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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…

Bootleg Brewery & SWCBB Cobbler American Brown Beer

SWCBB stands for the South West Craft Beer Bogans, who were invited by fellow southwest beer lovers, Bootleg Brewery, to take part in a homebrew competition. The prize: to have your beer scaled up to commercial scale. And the winner was Dave Baker, described by the brewery as a "super confident and passionate…

Hop Nation & Up In Smoke Red Haze Beer

The beer scene in Melbourne's west has been coming into its own in some style in the past few years. Two of the more recent additions are Hop Nation, the brewery opened by a pair of winemakers, and Up In Smoke, a venue combining craft beer with smoked meats. And now the two have come together to create…

Crafty Crawls: Wollongong News

When it comes to the history of craft beer in Australia, Wollongong always gets overlooked. When people want to talk about the breweries that helped drive craft beer since the turn of the Millennium, they’ll throw out names like Mountain Goat, Feral and Little Creatures. But you’ll never hear…

Crafty Crawls: Petersham News

The slowly gentrifying, Inner West suburb of Petersham is home to a great number of classic pubs, many of which have stood for decades. Only recently have a few of these embraced craft beer, spurred by the growth of breweries and bars in the surrounding suburbs of Marrickville and Newtown.  No…

Crafty Crawls: North By North East News

Unless you've been living on a remote island free from any form of outside communication, you'll be well aware the craft beer revolution has not so much descended on Brisbane as started to devour it whole.  The past few years have given rise to a haven of breweries, crafty bottleshops…

Future Shock News

When Shane Ferguson and Ian Jones open the doors to Future Mountain Brewing and Blending tomorrow, pouring from the taps you’ll find two pilsners, a white ale, a hopped up farmhouse ale, and a whole mix of barrel-aged sours, including some made with apricots, peaches and cherries. It’s…

Who Brews South Fremantle Beers? News

While they're far from new to the scene, having launched in 2016, the bunch of mates who call themselves the South Fremantle Brewing Company reached something of a milestone this month: releasing their first canned beer into the West Australian market.  This beer is a collaboration…

Crafty Crawls: The Frankston Line News

The very first Crafty Crawl to appear on this site featured a public transport route – the 86 tram in Melbourne. That most famous of the city's trams has only gone on to become better and better over time. Yet, who would have thought the train line connecting Melbourne with the long-suffering butt…

Behind The Hottest 100 Beers Of 2018 News

There's been a couple of days for the dust to settle on the eleventh running of the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers, which has given us enough time to chat to some the people behind the breweries and beers making the stories in 2018. As well as owners and brewers at the trio occupying the…

Beer Travel: The Adelaide Hills News

Adelaide is a unique city in the sense that, if you're caught up in the buzz and bustle that's part and parcel of being a capital city, there are quiet escapes a short drive away in pretty much any direction you choose. A sunny day off is easily filled with laid-back pleasures, be it…

Best New NSW Beers Of 2018 News

Before attempting to justify the makeup of this list, let’s get the excuses out of the way.  There’s no way any one person can try every new beer made in this state. The place is too damn big and there are too many breweries making too many beers for it to be anything close to manageable. That…

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…

Best New Tasmanian Beers Of 2018 News

It's fair to say 2018 offered up plenty more reasons for Australians to be dissatisfied with democracy, but one can only assume that a list of the best craft beers for the year – selected by an arbitrarily-chosen panel of experts – will brook no complaints from the public. Right?  After…

Crafty Crawls: Hobart – The Breweries News

  With more breweries per capita than any other Australian state, Tasmania’s local beer scene looks to be going from strength to strength. It’s perhaps only to be expected given the state is home to one of the world’s leading hop growing regions and has an abundance of locally grown grains…

Crafty Crawls: Cairns News

Cairns could well be one of the most mispronounced cities in Australia. It's named after William Wellington Cairns, Governor of Queensland from 1875 to 1877.  Most Australians and international visitors tend to focus on the “air” when saying Cairns. But, believe it or not, it’s pronounced…

Crafty Crawls: Freo – South & North News

Let's start at the end, shall we? Yes, for this pilgrimage we recommend you travel past most of the venues that you might visit before commencing your Crafty Crawl.  But there is method to what might appear Dr Seuss like guidance. It comes from the knowledge that many attempting what…

