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We Are One!

One year old, that is, in case you thought this was going to be some sort of Maharishi-inspired cry of universal love. Yes, 12 months have passed since we received word that the full site was live, leading to a mad scramble to locate a laptop and spread this exciting news to the world (well, the han…

September 1st, 2011 by Crafty Pint


Ton Up In Tassie

August 31st, 2011 by Crafty Pint

For more than two decades, he was best known as the country’s foremost beer writer. Then, in 2008, Willie Simpson joined the ranks of those he writes about by opening Seven Sheds in northwestern Tasmania, a brewery and meadery specialising in traditional ales, meads and melomels that has just …


Showing Off - Updated!

August 29th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Updated September 7, 2011 following changes to schedule. October’s Fed Square Victorian Microbreweries Showcase is set to expand out of the Atrium, although plans to hold a third, late night session on the Thursday evening have been scrapped due to a range of logistical issues for both brewer…


Beer & Food: Beer vs Wine Dinner at The Courthouse

August 27th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

The Courthouse Hotel in North Melbourne is one of very few venues in Australia where you can satisfy an urge for fine dining, fine wines or exquisite craft beers under one roof. It’s had a good beer selection for years – well before most venues offering a similar standard of food and win…


Show Us Your Tackle

August 24th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

With the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand just around the corner, excitement is mounting around the country* as the Aussies prepare to mount an assault on the trophy they last won in 1999. To mark the occasion, the Portland Hotel in Melbourne’s CBD decided to create a one-off brew. It’s so…


Hop To It

August 23rd, 2011 by Crafty Pint

A year on from experimenting with high alcohol versions of some of his brewery’s standard beers, Prickly Moses brewer Steve “Hendo” Henderson has turned his attention to playing around with hops. With Otway Estate – the home of Prickly Moses beers – due to host its annu…


Feeling Seedy

August 18th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Back in the days when they were just starting out in the beer world, back when they still delivered their beers in person, Mountain Goat founders Cam Hines and Dave Bonighton struck up a friendship with the manager of Troika, a bar in Little Lonsdale Street that was one of the first brave enough to …


Beer Appreciation: The Perfect Pour

August 17th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

If you appreciate quality beer and are willing to spend that little bit more putting class in your glass, you may as well give said beer every chance to sing. That can mean selecting the right glass to let it open up or pouring it the right way to create the perfect head. To find out a bit more abo…


Want More Crafty?

August 16th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Quick note: to those of you who already receive the weekly Crafty Pint newsletter – move on, there’s nothing to see here. To those who don’t, please read on. As well as keeping the website updated with craft beer news, features, videos, beer releases and the like, we also send out…


A Life Lived In Beer

August 15th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

It’s a funny old world. A few years back, the occasional moments of “What the !#@$ are we doing?” would descend on Mr and Mrs Pint when contemplating the reality of their plan: to give up their lives in the UK, strap a pair of rucksacks to their backs and make their way slowly to M…

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