The Crafty Pint News recent news.en-AUJames Halliday Feature: Community Service day now, the latest edition of James Halliday's Wine Companion Magazine will hit shelves across the country. Inside will be a feature article penned by The Crafty Pint's founder looking at the renaissance of lager in the craft beer world.So, as is customary when a new feature is on its way, we've taken a peek inside the vault containing past features and brought one back to life for your on...Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:55:08 +1100Give Them A Big Hand they were formulating the idea that was to become Big Shed Brewing Concern, home brewing mates Craig Basford and Jason Harris always hoped to be able to give fellow home brewers a leg up. Ten months after getting a communal brewery in their hometown of Adelaide up and running, they've done such a good job they are in danger of putting themselves out of business.The first "house g...Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:59:45 +1100Beer From The Far Side recent years, we've had craft beer arrive in Australia from the usual suspects, such as North America and New Zealand, as well as some less expected places, including all parts of Europe, the Middle East and Japan. Heck, at Good Beer Week 2013, Melbourne even welcomed a joyous band of Brazilian brewers to town, bringing with them crazy tales, fun beers and leaving behind the odd co...Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:38:51 +1100MO 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 +1100