New Beers

Barely a day goes by without another seasonal or one-off special flying out of an Australian brewery. We'll do our best to tell you what’s coming when, where it’s going and – where possible – what it tastes like before it goes on sale. Be aware, however, that just because a venue’s getting a beer doesn’t mean they’ve tapped it straight away so maybe check it's pouring first.

Rocky Ridge & Dainton Peach Invasion

Tapped Today
Serendipity seems to surround Rocky Ridge Brewing Co’s Hamish "Hammer" Coates. Sure, there’s a lot of hard work involved too but the last four specialty releases - some of the most sought after beers in WA – have been kindly kissed by Lady Luck at one point or another. Most famously, the potential drain pour of Sour Buffalo – which made it to the Crafty Pints Best WA Beers 2017 – became a Coffee Infused Sour Golden Stout that’s spent the last few months bending minds and palates. The… Read more
Style
Peach NEIPA
Strength
6.3%
Stockists

There are 350 cases and a few kegs sent out to WA venues

Boatrocker Sunshine & Rainbows

Tapped January 19th, 2018
Any beer that conjures memories of the time it took less than two-and-a-half minutes of Fight Test for The Flaming Lips to become my new favourite band back in 2002 (and, with hindsight, change everything) is off to a good start. OK, so the lyrics there namecheck “sunbeams” and “starlight” but, in combination with a label that would make a fitting backdrop for one of the Oklahomans’ live shows, that’s where this beer started before it even landed in a glass. The beer itself is a table… Read more
Style
Table Beer
Strength
3.4%
Stockists

Beermash

Blackhearts & Sparrows

Carwyn Cellars

Grape and Grain Liquor Cellars

Otter's Promise

Boatrocker Barrel Room and Online

The Public Brewery

And more to come...

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Stockade Brew Co Old Money 2017

Tapped January 19th, 2018
Sometime around Christmas 2016, Stockade released what was quite possibly the most special beer to have come from their MacArthur Grange brewery, whether under their own name or the many brands for whom they’ve brewed beers over the years. It was called Old Money and it was a small portion of their World Beer Cup trophy winning Russian Imperial Stout that had been kept aside in whisky barrels for two years to become a 15 percent ABV monster and a magnet for those chasing rare beers. Around a year… Read more
Style
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Strength
12.5%

Stone & Wood The Gatherer 2018

Tapped January 19th, 2018
The latest in this series showcasing the native produce of Stone & Wood’s home region of Northern New South Wales is the most colourful to date – in every sense. To an American wheat beer base, the brewers this year added Northern Rivers finger limes and river mint along with sour cherries and the brewery's beloved Galaxy hops. We reckon it’s the finger limes that dominate the aroma first up, adding a lively citrus character to that of the hops, supported by a sherbety sweetness and something… Read more
Style
Spiced American Wheat Beer
Strength
4.6%
Stockists

Find stockists or buy it direct from the brewery here

Sailors Grave & Blackhearts & Sparrows Orange Cream Summer Ale

Tapped January 18th, 2018
We're not quite sure how the family behind Sailors Grave manages to sleep, given they welcomed a third child into the world late in 2017, make many of the long round trips from their East Gippsland brewery to customers in Melbourne and Sydney themselves and put out so many one-off beers on top of their core range. Must be something in the coastal air they breathe or the fresh abalone their relos farm... Still, neither the Crafty Pint team nor their growing band of fans is complaining. Among those… Read more
Style
Orange & Lactose Summer Ale
Strength
4.6%

Stomping Ground PRIDElweiss Australian Wheat

Tapped January 17th, 2018
At the start of 2017, Stomping Ground Brewing Co launched a partnership with Midsumma Festival that saw them create a beer designed to help support artists within LGBTQIA+ communities. That beer was PRIDElweiss, with the brewery donating 50 cents from every pot sold to the Midsumma Futures mentoring programme. A year on and the beer returns in a much-changed landscape as, following the often bitter campaign leading up to the plebiscite on marriage equality, the majority of Australians were able to… Read more
Style
Australian Wheat Ale
Strength
4.4%

