The Crafty Pint News Crafty Pint newsen-AUMashing In Anew Mash Brewing celebrates its tenth birthday this year and is marking the occasion with a bold new look, some reworked beers and the arrival of its first cans. And much of the drive for the refresh comes down to someone who's only been part of the WA brewery's team for less than a year. Scott Earley signed up as Mash's brand ambassador, but his role has ev...Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:48:22 +1100Crafty Crawls: Sydney's Inner West Breweries Fresh is best! It’s a motto that every self respecting beer nerd has heard so often that the words start to lose all meaning. While this can be a good thing: familiarity masks how terrible a name The Beatles really is, for example, in the case of beer it’s a three word slogan with genuine heft as, in most cases, fresh really (should be) best. It’s somewhat ironic that three of ...Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:49:30 +1100Cabal Update – 21.10.16 sees Sydney Craft Beer Week open with its Gala Launch, which means the full range of festivities follows from tomorrow. Part of the week for the first time is Pint of Origin: Schooner Edition. If you're a Crafty Pint supporter, you'll find SCBW specials on at The Welcome Hotel and Empire Hotel, on top of the usual offers at venues and breweries around the city.Members of The Crafty...Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:53:08 +1100Who Brews Brewtal Beers? Who Brews is usually our home for new breweries and brewing companies. Yet this time we're making something of an exception. Somehow, despite the eye-catching nature of their beers, the fact they're always on tap at one of our favourite bars and that they've appeared in past Queensland Best Of lists on The Crafty Pint, we've never invited Brewtal Brewers to appear. But today we ...Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:50:43 +1100Aussie Exports: Tracy Gan Aussie Exports series has so far featured Australians who have moved overseas and are working in beer. This month, we change tack slightly to bring you insights from Tracy Gan, a Hong Kong native by way of Queensland who now spends her days importing Australian beers to her craft beer store. Literal Aussie Exports, if you will. How are you involved in beer in Hong Kong? How did t...Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:17:26 +1100Star Crossed Clubbers The phenomenal number of new breweries, brewpubs, gypsy operations and beer brands to launch in the past couple of years is making for a very crowded marketplace. Many brewers are starting to feel the squeeze as they wait, fingers crossed, for the number of venues and retail outlets – or those free from tap contracts, at least – to catch up with the volume of new beers appearing w...Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:34:13 +1100The Finer Things: Beer and Fine Dining While craft beer, in its varying forms, has snuck its way onto ever increasing numbers of beer lists in pubs and bars across the country, the realm of fine dining is still primarily dominated by grape rather than grain. But in certain pockets of Australia, beer is beginning to be treated with the same reverence on a menu as the finest wines.  Kerry McBride speaks to some of...Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:52:26 +1100Events Wrap 14.10.16 The heart and soul of the beer world is currently on display in Adelaide as the Australian National Homebrewing Conference is well underway, with its myriad of international guests having flown in to join local brewers and, most importantly, the next generation of dedicated homebrewers to revel in everything that's good about beer. Conferences are thirsty work of course, so i...Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:47:21 +1100Pint of Origin's Sydney Debut When we first came up with the concept that was to become Pint of Origin (christened by Jade of The Wheaty when she was putting together the first contingent from South Australia) it was inspired in part by grumbles of discontent we'd heard from interstate. Apparently, there was a feeling that, with Good Beer Week having launched surprisingly spectacularly that year (2011), Victoria wa...Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:51:54 +1100Brew & A: Morrison Brewery There's around 20 breweries and brewing companies that call Tasmania home today. Yet most of them have less than a year or two under their belts, making Launceston based Morrison Brewery something of an elder statesman on the scene. This week sees the family run business turn five, with celebrations taking place in the form of a tap takeover at Saint John Craft Beer this evening. ...Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:11:08 +1100