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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…

KAIJU! Beer Brewer

It's well documented that the rise of craft beer and the popularity of hop forward beer styles have led to frequent hop shortages. Globally, the growers of certain New World varieties are unable to keep up with demand. And it's fair to say the situation could be far worse too. How? Well, if every…

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…

Last Rites Hi-Viz Tassie Tradie Ale Beer

Tasmanian brewery Last Rites has been a good example of an operation keen to explore many realms of the beer spectrum since first firing up its brewery, subsequently releasing a steady stream of colourful – and often even more colourfully named – beers in recent years: the Yamburglar, The Puddle…

Willie The Boatman Old Salty Rockmelon Beer

Adding salt to beer doesn’t, at first, seem like the most natural thing to do. Indeed, thinking about it a second time still doesn’t make it seem the most natural thing to do. Yet it’s been done for a long time – at least, it has if you’ve been swanning around the ancient town of Goslar in…

Willie The Boatman Black Bunny Beer

Black Bunny is the dark horse of the Willie The Boatman range. It seems too old fashioned to be sitting there alongside the flashy NEIPAs and Brut IPAs, yet there it is, an ode to malt in a world ruled by hops. It’s built around a handful of dark malts that deliver quintessential characters of…

Willie The Boatman Nectar Of The Gods Beer

Before Willie The Boatman first brewed Nectar Of The Hops the concept of a hazy / New England / East Coast IPA was pretty much unknown in Australia. It’s hard to say unequivocally that they were the first Aussie brewery to jump on the now massive global trend, but they were certainly amongst the first.…

Willie The Boatman Lil Louis XPA Beer

Given the fact that all things must change over time, any businesses with a desire to be around for more than a fleeting moment has to be willing to adapt. You’ve got to be open to new things coming your way. For example, in the beer world, few would have foreseen that a style called XPA would come…

Willie The Boatman Common Ground Beer

When Willie The Boatman was invited to be a part of a festival in Tasmania at the end of 2018 they figured, quite reasonably, that it might be nice to make a beer for the occasion, one with a bit of a flourish of local ingredients. The way in which they did so was via a common ale centred around Tassie-grown…

Willie The Boatman Albo Corn Ale Beer

What at first seemed like a little bit of fun when it was first brewed turned into something of a social masterstroke that’s ballooned to the point where Albo has become Willie The Boatman’s most famous beer and, perhaps, a stepping stone towards beer industry reform. Albo itself is principally…

Willie The Boatman Marrickville Lager Beer

There are some beers that deserve to be drunk more than written about and this is one of them. Willie The Boatman’s Marrickville Lager a no-fuss Aussie lager, a crowd pleaser, a beer to enjoy when all you want to do is enjoy a beer without necessarily thinking about it. Ok, maybe you could focus a…

Willie The Boatman Tempe Tim Pale Ale Beer

Tempe Tim is destined to hold a special little place in the history of Willie The Boatman as it was the first new beer of theirs to feature in canned format. But beyond that it’s likely going to have a place in people’s minds simply because it’s a lovely little beer. They’ve labelled it a…

Willie The Boatman Crazy Ivan IPA Beer

On face value, the name Crazy Ivan – taken from a local character-filled legend – gives a subtle suggestion that this beer is going to taste a bit, well, crazy. The truth is that this is just a beautifully balanced and approachable IPA. Its character is distinguished from a great many IPAs in…

Best New Beers Of 2019 – So Far News

There's never been a period in history when so many new beers have been released with such regularity. Indeed, if you were to attempt to define what we're living through in the beer world right now, other than "madness" you'd likely focus on this relentless desire for new, new, new. It's equal…

Small Batch News

For an established and successful brewery, opening a second venue is hardly a surprising course of action. In the past few years, there have been plenty of new openings, typically justified by a desire to drastically increase production capacity: Cheeky Monkey opened theirs in Margaret River this…

Drink Easy – A New Breed Of Award News

We live in a time of plenty – if not surfeit – when it comes to beer. There are more breweries, beers, beer styles, festivals and opinions than ever before. And we're not exactly short on the awards front either.When it comes to traditional competitions, as well as the nation's big-hitters – the…

The Drinks Adventurer News

“Come on. Try something new. Where’s your sense of adventure?” It seems to be a shared trait among people who love good beer to try to win others over. Even when we don’t have a vested interest in it, we relish seeing people broaden their tastes. So we tell someone about a new beer, or a…

What's The Damage? News

My name is Scott Kirkaldy and I love beer.  I've been lucky enough to work in the craft beer industry for the past seven years, working in some of Melbourne's great beer bars where my love for craft beer has flourished and I realised this was an industry full of passionate and amazing people –…

A Day In The Life Of: A Festival Volunteer News

Beer festivals, for the most part, wouldn’t function without volunteers. It’s that simple. While there’s the romantic notion of volunteers enjoying a beer with brewers at the end of the festival and taking home some of the leftovers (and there’s some truth to this), the reality is usually…

Women In Drinks News

"Women in drinks are not an anomaly or a quirk – we are a very real part of this industry…"Jayne Lewis – Two Birds Brewing Most of us look forward to the day when conversations about gender in the craft beer industry are no longer necessary when gender – along with sexuality, race,…

Craft Beer Heroes: Marty Keetels News

It's not too much to ask is it: a hoppy beer while watching a band? As much as craft beer continues to make inroads into everyday parts of our lives, music festivals – particularly the big one-dayers – still tend to serve up pretty poor choices when it comes to what's…

A Day In The Life Of: A Venue Manager News

What's it like to work in the beer industry? As the local beer world expands at a rate of knots, the opportunities grow too. Our Day In The Life Of series aims to give readers a peek behind the scenes to understand what goes into making the industry tick. This time around, the focus is on venue managers,…

