New Beers

There has never been a time like now: more breweries releasing more new beers than ever before. Here, in The Crafty Cuppa, and in our weekly newsletter, we'll bring you details – and, if we've sampled them, our honest, independent take – on as many of them as possible. Enjoy!

Bright Brewery

Burleigh Brewing Burleigh Bandit

Published Yesterday
Burleigh Brewing’s Brewers' Notebook series (trying saying that ten times fast!) sees them shine a light on the beers they love, but Bandit is also a tribute to craft beer's early pioneers. Sure, a case could be made that the Gold Coast’s longest-running independent brewery are pioneers themselves but with this beer, they’re celebrating the brewing bandits in America who, decades ago, pushed beer’s boundaries. The red IPA brings a rich array of malt flavours that flicker between toffee,… Read more
Style
Red IPA
ABV
6.0%

Tumut River Brewing Deliverance '22

Published Yesterday
Yikes. Tumut River Brewing Co’s Deliverance has always been a hefty hitter, loaded with hops and usually coming in at 8 percent ABV. But they’ve beefed up their 2022 version even more. It now sits at a neat 10 percent ABV and 100 IBU, and comes jam-packed with Azacca, Mandarina Bavaria and Eclipse hops – as well as a boatload of specialty malts from Voyager. The rusty red body gives off a ripe fruit pungency that spreads across all parts of the tongue with the first sip. There’s a crooning… Read more
Style
Imperial Red IPA
ABV
10.0%
Bitterness
100 IBU

Stomping Ground Into The Wood: Whiskey Barrel-Aged Strong Ale With Coffee

Published Yesterday
Stomping Ground’s Into The ‘Wood series hasn’t just seen the brewery explore the wonders oak can have on beer but has also been driven by a desire to showcase liquids made by their mates. Often those have been local distilleries but when it comes to Whiskey Barrel-aged Strong Ale With Coffee, the Melbourne brewery have teamed up with two different outfits. One is their near neighbours in Collingwood’s Proud Mary coffee and the other is their not-so-near neighbours in Westwood Whiskey, which… Read more
Style
Barrel-Aged Stong Ale
ABV
10.0%

Beerland Brewing Revolution & Heritage

Published Yesterday
They might have taken out the 2022 AIBA Champion Australian Beer with a beer very much of its time, but the Beerland brewers have rather more classic beers on their minds as winter draws to a cold, wet close out west. Revolution, originally brewed by Beerland as the Renaissance, is a dry-hopped continental lager taking inspiration from bières de garde, a rarely-seen farmhouse ale style of French origin. For an extra “bready” twist, the brewers threw 25kg of housemade baguettes into the mash… Read more
Style
French Pilsner & Oatmeal Stout
ABV
5.1% & 5.4%
Stockists

Northbridge Brewing Co

Whitfords Brewing Co

And select WA venues and growler stations

More stockists...

Good Land Brewing Gezellig & Jazeker (Barrel-Aged Version)

Published August 16, 2022
Good Land Brewing’s home might be Traralgon but the Victorian brewery shares a close bond with the Netherlands. Before the brewery opened in 2021, Jimmy Krekelberg was making beer in the land his family hails from, with the brewer landing a job at De Molen Brouwerij. It’s a place with a particular reputation for brewing big stouts and not only did Jimmy pick up a knack for those beers but in homage to that country, Good Land's own big dark beers have been given Dutch names to date. Quite fittingly,… Read more
Style
Barrel-Aged Stouts
ABV
11.4% & 11.7%

Bodriggy Brewing Dayspring & Cloudy With A Chance of Froth

Published August 16, 2022
Bodriggy Brewing have been flat out working with haze and hops of late, with the Melbourne brewery releasing two in the middle of winter. Indeed, in name, appearance, texture and flavour, Dayspring feels like a hazy IPA designed as an antidote to brutally cold weather. Brewed using Kveik yeast and Cashmere and Azacca hops, the idea was for that fast-fermenting yeast to really drive tropical fruit flavours to get as many Pina Colada vibes as they could. It’s certainly worked out that way too, with… Read more
Style
Hazy IPAs
ABV
6.7% & 7.0%

