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Sanctus Brewing Company Brewer

There’s a quote attributed to Ben Franklin: “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy”. As it turns out, Ben Franklin never said that; the real quote was sort of about wine, but mostly about rain on vineyards. However, many of us can agree with the cheeky sentiment behind the…

Tiny Mountain (Lion) Brewer

The residents of Townsville are generally straight shooters who call it like it is. (They literally live in a place called towns-ville, after all.) But when it comes to Castle Hill, the natural landmark that stands proudly in the middle of town, some of the locals have taken to calling it a “tiny mountain”…

Red Bluff Brewers Brewer

Spend enough time around the beer industry and you’ll likely hear someone utter the joke: “How do you make a small fortune? Start with a big one and open a brewery.” Equally, while the appetite for beer that’s something other than industrial lager continues to grow, the marketplace is a tough…

Swell Brewery & Taphouse Brewer

Dan Wright is the nomadic type, living a life that’s seen him travel far and wide searching for great surf and rolling snow covered mountains while absorbing the buzz of the local craft beer scene wherever he roams. The owner and head brewer at South Australia’s Swell, he first came up with the…

Bells Beach Brewing Brewer

Bells Beach’s surfing credentials are known far and wide. The Rip Curl Pro has been held there continuously since the 1960s and tourists regularly flock to the beach – and the surrounding Surf Coast region – for a dip, surf and wipe out. However, as anyone who’s spent time there over the years…

Reub Goldberg Brewing Machine Brewer

An epic cycling trip from Alaska to Costa Rica, visiting 150 breweries along the way, was all it took to convince partners Billy Barneston and Anna Suthers to start a brewery of their own. Travelling more than 9,000 kilometres through nine countries provided them not only with an impressive amount of…

Mismatch Brewing Co Brewer

Bringing together a bunch of seemingly mismatched people to start a business might not seem the smartest of ideas. But take a look at where Mismatch Brewing Company – and its associated operations – sits today and you’d have to conclude the founders were onto a good thing. Mismatched they might…

Burnley Brewing Brewer

Back when they were at university together, Neil Mills and Phil Gijsbers decided to start a café. It’s an unusual brewery origin story but, then again, Burnley Brewery is a little unusual. In the years that followed, Phil started a few more cafés and Neil eventually ended up entering the world…

St Andrews Beach Brewery Brewer

In a country in which craft beer continues its seemingly inexorable rise, breweries are beginning to appear in all manner of unlikely spots. While reimagining an old warehouse in an industrial corner of town still seems to be the primary mode of transformation, beer tourists can discover much else on…

Endeavour Tap Rooms Brewer

They told everyone they’d have a place like this one day. Not everyone believed them. After all, the founders Andy, Ben and Dan had been hawking Endeavour Beer, the brand they launched in 2010, for more than six years, patiently searching for the right site, in the right location and they were prepared…

Great Beer Advisory

When good beer isn’t good enough. Great Beer Advisory (GBA) has been set up by Brodie French, former Head Brewer, Senior Brewer and Production Brewer, to assist breweries who are looking for independent analysis and support for their business operations. GBA’s core focus is in three areas: In…

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…

White Oaks Saloon Venue

More than a century ago, White Oaks was an American town awash with people, booze and revelry. The discovery of gold turned the outpost located towards the middle of New Mexico into one with a booming population, where tents sprung up faster than they could be counted, and led to White Oaks becoming…

The Retreat Hotel Venue

There are few spots to enjoy a pint quite like the front bar at The Retreat. It’s a space soaked in both character and history, where the stained-glass detailing above the well-worn bar and the walls lined with photos of bygone Melbourne create the feeling you’ve travelled back to an earlier point…

The Goods Shed Venue

On either side of the border between New South Wales and Victoria, separated by the Murray River, lie the twin towns of Albury and Wodonga. The latter, somewhat unfairly, has always lived in the shadow of the former, being slightly younger, smaller and home to fewer bars.  But, as most younger…

Great Ocean Road Brewhouse Venue

Drinking locally brewed craft beer in the heart of a “paradise by the sea" would be a dream holiday for many people. And, since 2015, it’s a dream that’s been a reality for the streams of tourists travelling the Great Ocean Road each year.  The Great Ocean Road Brewhouse, situated on the…

Vintage 72 Bottleshop

Rosanna Village is one of those shopping strips that tends to favour small businesses over major chains. Little cafés, florists and milk bars all help make Rosanna feel like a small country town, despite it being only a half hour train ride from the CBD. Located in Melbourne’s northeast, this…

