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Thundering Into Town

Thundering Into Town

The long wait is almost over. The old school trucks are bedecked in their bold livery, the snazzier-than-thou brewery is up and running, the brewers have purpose once more and the beer is about to be put out for public consumption. After a lengthy gestation period – it’s a year since the…

May 20, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Crafty Crawl Kicks Off

May 17, 2011 by Crafty Pint

OK. So little over 24 hours into Good Beer Week and we’ve had some cracking entries for The Crafty Crawl as you can see above. We’ve also had a few queries raised about it too. We thought we’d made it as simple as we could and tried to explain it on the event guide but it seems the…

GBW: The Crafty Crawl

May 16, 2011 by Crafty Pint

As if lining up a whole seven days of events in celebration of the wonders of good beer wasn’t enough, here at The Crafty Pint we thought we should give you good people the chance to win stuff while enjoying Good Beer Week. So we spoke to the venues that are hosting events, a few other craft b…

Good Beer Week Is Go!

May 16, 2011 by Crafty Pint

It seems like only a few days have passed since the idea was first mooted, but today – in the same venue that the idea for Good Beer Week was first discussed back in February – it all kicks off. The launch of the North Coast range of beers from the States at Beer DeLuxe (complete with li…

More Beer For Crafty

May 12, 2011 by Crafty Pint

It’s lucky 13 for The Crafty Pint today as we welcome more breweries, bars and bottleshops into the fold, with listings added for venues in Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and South Australia. It’s the next small step in our mission to become an authoritative guide to craft beer in …

Food, Wine & Beer Fest

May 11, 2011 by Crafty Pint

After flirting in past years with the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, craft beer made its first appearance on the official Masterclass lineup this year. In the wake of the event, we were told that the festival intended to have a greater beer presence in future years (which got Crafty thinking&he…

Dark Side Of The Duck

May 10, 2011 by Crafty Pint

A braggot that combines mead and barrel-aged strong ale in a 14.3% concoction dating from Medieval times. An Egyptian bread beer. And a witbier / Berliner weisse hybrid made with rhubarb and raspberries. While there are a number of Australian brewers out there pushing the boundaries of what beer can…

Bright Beauty

May 9, 2011 by Crafty Pint

The Crafty Pint is well acquainted with Jon Seltin. He’s the home brewer turned Bright brewer who has been turning out some fine beers, such as the MIA IPA, in his time in Victoria’s High Country. We know that he’s knowledgeable, enthusiastic, bearded, often brews at night in winte…

Crafty Folk: The Feral Tap Takeover

May 9, 2011 by Crafty Pint

Sadly, Crafty couldn’t make it to the Feral Tap Takeover – the event that saw all 20 taps at The Local Taphouses in St Kilda and Darlinghurst handed over to the WA brewer. Thankfully, we were aware that the current Crafty Blog of the Month crew were heading there on the first night so as…

Start Your Planning!

May 6, 2011 by Crafty Pint

The official Good Beer Week guide is finished and good to go. Several thousand hard copies – A3 foldout maps that should fit snugly in your pocket – will be distributed around Melbourne and participating venues next week but if you can’t wait that long there’s a downloadable …

Avng WIPA- D
FB Propak B


Gabs Bris- C
FB Propak B
Mountain Goat
Holgate Mt Macedon Cans- G
Stone & Wood ECL
Darker Days- F