The Gold Coast is set to welcome its first ever craft beer focused festival when Free The Hops lands at bars over ten days next month. James Graham spoke to some of those involved to find out more.
Black Hops by name, anything but Black Ops by nature. A trio of Gold Coast brewing mates is sharing their journey from home brewing to gypsy brewing to owner towers of shiny stainless – warts 'n' all.
The craft beer revolution that has swept Brisbane is working its charms along the Gold Coast too. Now even Surfer's Paradise has a 32-tap venue pouring mainly craft beer to call its own.
Time for another of our regular roundups of the breweries, bars and bottleshops added to The Crafty Pint's directory in the past few weeks.
After a rather lengthy hiatus, we're bringing back our semi-regular focus on Australian beer bloggers. Albeit in this case, a Canadian blogging as Brews & Bacon in Australia.
We catch up with Brisbane man about town Gavin Croft as he prepares to launch his first beers under the Croft Brewing banner. It comes after years working in and around the beer industry and sees him launch with the pink and fruity Saison Grenade.