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Starting a Brewery: The Boatrocker Story

Ever wondered what it’s like to undertake the journey from home brewer to commercial brewer? As he stands on the verge of commissioning his own brewery, Matt Houghton, co-founder of the Boatrocker Brewing Company, is about to complete a journey started a quarter of a century ago. And he’…

September 6th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Home Brew To Pro Brewer

September 6th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

There’s no shortage of breweries in Australia these days. Or indeed brewing companies. Or people in the process of setting up a brewery. Or, at the very least, those talking excitedly about a future in which they would own one. But what’s it like to actually do it – to take the ste…

The Crafty Planner: September 4 to 9

September 5th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

OK, so we’re posting this a little later than usual this week, but according to the Events Diary, this week’s craft beer action starts in earnest across the land tonight. And there’s plenty of it, from the nationwide launch of the Good Beer Week brew created by Moylan’s and N…

The Terrible Twos

September 5th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Hey everyone – The Crafty Pint is two! Well, in all honesty, we turned two at the weekend, but Crafty Towers has been infiltrated by all manner of unpleasantries over the past ten days, with everything from hand, foot and mouth, flu, sinusitis, nausea, rashes and goodness knows what else takin…

Beer Beer and More Beer

August 31st, 2012 by Crafty Pint

From the beaches of Western Australia to the streets of Launceston. From a British inn in Melbourne to a brewery that makes more than 100 beers in a year. From men with lustrous beards to a former ice cream factory. From cardiac surgeons to $300 imports… If there’s one thing to be said…

Blog Of The Month: Ale of a Time

August 30th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

You may have come across Ale of a Time before. It’s been running for nigh on two years now, after all. If you haven’t, there’s a good chance you’ve come across its creator’s writing before anyhow. Or, if you live in Melbourne, you’ll probably have rubbed shoulders…

Bigger. Bolder. Brighter

August 29th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Bright Brewery has always enjoyed one of the most pleasant locations of all breweries in Australia. To one side, the Ovens River flows – perfect for a cooling dip in the hot summer months – while in pretty much every direction there are tree-covered mountains to entertain your gaze. Acro…

Buy A Brewery

August 28th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Last time The Crafty Pint caught up with Warwick and Kylie Little, they left us hanging. “There’s something on the horizon. We just can’t tell you yet.” “It’s big news for us but…” and so on. They hinted at a third range of esoteric beers to join thei…

The Crafty Planner: August 28 to September 2

August 28th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

We knew there was something amiss when we noticed such a drop off in event listings from last week’s blockbuster to this week’s seeming drought. Nothing a friendly reminder to bar, brewers, bottleshops and beer lovers can’t resolve. So, here’s what’s going on in the cr…

Beer Travel: Beervana 2012

August 27th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

When The Crafty Pint first attended a meeting of the Victorian Association of Microbreweries to explain our vision for the site a few years ago, the last line of the proposal we handed to the brewers in attendance was a shameful rip off of Martin Luther King. In place of a cri de coeur for racial eq…


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