Stomping Ground Gipps St Pale Ale (Cans)

Tapped January 17th, 2018
When the team at Stomping Ground fired up its canning line for the first time at the end of 2017, there was little doubt as to what beer would be rolling off it first. The Gipps St Pale Ale has become the brewery's flagship, collecting a gold medal along the way, and now appears inside stripey green, black and white cans as well as on taps across the country. Given the beer was also at the centre of the brewery's successful attempt to raise $75,000 for Movember by selling a thousand kegs in a month,… Read more
Style
American Pale Ale
Strength
5.2%

Bruny Island Beer Co Beautiful Ugly

Tapped January 16th, 2018
Bruny Island Beer Co is on something of a saison tip at the minute, as they have every right to be given the brewery is located on a farm and it's the time of year when a refreshing, tart beer can be just what the doctor ordered. Beautiful Ugly isn't just another saison, however, it's the launch of what will be an annual series celebrating Tasmanian artists. First to get a guernsey (well, an excerpt from her painting "Me and My Beautiful Ugly Cakes" on the label) is Junko Go, with her… Read more
Style
Brett Saison
Strength
7.2%

Aether Brewing Witching Hour Blackberry Sour

Tapped January 16th, 2018
Most beers are good to drink in summer… but some beers were born for it. Witching Hour Blackberry Sour (an occult-ish name softened by a delightful rhyme) is Aether Brewing’s summer seasonal release, and it’s a beer that grabs you right from the moment you see the impressive gothic artwork on the decal or can. The pour isn’t the dark purple of the fresh Queensland blackberry puree that was added to the brew. Instead, the combination of the blackberries and the classic light gold of the Berliner… Read more

Ballistic Beer Co Pale Ale

Tapped January 13th, 2018
Since launching in 2017, Ballistic's brewers have put plenty of different beers through the taps of their venue and, more recently, into cans too. There have been IPAs, lagers, oaked beers, dark beers but, until now, no appearance for the beer style that's one of the staples of the beer world: pale ale. But, as part of the Salisbury brewery's first birthday carnival, such a beer has made its debut appearance. Ballistic's Pale Ale combines a quartet of classic and newer hop varieties – Magnum, Ekuanot,… Read more
Style
Pale Ale
Strength
5.2%
Bitterness
40 IBU

Wheaty Brewing Corps Heaps Berry Saison

Tapped January 11th, 2018
When berries are in season, you might be advised to stock up quickly because Jade at the Wheaty Brewing Corps may otherwise beat you to the stash. She loves berries in beer for the flavours they impart on the final product and uses them a lot: saisons, kettle sours, sour stouts and Berliner weisse have been met with a flurry of raspberries, blackberries and sometimes both. This creation for summer 2017/18, Heaps Berry Saison, is the fruited version of their lacto-inoculated kettle sour saison. Berries… Read more
Style
Sour Berry Saison
Strength
5.4%
Stockists

The Wheaty

Bargara Brewery & Lady Elliot Island Ray XPA

Tapped January 3rd, 2018
From the very outset, the team at Bargara Brewery has focused on supporting and highlighting environmental and conservation issues through its beers. Most notably, the Bundaberg based operation brews the Great Barrier Beer for the Good Beer Co to raise funds and awareness for the Great Barrier Reef and now it's embarked upon another marine-themed collaboration. Its partner for Ray XPA is the Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, based on an island referred to as Home of the Manta Ray that's one of the best… Read more
Style
XPA
Strength
5.0%

Green Beacon & Friends Oddfellows Pale Ale

Tapped January 3rd, 2018
If you've known Brisbane then and now, you may well be aware of the transformation of Caxton Street, the strip of venues that was once the preserve of big brand mid-strengths but has since become one of the more colourful collection of crafty venues you'll find in the city. It's a transformation worth celebrating and that's what Green Beacon has decided to do, bringing together a few of the street's venues in the creation of a new beer. The beer is named after the Independent Order of Oddfellows… Read more
Style
Hazy Pale Ale
Strength
5.1%

