The Latest Crafty Dozen

July 31, 2015, by Crafty Pint

The Latest Crafty Dozen

It's that time again. We've added another dozen new brewery, bar and bottleshop listings since our last roundup. So if you missed them when they were added, here they are in one handy location.

The dozen added since May come from Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. Needless to say, there are plenty more waiting in the wings, so much so that the next roundup may well be just a few weeks away. We're off to Tassie soon, too, so there will be more love for the southern isle before too long.

In the meantime, here are 12 more to notch local breweries and craft beer supporting venues for you to get behind.


Homestead Brewery – One of the most spectacular brewery and winery sites in Australia and the new showcase for former Temple man Ron Feruglio's fine beers.


Woolshed Brewery – A brewery that's very much part of its historic rural location and one of very few that you can pull up to by boat.

Gilbert St Hotel – An old hotel on the fringes of Adelaide's CBD that's been given a fresh lease on life with craft beer at the heart of everything it does.

Benjamin on Franklin – The Gilbert St Hotel's sibling venue is another slice of Adelaide hospo history that's been brought into the 21st century without losing sight of where it came from.

Pirate Life Brewery – One of the great success stories of 2015 to date, Pirate Life's predominantly hop forward beers (many in tinnies) from mates who met at BrewDog have been wowing drinkers nationwide.


Hawkers Beer – A quite remarkable story of a non-beer drinking chef travelling to Lebanon, meeting the country's only craft brewer, bringing him and his beers to Melbourne and, a couple of years later, opening their own high tech brewery.

Napoleone Brewers – The Yarra Valley gains another brewery and a gorgeous one at that, with Napoleone's home built around an old dairy shed in the heart of the valley's vines.

Blackman's Brewery – Well travelled brewer Renn Blackman returned home and with partner Jess Giudice opened Torquay's first microbrewery, filling its taps with great beer and its tables with quality food.

Dainton Family Brewery – One of a small number of Aussie brewers constantly pushing the envelope of flavour and experimentation and, soon, owner of their own brewery and tasting room too.


Bitter Phew – Hidden upstairs off Oxford Street is one of the most aesthetically pleasing and beerily adventurous bars in the whole of Australia.

North Curl Curl Cellars – Having proven that their craft-centric formula worked at one Northern Beaches bottleshop, the Cogans are at it again in North Curl Curl.


Brisbane Brewing Co – The second venue from the Brisbane Brewhouse team brings small scale brewing, top notch food, a deli, laneway, music, beer garden and more to Brisbane's West End.

How do our listings operate? If a business wants to be listed on the site, someone from The Crafty Pint visits to check the place out, meet the owners, discover their story, taste the beers (if appropriate) and take photos so that we can compile the page. It's a slower way of doing it than simply asking businesses to upload their own details but we believe it's the right way.

There's a fee involved too: venues that list with us and thus support us enable the Crafty team to do what it does on behalf of the Australian craft beer industry. If you'd like to find out more, please email

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