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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…

Kekou Venue

Beer has come a long way in Australia. Whether judged by a glance through the myriad breweries and beer styles covering the country, or by considering the number of venues and bottleshops now serving craft beer, things have most definitely changed. Beer’s elevation to the dining table has come a long…

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 up to 400 different beers a year on its 20 taps and…

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 Coolship Collection: Time & Place and Age & Beauty Beer

They've been experimenting in so many ways over the past decade at La Sirène that you can never be too sure what's going to be leaving the brewery next. Case in point: we'll be writing about their new IPA – a style brewery founder Costa Nikias said he'd never brew – in the same week two more beers…

Two Birds Dolly Sour & Kenny Porter Beer

Technically, the participants in this duet from Two Birds don't rely on each other (ah ha). But, should you do with them what the brewers suggest, they will end up as one. The [Islands In The Stream](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V-LGVKOHgU) pairing of Dolly and Kenny start out as two separate…

Hawkers Beneath The Trees We Gather Beer

I'm looking forward to seeing where this sour series goes. Already, we've had Into The Forest, I Go, Under The Tropical Sun and Around The Orchard We Roam. How long before we get I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts or Whoops! 'Ave A Banana? For now, however, it's Beneath The Trees We Gather featuring…

La Sirène Barrel-Aged Praline 2019 Beer

Praline is one of those beers that's steadily been creating its own little family dynasty. Not bad for a beer La Sirène's founder Costa Nikias only wanted to brew once... A few weeks after the original recipe debuted in cans, here comes another barrel-aged variant as part of the brewery's Tank 3…

La Sirène Oak Season Beer

It's not that long ago that the vast majority of brewers in Australia doubted cans were the future for craft beer. Some were still investing more than a third of a million in bottling lines just a couple of years back. And yet here we are with a barrel-aged, blended wild ale inside them. What's more,…

White Bay Beer Co Dolcé Noir Imperial Stout Beer

Given the era in which we live – one in which there's a flurry of excitement for dessert-like releases in which one of the only ways to identify the liquid as beer is the word "beer" on the label – and the contents of the ingredient list on Dolcé Noir, you'd be forgiven for thinking this winter…

Bridge Road Brewers Nitro Robust Porter Beer

The team at Bridge Road Brewers always tend to be at the front of the queue, if not leading it, when it comes to trialling anything new, be that ingredients, techniques, promotional tools, you name it. Right now, while nitro beer in cans isn't new, they're exploring its possibilities in more beers than,…

All Hands Brewing Backyard Harvest Ale '20 & Red Ale & "Can’t Believe It’s Not Coconut” Brown Ale Beer

When All Hands Brewing House re-opened their doors to the public post-COVID-lockdown, they did so offering a string of single batches they hadn’t been able to share with punters recently. So take advantage of the low tourist numbers at Darling Harbour and three highly drinkable special releases at…

Brick Lane Red Hoppy Ale Beer

Let's get one thing out the way quickly: this Red Hoppy Ale isn't actually that red. It sits somewhere between copper and amber. But, semantics out of the way, what's it actually like? The first thing that comes to mind is brittle, albeit one low on the nuts, higher on the sweet, sugary stuff holding…

Prancing Pony Miss Kitty Schwarzbier Beer

The German Schwarzbier isn't a particular common style of beer, especially among Aussie brewers. Yet it's a style that holds the record for longest reigning Champion Australian Beer at the country's biggest awards, the Australian International Beer Awards. Admittedly, that's on something of a technicality…

Back On The Craft Beers Pt I News

"I can't believe it's only been seven months, it feels like seven years." Back on March 23 – a day that will live in infamy in Australia – we launched our Postcards from the Edge series documenting the highs and lows, the innovative and inspiring, the heart-breaking and hopeful stories of the…

Postcards From The Edge No.56: Duking It Out News

With so many venues fighting for their lives in 2020, it’s refreshing to hear a story of success in the hospo world. Thorpe Hospitality, the group behind Sydney good beer venues The Taphouse in Darlinghurst and Oxford Tavern in Petersham, have managed to weather the storm better than many and…

