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Wolf of the Willows Brewer

When launching a brewery, sometimes staring down the barrel of brewing history at the great names that have come before you can be an intimidating task. How to reach those heights when you’re only just stepping away from brewing in your own back yard? But Wolf of the Willows founders Scott and Renae…

Fortitude Brewing / Noisy Minor Brewer

Fortitude is one of the four virtues of antiquity. It means strength, endurance and the ability to confront fear, uncertainty and intimidation. Fortitude is steady, reliable and unwavering. Fortitude is solid as a rock… or, in the case of Fortitude Brewing, solid as a mountain. “An accountant…

Moon Dog World Venue

If there has been as much pre-launch hype and wall-to-wall coverage surrounding a new venue opening in Melbourne in recent years – especially one with craft beer at its heart – as was dedicated to Moon Dog World, we'd love to know.Then again, if there's been a new venue opening in Melbourne…

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…

Wolf Of The Willows XXXPA Beer

It's been a big few weeks for Scott and Renae from Wolf Of The Willows, what with [securing their own brewery site that's set to open in 2020](https://craftypint.com/news/2193/wolf-of-the-willows-to-open-a-brewery-in-2020) and marking a half decade of beers. And they've celebrated the latter with a suitably…

Little Creatures Return Of Anna Pavlovah Beer

This fruity affair began as a Pink Boots Society collab created for Fremantle BeerFest 2017 and went on to win most popular beer during that year's WA Beer Week. Now, on the eve of the 2019 BeerFest, Little Creatures have reissued the dessert-inspired pacific ale, inspired by a Russian prima Ballerina,…

Wolf of the Willows Lark Barrel Aged Imperial JSP 2019 Beer

In 2018, Wolf of the Willows teamed up with Tasmania’s Lark Distillery to create a barrel-aged beer with a difference. The Cheltenham-based brewers headed to Tasmania, chose some barrels, had them shipped over as soon as they were emptied, then filled those barrels with an imperial version of their…

Noisy Minor Admiral Ackbar Beer

While Brisbanites have been dusting off their flannel shirts and beanies, preparing to endure the brief and fleeting Queensland winter, Mount Tamborine’s Noisy Minor have quietly released the 2019 run of Admiral Ackbar. The most notable of the Fortitude Brewing offshoot, Ackbar is a big, hoppy red…

Wolf of the Willows & Tequila Tromba Jalisco Sour Beer

Wolf of the Willows enjoyed success with their 2018 GABS beer, a delicate and subtly complex spin on the Tom Collins cocktail. So they decided to follow a similar route in 2019; well, similar in that they hooked up with a spirit company when concocting their festival beer. In most other respects, it's…

Noisy Minor Doppelganger Beer

A massive lager. Who knew?!? Well, plenty of people, of course, but as the lupulin shift carries palates further into bitterness and fruit juice territory, clean, deep malt styles are shown less favour. It’s a flavour game that’s ours to lose, which is a shame, but for now we have Doppelganger,…

Brewhouse Margaret River In The Pines NEIPA Beer

The recent creative run from Brewhouse Margaret River brewery has brought them to one of the styles of the moment, the NEIPA. That said, the brewery has taken some licence with their expression in creating a beer that leans a little closer to a classic IPA than the trubby examples that threaten to hold…

Nail Brewing Red (Cans) Beer

Originally released in late winter 2014, the benefit of hindsight now sees Nail Red as something of a watershed moment for John Stallwood and co at Nail. The Bassendean brewery’s trophy cabinet was already bulging with accolades from its first near fifteen years of operation but the market had by that…

Noisy Minor Red Ryeding Hood Beer

This American red ale loaded up with a fair whack of rye malt has been around since the earliest days of Fortitude / Noisy Minor and returns in big can format summer 2018/19 as part of the "Box Of Noisies" put together by the brewery team, alongside ANZUS IPA and Swooping Saison. It's a beer in which…

Noisy Minor Swooping Saison Beer

What will become of the saison in Australia? There are many, many brewers for whom it is a favourite style, able to be both subtle and complex, to offer up an array of aromas, flavours and textures, suitable for pairing with almost any food type you can imagine. Yet, at the same time, it's a style that's…

Crafty's Advent Calendar: Gillian Letham News

If one was seeking a single example of how far the Australian beer scene has developed over the past decade, there’s none better than Brisbane. On January 1, 2010, uttering a phrase along the lines of “vibrant craft beer scene” about the city would have been enough for people to ask what hour…

The Balter Sale: Analysis News

It's the year in which indie beer got its own day, yet the second half of 2019 has also seen two of the Independent Brewers Association's (IBA) most awarded breweries snapped up by two major brewing companies set to become one early next year. While new brewery openings well and…

Crafty's Advent Calendar: Jayne Lewis News

While the success of Pacific Ale dwarfs that of any other craft beer released in Australia in the past decade or so, there's a good chance more of you will be familiar with the face behind the second door of our Advent Calendar than the man behind that beer. Jayne Lewis is best known as the co-founder…

