.Recently Margaret River's Colonial Brewing welcomed a new member to their brewhouse family, a shiny new canning line."It's kinda like a first date: you don't know which way it's …

The Pondering Pint: Beer in the Media

November 26th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Earlier this year, we embarked on a spot of chin-stroking in consideration of the validity of rating beers. Today, we bring The Pondering Pint back and look at the state of craft beer in the Australian media.In February last year, Fairfax's Good Food section ran an article entitled 'The Rise of Bout…

Who Brews: Black Hops Eggnog Stout?

November 25th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

In the second of our Who Brews...? features offering a quick snapshot of some of the newest brewing companies around the country, we turn our attention to the Gold Coast and a trio of mates who, faced with an array of trial batches from which to choose, opted for an Eggnog Stout with which to announ…

More Aussie Craft Beer Goodness

November 24th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

We usually do one of these roundup articles once we've added another nine breweries and venues to our craft beer directories as nine makes for a nice beery montage image. This time around, however, it seems we've been more efficient than we realised and have already added another dozen since the las…

Two Decades of Bootlegging

November 22nd, 2014 by Crafty Pint

The other day, a young dad was drinking beer at Bootleg Brewery while his child made full use of the playground. Almost two decades earlier, as a 10-year-old, he had been the kid in the playground while his dad enjoyed a brew or two.As Margaret River's original microbrewery celebrates its 20th birth…

Craft Beer Heroes: Miro

November 21st, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Brewers make beer. Without them there would be no beer. Thus it's easy to fall into the trap of focusing on them and them only as the stars of the beer world, especially in the craft beer industry where doors are almost always open and access to brewers – often with a beer in their hand and a smil…

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