Hello. And Welcome!

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…

How Beer Is Made

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…

More Beer for Melbourne

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…

Blog of the Month: Beer Blokes

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…

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Newton's Third Beer Law

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…

Beer Shakes!

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 Beermen.tv, May’s Beer & Brewer Expo…

Bright Ideas

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…

Extra Special Bottles

A couple of years ago, word began spreading about a new Victorian beer that was exciting the noses and palates of all who had tried it. With huge, fragrant hop aromas seldom found in Australian beers at…

Braggots

Hands up who’s heard of a braggot before? Not many, I’ll wager. And not surprising, really, given it’s a mead-ale hybrid with origins in Medieval England. A few homebrewers out there may have tried…

A Shot In The Dark

The days are getting shorter, the coats longer, the rain steadier and the beers darker. So Matilda Bay has opted to bring out its first coffee beer since Crema, one of the first limited release brews to…

Welcome to The Crafty Pint

Aussie beer. Once nothing more than a byword for cold, fizzy and functional. Today, undergoing the most incredible transformation since The Beatles discovered LSD and grew beards. From Freo to Hobart,…

Beery words for beginners

Once you start exploring the world of real beer, you're likely to come across all sorts of phrases and terminology you're not familiar with. It's not essential you know them to enjoy good beer, but they…

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