The Crafty Pint News recent news.en-AUMO Brewing, No Problems it comes to announcing yourself to the beer world, there's little more you can do than win Champion Australian Craft Beer within months of pouring your first beer. Unless, it seems, you're Modus Operandi, a fledgling microbrewery from Mona Vale in northern Sydney. Having opened their doors in late July, last night they took out the Champion Australian Craft Beer title at the inaugural...Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:49:02 +1100Beer Awards: Perth Royal Beer Show 2014 Brewing continues to follow the golden path through 2014. The Swan Valley-based brewery last night collected the trophies for Best Commercial Brewery, Best West Australian Brewery and Best Ale Draught for its Copy Cat AIPA at the Perth Royal Beer Show. This follows taking out Champion Australian Beer of 2014 at May's Australian International Beer Awards, also for the Copy Cat.Last night's ...Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:21:45 +1100Handing Back The Baton's all change at Murray's, with the man who brewed the New South Wales brewery's very first beers when it first launched at the iconic Pub With No Beer returning to take up his old head brewer's role. Graeme Mahy returns from his native New Zealand, where he's been putting out beers under the 666 Brewing name and working as a brewing consultant in recent years, as the man who took over f...Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:27:11 +1100Willie vs The Daleks but surely, the dots on the map of Sydney’s Inner West are joining up. In the past couple of years Newtown, Marrickville and Alexandria have all fallen under the spell of the small brewery. Now it’s Tempe’s turn as, set inside a rustic industrial warehouse, Pat McInerney and Nick Newey have cobbled together a ramshackle melange of stainless steel and transformed it into the Willie The Bo...Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:52:22 +1100Crafty Pint II: The Sequel years on from its original launch, The Crafty Pint has a new look. It's more evolution than revolution, with Crafty Mk II designed to be more contemporary both in appearance and cross-platform functionality and to make better use of the huge amount of content we've generated since September 2010 – as well as the content we'll be creating for you in the future.In essence, lit...Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:56:00 +1100Holgate: A Love Story the opening moments of a video shot to mark the 15 year anniversary of Holgate Brewhouse, Paul Holgate points out that it’s 25 years since he and wife Natasha met."So ours is a love story really, I suppose," he says, with a grin.They're not the only couple in Australia to have gambled everything on a brewery. But, after spending time in their company in advance of this weekend's 15th birthda...Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:07:21 +1100World Beer Awards: More Redoak Success week, another set of awards for Sydney's Redoak. Since we last posted articles on their wins at the International Beer Challenge in London and at the Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show, their venue has picked up a best "Specialty Venue" title and now they're proud recipients of another swag of titles at the World Beer Awards.In 2013, they took out the title of World's Best Lam...Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:22:38 +1100WAy To Go you like tap takeovers, beer dinners and schmoozing with brewers then WA Beer Week is going to be a pretty busy week. perhaps it’s best you call in sick to work now just to save the hassle later on…There’s a record number of events this year – more than 60 – all taking place across the state from October 25 to November 2, which festival director Reece Wheadon believes is in part due t...Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:43:30 +1100Hold Tight Sydney! little more than a week, the fourth Sydney Craft Beer Week kicks off. It goes without saying that this will be the biggest yet as the festival has grown every year. But it's *really* the biggest yet, with the program bursting through the 100 events milestone, barely pausing for breath and cracking on to surpass 120. The official printed programs are now in all participating venues, th...Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:29:58 +1100The Great Keg Robbery it as a craft brewer isn't easy. There's huge investment involved (particularly if you decide to open your own brewery). You're going up against big business with greater economies of scale and vast reach, trying to get your product into venues that often don't understand it and face a less than friendly tax system. And, while the battle is slowly being won, you're making beers that nobo...Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:17:03 +1100