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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…

Little Bang Dark Arts & Sludgebeast Beer

Why bring one dark beer out for winter when you can release two? (OK, if we're honest, there's more than two in the Little Bang locker, but bear with us as these two have been released in cans within a week of each other...) **Dark Arts** is the Stepney brewers' joint venture with SA's State Theatre…

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: Adelaide News

Of all the Australian capitals, Adelaide is arguably the most laid-back. Sure, there's the month between mid-February and mid-March into which the city crams enough festivals and major events to sustain thrill seekers well into winter. Yet, outside that period, things tend to be kept pretty simple and…

Crafty Crawls: Toowoomba News

A city of contrasts, Toowoomba sits at the crown of the Great Dividing Range, 700 metres above sea level overlooking the Lockyer Valley. From the interactive museums to the 150-plus parks and gardens, it's a city that attracts all walks of life.  In recent years, it has become home to…

Crafty Crawls: Geelong News

Geelong may have taken a little time to embrace craft beer but these drinkers have a growing range of options whether they’re seeking out beer bars or local breweries. From the tiny Barrabool Hills Brewing Company (home of Cockies beer) through to the might of Little Creatures, Geelong’s…

Behind Bars: Old Faithful Amos News

After spending any amount of time with Amos Polglaze it’s impossible not to be impressed by his passion. Passion for beer, music – metal in particular, quality food, stream of consciousness answers and profanity (dear reader, you have been warned). Luckily, as the resident "Beer Walrus" at Perth…

Beer Travel: 48 Hours In Rome News

It’s the eternal city, and it wasn’t built in a day. All roads lead there, and Nero fiddled while it burned. There may be more sayings about Rome than any other city, and for good reason – it used to be known as the capital of the world.  It’s arguably the most beautiful city in the world…

Crafty Crawls: Melbourne CBD – North News

It wasn’t long ago that only a small handful of bars genuinely championed craft beer inside Melbourne’s iconic (well maybe not iconic but certainly very practically designed) Hoddle Grid. As recently as 2016 when we published our first Crafty Crawl guide to Melbourne’s CBD…

Crafty Crawls: Melbourne CBD – South News

Back in 2016, when we published our first Crafty Crawl guide to the best beery spots in Melbourne's CBD, we wrote: "you may not know that the pipes in Melbourne CBD are slowly but surely filling with craft beer."  Three years on and "slowly but surely" has increased in pace somewhat as a…

The (Pint of) Origin Story News

The beginnings were pretty inauspicious. Grumblings from some in the Sydney beer scene about Melbourne getting all the good stuff following the surprise success of the first Good Beer Week got me thinking.  "How can we make it easy for brewers all over the country to get involved…

Crafty Crawls: Footscray News

Depending on who you listen to, Footscray is either a dangerous suburb riddled with heroin and meth, held hostage by gangs, a soon-to-happen real estate boom, or an uber-trendy hipster hangout.  Those that live there know it to be a tight knit community full of immigrants, families, and small…

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…

Cairns Craft Beer Festival (QLD) Event

Cairns Craft Beer Festival is a new festival that aims to celebrate the growing local beer scene in Far North Queensland. Hemingway’s Brewery, Barrier Reef Brewing Co, Macalister Brewing, Coral Sea Brewing and Townsville Brewery are all taking part and have brewed a beer together for the…

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…

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