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…

Crafty Crawls: The Breweries Of Marrickville News

In October 2016, we published a Crafty Crawl guide to the breweries of Sydney's Inner West. Such has been the continued growth since then, we're having to revisit the area already, narrowing the guide down to one focused more hyper-locally on Marrickville then following up with another sweeping…

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…

Crafty Crawls: Hobart – The Venues News

Hobart is Australia’s second oldest city, and for more than two centuries, Hobartians have not been shy of a drink. Over the course of many decades, the various breweries in the Vandemonian capital became consolidated into a single big one, but recent years have seen a proliferation of inventive…

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…

Crafty Crawls: Fortitude Valley News

Every city has a Fortitude Valley. It’s simultaneously the cultural hub of the city and the dodgy part of town your parents warned you about. It's pulsing with live music and street art and it's home to the greasiest kebabs you'll ever eat.  …

Wildflower Showcase At Bucket Boys (NSW) Event

Two of Marrickville's top craft beer operations, Bucket Boys and Wildflower, are coming together on November 30 when the former showcases the latter's beers on tap. In preparation, the team behind Bucket Boys Bar has spent the last few months hoarding some of Wildflower's releases and will be pouring…

Boatrocker Can Launch Along The 86 (VIC) Event

Music fans who have long wished they could bring Boatrocker's Miss Pinky with them to festivals rejoice: the beer will soon be available in cans. But it's not just Miss Pinky that's getting the tinnie treatment, the brewery's Pilsner and Sunshine and Rainbows will also be part of the can range. Those…

Ballistic Beer's Pale Can Launch (QLD) Event

Ballistic's Pale is a beer that's been making its way through the brewery's taps and across Brisbane for some time now.  But, if you've wanted to enjoy the beer at home, few options have been available to you. That's until now. On July 13, Ballistic will be launching its Pale in cans…

SHED YOUR SKIN during Dark Mofo at Hobart Brewing Company (TAS) Event

Dark Mofo is currently turning Hobart inside out and putting a few noses out of joint as it does, which means it's time for Hobart Brewing Company to kick off its fringe festival, SHED YOUR SKIN. It's the third year the brewery has hosted a fringe music event – offering even more to the tens…

SHED YOUR SKIN during Dark Mofo at Hobart Brewing Company (TAS) Event

Dark Mofo is currently turning Hobart inside out and putting a few noses out of joint as it does, which means it's time for Hobart Brewing Company to kick off its fringe festival, SHED YOUR SKIN. It's the third year the brewery has hosted a fringe music event – offering even more to the tens…

South West Craft Beer Festival 2018 (WA) Event

The South West of WA is a region awash with craft breweries big and small, old and new, each with their own personality. And the best way to get a feel for as many of them as possible in as short a time as possible is to head to the annual South West Craft Beer Festival. It returns for a seventh…

Launch of the Yarra Beer Mile (VIC) Event

Richmond and Abbotsford are home to some fine breweries and beer venues – and so five of them have come together to celebrate the situation. They've created the "Yarra Beer Mile" – so called as the venues are all close to the river as it winds its way towards the city centre – and are offering…

For The Love Of IPA: Brisbane's North / South "Friendship Brew" Event

One style. Two breweries. Fourteen venues. Last month saw Calibre Distribution’s Henry Wu bring together 14 craft beer venues and two breweries from north and south of the Brisbane river to brew two collars – both variations on the IPA style. The premise: the northern bars and brewery would…

Bendigo On The Hop 2017 Event

THE FESTIVAL IS NOW SOLD OUT. YOU CAN STILL BE THERE BY VOLUNTEERING Bendigo On The Hop is a festival that manages to stand out from the crowd even in today's busy beer festival landscape. Rather than invite attendees to mill around merrily in a field or welcome them into a large hall to move…

Good Beer Week 2017 Event

Australia's biggest annual celebration of beer returns in May 2017, with Good Beer Week again bringing more than 250 diverse events to breweries, bars, restaurants, a farm and more from May 12 to 21.The not for profit festival kicks off with the Official Launch Party at the Festival Hub, Beer…

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