The Crafty Pint News Crafty Pint newsen-AUThe Crafty Dozen: February 2018's been a busy start to 2018, with a dozen more breweries, venues and bottleshops added to The Crafty Pint directory since the turn of the year and the next dozen likely to be racked up in the next few weeks. So, as is our custom these days, we're rounding up the latest 12 additions – this time featuring at least one new addition from each state – in one place in case you missed them when we ...Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:02:36 +1100Beer Food: Baby Mammoth are few places in Australia that put as much emphasis on the marriage of beer and food as Baby Mammoth in Perth. The restaurant was opened by Ryan and Tania Lambson in the city's revitalised Northbridge area and serves up a rotating menu of delights from both kitchen and its beer taps and fridges (not to mention its own in-house created beer vermouths). You can drop in any time to experi...Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:53:05 +1100Brewed With The Screams Of A Thousand Souls Collaborations in the beer industry bring people together and frequently breed innovation. Putting more than one brewer together on a brew deck – or inviting collaborators from outside the beer industry to join in – tends to see belts loosened and caution thrown to the wind.  "Shall we add this? And this? And pop it inside this? Then see what happens if we do this?" &quo...Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:19:48 +1100Newstead Kicks Off With Queensland Rugby Union Brisbane's Newstead Brewing will be hoping to convert more sports fans after signing a deal with Queensland Rugby Union ahead of the 2018 season. The brewery has been named the Official Craft Beer Partner of the QRU, with pouring rights for the home of Queensland rugby, Ballymore, and beyond. It's the latest success for independent Australian breweries in the field of sport, following the li...Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:59:53 +1100Who Brews In The Huon Valley? In the past couple of years, the Tasmanian brewing industry has more than doubled in size – at least in terms of brewing companies operating within the state. Today, with more than 20 of all shapes and sizes to be found dotted around the isle, it means Tasmania can claim more breweries per capita than any other Australian state or territory.  Church Hill Brewery, in the Huon V...Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:27:47 +1100Pirate Life Lands A $2 Million Bounty South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill today announced that the state government will contribute $2 million towards the development of Pirate Life's Port Adelaide operation. The new 50 hectolitre brewery and venue, which is expected to be ready towards the end of the year, will eventually increase Pirate Life's output to more than 11 million litres annually.  The funding come...Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:16:46 +1100Getting Blind With Crafty: Session Sours Let's be honest. Even at a time when the very concept of beer styles is being challenged more than ever before – when battles can be fought around the parameters of session IPA or XPA, for example – you'd have one heck of a fight on your hands convincing someone "session sours" was a valid category. Yet, with every man, woman, their dogs and, in some cases, cats and praying mantise...Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:58:22 +1100Crafty Cabal Update – February 2018 With a few offer and event registration deadlines imminent, it's time for our monthly update from The Crafty Cabal, our beer lovers bonus scheme for readers who want to support what we do and get heaps of good stuff in return. Before we get to those, however, thanks to all who came along to our bottle share at Bucket Boys and thanks to our host Johnathan for cracking some weird, wo...Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:39:59 +1100The 2018 Brewsvegas Program Is Live Brisbane is home to one of the most vibrant, colourful and fun beer communities you'll come across. There's a growing number of great bars in all parts of the city, a brewing scene that's growing at a phenomenal rate and producing ever better beers and, in Brewsvegas, a beer week that brings the bars, the breweries, the beers and the characters that make the community what it is together for ...Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:29:58 +1100Aussie Exports: Trystam Hayden you grow up in the belly of a brewery – a legendary brewery, no less – what are the chances you’ll become a brewery owner yourself? For Trystam Hayden, the odds of forging a different path certainly seem to have been stacked against him from early on. As the son of Blair Hayden – who took over The Lord Nelson in Sydney in the mid-80s and launched one of Australia's first contemp...Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:14:46 +1100