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Australian Brewery Brewer

Arriving at The Australian Hotel and Brewery you can't help but be struck with the impression that it isn't a place that does things by halves. This brewery complex in Sydney's northwestern suburb of Rouse Hill is, put simply, vast. Yet once you step inside it becomes quite clear why such scale is required,…

Aether Brewing Brewer

“In Greek mythology, Aether is the fifth element, which holds the universe together. Obviously… that’s beer.” When Aether Brewing opened in 2016, it did so in one of Brisbane’s craft beer hubs: the inner suburb of Milton. It was next door to a busy train station, adjacent to a trendy dining…

Akasha Taproom & Brewery Brewer

The rise of the Akasha Brewing Company was swift. It was only in April 2015 that Dave Padden hitched his wagon to Sydney’s growing caravan of gypsy brewers and launched the first Akasha beer into the market. But being at the mercy of someone else’s brewing schedule was never a long term plan –…

Brouhaha Sunshine Coast Brewer

“What do you like to drink?” It’s such a simple question, but when it comes from a smiling bartender standing at the beer taps, it brings with it so much opportunity. It’s a world apart from the monolithic and monochromatic beer culture of decades ago, and more the vibe of farmers’ markets,…

Holgate Brewhouse Brewer

A genuine one stop shop for the discerning beer tourist, Holgate's Woodend Brewhouse combines a brewery, public bar, restaurant and hotel under a single roof. Just an hour from Melbourne, in the shadow of the Macedon Ranges, you'll to find a bar lined with site-brewed beers on tap, including some hand-pulled…

Alice Springs Brewing Co Brewer

Alice Springs might be a small and isolated town, even by Australia’s exacting standards, but as the gateway to the Red Centre it’s always possessed a unique appeal capable of luring people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life to stop in while enjoying an outback pilgrimage. With Uluru a…

Blackman's Brewery Brewer

After witnessing the success of the first Great Australian Beer Festival in Geelong, the organisers told The Crafty Pint that their aim was to turn the city into something of a craft beer capital for Australia. The festival's ongoing success and the boost given to the local beer scene by the arrival…

Capital Brewing Co Brewer

As the home of politicians and public servants, Canberra has often suffered from something of an image problem. Yet, despite many Australians’ distaste for the political class (not to mention the city’s many roundabouts), more recently a new image of the nation’s capital has begun to take shape. It…

Hobart Brewing Company Brewer

For a number of years, the number of breweries and brewing companies in Tasmania remained pretty constant. Then, from 2014/15 on, things started going a little bananas. Indeed, through late 2015 and early 2016, in Hobart and surrounds alone, it seemed like we were hearing about a new brewery opening…

Sunday Road Brewing Brewer

We all look forward to Sundays for various reasons. For some of us, it’s the day of rest: sitting back, relaxing, and doing as little as possible. For some, it’s the chance to spend time with the people we love: friends, family, anyone who gives a sense of acceptance and belonging. For others,…

Batch Brewing Co Brewer

When you can include wild fermentation, trophy winning beers, a bottleshop that brews and a brewery that distills, there’s merit to the argument that Sydney’s Inner West is home to the most interesting concentration of beer businesses in Australia. Yet, as recently as 2012 there was just one independent…

Black Brewing Co Brewer

Born out of a passionate backyard brewing project in suburban Perth, Black Brewing Co has its roots firmly planted in the ethos of “making good booze and having fun” and continues to do business with this in mind at its Caves Road home in Margaret River. The brewery shares a name with one of world’s…

Bright Tank Brewing Co Brewer

Matt Moore and wife Gemma Sampson had long thought about opening a brewery – four years to be exact. And, while pondering the possibilities surrounding their urban brewery’s location, serenity struck. What had been an area for blue collar workers and migrant living had flourished into an orderly…

Fixation Brewing Co (Lion/Kirin) Brewer

Around 2014, we'd often hear refrains along the lines of: "Everyone's got an IPA these days." Yet it didn't take much investigation to discover that, a few exceptions apart, this was far from the case. Sure, there were plenty of one-off or occasional draught only releases hitting taps, but in terms of…

Little Bang Brewing Brewer

Before Little Bang Brewing came into existence, Fil Kemp and Ryan Davidson tapped keys rather than kegs, developed video game characters rather than beer recipes, worked with code rather than Columbus. Then, in 2014, the avid homebrewers made the step from one industry where people – not least them…

Mash Brewing Brewer

The Swan Valley is home to a colourful collection of craft breweries. Within an hour of touching down at Perth's airport, visitors can take in stops that celebrate the Aussie spirit, German beer halls and wild experimentation in the space of a short drive. At the heart of the region is Mash Brewing,…

Modus Operandi Brewer

When Modus Operandi opened in July 2014, it did so with little to no fanfare. Then, just three months later, in front of a packed house almost stunned into silence at the inaugural Craft Beer Industry Association Craft Beer Awards, its owners and brewer were invited to the stage to collect the trophy…

Six String Brewing Brewer

If you want an example of the passion that drives the craft beer industry in Australia, look no further than Erina's Six String Brewery. This brewery, set up by longtime friends Chris Benson and Adam Klasterka on the New South Wales Central Coast, is a lesson in following your dream no matter what gets…

7th Day Brewery Brewer

On the first day, Mike Beresford Jones took up homebrewing because there was a dearth of locally made craft lagers. He began developing a recipe for a quality pilsner, and a handful of local dads who met through their children’s sport would join him each week to drink it in his garage at Curl Curl,…

Bravo Brewhouse Brewer

There is something intensely gratifying in the surprise that comes with finding good beer in places you are not expecting it. But, as tastes have changed and ergo good beer can be found in airports and stadia, surprises are hard to come by. Enter Bravo Brewhouse, located within Kedron-Wavell Services…

Murray's Brewer

Starting out as the brewery that gave the Pub With No Beer its beer, the Murray's operation moved to Port Stephens, a short drive up the coast from Newcastle, once word of its high quality brews meant they could no longer be contained by a pub in regional New South Wales. These days, the ever-expanding…

Parched Brewery Brewer

When Parched opened their doors in West End in December 2021, they were opened to trials and tribulations. Not only was it a time when the pandemic was being especially prickly to hospo, but within months of the brewery’s opening the lower level of the venue disappeared underwater in the floods. It…

Pioneer Brewing Brewer

At Pioneer Brewing, they truly make their beer from the ground up. It began in 2017 when Pete and Tamara Gerber built a 500 square metre brewery shed in the middle of a paddock on their farm near Orange, NSW. With a background in engineering, Pete designed and managed the build of the brewhouse himself…

Prancing Pony Brewery Brewer

For a while, it seemed as though South Australia's beer scene was resistant to the change sweeping the rest of the country. Sure, it had a few well-established micros, was home to the country's largest independent brewer – the makers of craft beer before it was craft beer, Coopers – and could lay…

Stone & Wood (Lion/Kirin) Brewer

The Stone & Wood story is the closest you'll come to a fairy tale in the world of Australian brewing. It's the story of three friends who'd done rather well for themselves in the world of big league brewing and decided to head off and do it for themselves in one of the country's most beautiful spots.…

Your Mates Brewing Brewer

It’s the age old story. Mate meets mate. Mate dreams about making beer for the Sunshine Coast with mate. Mate opens brewery that serves up rippin’ brews with mate. At least, that’s the story of Hep and McGarry, the duo behind Your Mates Brewing. Perhaps you heard of them when they started gypsy…

Bacchus Brewing Brewer

When someone asks the Brisbane beer scene at large: “I’m visiting Brisbane. What good beer places should I check out?” you can guarantee: “Go to Bacchus. You won’t regret it.” will be among the responses. Named after the Roman god of strong drink (he’s often referred to as the god of…

Balter Brewing (CUB/Asahi) Brewer

To balter is to dance artlessly without particular skill or grace, but usually with enjoyment. It’s also the name of the Gold Coast brewery opened by a quartet of Australian surfing legends and some mates, with a trophy-winning brewer at the helm to ensure that when it comes to the beers there’s…

Block 'n Tackle Brewer

It’s a story that’s surely as old as the beer industry itself: a couple of mates start homebrewing, they get good at it and, at the behest of a few keen friends with complementary skills, decide to have a go at brewing commercially. That, in essence, is the Block ’n’ Tackle story. But, of course,…

Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers Brewer

Regular readers of The Crafty Pint will know all about Boatrocker already. Launched as a brewing company back in 2009, with its beers brewed at Southern Bay, its co-founder Matt Houghton has written a series of features about the trials, tribulations and excitement of starting a brewery (read them [here](/features/post/starting-a-brewery-the-boatrocker-story-pt-iv/)).…

Braeside Brewing Co Brewer

Sometimes you stumble across a well kept secret and have to grapple with whether you want to showcase it to the world or keep it to yourself. That's been the case with many businesses tucked away between Melbourne's bustling inner suburbs and the ever-popular tourist spot that is the Mornington Peninsula.…

Brick Lane Brewing Brewer

They say it takes a village to raise a child and the African proverb certainly runs true for breweries. For Brick Lane, their village was on the smaller side when 25 founders came together to launch the brewery in 2017. But among them were some big names from the world of sport – Billy Slater,…

Dainton Brewery & Taphouse Brewer

The very nature of craft beer ensures the industry is awash with personalities, quirky characters and unusual ideas. Sure, there are very sensible people working in it too, people who spotted a business opportunity in beer and bring a suitably businesslike approach to their operations. But even among…

Grifter Brewing Company Brewer

The Grifter Brewing Company of today is immeasurably different to the one that Trent Evans, Matt King and Glenn Wignall launched in 2012. Back then they were simply three friends mixing up home brew recipes in the kitchen with little ambition to be brewers. But timing and circumstance saw them presented…

Hemingway's Brewery, Cairns Wharf Brewer

It didn’t take long for Hemingway’s Brewery co-owners Tony Fyfe and Craig Parsell to start thinking of duplicating the concept once they’d opened their idyllically positioned Port Douglas brewpub at the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina in July. The plan was to take their gastro brewpub model to…

Lost Palms Brewing Brewer

Lost Palms is a brewery infused with the spirit of your favourite party shirt. It starts with pink. Lots of pink. You can’t talk about Lost Palms without talking about pink. Pink brewery. Pink logo. Pink beer cans. There’s also a whole lot of pastel green (please don’t ask me if it’s aqua,…

Range Brewing Brewer

Some people said it would never work. You can’t have a successful brewery in Australia without a core range, they said. A core range is how you build a following of loyal customers, they said. But the team at Range Brewing have never had a problem finding people to drink their beer. Since day…

The Albert Brewery and Taproom Brewer

In the minds of many children-at-heart, the idea of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory is one of which dreams are made. And in the same way that Cadbury’s have their iconic purple colour, The Albert Brewery in Hobart has adopted a particular shade of blue, an approach that’s helped their brand fast…

