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Aether Brewing Brewer

“In Greek mythology, Aether is the fifth element, which holds the universe together. Obviously… that’s beer.” This is the idea that gave birth to Aether Brewing years ago, well before the brewery opened in 2016. Plenty has changed at Aether in the intervening years, including the core range…

The Coastal Brewing Company Brewer

Forster possesses the kind of force that draws people in. The coastal getaway in New South Wales and its twin town of Tuncurry are surrounded by pristine waterways, and sandwiched between Wallis Lake to the west and the Pacific to the east. The glistening waters and beaches of the Barrington Coast…

The Mill Brewery Brewer

Collingwood is home to an impressive number of small breweries, pubs and craft beer bars, but it’s not just the scale of postcode 3066’s beer scene that makes it impressive, it’s also the scope. The breweries that have turned many of Collingwood’s old warehouses into watering holes and community…

7th Day Brewery Brewer

On the first day, Mike Beresford Jones took up homebrewing because there was a dearth of locally made craft lagers. He began developing a recipe for a quality pilsner, and a handful of local dads who met through their children’s sport would join him each week to drink it in his garage at Curl Curl,…

Pirate Life (CUB/Asahi) Brewer

Pirate Life Brewing’s story is one of the most remarkable in the contemporary Australian beer scene. It's a tale that began in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where two young brewers, Jack Cameron and Jared "Red" Proudfoot, met and honed their brewing skills through apprenticeships for BrewDog. Here, in…

Six String Brewing Brewer

If you want an example of the passion that drives the craft beer industry in Australia, look no further than Erina's Six String Brewery. This brewery, set up by longtime friends Chris Benson and Adam Klasterka on the New South Wales Central Coast, is a lesson in following your dream no matter what gets…

Wayward Brewing Co Brewer

For several years Peter Philip was one of Sydney’s most archetypal gypsy brewers. He’d brew small test batches at his house, hoard homebrew, fine-tune recipes then head to a local brewery to borrow a bit of tank space and release a commercial batch under the Wayward Brewing label. He certainly got…

Bonehead Brewing Brewer

We all make bonehead decisions sometimes. But not all bonehead decisions need to be bad ones. And you’re unlikely to find a better example of that than Melbourne’s Bonehead Brewing. Sure, Travis Nott and Anthony Dinoto’s decision to leave their respective careers behind to create a brewery…

Firehouse 51 Brewing Co Brewer

In times of crisis, the craft beer industry tends to come together quickly. In Australia, we’ve seen large-scale collaborations and fundraisers to provide support for those impacted by natural disasters and other life-changing events. Even on the day-to-day and hyper-local level, breweries are often…

Hepburn Springs Brewing Co Brewer

The 2020 Indies awards will be memorable for many people for different reasons. For those organising the event itself, the fact it was streamed from a production studio due to COVID ensured it was a far cry from your typical beer awards ceremony. For those winners dealing with lengthy delays on their…

Inner North Brewing Co Brewer

Inner North Brewing Co’s name might perfectly encapsulate their location, but it’s only one way in which the Melbourne brewers have centred themselves in their community. The small, inner north brewery is found in a Brunswick back street that itself sits off another back street, and since opening…

Wheaty Brewing Corps Brewer

In 2003, Jade Flavell, Emily Trott and Liz O’Dea embarked on a mission: to create a pub that served “No crap on tap”. They did it so well that the now iconic Wheatsheaf Hotel – or The Wheaty to friends – is known nationwide for its high calibre brews and top quality service. A visit (or three)…

Bright Brewery Brewer

No one should need an extra reason to visit Bright, a true four season destination in the Victorian High Country: winters perfect for snowsports; springs and autumns that explode with colour; year round adventure sports and gourmet food and wine trails. But if you did need another reason, the Bright…

Palling Bros Brewery Brewer

The regional Victorian town of Heathcote is best known – locally as well as internationally – for its bold shiraz wines, with more than 30 wineries surrounding the small town. But given the region’s paddock-to-plate philosophy, its Gold Rush era heritage, and the fact the town is little more than…

Burnley Brewing Brewer

There might be a lot of breweries in Melbourne but there are still ways to stand out. One way is to brew beers that are a little more traditionally-minded than most modern lineups, or you can throw a tonne of hops and adjuncts at beers and spend your time on new ingredients and styles. Alternatively,…

Fortitude Brewing / Noisy Minor Brewer

The clear air up in the Gold Coast hinterland makes for pleasant sunny days that cry out for beer, but once upon a time, the beer offerings on Tamborine Mountain were slim. It wasn’t until 2012 that a couple of locals decided it was up to them to bring good beer to the mountain. They took over a small,…

Jervis Bay Brewing Co Brewer

“There seems to be a growing inclination in Australia to mispronounce the name Jervis Bay. May I please assure you that the correct pronunciation of this word is Jervis and not Jarvis.” - Mr Jervis Manton, 1928. With that out of the way, welcome to Jervis Bay Brewing, the brewery that makes a…

Modus Beer Brewer

The more things change, the more they stay the same. That’s as true at Modus as it is anywhere. If you’ve been following their journey since the beginning, you’ll have seen the evolution of the brewery. You see it in the transition from the name Modus Operandi to simply "Modus". You see…

Woolgoolga Brewing Co Brewer

Hang on… is it called Woolgoolga Brewing, or Woopi Brewing? For anyone not familiar with the coastal town of Woolgoolga on the north coast of NSW, let me save you some confusion: Woopi Brewing is Woolgoolga Brewing. Woolgoolga Brewing is Woopi Brewing. Woolgoolga is called Woopi by just about…