Locals Heroes News

For all that contemporary craft beer culture was built in large part upon beers that strove to be distinct from mainstream offerings, as the industry has matured, a growing number of breweries have sought to entice new drinkers with beers mere degrees from those that still dominate consumption…

Best New Queensland Beers Of 2018 News

Beer in Australia is improving exponentially every year. Perhaps it’s the fear of impending crises that does it: we faced Y2K, then the Mayan calendar concern of 2012, now Trump. Perhaps "Brew every beer as though it’s your last" is imprinted on the minds of paranoid brewers.  And, with…

The Incubators: Batch Brewing News

This is a story of stories. Of influence and invisible threads. Mostly, though, it's about two people and their brewery.  Chris Sidwa and Andrew Fineran are not from around here but five years ago, in December 2013, they opened a brewery here, in Marrickville. Back then they had this idea that…

Sip, Speak, Repeat... Taking To The Soapbox News

We’re always going on about the speed at which Brisbane’s beer scene is growing: leaps and bounds; a new brewery every other week; all that jazz. But, in a recent article, The Crafty Pint touched upon the way this young segment of the craft beer industry is maturing; in the words of Newstead…

Craft Beer Heroes: Newstead, The Mill & Brewski At 5 News

In the scheme of things, five years isn’t a long time. But, in the life of a craft beer business, a lot can happen in five years. In November 2013, Brisbane saw the opening of three new beer businesses – Newstead Brewing, The Mill on Constance and Brewski – and, in the half decade since, those…

The Golden Age Of Mids? News

There’s never been a better time to be in the market for a lower alcohol beer. Where once your choice was between a lager from one of the major brewers or one of a tiny number of light beers from smaller producers, today there are brewers adding flavoursome beers at 3.5 percent ABV or lower to their…

Craft Beer Heroes: Chicks With Ales News

Some people spend years trying to get into the beer industry. Others stumble into it. Kerry Claydon was one of the latter. Like most of us, Kerry didn’t even like beer as a teenager, finding it to be too bitter. She came to enjoy it in the ensuing years, particularly during her ten-year stint…

Who Brews Heroes & Villains? News

After a busy year behind the scenes, a new brewery in the Perth’s Swan Valley is confidently stepping forward into the light. While initially evoking thoughts of Smile-era Beach Boys, Heroes and Villains most certainly has modern rock n’ roll roots. Led by owner, brewer and everything else…

Crafty Dozen – September 2018 News

It's that time again... We've added another dozen new breweries, bars and bottleshops to the Crafty directory since our last update in July, which gives us an excuse to create another postcard style montage. And to round them all up in one place in case you missed them first time around. They're spread…

Behind Bars: Refuge Small Bar News

The Perth suburb of Subiaco has long been known by many – particularly those from outside Western Australia – for one thing in particular: the Subiaco Oval. With the closure of the stadium at the end of 2017, following the completion of the the city's new Optus Stadium, some…

Crafty Dozen – May 2018 News

Whenever we've added another dozen brewery, venue and bottleshop listings to the directory, we round them all up in one place in case readers missed them when they were posted first time around. After a recent flurry of new additions, we've got a little ahead – or behind – of ourselves, with…

Beer InCider After Party At Jimmy's Tap & Barrel (VIC) Event

Beer InCider is a festival that pairs independent beer and cider with local bands for a day of live music, great drinks, quality food and frivolity. Originally starting in Brisbane, this year, the Beer inCider experience has come to Melbourne for the first time ever and is taking over…

Sydney Beer Week 2017 Event

Sydney Beer Week returns from October 20 to 29, bringing well over 100 diverse events to the city. Under new ownership – and with the name "Craft" dropped from the title to embrace the wider world of beer – it kicks off with an Opening Gala at the Australian National Maritime Museum on October…

Little Bang Brewing NSW Launch Event

Little Bang Brewing is an operation that's not so little these days. Fil and Ryan's baby has evolved from a garage at the back of the former's house to an Adelaide warehouse that they've been filling with more tanks, more beers and more people ever since moving in. They've now got to the point…

Home Brew Heroes at Beer DeLuxe Event

Think you've got a killer home brew recipe that deserves to be shared with the masses? Beer DeLuxe is giving you that exact opportunity when they launch their Home Brew Heroes competition.  Throughout April across four Beer DeLuxe venues – Hawthorn, Wagga Wagga and…

SA Great Tap Invasion Event

The South Australia beer scene has been going into overdrive in the past couple of years, with lots of new breweries launching and venues in the capital getting into craft beer.We've written about heaps of them: Smiling Samoyed, Prancing Pony, Clare Valley, Big Shed, Wheaty Brewing Corps, Pikes, Mismatch…

Components of Beer #3: Yeast Event

The Wheaty loves beer, and now that they're making their own, they figured what better way to share that love than to talk in detail about what goes into great beer. And so the Wheaty's Components of Beer Tasting Series was born! Four nights, four different pieces of the beer puzzle: Hops, Malt, Yeast…

HopDog Turns 3 with 4 Days of Parties Event

Anyone that has made their acquaintance with Nowra's craft beer heroes will know that they don't do things by half. Indeed, it's fair to say the [HopDog BeerWorks](/beer/brewery/hopdog-beerworks/) crew rarely stops at double or triple, let alone half. Thus there can be little surprise that for its…

Bendigo On The Hop Event

The good guys and gals of Bendigo Beer are continuing to bang the drum for better beer in their region. Bendigo On The Hop is a new day-long festival on August 16 that is designed to highlight as much of the Victorian city's craft beer goodness as possible. It will feature beers and brewers from 18…

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