Two Birds Brewing (Lion/Kirin) Brewer

Heading home from a first visit to the Nest, Two Birds Brewing's home in the Melbourne suburb of Spotswood, a question arose in the Crafty mind: "Is there another brewing company in Australia that has nailed so many things as well when it comes to luring in new craft beer drinkers?" Having pondered the…

Wayward Brewing Co Brewer

For several years Peter Philip was one of Sydney’s most archetypal gypsy brewers. He’d brew small test batches at his house, hoard homebrew, fine-tune recipes then head to a local brewery to borrow a bit of tank space and release a commercial batch under the Wayward Brewing label. He certainly got…

4 Hearts Brewing Brewer

In 1891, at a town meeting in Ipswich, the citizens made a resolution: “The time has come for a Technical College to be formed in Ipswich.” More than a century later, the grand brick buildings of the Technical College still tower over Limestone St… but now they house something more important than…

Blackflag Brewing Brewer

Down a dusty alleyway off Mooloolaba’s busy Brisbane Street – only steps from the shimmering surf – hides a small window set into a timber-clad shed. This square portal, which is otherwise completely unremarkable, plays an important, if unlikely, role: it’s Blackflag Brewing’s takeaway counter. What’s…

Catchment Brewing Co Brewer

Since opening their doors in November 2015, the Catchment Brewing crew have been asking the question: what does it look like to be part of the eclectic, artistic and historic landscape that makes up West End? With a deeply established arts scene and a blend of cultures, it’s a haven for non-mainstream…

Colonial Brewery Brewer

Margaret River is home to more microbreweries than any other region of Australia. Among them is a handful that boast mightily impressive homes, such as Colonial Brewing Co: a sleek, contemporary affair sat amid 70 acres of sprawling farmland. Founded in 2004, it combines a family-friendly brasserie &…

FogHorn Brewery Brewer

Over the past decade and more, there have been few brewers who have put out as many great beers in as many different styles as Shawn Sherlock. While head brewer at Murray's, he was named Australian Brewer of the Year in recognition of a mastery of brewing that saw beer lovers clamouring for everything…

Hawke's Brewing Brewer

His name’s on the brewery, his face is on the cans, and he was involved in the founding of the business. But Hawke’s Brewing isn’t about Bob Hawke. Well, not really. It’s about what Bob Hawke represents: integrity, generosity, and the fun-loving Aussie spirit. It began in 2015, when Nathan…

Hemingway's Brewery Port Douglas Brewer

What happens when two fishing mates return to the marina after chasing marlin all day and find there's nowhere to sit and enjoy a good craft beer while telling tales of the one that got away? They simply decide to fix the problem by building their own brewpub at the marina. It took co-owners Tony…

Hepburn Springs Brewing Co Brewer

The 2020 Indies awards will be memorable for many people for different reasons. For those organising the event itself, the fact it was streamed from a production studio due to COVID ensured it was a far cry from your typical beer awards ceremony. For those winners dealing with lengthy delays on their…

King Road Brewing Co Brewer

Given it was founded by Dave and Bev McKee, their children Chad and Selena and their respective partners Maria and Dale, King Road Brewing Co was always going to be a family-friendly venue. Many set out with aspirations to create such a place, however the sheer scale of the brewery, the venue and its…

Queenscliff Brewhouse Brewer

The Prickly Moses name has been well known along the Victorian Surf Coast for longer than most people knew craft beer was a thing. Beers brewed at their Otway Ranges home have been a mainstay of venues along the coast for well over a decade but, more recently, the founders have been expanding their operation…

Seasonal Brewing Co Brewer

Just a ten minute drive from the Perth CBD, the Seasonal Brewing Co has brought beer appeal to a vibrant neighbourhood that had previously been somewhat barren on the good booze front. Their Maylands home was once named one of Australia’s coolest suburbs by Lonely Planet, yet there was scant opportunity…

Shelter Brewing Brewer

The buzzing beer scene in South West WA gained another brewery in 2020, as a bare space on Busselton’s busy foreshore turned into the impressive multi-storey home of Shelter Brewing. Its arrival in the popular tourist town represents the completion of one of the region’s most ambitious projects…

Whitelakes Brewing Brewer

Take an easy 40-minute drive south from the Perth CBD and you’ll find Whitelakes Brewing, created via a substantial makeover to the Old Barnyard function centre in Baldivis and launched in July 2016. As with most brewery stories, what seems obvious and fully formed now has roots that stretch back many…

Black Hops Brewing Brewer

You’d be hard-picked finding an operation in Australian craft beer as transparent as the birth and building of Black Hops Brewing, a DIY beast of consistent consumer interaction and easily accessible, step-by-step documentation. A gypsy project for the better part of two years with a long history of…

Bowden Brewing Brewer

When planning a new, forward-looking, community-orientated suburb, a brewery wouldn’t traditionally have been one of the first amenities on the list of desirables. So it’s arguably a sign of the times that a brewpub appeared so quickly when the Adelaide ‘burb of Bowden was taking shape. Located…

Burnley Brewing Brewer

There might be a lot of breweries in Melbourne but there are still ways to stand out. One way is to brew beers that are a little more traditionally-minded than most modern lineups, or you can throw a tonne of hops and adjuncts at beers and spend your time on new ingredients and styles. Alternatively,…

Easy Times Brewing Co Brewer

There’s no shortage of pubs in Woolloongabba. If you’re leaving the Gabba stadium, you don’t have to go more than a few blocks in any direction before you hit one; you could easily map out a ring of them. But if it’s good beer you’re after, then Easy Times Brewing Co is the bullseye at the…

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…

Heads of Noosa Brewing Co Brewer

When it comes to attracting attention from afar, Noosa seems to be the star of the Sunshine Coast. People visit from all over to ride the barrels and breaks of the enviable swell, or to cruise down the river at a lazy pace; some soak in all of the boutique shopping and gourmet cuisine and pumping nightlife…

Inner North Brewing Co Brewer

Inner North Brewing Co’s name might perfectly encapsulate their location, but it’s only one way in which the Melbourne brewers have centred themselves in their community. The small, inner north brewery is found in a Brunswick back street that itself sits off another back street, and since opening…

King River Brewing Brewer

Just like the wider High Country region it calls home, King Valley is a beautiful place to visit. And, just like its neighbouring valleys, it has much to offer visitors, whether their intention is to explore nature, enjoy outdoor pursuits or indulge their senses with fine local produce. Unlike some…

Last Rites Brewing Brewer

When the Last Rites Brewing Company opened the doors of its brewery in October 2015, it was enough of an occasion that Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman was in attendance. He was invited to assist in brewing a beer on the occasion too: the Premier’s Horn. At the time, the explosion of Tassie’s microbrewing…

Matilda Bay (CUB/Asahi) Brewer

Anyone with even a passing interest in the history of beer in Australia will be well aware of the crucial role played by Matilda Bay. Launched in 1983 at the height – or nadir – of the industry’s domination by a handful of large brewing companies, the brewery is rightly recognised as ground zero…

Matso's Brewery Brewer

Many of Australia's microbreweries are blessed with idyllic locations. But can any rival Matso's? For a start, it's located in the otherworldly tropical paradise that is Broome. Then you've got the views across the turquoise waters of the bay, the heritage-listed, striking former Union Bank building…

Philter Brewing Brewer

Few breweries have burst onto the craft beer scene quite as triumphantly as Philter. A mere four months into existence, with only two beers to their name, the brewing company took home one of the most coveted titles in Australian beer – Champion Pale Ale at the 2017 Craft Beer Awards. It turned out…

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…

Riverside Brewing Company Brewer

For many years western Sydney was regarded by craft beer drinkers as a barren land, not to be ventured into for fear of being left at the mercy of the mainstream. But when Riverside Brewing Company opened in Parramatta midway through 2012, everything changed. Not only did locals get a brewery they could…

Rocky Ridge Brewing Co Brewer

Many breweries have a local focus. Many more highlight their focus on freshness. And there is a growing number with a focus on sustainability. But you can count on one hand the number of Australian breweries that tie all of these elements together in the way Rocky Ridge Brewing Co does. Aside from…

Smiling Samoyed Brewer

A short drive from the buzz of Adelaide, via the windy stretches of Port Willunga Beach and surrounds, you can find yourself in the tiny town of Myponga. Located on the popular Fleurieu Peninsula, Myponga was settled in 1840 by a family from the South West of England. Today, there are not many more than…

Stockade Brew Co (Tribe) Brewer

Stockade occupies a unique space in the Australian craft beer scene. To understand it you need to go back a few years to the time of Australian Independent Brewers (AIB). AIB was based in Smeaton Grange, around 60 kilometres southwest of Sydney, and was a large contract brewer before it fell into…

SURE Brewing Brewer

“Fancy a beer?” “Sure!” “OK if my mate joins us?” “Sure!” Language is a wonderful thing, capable of expressing so many sentiments, alive with nuance, and so essential to pretty much every element of human life we’d be lost without it. And, as four letter words go, “sure”…

The Public Brewery Brewer

Like Field of Dreams, minus Kevin Costner and the schmaltz, The Public Brewery is living proof that if you build it they will come.  There was little in the way of craft beer in the part of Melbourne’s outer east around Croydon, yet thanks to the vision of local café owner Dale White, by the mid-2010s…

Urban Alley Brewery Brewer

As Australia’s local beer scene continues to spread its wings and encroach ever more into the mainstream, breweries are beginning to be found everywhere. Once an industrial warehouse or characterful building in a regional town seemed to be the most likely spot to find a local brewery, but that’s…

2 Halfs Brewing Distilling Brewer

Good things take time. It’s a well-known piece of wisdom that few of us take to heart. But spend a little time at 2 Halfs Brewing and you’ll see that Kirk and Dragana Bozinovski apply this wisdom to their brewery. You can taste it in the European-style beers they serve up, but chat with Kirk and…

Bad Shepherd Brewer

It takes a particular set of skills – and a lot of hard work – to set up a brewery and restaurant in a spot very few beer people would have visited – or indeed had cause to visit – and then have people lining up for tables in the first week. But for anyone who makes the trip to Cheltenham brewpub…

Barossa Valley Brewing Brewer

These days, beer lovers still tend to return from trips to the USA enthused by the beers they've sampled on their travels. But they also know they can lay their hands on some great local brews too. It wasn't always the case, however, as Denham D'Silva learned when he spent time Stateside studying and…

BentSpoke Brewing Co Brewer

To many beer aficionados, for the majority of its life at Canberra House, the Wig & Pen Tavern was synonymous with one thing above all others: the beers of Richard Watkins. The brewer spent 17 years there, twice winning Champion Australian Brewery titles and creating an unrivalled collection of cask…