Bacchus To The Drawing Board News

SKUmageddon. Hype beers. Box ticking. The bastardising of classic styles. The death of the core range. Unlimited limiteds. Call it what you want, but what's not up for debate is that Australia’s beer world has never seen such a constant stream of new. Not just new, either, but increasingly out…

Father's Day 2020 Gift Guide News

Whether you're in it for the rampant consumerism or really do just love your dad an awful lot, beer folks around the country have come up with plenty of options when it comes to sorting out a gift for Father's Day. And, if nothing else, every beer you buy is helping keep local alive! There's an ever-growing…

Ten BADASS Years Of Badlands News

A brewery can go through a lot of change in ten years. It’s enough time to get kegs into bars in every capital city, scale up the production site, and perhaps even sell to a multinational. Jon Shiner (pictured above in the early days of Badlands) has done none of those things, and that’s…

Postcards from the Edge No.21: Crafting New Connections News

“I was expecting things to take a bit of time to build up but I certainly wasn’t expecting a pandemic on top of that, so it can really only get better from here.” Launching a small business is tough at any time but when future historians look back at the first few months of 2020, it’s unlikely…

Postcards From The Edge No.2: GoFeedMe News

“You can see how it’s taking a massive mental toll and we’re not focusing on that. So, I want to help make sure they’re not stressed, particularly not stressed and not eating.” With events cancelled for the foreseeable future, bars shut and breweries look to save money wherever they can, the…

My Bonny Lies Over In Fitzroy News

Brunswick Street’s reputation as a nightlife hub is well established but when it comes to wide and varied beer lists it's sat a fair way behind Smith Street in recent times. However, over a period of just a few months, Fitzroy's main strip has welcomed two new bars that put long walls of…

The Matchmaker Of Deliciousness News

"A beer match will outdo any wine match at any given time." It's the sort of phrase you can imagine falling from the lips of many brewers, beer lovers and beer-centric venue owners. Yet the person who uttered them is none of those. Actually, that's not true at all. He is a beer lover. But he's best…

From Oskar Blues To The Blue Mountains News

DJ McCready is no stranger to brewing beer in beautiful places. He’s made beer in the foothills of Colorado’s mountains for Oskar Blues and along Sydney’s sparkling Northern Beaches for Modus Operandi, during which time he helped the brewery shoot to fame on the back of multiple award-winning…

Crafty's Advent Calendar: Scotty Hargrave News

How fast things can change... When working out who to approach for this series, the person we're featuring today was head brewer and co-owner of one of the fastest-growing and best-loved breweries in the country. When we asked him if he'd be keen to get involved, then sent him the questionnaire…

Beer Nuts: The Indies Lovers News

Whenever the industry gathers for one of its award nights, social media gives those who can't make it along a glimpse of the stars of the show. Most often, it's brewers or business owners beaming with their trophies, awarded for the outstanding quality of their beer as judged by their…

Behind Bars: East of Everything & Rosalita's News

In 2004, siblings Michael and Gen Cotter opened Bar None in Hawthorn East and, in doing so, brought a quality cocktail bar to a part of Melbourne where there was pretty much nothing even vaguely like it.  Located on the western edge of Melbourne's century-old dry zones, where new…

Crafty Cabal Update - October 2019 News

Spring is well underway and it's also well and truly time for the latest update from The Crafty Cabal, our beer lovers bonus scheme. Festival season is already upon us, which means we'll have plenty of tickets to give away to Cabalistas. Before we get stuck into it, we hope that…

The Big Issue: Beer Quality News

From popping bottles and exploding cans to beers turning dark through oxidation or arriving at venues uncarbonated, there have been plenty of examples of beers leaving local breweries not quite right in the past year or so.  Sure, when there are thousands of new, often experimental beers being…

Best New Beers Of 2019 – So Far News

There's never been a period in history when so many new beers have been released with such regularity. Indeed, if you were to attempt to define what we're living through in the beer world right now, other than "madness" you'd likely focus on this relentless desire for new, new, new. It's equal…

Aussie Export: Dave Rooney News

The tourism pull of small breweries, whether they're in the inner suburbs or regional centres, is an oft-repeated mantra among those who tout the benefits of craft beer. Tour companies with the sole purpose of guiding drinkers to good beer venues and bars can be found across Australia and, when…

