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Matilda Bay To Close

Matilda Bay's Port Melbourne home is to close. The decision to cease brewing operations and close the brewery bar at the Bertie Street site was announced to staff on Thursday morning (13/11). Both will close by March 2015. The announcement comes hot on the heels of the confirmation that Lion is to c…

November 13th, 2014 by Crafty Pint


Getting Reddy For Summer

November 11th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Back when The Crafty Pint started up four years ago, Scott Wilson-Browne was something of a lone duck in the world of Australian craft beer. Sure, Richard Watkins was having fun in the underbelly of Canberra's Wig & Pen and David Hollyoak was offering up his frequently Willy Wonka-inspired beers…


Bombs Over Bacchus

November 5th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Next week, the G20 leaders will gather in Brisbane to further advance their plans to hollow out and poison the Earth while concentrating the entire planet's wealth in one person's hands and leaving those of us that survive into this bleak future in eternally impoverished servitude. Doesn't sound lik…


The Crafty Six: Alternative Melbourne Cup Beers

November 4th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

We all love Melbourne Cup day. Even (or maybe especially) those of us that don’t give a stuff about horses or gambling. Victorians get a public holiday (and usually turn it into two days off, if not a whole week) while the rest of the country just acts like it's got one by feigning an interest in …


Crafty Gets Tapped

October 31st, 2014 by Crafty Pint

A few months back, we caught up with a chap who had just launched a new app designed to help beer lovers find out what was on tap at their local venues. It took all of, oh, two minutes for the mind to wander towards thoughts of how this could be integrated with The Crafty Pint. There have been a num…


James Halliday Feature: Community Service

October 30th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Any day now, the latest edition of James Halliday's Wine Companion Magazine will hit shelves across the country. Inside will be a feature article penned by The Crafty Pint's founder looking at the renaissance of lager in the craft beer world.So, as is customary when a new feature is on its way, we'v…


Give Them A Big Hand

October 29th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

When they were formulating the idea that was to become Big Shed Brewing Concern, home brewing mates Craig Basford and Jason Harris always hoped to be able to give fellow home brewers a leg up. Ten months after getting a communal brewery in their hometown of Adelaide up and running, they've…


Beer From The Far Side

October 27th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

In recent years, we've had craft beer arrive in Australia from the usual suspects, such as North America and New Zealand, as well as some less expected places, including all parts of Europe, the Middle East and Japan. Heck, at Good Beer Week 2013, Melbourne even welcomed a joyous band of B…


MO Brewing, No Problems

October 25th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

A three-month-old Sydney brewery has swept the board at the inaugural Craft Beer Awards, taking out four trophies including Champion Australian Craft Beer.


Beer Awards: Perth Royal Beer Show 2014

October 25th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Mash Brewing continues to follow the golden path through 2014. The Swan Valley-based brewery last night collected the trophies for Best Commercial Brewery, Best West Australian Brewery and Best Ale Draught for its Copy Cat AIPA at the Perth Royal Beer Show. This follows taking out Champion Australia…

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