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Brew & A: Brookes Beer

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.

November 18th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

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 …

Cold Hard Facts?

November 14th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

It would seem that the phrase "craft beer" has been deemed clickbait worthy by editors in the media in the past year. Where once you'd struggle to find any coverage of beer anywhere in the Australian mainstream, now you'll find several articles a week. This week has been no different, whether it's B…

White Rabbit's On The Hop

November 13th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

Little Creatures' little sibling is to leave its warren in Healesville and move to a new home in Geelong. Lion is to build a new dedicated White Rabbit brewery in one of the currently vacant buildings at its Little Creatures Geelong site, where Dark Ale production had previously been moved, and will…

Matilda Bay To Close

November 13th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

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…

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…

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