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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…

Atomic Beer Project 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…

Future Mountain Brewer

If the name wasn’t enough of a giveaway, it’s not long after walking into Future Mountain brewing and blending that you get the sense of just how important barrels are to the brewery’s story. They line walls and envelop tables while barrel hoops hang down from the old warehouse’s roof like beery…

Urban Alley Brewery Brewer

Early in 2016, a beer called Once Bitter Urban Ale first appeared in bars across Melbourne under the Collins Street Brewing banner. It was the first release from a brewing company created by Ze'ev Meltzer, who'd decided it was time to start leaving the corporate life behind and switch focus. The journey…

Glass House Brewery Brewer

Beer and pizza. It may be one of the greatest pairings of all time. Even if the pizza was average and the beer was mediocre, most of us would still find a way to enjoy it. So what about when the pizza is a 72 hour ferment traditional Italian style like Nonno used to make, and the the delicious beer…

Otherside Brewing Co Brewer

“What if we could ‘can’ this feeling?” That’s where Otherside Brewing Co started out: surrounded by the noise, sunshine, energy and shared experience of the summer festival season, something upon which the brewery’s owners had built a very successful career. Within two years of being…

Cupitt Craft Brewers 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…

Bulli Brewing Co Brewer

It’s worth making one thing clear from the off: the Bulli Brewing Company is not, in fact, in Bulli. That was the original plan, to set up shop in the self proclaimed ‘Black Diamond District’, a few kilometres north of Wollongong. But hope has a habit of being harpooned whenever it concerns the…

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…

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…

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…

Prince Alfred Port Melbourne Venue

The fundamentals of a good pub experience – crisp cold beer, served off a meticulously maintained system into a clean glass; a wine range that’s interesting and not intimidating; food that’s hot, looks good and tastes great; a team who works fast and smile at the same time, welcoming you to the…

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…

White Oaks Saloon Venue

More than a century ago, White Oaks was an American town awash with people, booze and revelry. The discovery of gold turned the outpost located towards the middle of New Mexico into one with a booming population, where tents sprung up faster than they could be counted, and led to White Oaks becoming…

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”…

The Carringbush Hotel Venue

In a part of Melbourne awash with pubs pouring good beer, the Carringbush Hotel still holds a special place in the history pages of the city’s inner north. It might not be the oldest boozer in the area but it does share a name inherently linked with Abbotsford. Carringbush was the term given by…

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…

The Silverlake Social Venue

America is, in many ways, not one country but many. With 50 states spread across most of a continent, it’s a place where myriad accents, cuisines and voting preferences all somehow manage to coalesce into a single country that works. Most of the time anyway. Even within states, those differences can…

Bottlemart Margate Bottleshop

It’s a bottleshop in a shopping centre – not traditionally the sort of place you’d expect to find shelf upon shelf of beers from across the country, let alone imperial stouts from America, fruited Berliner Weisse from New Zealand, and Trappist tripels from Belgium. It’s also in Margate, a coastal…

3 Ravens Pine & Lime Creamsicle Beer

During 2018, 3 Ravens released a series of Acid Test beers – draught only spins on their Acid sour designed to test the water for future releases. And, as we approach summer 2019, one of those Tests – the Pine & Lime Creamsicle – has returned in cans. It's not the first beer borne of such inspiration…

Pikes Beers Co IPA Beer

Luckily a fish has many scales, what with Pikes highlighting a different one on every limited release beer's label and sending them out with greater frequency throughout 2019. This time around, after a journey that's passed through the haze, taken in some old wine barrels, mandarin trees and more, they've…

Seasonal Brewing Co Late Lunch Beer

Seasonal's head brewer Brody Watts describes Late Lunch with nostalgic affection as a beer that reminds him of his uni days: a classic Australian-style lager with an uncomplicated refreshment that keeps things simple. Fittingly, Australian Pride of Ringwood hops – so off trend these days yet good…

Seasonal Brewing Co No.9 Beer

Seasonal’s Franco-Belgian farm party kicks off with pear and apple on the nose, which open to white pepper, banana and estery notes. Combine these with playful effervescence, substantial booze and a lengthy dryness and this is a beer in which Seasonal get to show off their swagger. If that’s…

Seasonal Brewing Co Midnight Beer

Straight outta the 18th century Baltic States and into Perth’s inner northeast comes Midnight, giving their opening salvo of beers a big, bold end point. The lager yeast fermentation gives the beer a clean profile, one that's given a little character thanks to a touch of rye. Coffee and dark chocolate…

Seasonal Brewing Co Conflict Of Interest Beer

Launching with an imperial IPA may seem almost passé in today's climate yet there’d be few that would have been brave enough to even consider it a few short years ago. As an early showcase of the Seasonal Brewing Co’s breadth, this high ABV hop monster firmly asserts itself both within the Maylands…

Seasonal Brewing Co Otis Beer

Named after owner Nick Southwell’s son, Otis pours with a lighter hue than is typical for the red IPA style, yet bold citrus and pine soon bring the beer back into more familiar territory. Caramel maltiness is balanced by a tight, dry finish which feels almost West Coast IPA-leaning, something…

