The Crafty Pint News recent news.en-AUBeers of 2014: Victoria state of the Australian beer industry is such that, were we to try to sample every single beer released by local craft brewers in a year, we'd need a designated pilot with helicopter on hand 24/7. Even in Victoria alone, we'd risk divorce trying to keep up with absolutely everything; we do our best regardless, of course.In 2014, it felt like there was something of a renaissance in Victoria....Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:44:30 +1100Beers of 2014: Western Australia for the second of our state-by-state selections of the best new beers to be released around Australia in 2014. We've asked gurus (who tend to get their hands on pretty much every beer possible throughout the year) from around the country to cast their minds back over the past 12 months and filter out the top 10 new brews – in other words, beers released for the first time in 2014 – from th...Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:18:49 +1100Craft Beer Heroes: Corey Crooks month, we kicked off a new regular feature on The Crafty Pint: Craft Beer Heroes. It is designed to celebrate the people who have done and are doing great things in the world of beer in Australia but who perhaps don't get the credit that is typically given to brewers.We started with Melbourne man about town and great big chunk of love Miro Bellini and for number two have moved across the b...Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:00:46 +1100Beers of 2014: Tasmania the past few years, The Crafty Pint's founder has selected 50 top Aussie beers to run in his end of year article in James Halliday's Wine Companion Magazine. This year, with the book 150 Great Australian Beers – Your Guide To Craft Beer & Beyond on shelves and published by Hardie Grant, the magazine's publishers, we thought another list in print could be overkill. But we also know how p...Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:20:44 +1100Vote For The Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beers of 2014 Can anyone break into the top three that's usually sown up by Feral Brewing's Hop Hog, Stone & Wood Pacific Ale and Little Creatures Pale Ale? Will your favourite beers make the list? Which brewery will prove to be this year's surprise package? And will your entry be pulled out of the hat to earn you a stack of great beer? The answers to all of those questions will soon be answered n...Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:59:05 +1100Do The Can-Can cans keep on coming. A couple of weeks ago, we reported on the launch of the first canned beer from WA's Colonial Brewing and now we've been lucky enough to get our hands on the four tinnies from Brisbane's Green Beacon and spoken to Young Henrys about their imminent cans too, cans that are being produced just a few kilometres along the road from Colonial at the Newtown brewery's new wester...Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:00:46 +1100The Beer Necessities's no doubt this weekend's Meredith Music Festival will, in one sense at least, be like none of the 23 preceding Meredith Music Festivals. In the not too distant past, those who made beer their tipple of choice would have little option but to rock up with slabs of macro lager, cheap Euro pilsners of little known pedigree, pint cans of English ales or, maybe if they hunted hard enough, some...Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:31:22 +1100Brewed Nude In Brisbane naked for a calendar may not feature highly on everybody's bucket list, but it seems that Brisbane's craft beer community just can't help themselves.Following the huge success of the 2014 Males With Ales calendar, a venture kickstarted by Brisbane's Chicks With Ales all women beer appreciation society, which predominantly showcased the city's local, male brewers in the buff, Brewed Nude ...Tue, 09 Dec 2014 07:05:47 +1100Beer Nuts: A Craft Beer Ideot back before The Crafty Pint even existed online, as we brainstormed ideas for stories and features on the site, a mate said we should make sure we included the readers we hoped to attract to the site. As a standup comic we figured he'd know a thing or two about giving the people what they want so added his idea to the "To Do" list. More than four years later, um, well, er... Let's just say ...Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:02:40 +1100Brew & A: 4 Pines in any way whatsoever, the story of 4 Pines has been a remarkable one. For one, they managed to established their brewpub in Manly when barely anyone in Sydney, let alone this northern beach outpost, gave a monkey's about craft beer. They then stepped up to a 50 hectolitre brewhouse when many longer-established and better known micros were weighing up whether going to something half th...Fri, 05 Dec 2014 08:45:10 +1100