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The Monkey Bar Venue

The Central West NSW city of Dubbo, around five hours drive inland from Sydney, is much like many other regional centres. The soil is red, the people are warm and welcoming and, up until 2017, craft beer was scarce – at least until husband and wife team Tim and Cass Smith opened The Monkey Bar, a venue…

Bad Shepherd Peanut Butter Porter 2020 Beer

They've gradually been transitioning their beers into cans for quite some time now. And, as we move through 2020, they've been getting rather bolder with them too. Exhibit 1: the return of Peanut Butter Porter, which first appeared in black and tan cans as entry nine in their Brew Crew Series last summer…

BentSpoke Brewing Co Descent 19 Beer

Given his history at the Wig & Pen, there would have been an expectation when BentSpoke opened in Canberra that Richard Watkins would be set free to unleash an array of the experimental and the unlikely upon drinkers. Yet, while visitors to the brewery's Braddon HQ have been able to try a multitude of…

High Country Brewers Rule 47 Collaboration 2014 Beer

The beauty of a beer writer joining a brewery in a marketing role: they love the opportunity to exercise their writing talents. Case in point is James Davidson, former Beer Bar Band blogger and Brews News contributor now ensconced happily at Bright Brewery in the Victorian High Country, which hosted…

Ballistic Beer Sleep When You’re Dead: Black IPA Beer

The number thirteen may be unlucky for some, but not for Ballistic Beer - the 13th beer in their Sleep When You’re Dead series is a tasty example of a style that’s largely fallen out of favour. It brings together the Simcoe, Mosaic, Centennial, Chinook and Warrior hops, pairs them with a trio…

Feral & Old Faithful Walrus Tears Beer

An American BBQ joint, an ex-Captain America artist and a shower beer blogger walk into a brewery. No, really, they did and the result was no half cooked idea or rush at opportunism. Instead, Walrus Tears is a poised lemon and rosemary gose that celebrates the flavours of low and slow cooking. The…

Cheeky Monkey Hop Flinger IPA Beer

As far as images you might want to associate with things you're planning to put in your mouth, a monkey flinging poo probably isn't that high on your list (unless you're a subscriber to niche websites). But, for their latest limited release in cans, Margaret River's Cheeky Monkey has decided to go there,…

Hargreaves Hill Old Brown Beer

In his brewery's 11th year, Hargreaves Hill founder Simon Walkenhorst reckons they've made their best beer yet. The Old Brown was snuck out at a few places during Good Beer Week but most of the kegs were held back until the noise had died down a little. It's another beer, like those just released by…

Hargreaves Hill / Bodebrown Lupolado Bock Beer

Last year, a travelling Tasmanian beer blogger who had written a piece for The Crafty Pint before setting off around the world called in to Bodebrown, a small craft brewery in southern Brazil. They'd recently won the Best New Exhibitor title at the 2012 Australian International Beer Awards and made Adam…

Blog of the Month: Crafty Ramblings News

Given we have a website dedicated to craft beer to keep us busy and in regular attendance at breweries, bars and beer festivals all over Australia and, occasionally, further afield, it’s not often that we come across a beer blog that instils feelings of jealousy. It’s fair to say, however,…

Blog of the Month: eat, drink, stagger News

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 – the author of Beer Blokes – is the sort of unreconstructed male chauvinist…

Blog of the Month: Beer Bar Band News

Beer, bars and bands. Is there a finer trio of activities on which to dedicate your spare time? Certainly not in the mind of James Davidson, aka jayelde, creator of the blog of the same name that’s dedicated to his three favourite social pursuits. Since launching in February of this year, it’s…

Blog of the Month: Water & Hops & Malt & Yeast News

In recent weeks, you may have spotted an article or three on The Crafty Pint from Nick O. Nick is a Kiwi now living in Sydney who has submerged himself in the local craft beer scene then made himself known to us. As well as acting as the NSW Crafty envoy, he writes his own blog on the beer world, and…

Blog of the Month: Two Brewers Abroad News

Given it’s been rather more than a month since we last ran a feature on one of the many colourful blogs that exist in the world of Aussie craft beer, the series' name is becoming a little less than accurate. Still, semantics never stopped Douglas Adams from knocking out six books in the Hitchhiker’s…

Blog of the Month: Here For The Hops News

As we prepare to add the first non-Victorian brewery and bar listings to The Crafty Pint this week, we figured it was time to invite our first interstate blogger on board too. Here For The Hops documents the beer scene in Adelaide and beyond through the eyes of keen home brewer, photographer and Wheaty…

Blog of the Month: From Beer To Eternity News

A bit of a change in direction here. While last month’s featured bloggers were a bunch of Sydneysiders casually documenting their drinks and pub visits in between surfing trips, this time it’s the turn of a couple of newcomers to the beer writing scene who have their focus set firmly on the…

Blog of the Month: Beer Is Your Friend News

From music webzine editor to newspaper journo to beer blogger – all the while becoming ever more fascinated with great beer – Glen Humphries has spent a life writing, with Beer Is Your Friend his beer blog. It’s one that allows him to pontificate, cheerlead, review and query in equal…

Blog of the Month: A Great Set Of Tipples News

While we avoid rating beers on The Crafty Pint, preferring instead to talk about them and leave you to make up your own mind, it doesn’t mean we’re opposed to the idea. Especially when it’s done in such a straightforward manner as it is on the Great Set Of Tipples blog. None of this…