Crafty's Advent Calendar: Brad Rogers News

We’re just a month away from the end of the decade. And what a seismic decade it’s been, particularly in the world of beer. We’re not ones for making “most incredible anything ever” claims, but the past ten years must be among the most transformative decades beer has experienced – and remember…

Black Hops' Nightmare Before Christmas News

"It's the worst combination," says Dan Norris, one of Black Hops' co-founders, as soon as we speak on the phone. And he's got a point. They've issued a recall for a beer, which is something that's happened a few times in recent years in the local beer world, and has typically been handled well, but…

Artisan Brewing: Five Years In Five Beers News

Brian and Julia Fitzgerald are a well known and much-loved facet of the WA beer scene, a couple who have turned semi-retirement into a highly enviable proposition: brewing award-winning Belgian-inspired ales in one of Australia’s quaintest locations.  Where the Karri trees meet the Southern…

GABS Founders Sell Their Festivals News

GABS, the beer festival meets circus that has grown into a multi-city extravaganza over the past decade has been sold. Founders Steve Jeffares and Guy Greenstone have sold it in order to focus on their fast-growing Stomping Ground brewing operation. The festival has been acquired by media and marketing…

Beer Travel: Auckland News

Despite being New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland has always trailed Wellington and Christchurch when it comes to the title of the country’s best place to be a beer drinker. But the past few years, and an initiative launched in the past few months, has the place known as the City of Sails quickly…

Liberty Triumph At NZ Beer Awards News

New Zealand beer industry darlings Liberty Brewing celebrated their tenth birthday in style, winning the title of country’s best brewery at the Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards on Saturday night. The 13th edition of the event could have been renamed The Joe Wood Show, with Liberty’s founder (above…

The Collaborators: Bluestone Yeast News

Last week, we spoke to Chris White, a pioneer in the world of brewing yeast. While he's well into his third decade of innovation with multiple labs in the States and Denmark, there's a Melbourne-based operation at the very beginning of their journey... Drink local, drink fresh. It's an oft-repeated…

The Collaborators: White Labs News

To most brewers, the name White Labs needs no introduction. Founded in San Diego in 1995, it was instrumental in starting the culture (pun intended) of craft beer in the city.  A large part of that San Diego culture quickly spread nationwide and eventually worldwide by way of a drink now pretty…

The Booze World's Crowdfunding Barassi Line News

Close to a year ago, equity crowdfunding became available for proprietary limited companies in Australia – that is, businesses with a limited number of shareholders. You can read about it in our feature on the financing of brewing companies here. Since then, a number of breweries have turned…

Aussie Exports: Brent Soutar News

When it comes to well-travelled Aussie brewers, Brent Soutar has got to be up there. From the day he decided to pursue a career in brewing about ten years ago, he moved from Australia to Chicago to London to Melbourne to Berlin to California. Didn’t quite keep up? I’ll slow it down for you. He…

The Blackhearts Family Story News

It started simply enough: a wine store on Melbourne's busy Punt Road artery, opened by two siblings in 2006 with the aim of demystifying the world of wine and helping drinkers better explore flavours.  Naturally enough, spirits, cider and beer all found their way onto the shelves too and,…

Fixation, 3 Ravens & Dainton Top 2019's Indies News

Dainton Brewery made it two Champion Beer trophies in just three years at The Indies, taking out the top beer title as Australia's independent beer industry gathered in Melbourne for their annual awards night. The trophy went to D3, the triple dry-hopped version of Dainton's debut beer, Red Eye Rye,…

Ownership Infographic – September 2019 News

As one industry commentator put it to us recently, keeping this infographic up to date is something of a Sisyphean task. But, given recent moves, we figured we should at least attempt to put together a snapshot of who owns whom in the local beer world. The situation at this moment in time is rather…

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…

The Big Issue: Cracking The Code News

Whether it's can designs deemed likely to appeal to minors or social posts encouraging excessive drinking, the local beer world has been keeping ABAC – the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code – busy over the past year or so. Cheeky Monkey were reprimanded for their Ri-beer-na release and are currently…

A Sour Taste In Their Mouths News

As 2012 drew to a close, I predicted – on this site and in James Halliday's Wine Companion Magazine – that we'd see a big increase in the number of sour beers available in Australia in 2013. It didn't really happen.  Sure, a few more arrived but not the tidal wave I'd expected. Even in 2014,…

Behind Bars: Copper & Oak News

Brothers Jose and Nelio Pestana have a long-standing liquor retailing background, both here and in South Africa. Locally, their Copper & Oak bottleshop in Perth’s northern corridor was one of the early independent retailers north of the CBD to drive craftier beer options, a place from where they’ve…

Beer Wars Sydney Screening Event

The second Aussie screening the American documentary *Beer Wars*, a film about the US beer industry and the various battles going on between big and small, this one takes place at [The Local Taphouse Darlo](/beer/bar/the-local-taphouse-darlinghurst-nsw/). As well as the screening, there will be a brewer…

Beer Wars Melbourne Screening Event

The first of two screenings of *Beer Wars*, the American documentary about the US beer industry and the various battles going on between big and small, this one takes place at [The Local Taphouse St Kilda](/beer/bar/local-taphouse-st-kilda/). As well as the screening, there will be a brewer panel there…

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