The Crafty Pint News recent news.en-AUYeastie Boys Go Intergalactic Crafty Pint is almost entirely focused on Australian craft beer. But if one were to select an international brewery that could claim to be honorary Aussie it would be hard to look past New Zealand's Yeastie Boys. One or both of Sam Possenniskie (above front, second from left) and Stu McKinlay (above in Yeastie Boys t-shirt) seem to spend vast swathes of each year here, they've completed mul...Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:27:20 +1100Hottest 100 of 2014: Reaction were plenty of brewers with reason to be happy with the results of the 2014 Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beers. Among those celebrating were three brewers who achieved multiple placements in the list despite their relatively recent arrival on the Aussie beer scene and relatively small size.La Sirene, who only really stepped up production in the past 12 months or so, went from zero beers i...Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:24:56 +1100Hottest 100 Aussie Beers of 2014 Results The countdown is complete! Congratulations to Feral Brewing for yet another top spot with its awesome Hop Hog India (or not India) Pale Ale and to 4 Pines for sneaking ahead of Little Creatures to break up the top three. We've got a detailed breakdown of the results in words and digits here and have also created an infographic highlighting some of the stats and trends here (thanks, Mrs...Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:46:11 +1100Hottest 100 of 2014: The Breakdown results are in. Feral's invincible Hop Hog continues its march at the top, while Little Creatures is nudged out of the top three for the first time to be usurped by another US-inspired pale ale from 4 Pines. La Sirene comes from nowhere to claim four spots, including a top five for its GABS beer Praline, while KAIJU! also score four top 100 finishes in their first full year of operations. A...Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:56:32 +1100Hottest 100 of 2014 Infographic your Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beers of 2014 results broken down in picture form? Then you can!Thanks to Mrs Crafty Pint NSW for the first time we've produced a handy little infographic showing some of the outcomes, trends and fun facts from the seventh poll.You can view more analysis here too.Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:48:48 +1100Love Handles the planets just align. Having created a number of custom group handles for specialist coffee roasters, sculptor Rain Gidley fancied turning his talents to the beer world. He figured that tap handles could offer greater visibility atop bars than group handles do behind espresso machines and, perhaps, that there was more fun to be had in the craft beer world.His wife, Ajda, works at Co...Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:35:00 +1100Podcast People: Radio Brews News Brews News is the longest running news and opinion site in the Australian beer world. Its podcast, Radio Brews News, was the first serious podcast to tackle issues in and around the local beer world. Set up and hosted by Brews News founder Matt Kirkegaard and his sidekick Pete Mitcham, it has featured an impressive array of guests from all over the world and never shies away from tac...Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:21:23 +1100Craft Beer Rising Returns Beer Rising is back. The national day in celebration of Australian craft beer that we kickstarted in February 2014 returns on February 28. Last year, we ended up with 100 Risings (or events if you're a more prosaic sort) in six states so let's see if we can go bigger this time around.Once again, the aim is purely to celebrate the wonderful change that has swept the Australian beer scene i...Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:19:58 +1100The Year Of The Pirate the year of the dragon. Forget the year of the sheep. Because 2015 might just be the year of the pirate. Arrr, why not? After all, the life of a pirate is pretty relaxed: they do whatever they want, with no boundaries holding them back. "We believe we live our life just like a pirate would," says Jack Cameron (above right), one of the head brewers at Pirate Life, a new brewery in Adelaid...Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:20:21 +1100Handcrafted For You breweries have launched a "Stamp of Authenticity" they hope will give beer lovers a clearer idea of where their beer comes from. Bearing the message "Genuine Handcrafted Beer By Your Local & Independent Brewery", the new stamp from the Victorian Association of Microbreweries (VAMI) can be used by local, independent Victorian breweries that are members of the association on marketi...Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:27:32 +1100