gold coast

Crafty's Advent Calendar: Peta Fielding

Long before the Gold Coast became nationally recognised as a home of good beer, there was a couple trying to sell their beers to locals. Thirteen years on, here's Burleigh co-founder Peta Fielding reflecting on the change.

December 11, 2019 by James Smith


Brewing On The Banana Farm

March 22, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Spend time in South East Queensland talking about new and interesting beers and it's not long before Currumbin Valley Brewing comes up. We joined Smokey and Luke on the former's banana farm to find out why.


Gold Coast Brewers Dominate Queensland's Beer Awards

March 13, 2019 by Crafty Pint

It was another day of triumph for Gold Coast brewers as Burleigh Brewing, Black Hops and Balter all picked up trophies at the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show Beer Awards, with Burleigh's new Bock taking out Champion Beer.


Black Hops II Launches

March 7, 2019 by Mick Wust

The milestones keep flying past for Black Hops Brewing with the opening of their second brewery and venue on the Gold Coast the latest.


Brew & A: The Gold Coast Pioneers

September 20, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Long before the Gold Coast became a hotbed of world class beer, a couple with young kids jacked in their jobs and built a brewery there. Eleven years on, we got back to the beginning and beyond with Peta and Brennan of Burleigh Brewing.


A Beer Drinker's Guide To The Commonwealth Games

April 11, 2018 by Steffan Paton

With the Commonwealth Games in full swing and the Gold Coast home to much in the way of great beer, expat Kiwi Steffan Paton serves up his first article for The Crafty Pint.


Behind The Hottest 100 Beers Of 2017

January 29, 2018 by Crafty Pint

There were plenty of stories and talking points to be found in this year's GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers results. Here, we chat to the brewers behind four of them, from Balter, BentSpoke, Black Hops and Hop Nation.


Burleigh Brewing 2.0

March 9, 2016 by James Graham

Burleigh Brewing has been flying the flag for microbrewing in Queensland for close to a decade. And today the Gold Coast brewery officially opens the doors to its new venue. James Graham caught up with head brewer Brennan Fielding to find out more.


The Call of Hops

November 6, 2015 by James Graham

It was such a big deal, at first they thought it was a wind up. But it was true. The makers of Call of Duty: Black Ops III – one of the biggest gaming releases in history – really did want Gold Coast's Black Hops to create a beer for them.


Breaking Out The Beers

October 9, 2015 by Phoebe Bocchinelli

Earlier this year, we revealed that four of Australia's to surfers were planning to open a brewery on the Gold Coast. As Balter's opening moves closer, we catch up with their trophy-winning brewer to see what he has planned.

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