Alice Springs Brewing Co Brewer

Alice Springs might be a small and isolated town, even by Australia’s exacting standards, but as the gateway to the Red Centre it’s always possessed a unique appeal capable of luring people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life to stop in while enjoying an outback pilgrimage. With Uluru a…

Catchment Brewing Co Brewer

Since opening their doors in November 2015, the Catchment Brewing crew have been growing into the eclectic, artistic and historic landscape that makes up West End. West End is a patchwork of character and colour: a blend of cultures and a haven for non-mainstream lifestyles, long known as an area…

Future Magic Brewing Co Brewer

Future Magic may sound like something from a sci-fi or fantasy book. But it comes straight from the history books. Before microscopes were invented – or, at least, before their scientific findings reached rural Norway – Scandinavian farmhouse brewers didn’t know what yeast was. They thought…

Green Beacon (CUB/Asahi) Brewer

Such has been the phenomenal rise of craft beer in and around Brisbane in recent times that, despite only throwing open its roller door for the first time in January 2013, you could argue that Green Beacon is one of the elder statesmen of the local scene. Just as the number of quality beer bars has flourished…

Love Shack Brewing Co Brewer

If ever there was a brewery you’ll want to enjoy by the pint, it’s Love Shack Brewing Co. The Castlemaine outfit launched in the final hours of 2020 and, since then, they’ve forged a path that’s entirely their own, which feels fitting given the wild stallion in their logo. Behind the operation…

Moffat Beach Brewing Co Brewer

Just because a waterfront brewery is busy doesn’t mean the beer is any good. After all, a view of the ocean can cover a multitude of sins. So, if you were to catch a glimpse of the buzzing crowd at Moffat Beach Brewing’s brewpub on Seaview Terrace, you could be forgiven if you wondered whether the…

Moffat Beach Brewing Co (Caloundra) Brewer

Just because a waterfront brewery is busy doesn’t mean the beer is any good. After all, a view of the ocean can cover a multitude of sins. So, if you were to catch a glimpse of the buzzing crowd at [Moffat Beach Brewing’s brewpub](https://craftypint.com/brewery/431/moffat-beach-brewing-co) on Seaview…

Newstead Brewing Co Brewer

When you look at the independent beer scene in Brisbane, Newstead Brewing Co is part of the furniture. It’s a brewery that’s been seen on billboards, attached to sporting teams, and welcomes visitors to this fine city with its own bar at Brisbane Airport’s domestic terminal. But if you’re…

Philter Brewing Brewer

Few breweries have burst onto the craft beer scene quite as triumphantly as Philter. A mere four months into existence, with only two beers to their name, the brewing company took home one of the most coveted titles in Australian beer – Champion Pale Ale at the 2017 Craft Beer Awards. It turned out…

Sailors Grave Brewing Brewer

Sometimes, even with hindsight, it's hard to work out why some things catch one's eye more than others. Case in point being Sailors Grave Brewing. The Orbost brewery first came to our attention when we spotted a regional newspaper article on Chris and Gab Moore's plans to open a brewery in an historic,…

Slow Lane Brewing Brewer

Sydney is a city that’s always in a rush. Pedestrians charge down the footpath like they’re late for an urgent meeting. Cyclists cut and weave through traffic like their lives depend on it. Cars rev their engines and honk their horns and show their impatience with every erratic lane change. Everything…

Your Mates Brewing Brewer

It’s the age old story. Mate meets mate. Mate dreams about making beer for the Sunshine Coast with mate. Mate opens brewery that serves up rippin’ brews with mate. At least, that’s the story of Hep and McGarry, the duo behind Your Mates Brewing. Perhaps you heard of them when they started gypsy…

Beer Fontaine Brewer

Botany is a strange place. Named for the much more famous bay just to the south, bordered by Sydney airport to the west and Port Botany to the southeast, it’s a chaotic amalgam of land use. A ring of residential streets surrounds a hub of light industrial units with warehouses and heavy industry…

Blasta Collective Brewer

Steve Russell's journey from a FIFO homebrewer to opening Blasta Brewing then Blasta Collective has been one of incredible speed and determination - not unlike the brewery’s unicorn logo. And that's without mentioning the construction one of Western Australia’s largest production facilities plus…

CoConspirators Brewing Brewer

Conspiracy theories have long marched hand and hand with human history. Whenever impressive or outrageous feats take place, there’s likely to be people eager to offer their own hot take on what exactly went down. And, as social media has made ever greater inroads into our everyday lives, conspiracies…

Cupitt's Estate Brewer

There are few breweries in New South Wales where you’ll be so well rewarded for the simple act of arriving. Being on the outskirts of Ulladulla it can take a while to get here, wherever you’re coming from. You’ll be fully compensated for your journey. As you approach along unpainted roads then…

Deep South Brewing Co Brewer

Australia’s southernmost city can be a cold place at times but there’s never a bad moment to be in Hobart. The Tasmanian capital is surrounded by natural beauty, cultural experiences, and food and drink encounters that aren’t just embraced locally but worthy of taking a trip across the Bass Strait.…

Dollar Bill Brewing Brewer

It's not easy to bring something new to the Australian beer landscape now that it's populated by hundreds of breweries and you can find quality venues with rotating tap lineups in country towns. But it's fair to say Dollar Bill Brewing have managed to stand out from the crowd from the moment they first…