Oldfield Cellars – Gosford Bottleshop

Even those with little more than a passing interest will have noticed that the craft beer scene across New South Wales has, in recent years, been expanding wildly in all directions like a raging bull. In general, that’s meant it has become far easier to find a good local drop, with the distance you…

Freddie Wimpoles Venue

In contemplating what you might look for in a craft beer venue, few people would think to put taxidermied deer heads and political references at the top of their must have list, but St Kilda’s Freddie Wimpoles manages to deliver on both so well that you couldn’t imagine it any other…

Saint John Craft Beer Venue

For years before Adelaide’s bar scene began waking up to the good stuff, beer loving travellers would return from visits to the city like explorers who had chanced upon the Holy Grail. The cause of their epiphany was The Wheaty, the Thebarton pub that would regularly attract declarations along the…

Margaret River Brewhouse Zappa IPA Beer

Zappa, a rhythm apart, yet familiar; mutant charisma. Or, in hop form, “tropical weirdness”, according to Margaret River Brewhouse. And they’re not far off. So much here feels like a reminder of an old friend, but with an amplified, almost abrasiveness; a shouty character that takes time to…

Fixation Brewing Straight To DVD, Deep Green, Sparkle & Fade & Piece Of Cake Beer

For IPA lovers, one of the boons of COVID-19 has been Fixation's decision to go from very occasional limited releases in cans to no less than 28 in eight months. The final foursome for the year lands just ahead of summer and covers a few bases too. **Straight To DVD** is a pretty straight down the…

Moon Dog & To Øl Dream Cake Beer

Given both breweries' past outputs, any collaboration between Moon Dog and Scandinavians To Øl could have gone in many a direction. Where this one has headed is straight for the patisserie. And how. Dream Cake is tagged a "coconut cake imperial dark ale" and you're not left wondering how far they…

Frenchies Tropical Mist DDH Cryo NEIPAs Beer

Craft beer may never have been more popular and widely available than it is now, however there still must be so much that remains completely inscrutable to the average punter. Case in point: DDH Imperial Cryo NEIPA. It sounds less like a delicious beverage and more like some kind of dumb transportation…

Frenchies The World Of Yesterday & Triple (with Little Alchemist Brewing) Beer

I think what’s most endearing about Frenchies is their ability to continuously take on classic styles that rarely see the inside of a bottleshop fridge and absolutely nail them while pumping out DDH hazies and milkshake IPAs at the same time. It’s a sort of best of both worlds type situation, as…

Swell Brewery Small Swell Beer

Man can't survive on 7 percent ABV, fruit-laden monsters, much as we might like to; sometimes we need a stayer. Something to mix with a burst of activity or a long chill session in the outdoors. Enter Small Swell, a 3.4 percent ABV mid-strength with those longer sessions in mind: a refreshing ale to…

Swell Brewery Corduroy Lines Hazy IPA Beer

Fashion styles tend to work in a circular manner, yet I imagine most would be happy if humanity makes an exception for the corduroy pant. Apart from the dreary colour spread spanning light beige, beige, medium beige and darker beige colour selection *[I dunno, I've seen some pretty mean purple ones!…

Van Dieman Elderflower, Wild Nectar & Fence Line Beer

If there's one thing this trio of Australian spontaneous ales from Van Dieman suggests, it's there's something of a house – or should that be farm – character developing among the gently undulating fields south of Launceston. While there are distinctions to be drawn, despite the different methods…

Nomad Brewing I Remember My First Check-In Beer

"It is hard to believe, but it’s been ten years of discovering, sharing and checking in... it’s been ten years of Untappd!” For their tenth birthday, Untappd partnered with Dogfish Head to launch a project that [celebrates the global craft beer community](https://untappd.com/10). They called…

Six String Hop Hesher DDH IPA Beer

For those not in the know, a hesher refers to a diehard enthusiast of heavy metal music, so one can assume a Hop Hesher refers to those among us who are diehard enthusiasts of hops. That's certainly the case with this spring small batch release from Six String, with their Hop Hesher DDH IPA a great…

Beer Travel: The High Country Breweries Pt 1 News

Well, how about 2020, hey? In March this year, The Crafty Pint took a trip up to Victoria’s High Country to revisit its many breweries with the intention being to write an article encouraging craft beer fans to holiday in the region as soon as they could. The trip followed Australia’s devastating…

