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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Beerland Brewing Ugly Sweater Beer

Winter is here, which means it's time to bring out those ugly sweaters. For Beerland’s latest winter 2019 release, they've done exactly that – only in the form of an India brown ale. Never the most common of styles, here the brewers have given it a bit of a revamp here with the intention of keeping…

Stone & Wood Stone Beer 2015 Beer

Earlier this year, Stone & Wood once again invited friends from inside and outside the beer world to their Byron Bay home for the annual brewing of their Stone Beer – the one that involves heating volcanic rocks from Fiji in a fire on the driveway before dropping them into the kettle then transferring…

Burleigh Brewing Fanny Gertrude's Bickie Beer Beer

Fanny's back! The beer that made its debut on tap at The Local Taphouse's Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular had a genesis as unusual as the actual brew itself, with deliveries of ingredients held up by the Queensland floods, thus making it a race against time to have it ready for the festival. As…

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,…

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…

Ballistic Beer Co Sleep When You're Dead Nordic IPA Beer

The majority of the beers in Ballistic’s Sleep When You’re Dead series have been about the hops, the whole hops, and nothing but the hops. But, as with the India Brown Ale, one of the first SWYD beers, the Nordic IPA expects the hops to share the spotlight. Not so much with the malt this time, but…

Wayward Brewing Coffee & Donuts Beer

Wayward went through more than four kegs of their 2019 GABS beer in Sydney alone, so it’s no surprise they’ve decided to rebrew it, stick it in cans, and release it nationwide. Although an early version appeared in Dan Murphys’ Festival Variety Pack – one that led them to issue [this statement](https://www.facebook.com/WaywardBrewing/photos/a.384574944946315/2708725419197911/?type=3&theater&ifg=1),…

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…

Sailors Grave Nuts & Law Of The Tongue Beer

For the most part, the one-off and seasonal beers coming out of Sailors Grave have been farmhouse style ales. But, as they prepare to welcome another junior brewer into the world, they've sent out a pair of a more straightforward bent; well, as straightforward as you can reasonably hope to expect from…

Mornington Peninsula VinAle Beer

When you're located in one of the country's best wine regions, it makes sense in today's climate of anything goes to collaborate with one of your neighbours for a spot of grape on grain action. And when that region is best known for its delightful cool climate Pinot Noir, why not base said collaboration…

Beer Nuts: ‘Manda Lê News

If you've spent any time around Melbourne's beer community, the chances are you'll have come across ‘Manda Lê. And, if you've come across ‘Manda Lê, there's an excellent chance you'll remember the meeting.Not only has 'Manda been a familiar friendly face at bars, festivals and events…

Beer Nuts: Leith Booker News

Beer Nuts is an occasional feature we run that shines a spotlight on people who take their passion for good beer to the extreme – and sometimes beyond. Here, we step inside the beer cave of Leith Booker. The 36-year-old expat Kiwi has managed to well and truly ensconce himself in the local beer…

Beer Nuts: Matt Kirkey News

Beer Nuts is our semi-regular feature focusing on people taking their love of beer to extreme levels. People such as Matt Kirkey, a Canadian who moved to the warmer climes of Australia a few years ago.  Earlier this year, the 35-year-old quit his job this year to travel…

Beer Nuts: The Beer Drinkers News

The rapid rise in popularity of Instagram over the past couple of years has seen many people take their love of craft beer social via the medium of photography. For most, it's a case of snapping whatever's in front of them and sharing. For some, effort goes into setting up the shots: obscure angles;…

Beer Nuts: Michael Doulton News

According to the town's Wikipedia page, the most notable thing about Truro – other than its agricultural history and delectable array of breads and pastries that meld the region's German and Cornish influences – is rather gruesome. The town on the edge of the Barossa Valley became notorious in…

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…

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…

Beer Nuts: The Fletcher Brothers News

If you've spent any amount of time taking an interest in beer in Australia in the past few years, you've probably come across Jez and / or Sam Fletcher in some way, shape or form. If you live in Sydney or attend quality beer events and festivals, you may well have shared a drink with them. If you read…

Beer Nuts: A Craft Beer Ideot News

Way back before The Crafty Pint even existed online, as we brainstormed ideas for stories and features on the site, a mate said we should make sure we included the readers we hoped to attract to the site. As a standup comic we figured he'd know a thing or two about giving the people what they want so…

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…

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: 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,…

Beer Nuts: Crafty Kev News

As introductions go, it was a pretty good one... Hi Guys,I hope you are well.A couple of months ago I decided to embark on a beer drinking adventure. For the past few months I have been documenting my attempts to drink every beer on your Hottest 100 list and I must say I'm having a cracking time. It…

Beer Nuts: Rosemarie Ensink News

The beer world is full of colourful characters. We all know the charismatic brewmaster, the bartender whose knowledge knows no bounds, the homebrewer who'll be brewing commercially some day and the passionate beer devotee sitting across the bar.  Indeed, perhaps the most beautiful aspect of the…

Beer Nuts: The Beer Tragic News

The first two people to feature as Crafty Pint "Beer Nuts" are both relatively new converts to the world of awesome beer. While Jimmy "Craft Beer Ideot" Swinglehurst and Scotty "Beardface" Thompson have accelerated from their first craft beer to their own brands of humorous obsession in no time, our…

Beer Nuts: Paul Cooke News

Teaching kids all day can be thirsty work and someone who knows all about that is Paul Cooke. He's a primary school teacher in Perth where, along with his wife Laura (also a teacher), he participates in a program called deferred salary. The program sees Paul and Laura paid 80 percent of their wage…

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,…

Beer Nuts: Beardface News

Late last year, we kicked off a new series of features on The Crafty Pint called Beer Nuts, which shines a light on some of the most colourful beer lovers found in Australia – those that take their passion for the amber nectar above and beyond the normal call of duty. The launch article featuring…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Beergustation at Rocks Brewery (NSW) Event

After selling out the Winter edition, Rocks Brewing is bringing its big beergustation back for a Spring outing.  In a nutshell it's six courses paired with six beers, all enjoyed in the shadow of the tanks in which they were created. More specifically it's an evening guided by both chefs…

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…

Dark Beer & Doughnuts at The Hop Factory Event

Who says beer and food matching has to be haute or even healthy? For an afternoon of unapologetic indulgence, head along to The Hop Factory for their Dark Beer & Doughnuts event. On Saturday 13 June they'll be pouring four of the just-released dark beers from the local lads at Murray's alongside…

Oud Beersel (BE) Lambic Cask Showcase (NSW) Event

The story of Oud Beersel is a remarkable one, as too are the lambics produced by the Belgian brewery. Founded in 1882 in the town of Beersel, and run by the Vandervelden family for more than 100 years, Oud Beersel produced generations of traditional lambic beers until it fell on hard financial times…

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…

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…

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…

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