The Crafty Pint News Crafty Pint newsen-AUSurfing A Rogue Wave is somewhat fitting that new brewpub on the block, Rogue Wave Brewery, which calls the Aireys Pub home, is located not much more than a stone’s throw from the iconic lighthouse Split Point. That was where the popular '90s children’s TV program Round the Twist was filmed, a show whose plot lines – based on the quirky stories of Paul Jennings – are in keeping with...Mon, 02 May 2016 10:31:09 +1000Turning Wine Into Beer years ago, Adam Berresford conducted tours of wineries and other venues around Adelaide. Yet he had no bus and there was no detailed itinerary. In fact, he didn't even have any passengers alongside him. This might sound like the beginning of a riddle, or the sad travails of a hopeless but optimistic tour guide, but it's not. Instead, his business, Ade...Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:24:10 +1000Ocho's Online Brewery Grant is in the back corner of a Launceston café discussing equipment for distilling when I meet with him. I soon realise that almost all of Stu’s conversations are speckled with temperatures, quantities, sizes, measurements, times and dates. In the café, we are drinking the coffee he roasts; he also works one day a week at a local brewery. He enthusiastically shows me a photograph ...Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:56:36 +1000Don't Be A Cult emerging from its chrysalis at the end of 2015, our beer lover's bonus scheme, The Crafty Cabal, has been unfurling its wings, donned top hat and tails and is now ready to take full flight, sprinkling free beer, tickets for festivals, brewery merch and sweet deals wherever it goes. If you've no idea what we're on about, the Cabal is akin to the subscription ser...Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:23:51 +1000More Brew From The Boys's been plenty of focus on the newer arrivals on the South Australian beer scene in recent years, particularly those nudging the envelope with their beers. Yet Adelaide has been home to a brewery not afraid to push flavour boundaries for far longer. Brewboys opened in Croydon Park in 2008, just across the road from Coopers yet rather further away from the iconic family brewery when...Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:58:29 +1000Being Pure into Jan Bruckner’s beer haven is like stepping back in time.The Last Drop Brewery HQ is nestled in a Perth tourist attraction at which visitors are transported to an Elizabethan Village. Even a replica of the house occupied in the late 1550s by the world’s greatest story-teller, William Shakespeare, resides near Bruckner’s stable-like workhouse.Yet Jan’s approach to his beers goes deep...Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:53:35 +1000Aussie Beer Blogs: Brewed, Crude & Bitter's time to shine a spotlight on another Aussie beer blog: a transglobal double header, no less (well, sorta). Brewed, Crude & Bitter was started by two mates, Judd Owen (above left and right) and Brad Gellert when they both inhabited Brisbane's beer scene but has since spread its wings further afield. It contains some of the most off-the-wall beer reviews you'll fi...Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:39:14 +1000New Events Wrap – 15.04.16'll start this new events wrap out west, where there are laughs aplenty to be had on this and each subsequent Friday for the rest of April at the Dutch Trading Co as they pour on the Brewed Laughter. Don't like laughing? Perhaps get along to the Dog Eat Dog event at the DTC instead, where they're inviting you to clone your best BrewDog recipe and put it up for judging&nbsp...Fri, 15 Apr 2016 06:48:10 +1000Colonising the East may be well aware of Colonial Brewing. After all, the brewing company has been around since 2004, when it opened its brewery and impressive venue on 70 acres of land in the heart of the Margaret River region. Through its partner business, Colonial Leisure Group, you can find its refined brews pouring at a wide variety of venues, including the likes of The Raffles Hotel and Pr...Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:36:18 +1000Aussie Exports: From Wollongong to Toronto week, we launched a new series, Aussie Exports, which tells the tales of Aussies playing their trade in the beer world overseas. You can read our first article, on former Little Creatures head brewer Alex Troncoso's plans to open a brewery in Bristol, here. The second feature – the first for The Crafty Pint by Dillon Rahkola – turns its gaze to Canada, where a home brewer...Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:48:54 +1000