Escape Brewing Brewer

The Mornington Peninsula offers a perfect escape from Melbourne. Barely an hour’s drive out of the city, the journey along the Peninsula Link is as soothing a freeway trip as you could wish for, not least in the knowledge that what awaits at the other end is balm to the stresses of city life. The…

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…

Heads of Noosa Brewing Co Brewer

When it comes to attracting attention from afar, Noosa seems to be the star of the Sunshine Coast. People visit from all over to ride the barrels and breaks of the enviable swell, or to cruise down the river at a lazy pace; some soak in all of the boutique shopping and gourmet cuisine and pumping nightlife…

Reckless Brewing Brewer

When your brewery name is an adjective, you’ve got a question to answer: is it a fitting description of your brewery? So: is Reckless Brewing as reckless as the name suggests? The answer is yes… and no. Yes, because it was started by three friends who threw caution to the wind and entered…

Revel Brewing Co Brewer

Bulimba – a riverside pocket in Brisbane’s east – is the kind of place that continues to draw pride from its traditions. From shipbuilding to wharfage to defence, the industries that built the suburb have largely come and gone, leaving an impression on the place’s identity and its locals. Perhaps…

Shambles Brewing Brewer

Shambles opened in 2016 within an old butcher's shop. While the main bar and dining area has been thoughtfully reimagined with log-lined walls, comforting fireplaces and communal dining tables, the brewery and beer hall are both situated in a space still retaining much of its former life in the way of…

Shark Island Brewing Brewer

Shark Island Brewing Co is proud to be part of the Sutherland Shire. From the fact the brewery itself is named after a reef break just off Cronulla, to the naming of some of its beers – you can hunt down the surf spots that inspired Voodoo IPA, The Point Dark Ale, and Shiprock Hazy Pale Ale –…

Whitelakes Brewing Brewer

Take an easy 40-minute drive south from the Perth CBD and you’ll find Whitelakes Brewing, created via a substantial makeover to the Old Barnyard function centre in Baldivis and launched in July 2016. As with most brewery stories, what seems obvious and fully formed now has roots that stretch back many…

Willie The Boatman Brewer

Sydney’s inner west has played host to a variety of interesting characters in its long history. William Kerr, Anthony Albanese, Patrick McInerney and are among them – and, although they may sound like a random assortment of names, they’re all characters in a story that supersedes the area itself. That…

Barossa Valley Brewing Brewer

These days, beer lovers still tend to return from trips to the USA enthused by the beers they've sampled on their travels. But they also know they can lay their hands on some great local brews too. It wasn't always the case, however, as Denham D'Silva learned when he spent time Stateside studying and…

BentSpoke Brewing Co Brewer

To many beer aficionados, for the majority of its life at Canberra House, the Wig & Pen Tavern was synonymous with one thing above all others: the beers of Richard Watkins. The brewer spent 17 years there, twice winning Champion Australian Brewery titles and creating an unrivalled collection of cask…

Blackflag Brewing Brewer

Down a dusty alleyway off Mooloolaba’s busy Brisbane Street – only steps from the shimmering surf – hides a small window set into a timber-clad shed. This square portal, which is otherwise completely unremarkable, plays an important, if unlikely, role: it’s Blackflag Brewing’s takeaway counter. What’s…

Green Gully Brewing Brewer

Despite the fact there are far more breweries and beer brands operating in Australia than at any point in history, it’s surprisingly rare to be surprised. Sure, there’s a cornucopia of beer styles available in hundreds of bars, pubs and bottlos but, for the most part, brewers are focusing most of…

Lost Palms Brewing Brewer

Lost Palms is a brewery infused with the spirit of your favourite party shirt. It starts with pink. Lots of pink. You can’t talk about Lost Palms without talking about pink. Pink brewery. Pink logo. Pink beer cans. There’s also a whole lot of pastel green (please don’t ask me if it’s aqua,…

Noodledoof Brewer

If you’re going to open a brewery in a part of Australia where craft beer has barely taken hold, you may well decide to play things safe when it comes to naming your business. Maybe you’d adopt the name of the town or region where you’re setting up, or plump for a prominent local landmark or…

Seasonal Brewing Co Brewer

Just a ten minute drive from the Perth CBD, the Seasonal Brewing Co has brought beer appeal to a vibrant neighbourhood that had previously been somewhat barren on the good booze front. Their Maylands home was once named one of Australia’s coolest suburbs by Lonely Planet, yet there was scant opportunity…

Seeker Brewing Brewer

Wollongong is a city surrounded by ample opportunities to get stuck into all manner of great pastimes. World-class mountain biking, hiking and surfing are all found within close proximity of the coastal city. And, increasingly, the old industrial hub has become a hotbed for excellent, locally-produced…

Pikes Beer Company Brewer

The Pike family's story begins a long time ago; indeed, the brewery’s foundations were laid long before any of us were even born. Theirs is a tale of long distance ocean travel, all in the hope of starting life anew in Australia and creating a long lasting legacy. It all began in 1878, when a 41-year-old…

Sobremesa Fermentary & Blendery Brewer

It is, without a doubt, the kind of thing that can elevate the small moments in life into something special. I’m talking about that period towards the end of a meal with mates: the food has been served and enjoyed and you’re relaxing around the table – talking, catching up, taking pure pleasure…