Seasonal Brewing Co Malicious Compliance Beer

A sign of the style's pervasive appeal as the 2010s close is the decision to launch a new brewery with a New England IPA in your core range. Seasonal’s low bitterness, juicy offering is driven by El Dorado, early harvest Amarillo and Idaho 7 hops that explode out of the glass in the manner of Starburst-like…

Seasonal Brewing Co Runaway Forklift Beer

On debut, Seasonal's pale ale drinks bigger than many of its local peers; however, it’s indebted to a number of modern Australian classics. Much of this has to do with the Cascade hop and Crystal malt expression, which has become pervasive on taps nationwide and which head brewer Brody Watts references…

Seasonal Brewing Co Mild Regrets Beer

Tasting Seasonal’s grisette makes the drinker wonder why this low alcohol style isn’t more prominent in Australia. The more approachable yet ironically lesser known cousin of saison is made for warm weather drinking and food pairing, particularly the sort of share options that have dominated Australian…

Artisan Brewing: Five Years In Five Beers News

Brian and Julia Fitzgerald are a well known and much-loved facet of the WA beer scene, a couple who have turned semi-retirement into a highly enviable proposition: brewing award-winning Belgian-inspired ales in one of Australia’s quaintest locations.  Where the Karri trees meet the Southern…

Podcast People: The Chosen Brew News

What was the first beer that made you think about beer? Was it the first time you saw a magnificent Guinness pour? The first time you decided you wanted something different and picked up a Chimay Blue from the bottleshop? That (unintentionally) Brett-laced sticky homebrew a university mate handed you…

GABS Founders Sell Their Festivals News

GABS, the beer festival meets circus that has grown into a multi-city extravaganza over the past decade has been sold. Founders Steve Jeffares and Guy Greenstone have sold it in order to focus on their fast-growing Stomping Ground brewing operation. The festival has been acquired by media and marketing…

Who Brews Wild Polly's GF Beers? News

Cockatoos are an all-too-familiar sight in Canberra. It’s not unusual for citizens of the city and surrounds to be woken up in the morning by a choir of sulphur-crested cockatoos. But a new kind of cockatoo is starting to populate our nation’s capital, and it’s a less familiar breed: Wild Polly,…

The Collaborators: Bluestone Yeast News

Last week, we spoke to Chris White, a pioneer in the world of brewing yeast. While he's well into his third decade of innovation with multiple labs in the States and Denmark, there's a Melbourne-based operation at the very beginning of their journey... Drink local, drink fresh. It's an oft-repeated…

Brew & A: Bright's Reid Stratton News

This week sees Bright Brewery launch their first Mystery Beer, an idea conceived by their rep Evin Craney and brought to life by head brewer Reid Stratton. The latter only joined the High Country brewery a few months ago, making the move from New England Brewing Co in Uralla after half a decade, and…

Who Brews Reckless Beers? News

The friendship group behind Reckless Brewing sounds like something out of a sitcom: Alice and Grace met when they were kids, and became better friends over the years; Alice and Jarrod became friends at uni, where they were both studying science; in time, the three of them started all hanging out together,…

The Collaborators: White Labs News

To most brewers, the name White Labs needs no introduction. Founded in San Diego in 1995, it was instrumental in starting the culture (pun intended) of craft beer in the city.  A large part of that San Diego culture quickly spread nationwide and eventually worldwide by way of a drink now pretty…

Who Brews Old Slang Beers? News

Dog's breakfast. Loose cannon. Spit the dummy. Fresh as a daisy. We love old phrases and slang because of the particular way they allow language to paint vivid pictures. Whether you're travelling overseas or dropping a throwaway line in front of someone who's never heard it before, when old…

Building Moon Dog's World News

I can’t remember exactly when it was. Presumably midway through 2010, not long before The Crafty Pint was about to go live.  I was in Carwyn Cellars, chatting to then store manager James Greenfields and, while the specific date isn’t that important, it’s worth adding a little context.…

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…

Three Cheers For Shepparton News

“I think any centre, whether it be a capital city or a small country town, is only as vibrant as the food and beverage scene is… and the sky’s the limit with the scene here.” - Jade Burley, Shepparton Brewing. Over the past decade or so, it's become increasingly easy to find a local brewery…

Alive And Swell In McLaren Vale News

Growing up, Dan Wright assumed he’d be a winemaker – it is the family business, after all. His dad runs DogRidge winery in McLaren Vale so, after completing a viticulture degree and spending a few years working at wineries in South Australia’s South East, Dan came back to work for his old man.…

Cancer Dads Come Together For Bear Beer News

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and, for the second year running, Whitelakes Brewing in WA have collaborated with a group of dads with children with cancer to create an awareness and fundraising beer.  Guy Southern spoke to one of those dads, Stephen Ralph, ahead of the…