Blog of the Month: Frozen Summers News

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, but also films short beer reviews, experiments with beer in the kitchen and records beery podcasts…

Blog of the Month: Beer Blokes News

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 Pint lots of lifts to pubs when his leg was busted so we won’t hear a bad word said about him;…

Blog of the Month: Ambersandwich News

Many Aussie beer drinkers across numerous states will know Kris Miles. One of the founders of the sadly-no-more Nectar bottleshop in Brisbane, then hop spirit-infusing cocktail creator at Beer DeLuxe and now bar manager at the MONA Winery Bar in Tassie, he now spends much of his spare time with his partner…

Blog of the Month: beerwinebeer News

With the British & Irish Lions have beaten the Wallabies and Andy Murray the new King of Wimbledon, it seems only right to look north for inspiration for the latest featured blog. And where better to go than to a man who can be seen sporting a kilt at the beer and wine world’s grand occasions. Willie…

Blog of the Month: 250 Beers News

The advent of Untappd has made it easy for avid beer drinkers to document the journey on which their tastebuds takes them. But for one man, merely tapping “Check In” and giving beers a rating doesn’t seem to be enough. Darren Magin has a rolling counter on his own personal blog that…

Blog of the Month: Back of the Ferry News

Just like a micro bringing out a light beer, Crafty might be at risk of upsetting the purists here. Why? Because the first NSW blog we’ve asked to perform a show and tell doesn’t write exclusively about Aussie craft beer. Heck, they don’t even write about craft beer all the time. Worse…

Blog Of The Month: Ale of a Time News

You may have come across Ale of a Time before. It’s been running for nigh on two years now, after all. If you haven’t, there’s a good chance you’ve come across its creator’s writing before anyhow. Or, if you live in Melbourne, you’ll probably have rubbed shoulders…

Blog Of The Month: girlplusbeer News

The Crafty Pint first came across Pia Poynton when she was working at Five Bar, one of very few venues in and around Perth that’s showing any real support for craft beer. Since then, she’s moved south to the Margaret River region, where her predominantly beer-themed blog has taken off and…

Aussie Beer Blogs: The Year of Beer News

Sometimes it's best to keep things simple. And that's a reasonable way to describe the idea that got Tim Smith into writing about beer. A fairly recent convert to the world of craft beer, the Port Macquarie resident decided to make his exploration of the wider beer world something of a challenge: a…

Aussie Beer Blogs: offthetap News

He loves beer. He loves travel. And he loves to hunt down new beers when he travels. So, following a suggestion from a mate in the pub, Matt Johnson decided to start capturing his passions via another one: photography, creating offthetap and attracting Instagram followers in the thousands. He…

The Story Of: Korben News

The Story Of... is an occasional series on The Crafty Pint that's traditionally delved into the backstory of iconic and cult beers. It's been a while since we last ran one – and we may well expand it to include more than just beers in the future.For now, however, the series makes a comeback with the…

Beer vs The World at The Courthouse Event

A Crafty Pint presentation of sorts, this sees us hook up with Scott Thomas, chef and owner of the [Courthouse Hotel](/beer/bar/courthouse-hotel/) in North Melbourne, for a top notch dinner where we pair exquisite food from chef Julian Hills with beer and other types of alcoholic drink in a battle to…

Beer Blokes Oktoberfest Dinner Event

Anyone who regularly attends beery events in and around Melbourne will probably have chanced upon Prof Pilsner, author of the [Beer Blokes](http://beerblokes.blogspot.com/) blog, first Crafty Pint [Blogger of the Month](/features/post/blog-of-the-month-beer-blokes/) and host of the regular Beer Blokes…

Craft Beer Fight Club at Dove & Olive: Valentinnies Day special Event

The much-loved Craft Beer Fight Club at the Dove & Olive – where brewers compete beer-for-beer and the audience decides on the winner – is taking on a slightly different format for 2016. Well, the format is actually much the same but they're condensing the action and putting something of a grand…

Beer Blokes Evening at Club Kilsyth Event

For all the buzz surrounding craft beer around inner Melbourne, you don't have to go too far to run out of options. It's a situation that's starting to change and one man that's been on a mission to facilitate that change is Peter Mitcham, aka [Prof Pilsner of the Beer Blokes](/features/post/blog-of-the-month-beer-blokes/). A…

Ale Stars at Local Taphouse Darlinghurst feat. Martyn Cornell Event

Australia's most popular monthly beer appreciation night sees beer lovers indulge in themed tastings featuring the best beers from across the world. Sometimes featuring live link-ups with international brewers, almost always hosting a guest brewer in person and ' barring natural disaster or an act…

Ale Stars at Local Taphouse St Kilda feat. Martyn Cornell Event

Australia's most popular monthly beer appreciation night, Ale Stars brings together beer lovers, quality beers, delicious bar food, guest speakers and prizes in what must be one of the most entertaining ways to learn about everyone's favourite drink. With a theme for each evening: sometimes a style…

Wildflower's Foggy Morning At Bitter Phew (NSW) Event

'Tis a new month, meaning there are new Wildflower releases. Head to Bitter Phew to try the new Foggy Morning, which is made using 100 percent Stringy Bark smoked malt from Voyager Craft Malt.  Wildflower's Topher Boehm describes it as "a truly campfire, morning ash experience... the…

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