Big Shed Brewing Concern Brewer

For most aspiring brewers, simply turning your beery dreams into commercial reality is effort enough. But Jason Harris and Craig Basford decided they were going to do more than just brew the beers they’d been concocting in their man shed for years: they wanted to bring others along with them. So,…

Boston Brewing Co Brewer

It was sometime around New Year's Eve 2014 that The Crafty Pint first called in to Boston Brewing Co at the home it shares with a winery in the Great Southern region of WA. There, we discovered much that was consistent with other breweries found in the tourist regions south of Perth. There was a kids…

Bullant Brewery Brewer

It used to be the case that once you passed Grand Ridge, you entered a craft beer wasteland, with the Mirboo North brewery Victoria's easternmost outpost. Not any more, with Bullant Brewery opening near Lakes Entrance in 2011 and bringing locally brewed beer to the people of East Gippsland. Located…

Cheeky Monkey Brewer

It's not uncommon in the beer world for prospective brewery owners to experience delays. In fact, when someone tells you they're planning to open a brewery in six months it pays to add on another six. At least. Yet, for all the delays faced by breweries across the land, few - if any - can have experienced…

Coburg Brewing Co Brewer

Coburg Brewing Co’s journey to find a home for their brewery has been a long and winding one; so long and winding in fact it took the brewing company’s founders right back to where they started. When you hail from many generations of publicans, it’s hard to even pick a date on which to start,…

Colonial Brewing Co Port Melbourne Brewer

The Colonial Brewing story is one that can be neatly viewed in two parts – parts that are equally neatly centred on each coast of Australia. Part one began in the West, way back in 2004 when "craft beer" wasn't even a phrase used by those brewing it, while part two has at its heart this brewery and…

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…

Nowhereman Brewing Co Brewer

The beer lovers of Western Australia have been well served by their local craft beer industry over the past few decades, with growing numbers of microbreweries found in popular suburbs, tourist regions and even where you might not expect them. The CBD and surrounds have, for the most part, not been so…

One Drop Brewing Co Brewer

2019 is the postcode for Botany, in Sydney. It’s fitting it’s also the year Botany landed its first brewery: One Drop Brewing Co. Until then, Botany locals - such as owners Clay and Meg - had often needed to look outside of the sleepy suburb for a good time. “There wasn't much to do in Botany,”…

Pirate Life (CUB/Asahi) Brewer

Pirate Life Brewing’s story is one of the most remarkable in the contemporary Australian beer scene. It's a tale that began in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where two young brewers, Jack Cameron and Jared "Red" Proudfoot, met and honed their brewing skills through apprenticeships for BrewDog. Here, in…

Rocks Brewing Co Brewer

Rocks have come a long way since the first beer bearing that name was poured in 2008. From gypsy brewer hopping around town making beer to an established brewery that helps other gypsy brewers make their way into the industry. From their spiritual home in The Rocks to Sydney Corporate Park in Alexandria.…

Sauce Brewing Co Brewer

With the Australian beer industry’s rapid growth, its propensity for attracting interesting individuals and the fact that you get to spend a lot of time drinking beer, it’s easy to understand why so many people are ditching successful careers in other, often more lucrative, fields to pursue a dream…

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…

T-Bone Brewing Co Brewer

There are clear benefits to having an old man who makes award-winning whisky. The ability to sample each release is perhaps the most obvious but, for Tom Bignell, there was another: it offered him a place to brew with an excise licence already in place. Tom’s old man, Peter Bignell, started Belgrove…

Valley Hops Brewer

Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley can be a difficult place to define. It’s seedy and upscale, derelict and architectural. It’s mystery meat doner kebab and Nordic degustation. Churches, nightclubs. Theatres, tattoo shops. A place with a grimy, dark past and a shiny future. Naturally, the Valley –…

Watts River Brewing Brewer

In 2014, when Lion decided to move White Rabbit from its original home in Healesville to Geelong, the news was met with some concern from both locals and those who would regularly make the trip to visit the brewery. But, for two local families, White Rabbit’s departure was viewed as an opportunity:…

Aunty Jacks Brewer

Thanks in large part to the gold rush, Ballarat is a city with a long connection to beer and brewing. As one of the wealthiest places on Earth for a period, it became not just a grand city, but one awash with pubs; at one time, you’d have found hundreds of watering holes scattered throughout the booming…

Deeds Brewing Brewer

When Deeds Brewing fired up their Glen Iris brewhouse in the first half of 2019, it was the end of a long journey for Pat Alé and Dave Milstein. The seeds of the idea to build a brewery together had first been planted way back in 2003 when they were both university and started spitballing business…

Heaps Normal Brewer

What’s more normal than sharing a beer to celebrate one of life’s most joyous moments? And if you still have the beer, the joy, the occasion, yet none of the alcohol, is the moment any less important? Surely not. It’s that question raised by the brewing company Heaps Normal, which launched…

Jetty Road Brewer

Whether your first encounter with Jetty Road is walking into their highly impressive brewery venue in Dromana or picking up a pack of their beers, complete with its sleek and polished branding, you might well conclude Jetty Road arrived in the world fully formed, the result of calculated planning and…

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…

Sydney Brewery Brewer

There are plenty of breweries in Sydney. But there’s only one Sydney Brewery. In some ways, the folks at Sydney Brewery have flown under the radar for a while: perhaps because they were comfortably servicing their own venues and a number of Rydges hotels; perhaps because their beers were previously…

Tumut River Brewing Co Brewer

Located on the banks of the Tumut River, with picturesque views over clear waterways, mountains and bushland, there are plenty of reasons why the town of Tumut could easily be a prime spot for anyone keen on a getaway in the Snowy Mountains region. Yet, due to its long history as a timber mill town,…

2 Brothers Brewer

One was working as a bullet-dodging physio in the Bronx, the other as a number-crunching aeronautical engineer in Seattle when the Ong brothers, Dave and Andrew, fell in love with the big flavours of the US craft beer scene. On returning to Australia, they struggled to find beers that satisfied their…

3 Ravens Brewer

It started off innocently enough as the name of a beer brewed specially for a wedding. But soon 3 Ravens was taking on a life of its own. By 2003, a microbrewery had opened in a warehouse in northern Melbourne, knocking out traditional European beers and putting them into a handful of nearby pubs. Today,…

Beerfarm Brewer

The first thing to understand about the Beerfarm is that it’s not just a brewery. Yes, there’s half a million litres of beer flowing out of its home in Metricup, in the Margaret River region, each year; however, in many ways the Beerfarm upends the late twenty-teen beer business model by focusing…

Black Arts Brewers & Blenders Brewer

It started as a chance meeting at a homebrew store. Joshua Murnane visited Grain and Grape in Yarraville and asked for advice on brewing sour beer. He was introduced to staff member Michael Leslie and three hours later (according to Josh but much less according to Michael), he was still getting a lesson.…

Black Hops II Brewer

Their rapid growth, awards success and an uncanny ability to gobble up airtime and column inches might make it feel like they've been around far longer. But, when Black Hops started brewing at their Biggera Waters production facility in February 2019, it was less than three years after they'd opened…

Good Land Brewing Co Brewer

Welcome to Gippsland’s Good Land Brewing, the place where good beer comes from. It’s a simple tagline and, while building a brewery in your hometown might seem like a worthy enough dream, the journey to get Good Land open was far from simple or straightforward. Instead, when Good Land finally…

Sobremesa Fermentary & Blendery Brewer

It is, without a doubt, the kind of thing that can elevate the small moments in life into something special. I’m talking about that period towards the end of a meal with mates: the food has been served and enjoyed and you’re relaxing around the table – talking, catching up, taking pure pleasure…

Temple Brewing Brewer

The renaissance of Temple is one of the great comeback stories of the modern Australian craft beer world. The original incarnation of the brewery and bar in Brunswick East – itself borne from one of Australia's original "gypsy" breweries in late 2011 – ran into difficulties and was forced to close…

Two Rupees Brewing Brewer

Two Rupees Brewing Co might be located in a quiet industrial lot in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, but to write those words doesn’t quite capture the warmth that permeates through the brewery. There’s certainly a lot of it, and it's due to the friendly faces behind the brewery, Danny Perera and Amila…

TWØBAYS Brewing Co Brewer

If you’re unfortunate enough to suffer from coeliac disease or lesser forms of gluten intolerance, you’re at least fortunate to be living in an era in which awareness is on the rise and gluten free options are becoming both more commonplace and higher in quality. And, if you’re a beer lover whose…

Wild Hop Brewing Co Brewer

When Wild Hop began their journey in WA’s South West in 2019, the brewery enjoyed a rapid and climactic launch that put the ambitious start-up among the cream of the crop of the state’s brewery venues. Their inaugural beers, primarily New World-inspired and hop-driven, caused excitement among punters…

Atomic Brewer

Atomic is a name that will be familiar to many in the local beer world – and with good reason. An American style pale ale bearing that name was debuted by Gage Roads so long ago in craft beer years it predates almost the entire modern day industry in Australia. And, like the Australian beer world that…

Bucketty's Brewing Co Brewer

When a brewery’s grand opening includes the mayor cutting through a branch with a chainsaw instead of the standard ribbon ceremony, you’ve got to wonder why. Nick and Lexi McDonald originally planned to open a brewery in Bucketty, a little spot in the Hunter Valley. They bought land and even planted…

Casey's Brewery Brewer

In a craft beer world filled with experimental recipes and exotic flavours, sometimes all you want is a straightforward, everyday beer. At least, that’s the motivation behind Pat Casey’s eponymous brewery in Penrith. Pat has been in the business of beer for fifteen years. A keen homebrewer since…

Hawkers Beer Brewer

At the start of summer 2013, The Crafty Pint received an email from a wine expert and booze world publisher introducing us to Joseph Abboud, the chef behind Melbourne’s popular Rumi and Moor’s Head restaurants. Joseph had just returned from a visit to his mother country, Lebanon, which somehow had…

Heroes and Villains Brewer

These days, you’ll find Heroes & Villains growing into their Osborne Park brewery, yet the story stretches back more twenty years, of which the past few have seen head brewer Shannon Mizen’s dream realised in liquid beer gold. Like many, Shannon began homebrewing as a means to save money, and…

Stomping Ground Brewing Co Brewer

It is a little known piece of Australian brewing history that, in the late 1800s, the Collingwood neighbourhood had as many as 40 breweries, the highest density ever in Australia, before amalgamations and buyouts saw them all closed by the early 1900s. While this little slice of history is not often…

Tallboy and Moose Brewer

Quite often when you ask a brewery where the inspiration for the name came from, it’s a throwback to their beery roots or a pun built on the foundation of brewing. For Dan Hall and Steve Germain of Tallboy and Moose, their inspiration becomes instantly apparent upon meeting. Yet, despite Dan’s…