St Andrews Beach Brewery Brewer

In a country in which craft beer continues its seemingly inexorable rise, breweries are beginning to appear in all manner of unlikely spots. While reimagining an old warehouse in an industrial corner of town still seems to be the primary mode of transformation, beer tourists can discover much else on…

Tar Barrel Brewery & Distillery Brewer

Tar Barrel Brewery & Distillery might only have launched in 2020, but the Mornington Peninsula good beer haunt’s history is one that quite wonderfully reflects the story of craft beer in the preceding decade. That story starts with Mornington Peninsula Brewery and its opening in 2010 following a…

Twang Brewing Brewer

For all the negatives that came with COVID and its lockdowns, there were a handful of positives to arise from the pandemic too. Many people got to know their communities better and spent more time exploring them, walking every inch of their local streets and parks, meeting neighbours they’d only acknowledged…

Badlands Brewery Brewer

They say the best things come to those who wait and, boy, did Jon Shiner wait. Fully thirteen years passed between the day he released the first Badlands Brewery beers in 2010 and the day he welcomed the first guests through the doors of his Orange brewpub. For context, in the intervening period,…

Cheeky Monkey Brewer

It's not uncommon in the beer world for prospective brewery owners to experience delays. In fact, when someone tells you they're planning to open a brewery in six months it pays to add on another six. At least. Yet, for all the delays faced by breweries across the land, few - if any - can have experienced…

Five Barrel Brewing Brewer

Wollongong is a changing city. Built on the blue collars of smelting and heavy manufacturing, those industries that bought middle class prosperity are in decline, though hardly dead yet; you can still catch a whiff of them each time the open coal carriages roll through town or the smoke stacks of the…

Gage Roads Brewer

Gage Roads might have grown to become one of the country’s largest independent brewing companies, but it’s one with humble beginnings. The WA based operation was established in 2004 by two brothers, John and Bill Hoedemaker, with their original brewery cobbled together from salvaged secondhand equipment…

Matilda Bay (CUB/Asahi) Brewer

Anyone with even a passing interest in the history of beer in Australia will be well aware of the crucial role played by Matilda Bay. Launched in 1983 at the height – or nadir – of the industry’s domination by a handful of large brewing companies, the brewery is rightly recognised as ground zero…

Curly Lewis Brewer

Bondi is a name that’s recognised across the world; for many overseas, the inner Sydney suburb perfectly encapsulates the vision that comes to mind when they think about Australia. But while the iconic beach, panoramic views and metronomic surf don’t require any introduction, introducing locally-brewed…

Gales Brewery Brewer

When people talk about visiting a “local brewery”, it’s easy to imagine they’ve got a place just like Gales Brewery in mind. The warehouse venue is off the beaten track but still easy to get to, it’s industrial while remaining welcoming, the beer is made right next to where you’re sat,…

Little Creatures Geelong (Lion/Kirin) Brewer

For a long time, Geelong proved something of a mystery to people in the craft beer world. Despite being a large city only an hour away from Melbourne, the city driving the craft beer revolution in Australia, its people seemed strangely impervious to the lure of the good stuff. A few small breweries came…

Prickly Moses Brewer

For most people, being in the wettest part of Victoria would be cause for complaint. Not for the team at Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beers, who have an impressive water harvesting system and a pair of 150,000l tanks at his disposal to capture the rain. And it's with this they brew Prickly Moses beers. Initially…

Swell Brewery & Taphouse Brewer

Dan Wright is the nomadic type, living a life that’s seen him travel far and wide searching for great surf and rolling snow covered mountains while absorbing the buzz of the local craft beer scene wherever he roams. The owner and head brewer at South Australia’s Swell, he first came up with the…

TWØBAYS Brewing Co Brewer

If you’re unfortunate enough to suffer from coeliac disease or lesser forms of gluten intolerance, you’re at least fortunate to be living in an era in which awareness is on the rise and gluten free options are becoming both more commonplace and higher in quality. And, if you’re a beer lover whose…

3 Ravens Brewer

It started off innocently enough as the name of a beer brewed specially for a wedding. But soon 3 Ravens was taking on a life of its own. By 2003, a microbrewery had opened in a warehouse in northern Melbourne, knocking out traditional European beers and putting them into a handful of nearby pubs. Today,…

Ballistic Beer Co Salisbury Brewer

When people talk about the growing craft beer scene in Brisbane, more often than not they’re talking about the inner suburbs of Brisbane. Certainly, few, if any, would have expected an award-winning brewery to pop up in Salisbury. It’s in an industrial area, with rows of cloned steel warehouses…

Brewmanity Brewer

The diversity in the backgrounds of those getting involved in the craft beer industry in Australia is a sure sign of its growing popularity and reach. Collaborations have seen everyone from chefs to rock stars to radio stations try their hand at making beer. But there are others taking their involvement…

Coldstream Brewery Brewer

When Coldstream Brewery launched in 2007, the size, shape and character of the local beer world was a long way from where it is today. And, like the roads that lead to the their home in the Yarra Valley, the Coldstream story since then has followed a far from a straight path. Originally brought to…

Esker Beer Co Brewer

Arriving at The Australian Hotel & Brewery you can't help but be struck with the impression that it isn't a place that does things by halves. This brewery complex in Sydney's northwestern suburb of Rouse Hill is, put simply, vast. Yet once you step inside it becomes quite clear why such scale is required,…

