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Crafty Crawls: Bendigo

Bendigo has come a long way on the beer front in recent years with a growing number of good beer venues, a brewery and festivals including the unique walking affair that is the annual Bendigo on the Hop.

August 23rd, 2018 by Will Ziebell


Box Clever

August 17th, 2017 by Crafty Pint

With the fourth Bendigo On The Hop approaching, we caught up with the city's sole commercial brewer, Doug Brooke. Now into his fifth year at Brookes Beer, and active in the wider industry, we picked his brains about the challenges of being small, independent and regional.


Who Brews The Other Castlemaine Beers?

November 4th, 2015 by Crafty Pint

A new brewing company that takes its name from its home town of Castlemaine has started up in Victoria. It brings a decidedly old school approach to its beers, so we decided to find out why.


Brew & A: Brookes Beer

November 18th, 2014 by Crafty Pint

For the first Brew & A feature since the relaunch of The Crafty Pint, we head to Bendigo where Doug Brooke talks classical music, megabrewers, getting old and cocaine.

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