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Feeling Seedy

Feeling Seedy

Back in the days when they were just starting out in the beer world, back when they still delivered their beers in person, Mountain Goat founders Cam Hines and Dave Bonighton struck up a friendship with the manager of Troika, a bar in Little Lonsdale Street that was one of the first brave enough to …

August 18, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Beer Appreciation: The Perfect Pour

August 17, 2011 by Crafty Pint

If you appreciate quality beer and are willing to spend that little bit more putting class in your glass, you may as well give said beer every chance to sing. That can mean selecting the right glass to let it open up or pouring it the right way to create the perfect head. To find out a bit more abo…

Want More Crafty?

August 16, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Quick note: to those of you who already receive the weekly Crafty Pint newsletter – move on, there’s nothing to see here. To those who don’t, please read on. As well as keeping the website updated with craft beer news, features, videos, beer releases and the like, we also send out…

A Life Lived In Beer

August 15, 2011 by Crafty Pint

It’s a funny old world. A few years back, the occasional moments of “What the !#@$ are we doing?” would descend on Mr and Mrs Pint when contemplating the reality of their plan: to give up their lives in the UK, strap a pair of rucksacks to their backs and make their way slowly to M…

It's Party Time!

August 11, 2011 by Crafty Pint

The Crafty Pint turns one next month so we thought it only right to hold a party. And we thought that party should involve great Aussie craft beer, lots of beer-themed fun, beery prizes, anything else we could think of that involved great beer and, of course, cake. We also thought we should hold it …

Crafty Films: Meet The Brewers at Fed Square

August 9, 2011 by Crafty Pint

For a number of years, the biannual Fed Square Victorian Microbreweries Showcase has been one of the best ways to sample the beers coming out of the state’s small breweries and meet the brewers making them. For newcomers, it’s a great opportunity to find out what craft beer is all about;…

Bigger and Brighter

August 9, 2011 by Crafty Pint

It already boasts one of the best locations of any microbrewery in Australia, on the banks of the Ovens River surrounded by tree-coated mountains on Victoria’s Great Alpine Road. And now Bright Brewery is set to expand and give punters even more reason to drop in. The owners have secured $110,…

Pinching That Beer Gut

August 5, 2011 by Crafty Pint

It seems that pretty much everywhere he’s laid his hat, Gerard Meares has struck gold. He was the head brewer at Paddy’s, in Sydney’s West, when it was named Champion Small Brewery at the Australian International Beer Awards in 2004, and has picked up trophies for the Dirty Angel h…

Newcastle Gets Crafty

August 3, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Of all the major cities outside the state capitals, Newcastle fares pretty well when it comes to craft beer. The Warners On The Bay bottleshop has a huge range of beer and has been doing a roaring trade on the growler filling system it installed recently that offers six beers at any one time. Hunter…

The Bridge To Norway

August 2, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Ben Kraus makes no secret of his love of saisons. Not only does he make one of the finest available on these shores as part of Bridge Road’s Chevalier range, he’s produced variants containing quince, elderflower and blueberries. What’s more, he’s just marked his brewery&rsquo…

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