The Crafty Pint News Crafty Pint newsen-AUCabal Update - 17.2.17 festival season is not over yet, and the Crafty Cabal has got you well and truly covered. Throw in some tasty CANimals and a chance to meet a whole load of brewers, and February is proving itself to be one hell of a month for Cabalistas. Melbourne BeerFest 2017 The Melbourne BeerFest returns to Catani Gardens in St Kilda next month, featuring 65 stalls from beer and cider producers, ma...Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:19:05 +1100Stepping Up Newstead Brewing is deep into stage two of its development, building a large production brewery close to XXXX and launching a PhD project to study Brisbane's indigenous yeasts. Their story since opening a brewpub in Doggett Street in 2013 is one that involves many elements of contemporary craft brewing: rapid growth; experimentation; collaboration; gypsy brewing; contract brewing. ...Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:58:11 +1100Two Birds II the dismay of millions around the globe, British stuffiness meant that one of the unlikely heroes of 2016 – Boaty McBoatface – never came to life; the organisation that had opened the naming of a new research vessel to the public opted for the hideously sensible David Attenborough instead*. But, thanks to a pair of pioneering women, the boat that never was will live on in the hands and ...Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:08:49 +1100Crafty Crawls: Adelaide's Small Bars Over the past few years, the rise of craft beer in South Australia’s pubs and hotels has been steady, teetering on the edge of an explosion without quite going bang. Many larger venues have dipped their toes into crafty waters, dedicating one or two rotating taps to independent breweries. For the majority, however, craft beer has yet to really take off.  Th...Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:53:03 +1100Beer Travel: 12 Hours In San Diego Usually, when Aussie beer lovers embark on a beer pilgrimage of the States, they give themselves several weeks in which to become totally immersed. But what if you've only a fraction of that time? Award-winning blogger Marie Claire Jarratt of New South Ales found herself with 12 hours to spare after a conference in San Diego. Just how much of the city's incredible beer scene could she c...Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:37:17 +1100The Crafty Dozen – February 2017've got the next handful of brewery, bar and bottleshop listings waiting in the wings but, before then, it turns out we've embellished our directory by another dozen since the last roundup. So, as is customary, we get to create another beer-flecked postcard and bring together those 12 in one place in case you missed them when we first added them.Beermash (VIC) – Beermash started out as, ...Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:56:27 +1100Betting On The Farm outside the seaside tourist gateway town of Busselton, less than three hours south of Perth, Hamish Coates is creating a unique Australian brewery. Rocky Ridge Brewing Co will be self sufficient, sustainable and off grid brewery.  The brewery’s slogan: “Everything we brew, we grow” places its intention – to create a sustainable future for craft beer – front and ce...Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:06:03 +1100Events Wrap – 10.02.17's start at the beginning which, in most cases, tends to be a very good place to start. And, in the context of beer events that means things you can – assuming you’re reading these words shortly after they were posted – get involved in right now.  You could, for example, head straight to The Noble Hops which is currently pouring beer from some of the best and brightest of the Brit...Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:37:05 +1100Sailing On White Lakes about White Lakes Brewing is big. Except where the beer is made. No, that’s huge. As visitors step into this new facility in Perth’s deep south, they’re confronted by a mesh of stainless steel seemingly laid out to resemble an outstretched Transformer. It's a beast that's built for brewer Sean Symons. And, thankfully, he has plenty of experience keeping these bru...Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:21:26 +1100Beer Travel: High Country Part II this week, we ran the first part of Kerry McBride's jaunt through the Victorian High Country, calling in on the members of the region's Brewery Trail. Today, she completes the trip at the three remaining breweries. You can catch up on Part I here. The team at Bridge Road Brewers doesn't mess around when it comes to promoting the local area. Hanging up on the wall between b...Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:13:52 +1100