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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…

KAIJU! & Blackhearts & Sparrows Signal Sun IPA Beer

Blackhearts & Sparrows are having quite the time when it comes to creating collabs with local brewers. For the most part, they've had something a little funky or sour about them, but the team behind the ever-growing indie retail empire have been known to play with hops too, and that's where they head…

KAIJU! Mutation Program #0004: Hyperborea Hazy Beer

For all the very many IPA variants and other highly hopped releases KAIJU! have released since launching with a double IPA (as Monster Mash), they've proven rather resistant to the lure of the hazier side of things. Until now, at least, with the fourth release in their Mutation Program series: Hyporea…

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…

Postcards from the Edge No.12: The Beer Essentials News

For all the horrors the new decade has been delivering in spades, it's also proving to be a time for heroes. Throughout bushfire season and now the COVID-19 crisis, countless people throughout the country have risen to the challenge, not least those in our emergency and health services. Now, as we brace…

Latest News From The Crafty Cabal - March 2020 News

We know it's only been three weeks since the last of these but we've been busy, not least in launching the long-mooted new look Crafty Cabal homepage. It makes it easier to see what's available as well as what's coming up and makes the whole experience much smoother now we've completed the integration…

Golden Recovery News

The past week may have seen much of the country doused in heavy rain but the damage caused by the bushfires of the past few months will continue to be felt far and wide for a long time to come. The efforts of those within Australia’s beer industry to support those affected by the fires continues…

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…

Crafty's Advent Calendar: Phil Sexton News

How do you end a series like this? By collapsing in a heap and being thankful decades only end once every ten years? Or finding someone capable of wearing the mantle of craft beer's Father Christmas? We're going to go with both and do so in the company of someone who is highly unlikely to have appeared…

Crafty's Advent Calendar: Wheaty Jade News

At any point over the past fifteen years or so, if you were getting into beer in Australia in any serious manner there was something that would come your way in one fashion or another: a rite of passage; some sage words of advice; or a name that would crop up in conversation far more than chance…

Crafty's Advent Calendar: Richard Adamson News

Over the last few years, plenty of attention has been paid to the incredible beer hub that has developed in Sydney’s Inner West. Marrickville feels like it’s bursting at the seams with brewers, with Batch, Wildflower, Grifter, Sauce and Stockade among those set to be joined by Philter next year.…

Crafty Crawls: Chapel Street & Beyond News

The Chapel Street precinct may have a reputation as something of a shopper’s hotspot, but these days it’s also home to more than a few craft beer venues. What’s more, the variety here is impressive too. There are classic pubs with extensive tap lists, American-themed bars that will transport you…

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…

Cloudwater + Wylam Tap Showcase at Bucket Boys Marrickville (NSW) Event

We can't just pop over to the UK to try beers from the likes of Cloudwater and Wylam whenever we'd like, no matter how much we might like to. But we can share a smile when they come to us. On November 22, Bucket Boys Marrickville are putting on some beauties from both. Come in for five…

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 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…

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…

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…

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