Seasonal Brewing Co & The DTC Slothcake

Published August 16, 2022
The Dutch Trading Co invited their mates at The Seasonal Brewing Co to help them celebrate turning seven, and have celebrated the birthday with an age appropriate liquid birthday cake. This friendship is more than a venue + brewery = collab, however, as Seasonal’s head brewer Brody Watt worked at The DTC in it’s early years, while assistant brewer Blake Jones can still occasionally be found behind the bar. Featuring hazelnuts, almonds, vanilla and cherries, these festivities come on like a puréed… Read more
Style
Pastry Stout
ABV
8.5%
Stockists

The Dutch Trading Co

Seasonal Brewing Co

And their WA stockists

More stockists...

Frenchies' Fifth Birthday Beers

Published August 15, 2022
And it’s a hearty "Bon anniversaire!" to Frenchies Bistro and Brewery as they celebrate their fifth rotation around the sun. To mark the occasion, they’ve released a birthday four-pack of oaked IPAs. Yes, that’s correct, four different IPAs, all oaked up the wazoo. Clearly, you wouldn’t want your fresh and vibrant IPAs anywhere near a porous mass of wood and bacteria, so Frenchies have once again used their modified hop cannon to oak up some beers quickly and cleanly. First up,… Read more
Style
Oaked IPAs
ABV
Various ABVs
Stockists

Order the four-pack here

Molly Rose New Toys

Published August 15, 2022
There’s a lot of exciting activity at Molly Rose Brewing’s Collingwood home (well, next to it), with work underway on their impressive expansion. You can read more about the brewery's next steps here but in short, the revamped Molly Rose will include a beer garden, new bar, small dining space and - in a first for the brewery - a brewhouse of their own. New Toys is a tribute to that forthcoming brewery and the flexibility it’ll give them to make more beers, fine tune them or, as they say: make… Read more
Style
IPA
ABV
6.3%

FogHorn Brewery Born Slippy

Published August 15, 2022
It would be fairly safe to say that only a small section of The Crafty Pint's readers would know what comes next after: “... I just come out of The Ship Talking to the most Blonde I ever met Shouting...“ But when FogHorn brewers Shawn Sherlock and Joe Lappin were conjuring a name for this beer – a larger lager – there was only ever going to be one outcome: Born Slippy†, courtesy of the "lager, lager, lager, lager" refrain hollered countless times across the planet since it was… Read more
Style
Larger Lager
ABV
6.0%

Bright Brewery Pina Colada IPA

Published August 13, 2022
It gets awfully cold in Bright at this time of year, and to balance that chill the town’s eponymous brewers have brewed a tropical treat. Pina Colada IPA brings together the classic cocktail’s combination of pineapple and coconut atop a pillowy and hazy base. That taste of pineapple more closely resembles drinking a glass of tropical juice over biting into a piece of the fruit and, while the coconut is a little lighter than those fruity overtones, it nicely marries with the beer's underlying… Read more
Style
Hazy IPA
ABV
7.0%

3 Ravens Lil' Juicy

Published August 13, 2022
Since debuting as one of Australia's earliest hazy IPAs, 3 Ravens' Juicy series has veered off in all manner of directions. For the most part, that's involved different hops or the addition of fruit, plus boosting the ABV. Here, they head in the other direction, looking to offer up a more sessionable version of one of the biggest successes of their two decades in existence. The depth of haze and weight of body are understandably reduced compared to the OG, and it's maybe a shade or two darker too.… Read more
Style
Mid-Strength Juicy Pale
ABV
3.5%

Feral x Nail Nailraiser VJA

Published August 12, 2022
Marking ten years since they originally joined forces to create BrewCorp, Feral and Nail welcome Nailraiser. Given these two WA brewing icons have lived as siblings for 20 years, and shared a brewery for ten of those, it’s a wonder this hasn’t happened sooner. But then again, this is a long way from the then controversial fruity esters of Y2K Nail Ale or its assertive late Noughties stepbrother, Feral’s Hop Hog. Indeed, the outrage of Nailraiser pouring in any year, bar the last few, would… Read more
Style
Juicy IPA
ABV
7.5%
Stockists