Postcards From The Edge No.59: The Indies Reinvented News

Next Thursday, brewers and beer lovers across the country will gather to watch The Indies awards. And it’s safe to say things will look rather different to all previous Indies nights.  In 2019, the night capped off the Independent Brewers Association’s (IBA) BrewCon, packing a Melbourne…

Brew & A: Five Barrel Brewing News

Prior to making contact for this article, the last time I'd spoken to Phil O'Shea, of Wollongong brewery Five Barrel, was at the height of the summer's bushfire season. He'd volunteered his services to help design the Resilience Beer that would raise funds for communities in impacted regions. Nine…

Heading Sou'East To Sou'West News

The age old saying that "home is where the heart is" will have taken on greater meaning for many in this year of closed borders and cancelled flights. People often long to be close to home, close to family, especially amid the insanity 2020 has brought to bear. It certainly rang true for brewer…

Postcards From The Edge No.57: Back In The Van News

When we were kids, most of us were told never to get into a van with strangers. But Matt Farrelly and Joslyn Erickson depend on people (all consenting adults) getting in their van to sustain their business. So, when Queensland's COVID-19 restrictions stopped Hop On Brewery Tours from operating…

WA Trailblazers Feral Turn 18 News

Turning eighteen has given the team at Feral an opportunity to reflect on the brewery's history, and future – something which has also been wrapped up in a new Brewpub Series beer. While much of the Feral story was covered in our Hop Hog At Ten article, Guy Southern sat down with general…

Crafty Crawls: The Barossa News

The Barossa Valley enjoys global fame, known mainly for its bold, rich reds and delicious food offerings. It’s no secret the Valley is stained with shiraz and laced with vineyards that stretch across the Eden Valley, Tanunda, Nuriootpa, Greenock, Angaston as well as the well known Seppeltsfield regions. However,…

Dollar Bill's Dream Edges Closer News

As the classic Sam Cooke track* goes, it's been a long time coming, but Dollar Bill Brewing are hopeful they'll finally have their unique cellar door experience open next spring. The wild ale specialists have entered the two week advertising stage for the "Invermay Beer Farm" they hope will…

Beer Basics: Malt, Malt, Malt News

Back at the start of winter 2018, we kicked off a new series aiming to teach readers about the basics of beer and brewing in the company of Nic Sandery, who had then launched Molly Rose as a brewery without a home. Since then, he's built a home for Molly Rose as well as a fine reputation for his beers…

Ten Years Of Crafty: In Ten(ish) Beers News

When I first got in contact with James Smith in early 2017 to apply to write for The Crafty Pint, we agreed to meet up at a beer event to chat. Of course, I had no idea what he looked like, so I did what we all do in these situations – dove into the deep end of the internet to stalk him. There was…

Ten Years Of Crafty: Beer In The Media News

In part six (or seven, depending how you're counting) of our look back at the decade in beer since The Crafty Pint launched, we turn our focus onto the medium in which we operate: media. How has the way people write, talk and discuss beer changed? And how has the way in which we consume information…

Ten Years Of Crafty: Meet The Team II News

In part two of the midway feature in our Ten Years Of Crafty series we again hand the mic to some of the people who've been part of the growth of the site over the past decade. You can view part one of Meet The Team here and find the remainder of the series here. To date, we've looked at the site's…

Ten Years Of Crafty: Meet The Team I News

As we reach the midpoint in our series looking back over the ten years since The Crafty Pint launched, we're handing the mic to some of those who've helped turn it from one man, a laptop and a camera to a nationwide team of staff and freelancers (and one haggard, greying man with a newer laptop…

Ten Years Of Crafty: The Big Ones News

There's a simple guide when it comes to working out which stories tend to attract the most eyes in this day and age. It's lists and controversy, pretty much the model for many news organisations and almost every lifestyle publication. So, when we took a look at the stories that had proven most…

Ten Years Of Crafty: In Pictures News

If a picture says a thousand words, then many millions have been spoken over the past decade in beer... After kicking off our tenth anniversary coverage with a long read on the genesis of the site, today we're switching tack. We've taken a trip down Memory Lane, making our way through…

Ten Years Of Crafty: The Wobbly Boot News

It was around midday on August 30, 2010. Man In A Van had dropped the last of our belongings in Alphington, I’d locked the front door of the house we’d been renting in Collingwood for the last time and was making my way along the path to where my wife, Tara, was waiting in our dented '97 Magna (complete…

