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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…

Empire Jerky Venue

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 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…

Felons & Brewsvegas 2020 Hazy Pale Beer

Brewsvegas launched in 2014 as Brisbane’s annual ten day celebration of all things good beer. It's a not-for-profit that relies on sponsorship and a ton of volunteer help and goodwill, with everyone involved a lover of beer, Brisbane, and the city’s beer community. Their annual collaboration brew…

La Sirène Praline (2020 Onwards) Beer

If you were asked to come up with an example of a cult beer in Australia, La Sirène's Praline would fit the bill. Thrust into the limelight by its success at GABS 2014, the Belgian style stout featuring organic vanilla pods, cacao nibs and hazelnuts helped bring the Alphington brewery to the attention…

Felons Brewing Co Champagne Sour & Crusade IPA Beer

The last couple of years have seen a surge of wine flavours make their way into beer, whether it be from wine barrels, beer-wine hybrid styles, wine yeasts, or vinous hops. Felons Brewing’s **Champagne Sour** uses the latter two, and captures the taste of a sparkling wine without ever touching any…

Felons Brewing Co Local Ale Beer

Brisbane is starting to develop a reputation as the City of Lights, and it’s a nickname that doesn’t require much explanation – come anywhere near the river at night and you’ll see bridges, walkways, trees and buildings lit with different colours and patterns. It’s certainly a more romantic…

Felons Brewing Co Natural Ale Beer

When you visit Felons, it’s easy to have all of your attention fall on the panoramic view of the river. But walk through to the other side and you’re in a beer garden that feels like less like Brisbane city than it does Italian countryside - bursting pink bougainvillea, silvery olive trees and faded…

Queenscliff Brewhouse Steam Ale Beer

Having drawn upon influences from British brewing traditions for their mid, here Queenscliff Brewhouse look to the West Coast of the US. But not to the beers that have helped drive the modern craft beer scene – or make hop growers happy people – instead, it's a California Common, a style that heralds…

Eagle Bay Lemon Coco-Nilla Donut Session Ale & Refreshing Ale Beer

Eagle Bay have been collaborating again, with a pair of new releases leaving the WA brewery as spring turned to summer. One goes under the moniker of a donut session ale, with **Lemon Coco-Nilla** a coming together of two of the greatest food groups on the planet: beer and donuts. Brewed with Perth's…

Bad Shepherd Red IPA & South Island Sour & Double Choc Hazelnut Brown Beer

They're never shy when it comes to releasing new beers but, for their fourth birthday, Bad Shepherd went on a little splurge. The **Red IPA** was the official birthday beer, with the style voted for by their fans. Pouring a rusty deep orange, it mixes floral and berry hop aromas with toffee and a deep,…

La Sirène The Beginning Beer

Anyone who’s spent a moment with Costa Nikias will likely have heard him speak about his love for La Sirène’s home in Alphington. It's in a small industrial pocket nestled by parklands and the Darebin Creek, making for a warehouse and surrounds where unique natural microbes tie the La Sirène beers…

Felons Brewing Co Belgian Dubbel Beer

With Brisbane’s brief spring fast approaching, the Felons are getting their last licks of winter in with a classic Belgian-inspired dark beer. The Dubbel pays homage to the patron saint of beer, Saint Arnold, who saved lives during the medieval era by insisting people drink beer as opposed to disease-ridden…

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…

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…

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…

Feast Of The Barrel 2 At Fancy Hank's (VIC) Event

Feast of the Barrel 2: a night of whisky, beer and barbecue.  Celebrate the launch of the 2019 release of the Wolf of the Willows Lark Barrel-Aged Imperial Johnny Smoked Porter and Lark Distillery's The Wolf Release 2.0. This event is inspired by The Barrel Exchange Project…

Best Of GABS Tap Showcase At The Taphouse (NSW) Event

The good people at The Taphouse may have had a little too much to drink at GABS (a predicament that none of the rest of us found ourselves in, of course).  But, days later, they started having flashbacks... maple syrup? Mango tea? Donuts? Luckily, they found a list of all of their favourite…

Weekend Of Darkness 2019 At The Scratch (QLD) Event

The Good Family Scratch and the Children of Darkness are calling to us.  They've released their signature preview video. They've amassed and stockpiled and hoarded all the liquid blackness that their barns could hold.  And soon, they will become one with the darkness. The Weekend…

The Dark Nights At The Union Hotel (NSW) Event

Now in its fourth year, The Dark Nights party is one of the best weekends of the year for the crew at the Union Hotel Newtown. Why's that? Well, it sees the pub curate a list of 40 different dark beers to pour over two nights, so expect a huge list made up of some of the best stouts, porters, bocks,…

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…

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