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Blog of the Month: eat, drink, stagger

If there’s one thing The Crafty Pint likes to be, it’s fair to one and all. So, having had Beer Blokes as the first featured blog, it’s time to redress the balance. We’re not saying Prof Pilsner – the author of Beer Blokes – is the sort of unreconstructed male cha…

October 3rd, 2010 by Crafty Pint


Beer & Food: Carbonnade of Beef from the Courthouse Hotel

October 2nd, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Judging by the growing number of beer dinners indicates, the pairing of beer and food is becoming ever more popular, aided by the likes of high profile characters like Paul Mercurio and Chris Badenoch bringing the concept of cooking with beer to TV audiences. So we thought it would be a good idea to…


Oktoberfest Roundup

October 1st, 2010 by Crafty Pint

When The Crafty Pint lived in Munich many moons ago, it was unlucky / lucky enough never to attend the Oktoberfest (depending whose view you listen to). Those who have been suggest that the number of Aussies attending account for around 90% of attendees.* Perhaps that’s why the idea has taken …


Your Local Bottleshop

September 29th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Their two bars already turn over 200 different beers on tap every year and now the Local Taphouse empire is to expand into the realm of take home beers. The team behind the St Kilda bar has already been telling people about their plans to knock through into the building on one side of the current si…


Beer & Bites

September 28th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

The local market is always a good place to sample tasty produce: a little cheese, the odd pickle or two – and now beer. Matilda Bay will be setting up shop in Melbourne’s Prahran Market and Sydney’s Eveleigh Market next month (October) to offer shoppers the chance to try their beer…


Mornington Opens Friday

September 27th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Australia’s newest brewery will open its doors to the public for the first time this Friday. The Mornington Peninsula Brewery will be pouring an American Pale Ale, English Brown Ale and Belgian Witbier from 3pm, accompanied by woodfired pizzas. As reported on The Crafty Pint earlier this mont…


Grand Final - Great Beer

September 25th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Want to know how multi-talented Aussie beer people are? Then check out the Grand Final Breakfast on Channel 7 this morning. At some point, a comedy duo called Elbowskin will perform a song about the game. Anyone who’s ever enjoyed a pint at the Courthouse Hotel in North Melbourne might recogni…


Taphouse Retains Title

September 23rd, 2010 by Crafty Pint

The Local Taphouse has been named Best Specialty Beer Venue for the second year running at the Australian Bar Awards. It picked up the award at Bartender Magazine’s glitzy award ceremony in the Grand Ballroom at Sydney’s Hilton Hotel – the event that marks the culmination of Bar Sh…


Grand Final Beers

September 21st, 2010 by Crafty Pint

When Geelong and Hawthorn met in the 2008 Grand Final, the fridge and sinks where The Crafty Pint watched the match were filled with Cooper’s and Mountain Goat. Twelve months later and the vastly different beer lineup in 2009 was a pretty fair reflection of how fast the Aussie beer scene was c…


Brew & A: Bridge Road's Nardia McGrath

September 20th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Whatever the current VB ads might have you believe, beer is anything but an exclusively male world. Look around the bars and breweries of Australia and you’ll find female brewers and bar owners, Beer Diva-hosted beer dinners, female beer bloggers and an audience at beer appreciation nights lik…

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