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Meet The New Brewers

The Victorian Microbreweries Showcase kicks off at Fed Square later today, with one of the biggest lineups of exhibitors yet. As in the past, entry costs $25 per person, which gains you entry and 20 tasting tickets that can be redeemed at any of the exhibitors' stalls. With temperatures set to hit 2…

October 19th, 2011 by Crafty Pint


The Danish Invasion

October 18th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Beer is set to enjoy its most prominent role yet at the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival when it celebrates its 20th anniversary next March. Having tested the water with the Beer & Cider House Rules session that ran as part of the 2011 festival’s MasterClass series, this time craft beer …


Crafty Films: Festival of the Frothy 2011

October 18th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

For those of you lucky enough to attend, here’s a chance to relive Saturday night’s return of the Festival of the Frothy. For those of you that didn’t, here’s what we got up to when 220 people gathered in the Fed Square Atrium for a night of craft beer, beer trivia hosted by …


Newcastle Craft Beer Week

October 14th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Thanks to the passion and hard work of two beer lovers, Newcastle is to host its first Craft Beer Week in November. Corey Crooks, from the Albion Hotel, and Mark Mead, manager of the Warners at the Bay Bottleshop have pulled together a great-looking lineup of varied beers events featuring breweries …


Past. Present. Future?

October 12th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

He’d already spent long weekends in Victoria’s State Library digging up every piece of information he could find on the history of brewing in Australia – and even employed a PhD student to help with his research – when Philip Withers stumbled across his Holy Grail. Ducking in…


Info For Wannabe Punks

October 11th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

A while back, everyone’s favourite Scottish crazies BrewDog announced a second opportunity for punters to invest in their business. Equity For Punks allows you to put your money into one of the most amazing success stories of the craft beer revolution. However, due to the wording of the offer …


Five Days Til Frothy

October 10th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

The planets are aligning for what looks like being a rather large night. The Festival of the Frothy kicks off on Saturday, technically in celebration of The Crafty Pint’s first birthday, although that’s really just an excuse for lovers and brewers of great beer to get together and have a…


The Lord Turns 25

October 6th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

In recent weeks, we’ve had stories on here celebrating 100th brews and the first anniversaries of Aussie craft breweries. And while it’s only right to celebrate such milestones, there’s an anniversary on the horizon later this month that puts things in perspective. On October 24, the …


Ninkasi's Return

October 4th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Ninkasi is a pretty important lady when it comes to beer. One of the oldest known documents relating to beer is a prayer from a Sumerian poet entitled “Hymn to Ninkasi”, which was found on a clay tablet dating from around 1800 BC. Ninkasi was the Sumerian goddess of beer and said text wa…


Join The Club

September 30th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

A month on from the last additions, we’re delighted to welcome half a dozen newcomers to The Crafty Pint. As of today, you’ll find listings for Hix Brewery, who some of you will recall picked up a gold medal at this year’s Australian International Beer Awards, as well as three bars…

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