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…

Red Bluff Brewers Brewer

Spend enough time around the beer industry and you’ll likely hear someone utter the joke: “How do you make a small fortune? Start with a big one and open a brewery.” Equally, while the appetite for beer that’s something other than industrial lager continues to grow, the marketplace is a tough…

Uraidla Brewery Brewer

The Adelaide Hills region is a treasure trove of quaint, quirky towns that typically boast little more than a pub, a general store and a post office. These popular towns ooze a certain quiet country charm capable of luring travellers and day-trippers from near and far. One such place is Uraidla,…

Atomic Brewer

Atomic is a name that will be familiar to many in the local beer world – and with good reason. An American style pale ale bearing that name was debuted by Gage Roads so long ago in craft beer years it predates almost the entire modern day industry in Australia. And, like the Australian beer world that…

Holgate Brewhouse Brewer

A genuine one stop shop for the discerning beer tourist, Holgate's Woodend Brewhouse combines a brewery, public bar, restaurant and hotel under a single roof. Just an hour from Melbourne, in the shadow of the Macedon Ranges, you'll to find a bar lined with site-brewed beers on tap, including some hand-pulled…

Land & Sea Brewer

Ask people why they moved to the Sunshine Coast, and more tham a few of them will say: “For the lifestyle.” Perhaps they were sick of working too much, or always feeling busy and in a rush, or not taking enough time to slow down and enjoy their life. Land & Sea is a brewery all about the balanced…

NORT Brewer

Your friend catches your eye across the table. “Another beer?” “No reason why not!” She hands you a tinnie of Tropical XPA and grabs her third bottle of Refreshing Ale. You pass her the bottle opener and hear the familiar hiss of the lid, then stick your can in a stubbie cooler and crack…

The Catfish Venue

Beer, whisky and blues... what more could anyone want in life? How about authentic Philly Cheese Steaks? No worries. OK, there's more to The Catfish than that, but as a basis for success as a beer bar in inner north Melbourne it works just fine for us. Named after the classic 40s song Catfish Blues,…

The Woodlands Hotel Venue

Melbourne is home to many a pub – indeed, the city is famous for them – but none feel or look anything like The Woodlands Hotel. For one, there’s not actually many pubs across the city that don’t sit on a corner block, and there are few that cut quite as impressive a figure as The Woodlands does…

The Park Hotel Abbotsford Venue

Since it first opened in 1864, both the Park Hotel and its home suburb of Abbotsford have gone through many incarnations. When the pub first welcomed drinker through its doors and started pouring beer, it was at the height of Victoria’s gold rush, a period that saw Abbotsford rapidly transition from…

Independent Brewers Association (IBA) Venue

On average, a new independent brewery opens in Australia every six days. Over 600 independently owned breweries span the country, each one with its unique identity and contribution to Australian life.  The Independent Brewers Association provides a united voice for independently owned brewers across…

The Local Taproom Venue

There are few words destined to send a shiver down the spines of many Victorians more than “lockdown”, yet there are some aspects of the pandemic’s legacy that are positive. Prominent among those is the embrace of local businesses and a better connection with our surrounding communities; after…

The Great Beyond Bottleshop

GOOD BOOZE HERE  It’s a simple sign that really cuts to the point, doesn’t it? And it’s that offer and that offer alone which drives Coburg bottleshop The Great Beyond.  Located on the perennially busy Bell Street and a short stroll from both Coburg Station and Sydney Road, the store…

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…

Benchwarmer Venue

When you’re located in a part of Melbourne that’s rich when it comes to excellent cafés but relatively sparse on the craft beer front, it suggests two things. Firstly: it’s an area where people like to enjoy a quality drink as they catch up with friends. Secondly: if they like catching up over…

Petersham Bowling Club Venue

The Petersham Bowling Club isn't the only one in the country to explore a new direction to find a new lease on life. But this classic bowlo in Sydney's inner west is certainly the first to embrace craft beer so wholeheartedly. Judged from outside, where it sits surrounded by suburban homes, it could…

Synergy Custom Solutions Pty Ltd Venue

Synergy Custom Solutions is an Australian-owned, Australian-run company, and a one stop shop for your brewing business. We offer Brewery Solutions and many other services to make your life as a Brewer or Distiller easier, saving you time and money. We provide: Complete brewery and distillery systems…

Near & Far VenueBottleshop

It’s no easy thing to create a bar capable of standing out in an area that is quite literally one of Melbourne’s best known drinking destinations. Yet, when Near & Far opened on Brunswick Street towards the close of 2019, it immediately filled a gap in a suburb famed…

Hopheads VenueBottleshop

While the west of Melbourne is slowly awakening from its craft beer slumber, there's still a good number of suburbs starved of a decent bottleshop or bar where they can find a selection that strays far from the mainstream. For beer lovers around Point Cook, however, the days of being starved of choice…

Natural Science Wine & Liquor Bottleshop

Making excellent beer, wine or spirits involves a fair bit of science. Indeed, brewers often talk about the process of beer-making being a blend of art and science. When it comes to presenting thoughtful and carefully crafted alcohol to drinkers, however, it's more about their ability – and that of…

WELLBREWD EQUIPMENT PTY LTD Bottleshop

Great Beer starts with Great Equipment More often than not brewers and brewery owners buy equipment which is badly designed, cheaply manufactured, hard to operate and missing essential equipment required to make it function. They end up paying more money to get the brewery up and running and then battle…

