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Crafty Snaps: Liquid Lounge at the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

As part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2011, we hosted two Liquid Lounge sessions on the banks of the river featuring a host of Australian brewers and Mikkeller. Here's what went down.

March 21st, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Take Your Pick, People!

March 21st, 2012 by Crafty Pint

A few weeks ago, we launched The People’s Pint, a competition to find a beer invented by the people and chosen by the people for the people. Open to any Australian over 18, all we asked for was a beer name and an inspired idea for a beer. We received heaps of submissions from all over Australi…

When Gypsy Met Goat

March 19th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

The 20th anniversary Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is about to draw to a close after a massive 20 day celebration. It’s been the biggest ever festival and the one in which craft beer has taken centre stage like never before. The Portland Hotel brewed a MFWF beer in keeping with the fire t…

Good Beer Week Is GO!

March 16th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

As anyone who attended this week’s Fed Square Microbreweries Showcase or has been paying attention on Twitter will know, the Good Beer Week 2012 program is out. That means it’s time to get ready for what may well be the biggest celebration of beer that Australia has seen, with more than 9…

Crafty Films: Thunder Road Brewing Gets Dark

March 16th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

When Thunder Road launched its first beer, the Full Steam Pale Lager, the brewery team made it clear that its ultimate aim was to try and win over the 98 per cent of the Australian beer drinkers not yet drinking craft beer. Their second permanent release, the Brunswick Bitter, was in keeping with th…

New In Town

March 15th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

The Sydney suburb of Newtown is an eclectic one. Gentrification battles with counter-culture; most stores are independent and there are few chain stores open amidst the walls plastered with anti-corporate propaganda; any litter on the street belies an obvious tendency towards environmentalism; chalk…

Head For The Hills

March 14th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

No one should ever need much of a reason to head to Victoria’s northeast. The High Country has plenty going on whether you’re into mountain biking, hiking, fine wine, skiing, gourmet food, extreme sports – and, of course, beer. But just in case any beer lovers did need a little ext…

Mash And Jasper

March 13th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

With the popularity of their Pacific Ale showing no signs of slowing, it seemed for some time that all the Stone & Wood team had time for was brewing more of the beer and installing more and larger tanks in which to keep it. Yet in between taking delivery of big, shiny stainless steel tanks the …

Come Together. Again.

March 9th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

It’s collaboration time in Australia this week with no fewer than four cross border brews taking place. On Wednesday, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, the man behind Mikkeller, and Dave Bonighton went to work on their Pepperberry Black IPA Cross Breed at Mountain Goat on the same day that Christian Sko…

A Crafty Conference

March 7th, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Brewers from all over the world will be gathering in Melbourne at the end of March for the Institute of Brewing and Distilling’s Asia Pacific Conference. Over six days, the event will combine an educational program with trade exhibitions and industry showcases. Of particular interest to the cr…

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