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Australia's Next Brewery

Australia's Next Brewery

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…

September 9, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Brew & A: Holgate's Ian Morgan

September 7, 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 2, 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 30, 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 beginning&…

How Beer Is Made

August 29, 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 26, 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 …

Blog of the Month: Beer Blokes

August 25, 2010 by Crafty Pint

Anyone who’s a regular at beer events around Victoria will have come across Prof Pilsner: wise-cracking beer dinner host, restaurant manager, beer blogger and all round top bloke. He also gave The Crafty Pint lots of lifts to pubs when his leg was busted so we won’t hear a bad word said about hi…

Newton's Third Beer Law

August 16, 2010 by Crafty Pint

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. So said Sir Isaac Newton, a man whose most famous moment of inspiration suggests he was more of a cider man, but whose Third Law could easily be applied to the Aussie beer scene – at least if recent experiences are anything to go by. On c…

Beer Shakes!

August 9, 2010 by Crafty Pint

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, May’s Beer & Brewer Expo even witnessed a Beer Breakfast. Now, thanks to the guys at Beer DeLuxe and Mountain Goat, you …

Bright Ideas

August 4, 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 glass ju…

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