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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…

Malt Shed Brewer

When the Malt Shed opened in Wangaratta midway through 2017, brewing’s arrival in the rural city represented something of a return to form. During the 1880s, when the population of Wangaratta was roughly 20 times smaller than it is today, the regional centre had not one but two breweries making beer…

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…

White Brick Brewing Brewer

Brisbanites are notoriously unwilling to travel to get anywhere. Apart from commuting, most people resist driving more than 15 minutes to get somewhere – if it’s farther away than that, it’s too much hassle. (Sorry, Grandma.) And, as the population keeps sprawling outwards, more people are…

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, Ben Kooyman, Andy Stewart and Dan Hastings had been hawking Endeavour Beer, the brand they launched in 2010, for more than six years with few outward signs of their ongoing search for a place to put a…

Frenchies Bistro & Brewery Brewer

Our first rendezvous with Vince de Soyres and Thomas Cauquil happened underground. It was in 2014, in the cellar of Naremburn’s Flat Rock Brew Cafe where the pair – Vince the brewer and Thomas the chef – served up a memorable degustation with colourful pairings that shone through the dim light…

Brewhouse Margaret River Brewer

Open a brewery. Down South. Somewhere around Margaret River. Yep, that’d be the life. For the three families behind Brewhouse Margaret River, this “If you build it, they will come” tale has become a thriving validation of vision and belief. It’s also one that’s well on its way to becoming…

Shedshaker Brewing Brewer

Long ago, Castlemaine’s claim to fame was the local abundance of two valuable resources: gold and beer. Despite the town retaining so many of its historical buildings, those particular reasons for being had long since gone; the gold had all been mined and the last brewery closed its doors in 1925. Prior…

Wildflower Brewer

As the Australian craft beer world becomes ever more crowded with breweries, it’s increasingly difficult for new businesses to stand out from the crowd. Wildflower is one of the most unique to open in recent times. Started by American expat Topher Boehm and Australian brother in law Chris Allen,…

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…

Bottlemart Margate Bottleshop

It’s a bottleshop in a shopping centre – not traditionally the sort of place you’d expect to find shelf upon shelf of beers from across the country, let alone imperial stouts from America, fruited Berliner Weisse from New Zealand, and Trappist tripels from Belgium. It’s also in Margate, a coastal…

CraftyMerch Bottleshop

At CraftyMerch, we just love beer. Deeply. Profoundly. Especially craft beer. We really enjoy drinking it but putting this social pleasure aside, we also like contributing to the market’s expansion, in our own way. So if we can help by delivering promotional merchandising that will help…

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…

Stein's Taphouse Venue

“Welcome to Stein’s Taphouse. We specialise in beer. We serve Australian craft beer.”   As welcomes go, that which  greets guests arriving at this American style taphouse in the heart of the Barossa is one to have beer lovers salivating. It’s a welcome that’s likely to be followed…

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…

Hemingway's Brewery The Endeavour IPA Beer

A West Coast style IPA brewed on the East Coast and named after the ship that carried a Northern Hemisphere explorer around the planet, The Endeavour was part of Hemingway's strong showing at the 2019 Australian International Beer Awards, collecting a silver not long after being added to the brewery's…

Modus Operandi Silent Knight Porter (Core Range) Beer

Ask someone the first thing that comes into their mind when they think of Modus Operandi and we'll wager the majority come up with something related to hop forward beers or IPAs. They'd have good reason to do so too; it's been upon such beers the serial trophy winners from the Northern Beaches have built…

Van Dieman Giblin X Beer

Giblin is the imperial stout that's been in the Van Dieman limited release locker for years. And, like the brewery itself, it's one that's evolving as Will Tatchell's farm-based, estate ale-creating operation moves into a second decade. No longer is it enough to put out an imperial stout brewed with…

Endeavour Brewing Stacked IPA (Cans) Beer

When Endeavour first found their Tap Rooms home in The Rocks, the first new beer to be brewed as a regular was the IPA. Space is a premium in the cosy brewery, and so the stainless steel tanks are stacked on top of each other. In tribute to this, the IPA became known as Stacked IPA. Fast forward to…

Barrel Farm By Blackman's Quince & Honey Saison Beer

The third release from Blackman's offshoot dedicated to beers of a more funky and farmhouse nature sees the Torquay team move from sour to saison. It's no straightforward saison, however, with locally sourced quince and honey added to the mix. As you might expect, the resultant beer sits at the fuller,…

Blackman's Brewery Coffee Lager Beer

Coffee has been used in beer in many different ways over the years. Sometimes brewers want to add its roasty qualities to a beer, on occasion it's more about extracting the perfume like characteristics of the beans instead. And many methods have been explored in terms of how the coffee is prepared, and…