Brisbane Brewing Co. Woolloongabba VenueBottleshop

Perched on the cusp of Woolloongabba and South Bank, on the corner of Stanley Street and Annerley Road, the venue previously know as Brewhouse Brisbane represents everything a pub should be. There’s no defined or predictable demographic, there are brews to comfort the lager lovers and excite the…

Henley's Bar & Kitchen Venue

In a district as buzzing and diverse as Darling Harbour, venues need to offer a serious array of goodies to get tourists, commuters and locals through the door. With an extensive drinks list, upmarket menu, and prime harbour position, Henley’s Bar & Kitchen manages that particular task with mouth-watering…

Otter's Promise VenueBottleshop

Taking a walk down High Street in Armadale, you’d be forgiven if you didn’t expect to find a craft beer venue tucked in among the wedding dress salons. But, where some might see a street that wouldn’t suit such a business, Dan Taranto saw opportunity. After a few years helping to build…

Whisky and Alement Venue

Melbourne likes to claim plenty in the way of “bests” for itself. Best coffee they say. Best city for live music. Best for sports too. Best statue of an earthworm. Best tram network… The list goes on. And, whether you heartily agree or wish to quibble with such claims, the Victorian…

Copper & Oak Bottleshop

Copper & Oak Liquor Merchants have been serving the people of Perth with fine wine, craft beer and quality spirits for decades but in order to trace the store’s origins you have to go back some years earlier – and cross an ocean.  Jose Pestana’s whole working life has been dedicated to the…

Felons Barrel Hall Venue

Felons Barrel Hall shares some characteristics with the Felons Brewing venue next door, some characteristics with the beer halls of Germany, and some characteristics with other local breweries’ barrel venues. And yet it’s distinctly unlike all of them. Where else can you get a Munich-style Helles…

Harold's Food & Liquor Bottleshop

The name's a dead giveaway but bear with me on this: when we visit convenience stores, it tends to be for the convenience. Whenever you rush in to grab a quick snack, an easy meal or an ice cream, the quality and provenance of what you rush back out with seconds later is unlikely to be the first thing…

Hotel Sweeney's Venue

Some venues surprise you with what they've got hidden away. Hotel Sweeney's is one of those.  On first appearance, everything points towards this being a good ol' fashioned, rough and ready Aussie boozer. In fact, on second appearance things still point that way. But this old Sydney CBD pub has…

Murray's Porters Liquor Glenbrook Bottleshop

In the lower Blue Mountains town of Glenbrook, there’s quite the buzz for a place that’s home for just over 5,000 folks. Weekend markets and great places to eat have made the town a stop worth the trip and not just a refuelling station between Sydney and Katoomba. Trying to find a parking spot…

neumaker Bottleshop

neumaker provides a unique range of yeasts, nutrients and process aids as well as filtration media and equipment. We have partnered with AEB to bring the most innovative and complete brewing product range to the Australian market including: Ale Yeasts Lager Yeasts Yeasts for Sours Stabilisers…

Page Bottler Bottleshop

We all know the phrase: “You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.” If you were to apply it to Page Bottler, you could argue it should come with a supplementary warning too: “Or after opening the cover.” Not that there’s anything wrong with the bottleshop’s cover, which comes with some…

Roxset Australia Bottleshop

Roxset Australia is a 100% Australian-owned business that over the past 30 years has been committed to providing customers with custom epoxy flooring coatings and solutions that are of the highest quality and comply with all health and safety standards. Roxset Australia has developed a unique…

Super Signs Australia Pty Ltd Bottleshop

PVC TAP DECALS Stand out from the crowd with Super Signs 3mm PVC Tap Decals. Perfect for showing off your latest limited release. Fast TurnaroundsLow MOQ'sVibrant ColoursCustom Shapes Available LARGE FORMAT PRINTING & SIGNAGE Super Signs specialises in small to large runs using the latest in Printing…

Archive Beer Boutique Venue

Travel to Brisbane today and you'll find a thriving craft beer community. There are dedicated beer bars of all shapes and sizes showcasing beers from home and abroad, a growing number of microbreweries - even major beer festivals. It makes the dark and depressing days of 2010/11, when the closure of…

Audacious Monk Cellars VenueBottleshop

Audacious Monk opened in 2016 yet there’s something about the bar and bottleshop that makes it feels timeless. Sitting on what’s quite literally the boundary of Preston and Reservoir, the neighbourhood haunt is the work of David Vass and Caz Scholtz who, after long careers in the alcohol industry,…

Black Hops Brisbane Venue

There’s no denying Black Hops is a Gold Coast brewery: the sunshine and surf and laid back culture of the Coast are in every sip of Black Hops beer. But, when founders Dan, Eddie and Govs launched Black Hops in 2014, it wasn’t at the Gold Coast – it was in a bar in Brisbane, and they’ve…

Blackhearts & Sparrows Braddon Bottleshop

Over the course of a decade, the siblings behind Blackhearts & Sparrows have opened a string of beautiful stores; after making it nine locations in Melbourne, they spread the love further afield with their tenth store, bringing their independent and intimate brand of liquor retail to the nation’s…

Liquor Shed Bottleshop

It began with a potato. No, seriously. Stick with us, as it’s hard to tell the story of the Liquor Shed without talking about potatoes. Why? Because the parent operation that began next door to the cavernous Jandakot retailer is the Spud Shed, a large scale, “farm to customer”…

