The Crafty Pint News Crafty Pint newsen-AULady Burra: Lady of Mystery is Lady Burra? Is she a woman of mystery, intrigue and deception or is she a majestic lady of leisure, remembered for her generosity, wealth and friendly nature? Lady Burra can be many things according to Nick Murphy, co-owner of the new Adelaide brewpub bearing the name.“Lady Burra is different for everyone, it is who you believe she is,” he says.The character was named after the historica...Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:36:42 +1000Grifting Into The Unknown“As soon as we saw it, we thought, ‘We have to have it!’,” says Matt King of the building that will be the new home of the Grifter Brewing Company, the gypsy brewing business he started with friends Glenn Wignall and Trent Evans.In the three years since they've been brewing, the Grifters have gained a fine reputation in the Sydney brewing scene. Theirs is one that has been forged quietly; they ...Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:10:50 +1000Crafty Six: Winter Warmers better way to stave off the worst of the winter chills than a warming ale? OK, so maybe a thick doona, a roaring fire or a holiday in the Tropics would work just as well, if not better, but who doesn't love a warming ale (or Baltic porter) at this time of year?Certainly, Crafty Pint contributor Graham Frizzell does. So, following our feature on Big Beers from earlier in the week, he's sent...Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:15:07 +1000Who Brews Hemp Ale? a means of announcing oneself to the beer world, releasing a hemp ale as your first offering is pretty out there. Despite the fact hemp is related to Cannabis sativa, won't get you stoned and is legal for consumption in pretty much every part of the world, it remains banned for consumption in Australia (and New Zealand). Sure, can you go into a health food shop and pick up packets of hemp se...Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:43:41 +1000Big Beers Winter Solstice delivered a suitably cold day, at least around Crafty Towers as frost turned Melbourne's parklands a crispy white. So, to mark the passing of the shortest day of the year, we thought we'd cast our eyes in the direction of the bigger, darker beers that tend to make an appearance at this time of year.Later in the week, we'll be running a guest Crafty Six in which contributor G...Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:03:11 +1000Brew & A: Black Dog Brewery there a contest for hardest working man or women in beer, there would be a host of candidates. An industry based around mostly small, independent businesses playing in a market that's only just starting to get it, and faced with plenty of impediments to success, is only going to grow as fast as it is if people are willing to slog their guts out.Even so, we reckon James Booth at Black Dog i...Fri, 19 Jun 2015 07:42:13 +1000Podcast People: Inebriation Nation the evolution of the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll is one way of monitoring just how fast the local beer world – and interest in it – is growing. This year, evidence was there not just in the number of votes more than doubling but in the interest there was in covering it; on top of the usual buzz around the beer blogger world, not one but two podcasts broadcast live on the day.We...Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:28:42 +1000Crafty Pubs Dominate Sydney Pub Awards"It's everywhere. You don't arrive if you're not into it."So says Dan Ryan, newly crowned Publican of the Year at the second Time Out Sydney Pub Awards, of craft beer."It's good for us as there's so many venues you can go to and hang out."A scan of the winners announced at Monday night's awards evening backs up his claim. Dan's pub, the Dove & Olive in Surry Hills, took out the Best Pub tit...Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:40:23 +1000Wayward Brewer Puts Down Roots the past few years, Peter Philip has been living up to the wayward name of his brewing company. Since entering his first beer into the market at the end of 2012, he’s become a stalwart of Sydney’s gypsy brewing scene and has, by his count, produced his beers in seven different breweries. But that’s effectively all in the past now as Wayward gets ready to roll up the doors of a home to call ...Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:42:14 +1000Beer Nuts: Crafty Kev introductions go, it was a pretty good one...Hi Guys,I hope you are well.A couple of months ago I decided to embark on a beer drinking adventure. For the past few months I have been documenting my attempts to drink every beer on your Hottest 100 list and I must say I'm having a cracking time.It goes without saying that the results of each year's Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll run by The...Fri, 12 Jun 2015 08:03:45 +1000