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Beer lovers have never been so spoiled for choice when it comes to festivals – especially if they live in Victoria. Following the success of this year’s inaugural Ballarat Beer Festival, the state is now set to host three separate festivals between November and February using the craft b…

September 11th, 2012 by Crafty Pint


SCBW Previews: Newtown

September 10th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

With Sydney Craft Beer Week 2012 looming, The Crafty Pint will spend the next few weeks taking a peek at some of the events happening across the city. First up, we look at what’s going down in Newtown…. If you’re getting out and about this Sydney Craft Beer Week (SCBW), chances are…


What's In A Name: Moon Dog

September 7th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Beer names. Do they matter? If so, why? And how do brewers come up with theirs? As we explained here, The Crafty Pint’s involvement in naming a couple of beers got us thinking about it. And rather than merely offer up our thoughts on the subject, we thought we’d open the floor to people …


What's In A Name?

September 7th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Does the name of a beer matter? Are you likely to wander into a bottleshop or bar and be swayed into trying a beer because it has a name that catches your eye? Or do you want to know what style is coming your way and prefer it when the brewer follows the tried and tested “Brewery Name” p…


Starting a Brewery: The Boatrocker Story

September 6th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

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’…


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…

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