Tasting Times Ahead

Terrible pun aside, it does seem the opportunities for people to sample new beers are growing. A friend of The Crafty Pint sent in some photos of the inaugural Matilda Bay Beer ‘n’ Bites at Prahran…

Otway Gets X-Rated

They always seem to be chasing new experiences down at Otway Estate. Already home to one of the biggest ranges of beers under the Prickly Moses and Otway banners, barely a moment seems to pass without…

The Beer Frontier

No doubt many of you who tuned into the adventures of Oz and James on SBS’s Drink for Britain as they toured the UK supping beers aplenty on their search for the drink that defined Britain sat there…

Ale Lovers: Get Pumped!

Anyone who’s visited the UK and toured its pubs will no doubt have enjoyed a pint or two of real ale poured from a traditional beer engine – you know, the sort with the long wooden handle that…

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Beer & Food: Salmon and Strawberry Appetiser

Anyone that’s picked up a bottle or three of Red Hill’s Temptation might want to give this a try – it’s the recipe for the dish that was matched with it at a beer dinner at St Kilda’s Circa restaurant…

Cider Season

If the culmination of the country’s two biggest winter sporting competitions over the weekend wasn’t confirmation enough that Spring has sprung, the arrival of a new cider in readiness for the summer…

COMPETITION: Win free passes to the Fed Square Microbreweries Showcase

If there’s a better way to sample a load of the best new brews coming out of Victoria, we’ve yet to discover it. So it’s little wonder the past couple of Microbreweries Showcases at Melbourne’s…

Blog of the Month: eat, drink, stagger

If there’s one thing The Crafty Pint likes to be, it’s fair to one and all. So, having had Beer Blokes as the first featured blog, it’s time to redress the balance. We’re not saying Prof Pilsner…

Beer & Food: Carbonnade of Beef from the Courthouse Hotel

Judging by the growing number of beer dinners indicates, the pairing of beer and food is becoming ever more popular, aided by the likes of high profile characters like Paul Mercurio and Chris Badenoch…

Oktoberfest Roundup

When The Crafty Pint lived in Munich many moons ago, it was unlucky / lucky enough never to attend the Oktoberfest (depending whose view you listen to). Those who have been suggest that the number of Aussies…

Your Local Bottleshop

Their two bars already turn over 200 different beers on tap every year and now the Local Taphouse empire is to expand into the realm of take home beers. The team behind the St Kilda bar has already been…

Beer & Bites

The local market is always a good place to sample tasty produce: a little cheese, the odd pickle or two – and now beer. Matilda Bay will be setting up shop in Melbourne’s Prahran Market and…

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Mornington Opens Friday

Australia’s newest brewery will open its doors to the public for the first time this Friday. The Mornington Peninsula Brewery will be pouring an American Pale Ale, English Brown Ale and Belgian Witbier…

Grand Final - Great Beer

Want to know how multi-talented Aussie beer people are? Then check out the Grand Final Breakfast on Channel 7 this morning. At some point, a comedy duo called Elbowskin will perform a song about the game.…

Taphouse Retains Title

The Local Taphouse has been named Best Specialty Beer Venue for the second year running at the Australian Bar Awards. It picked up the award at Bartender Magazine’s glitzy award ceremony in the Grand…

Grand Final Beers

When Geelong and Hawthorn met in the 2008 Grand Final, the fridge and sinks where The Crafty Pint watched the match were filled with Cooper’s and Mountain Goat. Twelve months later and the vastly…

Brew & A: Bridge Road's Nardia McGrath

Whatever the current VB ads might have you believe, beer is anything but an exclusively male world. Look around the bars and breweries of Australia and you’ll find female brewers and bar owners, Beer…

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…

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