The Crafty Pint News Crafty Pint newsen-AUWho Brews Whalebone Beers? Located well over a thousand kilometres north of Perth, there’s clearly something special about Exmouth that attracts so many tourists each year. Perhaps it’s the town's location next to the heritage listed Ningaloo coast, with its crystal clear waters and white, sandy beaches. It could equally be the sheer number of whales that call the waters off the North West Cape home. Historically...Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:26:12 +1100Kicking Goals The Australian cricket team might still take to the field in The Ashes with XXXX Gold as a major sponsor and many years remain on CUB's contract at the MCG, but bridges continue to be built between the craft beer world and the country's sports clubs. Following the release of a beer for Melbourne City FC earlier in the year, Collingwood based Stomping Ground runs a pop-up bar for fans ou...Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:30:33 +1100Music To Our Ears For all that music and beer go together hand in hand, the beer on offer at gigs – certainly at the country's larger venues – has tended to leave a lot to desire. Sure, you might come across the odd tap or can of Mountain Goat, Brooklyn, Coopers or Young Henrys, but, for the most part, once you step outside band rooms attached to pubs or hotels you can be pretty certain the choice of beer isn&...Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:34:54 +1100Beer Power Earlier this year, the process began to turn off Hazelwood Power Station – often referred to Australia’s dirtiest coal-fired power plant. The move away from non-renewable energy may bring myriad environmental benefits, but the transition isn’t without its costs, including those with a human impact. Hazelwood has been a major employer in the Latrobe Valley region of Gippsland for close to hal...Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:15:58 +1100Getting Blind With Crafty: Pale Ales Pt II It's time for the results of the second leg of our pale ale blind tasting. Two months ago, we looked at Aussie brewed American pale ales; this time around, it was those going under the banner of New World pales – or, in some cases, what some might term contemporary Australian pales. The New World category was introduced at the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) for the fir...Mon, 04 Dec 2017 10:17:55 +1100Crafty Cabal Update – 01.12.17 Given we've been relying on socials and our newsletters to get the word out about all the latest happenings for members of The Crafty Cabal, we've got plenty to get through in our first update on Crafty Pint for a while. There's free beers, Christmas drinks, a new competition and a few recently added offers too. First up, something tomorrow... Brewers Feast Festival Beer Showcase The se...Fri, 01 Dec 2017 17:04:21 +1100Pirate Life Sold To CUB Adelaide-based brewing company Pirate Life has been sold to CUB/AB InBev. The announcement was made by CUB this morning, with a spokesperson telling The Crafty Pint everyone at the company is "pumped" and that it will mean the business can progress more quickly with plans for a second brewery in Port Adelaide. It comes hot on the heels of CUB/AB InBev's purchase of 4 Pines and the earlier in...Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:47:18 +1100More On The Pirate Life Sale to AB InBev While the reaction to today's announcement that Pirate Life Brewing has been bought by AB InBev may have been tempered somewhat by previous brewery sales and discussion within the industry that the Adelaide-based operation was a likely target for acquisition, it has still sent fresh shockwaves through the beer world. The news comes just 69 days after AB InBev acquired 4 Pines a...Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:40:44 +1100Igniting A Sparkke We've seen protest take many forms in recent times, be it Colin Kaepernick seemingly ending his career (and enraging The Donald) by taking a knee before NFL games in the states or the Aria-winning AB Original providing a focal point for the ongoing debate around Australia/Invasion Day with January 26. And, for the past few months, a group of women have been using their beer (an...Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:35:49 +1100Changing The Date Following the ABC's announcement this week that it was moving the date of the annual triple j Hottest 100 from Australia Day, the team behind the GABS Hottest 100 Beers poll has confirmed today it is doing the same. The countdown for the best beers of 2017 will take place on the fourth Saturday of January, with voting opening mid-December. In a statement, the people who first ...Tue, 28 Nov 2017 12:44:50 +1100