The Craft & Co Brewer

From the moment the doors first opened in late 2015, Collingwood’s multi-faceted [The Craft & Co](https://craftypint.com/bar/387/the-craft-and-co) was pouring a couple of its own beers through the taps of the converted warehouse that also houses an eatery, deli, distillery, bottleshop and function…

Thirsty Crow Brewer

Few microbreweries in Australia have enjoyed quite the start experienced by Thirsty Crow. Just three months after opening the doors of its brewery, bar and restaurant in Wagga Wagga, founder and head brewer Craig Wealands found himself called to the stage at the Australian International Beer Awards.…

Molly Rose Brewing Brewer

There are so many opportunities to immerse yourself in the beer industry these days that it's far easier to amass knowledge and experience before launching your own venture than it would have been for Australia's craft beer pioneers of even a decade ago. But we'll wager there are very few out there who…

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…

Seven Sheds Brewer

After more than two decades as the country's leading - and for long periods - only beer writer, Willie Simpson decided to put his money where his mouth was. Or more precisely, his mash tun where his pen was. Along with partner Catherine Stark, he opened Seven Sheds in 2008, a brewery and meadery on a…

White Rabbit (Lion/Kirin) Brewer

In 2014, White Rabbit's owner Lion announced that the brewery's original home in Healesville was to close. The operation was to move to the site already occupied by big sibling brewery Little Creatures in Geelong. Despite the fact the brewery was to continue operating, there were still noises around…

Fury & Son Brewer

We won't lie. When we first saw there was a new brewing company set to start up in Melbourne going by the name Fury & Son, our initial thought was that it could be some hipster brand. Fury & Son: it seemed to possess an air befitting the sort of tattoo, barber and gentleman's outfitters salon you can…

Little Creatures Geelong (Lion/Kirin) Brewer

For a long time, Geelong proved something of a mystery to people in the craft beer world. Despite being a large city only an hour away from Melbourne, the city driving the craft beer revolution in Australia, its people seemed strangely impervious to the lure of the good stuff. A few small breweries came…

Prickly Moses Brewer

For most people, being in the wettest part of Victoria would be cause for complaint. Not for the team at Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beers, who have an impressive water harvesting system and a pair of 150,000l tanks at his disposal to capture the rain. And it's with this they brew Prickly Moses beers. Initially…

Venom Brewing Brewer

The first time we encountered Joel Drysdale, he was walking up the path to Crafty Towers bearing a four-pack of Moo Brew Imperial Stout bottles. As introductions go, it's up there. Later, we crossed paths regularly in his guise as "The Beer Dude" for Tooborac Hotel & Brewery, charged with getting the…

White Bay Beer Co Brewer

White Bay is an area that holds both industrial behemoths and a Hollywood film location, so it stands to reason White Bay Beer Co would capture that blend of character - down to earth, but not without sophistication. The brewery’s logo shows the twin smokestacks of the abandoned White Bay Power…

Willie The Boatman Brewer

The suburb of Tempe, famously known for its IKEA and its location right underneath the final approach to Sydney Airport, has played host to a variety of interesting characters in its long history. William Kerr, Anthony Albanese, Todd Payne, Patrick McInerney and Nick Newey are among them – and, although…

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,…

Noodledoof Brewer

If you’re going to open a brewery in a part of Australia where craft beer has barely taken hold, you may well decide to play things safe when it comes to naming your business. Maybe you’d adopt the name of the town or region where you’re setting up, or plump for a prominent local landmark or…

Young Henrys Brewer

The tale of Young Henrys could be considered one of serendipity. Originally mooted for Sydney's über-trendy suburb of Surry Hills, the brewery's establishment there was scuppered by council bureaucracy and resident objection. Eventually though, a new site was found, this one in the rather more diverse…

Brewski Venue

Not too long ago, Caxton Street in Brisbane was known colloquially to some as CaXXXXton Street. Every single one of the strip of bars, clubs and restaurants a short walk from the city’s Suncorp Stadium had a Lion contract. Had someone suggested it would become home to one of the easiest craft beer…

Brisbane Brewing Co. Woolloongabba VenueBottleshop

Perched on the cusp of Woolloongabba and South Bank, on the corner of Stanley Street and Annerley Road, the venue previously know as Brewhouse Brisbane represents everything a pub should be. There’s no defined or predictable demographic, there are brews to comfort the lager lovers and excite the…

Brouhaha Maleny Venue

The Sunshine Coast hinterland is a special place. The sprawling views that go on forever, and rainforest tracks that lead to secret waterfalls. The greenest of greens in the dewy grass, and the rustic brown timbers of the shops in the towns. Maleny is one such town; it’s only half an hour from the…

Range Brewing Abbotsford Venue

In a year in which lockdowns and closures formed a far greater part of the narrative than Melbourne’s beer fans would have liked, Range Brewing delivered a welcome piece of news. In the dark of midwinter, the Brisbane brewery revealed they would be opening a new taproom before 2020 was out – and…

Rockstar Brewer Venue

Hi - I'm Hendo. I help craft breweries grow the brand loyalty by giving brewers the tools to brew award-winning beer that sells like hot cakes. You already know how to brew but now you're a professional craft brewer, in order to achieve predictable, consistent sales, your beer must also be predictable,…

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…

Blackman's Burger Bar Venue

The trophy-winning team from Blackman's Brewery aren't the sorts to rest on their laurels. In the second half of 2019, they looked to cement their position as one of leading brewers on the Victorian Surf Coast with the opening of what was then their third venue: the Blackman's Brewery…

Newstead Brewing Co Milton Venue

Let’s be painstakingly honest here: in this day and age, most news is not good. This planet has had a rough run since humans worked out how to light shit on fire and there’s only so much flora and fauna you can personally apologise to before you get tuckered out. Which makes good news so much more…

Small Batch Venue

For most breweries, the opening of a second venue is typically an opportunity to drastically increase production capacity and widen distribution. But Batch Brewing Company isn’t like most breweries. The motivation for their second site, which opened in Petersham in mid-2019, is completely the opposite.  Rather…

Spark Breweries & Distilleries Venue

Spark designs, builds and installs small and large brewing and distilling systems across the country. After starting in 2014, there are now more than 50 businesses using Spark equipment to make great products in solid businesses. Specialising in automatic compact breweries, our machines are Brewers’…

Stone & Wood Brewery Brisbane Venue

Stone & Wood's much-loved beers and their mellow Byron Bay-inspired vibes can now be sampled in the heart of Brisbane after the brewery opened a taproom in Fortitude Valley. Given the explosion of craft beer in Brisbane through the 2010s, an expansion into Brisbane with their first venue…

Contract Brewing @ Sauce Venue

Are you a gypsy brewer looking for somewhere to brew your creations? Or an existing brewery looking for extra production capacity? We can help! We offer contract brewing services at our home base in Marrickville. State of the art steam-heated 4-vessel 20hL brewhouseStandard batch sizes of 4000, 6000,…

The Woodlands Hotel Venue

Melbourne is home to many a pub – indeed, the city is famous for them – but none feel or look anything like The Woodlands Hotel. For one, there’s not actually many pubs across the city that don’t sit on a corner block, and there are few that cut quite as impressive a figure as The Woodlands does…

Ascot Vale Cellars VenueBottleshop

Ascot Vale sits relatively close to Melbourne’s CBD but there’s an air of country town about the northern suburb, a feat that’s rather impressive given there’s a tram runnning up the middle of Union Road.  And it’s largely thanks to that main road that there's a sense of community about…

Basement Brewhouse Venue

Bankstown Sports Club is reminiscent of a small city. The huge complex is home to ten restaurants, eight bars, a movie theatre and multiple event spaces, and boasts 70,000 members. Of course, any respectable city needs its own brand of beer – and that’s exactly what the club…

Bine Bar & Dining Venue

For years, the Gold Coast has been the home of one of Australia’s biggest and most successful microbreweries. Yet the presence of Burleigh Brewing in Burleigh Heads tended to feel like something of an anomaly, the lone outpost for craft beer in a region where, for the most part, big brand midstrengths…

Carwyn Cellars VenueBottleshop

A few years back, this Thornbury bottleshop was just another run-of-the-mill outlet ticking along steadily without pulling up any trees. Then it was taken over by a former viticulturist raised in the heart of West Australia’s craft brewing culture and things began to change. Ben Carwyn began stocking…

Northbridge Brewing Co Venue

Seven years is a long time to wait for a beer. Yet the eternity spent transforming the site of a defunct food court in the heart of Perth’s entertainment district proved to be worth the wait as the Northbridge Brewing Co now sits proudly overlooking the grassed lawn of the Northbridge Piazza.  When…

Palace Hotel Venue

The craft beer world abounds with characters, but few with a tale to match that of Billy: Melbourne's ultimate pub dog.  The Staffordshire Terrier has called top craft beer venues like the Great Northern his home in the past. He's had his own Twitter account (as a wine rep) and became the centre…

Pumpyard Bar & Brewery / Dovetails Restaurant Venue

On the corner of Limestone and Ellenborough Streets is a complex of stately red brick buildings. These heritage listed behemoths were built a century ago to house the Technical College, but they’re now a precinct offering some of the best food and drink in Ipswich. Walking between these tall buildings…

Tar Barrel Brewery & Distillery Venue

Tar Barrel Brewery & Distillery might only have launched in 2020, but the Mornington Peninsula good beer haunt’s history is one that quite wonderfully reflects the story of craft beer in the preceding decade. That story starts with Mornington Peninsula Brewery and its opening in 2010 following a joyous…

The Windsor Alehouse Venue

A major change of tack has seen one of Melbourne's Irish pubs – formerly better known for craic than craft – switch the focus of its 19 taps to craft beer and redesign its food menu with beer pairing in mind. The Pint on Punt, in Windsor, reopened its doors as The Windsor Alehouse in April 2016…

Alice Rebel's Café & Bar VenueBottleshop

A café and providore in Melbourne’s outer southeast might seem like an unlikely spot in which to share a limited release, barrel-aged beer. But, the more you learn about Alice Rebel’s, the more it makes sense. Located a short walk from Chelsea station and a salt spray from the beach,…

Beermash VenueBottleshop

Melbourne has a habit of ensuring restaurants, bars and pubs never rest on their laurels, with a cooler, fancier or more exciting venue seemingly always on the verge of opening just down the road. In such a city, adaptation and evolution are the best ways to keep yourself on the radar. This is a method…

Benchwarmer Venue

When you’re located in a part of Melbourne that’s rich when it comes to excellent cafés but relatively sparse on the craft beer front, it suggests two things. Firstly: it’s an area where people like to enjoy a quality drink as they catch up with friends. Secondly: if they like catching up over…

Brewstaff Venue

Thirsty for great brewing staff? Crafting a career move? Think Brewstaff. Brewstaff is Australia’s only dedicated HR & recruitment solutions provider to the craft beer, brewing and distilling industry. We specialise in recruiting hard-to-find talent when other avenues have failed, using our extensive…

