Articles by Graham Frizzell

The Lager Renaissance

The Lager Renaissance

Once shunned by many in the craft beer world, lagers are enjoying something of a quiet renaissance. Graham Frizzell takes a look at why, and asks what makes a great lager for the discerning contemporary drinker?

April 20, 2021 by Graham Frizzell


Crafty Crawls: The Frankston Line

February 1, 2019 by Graham Frizzell

We kicked off our Crafty Crawls series with a public transport route – the 86 tram in Melbourne – and here's another. It's arguably not the most likely, yet it offers access to some of Victoria's best breweries, bars and bottleshops.


Crafty Crawls: The 19 Tram

April 6, 2018 by Graham Frizzell

Two years on from launching our Crafty Crawl series with a tour along Melbourne's iconic 86 tram route, we're hopping about PT again. This time, it's the turn of the city's 19 tram, from Coburg to the CBD and taking in the vibes of Brunswick's Sydney Road.


Who Brews Blasta Beers?

October 30, 2017 by Graham Frizzell

In just two years, Steven Russell has gone from his first homebrew to launching Blasta Brewing and next year will open a brewpub designed to be a community hub as well as a home for his beers. We found out more.


Beer Nuts: Rosemarie Ensink

August 29, 2017 by Graham Frizzell

There are few characters more colourful in the Australian beer community than Rosie Ensink – and not just because of her neon chameleon like hair. Here, Graham Frizzell delves deep into her beery obsession as she becomes our latest Beer Nut.


The Story Of: Moon Dog Black Lung

July 26, 2017 by Graham Frizzell

With the seventh iteration set to leave the brewery this week, we chat to Moon Dog co-founder Josh Uljans about the only special release to be released annually. This is The Story Of: Black Lung.


Behind Bars: Jac Morgan

July 5, 2017 by Graham Frizzell

Behind Bars sees The Crafty Pint hop around the country asking people behind reputable beer bars what they're seeing in front of them: what are people drinking, what are the coming styles and so on. This time, it's Jac from Melbourne's Dr Morse.


Behind Bars: Joel Beresford

January 9, 2017 by Graham Frizzell

For our first Behind Bars interview with one of Australia's leading venue operators, we return to WA to chat with Joel Beresford. He's Perth's Mr Beer, is involved in many facets of the industry and just loves his sours.


Crafty Crawls: Freo Beer-Ho!

November 7, 2016 by Graham Frizzell

The Fremantle BeerFest returns in a few days at the start of the 2016 WA Beer Week. So what better time to run a Crafty Crawl on the place where the modern Australian craft beer world was spawned. Graham Frizzell took a tour of his old stomping ground.


Crafty Crawls: Perth

June 27, 2016 by Graham Frizzell

WA may have kickstarted the contemporary craft beer industry more than three decades ago, yet the venues of Perth have been slow to get on board. That's been changing in recent years, as this Crafty Crawl – our first from WA – indicates.

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