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Blog of the Month: Back of the Ferry

Just like a micro bringing out a light beer, Crafty might be at risk of upsetting the purists here. Why? Because the first NSW blog we’ve asked to perform a show and tell doesn’t write exclusively about Aussie craft beer. Heck, they don’t even write about craft beer all the time. W…

April 1st, 2011 by Crafty Pint


An All Australian No. 1

April 1st, 2011 by Crafty Pint

“Humbled,” says Brad Rogers, when asked how he feels about his beer being named Australia’s Best Beer in the Critics' Choice poll announced today. The Stone & Wood Pacific Ale pipped Little Creatures Pale Ale and Feral’s Hop Hog to the top spot in the book counting down t…


Brand New Kooi

March 31st, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Whoever claimed it never rains but it pours might have had Kooinda in mind. The Melbourne mates who came to the craft beer world’s attention with a no-holds-barred American Pale Ale produced in their back yard kept us all waiting for beer number two. And waiting. And waiting. Then, finally, up…


Breakfast In A Beer

March 29th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Ever since Ben Kraus announced he was planning to make a breakfast beer to mark Bridge Road’s 500th brew, there’s been speculation as to what it might entail. Would it look to the Mikkeller series of Beer Geek Breakfast stouts for inspiration? Would it be a twist on one of the brewery&rs…


Crafty Films: Beer Invades the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

March 28th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

For the first time in the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival’s history, beer made it onto the lineup for the Masterclass sessions when eight Aussie brewed craft beers lined up alongside three homegrown and one imported cider for a lesson in food matching. The Beer and Cider House Rules brought t…


The Next Moove

March 26th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

You tend to remember your first encounter with Moo Brew. Whether it’s the time you first spot John Kelly’s artwork adorning one of their rather sensual stubbies, or when that first sip of their Imperial Stout creep past your lips and sends your tastebuds into rapture, it’s a brewer…


Crafty Snaps: Mountain Goat Dinner at Beer Deluxe

March 26th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Beer DeLuxe recently took control of the Greek Grill upstairs from the bar at Fed Square, turning it into the Beer DeLuxe Grill with a focus on beer-friendly food – Jerk Chicken, BBQ ribs and the like. They plan to make full use of the space with regular beer dinners, the first of which saw Mo…


The People Have Spoken

March 24th, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Well, they certainly didn’t hang about getting noticed, did they? Two weeks ago, next to nobody knew who Cavalier Brewing was, now they’ve picked up the most votes in the People’s Choice awards at the most recent Fed Square Microbreweries Showcase. The start up operation, possessor…


Crafty Snaps: Victorian Women of Beer

March 23rd, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Firstly, an apology. We’ve been so busy attending and filming events in recent weeks that we haven’t always found the time to bring you the goods. So, time to catch up, starting with a pictorial report on the Victorian Women of Beer event that was hosted by Beer Diva Kirrily Waldhorn ear…


Good Beer. Great Week

March 21st, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Just how much excitement can you craft beer lovers handle? Fresh off the back of another packed Microbreweries Showcase at Melbourne’s Fed Square, with the Monk’s USA Craft Beer Week looming, the first Great Aussie Beer SpecTAPulars under our collective belts, Sail & Anchor’s F…

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