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Beer Travel: The Beer Lovers Guide To Melbourne

A few weeks' back, The Crafty Pint joined Dave Carswell, founder of the Melbourne By Foot tour company, on his latest venture. The Beer Lovers Guide To Melbourne is a nighttime walking tour of the CBD focusing on the history of Melbourne since its founding and, in particular, its beer and pub cultur…

August 22nd, 2012 by Crafty Pint


The Crafty Planner: August 20 to 26

August 21st, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Better late than never… especially in this case with an especially busy week of craft beer events taking place across the country, starting tonight. There’s dinners, bocce, IPA fests, educational sessions and a fair few degustations. If any takes your fancy, you’ll find full deta…


Crave Craft Beer

August 20th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

In 2011, the folks behind Beermen.tv decided to do something extra to help boost the profile of craft beer in Sydney. They got a few venues involved, borrowed a few spare hands and launched the first Sydney Craft Beer Week – modest in scale, but well received. Perhaps the most significant gain…


NZ Beer Awards 2012

August 17th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

There was an emotional finale to the New Zealand Beer Awards last night as Christchurch brewery Harrington’s took out the title of Champion Brewery. Like many others, the stalwarts of the Kiwi beer industry had been badly affected by the earthquakes that struck the city in 2011 and there were …


Beer & Food: A Feral Feast

August 15th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

It’s kinda nice having Australia’s best craft brewery in your backyard (or Australia’s most awarded brewery if you prefer). It’s even better when that brewery decides to host a seven-course Degustation Beer Dinner and you score a couple of tickets; this must have been what they w…


Good Brewers Week

August 15th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Good Beer Week 2013 will play host to the inaugural CBIA Brewers’ Conference. The two-day event in the middle of the third festival has been announced this afternoon and will be run by the Craft Beer Industry Association, a body set up by a number of brewers to represent the Australian craft br…


Never Mind The Molluscs

August 14th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

The Crafty Pint was invited to brew a beer for the Beervana Media Brew competition. Somehow we ended up creating a smoked imperial Belgian mussel and oyster stout. And somehow it came first with a perfect score...


The Crafty Planner: August 13 to 19

August 13th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

After a few jam-packed weeks, it’s looking a little quieter in the Aussie craft beer world this week. That could be because there’s the small matter of Beervana kicking off in New Zealand and dragging much of the beer fraternity over there, including The Crafty Pint team, where we’…


Seismic Grift

August 10th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

At some point or another, we’ve all been taken in by a smooth operator. The kind with the friendly face, infatuating gaze and a knowing smile. They’ll invite you in, win your trust, then take the nose right from under your eyes. They are the conmen and swindlers of this world. They are th…


In The Mix

August 9th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

“This is the only time you’ll ever see a brewer in a white coat,” says Crown’s head brewer Tully Hadley as he dons one for the 2012 Crown Ambassador blending session. “When the cameras are present.” He may have a point. The last time The Crafty Pint saw a brewer …

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