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Felons Brewing Co Brewer

It’s the 1820s: Four convicts from Sydney are the first westerners to stumble upon the Brisbane River after bad weather seriously messes with their navigation. Fast forward more than a century to the 1930s: The Howard Smith Wharves and the Story Bridge are constructed to provide relief work during…

La Sirène Brewing Brewer

Late in 2011, a buzz started spreading around the Melbourne beer cognoscenti that there was a hot new beer in town, a saison that had appeared all of a sudden. Bearing the name La Sirène and packaged in champagne bottles decorated with artwork of an elegance not usually found in the beer world, it was…

Empire Jerky

Empire Jerky: Australia's first truly gourmet beef jerky. Move over nuts and pretzels, beef jerky is the new go-to pub snack. Everyone knows that spicy food pairs well with a beer, so try a bag of Habanero Empire Jerky with your next IPA. If you're drinking something fruity give our Jalapeno & Lime…

Kirk's Pub Venue

Long before Melbourne was synonymous with laneway bars and restaurants, the Kirk name was at the centre of the city’s fledgling retail and hospitality worlds. From the 1840s, Kirk’s Bazaar – the strip running north from Bourke Street between Queen and Elizabeth – was a thriving horse trading…

The Taphouse Venue

How do you balance a legacy with the need to change? It’s a fairly heavy question – not least when it concerns a beer bar – but some things carry a bit more weight than others. This place is one of them. Some of it gets tied up with the building itself, simply because it’s really old – about…

Local Taphouse St Kilda Venue

Few people know Aussie beer like renowned writer and brewer Willie Simpson, so when he calls a venue “the best beer bar in the land” it’s time to pay attention. Since opening early in 2008, The Local Taphouse in St Kilda has been tearing through 200 different beers a year on its 20 taps and fighting…

The Scratch Venue

Before any other bar in Brisbane offered tastings of their beers; before Queensland had more breweries than people; before your nanna realised her floral print couch was missing… there was The Scratch. Australia was a little late to the game with the craft beer movement, and Queensland was…

La Sirène Cuvée de Bois 2018 Beer

Late in 2017, La Sirène released their first Cuvée de Bois. It was a beer with such an involved genesis our write up ended up a little like [a mini-thesis](https://craftypint.com/beer/4782/la-sirne-cuve-de-bois). The beer has returned in autumn 2019: still a beer-wine hybrid featuring free run juice…

Matso's Mango Beer Beer

In these balmy, barmy days in the world of beer, where seemingly nothing is off limits for brewers and drinkers and "tropical" finds its way into the description of a huge number of beers, it kind of puts Matso's into a fresh perspective. Not only that, but with fruit being added to all manner of beers,…

Felons Brewing Co Hazy IPA Beer

Brisbane’s Felons might have a core range led by beers designed to be recognisable and approachable for the many who walk through its doors. But, while it's early days, if the brewery’s limited releases are anything to go by, we can look forward to offerings of a more unusual, beer nerd-friendly…

La Sirène Wild Wit Beer

The team at La Sirène has been building its barrel collection for so many years and filling them with so many different liquids now that deciding which beer to release next must be similar to being a kid in a toy store with permission from their parents to choose absolutely anything, but just the one…

La Sirène Season Ale Beer

For their third can release, Season Ale, Melbourne-based urban farmhouse brewery La Sirène have arguably opted for a more traditional approach than with the beer's predecessors. While Urban Pale saw Costa Nikias and his team bring a heap of hops to the hazy farmhouse party and, in Citray Sour, combine…

Felons Brewing Co Blueberry Gose Beer

Plonked firmly in the shadow of the Story Bridge, Felons Brewing Co. was always going to attract a pretty diverse crowd. Only a short stroll from the CBD and occupying the shore on arguably one of the more scenic points of the beautiful brown Brisbane River, the brewery happily caters to a mix of tourists,…

Felons Brewing Co IPA Beer

Variety in beers is fantastic. New experimental styles are fantastic. Huge, bold, blow-your-head-off flavours are fantastic. But none of these things does away with the need for flavoursome, straight-down-the-line, super drinkable IPAs. Felons want to make “Beautiful, balanced beers of no fuss,”…

Felons Brewing Co Sonny Cider Beer

Intent on producing cider that matched the quality of their beer, the Felons team did their homework: they did cider tastings, made pilot batches, trialled different juices, and eventually landed on one from Stanthorpe and a recipe they were proud of. Rather than going down the sugary-juicy end of…

Felons Brewing Co Middy Beer

This mid-strength probably isn’t what you were expecting. Is it an ale? Is it a lager? No, it’s a California Common, a hybrid style that uses a lager yeast, but fermented at a warmer ale temperature. Although this is the lowest alcohol beer of the Felons core range, it’s also the darkest in…

