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Last Rites Brewing Brewer

When the Last Rites Brewing Company opened the doors of its brewery in October 2015, it was enough of an occasion that Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman was in attendance. He was invited to assist in brewing a beer on the occasion too: the Premier’s Horn. At the time, the explosion of Tassie’s microbrewing…

Bucket Boys VenueBottleshop

Perhaps the most curious thing about looking at Bucket Boys from the street is that it's hard to tell what they sell. Even once you step inside you don’t see much. On the left is a shelf holding a sparse selection of trinkets: a few magazines and a handful of snacks. On the right is a floor-to-ceiling…

Moon Dog Black Lung XI Beer

Moon Dog’s Black Lung series has been around longer than I’ve been writing about beer but there's one thing that has long bothered me about it. Each year they add a cigar to mark another edition and surely at one point they’ve got to run out of space? Well, as Black Lung XI shows, 2021 is not…

Moon Dog Black Lung X Beer

When Moon Dog surrounded the lagoon at Moon Dog World with long tables and guests for a degustation dinner on February 23, it was a strangely comforting moment (and not just because of the relaxing effects you feel when three of the five beer pairings weigh in above 12 percent ABV). Coming shortly after…

Moon Dog Black Lung IX Beer

Moon Dog’s Black Lung has been busting out of barrels since 2011, with the smoky stout spending its time ageing with a different kind of vessel each year. You can read more about the beer’s story [here](https://craftypint.com/news/1582/the-story-of-moon-dog-black-lung) with past barrels including…

Moon Dog Black Lung VII Beer

Given we ran a lengthy interview on the Black Lung series earlier in the week, in which brewery co-founder Josh Uljans told us all about the beer's genesis and subsequent evolution, there's no need for background here. That said, the beer has been put inside 650ml bottles for the first time, it spent…

Moon Dog Black Lung VI Beer

One of the most anticipated annual releases from Moon Dog is back. The Black Lung is a peated, barrel-aged imperial stout that has appeared in a different form each year for six years now. The difference comes from the choice of barrel in which the beer spends time before packaging: first up was a bourbon…

Moon Dog Black Lung V Beer

Ever since the first Black Lung staggered out of Moon Dog's brewery, coughing and spluttering its way into the world, it's been the annual release from the brewery we look forward to the most. Indeed, Jumping the Shark 2013 apart, its first and fourth iterations are probably the pick of everything they've…

Moon Dog Black Lung IV Beer

In a recent radio interview to chat about our new beer book, the host in Brisbane plucked a few beers from its pages that had caught her eyes for different reasons. Among them was Black Lung, with its eye-catching packaging – a suit-and-tie-wearing skeleton with hole in its skull smoking multiple cigars…

Moon Dog Black Lung III Beer

It's not just Hollywood that has sequel fever. It's even infiltrating the Aussie craft beer world. You've got Red Duck banging out Ra #2, #3, #4 and so on (a hopless Imperial Egyptian Bread Beer for the uninitiated) and here's Moon Dog with Black Lung III. At its heart (it's black, molten heart) it's…

Moon Dog Black Lung II Beer

The original Black Lung was quite possibly the Crafty Pint's pick of the Moon Dog beers to date. The sequel sees them replace the bourbon barrel aging with whisky instead and it's instantly apparent that the beer has picked up far more character from its time spent inside wood than the previous iteration.…

Moon Dog Black Lung Beer

The Black Lung first appeared as a teaser keg at Josie Bones during Good Beer Week, where its no holds barred smokiness was undermined a little by a lack of body. No such problem this time around as it gets a full release, complete with tweaked recipe and a rich, smooth mouthfeel. Considering there's…

The Story Of: Moon Dog Black Lung News

The Story Of... is a series in which we pay homage to notable Australian craft beers. They could be trailblazing beers that have redefined the scene, iconic beers with a place in history or beers that simply stand out from the crowd for one reason or another. Over the past couple of years, we've turned…

The Year In Beer 2012: Queensland News

It’s not too long ago that, during one of our regular discussions with the founder of Australian Brews News, we were admonished for the use of the phrase “craft beer revolution”. Being a generally more grounded chap – and having just witnessed one of his favourite Brisbane craft…

