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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…

Sanctus Brewing Company Brewer

There’s a quote attributed to Ben Franklin: “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy”. As it turns out, Ben Franklin never said that; the real quote was sort of about wine, but mostly about rain on vineyards. However, many of us can agree with the cheeky sentiment behind the…

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…

Malt Shovel Brewers Brewer

If you’ve ever driven through Camperdown in Sydney’s Inner West, there’s a good chance you’ve spotted the Malt Shovel Brewery at some point. But you may not realise what the Malt Shovel brewers get up to behind the closed doors of that tall brick building. If you’ve been around for a while,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Independent Brewers Association (IBA) Bottleshop

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…

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 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…

Swell Brewery North Coast IPA Beer

Like its stablemate Pale Ale, Swell's core range IPA is one that nods to founder Dan Wright's craft beer epiphanies in the US. Tagged North Coast but taking America's West Coast IPAs as its model, it's the sort of IPA that helped build the style into a global force. The hop character is very much…

Swell Brewery Golden Ale Beer

Given the way tastes have changed over the past decade (or, perhaps more accurately, tastes *and* naming preferences for beers), Swell's Golden Ale stands as one of the few survivors. It wasn't that long ago that brewers were adding golden ales to their lineups at a rate of knots; today, it's XPAs Pacific…

Swell Brewery Pale Ale Beer

Dan Wright first had the idea of launching a brewing company while surfing and skiing his way through America. And you can smell and taste the roots of his brewing journey in his core range pale ale. While many brewers in Australia have moved firmly into the world of tropical fruits and stripped back…

Swell Brewery Lager Beer

Make your way through the Swell range and it's not hard to see the influence of the American craft beer scene on Dan Wright's brewery. With his Lager, however, he's trained his sights on the home of such beers: Northern Europe. Sure, he opted for New World hops out of New Zealand to pair with the European…

Swell Brewery NEIPA Beer

Swell continue to ride the rolling wave, pumping out limited releases in rapid succession. Here, after dipping their toes into the world of haze with their NE XPA and Tropical Hazy IPA, they've delivered their first NEIPA, with rolled oats and wheat added for haze and body and Vic Secret, Mosaic and…

Sanctus Brewing Piña Colada Smash Beer

With so many beers around nowadays containing idiosyncratic new hop variety Sabro, coconut has become a very familiar flavour in beer. But when you get hit with a waft of real coconut, it’s a whole other thing. Piña Colada Smash brings waves of aroma of sweet, almost vanilla-y coconut - “hand…

CoConspirators Brewing The Agent Beer

I’m old enough to remember when the characters created by CoConspirators Brewing were merely getaway drivers and money launderers; now here we are in 2020 and they’ve got a secret agent on their hands. Well, The Agent might hold secrets but, if she does, they likely wouldn't be kept inside the clear…

3 Ravens Nitro Nilla Thicccshake Beer

They're a remarkably diverse operation are 3 Ravens. There's a tight core range of "normal" craft beers, augmented by their flagship Juicy IPAs. Then there's the barrel-aged, mixed ferment Wild Ravens lineup and wine hybrid Nat Ravs that come accompanied by novellas from the brewers. And then there's…

Akasha Projects The Eagle IIIIPA Beer

After a makeover and core range shakeup mere weeks ago, Sydney’s Akasha Brewing Co have eased into their snazzy new duds with aplomb. And what better way to really announced your new self to the world than with something that should be utterly absurd but is actually grouse? Everything about The…

Cupitt's Estate Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout 2020 & East Coast Low TIPA Beer

“I think I have to admit that I like big beers. I'd generally rather sit and sip on a big beer or two than smash a bunch of light and bright beers.” So says Liam Jackson, head brewer at Cupitt’s Estate, after releasing another vintage of imperial stout (an entire two barrels’ worth this year)…

Victorians To Take To The Streets News

Melbourne might be known for its temperamental weather but, for summer 2020, you may well be experiencing your favourite pub in the street, or even a local park, following the Victorian government's announcement that outdoor dining will be a key focus for the reopening of hospitality. Today, the state…

Ten Years Of Crafty: The Time Barrel News

We've spent most of the Ten Years Of Crafty series looking back over the past decade. Now it's time to look at the here and now. We're going to create a time capsule – well, a time barrel to be precise – that represents beer now ready to be opened in 2030. And we want your help deciding what…

Ten Years Of Crafty: In Ten(ish) Beers News

When I first got in contact with James Smith in early 2017 to apply to write for The Crafty Pint, we agreed to meet up at a beer event to chat. Of course, I had no idea what he looked like, so I did what we all do in these situations – dove into the deep end of the internet to stalk him. There was…

Ten Years Of Crafty: Beer In The Media News

In part six (or seven, depending how you're counting) of our look back at the decade in beer since The Crafty Pint launched, we turn our focus onto the medium in which we operate: media. How has the way people write, talk and discuss beer changed? And how has the way in which we consume information…

Ten Years Of Crafty: Meet The Team II News

In part two of the midway feature in our Ten Years Of Crafty series we again hand the mic to some of the people who've been part of the growth of the site over the past decade. You can view part one of Meet The Team here and find the remainder of the series here. To date, we've looked at the site's…