NOLA Adelaide Venue

Swinging jazz beats, Cajun deep fried chicken, Creole soul food, fine whiskies, Louisiana cocktails and 16 rotating taps serving local, interstate and international craft beers: it’s fair to say NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) has brought a heady, intoxicating mix to Adelaide’s now thriving bar scene.…

Freddie Wimpoles Venue

In contemplating what you might look for in a craft beer venue, few people would think to put taxidermied deer heads and political references at the top of their must have list, but St Kilda’s Freddie Wimpoles manages to deliver on both so well that you couldn’t imagine it any other…

Freo.Social Venue

Otherside Brewing Co’s Myaree production facility may be where most of the brewing magic happens but sibling venue Freo.Social, part of the Triple 1 Three hospitality group, is where the party starts. Given the Otherside project was originally conceived as a means of “bottling the feeling” of being…

Kekou Venue

Beer has come a long way in Australia. Whether judged by a glance through the myriad breweries and beer styles covering the country, or by considering the number of venues and bottleshops now serving craft beer, things have most definitely changed. Beer’s elevation to the dining table has come a long…

MilkHead Beer Store VenueBottleshop

It might seem an odd phrase, but it’s true that we often drink with our eyes. Taste and aroma might drive the flavour of a beer but our first experience is optics, whether it’s the sight of a beer poured into a glass before being handed over the bar, or the colourful can that captures your eye from…

Saccharomyces Beer Café Venue

For folks fixated on finding tasty treats, South Brisbane’s Fish Lane is quickly becoming a reliable source. Spanning four blocks back from Grey Street to Manning Street, you could almost forget you’re in Brisbane’s busiest tourist precinct.  The area has undergone a rejuvenation; once dominated…

Sail & Anchor Venue

Where it all began... Any lover of Aussie craft beer worth their salt will be familiar with the story of the Sail & Anchor, the Fremantle venue formerly known as the Freemason's, where a young brewer who was working at the Swan Brewery and a couple of his mates decided to turn the beer world on its head.…

Union Hotel Newtown Venue

For many years there wasn't much to distinguish The Union Hotel from most of the other typical Aussie pubs lining Newtown's famous King Street; big, old, a little worn and with the same beer selection as every other place. These days though, it's a very different story. A family-owned business for just…

The Barrel Shepherd Afterlife ZV Beer

The Barrel Shepherd's Afterlife series sees them give grape skins from the winemaking industry a new life in their beers. For spring 2023, the grape pomace took the form of zibibbo (the Italian name for muscat) and vermentino skins from their friends at Aristotelis Ke Anthoula. They feature in a beer…

Inner North Brewing When Life Gives You Lemongrass… Beer

Inner North Brewing don't just pride themselves as a place for locals to enjoy a beer but the also as an operation that likes to work closely with Brunswick businesses. When Life Gives You Lemongrass… is such a collaboration, first brewed for Sydney Road’s Good Days, a Vietnamese restaurant dedicated…

The Suburban Brew Gettin' There & Reaching Equilibrium Beer

Brewery builds are rarely completed on time or to schedule: council delays, trouble finding tradespeople, or maybe just the weather. This was no different for the Suburban team and their Glynde brewery, where the saying, "Gettin’ there" became an everyday slogan. In beer form, **Gettin' There** is…

Seasonal Brewing Co & The DTC Slothcake Beer

The Dutch Trading Co invited their mates at The Seasonal Brewing Co to help them celebrate turning seven, and have celebrated the birthday with an age appropriate liquid birthday cake. This friendship is more than a venue + brewery = collab, however, as Seasonal’s head brewer Brody Watt worked at The…

Slow Lane Brewing 1st Birthday Beers Beer

The first year of life is a wonderful thing. For some, it’s the joy of watching a little sentient mass of meat learn how to cry more and sleep less; for others it’s building a taproom and winning awards. For Slow Lane Brewing, the last 12 months have featured both, although less of the former and…

CoConspirators Brewing The Imposter Beer

To coincide with the first Indie Beer Day, CoConspirators looked to poke some fun at the world’s largest breweries through their new limited release, The Imposter. The West Coast IPA takes aim at big companies that try to look small and the beer's blurb encourages you to look beyond any mustachioed…

Pirate Life & Ballast Point Trans Pacific Partnership Beer

Given so much of what makes up Pirate Life is inspired by the beers of West Coast USA, there can be few more suitable collaborations for them to enter into than one with a West Coast US icon. Ballast Point was one of the trailblazers of the influential San Diego scene, growing from a small brewery at…

Wayward Brewing Co. All Day Nelson Beer

You don’t want to know what the team at Wayward had to do, who they had to do it to, or how many times they had to do it, in order to get just ten kilograms of Nelson Sauvin hops. This is a New Zealand hop which is so popular and limited in its availability that it’s like brewer’s crack, the kind…

Mountain Goat The Delmont Beer

The Crafty Pint may never have eventuated were it not for a cold, dark Melbourne winter's evening when a couple of Brits, recently arrived in Australia, climbed into an old Mercedes outside The Greyhound in St Kilda. It was being driven by a woman who'd told one of them "my boyfriend works for a microbrewery"…

Barossa Valley Brewing The Barossa Threesome Beer

The brewers at Barossa Valley Brewing have brought in the expertise of their local winemakers before. Yet they have never got their great-loving neighbours involved to quite the same extent as with their latest beer, The Barossa Threesome. Pitched as "a fusion of the best of the Barossa", the beer takes…