Felons Brewing Co Crisp Lager Beer

The Felons team have said from the beginning: “We want to get under the skin of Brisbane.” A crucial part of that was always going to be providing a solid lager – an alternative to the Four Letter Word coming out of Milton. Their Crisp Lager’s styled on a Munich Helles, built on 100 percent…

Beer Nuts: Kelly Whyte News

For someone with such a strong passion for beer, who has brought her enthusiasm to beer scenes in two states, we're not sure how Kelly Whyte hasn’t been featured in our Beer Nuts series already. She could only be described in terms of the sort of super-fan that attends almost…

The (Pint of) Origin Story News

The beginnings were pretty inauspicious. Grumblings from some in the Sydney beer scene about Melbourne getting all the good stuff following the surprise success of the first Good Beer Week got me thinking.  "How can we make it easy for brewers all over the country to get involved…

A Day In The Life Of: A Festival Volunteer News

Beer festivals, for the most part, wouldn’t function without volunteers. It’s that simple. While there’s the romantic notion of volunteers enjoying a beer with brewers at the end of the festival and taking home some of the leftovers (and there’s some truth to this), the reality is usually…

Aussie Exports: Penyllan Brewery News

Bornholm is a tiny Danish island sitting in the Baltic Sea that's home to some 40,000 people. Despite the island's natural beauty and popularity with tourists from across Europe, it's remoteness tends to keep it at arm's length from most Aussie holidaymakers. But not all are unaware of its charms. One…

Beer Nuts: Deb Lieu News

As Australia's beer scene continues expanding and maturing and more money pours into the industry, there's still no shortage of people driven purely by passion to make their own unique mark. Sure, you'll find high net worth individuals investing in breweries but longtime homebrewers…

Beer Nuts: Ode To The Road News

Australia's vast, wild and untamed countryside has long acted as a magnet that encourages exploration and expeditions.  For the earliest white explorers, those journeys could last a far shorter time than planned and leave a far smaller number of explorers by the end. Today, caravans,…

The Milkman Of Human Kindness News

The Craft Beer Novelty Machine has proven itself adept at supplying ADHD drinkers with a seemingly endless and inventive array of unique ingredients and processes that put new spins on classic beer styles. However, some trends prove to be more persistent than others. For example, the NEIPA haze…

Beer Nuts: Dave Croft News

Visiting a new country, city or town – or even revisiting one – is often a cause for celebration for beer geeks. Whether making a trip for work or pleasure, each new journey offers the opportunity to become acquainted with an area's local beer scene. And there are few who clock up…

Best New ACT Beers Of 2018 News

Within the ACT, 2018 has felt like a year of consolidation for the local beer industry, but also one in which brewers have been extending their reach within the community via sponsorships and events. In the wider region, however, there have been plenty of new breweries pop up – although that's…

Best New Victorian Beers Of 2018 News

A bloodbath. That's how we've heard Battleground Melbourne described more than once in the past 12 months when it comes to the challenge of securing tap points – and then keeping them. More venues might be opening up their taps, but the vast majority remain contracted – and not just to the…

Best New WA Beers Of 2018 News

Phew! What a year! If your head is spinning, don't worry as you're not alone. It seems likely 2018 will be remembered as the year that WA beer arrived in a big way. Yes, there’s plenty more to come, but already there are telling signs the market is changing – and rapidly. It’s been a year…

The Story Of: Pacific Ale News

It's the middle of 2007 and three mates are gathered in the kitchen of a house in the Melbourne suburb of Surrey Hills. They're surrounded by 45 different bottles of beers. It's a motley lineup, one that stretches from Czech pilsners to Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, from Mountain Goat…

Beer Nuts: Haydz Sam News

There's a good chance anyone who's a regular at beer events in Melbourne will have met Haydz Sam. With his broad Kiwi accent, even broader smile and excitability for all things beer, Haydz is a bearded, tattooed man that still stands out in bars and breweries filled with bearded,…

Getting Blind With Crafty: Mid-Strengths News

A few weeks ago, we published The Golden Age Of Mids? and asked whether we're entering a golden era for mid-strength beers in Australia. There are more available than ever before and brewers are managing to find ways to pack them full of character too. As a follow up, we decided to dust down our Getting…

Free To Brew What We Want News

For most beer drinkers, having a family member open a brewery would be a time for celebration, not only for the achievement but also the potential it offers for a lifetime supply of free beer. Not so for Richard Jeffares. A year before his brother Steve opened Stomping Ground in August 2016, he'd…

