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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Heroes and Villains Attention Seeker & Sunset Beer

Ten, free flowing minutes north of the Perth CBD, Heroes and Villains have released a pair in which one dons a hero's cape, while the other takes the form of a villain. Our attention-seeking hero, clad in white, pours appropriately with a fine, moussey head. Sabro and El Dorado join forces in a citrus,…

Heroes and Villains Gordon Road Draught Beer

Heroes and Villains' surrounding Osborne Park neighbourhood inspired Gordon Road Draught. Located on the side of the Northern Freeway, the industrial area is home to bespoke food production, furniture retailers, luxury car yards, and the biggest cheese room in the Southern Hemisphere. And, while all…

Heroes and Villains Beer Of The New Age (BOTNA) Beer

The beer that started it all. Well, commercially at least. Beer Of The New Age not only nods at a certain rock band, but is also a reflection of changing tastes. The modern pale ale malt base includes golden naked oats, Maris Otter, pilsner and a touch of CaraMunich for good measure, keeping the malt…

Heroes and Villains Feel The Fiori IIIPA Beer

Having mates in symbiotic industries has not only helped Heroes and Villains' Shannon Mizen land upon an early brewery location, but now his caffeinated connection drips through this substantial West Coast IPA. “We had several conversations about the idea of a collaboration over the years, and this…

KAIJU! Beer Cthulu On The Moon Beer

When we invited KAIJU! to be one of the guest breweries at the 2015 Good Beer Week World of Beer Masterclass, alongside Hawkers, Edge, Evil Twin and Baird Beer, it was this beer that we chose for their Q&A session with attendees. There was a bit of personal preference involved as it's our favourite from…

Heroes and Villians Saigon Beer

Inspiration struck Heroes and Villians founder Shannon Mizen while sitting – sitting on the top floor of a Saigon hotel, inhaling food aromas rising from the street below while drinking clean, crisp Vietnamese beers. Encouraged by wife Sally, Shannon scuttled plans for that year’s annual Christmas…

Heroes and Villains Renegade IPA Beer

Renegade has become a tribute to once difficult beer within the Heroes and Villains lineup. “It’s called Renegade because, when we used to make the old IPA, it pushed the limits of the system so hard that it never quite worked out the way we wanted it to," head brewer Shannon Mizen says with a…

Heroes and Villains Attention Seeker Oat Loaded IPA Beer

Oat loaded IPA, you say? Well, that’s what Heroes and Villains’ main man Shannon Mizen has to say, although this latest entry in their limited release Villains series could just as well be considered in the oat cream IPA realm, and, despite the name, Attention Seeker does almost the opposite for…

Heroes and Villains Your Mum Called Beer

Your Mum Called investigates the Cascade hop lineage without using the classic American variety itself. Instead, Heroes and Villains use Hallertau Melon, Cashmere and Mandarina Bavaria hops which, instead of delivering the familiar floral and citrus / grapefruit expression of the parent, exude honeydew…

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…

Craft Beer Heroes: John Preston News

Yarraville’s Grain & Grape has long been an essential site of pilgrimage for Victorians looking to brew their own beer. Whether it’s a newcomer looking to buy their first wort kit, a well-seasoned all grain homebrewer, or a professional with years in the industry, the homebrew supply store is often…

Craft Beer Heroes: Kate Paterson News

You may never have heard of Kate Paterson. But, if you live in Australia and love craft beer, then the chances are she's responsible for giving you a good time. Possibly some of the best times of your life. Most recently, she's done so as general manager of Good Beer Week, shouldering the majority of…

Craft Beer Heroes: Trev Birks News

Bendigo has arguably the most developed craft beer scene of any city in Australia outside the state capitals. But it wasn't always thus. At the time The Crafty Pint launched in 2010, there was a lone warrior, Tim Baxter, with his venue, The Dispensary Enoteca, the place inquisitive drinkers could find…

Craft Beer Heroes: Adam Trippe-Smith News

Adam Trippe-Smith’s greatest contribution to the beer industry started with a plastic keg exploding in a storage yard in western Sydney. You may not have heard of Adam – or ATS as he's known to most in the industry – even if you know a bunch of Aussie brewers. But Adam’s not a brewer. He’s…

Craft Beer Heroes: Neil Whittorn News

Craft Beer Heroes is our occasional series that trains its eye on some of the people without whom the Australian craft beer scene wouldn't be what it is. They're often people who might not otherwise get recognition in the wider beer world, which is the case with Neil Whittorn, a brewer whose humble nature…

Craft Beer Heroes: Pete Meddings News

Whether you’ve consumed just a handful or many hundreds of different beers, and whether your craft beer journey goes back a few months or many years, if you live in Australia you can pretty much guarantee Pete Meddings has played a role in your drinking pleasure. At the same time, there's a good…

Craft Beer Heroes: Clodagh Harris News

This weekend sees The Fox Hotel in Collingwood celebrate its tenth birthday with a party that will likely run on well into the pub's eleventh year. The pub, on the corner of Wellington Street and Alexandra Parade, was opened in its current guise by Clodagh Harris (above right), Bridie Harrop (above…

