The Crafty Pint News Crafty Pint newsen-AUWho Brews Footscray Ale? west of Melbourne has quietly been enjoying its own little craft beer renaissance of late, and one of the newest breweries to set down its roots in the western suburbs is West City Brewing – a gypsy brewery started by home brewers Bevan Dalziel and Fergus McGregor. With both living in the west, and with Bevan being the founder of the growing West Side Beer Drinkers Facebook group – ...Wed, 20 Jul 2016 21:27:31 +1000Events Wrap 22.07.16 every dog has its day then this Saturday is sure to be the doggiest of them all as it’s officially National Hot Dog Day. That in itself isn’t something to get especially excited about in the beer world but when the Forest Lodge Hotel is serving them up alongside a Tap Takeover from BrewCult it’s worth paying attention to – you’ll be doing well to find another venue on the planet serving up m...Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:32:15 +1000Pirate Life Sails On good ship Pirate Life added more swag to its swelling treasure chest last night, picking up the Champion Large Brewery trophy at the Craft Beer Awards in Brisbane. It continues a quite remarkable start to life for a brewery that only released its first beer on March 1 last year. On the awards' debut in Brisbane, there was hometown success too as Green Beacon collected the Champion M...Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:27:55 +1000Crafty Crawls: Mt Lawley & Northbridge on the heels – or the beer-stained Chuck Taylor’s – of the Perth CBD Crafty Crawl, Guy Southern takes a walk through the gentrified inner north suburbs of Mount Lawley and Northbridge. While the density of the sister suburbs may be slight when compared to Eastern capitals, the West Australian focus on craft ensures many venues punch well above their weight.&n...Wed, 20 Jul 2016 20:20:23 +1000Aussie Exports: Newfoundland Nardia in 2010, we spoke to then Bridge Road brewer Nardia McGrath about her favourite brews, beer styles and how she got into the world of craft beer. Fast forward to present day and you’ll find Nardia in Newfoundland, Canada, on the verge of launching her brand new brewery, Pig & Pepper Brewing. From making braggot in Beechworth to starting a brewery on the other side of ...Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:51:25 +1000Who Brews Australia's Highest Beers? there's one brewery above all others that won't be struggling to keep its beers chilled this winter it's Blizzard Brewing Company. Tagged "Australia's highest brewery", it opened in the Victorian alps in March, located next to a ski lift in the popular winter destination of Dinner Plain. The brewery launched with a pair of beers – a simple, malt led Kolsch style ale and an ...Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:02:43 +1000Canning & Expanding brewery expansion featuring new canning and bottling lines, extra tanks, an invitation to brewers looking for contract brewing options and a rebrand to boot... It's fair to say Barossa Valley Brewing has had a busy few months both reshaping the brewery and the way they work with beer.  Perhaps most eye-catching of all is the new look. Not only has the conservative ...Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:19:59 +1000Sole Foeder brewing his first commercial beer in his dad’s garage more than a decade ago, Ben Kraus has always sought to link Bridge Road Brewers closely with his hometown of Beechworth. All of his brewery's beers are produced in house, while the labels (and stained glass above the doors to the original brewery – now rental accommodation) feature images of local legend Ned Kelly, ...Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:01:51 +1000The Story Of: Little Creatures Pale Ale you ask Australian craft beer drinkers – or brewers, for that matter – to name their beer epiphany, Little Creatures Pale Ale would crop up in more stories than most. Indeed, we'd wager that a survey of all drinkers – at least those with a few years of discernment under their belts – would end with Creatures Pale and Coopers Original Pale Ale at the top (with Stone &...Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:09:29 +1000Crafty Cabal Update – 15/07/16 we will be tapping the first Crafty Cabale, thanks to the good folks at The Wheaty in Adelaide. Ever since they launched The Wheaty Brewing Corps there had been discussion about creating a beer together so we thought we'd enlist the help of our Crafty Cabalistas in making it happen. Last Friday, Jade and Dave at The Wheaty patiently guided Tim, Gus, Alex and James through brew day,...Fri, 15 Jul 2016 11:33:16 +1000