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With the world’s biggest music festival drawing to a close on the other side of the world, it seems as good a time as any to report that there could be hope for Australia’s craft beer loving festival goers. The summer festival season is one of those times you realise how far the industry…

June 27th, 2011 by Crafty Pint


Our Man In: Belgium Pt 3

June 24th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

As he prepares to wing his way back to Australia, Boatrocker’s Matt Houghton delivers the third part of the trilogy of tales detailing his exploits in Belgium. We assume it’s a trilogy that won’t take on Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy like proportions, although who knows wh…


What Jayne Did Next

June 23rd, 2011 by Crafty Pint

The success that women are enjoying in Australia’s brewing industry is well documented. There are female brewers at a number of leading craft breweries and many others who play key roles in the running of breweries and industry bodies too. And now, having bade farewell to Mountain Goat, Jayne …


A Little Bit More Local

June 22nd, 2011 by Crafty Pint

The good burghers of Melbourne’s inner southeast aren’t exactly spoilt for choice when it comes to craft beer venues. But those that they do have, such as The Local Taphouse St Kilda and Chapel St Cellars, are so good any beer lover would happily welcome them in their neighbourhood. And …


Winning Out West

June 21st, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Clearly not content with taking a swag of prizes home from Melbourne last month, WA’s brewers have been at it again, picking up a host of trophies at the Perth Royal Beer Show. Serial winners Feral and Nail added to their already bulging cabinets, the former picking up The Premier’s Trop…


Getting Stoned In Byron

June 17th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

In times past, breweries were all about stone and wood. Brewing was done in wooden vessels that couldn’t be heated directly, so those ingenious brewers dropped in superheated rocks to boil their beer. These were known as stein beers. Breweries these days are all about steam and stainless stee…


Australia's First Cicerone

June 15th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

As beer gradually regains respect around the world as something far more than just a social lubricant, there are increasing numbers of folks dedicating themselves to helping others understand it better – its history, its complexities, its suitability for many an occasion. Among them is Brian F…


Good Beer Week's Back!

June 15th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Hold onto your hats, folks: Good Beer Week is back. After exploding onto the Aussie beer scene in rather spectacular fashion last month, the weeklong celebration of all that’s good about beer in Australia today will return bigger and better next year. It all kicks off in Melbourne on May 12 and wi…


Warming Up For Winter

June 14th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Although us craft beer lovers still want to see greater recognition for quality beer in the mainstream media, The Crafty Pint’s conversation with top UK beer writer Pete Brown at his splendid local in London the other night suggests we should be thankful for what we have. Even in a country wit…


Our Man In: Belgium Pt 2

June 13th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Wasting no time at all on his trip through Belgium, Boatrocker Brewing founder Matt Houghton continues to delve into the country’s beer history. So we’ll waste no time either and let him tell you that he’s discovered… Where have you been? Poperinge, Westvleteren, Oostvleter…

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