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Food, Glorious Food

Food, Glorious Food

While great beer is always the top priority at The Crafty Pint, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t partial to a light snack to accompany it every now and then. Actually, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t partial to rather more than a light snack, but we digress… Pairin…

October 10, 2012 by Crafty Pint


Go West (Part One)

October 8, 2012 by Crafty Pint

The Margaret River region is home to more microbreweries than any other part of Australia. From slick operations with a love of traditional European beers to family-run affairs and the odd quirky spot, there’s more than enough to keep beer lovers happy amid the expanses of grapevines. And luck…


The Crafty Planner: October 8 to 14

October 8, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Take your pick! From coast to coast, there’s a veritable cavalcade of craft beer activity this week, with Oktoberfests continuing and plenty of other goodness, from chances to meet brewers and beer degustations to the arrival in Oz of new beers from overseas. In fact, keen Oktoberfest fans cou…


Changing The Guard

October 5, 2012 by Crafty Pint

The man behind Australia’s current favourite craft beer, the Pacific Ale, has been appointed as the new Chief Judge for the country’s biggest beer awards. Brad Rogers, head brewer and co-founder (and all-round top bloke) at Stone & Wood takes up the mantle for the Australian Internat…


Blog Of The Month: girlplusbeer

October 4, 2012 by Crafty Pint

The Crafty Pint first came across Pia Poynton when she was working at Five Bar, one of very few venues in and around Perth that’s showing any real support for craft beer. Since then, she’s moved south to the Margaret River region, where her predominantly beer-themed blog has taken off an…


Help From Our Friends

October 4, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Anyone involved in the craft beer world will be aware of how important the internet has been and continues to be in making this the most exciting time in beer’s long history. Whether it’s bringing brewers from across the world together to share ideas, offering a wealth of insights for bu…


Red Letter Day

October 3, 2012 by Crafty Pint

It’s common practice for breweries to mark anniversaries with a beer, whether brewing a new beer every birthday like Bridge Road, tweaking an Anniversary Ale like they do at Murray’s or saving it for the big ones like Mountain Goat, who marked ten years with the Double Hightail and will c…


The Crafty Planner: October 2 to 7

October 2, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Wherever you turn in the beer world at the minute, there’s a good chance you could be confronted by a man in lederhosen, a woman in a dirndl, a pretzel the size of your head, a glass of Marzen bigger than your head or a band launching into round after round of “Ein Prosit”. But it&…


SCBW Is Rockin'

October 1, 2012 by Crafty Pint

In this week’s preview of Sydney Craft Beer Week we head to the place that kick-started Australia’s fondness for a drink… When British colonists first turned up in Australia in the late 1700s, they set up camp on some sandstone cliffs overlooking a pretty spectacular piece of harbo…


Ale O'Clock

September 28, 2012 by Crafty Pint

Twenty four hours in a day. Twenty four taps at Ipswich’s new home of craft beer, Alehouse 24. Coincidence? Yes or no, are the beer-loving locals going to care? We think not, now that this shrine to better beer is up and running at the Yamanto Tavern. It’s a venue that only dipped its to…

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