Batch Brewing Co The Big Kahuna Beer

One of Batch’s earliest releases and now a regular winter seasonal, The Big Kahuna, returns for the year, making its way into cans for the very first time. Inspired by founders Chris and Andrew’s Hawaiian travels, this brown ale is packed with malty goodness from no less than six different malts.…

Six String Triple Dark Red IPA Beer

For many of us, Six String’s Dark Red IPA was the first red IPA we could consistently get our hands on. It’s a beautiful, balanced drop, with the hops and malt intertwining masterfully and with intensity. When Six String brought out the double, they amped it up, put a tiger on the label, and we all…

Moon Dog Jacket's & Vinnie's IPAs Beer

Their association with the canine world has long gone beyond the brewery name and roaming brewery dog. There's been sponsorship of various dog-related events and now both a series of IPAs named after dogs with a connection to the brewery and [Doggy Adoption Day](https://craftypint.com/event/11187/doggy-adoption-day-at-moon-dog-vic)…

Endeavour Ygritte's Nitro Red & Grapefruit IIPA Beer

Like the fiery red-haired warrior woman from Game of Thrones, **Ygritte’s Nitro Red** is a fan favourite. She’s a traditional Irish red, but with a higher proportion of nitrogen than your standard nitro pour, making this beer as smooth and creamy as they come. The cascading, off white head takes…

Beer Travel: Vancouver News

Vancouver has long been a hotspot for craft beer in Canada, home to the country’s first prohibition craft brewery back in the 1980s. Unfortunately, British Columbia, the province in which Vancouver is located, has lagged behind compared to the rest of the Pacific Northwest, which also comprises the…

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…

Beer Travel: A Taste Of Mexico City News

As I soon discovered when I first moved to Mexico City in 2016, beer – or cerveza here – has an important place in Mexican culture.  No fiesta – if not lunch or dinner every day – would be complete without a few caguamas (literally, "turtle" - one litre bottles shaped like said…

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 Travel: The Breweries Of The Sunshine Coast News

The Sunshine Coast is known for many things: a beautiful climate, stunning beaches, great surf, its spectacular Hinterland. If you're heading there as a family, there's Australia Zoo, the Big Pineapple and the odd theme park to keep you entertained. Heck, thanks to the Russell Crowe's jockstrap and the…

Stomping Ground 2 To Open Early 2020 News

The rise of Stomping Ground continues apace with the announcement they'll be opening their second brewpub in Melbourne's South Eastern suburbs early in 2020. Work commences soon on converting a 1,000 square metre warehouse in Moorabbin into the home of a 12 hectolitre brewery, beer hall and…

Mission To Mahrs News

Between the rapid growth of the Australian beer scene, and the fact this Great Southern Land of ours is stranded like a runaway lost at sea, we can sometimes get stuck in our beer bubble. There’s so much going on in our own backyard that we don’t always look outside of it to see what’s happening…

Crafty Dozen – June 2019 News

Time for another roundup of new brewery, bar and bottleshops added to the site as we've listed another dozen since the last wrap in case you missed them first time around. This time around, there's breweries in WA, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, venues in Hobart and Melbourne and a couple…

Aussie Exports: Dean McLeod News

He might call Canada home these days but before moving to British Columbia Dean McLeod's brewing CV in Australia featured something of a Who's Who of Australia's craft brewing pioneers – stretching back to before the term "craft" was even a thing. These days, a decade into his adventures on Vancouver…

Who Brews Humpback Beers? News

The Tathra Hotel first opened its doors more than a century ago and has taken on many different guises over the years. What hasn't changed, however, is the pub's view. Located by the historic Tathra Wharf, the hotel looks over the Pacific Ocean and, as if the beaches and and clear waters…

Take A Hike News

There aren’t too many new brewers who have seen the first slabs of their beers carried away by a helicopter, dangling on a long line as they are whisked into the heart of the Tasmanian wilderness. But that’s how Will Horan waved goodbye to his Du Cane beers earlier this year – a consignment of…

Beer Travel: 48 Hours In Rome News

It’s the eternal city, and it wasn’t built in a day. All roads lead there, and Nero fiddled while it burned. There may be more sayings about Rome than any other city, and for good reason – it used to be known as the capital of the world.  It’s arguably the most beautiful city in the world…

Brew & A: Keegan Steinbacher News

Since the launch of their first beers at their panoramic brewery home at Cape Naturaliste in South West WA almost a decade ago, Eagle Bay Brewing have established themselves as a key player in the Western Australian brewing scene.  Next year sees the family-run operation mark ten years…