Crafty Six: Winter Warmers News

What better way to stave off the worst of the winter chills than a warming ale? OK, so maybe a thick doona, a roaring fire or a holiday in the Tropics would work just as well, if not better, but who doesn't love a warming ale (or Baltic porter) at this time of year?Certainly, Crafty Pint contributor…

A Day In The Life Of A: Senior Brewer News

To know Adrian McNulty is to know why he jumped at the chance to take up the role of Señor Brewer of Moon Dog. The Abbotsford brewery's senior brewer has previously worked for Grand Ridge, Jamieson and 3 Ravens, winning the AIBA Champion Small Brewery title in 2014 at the last of…

Biggest Hottest 100 Yet News

Each year that the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll has been run, it has doubled the number of votes of the previous year. Each year, voting has also usually been open for around 12 weeks. So, it’s quite something that in just one week the 2011 poll has already broken the record for the most…

A Year On The COVID Roller-Coaster – Part I News

On March 23, it will be a year since Australia was closed for business. It's been a remarkable year of heartbreaking lows and inspirational highs, of sad losses and unexpected gains. In the beer industry, it's being marked with the second Keeping Local Alive Beer Swag Day, turning the dark day of 2020…

Good Beer Sunday News

From barrel-aged stouts for breakfast in Bendigo to Japanese delights in North Fitzroy, Sunday was the day Good Beer Week really started to spread its wings for 2012. Add in Mother’s Day bonuses for mums visiting Red Hill, Thunder Road and the Great Australasian Beer Spectapular plus beer and cider…

Who Brews On The Western Ridge? News

The Western Ridge of the Barossa Valley is a wondrous place: fertile soil, a friendly community and an assortment of artisan producers. These craftspeople include vintage winemakers, coffee bean roasters, barley maltsters, honey producers and makers. And the Western Ridge Brewing Collective utilises…

Best New Beers of 2015: Victoria News

Victoria has long been the state with the greatest number of microbreweries and, in Melbourne especially, has led the way in terms of craft beer in venues too. Yet recent years have seen other cities and states creating quite the buzz while Victoria, Good Beer Week's global appeal notwithstanding, has…

MO Brewing, No Problems News

When it comes to announcing yourself to the beer world, there's little more you can do than win Champion Australian Craft Beer within months of pouring your first beer. Unless, it seems, you're Modus Operandi, a fledgling microbrewery from Mona Vale in northern Sydney. Having opened their doors in late July,…

Building Moon Dog's World News

I can’t remember exactly when it was. Presumably midway through 2010, not long before The Crafty Pint was about to go live.  I was in Carwyn Cellars, chatting to then store manager James Greenfields and, while the specific date isn’t that important, it’s worth adding a little context.…

The Crafty Pint's Best Of 2021 – So Far News

Well, that’ll teach us to get ahead of ourselves... We’ve been compiling mid-year Best New Beers – So Far articles on The Crafty Pint for years, as much as anything to create a handy reminder for ourselves as to what's going on in these ever-busier times as capturing a snapshot of the beer…

Beers of 2014: Victoria News

The state of the Australian beer industry is such that, were we to try to sample every single beer released by local craft brewers in a year, we'd need a designated pilot with helicopter on hand 24/7. Even in Victoria alone, we'd risk divorce trying to keep up with absolutely everything; we do our best…

Ten Years Of Crafty: Meet The Team II News

In part two of the midway feature in our Ten Years Of Crafty series we again hand the mic to some of the people who've been part of the growth of the site over the past decade. You can view part one of Meet The Team here and find the remainder of the series here. To date, we've looked at the site's…

Hottest 100 of 2014: The Breakdown News

The results are in. Feral's invincible Hop Hog continues its march at the top, while Little Creatures is nudged out of the top three for the first time to be usurped by another US-inspired pale ale from 4 Pines. La Sirene comes from nowhere to claim four spots, including a top five for its GABS beer…

BecauseWeCAN Vol.4: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts News

If winter means anything to brewers and brewery social media managers, it might best be summed up in one word: stout. Certainly, it's pithier than: "Why the hell do people stop drinking as much beer just because it's colder? Don't they realise we still have bills to pay and mouths to feed?…

What's In A Name: Moon Dog News

Beer names. Do they matter? If so, why? And how do brewers come up with theirs? As we explained here, The Crafty Pint’s involvement in naming a couple of beers got us thinking about it. And rather than merely offer up our thoughts on the subject, we thought we’d open the floor to people in…