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…

Craft Beer Heroes: The Scratch News

The Scratch is a funny beast. Among Brisbane's rapidly growing number of craft beer venues, it is one of the smallest. It's pretty much out on its own in Milton (unless you count the XXXX factory towering over it), whereas many of the other venues can be found in clusters. And its decor could well have…

Craft Beer Heroes: Les Riddell News

In the comic book world, there are two kinds of heroes.  There are the big impressive heroes who show up, save the world, and go home (think The Avengers). And then there are the heroes who deal with things where they live (think Daredevil and Spiderman).  They don’t save the world.…

Craft Beer Heroes: Miro News

Brewers make beer. Without them there would be no beer. Thus it's easy to fall into the trap of focusing on them and them only as the stars of the beer world, especially in the craft beer industry where doors are almost always open and access to brewers – often with a beer in their hand and a smile…

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…

Craft Beer Heroes: The Wheaty Crew News

For many years, the craft beer scene in South Australia seemed impervious to the changes being witnessed elsewhere in the country. Sure, it had a fair few microbreweries doing their thing, from the gasoline-fuelled, no holds barred brews of Brewboys to the more traditionally-minded Lobethal Bierhaus,…

Craft Beer Heroes: Liam Pereira News

Anyone who has enjoyed a craft beer in Sydney has likely crossed paths with the ever-smiling and gregarious figure that is Liam Pereira. He’s worked in an impressive variety of beer-related roles over the years, most recently as co-owner of Dave’s Travel and Events. Even here his job description…

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…

Craft Beer Heroes: Doug Donelan News

Doug Donelan’s impact on the brewing scene extends well beyond his country of birth, Australia, and the one he now calls home, New Zealand.  He made his way in the brewing world working for Chuck Hahn, going on to be the first head brewer at Sydney’s Malt Shovel Brewery, before becoming the…

Craft Beer Heroes: Steve & Guy News

The Local Taphouses in Melbourne and Sydney were among the first quality craft beer venues to open in Australia. They've hosted many innovative and Australia first events and helped inspire other venue operators. Their co-owners, Steve Jeffares (above left) and Guy Greenstone (above right), have contributed…

Craft Beer Heroes: Corey Crooks News

Last month, we kicked off a new regular feature on The Crafty Pint: Craft Beer Heroes. It is designed to celebrate the people who have done and are doing great things in the world of beer in Australia but who perhaps don't get the credit that is typically given to brewers. We started with Melbourne…

Beer Nuts: A Craft Beer Ideot News

Way back before The Crafty Pint even existed online, as we brainstormed ideas for stories and features on the site, a mate said we should make sure we included the readers we hoped to attract to the site. As a standup comic we figured he'd know a thing or two about giving the people what they want so…

Crafty Six: Independence Day News

Tomorrow, fireworks will fill the skies of the United States of America as Independence Day is celebrated. Locally, many venues will doff their cap to the occasion by turning over their taps to some of the finest American beers sent to these shores, often with suitably artery-bursting food and boot-scootin’…

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…

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…

Hong Kong Craft Beer Tap Showcase At Bucket Boys Darling Square (NSW) Event

The last seven years has seen the brewing scene in Hong Kong explode - it's gone from having zero local breweries in 2013 to more than 30 in 2019. If you're interested in tasting for yourself how Hong Kong beer is going, Bucket Boys have laid their hands on a bunch of brews for you to try…

The Beer Footy & Food Festival 2021 Event

UPDATE: Due to the ongoing COVID situation in NSW, this event has been postponed. We'll update with a new date once we have one.The Venn diagrams of old school sporting charm, modern inner-city tastes and total bliss are set to overlap again at Henson Park as the Marrickville institution…

POSTPONED. NEW DATE TBC- The Beer Footy & Food Festival 2021: Session II Event

The Venn diagrams of old school sporting charm, modern inner-city tastes and total bliss are set to overlap again at Henson Park as the Marrickville institution hosts the 2021 edition of the Beer Footy Food Festival.  Taking place on two dates – August 7 and 14 – you'll…

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…

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…

Mate Fest 2019 Global Beer Invitational At Moon Dog World (VIC) Event

You've heard about Moon Dog World, complete with lagoon and hidden Tiki Bar, and reacquainted yourself with the Moon Dog story. You're busting to check out this crazy piece of beer history for yourself. This is the way to do it. Moon Dog are running Mate Fest 2019, an international…

The Boardwalk Beer Festival At The Marina (WA) Event

If you're all about celebrating the best in the west, make your way to the Boardwalk Beer Festival, Perth's biggest free beer festival*. On Saturday, October 26, the festival returns to The Marina, Mindarie, with more than twenty craft breweries and cideries rocking up for the day. Try beers from…

Bendigo Beer Turns Ten Event

In the latest shocking edition of "Time Flies...", it's approaching ten years since a few all-round good folk got together and decided to do their bit to put Bendigo on the beer map. And, looking back, didn't they just.   So, ahead of the 2021 edition of Bendigo On The Hop,…

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