The Crafty Pint News Crafty Pint newsen-AUCabal Update - 20.01.17's looking like 2017 is going to be a big one in the world of Australian beer, and The Crafty Cabal is here to help you make even more of it. Much like the first year of the service, in 2017 we'll be focusing on bringing you exclusive events, tastings, freebies and deals from some of the country's most exciting breweries and beer venues. Here's a selection of what's been ...Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:04:29 +1100Mall Brewing a prototype in Perth’s northern suburbs succeeds later this year, a family's shopping list in the very near future could feature a litre of milk, some dress shoes, a doctor’s prescription, an apartment, three games of bowling and two pints of India Pale Ale. The suburban shopping centre is undergoing a transformation and the model favoured by many commercial developers could convenient...Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:58:31 +1100Too Big For The Big Shed It's not often that a brewery outgrows its name, but that’s the case with Big Shed Brewing Concern – it turns out their big shed just isn’t big enough. After a successful 2016, founders Jason Harris and Craig Basford realised they needed more space in which to showcase their wares and look after their fans so launched a new venue.  At pretty much the same time, the first brewing gu...Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:13:23 +1100Who Brews as Little Alchemist? In an somewhat portentous article to kick off 2017, The Crafty Pint published a piece in which, among other things, we suggested there are too many brewing companies in Australia. The reasons are many and related, including a rapid proliferation over recent years, increased competition for tap points and shelf space, not enough new venues to help spread the load and the ensuing...Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:30:28 +1100Deadline Looming For Hottest 100 Voting is running out to vote for your favourite Australian craft beers of 2016 in the GABS Hottest 100 poll. Already, more votes have been cast than ever before. If you've yet to pick your top five, you've got until midnight on January 20, 2017, to get involved. You can enter your votes in the form below. As well as contributing to the biggest ever public vote on Australia's favourite craf...Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:57:22 +1100Our Man In NZ: Introducing Jono Galuszka many Kiwis, Jono Galuszka’s first forays into beer were of the cheap, cold and tasteless kind during his university days. Things have changed significantly since, with Jono named New Zealand Beer Writer of the Year in 2015, and now joining the Crafty Pint team as our New Zealand writer.  Before his first Crafty piece is published, Kerry McBride has a chat with her old journalism...Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:06:47 +1100Drink Smart and university life have always been kindred spirits in Australia. Across the country, beer is as essential to student life as assignments, ASOS clothing and memes.  Daily, students flock to campus barbecues where home brand sausages, burnt onions and tinnies of VB are the order of the day. Yet the link between beer and university typically pertains to the social side of ca...Wed, 11 Jan 2017 04:56:53 +1100Behind Bars: Joel Beresford no time at all – just 18 months at the time of writing – The Dutch Trading Co has become a major port of call for Perth’s craft beer explorers. The venue has managed to strike the perfect balance between craft beer hub and relaxed, convivial environment. And at the helm of this beery ship (pun very much intended) is Joel Beresford: AKA Perth’s “Mr Beer”. Prior to op...Sun, 08 Jan 2017 21:15:49 +1100The Crafty Pint’s Top Stories of 2016 We've completed our look back at the year just gone via 2016's Best New Beers (according to our panels, at least) and had a look at what the year ahead may hold. But, as the craft beer world prepares to launch into another big year, we've got one more reflective post for you. This time, we take a look beyond the new beers released in 2016 to pull together a selection of the mo...Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:31:30 +1100Best New ACT Beers of 2016 was another year of brewing creativity and expansion in the national capital in 2016. BentSpoke Brewing Co marked its second anniversary and head brewer Richard Watkins christened the brewery's new canning facility. Pact celebrated its first anniversary and added to its range of packaged beers, while Capital Brewing arrived on the scene and quickly established itself as a new player o...Mon, 02 Jan 2017 21:02:20 +1100