Who Is Adelaide's Suburban Brewer? News

Tony Dichiera launched his brewing company, The Suburban Brew, in 2017 after he arrived back home from a stint working as a chartered accountant – and helping out at a small real ale brewery – in London. Although he returned to the same suburb he'd lived in before he left, things seemed…

Dusty Miner: Slayer Of Beers News

It is MacDuff that suspects Macbeth of regicide, eventually killing Shakespeare’s ambitious king slayer in the final act, saving Scotland from the mad tyrant. Duff, the Thane of Fife (upon whom MacDuff is based) is an ancestor of Dusty Miner’s owner and head brewer, Stuart Duff. So, you would…

Who Brews Valhalla Beers? News

Crowd-funding has been increasing in popularity in the beer world, both here and abroad. People have used it for all manner of reasons, some more successfully than others. And in the "successfully" column sits Valhalla Brewing. Launched by longterm homebrewer Scott Hunt and his family early in…

Moon Dog's Black Lung VIII Launch Party At The Woodlands (VIC) Event

Calling all beer nerds, stout lovers, launch party enthusiasts and Moon Dog fans, The Woodlands Hotel, has the event for you. On July 13, the Coburg pub will be hosting the Abbotsford brewery for the launch of Black Lung VIII. Now in its eight year, the infamous smoky stout returns each year…

Moon Dog Black Lung X Degustation Dinner Event

In times of uncertainty, it's nice to have something dependable on which to lean – something like, say, a madcap peated stout... Now into its tenth incarnation, Moon Dog's annual barrel-aged Black Lung is always worthy of attention, be it bastardised by bourbon, tequila, rum, cognac…

The Dark Side of Beer 3 at The Alehouse Project Event

“Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely.” So goeth the words of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, but it's highly unlikely she was talking about beer. However, we are – and an awful lot of good, dark beer at that. Form Monday 13 July through to Sunday 26 July, The…

Weekend of Darkness at Scratch Bar Event

"Everyone has a dark side. Even a good family has shadows. Some keep theirs buried deep in the caverns of the mind. Others keep them locked in the basement, with all their naughty secrets and toys. Sometimes they forget to lock the door. Sometimes the bad family gets out…" Sage words from Dr Scratch…

Victorian Ale Noir at Carwyn Cellars Event

The team at Carwyn Cellars recently posed themselves the legitimate question: “How could we possibly get through winter without a dark beer takeover?”In short, they couldn’t so they’re going to. Having poured a huge number of amazing beers from around the world over the past few months, they’re…

Into The Barrel 2017 at Carwyn Cellars (VIC) Event

Just when you start to think the folks at Carwyn Cellars couldn't possibly raise the bar any higher, they go and announce the lineup for their 2017 Into The Barrel event. It is, to put it mildly, epic.  Over the course of nine days, beginning August 5, they'll be tapping no less than 30 barrel…

Weekend of Darkness at Scratch Bar Event

*"Lock up your lagers, put away your pales ' if you can see light, get it out of my sight."* So go the words of an anonymous scribe who couldn't have possibly come up with a better line to preview what's in store at Brisbane's [Scratch Bar](http://craftypint.com/beer/bar/the-scratch-bar/) over the…

Whisky and Beer at Chapel St Cellars Event

It's time for the final dark beer event of the tasting year at Chapel St Cellars. And it's a cracker: great beers and equally awesome whiskies. With a little barrel action too. According to your co-host for the night, Rob Burness: "Beer and whisky have been historically intertwined, and not just…

Stouts vs Sours II at The Union Hotel (NSW) Event

Last year Newtown’s Union Hotel held a beer battle that was, perhaps, more a battle of barkeeps. Sion reckoned stouts were more popular than sours, Luke reckoned the opposite. So they each chose eight of their favourites, tapped them all at the same time and waited to see whose preferred style ran…

Barrel & Beasts At The Local Taphouse (VIC) Event

Like your beers big and barrel aged?  For the final weekend of their month long celebration of dark beer known as Darkside Of The Local, the team at the Local Taphouse will be showcasing beers that have spent time ageing away in wood.   For lunch, the St Kilda pub will also be serving…

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