The Crafty Pint News Crafty Pint newsen-AUBehind Bars: Josh Edmeades at The Crafty Pint we've got a growing band of writers and contributors across Australia helping us provide coverage of the local craft beer scene that's made the site comfortably the most read beer news source in the country. Yet sometimes it's nice to hear from voices other than our own. Sure, we offer a platform to brewers, bar owners, punters and others through the articles w...Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:00:26 +1000Gage Roads' Return To Independence brewery Gage Roads today announced that it intends to buy back all shares owned by major shareholder Woolworths to "return to its founding ethos and heritage of being an independent brewer of high quality craft beer."The news came in an ASX announcement released earlier today, accompanied by details of a five year "Returning to Craft" operational strategy. The retail giant had...Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:55:50 +1000Cabal Update – 26.08.16've got plenty to get through in the latest fortnightly update on all the goodies we've lined up for those lovely people among you who choose to support The Crafty Pint by joining The Crafty Cabal. So let's get straight into it. First up, a massive thanks to the crew at The Wheaty for hosting the launch of the first Crafty Cabale collab beer. The Landlady was our r...Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:26:24 +1000Beer Travel: Malaysia wandering down a hot, dusty street in Penang, it's a fair assumption that the best beer to drink would be the one placed in your hand. But, as Kerry McBride found during her time in Malaysia, once you scratch the surface, there is plenty of treasure to be found beyond the realms of Heineken and Tiger. It’s easy to get lost in Penang’s heritage area of Georgetown as you wand...Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:12:57 +1000Pairings From Portland In the past few years, beer and food matching events have played a small yet significant role as the local craft beer scene has matured. Particularly during beer weeks, but on other special occasions too, we've seen the concept explored in places as diverse as brewery floors and the 55th floor of the Rialto Tower. Yet it's a concept that, like the craft beer scene genera...Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:30:54 +1000Beer Travel: Gold Coast Part I beer scene in South Eastern Queensland has been changing dramatically in recent years. And what started in Brisbane is rippling outwards, with specialist venues and new breweries opening throughout the wider region.  This change is particularly evident on the Gold Coast where Burleigh Brewing, until recently the only craft brewery to call this part of Australia home, has been joined...Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:57:20 +1000Now Is The Sour some might have forecast the renaissance that beer has been enjoying globally, would many have predicted the rise of sours?  As part of a quid pro quo for Kerry McBride's recent Garage Project article, award-winning beer writer Michael Donaldson laps up the tsunami of sours breaking on New Zealand's shores in an article originally published in SOBA's magazine. ...Sat, 20 Aug 2016 07:42:04 +1000Aussie Exports: Jimmy Krekelberg are few shipments from overseas that excite local beer aficionados as much as those from De Molen, the Dutch brewery that's one of the highest rated in the world. For one Aussie beer lover, however, things have moved well beyond waiting for their beers to arrive – he's ended up working there. Indeed, from homebrewing in Victoria to working at De Molen, James "Jimmy" Krekelber...Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:47:00 +1000Events Wrap 19.08.16’s all eyes on Bendigo as the hop-loving hoards put on their travelling shoes for Bendigo On The Hop. Tickets have sold out at most of the venues but if you’ve missed out, just head along to tonight’s launch party at The Cambrian (which is open to all) and make a promise to yourself to be more organised next year. Also launching today in a big way is the latest extrav...Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:50:09 +1000Crafty Crawls: Melbourne CBD If you’re from regional Victoria or visiting from interstate – or, indeed, if you’re a Melbourne local who usually avoids the CBD like the plague (a completely valid life choice in many situations) – then you may not know that the pipes in Melbourne CBD are slowly but surely filling with craft beer. Wherever you might find yourself in the city, a quality beer selection...Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:01:42 +1000