Making A Stand News

“A few years ago, it was good enough to show up with amazing beer, a folding card table and a pull up banner. Tasting notes were a nice touch, and some business cards in the back pocket.”Brewers and punters alike remember these good ol’ days of beer festivals. A marquee, a trestle table and a few…

Common Ground: Blending Beer & Coffee News

The worlds of coffee and beer might initially seem like polar opposites. For starters, caffeine and alcohol have competing effects on the body, typically resulting in their consumption at opposite ends of the day. Yet an increasing number of breweries are rolling the two drinks into one by adding coffee…

The Drinks Adventurer News

“Come on. Try something new. Where’s your sense of adventure?” It seems to be a shared trait among people who love good beer to try to win others over. Even when we don’t have a vested interest in it, we relish seeing people broaden their tastes. So we tell someone about a new beer, or a…

The 12 Beers Of Christmas In July at The Taphouse (NSW) Event

It's been a long time coming but The Taphouse doors in Darlo are open once more. And that means the team there have been getting busy lining up their next epic events. First up is The 12 Beers Of Christmas In July, for which they've been squirrelling away some of the best dark, malty, sweet, send-you-home-in-an-Uber…

The 12 Beers Of Christmas In July at The Taphouse (NSW) Event

It's been a long time coming but The Taphouse doors in Darlo are open once more. And that means the team there have been getting busy lining up their next epic events. First up is The 12 Beers Of Christmas In July, for which they've been squirrelling away some of the best dark, malty, sweet, send-you-home-in-an-Uber…

The 12 Beers Of Christmas In July at The Taphouse (NSW) Event

It's been a long time coming but The Taphouse doors in Darlo are open once more. And that means the team there have been getting busy lining up their next epic events. First up is The 12 Beers Of Christmas In July, for which they've been squirrelling away some of the best dark, malty, sweet, send-you-home-in-an-Uber…

The 12 Beers Of Christmas In July at The Taphouse (NSW) Event

It's been a long time coming but The Taphouse doors in Darlo are open once more. And that means the team there have been getting busy lining up their next epic events. First up is The 12 Beers Of Christmas In July, for which they've been squirrelling away some of the best dark, malty, sweet, send-you-home-in-an-Uber…

Bad Shepherd's Drive-Thru PB&J Pop-Up Beer Launch Event

Receiving last minute notifications of the location of secret events used to be the preserve of raves and warehouse parties. Now Bad Shepherd are following that route for a beer launch. To celebrate the release of their Peanut Butter & Jam Barrel-Aged Porter, they're hosting a pop-up, drifve-thru launch…

Beer Vs Wine Valentine's Showdown Dinner At Tumut River Brewing Co (NSW) Event

Nothing says Valentine's Day like facing off two things against each other until there's a clear winner. That's what relationships are all about, right? When the big day rolls around in 2020, Tumut River Brewing Co will be hosting a beer and wine showdown dinner. Five courses of food by Michele…

Back To The Barrels: 4th Birthday Of Boatrocker Barrel Room (VIC) Event

"Stainless steel? Where we're going we don't need… stainless steel!" On November 10, Boatrocker are travelling back in time to 2015, when they opened Australia’s first ever barrel room. To mark the occasion of its 4th birthday, they're releasing a few new barrel-aged…

Bucket Boys Third Anniversary Party (NSW) Event

Bucket Boys Marrickville is turning three, and celebrating with a party the day after Halloween - there'll be no tricks, but so many treats.On Friday night from 6-10pm, the boys are pulling out some kegs that'll blow your freakin' mind - we're talking some of the best in the world.There'll also…

R3BIRTH - A Spring Equinox Birthday Celebration At 3 Ravens Brewery (VIC) Event

When there's a lot to celebrate, it makes sense to jam it all together and rock one massive party. On Saturday, September 21, 3 Ravens are using the imminent spring equinox as an opportunity to celebrate their recent Indies win (Champion Small/Medium Brewery) as well as their…

Beer vs Wine Dinner At The Local Taphouse St Kilda (VIC) Event

Love your hops and malt, but also dapple in the fruit of the vine? Come be the judge at this Beer vs Wine Showdown.The Local Taphouse is showcasing the very best from their favourite Victorian wineries and breweries, and pairing these drinks with a share-style three course meal designed by…

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