Felons Barrel Hall Venue

Felons Barrel Hall shares some characteristics with the Felons Brewing venue next door, some characteristics with the beer halls of Germany, and some characteristics with other local breweries’ barrel venues. And yet it’s distinctly unlike all of them. Where else can you get a Munich-style Helles…

Grape & Grain Liquor Cellars VenueBottleshop

Up until 2012, the Moorabbin area of south east Melbourne was in need of a high quality bottle store to service the beer lovers of the surrounding suburbs. Then Grape and Grain came along and those beer lovers rejoiced. But, even then, those beer lovers still lacked anything in the way of a quality…

Independent Brewers Association (IBA) VenueBottleshop

On average, a new independent brewery opens in Australia every six days. Over 600 independently owned breweries span the country, each one with its unique identity and contribution to Australian life. The Independent Brewers Association provides a united voice for independently owned brewers across…

König Brewing Systems VenueBottleshop

König is a premium brewery manufacturer. Since the early 1990s, we have been providing the brewing industry with excellent products and reliable service. At König we custom design and manufacture our products to ensure the customer gets what they want. Our team brings more than one hundred years'…

Lallemand Brewing VenueBottleshop

Lallemand Brewing is a global business serving all segments of the brewing industry with brewers yeast and other brewing products, services and education.  Supported by decades of longstanding industry experience, an extensive support network and strong technical expertise, Lallemand Brewing is…

Moonah Hotel & Cellars VenueBottleshop

It might have been constructed back in 1934 but it’s the recent history of Moonah Hotel & Cellars that seems to best capture why it was built. When the first stones of any pub are laid, surely the idea driving the founders is that they’re creating a legacy that will last – that the gathering place…

Mr West VenueBottleshop

Every now and then, a new venue comes along that feels like an instant classic. Welcome to Mr West, Footscray’s latest ode to craft beer, wine, spirits and good times. While housed in an unassuming stretch of the pedestrianised Nicholson Street Mall, as soon as you climb the stairs to the first floor…

Rainbow Hotel Venue

A classic inner suburban corner pub with a colourful history, Fitzroy's Rainbow Hotel had been getting a little tatty around the edges until the King brothers moved in back in late 2010. You wouldn't know it now, as they wasted little time bringing experience gained from running pubs here and in the…

Stockade Barrel Room Venue

There are so many facets to the Stockade Brew Co story that it’s difficult to pick a place to start. So why not with their bar and barrel room in Marrickville? After all, it may well be the best part yet, the physical embodiment of everything the business has strived to become over the years.  This…

Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall Venue

It is a little known piece of Australian brewing history that, in the late 1800s, the Collingwood neighbourhood had as many as 40 breweries, the highest density ever in Australia, before amalgamations and buyouts saw them all closed by the early 1900s.  While this little slice of history isn't…

The Park Hotel Abbotsford Venue

Since it first opened in 1864, both the Park Hotel and its home suburb of Abbotsford have gone through many incarnations. When the pub first welcomed drinker through its doors and started pouring beer, it was at the height of Victoria’s gold rush, a period that saw Abbotsford rapidly transition from…

Whitehart Bar Venue

Late on Christmas Eve 1974, much of Darwin’s population was facing up to Cyclone Tracy, a storm that tore through the city, ensuring it would never look the same again. Many fled the cyclone and never returned, but for those who did, they needed a replacement for the pubs destroyed by Tracy. Thankfully,…

Blackhearts & Sparrows North Hobart Bottleshop

Since opening as a wine store in Melbourne’s Punt Road more than a decade ago, Blackhearts & Sparrows has become a famous name for those looking for high quality beverages. Today there’s around a dozen in Melbourne, one in Canberra and, as of May 2019, the family-run bottleshop (and now deli) group extended…

Blackman's Brewery Geelong Venue

As soon as Victoria's second COVID lockdown ended towards the end of 2020, there was a rush of good news from some of the state's breweries, who'd clearly been using the time well. Among them was the team at Blackman's, who had secured a site in the Geelong suburb of Grovedale to build a production brewery…

Cask Global Canning Solutions Pty Ltd Venue

Cask invented #MicroCanning. We provide innovative and affordable canning systems to the world's small to medium-sized creators of craft beer, cider, wine, cold brewed coffee, kombucha and other life-enhancing beverages. Cask has installed 875+ canning systems in 46 different…

Freo.Social Venue

Otherside Brewing Co’s Myaree production facility may be where most of the brewing magic happens but sibling venue Freo.Social, part of the Triple 1 Three hospitality group, is where the party starts. Given the Otherside project was originally conceived as a means of “bottling the feeling” of being…

Hop On Brewery Tours Venue

With a focus on education and appreciation, Hop On Brewery Tours gets guests out exploring Queensland's blossoming beer scene! Full and half-day tours available, including plenty of samples, beer history, guided brewery tour, water + snacks and witty commentary.  Our tours are for…

MilkHead Beer Store VenueBottleshop

It might seem an odd phrase, but it’s true that we often drink with our eyes. Taste and aroma might drive the flavour of a beer but our first experience is optics, whether it’s the sight of a beer poured into a glass before being handed over the bar, or the colourful can that captures your eye from…

NOLA Adelaide Venue

Swinging jazz beats, Cajun deep fried chicken, Creole soul food, fine whiskies, Louisiana cocktails and 16 rotating taps serving local, interstate and international craft beers: it’s fair to say NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) has brought a heady, intoxicating mix to Adelaide’s now thriving bar scene.…

Page Bottler Bottleshop

We all know the phrase: “You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.” If you were to apply it to Page Bottler, you could argue it should come with a supplementary warning too: “Or after opening the cover.” Not that there’s anything wrong with the bottleshop’s cover, which comes with some…

The Catfish Venue

Beer, whisky and blues... what more could anyone want in life? How about authentic Philly Cheese Steaks? No worries. OK, there's more to The Catfish than that, but as a basis for success as a beer bar in inner north Melbourne it works just fine for us. Named after the classic 40s song Catfish Blues,…

The Craft & Co Venue

Referring to The Craft & Co in Collingwood as a restaurant, or a bar, or even an eatery, simply doesn’t come close to capturing its essence. As you walk into the subway tiled warehouse conversion at 390 Smith Street, baristas grind beans and labour over cups of flat whites, deli staff assist in cheese…

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…

The Wheaty Venue

Ask well travelled Aussie beer lovers for their favourite craft beer bars and the chances are The Wheaty's going to feature high – if not first – on their list. Leading the way for better beer in Adelaide since 2003, when it was launched by avowed hopheads Jade Flavell, Emily Trott and Liz O'Dea,…

To All My Friends Venue

In my travels through the global craft beer world, I’ve come across many a brewery launched by people from the world of IT. It’s actually quite uncanny just how many have made the switch, yet it’s not a path many have taken when it comes to hospitality. On the evidence of To All My Friends, the…

Whitfords Brewing Co Venue

Until late 2017, Perth’s northern corridor was a good beer desert. In the 40 kilometre conurbation between Perth and Mindarie there was barely a pub let alone a brewpub but, thanks to the $80 million redevelopment of the Whitfords Shopping Centre’s Dining and Entertainment Hub, northern beer drinkers…

Ballistic Alehouse & Kitchen Venue

Since launching at the start of 2017, Ballistic Beer has garnered a well-earned reputation in Brisbane and beyond. The brewery’s beers have gone from strength to strength, and anyone who’s been to the brewery and cellar door in Salisbury can attest to the sheer delight of being surrounded by Ballistic’s…

Belgian Beer Café Melbourne Venue

Back before there were such things as craft beer bars in Melbourne, there were the Belgian Beer Cafés in St Kilda Road and at the base of the Eureka Tower. Today, while the former has evolved into Village Melbourne, the latter maintains the Belgian Beer Café moniker, stocking a wide selection of Belgian…

Black Hops Brisbane Venue

There’s no denying Black Hops is a Gold Coast brewery: the sunshine and surf and laid back culture of the Coast are in every sip of Black Hops beer. But, when founders Dan, Eddie and Govs launched Black Hops in 2014, it wasn’t at the Gold Coast – it was in a bar in Brisbane, and they’ve…

Blackhearts & Sparrows Braddon Bottleshop

Over the course of a decade, the siblings behind Blackhearts & Sparrows have opened a string of beautiful stores; after making it nine locations in Melbourne, they spread the love further afield with their tenth store, bringing their independent and intimate brand of liquor retail to the nation’s…

Captain Melville Venue

His exploits may not have led to the sort of national obsession afforded fellow bushranger Ned Kelly, yet there was a time when Francis Melville’s life certainly captured the imagination of the young colony. The self-titled “Captain” spent much of his career as a bushranger pretending to be a gentleman…

Cherry Tree Hotel Venue

The GB Hotel in Richmond was a Melbourne institution, a venue that felt like a living organism that had evolved over the years into something much more than a pub. Then, in early 2014, with the building's owners hiking the lease, a great thing came to an end as Chris and Penny Hodges moved out, taking…

Flight Bar & Bottleshop VenueBottleshop

When Flight Bar & Bottleshop opened in 2016, it offered an experience that wasn’t just new to Bendigo but most other cities too. Located in an old arcade between hairdressers and a babywear store, the space was dedicated to what its owners call a “collection of their biggest vices”: craft beer,…

Harts Pub Venue

In recent years Sydneysiders have become a bit spoiled for choice when it comes to craft beer, but it wasn't always that way. In fact, it wasn't so long ago that you could count the number of quality beer venues in the CBD on your fingers and still have a couple of spare digits. One of the few places…

Hopheads VenueBottleshop

While the west of Melbourne is slowly awakening from its craft beer slumber, there's still a good number of suburbs starved of a decent bottleshop or bar where they can find a selection that strays far from the mainstream. For beer lovers around Point Cook, however, the days of being starved of choice…

Hopheads Altona VenueBottleshop

Build it and they will come might be the mantra central to classic heartstring-tugging flick Field of Dreams but it’s not just Kevin Costner’s character who's driven by that vision. Australia’s beer industry is filled with people who share that same dream, whether it’s small breweries in quiet…

Hopheads Yarraville VenueBottleshop

Yarraville is the kind of Melbourne suburb that’s long had a village feel about it. The historic buildings along Anderson and Ballarat Streets turn the area’s beating heart into a place where shopping or sipping a coffee feels akin to visiting a candlestick maker at some point early in the last century.  While…

Mane Liquor Bottleshop

If you want to know what it's like to experience the beer version of Santa's Grotto, you would do well to call in to Perth's Mane Liquor. Ever since its owners decided to try out this thing called craft beer five years after opening, the bottleshop located between the city and its main airport has amassed…

Miss Moses Venue

The Weight may be one of The Band’s best known songs but, as far as song names go, it’s one of the least recognisable. The classic late 60s song you’ve almost certainly sung along to is likely one you know best by either the ambiguous chorus of “Take a load off Fanny” or,…