Sauce Brewing Bubble & Squeak NEIPA

Tapped January 2nd, 2018
When the Sauce brewery first opened to the public, the brewery wasn’t 100 percent ready to welcome the public. Sure, the team had been working towards it but, as they stood there late one Friday afternoon, they were still sweating on some critical council paperwork. So, when it arrived at more or less the eleventh hour, the place still had a few edges in need of smoothing; the beer garden was still mostly a gravel pit, the bar wasn't decorated and the canning machine wasn't commissioned so they… Read more
Style
New England Style IPA
Strength
6.5%

Gage Roads Alby Crisp Lager

Tapped January 1st, 2018
One Day International Cricket. Teddy and Tay Tay. Rugby League. AFL... 2018’s biggest social celebrations are already locked in at Perth’s newly minted Flavian Amphitheatre or, as Sandgropers know it, the Craypot. For the brewery that scored the WA beer industry's coup of the decade to supply the 60,000 capacity, $1.6 billion dollar stadium with up to 5,000 kegs during a five-day test match, there's the question: what on earth do you brew for them? Despite winning AIBA Champion Australian Beer… Read more
Style
Mid-strength Lager
Strength
3.5%

Gage Roads Alby Draught

Tapped January 1st, 2018
“WA’s newest, old beer” comes courtesy of Gage Roads with clean beer and marketing designed for mass appeal and, presumably, hoping for the sort of success enjoyed by Lion's Furphy. Along with its mid-strength fellow Alby – the Crisp Lager you're likely to find pouring at the new Perth Stadium – the beer takes its name from the city's original commercial brewery, the Albion. The Albion Brewery, which went on to become the Stanley, the Emu and finally the Swan Brewery, put out a beer nicknamed… Read more
Style
Lager
Strength
4.2%

Murray's Anniversary Ale 12

Tapped December 30th, 2017
When the story of Australian craft beer comes to be told, Murray's deserves to be recognised as one of the country's true pioneers. While some of their peers and many far younger brewing companies enjoy more hype these days, take a look at what the NSW brewery has done since launching at the Pub With No Beer and it's an almost unmatched legacy. Whether it's big, hoppy beers such as the Icon 2IPA and Spartacus Imperial IPA, outrageously good imperial stouts such as Heart of Darkness (particularly… Read more
Style
English Barleywine
Strength
10.0%

Sailors Grave Chinotto Birra

Tapped December 28th, 2017
Is anything off bounds for the Sailors Grave team when it comes to seeking inspiration for new beers? It's only a few weeks since their peach melba/pavlova sour became the talk of Aussie beer circles and already they've switched local desserts for Italian soda... Having snapped up the entire crop of Chinotto oranges from past collaborators Mountain Yuzu, they set about designing a beer that would recall the soft drink popularised by San Pellegrino's dark brown, bittersweet version. To do so, they… Read more
Style
Spiced Amber Ale
Strength
5.6%
Stockists

Dr Morse

Other stockists TBC

Tallboy & Moose La Grisette & The Fang

Tapped December 28th, 2017
What with the pre-Christmas rush, we're a little behind getting these two beers onto the site, given both were pouring at Tallboy & Moose's brewpub when we held our last blind tasting of the year there in mid-December. Knowing how fast they tend to rip through batches of beer there, hopefully we're not too late... One is of a style that's been gaining traction in the past couple of years as awareness of and fondness for farmhouse ales has grown (and, no doubt, helped in NSW by the success Shenanigans… Read more
Style
Grisette & American Amber
Strength
4.2% & 5.6%

Mornington Peninsula Brewery Artisanal Beleura

Tapped December 22nd, 2017
The second release in the Mornington Artisanal range features a pair of Berliner weisse style beers that, like its peers, takes its name from a well known location on the peninsula. In this case, it's Beleura House and Gardens, where the launch of the beers took place. And the reason for the release coming in two parts is that they took the base beer and aged some of it in locally sourced pinot noir barrels for a few months before release. The variation between the beers is subtle. Certainly, you'd… Read more
Style
Berliner Weisse
Strength
3.5%
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