George Levi is a multidisciplinary artist and writer from sunny Brisbane. They live at The Scratch Bar and watch Jurassic Park monthly.
The beer(s) or moment(s) that turned you on to good beer:
Burleigh FIGJAM IPA when, years ago, I discovered Craft Wine Store. It was, how you say, a whole new world.
You've got three beers to turn someone else on to good beer; what are they and why?
Brouhaha Strawberry & Rhubarb Sour – because I've already tried and tested this multiple times. It's such a great gateway beer!
KAIJU! Krush – Even if someone is not keen on craft, they always want to give it a go. Branding and a killer pale ale goes a long way.
Newstead/Brewtal Imperial Yirg (straight up or BA, either or) – You gotta have a dark, sludgy, hectic "what the fuck?!" something in the mix, and this is it.
The last beer you enjoyed (at time of writing):
Grifter Brewing Serpent's Kiss Watermelon Pilsner. Hook. It. To. My. Veins.
Name three things that represent you:
A love for beautiful horses. We must salute the hoof stompers, the twitchy tail snuffle boys. They have the strength of a thousand very strong people, the kind of people who go to crossfit a lot, and also talk to you about crossfit.
Laughing during horror films because it is my only outlet for fear. I will make many, many jokes about the headless praying corpse ("I'll have what she's having!!!) and I simply refuse to be shamed about this.
Fermentation + Artwork. I make art for brews. It could be for a beer can, a wine label, an event poster, a decal or whatever - I'll get involved.
Jason Mangelsdorf is a Brisbane local who's regularly hosted art shows at legendary bar The Scratch and has also combined his love for MAD Magazines and XXXX to create MID Magazine. George Levi sat down with him to find out more.
The Beer InCider Experience combined killer band lineups with scores of breweries (and ping pong) to become one of the country's biggest festivals. George Levi sat down with founder Marty Keetels to find out why he's moving on.
Brisbane's West End (and the adjoining parts of the city) is awash with great beer venues these days. Heck, there are even breweries that call the 'burb home. So we made the area a focus of a Crafty Crawl – and have since updated it with even more goodness.
George Levi / July 18, 2018
The Crafty Pint is an independent online magazine and resource for anyone interested in craft beer in Australia. We bring an honest, old-fashioned journalistic approach to beer's brave new world, telling stories because they're worth telling, not because someone is paying us to write them.
We believe in authenticity, integrity, enjoyment and love, and hope to play a role in helping good beer, brewed by good people, find its way into the hands of more drinkers.