Ghosting Back To His Roots News

He doesn’t have much time for it these days but Five Barrel’s Phil O’Shea remembers his homebrewing days well. Some of the beers in the Five Barrel stable started out as brews he'd first made at home and, while he brews for a living rather than at home these days, Phil makes sure the brewery…

The Big Issue: Beer Quality News

From popping bottles and exploding cans to beers turning dark through oxidation or arriving at venues uncarbonated, there have been plenty of examples of beers leaving local breweries not quite right in the past year or so.  Sure, when there are thousands of new, often experimental beers being…

Indie Beer Gets Its Own National Day News

October 26, 2019, is to become the inaugural Indie Beer Day, a new venture revealed today by the Independent Brewers Association (IBA) as BrewCon kicked off in Melbourne. The celebration of the country's independent brewers will be centred around a synchronised toast at 2pm AEST, when supporters of local…

The Big Issue: Cracking The Code News

Whether it's can designs deemed likely to appeal to minors or social posts encouraging excessive drinking, the local beer world has been keeping ABAC – the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code – busy over the past year or so. Cheeky Monkey were reprimanded for their Ri-beer-na release and are currently…

Who Brews BrewiColo Beers? News

Life moves a little slower in Ocean Grove. No one seems to be in a rush in this small town on the Bellarine Peninsula. That’s probably why people move here from Melbourne for a seachange, helping the town to grow while retaining its charm. It’s probably also why BrewiColo resonates with locals…

Green Beacon Bought By Asahi News

Asahi's shopping spree in the Australian beer world continues apace with today's news that they've acquired Green Beacon. The move comes hot on the heels of last month's announcement of their intention to purchase CUB plus craft brands 4 Pines and Pirate Life from AB InBev. Rumours have swirled…

Newstead Brewing Launch The Art Series ft Soda Mouf (QLD) Event

We’d be fucked without art. Not just in a “there’s nothing to put on our beer cans!” kind of way (still bad), but in a much deeper, painfully existential, “what’s the point of anything?” kind of way (much worse).  As a species, we’re a mixed bag but, hell, the existence of unbridled…

The Cremorne Cup at The Cherry Tree (VIC) Event

If you fancy an alternative to The Race Stops A Nation this year, how about The Race That Endangers A Brewer instead? While not its official title, the organiser of The Cremorne Cup, The Cherry Tree's Toby Kingsley tells us: "Hopefully no one gets injured – there's a hell of a hairpin on one corner..." The…

Otherside Galleries: Maki Levine At Miss Moses (WA) Event

Starting in November, Miss Moses and Otherside Brewing are teaming up to exhibit works from local artists. The first Wednesday of every month will act as a gallery opening, with the artist present for the evening, and drink specials on offer from Otherside Brewing. On November 6, from 6pm,…

Warners Fest 2019 At Warners At The Bay (NSW) Event

Did you think your days of having fun by hanging out in a car park were over? Think again. Warners Fest is one of the most popular and longest running beer festivals in New South Wales. This annual celebration is now in its 13th year of bringing good booze and good times to the people, and all in the…

Hop Fest At Healesville Sanctuary (VIC) Event

Why shouldn't our favourite hoppy beverage be used to help save our hoppy friends? On the weekend of November 2-3, Healesville Sanctuary is hosting Hop Fest, a beer, cider and food event with all proceeds helping to save the brush-tailed rock-wallaby from extinction. It's…

15th Australian Beer Festival At The Australian Heritage Hotel (NSW) Event

Some people call it the Australian Beer Festival. Some people call it Aussie Beer Fest. Everyone calls it a good time. Whatever you call it, it's Australia's longest-running craft beer festival, now in its 15th year. In 2019, it runs from Friday, October 11, to Sunday, October 13,…

R3BIRTH - A Spring Equinox Birthday Celebration At 3 Ravens Brewery (VIC) Event

When there's a lot to celebrate, it makes sense to jam it all together and rock one massive party. On Saturday, September 21, 3 Ravens are using the imminent spring equinox as an opportunity to celebrate their recent Indies win (Champion Small/Medium Brewery) as well as their…

Haunted Taphouse Halloween Weekend At The Taphouse (NSW) Event

"On the morning of March 8, 1907, Anastasia, licensee of the pub now known as The Taphouse was cleaning a pair of gloves with benzine, when a nearby candle set her entire body up in flames. She died a short time later from her burns, on the floor in what is now Odd Culture, and legend has it she still…

Pirate Life Bar Shout At Fishers Craft Bar (VIC) Event

Free beer is the best beer! This Thursday, Pirate Life will be showcasing some of their current favourites at Fishers Craft Bar, with a bar shout on between 5.30pm and 6.30pm. Available on tap will be a selection of Pirate Life beers: OG StoutDark LagerTropical IIPAKohatu IPA Book…

Start Of Spring Carnival At The BentSpoke Cannery (ACT) Event

If you're sick of sheltering from the cold for the last few months, this is for you - BentSpoke are opening up their Cannery to the public for the Start of Spring Carnival. It's a family and dog friendly day in the sun to raise funds to protect wildlife. Do your part to help threatened species…

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