The Crafty Pint News Crafty Pint newsen-AUArcher Takes Off It’s a brewery! It’s a plane! It’s... Well, it’s a brewery with a plane in the logo. After receiving a very warm welcome at their debut appearance at Beer InCider, the aviation-themed Archer Brewing is now officially up and running, with a trickle of venues snapping up the first available kegs immediately – partly because the beers hit the mark from day one, and partly because the reputa...Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:54:53 +1100Getting Blind With Crafty: American Pale Ales The rapid expansion of the craft beer industry has been a wonderful thing in oh so many ways. But it doesn't half make running our blind tastings something of a mission – especially when looking at pale ales. As outlined when we opened the voting round for the latest Getting Blind With Crafty sessions, we decided the best option was to do it in two stages: American style pale ales and New Wo...Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:06:48 +1100The Story Of: Little Creatures Rogers' This week saw Little Creatures release a new Single Batch beer. Reinhold is a Sticke Altbier head brewer Russ Gosling describes as a German cousin to the brewery's mid-strength staple Rogers'. Here, Ross Lewis from The Sip, travels back in time with one of the Rogers in whose honour the beer was named. It was a 12 week stay that left a 15 year beer legacy... When Roger Bussell (pict...Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:50:47 +1100Coca-Cola Amatil Buys Feral Brewing Trailblazing WA brewery Feral Brewing today became the latest Australian craft brewer to be sold to a major multinational. It has been bought by Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA), the manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of soft drinks, alcoholic beverages including Jim Beam, Rekorderlig and Samuel Adams, as well as a number of food brands. The announcement of the 100 percent acquisition ...Thu, 12 Oct 2017 07:23:34 +1100Bickford's Buys Vale Brewing Two of the country's largest craft brewers have been sold on the same day, with news that The Bickford's Group has bought Vale Brewing following Coca-Cola Amatil's purchase of Feral Brewing Co. Vale Brewing was put on the market by its owners, the Collin brothers, earlier in the year. Now the SA operation, which also produces the Fox Hat range of typically bolder and more experimental beers ...Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:27:38 +1100Who Brews On The Western Ridge? The Western Ridge of the Barossa Valley is a wondrous place: fertile soil, a friendly community and an assortment of artisan producers. These craftspeople include vintage winemakers, coffee bean roasters, barley maltsters, honey producers and makers. And the Western Ridge Brewing Collective utilises most of these services in the creation of its beers – and, maybe one day, in the distillation ...Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:44:21 +1100Strait Forward Bass Strait has long been the enemy of anyone trying make their way between Tasmania and the rest of Australia. Since the colonisation of Australia began, the treacherous (though narrow) stretch of water has taken out hundreds of ships, many of which have disappeared without a trace. Today, the Strait isn’t such a concern for seafarers and even the roughest nights traversing it can typic...Mon, 09 Oct 2017 20:49:36 +1100The Story Of: La Sirène Saison Traditionally, saisons were brewed by the farmers of the Wallonia region to be consumed in the warmer months. So, as the mercury starts to rise across Australia, we decided to feature a brewery that has put French and Belgian inspired farmhouse ales at the heart of everything it does as part of our ongoing The Story Of... series. Saisons are beers that many brewers and chefs favour for their...Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:14:41 +1100Garage Project On Top At NZ Beer Awards Anyone still under the impression Garage Project was all about pretty branding and savvy marketing should have those doubts dispelled after the Wellington company was judged to be the best brewery in New Zealand at the country’s Brewers Guild awards on Saturday night.  The brewery claimed four gold medals and the Best Flavoured Beer trophy for its Cabbage and Kings imperial stout with o...Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:18:40 +1100Rocks Taken Off The Market owners of Rocks Brewing have taken their brewery off the market. Earlier this year, they announced the brewery and venue in Alexandria were for sale, although planned to continue making beers under the Rocks banner.Since then, the brewery has picked up a trophy for Champion Specialty Beer at the Craft Beer Awards, as well as a gold medal for its flagship Hangman Pale Ale.In a statement rele...Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:58:52 +1100