Launching at The Dutch Trading Co on August 12

Then available nationwide in limited release

CoConspirators Brewing The Renegade & The Embezzler

Published August 12, 2022
We don’t like to play favourites here at The Crafty Pint but when a brewery releases a West Coast IPA that features lyrics from one of your favourite songs, you can’t help but be impressed before you even open the can. That’s exactly what CoConspirators have done with The Renegade, with the beer's description copy paying homage to Afrika Bambaataa’s Renegades of Funk which you might better know for its inclusion on Rage Against The Machine’s seminal cover album, Renegades. While I could… Read more
Style
West Coast IPA & Black IPA
ABV
5.8% & 6.5%

Wolf of the Willows Lark Imperial JSP V

Published August 12, 2022
Given how much we've written about the ongoing partnership between Wolf and Lark as the launch of this beer has approached – you can take a deep dive here – let's cut straight to the chase when it comes to talking about the liquid itself. At 12.4 percent ABV, it's taken another step up from last year's release, and were you to divide its key characteristics into two columns – the gnarlier elements (drying dark malts, peat smokiness, tannins, bitterness) and the more dessert like ones (fudgy… Read more
Style
Whisky Barrel-Aged Imperial Smoked Porter
ABV
12.4%

Dainton Beer Idaho 7

Published August 12, 2022
Dainton Beer never shy away from bringing big doses of different hops together but Idaho 7’s an IPA with one focus and one focus only. Here the Melbourne brewery aims to shine a hazy spotlight on America’s Idaho 7 hop, which was developed by Jackson Hop in Wilder, Idaho and enjoyed quite an immediate bit of love from brewers. The beer itself was first released in 2019 and returns in 2022 with a scenic look at Idaho’s rugged countryside. It also brings a fruit juice tang, with Idaho 7’s quintessential… Read more
Style
Single Hop Hazy IPA
ABV
6.0%

Modus Operandi Future Factory IV

Published August 12, 2022
Such has been the impact of the pandemic on our sense of time – I've lost my utterly pointless superpower to remember how old people's kids are within a month or two even if I've not seen them in years, for example – it might come as a surprise to many that it's been more than 40 months since Modus last released Future Factory. Back in February 2019, it arrived as a ten percent IIIPA; here, number IV lands at a relatively tame 8 percent ABV and pitched as a hazy double IPA. Given the brewery… Read more
Style
Hazy Double IPA
ABV
8.0%

Range & Garage Project Lights & Music, Tips & Tricks & Fush & Chups

Published August 12, 2022
Typically, when we're taking on multiple beers at once, we'll approach them lowest ABV first. But given Lights & Music, the triple IPA first brewed by Range and Garage Project for the former's third birthday, is Australia's top-rated beer on Untappd at time of writing, we may as well start at the top. Now, you're not going to approach a 10 percent-plus triple IPA from this pair expecting anything less than a beer ready to flex its muscles into every nook and cranny of your eagerly waiting mush.… Read more
Style
TIPA & IPA & Imperial Pastry Stout
ABV
10.4% & 6.2% & 10.8%

Hargreaves Hill Red Vienna Lager & Single Origin Coffee Stout

Published August 11, 2022
Hargreaves Hill have been around longer than most in the Aussie beer industry, starting out in an era in which even a straight up IPA was a once in a blue moon limited release. And with this pair of late winter releases, it feels like a journey back to such simple times. Well, if you ignore the fact they both come in 440ml cans and feature labels you wouldn't have seen in the Noughties. In the case of Red Vienna Lager, it's not just simpler times but simple pleasures too, waiting to be enjoyed in… Read more
Style
Vienna Lager & Coffee Stout
ABV
5.0% & 6.2%

BentSpoke Brewing Cluster 8

Published August 11, 2022
Cluster 8 was one of the first limited release beers BentSpoke put into cans as part of their Drifter Series; we first wrote about it in 2018. It's not one of their beers they evolve year to year either – it has too many dyed-in-the-wool fans for that – but given how many years have passed since then, and how much the IPA landscape has changed over that period, we figured it was ripe for a revisit as it hit taps and fridges in August 2022. Still rocking the heavy-hitting six-pack of hops that… Read more
Style
Double IPA
ABV
8.8%
Bitterness
65 IBU
Stockists

Find Cluster 8 here