PencilPay Venue

TRUSTED BY AUSTRALIAN CRAFT BREWERIES Pencil is the fastest way to get more of your customers (new and existing) onboarded with a signed credit app and an ongoing payment method. Whether you're an established brewery with 1000 accounts, or signing up your 50th customer PencilPay can help. Does…

Saccharomyces Beer Café Venue

For folks fixated on finding tasty treats, South Brisbane’s Fish Lane is quickly becoming a reliable source. Spanning four blocks back from Grey Street to Manning Street, you could almost forget you’re in Brisbane’s busiest tourist precinct.  The area has undergone a rejuvenation; once dominated…

Terminus Hotel Venue

It wasn’t too long ago that Fitzroy North’s Terminus was still operating as a hotel, the sort of hotel where the long-term residents living upstairs wouldn’t think twice about shuffling into the bar in dressing gown and slippers for a few pots of Draught. What a difference a change of ownership…

The Lincoln Venue

When you cast an eye over the range of customers that has pulled up a chair at the Hotel Lincoln in Carlton, the history of the place becomes abundantly clear. Despite a reinvigoration of the venue in late 2014 when former MoVida Aqui manager Iain Ling took over the 160-year-old pub, it still remains…

1989 Arcade Bar Venue

The Velvet Revolution, Tiananmen Square protests, the World Wide Web, the Exxon Valdez, Voyager 2 reaching Neptune, and the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game by Konami. The one thousand, nine hundred and eighty ninth year of the common era was positively heaving with momentous events,…

Ballistic Springfield Venue

Ballistic continued their fast-blooming love affair with their hometown of Brisbane in spring 2019 with the opening of a third venue in less than four years: the Ballistic Springfield Brewery, Bar & Kitchen. The opening of the Springfield venue expands their footprint across the south…

Beer DeLuxe King Street Wharf Venue

Beer DeLuxe has come a long way from its roots in Melbourne, both literally and figuratively. The flagship Fed Square venue has long been a beacon for beer lovers, having achieved everything from being awarded Australia's Best Beer List to becoming Good Beer Week's Festival Hub. When new owners took…

Binary Beer Venue

The latest evolution in Brewing, our platform is designed to ensure your beer remains on tap, production is streamlined and waste is reduced! We combine active tracking and AI to provide you visibility. Designed to give you complete independence the binary.beer platform will improve your business,…

CONTRACT BREWING AT DAINTON BEER Venue

Calling all brewers and beers without a home! Looking for somewhere to make your next beer? Or just a bit of extra capacity? Multi award-winning Dainton Beer are now offering CONTRACT BREWING services from our home in Carrum Downs! Who better to bring your next big beer idea to life than the team…

Far Side Beers VenueBottleshop

It’s a family affair at Far Side Beers these days. The hole in the wall bottleshop that once took up residence on Burke Road in Camberwell has changed hands and, in the process, moved a kilometre down the road to a bigger space, complete with bar and beer garden. Julien Nell had been working…

FB*PROPAK VenueBottleshop

FB*PROPAK’s brewing equipment unit (formerly AEB – Australian Engineered Brewing) dates back to 1968. With a great number of our installations successfully operating in Australia and New Zealand, the FB*PROPAK team is recognised as one of the industry’s most experienced.  With our qualified…

Hardimans Hotel Venue

In Kensington, pubs are an endangered species. Considering the suburb sits a mere four kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, it’s a shortage that’s something of an oddity.  The similarly placed 'burbs of Richmond, South Melbourne, Footscray and Carlton once had them in droves and, though many…

Hop Products Australia Venue

HPA is the biggest hop grower in Australia, backed by a team of experts in plant breeding, farm operations, customer service and brewing support. Their farms have been growing hops for more than 150 years, but they’re focused on creating new aromas and flavours that will make our favourite beverage…

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…

Quarryman's Hotel Venue

When the old Quarryman's Hotel closed for renovations midway through 2013, a sign went up declaring 'Craft beer is coming to Pyrmont'. Few would have suspected it would arrive in such a big way. Re-opening with 26 taps and pouring almost exclusively independent Australian craft beer, the new Quarryman's…

Sail & Anchor Venue

Where it all began... Any lover of Aussie craft beer worth their salt will be familiar with the story of the Sail & Anchor, the Fremantle venue formerly known as the Freemason's, where a young brewer who was working at the Swan Brewery and a couple of his mates decided to turn the beer world on its head.…

The Beer Bar Venue

There’s a bustling and diverse pocket within the Sydney suburb of Alexandria where choice is king. It’s something of an odd spot, containing everything from parks and gyms to offices and digital golf; even before you leave the car park, you’ll find your artisanal culinary needs met by the Meat…

The Monkey Bar Venue

The Central West NSW city of Dubbo, around five hours drive inland from Sydney, is much like many other regional centres. The soil is red, the people are warm and welcoming and, up until 2017, craft beer was scarce – at least until husband and wife team Tim and Cass Smith opened The Monkey Bar, a venue…

The Oak Barrel Bottleshop

There's little doubt that Sydney's CBD is blessed with some fine craft beer venues, from underground bars to rooftop gardens, grand old brew pubs and everything in between. But as for good beer bottle stores, there's a bit of a dearth. However, that almost doesn't matter when you have one as good as…

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 Silverlake Social Venue

America is, in many ways, not one country but many. With 50 states spread across most of a continent, it’s a place where myriad accents, cuisines and voting preferences all somehow manage to coalesce into a single country that works. Most of the time anyway. Even within states, those differences can…

Warners at the Bay Venue

For more than a decade, Warners at the Bay Bottleshop has been a premier craft beer destination for the mid New South Wales coast. It’s become a pilgrimage of sorts for seasoned craft beer drinkers, regularly attracting visitors from Sydney – a two-hour drive away – as well…

White Labs Venue

Started in 1995 by Chris White, White Labs is an international company that specialises in liquid yeast and fermentation products. Since their beginnings, the team at White Labs has been devoted to providing customers with the best in yeast, nutrients, enzymes, education and analytical testing. What…

Yakima Chief Hops Venue

As a 100 percent grower-owned network of family hop farms, Yakima Chief Hops™ are uniquely positioned to establish strong relationships between the growers who supply the premium hops and the innovative brewing customers who showcase the product in their excellent beers.  With a…

Beer Cartel Bottleshop

What with his Belgian heritage, it was only a matter of time before Geoff Huens' taste buds told him that what was being served up as beer in Australia simply wasn't the real deal. Trips through the UK, US and Belgium in 2007 made sure of that. As for business partner Richard Kelsey, his experience of…

Blackhearts & Sparrows Bottleshop

Blackhearts & Sparrows started out as a home for boutique and obscure wines but, in a reflection of the nation’s changing drinking habits, has increasingly become one of the best places to unearth good beer. They might still call themselves wine purveyors, but their stores across Melbourne – and,…

Bottle House South Yarra Bottleshop

When a couple of mates opened Bottle House back in 2011, their focus was firmly fixed on providing those who walked inside with ample opportunity to find the perfect bottle of wine for any occasion. A stone’s throw from South Yarra train station, Bottle House soon became one of those essential stops…

Cellarbrations Carlisle Bottleshop

It wasn't long ago when the outside of Cellarbrations at Carlisle was difficult to distinguish from the many bottleshops which bare the same name across the country. Once the store was surrounded by the familiar Cellarbrations logo and a handful of posters highlighting the latest deals on cartons…

Craft Accounting & Advisory Bottleshop

Craft Accounting & Advisory began with the sole focus of providing high quality tax and accounting support to the brewing and hospitality industries. Where other tax agents simply handle your quarterly and annual compliance, Craft Accounting are involved on a day-to-day basis ensuring your business…

Great Northern Hotel Venue

When you hand over the reins of a pub to one of the men responsible for founding Feral – the West Australian brewery named Australia’s best multiple times at the Australian International Beer Awards – you know the commercial beers hogging the taps are going to suffer. And that’s what happened…

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…

Moon Dog World Preston 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…

NFE Machinery Co. Venue

NFE Machinery Co. ltd is a top professional designer and manufacturer of high-quality, complete craft beer brewing systems and packaging lines in China and offers excellent service and affordability. We supply turnkey service to create the best value with an affordable cost for each customer.  The…

Republic Tavern Venue

In a city that feels close to bursting with craft beer, it takes a bit of effort and invention to stand out. Setting up shop in a part of town that’s gone without good beer is one way to do it, as too is creating a unique drinking experience. When they opened the doors to Republic Tavern in September…

Royston Hotel Venue

The pub that started it all, the Royston was the first to spot the craft beer revolution coming over the horizon. While everyone else was clinging to the safety of long-established brands – maybe with the odd tap or fridge shelf given over to an Aussie micro – this Richmond establishment went the…

The Crafty Squire Venue

Melbourne CBD's very own one stop shop for beer, comprising brewery, multiple bars and restaurants all under one roof – not to mention a rooftop terrace with the roof removed. The former Portland Hotel became The Crafty Squire in 2015, following a major refit and expansion upstairs into rooms formerly…

The Dutch Trading Co Venue

Located just ten minutes south of Perth in the multicultural suburb of Victoria Park, the Netherlands-themed Dutch Trading Co is one of WA's standout beer venues, one with links to the award-winning The Classroom, Lucky Chan’s Laundry and Noodle Bar and the GrainCru beer community. This high…

The Mighty Hunter Valley VenueBottleshop

As with any number of Australian regions traditionally known for wine, today the Hunter Valley has plenty to satisfy those on the hunt for local beer. Indeed, make your way from Newcastle to the heart of the valley via Maitland and you'll rarely go more than a few kilometres without the chance to…

Warners at the Bay Bottleshop Bottleshop

For more than a decade, Warners at the Bay Bottleshop has been a premier craft beer destination for the mid New South Wales coast. It’s become a pilgrimage of sorts for seasoned craft beer drinkers, regularly attracting visitors from Sydney – a two-hour drive away – as well…

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…

Beer Barrel Bottleshop

A few years ago, if you'd walked up to your average Sydneysider and politely enquired as to where you might get your growler filled, the typical reaction would likely have been somewhere between shock and bemusement. You suspect it’d be different these days, with growlers having grown in popularity…

Bintani Australia Bottleshop

For over 20 years, Bintani has connected Brewers and Distillers to the world’s best ingredients. We have warehouses in several locations across Australia and a team of ingredient experts who are passionate about what they do.  Every day we are inspired by our customers, their expertise, their…

Bottle House Balaclava Bottleshop

When a couple of mates opened Bottle House back in 2011, their focus was firmly fixed on providing those who walked inside with ample opportunity to find the perfect bottle of wine for any occasion. A stone’s throw from South Yarra train station, Bottle House soon became one of those essential stops…