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,…

A Day In The Life Of: A Beer Rep News

Selling people beer for a living is often seen by those outside the industry as a dream job – what could possibly be better than talking about beer all day to people just as passionate as you are? For the first in our new series in which we peer behind the curtains of the fast-growing craft…

A Day In The Life Of A: Senior Brewer News

To know Adrian McNulty is to know why he jumped at the chance to take up the role of Señor Brewer of Moon Dog. The Abbotsford brewery's senior brewer has previously worked for Grand Ridge, Jamieson and 3 Ravens, winning the AIBA Champion Small Brewery title in 2014 at the last of…

A Day In The Life Of: A Technical Brewer News

"There is always something new and exciting to play with and the list of beers I want to brew is endless. Once you start playing with one ingredient it can lead you down a rabbit warren of other ideas." He works in a small brewery equipped with more bells and whistles than pretty much any of…

A Day in the Life Of: A Draught Beer Specialist News

Stone & Wood's Ed Bodey has a job that not many people could put on their business cards, but one that may become more prevalent in craft beer in the years to come. As their Draught Beer Specialist, he travels the country making sure Stone & Wood's beer comes out of the tap exactly how the brewery…

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…

A Day In The Life Of: A Beer Judge News

Next month, brewers and beer experts from across the globe will make their way to Melbourne to take part in the Australian International Beer Awards judging for 2017. It's the second largest beer awards of its kind in the world and leads into one of the biggest celebrations of good beer anywhere in…

A Day In The Life Of A Barrel Room: Goose Island News

For all the hype and noise surrounding the beer it produces, it’s remarkable how quiet Goose Island’s Barrel House is. From the outside it appears so unassuming too. You’d never guess that this single storey warehouse a little west of the Chicago CBD is home to one of America’s largest beer…

A Day In The Life Of: A Beer Buyer News

No matter what role you have in the industry, to outsiders, working with beer always sounds like a dream. "You’re a brewer? Great, you must just drink beer all day." "Oh, you sell beer for a living? That sounds awesome – you must just talk about and drink beer all day." "You’re responsible for…

A Day In The Life Of A Barrel Room: Boatrocker News

During Good Beer Week in May, two pioneers in the area of barrel ageing came together to create a beer. They share much in common. Boatrocker operates what could well be the largest barrel program in the Australian craft beer industry and annually releases an iconic barrel aged imperial stout, Ramjet,…

A Day In The Life Of: A Beer Steward News

There are few things that fire discussion among keen beer fans and those in the beer industry as beer awards. Whether it's those based on public votes or competitions judged by experts from across the globe, seeing your favourite brewery – or one unknown to most – pick up a trophy can be a cause…

A Day In The Life Of: A Hop Farmer News

Much like anything to do with beer, hop harvest at Karridale Cottages and Hop Farm brings together friends and family over a few good beers.  After my “normal” job finished on Friday, I drove south from Perth to Karridale, a town you’ll discover if you travel half an hour beyond its much…

The Keys To A Good Time – Yours From Today News

After one heck of a long build, Melbourne's newest home of good times opens to the public today. The Keys Leisure Centre in Preston could well be the city's most multifaceted venue too.  It can cater to 650 punters, who'll have the choice of taking up residence in one of the…

Breaking The Bias News

International Women’s Day is an annual celebration of the achievements of women worldwide. It is also a day to reflect on the inequality, stereotypes and discrimination that remain. The past year saw the rise of a global movement led by Brienne Allan (aka @bravenoisebeer), exposing stories of sexual…

The Big Issue: Branding Revisited News

We looked at branding in a Big Issue feature on the site two years ago. But, with so many new businesses entering the market since then, existing ones relaunching and the phenomenal rise of canned beers providing a broader canvas upon which brewers can set artists and designers to work, it's timely to…

The Big Issue: Crowdfunding Pt II News

Earlier this week, we ran the first part of our look at crowdfunding in the Australian craft beer world. It's something that has become an increasingly popular method of raising capital, for projects big and small and for both new businesses and those that are already established. Part one looked at…

The Crafty Pint's Top Stories Of 2017 News

We live in an era in which much traditional media is dying a slow, drawn out death and a new form of media, in which journalism is less important than eyeballs, page views and clicks, is taking over. As respected guardians of the art of journalism scramble to survive – weighing up the risks of a paywall…

The Making Of A Champion Hazy News

When was the last time you drank a good beer? What about a great beer? Have you ever had a beer so good you cried salt tears because you wondered if you’d ever drink something quite as delicious again?  OK, maybe the last one’s just me… but the point is that sometimes a beer isn’t…

The Year Of Living Precariously News

Ballistic Beer Co's decision to enter voluntary administration a year ago now looks a little like the starting gun setting off a year of living precariously for the local beer and hospitality industries. We don't yet know if the coming 12 months will prove to be more of a bloodbath, leaving 2023 looking…

The Crafty Pint’s Top Stories of 2016 News

We've completed our look back at the year just gone via 2016's Best New Beers (according to our panels, at least) and had a look at what the year ahead may hold. But, as the craft beer world prepares to launch into another big year, we've got one more reflective post for you. This time, we take…

International Women's Day with Blackhearts & Sparrows and CoConspirators Event

For the third year running, Blackhearts & Sparrows have teamed up with CoConspirators to create a special beer celebrating the many amazing women working in and around the beer industry. The 2024 version of The Brewer will get its release on March 8 – International Women's Day – at CoConspirators'…