Spring Has Sprung

So, another winter has passed, one in which we were sustained by the finest array of big, dark beers ever to come out of Australia’s breweries. Now, we wait to see what treats the brewers have in…

Blog of the Month: Frozen Summers

We’ve been a little slack on the featured blog side of things recently, with a couple of months passing since the last. So how about making up for lost time by featuring a man who not only writes a blog,…

We Are One!

One year old, that is, in case you thought this was going to be some sort of Maharishi-inspired cry of universal love. Yes, 12 months have passed since we received word that the full site was live, leading…

Ton Up In Tassie

For more than two decades, he was best known as the country’s foremost beer writer. Then, in 2008, Willie Simpson joined the ranks of those he writes about by opening Seven Sheds in northwestern Tasmania,…

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Showing Off - Updated!

Updated September 7, 2011 following changes to schedule. October’s Fed Square Victorian Microbreweries Showcase is set to expand out of the Atrium, although plans to hold a third, late night session…

Beer & Food: Beer vs Wine Dinner at The Courthouse

The Courthouse Hotel in North Melbourne is one of very few venues in Australia where you can satisfy an urge for fine dining, fine wines or exquisite craft beers under one roof. It’s had a good beer…

Show Us Your Tackle

With the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand just around the corner, excitement is mounting around the country* as the Aussies prepare to mount an assault on the trophy they last won in 1999. To mark the occasion,…

Hop To It

A year on from experimenting with high alcohol versions of some of his brewery’s standard beers, Prickly Moses brewer Steve “Hendo” Henderson has turned his attention to playing around with hops.…

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…

Beer Appreciation: The Perfect Pour

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…

Want More Crafty?

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…

A Life Lived In Beer

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…

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It's Party Time!

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…

Crafty Films: Meet The Brewers at Fed Square

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…

Bigger and Brighter

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…

Pinching That Beer Gut

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…

Newcastle Gets Crafty

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…

The Bridge To Norway

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,…

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