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Starting A Brewery: The Boatrocker Story Part II

At the start of the month, we kicked off a mini-series featuring Boatrocker Brewing and the tale of how founder Matt Houghton and his wife Andrea have set about moving from home brewing to owning a brewery. With more people opening breweries or considering that step, the aim is to offer some insight…

September 26th, 2012 by Crafty Pint


The Crafty Planner: September 25 to 30

September 25th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

From coast to coast, Oktoberfest is in full swing, keeping those Aussies who aren’t in Munich for the real deal content with lashings of Germanic beers, lederhosen, bagels and games. That’s not all that’s going on, of course, but the fests are certainly coming thick and fast. So i…


Home Brew Crew

September 24th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Beer and food matching is becoming an increasingly popular way of winning people over to the merits of craft beer. From the way a hopped-up IPA can take a spicy dish to another dimension, through to the guilt-inducing indulgence of rich chocolate pudding with a smooth stout, beer works on many level…


Sydney Sees Red

September 21st, 2012 by Crafty Pint

When owners Karen and Dave Golding made the decision to close the cellar door at Red Hill earlier this year, there was a genuine outpouring of sadness within the local beer community. Yet, while it was undoubtedly a disappointment to hear that one of the finest settings in the country in which you c…


What's In A Name: Feral Brewing

September 21st, 2012 by Crafty Pint

When we kicked off our mini-series looking at beer names – what makes a good one, how do brewers come up with them, does it matter, and so on – we mentioned Feral’s Hop Hog as one that worked so well. Not only is it hop heavy but it references the brewery’s logo too. That it&rs…


Brew & A: Bacchus Brewing

September 19th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Among the new listings added to the site at the start of this month was one of the more idiosyncratic breweries in the land. Bacchus Brewing combines a huge home brew emporium with a multiple brewhouse system that knocks out six small batches of beer pretty much every day of the year. Some are for c…


Bayside's Brewing

September 19th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Victoria’s summer of beer is taking shape, with less than two months to go until Beers By The Bay lands at Mornington Racecourse to herald three outdoor beer festivals in little more than ten weeks. The majority of the brewers, beer companies and cider producers are confirmed, the entertainmen…


Women For All Seasons

September 18th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

It’s little over 18 months since the Victorian Women of Beer took to the stage at the Thornbury Theatre during the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. Since then, some of those on stage have helped get the Australian wing of the Barley’s Angels beer appreciation society off the ground, o…


The Crafty Planner: September 17 to 23

September 17th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

It was a quiet week in terms of craft beer events last week – at least according to the Craft Pint Events Diary – so we let the Planner take a week off to recharge the batteries. It looks like it was time well spent as there’s a jam-packed lineup for the coming seven days, with mee…


SCBW: Foreign Invasion

September 17th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

In the second of The Crafty Pint’s previews of the forthcoming Sydney Craft Beer Week, we look at some of the interstate and overseas brews and brewers making the journey to Sydney… Regardless of the type of festival, from music to comedy, a measure of the appeal can be found in the nu…

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