The Crafty Pint News Crafty Pint newsen-AUWho Brews Three Toe Ale? couple of weeks back, we posted a Who Brews…? feature on Ironbridge, a fledgling two-man brewing company from Sydney’s Inner West. In the preamble, it became clear (if it wasn’t already) that the Inner West is quite the hotbed for aspiring brewers, with new breweries and brewing companies seemingly springing up in every suburb. Indeed, there are so many now that a quick head count neglected t...Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:57:25 +1000The Tassie Beer Trail a while, the brewing landscape in Tasmania was fairly static. The state was home to its two big names – Boags in the north, Cascade in the south – plus a handful microbreweries: Two Metre Tall, Iron House, Seven Sheds, Van Dieman, Moo Brew and, in 2011, Morrison. In the past couple of years, however, the number has been rising fast, with the likes of Little River, KICK | SNARE, Devil's Brew...Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:09:26 +1000Brew & A: Hendo from BrewCult a new brewery coming, new branding launched this week and the GABS 2015 People's Choice award under his belt, it's been a great year for Steve "Hendo" Henderson of BrewCult.We had a chat to him about the wins of his recent past and his plans for the future, which you can read here. We'd also already sent him the questions for our Brew & A feature so, if you'd like to know a little more...Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:38:23 +1000A New Cult's been a big few months for one of the Australian beer world's most gregarious chaps. Already, 2015 has seen Steve "Hendo" Henderson, under his BrewCult moniker, debut a new look for his beers, rework his beer range, take the People's Choice title at GABS and take the first steps on the road towards having his own brewery.It seemed like as good a time as any to ask him to feature in our Brew...Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:41:13 +1000Write For Crafty a few weeks, The Crafty Pint will turn five. It’s been an amazing five years in which to be involved in the Australian beer world and we’ve got plenty planned for the coming weeks and the years to follow.To assist us in achieving everything we want to achieve – and to enable our coverage to keep pace with the rapidly growing and ever-changing local beer scene – we’ll be steadily expanding th...Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:30:43 +1000Aussie Beer Blogs: Brews & Bacon upon a time, we used to shine a spotlight on Aussie beer blogs pretty much monthly. The slot was called, rather innovatively, "Blog of the Month". Given it's almost two years since we last ran one, we feel the title has somewhat lost its relevance. But Aussie beer blogs continue to come and go so we're bringing the spotlight back but giving it the rather more open-ended title: "Aussie Beer...Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:04:54 +1000Who Brews Ironbridge Beers? recent times, the breweries of Sydney’s Inner West seem to have undergone some form of mitosis. The host brewers have been nurturing a legion of gypsy brewers but these are now growing up and spreading across nearby suburbs to open breweries of their own.The guys from Grifter used to brew at Young Henrys but now have a home in Marrickville. Wayward has brewed everywhere from Batch to Rocks a...Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:35:58 +1000Art Meets Science Meets Art's often said that brewing is where art meets science. So the latest venture from Cavalier must be where art meets science meets art. Inspired by the Hand Crafted events it has run at beer weeks across the country, the Melbourne brewery has launched the Art Series Beer Labels: packaging its blonde ale with labels featuring artwork from local Australian street artists.The first series is out n...Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:38:45 +1000Smiles All Round may have spent the weekend shivering their way through the first (and almost sold out) Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival. But for a number of small South Australian breweries, there was plenty of warming cheer to be had at this year's Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards.Myponga's Smiling Samoyed took out Most Outstanding Beer for its Dark Ale as well as Champion Australian Style Pale Ale...Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:31:05 +1000Fox On The Loose rebranded Vale Brewing (formerly McLaren Vale Beer Company) has let its head brewer Jeff Wright off the leash with the launch of a new brand Fox Hat Brewing [Get it? – Ed.]. It's the latest venture for the business established initially in 2008 as a brewing company based in South Australia but brewing under license interstate before building its own brewery in Wilunga, in the heart of McL...Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:19:51 +1000