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Beer Shakes!

The crazies at Denmark’s Mikkeller brewery are doing their best to redefine the concept of breakfast beer with their superb dark range and, courtesy of the boys at Beermen.tv, May’s Beer & Brewer Expo even witnessed a Beer Breakfast. Now, thanks to the guys at Beer DeLuxe and Mountai…

August 9th, 2010 by Crafty Pint


Bright ideas

August 4th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

It doesn’t seem that long ago that putting beer into a champagne bottle seemed radical. Yet this week Epicure, in Melbourne’s Age newspaper, ran a Crafty Pint penned piece on the appearance of growlers in Australia, with bottleshop Slowbeer now offering takeaway draught beer in handy 2l …


Extra Special Bottles

August 1st, 2010 by Crafty Pint

A couple of years ago, word began spreading about a new Victorian beer that was exciting the noses and palates of all who had tried it. With huge, fragrant hop aromas seldom found in Australian beers at the time, a thick, toffee-like malt body shot through with passionfruit and a distinct hop bitter…


Braggots

July 22nd, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Hands up who’s heard of a braggot before? Not many, I’ll wager. And not surprising, really, given it’s a mead-ale hybrid with origins in Medieval England. A few homebrewers out there may have tried their hand at one, a number of US craft breweries knock them out on occasion, but ge…


A Shot In The Dark

June 20th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

The days are getting shorter, the coats longer, the rain steadier and the beers darker. So Matilda Bay has opted to bring out its first coffee beer since Crema, one of the first limited release brews to roll through the Garage Brewery’s doors after production was moved to Dandenong in 2005. L…


Welcome to The Crafty Pint

April 29th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Aussie beer. Once nothing more than a byword for cold, fizzy and functional. Today, undergoing the most incredible transformation since The Beatles discovered LSD and grew beards. From Freo to Hobart, Beechworth to Byron Bay, craft brewers are creating exquisite beers that are challenging tradition…


Beery words for beginners

April 15th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Once you start exploring the world of real beer, you’re likely to come across all sorts of phrases and terminology you’re not familiar with. It’s not essential you know them to enjoy good beer, but they can help you navigate your way through the many different styles available to try.…

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