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How Beer Is Made 2

It’s been around for millennia and takes on all manner of guises, yet making good beer’s really all about understanding how to use four simple ingredients in harmony: water, grain, yeast and hops. In the second and final part of his feature “How Beer Is Made”, Holgate brewer…

September 17th, 2010 by Crafty Pint


Koo's A Big Boy Now?

September 17th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Theirs is one of the best stories among a multitude of good ones in the Australian craft beer revolution: a bunch of mates who liked good beer and spent every spare moment over several years pulling in favours from friends and family to build a tiny brewery in a backyard shed. The Kooinda tale encap…


Who Invited Brett?

September 15th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Brett. A good Aussie name. One you could imagine belonging to a larrikin. The sort of larrikin who’s generally a pretty good sort but might gatecrash the odd party. And when he does, it’s 50/50 if he’ll prove the life and soul or turn it into a disaster. Which is pretty much how F…


Our Man In: America

September 13th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

A trio of Aussie beer lovers, who work in various roles in the Melbourne beer world, recently embarked on a 25 day tour of American breweries and beer bars. One of them, Tom Delmont, reflects on some of the lessons learnt amid the many fine beers.


Australia's Next Brewery

September 9th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Chances are there were many grand plans concocted over numerous beers on the day the Hawks won the flag in 2008. Equally, the chances are that few were remembered the following morning, let alone actually became reality. So congratulations to Matt Bebe and friends for turning finals fever into a bri…


Brew & A: Holgate's Ian Morgan

September 7th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Ian Morgan is Paul Holgate’s right hand man at the Woodend brewery. The one-time US Marine is also an avid student of the history of beer, as you’ll see from his two-part feature “How Beer Is Made” elsewhere on the site. But what set him on the road to becoming a brewer? Whe…


A Peek At Purvis

September 2nd, 2010 by Crafty Pint

The boxes are being emptied and the shelves laden with 100s of beers as the team from Purvis Cellars prepares to open the door on its new venture, Purvis Beer. The beer-only store in the heart of Richmond opened on Sunday (05/09). A formal launch will take place in a few weeks. It adds to Richmond&…


Hello. And Welcome!

August 30th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Amazing things are happening in the world of Australian beer. Across the country, new breweries, beer bars and bottleshops dedicated to uniquely crafted beer are opening every month. The range and variety of styles on offer to the Aussie drinker has never been greater. And it’s only the beginn…


How Beer Is Made

August 29th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Beer: in essence just water, grain and yeast – usually with a bunch of hops added – yet capable of being tailored into all manner of weird and wonderful concoctions. With a history stretching back thousands of years, it’s both a drink to enjoy with mates and something that’s play…


More Beer for Melbourne

August 26th, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Frankly, Melburnian beer lovers are a lucky (spoilt?) little bunch. Certainly that was the view of plenty of out-of-towners at last week’s Beer Lover’s Guide To Australia launch. The most beer bars, the most breweries, some of the most adventurous brewers. Well, as if that wasn’t …

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