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Colonial Can Do It

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 …

November 27th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

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…

Gourmet Brew

November 20th, 2014 by Max Brearley

While most of the promotional focus surrounding the Margaret River Gourmet Escape has been on the stellar names they've attracted to WA for this weekend's event, there's a solid showing for the region's brewers too, not least in the form of a brewer-chef hook up.

Who Brews: Wolf of the Willows XPA?

November 20th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Hot on the heels of the relaunch of our once-regular Brew & A feature with Doug from Brookes Beer (who has set the bar pretty damn high for future respondents), it's time to kickstart another regular spot. The beer world is expanding at such a rate that there seem to be new breweries and brewing…

Brew & A: Brookes Beer

November 18th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

For the first Brew & A feature since the relaunch of The Crafty Pint, we head to Bendigo where Doug Brooke talks classical music, megabrewers, getting old and cocaine.

The Little Brewery That Can

November 17th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

A few days ago, Matt Bebe had a moment. A little over four years ago, he was working as an HR manager. And now here he was packaging cans of IPA bearing his brewery's name – the first Aussie IPA to appear in a can, no less – while over his shoulders stood the shiny tanks of Mornington Peninsula …

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