The Patron of Footscray News

Craft breweries have quite a history when it comes to creating beers with local bars, restaurants and bands but partnering with history itself is a rather more novel concept. However, The Patron – a new mid-strength member of Hop Nation's core range – is a beer that looks to…

Beer Travel: Iceland Revisited News

In 1809, there was only one place to drink in Reykjavík, a den for Danish merchants that they called the "klúbbinn". I had returned to Iceland in order to research the events of that summer; it’s a rather interesting history, but I’ll spare you most of the details, other than to say when I finished…

Beer Nuts: Beer Bogan Jamie Reeves News

There are plenty of Facebook groups out there dedicated to craft beer, but we don't know of many that have had a beer brewed and sold commercially, as happened with the South West Craft Beer Bogans (SWCBB) last year. One of the founders of the group, which has been embraced by the local beer industry…

Lessons From America News

As with most countries that have embraced craft beer, the Australian industry tends to follow what's happening – or has happened – in the States. It's easy to understand why, given the innovation and growth witnessed in the US. So, as the local market continues to face new and evolving challenges…

Beer Nuts: Ben Costin News

Back in March, when the good beer community of Brisbane came together for Brewsvegas 2018, among the events on the program was the first ever Brewniverse Pageant. The event, run by The Transcontinental Hotel and Mornington Peninsula Brewery and with The Crafty Pint on the judging panel,…

Boatrocker's Tenth Birthday Weekender (VIC) Event

It doesn't seem that long ago that I sat down on the cushions in the front window of Grumpy's Green and tucked into a bottle of a beer called Alpha Queen.The beer was the first release from a new contract operation called Boatrocker: hoppier than most pale ales doing the rounds at the time and with a…

Oysters² - Sailors Grave and Wapengo Rocks At The Local Taphouse (VIC) Event

Sailors Grave's oyster (and more besides) stout Law of the Tongue takes its inspiration from a local Gippsland legend.  Old Tom was an orca who used to alert a whaling family on the Sapphire Coast hunting baleen whales off the coast and lead them to their prey. In return,…

Four Points by Sheraton and Newstead's Beer Degustation (QLD) Event

Fancy enjoying six Brisbane beers† paired with local food? Newstead has teamed up with the team at Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane to bring you what they are calling the beer degustation of all beer degustations. Enjoy an expertly paired menu from Four Points' executive chef Ambrose…

Launch of the Beer Collective At The Oak Barrel (NSW) Event

The Oak Barrel is one of Sydney leading spots to buy good beer and the Beer Collective is the bottleshop's way of celebrating the best of the beer world. Beer Collective is a casual evening where staff invite beer nuts and enthusiasts into their Cellar Room to explore what’s new and interesting…

The Transcontinental's Brewniverse Crowning Ceremony (QLD) Event

In March, as part of Brewsvegas, the Transcontinental Hotel, Mornington Peninsula Brewery and The Crafty Pint all banded together to hold Brisbane's Inaugural Brewniverse Pageant – an event seeking out the bold and brave new face of good beer.  Ultimately, Ben Costin was declared…

Darker Days In Bright 2018 (VIC) Event

Bright Brewery's midwinter festival, Darker Days, is back for a second year in June.  Centred around dark and seasonal beers produced by the brewers of Victoria’s High Country, the festival is a showcase of local produce and activities that celebrate winter in the Alpine region.  As…

The Inaugural Brewniverse Pageant hits Brewsvegas tomorrow! Event

Help us find and crown the king or queen of beer in Brisbane at the inaugural Brewniverse Pageant. We've hooked up with Mornington Peninsula Brewery and The Transcontinental Hotel for a Brewsvegas event with a difference. Anyone who reckons they're a bona fide beer nut/legend/all star is invited…

Summer Luau at Wayward Brewing Co (NSW) Event

Wayward Brewing Co is set to wave goodbye to summer by transforming the brewery in to a tiki bar for the last Saturday in February. The Van Demons will be playing two hours of surf rock tunes throughout the afternoon and Mr. Chans and Grumpy Donuts will both be along to serve tropical-themed treats…

Twelve Tragic Beers Of Christmas at Fritzenberger (QLD) Event

Get into the Twelvetide spirit when Fritzenberger hosts a dozen beers from a dozen brewers to raise money for charity.  On Thursday, December 7, you'll be able to join Fritzenberger's brewer and local beer lover The Beer Tragic as the pair present twelve unique and one-off beers…

Warners Festival 2017 Event

One of the most popular and enduring beer festivals in New South Wales is the one that happens in a car park outside a bottleshop near the edge of Lake Macquarie.  The Warners at the Bay festival is an annual sell out, with those who've been in previous years invariably having had such a good…

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