Ya Wee Blasta! News

For anyone closely involved in the Australian beer scene, one notable absence from this year's normal way of life has been beer awards. The Australian International Beer Awards usually take place during Good Beer Week in May and herald a steady stream of similar events, but COVID-19 put paid to that. Things…

Postcards from the Edge No.49: Wombating COVID News

It didn't take long after they first met in New York back in 2017 for conversation to turn to brewing a beer together. After all, there can't be too many occasions when brewers from different parts of the world hit it off and spend a couple of days together drinking beer that talk of collaborating doesn't…

The Big Issue: Coping With COVID-19 Part I News

“Broad strokes – it's shit, feels very flat, cut off, isolated…” As I was figuring out how to write this article, I asked members of The Crafty Pint team – a number of whom live in locked-down Melbourne – to share privately how their mental health had been affected during the COVID-19…

Wildflower: Time Is On Our Side News

Following weeks of speculation and uncertainty, on Monday, March 23, licensed venues and dine-in food businesses throughout Australia were forced to close indefinitely due to the rising threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an instant, the Australian beer industry and the wider ecosystem of which…

Mane Liquor's Car Park Party 2020 (WA) Event

One of the best-loved events in Perth's beer calendar returns this November with a stellar lineup of booze producers. The Mane Liquor Car Park Party takes over the award-winning bottleshop and packs out every year. With travel restrictions still in place, there might not be as many interstate…

Oktoberfest at Prancing Pony (SA) Event

Some of the Prancing Pony team were supposed to be travelling to Munich for Oktoberfest this year. While those plans have been scuppered by COVID-19, they're bring the celebrations to the Adelaide Hills instead. Throughout the entire month of October, they're serving up authentic German food…

Molly Rose Bring The Brewery To You* Event

Collingwood-based Molly Rose have found a cunning way of expanding the reach of their brewery cellar door while Melburnians are still operating with a 5km travel limit: opening a second one. Well, sort of anyway. They've created a pop-up at the House of Lulu White that runs into October that allows…

Perth BeerFest 2020 (WA) Event

Beer festivals have returned to WA and that means Perth BeerFest is set to return this October. Perth BeerFest will be lining up an epic collection of the state's producers alongside a wide range of entertainment, including masterclasses, beer and food pairing, live bands and DJs, live-streamed…

Deadline To Enter The Indies 2020 – Now Extended Event

The Indies is the annual beer competition run by the Independent Brewers Association (IBA). It's the largest of its kind in the country focused solely on beers from independent Australian breweries and this year judging will be carried out in October. As well as trophies for the best beers and breweries,…

Beer Together: Quarantinnies ft Edge & Have A Beer, Guess The Year Event

It's Mr Peanutbutter heaven on Beer Together on May 7 as the fledgling YouTube channel hosts a crossover episode.The Chosen Brew host Ian McNally switches hats for (part of) the night to welcome Edge Brewing Project onto the show for a chat about their Quarantinnies box beer, Koji Rice Lager.Given…

Deep Creek Bar Shout at The Silverlake Social (VIC) Event

Join the team at The Silverlake Social for their finest hour – at least the finest this week as they open the taps in honour of a visiting guest brewery.  This time around it's the Kiwi brewery Deep Creek whose co-owner Scott Taylor will be travelling across the ditch to shout…

Spiegelau Tasting at Helios Brewing (QLD) Event

Black magic. That's got to be it. What other reason could there be for a beer tasting so different in bottle or can than it does in glass? Still sceptical? Head along to this Spiegelau beer tasting at Helios Brewing and prepare to have your eyes widened.  They'll be serving up three of…

Montery Haze - Alvarado Street Brewery Showcase At Bitter Phew (NSW) Event

From an upscale brewpub in California to a cool and cozy beer bar in Sydney, these hoppy beers have travelled a long way in a short time. Over the weekend beginning March 20, head into Bitter Phew for these seven hop bombs from the father and son team at Alvarado Street Brewery. TAPLIST: Western…

Rocky Ridge Tap Showcase & Big Arcade Game Party At The Union Hotel (NSW) Event

The good folk at the Union Hotel have been in cahoots with the masterminds at Rocky Ridge Brewing since before Christmas to line up a shipment of kegs they've been yearning to try for ages.These beers have travelled all the way from Busselton in Western Australia to Newtown in Sydney,…

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