Australian International Beer Awards Winners 2019 News

There were plenty of familiar faces among the big winners at the beer industry's biggest awards night as Balter, Green Beacon and 4 Pines all added to their haul of major trophies at the 2019 Australian International Beer Awards.. Gold Coast brewery Balter took out the Champion Large Australian…

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 Big Issue: On A Wing & So Rare News

Travel back in time to the dim and distant past of, well, all the way to 2014 and you'll encounter a time when there was much discussion around the pros and cons of imported beer. Plenty of grey imports of dubious age were landing on these shores, while some worried that fascination with these…

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…

Brew & A: Ken Friend News

Ken Friend is every bit as chirpy, chatty and kind-hearted as you might expect from someone with such a surname. But don’t see his easy smile and mistake him for a passive person who lets the world push him around. Maybe 22 years in the Air Force shaped him into a determined go-getter with an eye…

Crafty Crawls: Wollongong News

When it comes to the history of craft beer in Australia, Wollongong always gets overlooked. When people want to talk about the breweries that helped drive craft beer since the turn of the Millennium, they’ll throw out names like Mountain Goat, Feral and Little Creatures. But you’ll never hear…

A Critical Hit: Beer & Games News

Beer and games: a concept so simple and inherently complementary it’s difficult to imagine why it’s taken so long to become a thing. Indeed, it’s especially baffling in Australia where, according to The Digital Australia study, 67 percent of Australians play videogames. For those playing at home,…

Pint of Origin GBW Events: May 17 Event

Pint of Origin has been The Crafty Pint’s corner of Good Beer Week since 2012. It’s there to showcase the best beers from Australia and the rest of the world, with bars and pubs across Melbourne welcoming scores of brewers through their doors too. As well as weeklong tap takeovers, venues are celebrating…

Pint of Origin GBW Events: May 16 Event

Pint of Origin has been The Crafty Pint’s corner of Good Beer Week since 2012. It’s there to showcase the best beers from Australia and the rest of the world, with bars and pubs across Melbourne welcoming scores of brewers through their doors too. As well as weeklong tap takeovers, venues are celebrating…

Pint of Origin GBW Events: May 13 Event

Pint of Origin has been The Crafty Pint’s corner of Good Beer Week since 2012. It’s there to showcase the best beers from Australia and the rest of the world, with bars and pubs across Melbourne welcoming scores of brewers through their doors too. As well as weeklong tap takeovers, venues are celebrating…

Pint of Origin GBW Events: May 12 Event

Pint of Origin has been The Crafty Pint’s corner of Good Beer Week since 2012. It’s there to showcase the best beers from Australia and the rest of the world, with bars and pubs across Melbourne welcoming scores of brewers through their doors too. As well as weeklong tap takeovers, venues are celebrating…

Pint of Origin GBW Events: May 14 Event

Pint of Origin has been The Crafty Pint’s corner of Good Beer Week since 2012. It’s there to showcase the best beers from Australia and the rest of the world, with bars and pubs across Melbourne welcoming scores of brewers through their doors too. As well as weeklong tap takeovers, venues are celebrating…

Pint of Origin GBW Events: May 15 Event

Pint of Origin has been The Crafty Pint’s corner of Good Beer Week since 2012. It’s there to showcase the best beers from Australia and the rest of the world, with bars and pubs across Melbourne welcoming scores of brewers through their doors too. As well as weeklong tap takeovers, venues are celebrating…

Pint of Origin GBW Events: May 11 Event

Pint of Origin has been The Crafty Pint’s corner of Good Beer Week since 2012. It’s there to showcase the best beers from Australia and the rest of the world, with bars and pubs across Melbourne welcoming scores of brewers through their doors too. As well as weeklong tap takeovers, venues are celebrating…

Good Beer Week 2019 (VIC) Event

Australia's biggest annual celebration of good beer returns for a ninth time in May, as Good Beer Week takes up residence across Melbourne and Victoria for another ten day extravaganza. You can look forward to all manner of events with fun at their core, expand your beer knowledge in the company…

Cabal Exclusive: Mutant Masterclass at KAIJU! Event

Over the past couple of years, one of the most common requests we've had from Cabal members is for an event at KAIJU! So here it is. Cabalistas can join us at the brewery in Dandenong South on April 6 for an insight into all things KAIJU!, including their plans for the recently-launched Mutation Program. Head…

Beers To The Bush Returns To Dubbo (NSW) Event

The team at Dubbo's The Monkey Bar has been hard at work bringing quality beers to their locals and as part of that mission launched Beers to the Bush Last year. The festival's returning in 2019 and will see 17 independent breweries and cideries head to the regional city to showcase some of…

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