The Crafty Pint News recent news.en-AULocal Beer For Local People last year, when compiling the list that would become 150 Great Australian Beers, we put a shout out to any Australian breweries who had packaged product we may never have come across before. One of those to respond was Rehn Bier, a tiny operation in South Australia. They sent in three beers with their rich, voluminous Extra Stout making the pages of the book. A year on, Matt Carty tells us...Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:42:21 +1100Colonial Can Do It you like cheesy word play and canned local beer then you're going to like this article because it's got both in spades.Recently Margaret River's Colonial Brewing welcomed a new member to their brewhouse family, a shiny new canning line."It's kinda like a first date: you don't know which way it's going to go and there's lots of nervous energy," brewery manager Richard Moroney said on the day ...Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:37:08 +1100The Pondering Pint: Beer in the Media this year, we embarked on a spot of chin-stroking in consideration of the validity of rating beers. Today, we bring The Pondering Pint back and look at the state of craft beer in the Australian media.In February last year, Fairfax's Good Food section ran an article entitled 'The Rise of Boutique Brews' by Mark Chipperfield, a "journalist, travel writer and beer sleuth" according to his ...Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:47:53 +1100Who Brews: Black Hops Eggnog Stout? the second of our Who Brews...? features offering a quick snapshot of some of the newest brewing companies around the country, we turn our attention to the Gold Coast and a trio of mates who, faced with an array of trial batches from which to choose, opted for an Eggnog Stout with which to announce themselves to the world.Meet Black Hops Brewing...Who are you?We're a trio consisting of Micha...Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:23:29 +1100More Aussie Craft Beer Goodness usually do one of these roundup articles once we've added another nine breweries and venues to our craft beer directories as nine makes for a nice beery montage image. This time around, however, it seems we've been more efficient than we realised and have already added another dozen since the last one.The dozen is made up of breweries and craft beer bars from Western Australia, Queensland, S...Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:41:54 +1100Two Decades of Bootlegging other day, a young dad was drinking beer at Bootleg Brewery while his child made full use of the playground. Almost two decades earlier, as a 10-year-old, he had been the kid in the playground while his dad enjoyed a brew or two.As Margaret River's original microbrewery celebrates its 20th birthday today (November 22), it's moments like this that highlight Bootleg's enduring appeal for Mich...Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:23:09 +1100Craft Beer Heroes: Miro make beer. Without them there would be no beer. Thus it's easy to fall into the trap of focusing on them and them only as the stars of the beer world, especially in the craft beer industry where doors are almost always open and access to brewers – often with a beer in their hand and a smile on their face – is easy.But the people that make the beers we love are only one part of the broad...Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:18:31 +1100Gourmet Brew While most of the promotional focus surrounding the Margaret River Gourmet Escape has been on the stellar names they've attracted to WA for this weekend's event, there's a solid showing for the region's brewers too, not least in the form of a brewer-chef hook up, for which Max Brearley was in attendance. Margaret River Gourmet Escape sees the world's culinary elite jet into WA for a we...Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:30:34 +1100Who Brews: Wolf of the Willows XPA? on the heels of the relaunch of our once-regular Brew & A feature with Doug from Brookes Beer (who has set the bar pretty damn high for future respondents), it's time to kickstart another regular spot. The beer world is expanding at such a rate that there seem to be new breweries and brewing companies opening every couple of days. And, while we'd love to have time to visit or call them ...Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:35:22 +1100Brew & A: Brookes Beer the new Crafty Pint up and running, we're bringing back some of the regular features that may have been a little neglected while the tradies were doing their refurbs at Crafty Towers. We've also got plenty of new feature series coming too – look out for Craft Beer Heroes, Beer Nuts, a new in-house beer & food guru and much more besides.Among the regular features that has gathered a lit...Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:03:36 +1100