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The Biggest Showcase Yet

Like everything else associated with Australian craft beer in 2011 – brewhouses, beers, sales, The Crafty Pint’s waistline – the Fed Square Victorian Microbreweries Showcase is growing bigger than ever. The final lineup for next week’s event has just been confirmed, with the …

March 9th, 2011 by Crafty Pint


Back With A Growl

March 8th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

The Great Aussie Growler Shortage of 2010/11 is over! Yes, the days when possessors of the two-litre vessels had to practice ninja-like stealth to get their refills done for fear of being ambushed by rabid non-possessors are no more. The long-awaited shipment from the States has docked and growlers …


The Yankee Monk

March 4th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

A great big beery slice of America is taking over a little corner of Australia next month. Freo’s Monk Brewery & Kitchen has released details of its long-heralded USA Craft Beer Week – and it’s looking pretty darned doggone impressive, y'all. After trawling some of the States' …


Craft Beer For Brisbane

March 3rd, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Elton John once regaled us with the Circle of Life. So how about the Circle of Beer? Just a couple of weeks after Brisbane saw the craft beer offerings at one bar severely reduced, another venue pops up promising to offer sustenance to the city’s good beer folk. The London Club, in Teneriffe, …


Crafty Hits The Road

March 1st, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Today, we’re delighted to welcome the first non-Victorian listings onto The Crafty Pint. Having launched with purely Victorian venues just six months ago, it soon became clear that we couldn’t delay the next stage in the evolution of the site too long, which is to start taking on a natio…


Blog of the Month: Here For The Hops

February 28th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

As we prepare to add the first non-Victorian brewery and bar listings to The Crafty Pint this week, we figured it was time to invite our first interstate blogger on board too. Here For The Hops documents the beer scene in Adelaide and beyond through the eyes of keen home brewer, photographer and Whe…


Meet The Thorny Goat

February 24th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

The milestones keep on coming for Aussie craft beer, the latest being the first international collaboration by a local brewery. As we revealed here a couple of weeks back, Mountain Goat had arranged to get together with Caolan Vaughan, the Aussie who’s now production manager at Thornbridge in …


Crafty Films: GABS Uncut

February 24th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Last week’s roundup of the Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular brought you snippets from interviews we carried out with a number of brewers and punters at the St Kilda event. Yet it only seemed fair to bring you the full interviews as well (other than the one in which a certain interviewer forgo…


Beer Angels

February 23rd, 2011 by Crafty Pint

We’ve always held an appreciation for beer angels, those mystery creatures who watch out for those who’ve had one too many and guide them miraculously back home at the end of the night (even if sometimes they allow you to fall asleep on the train until you’re in the middle of bugge…


Good Beer Week

February 22nd, 2011 by Crafty Pint

For a few years now, there’s been a feeling that the craft beer industry has been gaining traction in Australia. But as we approached the end of 2010, there was more than just a buzz surrounding it – in fact, The Crafty Pint lost count of the number of people who were consumed with a zea…

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