Grain & Grape Bottleshop

First and foremost a home brew shop - and not just any home brew shop, but one of the finest in the land - Grain & Grape also boasts a decent line in quality craft beers. This bottleshop element is just one of the many facets of John Preston's store, one that grew from a need to supply customers who…

Greythorn Cellars Bottleshop

The Di Pietro family is an enterprising bunch when it comes to creating charming, well stocked bottleshops. For more than 30 years, the Di Pietros have been running Diamond Creek’s Nillumbik Cellars, which specialises in fine wine, small batch spirits and craft beer. Then, in 2012,…

Harvest Cellars Bottleshop

Harvest Cellars is a pretty tight little space. Sure, it occupies a prime spot in Belgrave South, on a roundabout where it can catch the eyes of beer fancying visitors to the Dandenong Ranges and locals on their way home. But, once inside, you'll discover owner Danny Arsic hasn't wasted a millimetre…

Hopscotch Venue

For the local or tourist taking a stroll along Southbank in search of a drink, beer has been little more than an afterthought for quite some time. Restaurant after restaurant butts up against one another, offering seafood and prosecco or a happy hour on their signature cocktail. You’ll find craft beer…

Hotel Sweeney's Venue

Some venues surprise you with what they've got hidden away. Hotel Sweeney's is one of those.  On first appearance, everything points towards this being a good ol' fashioned, rough and ready Aussie boozer. In fact, on second appearance things still point that way. But this old Sydney CBD pub has…

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…

Nillumbik Cellars Bottleshop

If you were asked to name the home of Australia's first and largest online wine distributor – one with clients all over the world – chances are it would be some time before you suggested Diamond Creek, a suburb on Melbourne's very outer edge. Yet it's here that you'll find Nillumbik Cellars, a bottleshop…

Plonk Bottleshop

How many family-owned, independent bottleshops can boast a range of around 1200 different beers? In the words of a wise scribe from the past: not many, if any.  But there is one, standing tall in our nation’s capital. When it comes to beer, Plonk in Canberra is a bottleshop of impressive…

Splatt Engineering Group Bottleshop

Splatt's offer a range of services for craft breweries including machinery supply, repairs, installation and commissioning.We specialise in Can machines, and are agents for the range of CanPro can filler/seamers.The CanPro features: Very Low O2 pickup (< 30 PPB)Speeds…

Stomping Ground Morris Moor Venue

When Stomping Ground launched, it was the first brewery in Collingwood in close to a century. Yet, while that’s a significant milestone in itself, there’s something about the brewery’s home that’s always helped them stand out from the crowd.   Part of Stomping Ground’s success can…

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…

The Winston VenueBottleshop

What do you do if your local doesn't serve good beer? You could travel a bit further and hunt down a bar that does. Or you could do what Kris and Caroline Miles did: take over said local and make it awesome. The local in question is The Winston in North Hobart, the pub just around the corner from where…

Wine Republic Northcote Bottleshop

Following in the footsteps of their Brunswick Street location, Wine Republic owners Fiona Lim and Tom O’Mara have nudged a little further into Melbourne's north and opened a second store on High Street in Northcote. And this time they've done so with a distinctly more hop-focused array of wares. While…

Wine Sellers Direct Bottleshop

When it comes to Australian craft beer, there’s all manner of people who exude passion for the choice of tipple they desire. Whether it’s those who work in the industry or drinkers who can’t wait to get their hands on the next limited release, there’s no shortage of love. Ready to help share…

Bogs Footwear Bottleshop

Bogs Footwear’s history started over a decade ago in Portland, Oregon, initially providing comfortable waterproof footwear to the Oregon farm community. And, as word of mouth grew about the Bogs boot range and their waterproof comfort, many local craft brewers started choosing the boots to keep…

Craft Beer Coopery Bottleshop

It’s a sad reality that many men struggle to talk about how they’re going, or to reach out for help when they’re having a hard time. That’s one of the main reasons Trevor Lowder started Craft Beer Coopery in 2017: as a way to bring guys together to have real conversations. It’s a beer…

Cryer Malt Bottleshop

Suppliers of Premium Brewing Ingredients Supplying Australasian craft brewers with quality brewing ingredients for over 25 years, Cryer Malt is dedicated to sourcing the most premium Malt, Hops & Yeast for all brewing enthusiasts. They distribute the best quality locally crafted malts from Barrett…

Fermentis by Lesaffre Bottleshop

An expert in the Art of Fermentation, Fermentis works with everyone in the world of beer, wine, spirits, and other fermented beverages. Its range of products and services covers almost all professional requirements: from safeguarding production to expressing sensory characteristics. A business…

Hustler Venue

Given hustlers tend to use any means necessary to get what they want, Hustler may not at first seem like the best name for a place run by two people as lovely as Justin McPhail and Nick Horgan. That said, while they might not be hustlers, it’s true they’ve never slowed in…

Indie Boozy Delivery Bottleshop

As much as online shopping has steadily become the norm in recent years, 2020 is likely to be the year that will be looked back upon as the tidal wave that saw retail crash onto our couches. When COVID hit Australia, businesses that barely had a website paused, pivoted, and came out the other side suddenly…

Pink Boots Society Australia Bottleshop

Mission The Pink Boots Society was created to assist, inspire and encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education. Organisational Goals Support PBS members to advance their beer careers through education.Teach women beer professionals the judging skills necessary…

SolaBrew Bottleshop

SolaBrew specialises in helping breweries make the most sustainable beer they can. We consult on how to best use a combination of solar PV, batteries, solar thermal, efficient exchange of heat and water saving techniques to help breweries reduce their impact on the environment and save money…

District Bottle Store Bottleshop

Between the two families, it’s fair to say the Drysdales and Canevas had their fingers in plenty of pies. Or, more accurately, in plenty of pints. Joel and Janna Drysdale are the couple behind Venom Brewing, with Joel born into a family of publicans, and whose folks run the Country Club Hotel in Yea. Danial…

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…

Konvoy Kegs Venue

At Konvoy, we're big on the small things! Keeping it simple with: No ScanningNo Daily FeesNo Lost Kegs We have developed a passive tracking beacon and software system to track the location of kegs at all times.  For breweries, this means scan free tracking of all kegs, with live information…

Otter's Promise VenueBottleshop

Taking a walk down High Street in Armadale, you’d be forgiven if you didn’t expect to find a craft beer venue tucked in among the wedding dress salons. But, where some might see a street that wouldn’t suit such a business, Dan Taranto saw opportunity. After a few years helping to build…

Purvis Beer Richmond Bottleshop

The latest venture from the team behind Purvis Cellars, Purvis Beer has been opened as the beer-only sister store to its original wine and beer venue in Surrey Hills. Taking advantage of Purvis' existing contacts throughout the beer world, it's stocked with hundreds of beers from home and abroad. Directly…

Slowbeer Fitzroy VenueBottleshop

It can be a hard task opening a new venue on Smith Street, where craft beer is almost a given on every tap list and people are settled in to their neighbourhood local. But Slowbeer entered the fray in September 2016 with the distinct advantage of having their reputation precede them. Over the last seven…

The Hop Supply Co Bottleshop

In recent years, Bendigo has punched well above its population size when it comes to spots to enjoy a good beer. The Dispensary began focusing on quality beer (and wine, spirits and food) in 2009 and has since been joined by the likes of The Cambrian, Flight Bar & Bottleshop and Handle…

Hops To Home Bottleshop

The nature of commerce in the 21st century is that people can now get their chosen vice – whether it be shoes, books, scented candles, or even animal shaped onesies – over the internet. That shift does not stop at the threshold of a bottleshop either. As a result, a number of beer stores have extended…

Mitch Gibson - Maintenance Technician Bottleshop

Providing equipment servicing to breweries all around Australia. I install, service and repair food and beverage packaging machinery: Bottle/Can/Keg Fillers Cappers/SeamersConveyors and DepalletizersLabellersBox Makers and Case PackersCarbonators Proficient in TIG Welding and general manufacturing/fabrication.…

Purvis Cellars Surrey Hills Bottleshop

The first bottleshop to dive headfirst into the world of Australian craft beers and still the one with the biggest selection, Purvis Cellars is a veritable treasure trove for beer lovers. Having started out as a home for boutique wines, its shelf space has been taken over by almost 1,000 beers from all…

Uncle Hops Venue

A few years ago, if you’d suggested a classic old pub like Newtown’s Bank Hotel would have a dedicated bar serving only craft beer, the idea would have been lumped in with the other nonsense ramblings you’re accustomed to hearing from the suburb’s cerebrally unsound street preachers. But it’s…

Good Beer Week Venue

GOOD BEER WEEK IS “THE BEST BEER WEEK IN THE WORLD”, ACCORDING TO MANY OF THE WORLD’S LEADING CRAFT BREWERS, AND WILL TAKE PLACE ON MAY 15 - 24 2020, IN MELBOURNE. In ten years, it has grown from the spark of an idea to a global festival made up of more than 300 diverse and innovative events across…

Liquex Venue

Liquex is committed to understanding the needs of their customers through providing tailored warehousing, storage and transport solutions for the beverage industry. With both ambient and temperature controlled Cold Storage bonded facilities, Liquex has the flexibility to meet their customers’…

Pongo Venue

People are looking for reasons to come back to the pub / beer garden that involve more than just drinks – they want to create fun experiences. Everything from outdoor movie nights with bean bags to decking out the beer gardens with Ping Pong tables for social times and local comp nights.…

Union Hotel Newtown Venue

For many years there wasn't much to distinguish The Union Hotel from most of the other typical Aussie pubs lining Newtown's famous King Street; big, old, a little worn and with the same beer selection as every other place. These days though, it's a very different story. A family-owned business for just…

Boston Brewing NZ IPL & Whisky Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Beer

As winter ebbs away, Boston deliver a pair with one foot warming next to a cast iron fire, the other dusted in beach sand and sunlight. At the time of writing, wistful longing for the latter takes priority, so we begin with **New Zealand India Pale Lager** which fizzes with Nelson Sauvin, Wakatu and…

Holgate Brewhouse Tank 9 Brew Loose 2 & 3: Unflemished Belgian IPA & How Now American Brown Beer

Holgate's brewers were cut loose recently and invited to brew whatever their heart's desired within the brewery's baby Tank 9. You can read more about the concept in our write up for beer #1 in the series here. Beers #2 and #3 are now out too; indeed, they're being showcased all together at a couple…

BoJak Brewing Double Calypso, Helter Skelter & She's A Peach Beer

To celebrate their second birthday, Melbourne’s BoJak Brewing have brewed up three special beers to help mark the occasion. Starting what might be the least surprising and the most welcome for the Dandenong brewery’s fans, there’s a double version of their popular hazy, Calypso. **Double Calypso**…

