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From Keller To Seller

Fresh is best when it comes to beer. And never more so than when dealing with a kellerbier. It’s a German style of lager – literally translated as cellar beer – that’s served totally unfiltered, resulting in a cloudy beer, with hops added just before it’s delivered to t…

October 26th, 2010 by Crafty Pint


Fed Sq Showcase Roundup

October 24th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

As the doors opened at 4.30pm on Wednesday afternoon and people started flooding in to the Fed Square Atrium, the Holgate Brewhouse team pointed out that The Crafty Pint had a stand next to theirs. It was an unexpected bonus, given we thought we’d arranged for an ad in the booklet and nothing …


Thunderstruck

October 21st, 2010 by Crafty Pint

It’s no secret that a new brewery under the Thunder Road banner has been under construction in Brunswick for some months now. However, the team there has been keeping things so close to their collective chest that details have been little more than sketchy rumours. However, they’ve pulle…


Surprise, Surprise!

October 19th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

The bi-annual Victorian Microbreweries Showcase is almost upon us, with another two days of sellout crowds expected in the Fed Square Atrium as more than 20 breweries and brewing companies get the chance to show off their wares to the public. And once again it should give the 1,500 attendees a first…


Murray's Hit Melbourne

October 17th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

There’s been rejoicing in bottleshop aisles this weekend as the first major delivery of beer from Murray’s, one of NSW’s finest breweries, arrived in Melbourne. They’re going one step further this week when, on Tuesday evening, brewery founder Murray Howe and head brewer Shaw…


Beer cocktails

October 14th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

From the people that brought you Mountain Goat malt shakes come Beer Cocktails! Yep, that’s right. The folks at Beer DeLuxe are continuing along their path to educate drinkers about beer in the most unusual and creative ways, this time with a mix of hop-infused spirits and the use of actual be…


Winner!

October 13th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Come on down, James Davis, the winner of The Crafty Pint’s first competition. A pair of passes for next week’s Federation Square Microbreweries Showcase is winging its way to you now. To everyone else that entered, better luck next time. Speaking of which… Anyone who is attending…


Building A Temple To Beer

October 13th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

It’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for*. And so it is that, after several months of radio silence and a conspicuous absence from taps and bottleshop fridges, the Temple Brewing team is preparing to unleash its well-guarded secret upon the world. The odd rumour here and a whisper there h…


Brew & A: The Kooinda Crew

October 11th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

When they started out in 2008, the Kooinda team’s tale was the epitome of the craft beer dream: four families pulling together to find the time and money to build a tiny brewery in a suburban backyard. On this small system, cooled by water from the backyard pool, they produced a fantastically …


Tasting Times Ahead

October 10th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Terrible pun aside, it does seem the opportunities for people to sample new beers are growing. A friend of The Crafty Pint sent in some photos of the inaugural Matilda Bay Beer ‘n’ Bites at Prahran Market this weekend, which saw brewers from the Garage Brewery in Dandenong offer free sam…

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