King Road Brewing Co Strata IPA & Vanilla Porter Beer

King Road’s first new releases since claiming Best New Exhibitor at the 2020 Perth Royal Beer Awards share appeal in common, yet their desirability will likely be split into two camps. The first is for the pointier end of beer, those always searching for something new or at least with a bold hop profile,…

Two Birds Brewing Kalsarikännit Hazy Pale & Vanilla & Cocao Stout Beer

Kalsarikännit (try [here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdVr-tQP_N8) for the pronounciation) is a Finnish word that really needs to be popularised in English. The word effectively translates to “pantsdrunk” and refers to life’s great pleasure of drinking at home in your underwear with no intention…

Otherside Brewing Co Juicy West Coast IIPA & Russian Imperial Stout Beer

The Otherside experimentals continue with a flurry. Not only is there this massive duo but, as you read this, there’s also an AUS/NZ DDH Oat Cream IPA on the way plus some more shelf stable styles on the horizon. The DDH **Juicy West Coast Hazy IPA** is a hybrid of sorts, and one which is finding…

Brewmanity Yuzu & Citrus Sour Beer

I guess the joy of catching up with an AFL legend – one who has a bar named after him at the CUB fortress that is the MCG, no less – to take delivery of a new beer release should have subsided by now, especially as David Neitz has been in the game with Brewmanity for years. But, let's be honest,…

Dainton Family Brewery All Black & Blood Orange Beer

Now that it's canning line is fully operational and the first two core tinnies are out and about, the Dainton brewers have been able to have a bit of fun. Fun in the form of 500ml cans filled with one-off releases, kicking off with this pair: the All Black New Zealand IPA and Blood Orange Berliner Weisse. The…

Australian Brewery & Feral Brewing Storm Trooper Imperial Pilsner Beer

We've long felt that the Australian Brewery brews one of the country’s finest pilsners. And when The Crafty Pint was making this point while enjoying a family BBQ with Feral and Nail Brewing at the start of the year, we discovered that Feral head brewer Brendan Varis felt the same. Indeed, he felt…

Australian Brewery Southern Land Red IPA & Trans-Tasman XPA Beer

When the brewery is called Australian Brewery, it shouldn’t be a surprise when a few of the beers make reference to this big ol’ country of ours. **Southern Land Red IPA** is no doubt a shout out to the red dirt that covers such great expanses of the Australian outback. Once you get the stuff…

Brew & A: Pizey News

Not only has Bootleg Brewery been around longer than almost every other microbrewery in Australia, it's done a remarkable job of holding onto its brewers for a long time. Past head brewer Michael "Brookesy" Brookes was there a decade and a half and the man that stepped into his shoes has now been…

Brew & A: Stu Grant News

  In Tasmania’s busy beer market, gypsy outfit Ocho has managed to stand out from the crowd since launching. Stu Grant released the first beers under the Ocho banner shortly after he started brewing at Van Diemen at the end of 2015, selling direct to customers via the brewing…

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…

Brew & A: Andrew Robson of The Lord News

When the Lord Nelson took out Champion Draught Beer at the Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show earlier this month, it wasn't just one of Australia's pioneering brewpubs that enjoyed the accolade. As The Lord's founder Blair Hayden was quick to point out, Nelspresso Brown Ale's success was…

Brew & A: Sam Clayman News

“Brewers are essentially just glorified janitors who farm yeast on the side.” Studying enzyme function relating to metabolism in snails. It doesn’t sound like an obvious precursor to brewing. But for Sam Clayman, head brewer at All Hands Brewing House, it was exactly that. Sam started homebrewing…

Brew & A: Brookes Beer News

With the new Crafty Pint up and running, we're bringing back some of the regular features that may have been a little neglected while the tradies were doing their refurbs at Crafty Towers. We've also got plenty of new feature series coming too – look out for Craft Beer Heroes, Beer Nuts, a new in-house…

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…

Brew & A: Morrison Brewery News

There's around 20 breweries and brewing companies that call Tasmania home today. Yet most of them have less than a year or two under their belts, making Launceston based Morrison Brewery something of an elder statesman on the scene. This week sees the family run business turn five, with celebrations…

Brew & A: Frenchies' Vince de Soyres News

Vince De Soyres has always done things a bit differently to those around him. Growing up near Paris with a German mum and French dad, his upbringing was heavily influenced by his mother’s homeland. “I always felt like I didn’t have the same cultural beacons as my friends: different music, different…

Brew & A: Stuart Taylor of Homestead News

Coming from a hospitality background working front of house in Perth bars, Homestead head brewer Stuart Taylor always had a passion for beer. Yet he didn't bring a background in homebrewing with him when he made the switch from serving drinks to producing them. Instead, Stuart took the skills…

Brew & A: Bright's Reid Stratton News

This week sees Bright Brewery launch their first Mystery Beer, an idea conceived by their rep Evin Craney and brought to life by head brewer Reid Stratton. The latter only joined the High Country brewery a few months ago, making the move from New England Brewing Co in Uralla after half a decade, and…

Brew & A: Thirsty Crow News

Craig Wealands wasted little time putting Wagga Wagga's Thirsty Crow on the map, winning an AIBA trophy for his Vanilla Milk Stout within months of opening. That beer has gone on to become a true cult classic of the Australian beer scene, while Craig has added further silverware to his collection. More…

Brew & A: Eden Pink News

When Eden Pink first started working at Prancing Pony around six years ago, becoming a brewer wasn't front-and-centre of the 19-year-old's mind. Sure, she loved beer but as a student at the time Eden regarded the front-of-house job as a fun way to combine her love of working with beer and people…

Brew & A: Justin Corbitt News

Melbourne brewery Hawkers is approaching the midway point of a burst of barrel aged releases that could well be the densest yet seen in Australia. Following a triplet of aquavit-ified Wheat Wines, a bourbon barrel aged Old Ale left the brewery this week and there are various imperial stouts to come,…

Brew & A: Chase Saraiva – Wildflower News

Chase Saraiva’s journey to become head brewer of Sydney’s Wildflower Brewing and Blending is a tale as old as time. He travelled 12,500km for a two-month working holiday only to be caught in the middle of a deadly global pandemic two weeks in. Thus, with no way of returning to his pestilence-riddled…

Brew & A: Caolan Vaughan News

Think Stone & Wood and the first thing that will come to mind is Pacific Ale. The brewing company launched in Byron Bay a decade and a bit ago is much more than that, of course. Among its many parts is the Counter Culture series of beers, launched in 2019 with the ridiculously good Killer Kween…

Brew & A: Luigi Mensi News

If you were going to grow a brewer in a lab, you could do a lot worse than using Luigi Mensi as a template. A lifetime of obtaining seemingly unrelated skills, lucky coincidences and unceasing hard work aside, it was a chance decision to try to make some mead while in the midst of studying chemistry…

Brew & A: Jum Ryan News

It’s hard to think of too many places you can work as a brewer that are as distinct from one another as Singapore and Alice Springs. But that relocation is one made recently by Jum Ryan when he became Alice Springs Brewing Co's head brewer after leading brewing for Little Creatures in both Singapore…

Brew & A: The Gold Coast Pioneers News

One of the least likely stories of the many being written in the Australian beer world today is the rise of the Gold Coast as a hotbed of world class breweries. Balter and Black Hops have been busy stuffing their trophy cabinets in the past year or two, while there are smaller local operators…

Brew & A: Cam Turner News

"Trying to get Javan pepper and saltbush and squid ink and seaweed in the right balance... there's not a lot of use of those ingredients. Especially in beer." There aren't many brewers in the world for who such conundrums would crop up. But, as head brewer at Dainton, it's the sort of curveball…

All Hands Brewing House's Beer & Whisky Dinner (NSW) Event

Considering both start life the same way, it should be little surprise beer and whisky can make such a perfect pairing. On June 20, All Hands Brewing House is bringing the two together and serving them throughout a five course dinner created by executive chef Michael Acevedo. It's…

Brews & Brisket At The Flemington-Kensington Bowls Club (VIC) Event

On Saturday August 24, Modus Operandi, Moon Dog, and Fixation are coming together at the Flemington-Kensington Bowls Club for an afternoon of beer, brisket and barefoot bowls.Each brewery will be bringing three of their beers, with the brewers on hand to chew the fat and chat with you.…

All Work & No Play: Deeds Brewing Collab Launch At Tallboy & Moose (VIC) Event

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, but it also looks like making one hell of a beer. When Tallboy & Moose teamed up with Deeds Brewing, they went crazy - we're talking DDH Hazy IIPA crazy. They dry-hopped this baby with 40g of hops per litre, which is about five times as much as many…

Brewers Feast 2022 at the CoConspirators Brewpub Event

Ready for a real feast of a festival? Make plans to be at the CoConspirators Brewpub on April 22-23 as they host a celebration of all that's good about local beer and food.  The Brewers Feast 2022 will feature a bunch of top local brewers – the likes of Sobremesa, Burnley…

Brewery Throwdown - Hawkers vs Bridge Road At Sasquatch Bar (QLD) Event

The team at Sasquatch loves Australian breweries. But they also kind of like to watch them fight. On Saturday, they're going to pit two Victorian breweries against each other - Melbourne's Hawkers Beer vs Bridge Road Brewers from up in the High Country - in a good ol' fashioned throwdown. You…

Brew for a Day Course at Aunty Jacks Event

Reckon that anyone can be a brewer? Maybe they can. Specifically, maybe you can if you get yourself along to this course hosted by the team at Aunty Jacks.  On July 2, they're inviting you to spend the day with them, when you'll be put through your paces to see how much brewing knowledge…

Brew in The Que: BoJaK Beer Dinner Event

In need of a warm, happy place? Look no further than Brunswick East where beer and barbecue are set to collide once again in their infinite deliciousness.  Yes, 'Brew in The Que' is back for 2022 with the much-praised barbecue haven The Que Club hosting Dandenong's BoJaK Brewing…

Brewers Lunch At Tumut River (NSW) Event

Small breweries can often be so busy that even working inside one doesn't guarantee you have all that much time to enjoy a beer together, let alone a long lunch.  That's the case for Tim Martin and Simon Rossato, the founders of Tumut River Brewing, who decided it was time to sit down for a meal and…

Brewer's Got Talent At Frenchies (NSW) Event

In collaboration with The Brew Shop, Frenchies Bistro & Brewery are running Brewer's Got Talent, an event that lets beer fans judge their favourite homebrew. Last year's event saw Nine Fingers launched into the world of commercial brewing. There will be 15 different homebrews in a wide range of…

AFL Grand Final At Mountain Goat Brewery (VIC) Event

Grand Final day's here, and Mountain Goat's making it easy to get behind the Tigers. On Sunday, cheer on the boys in yellow and black from Mountain Goat's Richmond brewery, with happy hour running from the first bounce to the final siren - $4 pots and $8 pints. It's hard to watch the footy…

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