Ten Years Of Crafty: Meet The Team I News

As we reach the midpoint in our series looking back over the ten years since The Crafty Pint launched, we're handing the mic to some of those who've helped turn it from one man, a laptop and a camera to a nationwide team of staff and freelancers (and one haggard, greying man with a newer laptop…

Ten Years Of Crafty: The Big Ones News

There's a simple guide when it comes to working out which stories tend to attract the most eyes in this day and age. It's lists and controversy, pretty much the model for many news organisations and almost every lifestyle publication. So, when we took a look at the stories that had proven most…

Ten Years Of Crafty: Infiltrating And Taking Over News

In day three of our Ten Days Of Crafty series looking back over the past decade in Australia, we look at how the industry has grown. We've also updated our Who Owns Your Beer? infographic and created a new one featuring a snapshot of how the industry looked ten years ago. You'll find all articles…

Ten Years Of Crafty: In Pictures News

If a picture says a thousand words, then many millions have been spoken over the past decade in beer... After kicking off our tenth anniversary coverage with a long read on the genesis of the site, today we're switching tack. We've taken a trip down Memory Lane, making our way through…

Ten Years Of Crafty: The Wobbly Boot News

It was around midday on August 30, 2010. Man In A Van had dropped the last of our belongings in Alphington, I’d locked the front door of the house we’d been renting in Collingwood for the last time and was making my way along the path to where my wife, Tara, was waiting in our dented '97 Magna (complete…

Ya Wee Blasta! News

For anyone closely involved in the Australian beer scene, one notable absence from this year's normal way of life has been beer awards. The Australian International Beer Awards usually take place during Good Beer Week in May and herald a steady stream of similar events, but COVID-19 put paid to that. Things…

Pirate Life Perth Takes Shape News

A little shy of a year ago, Pirate Life announced a new Perth brewery and venue and, while much has happened globally and locally in the intervening period, today construction commences on the joint venture with WA hospitality group Sneakers & Jeans. The brewery venue is expected to open…

Who Brews 27 South Beers? News

It impacts what you're able to grow and the length of your days but how many of us can name the latitudinal location of our home?  Beer fans in Brisbane might soon be better able to name theirs, with 27 South Brewing placing their home city’s geographical placement front and…

The Big Issue: Coping with COVID-19 Part II News

In part one of this two-part exploration of mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mick Wust spoke to people throughout the industry and a health expert about the unique way the events of the past few months have impacted people in and around the beer industry. Here, he speaks…

The Big Issue: Coping With COVID-19 Part I News

“Broad strokes – it's shit, feels very flat, cut off, isolated…” As I was figuring out how to write this article, I asked members of The Crafty Pint team – a number of whom live in locked-down Melbourne – to share privately how their mental health had been affected during the COVID-19…

Who Brews At The Bond Store Wallaroo? News

An easy two-hour amble from the centre of Adelaide is the quiet little fishing and port town of Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula. The full-time population sits at just over 4,000, however this number grows exponentially come holiday season.  Situated on the main strip in the town centre is…

Postcards from the Edge No.46: Lockdown Life News

Maybe the colder weather is playing a part, but three weeks into Melbourne’s second lockdown and things really don’t feel the same as the first. Yesterday marked what should be the halfway point but, with hundreds of new COVID-19 cases every day, there's concern this lockdown will last…

The Collaborators: KegSwappa News

“Imagine this: you walk into a brewery. You’ve got an empty keg in your hand. You’ve never been in this brewery before, but the guy behind the bar says, 'Hey Mick! Good to see ya. I’ll go get your keg.' because they can see on their app that Mick’s going to come down and get an XPA on Thursday…

The 2020 Australian Craft Beer Survey Launches News

The local beer world is facing one of its toughest challenges right now, with COVID-19 first shutting down the entire hospitality industry and now creating uncertainty and restricting the way owners can run their businesses. At the same time, breweries and many pubs and bars have shown themselves…

Craft Beer Heroes: Pete Meddings News

Whether you’ve consumed just a handful or many hundreds of different beers, and whether your craft beer journey goes back a few months or many years, if you live in Australia you can pretty much guarantee Pete Meddings has played a role in your drinking pleasure. At the same time, there's a good…

Beer & BBQ Festival presents HomeBrewed 2020 (SA) Event

Adelaide's Beer & BBQ Festival was one of many events to fall foul of COVID-19 but thanks to SA's return to relative normality the team is turning the epic winter festival into a summer bash instead. BBF HomeBrewed takes place at the Adelaide Showgrounds from December 4 to 6 and will once again…

Virtual Indie Beer Showcase ft Red Hill and Burleigh Event

Throughout the current pandemic we've been warned that a lot of things we took for granted in the beforetime would be different and that some of the behaviours we've adopted during isolation might end up becoming a permanent part of our lives. So, even as we ever-so-gently return to real…

Virtual Indie Beer Showcase ft BentSpoke and TWØBAYS Event

In these socially awkward times, virtual beers have been a godsend for many. And few events have become such a fixture in recent weeks and months than the weekly Virtual Indie Beer Showcase.  Taking place as a teaser for the real-life but postponed Good Beer Week event, this series has…

Virtual Indie Beer Showcase Good Beer Week Edition ft Inner North & Boatrocker Event

The Virtual Indie Beer Showcases were born from the online events that debuted when the 2020 Indie Beer Showcase was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.They've become regular Saturday events since then and two more double-headers are planned during what would have been Good Beer Week 2020. On…

Virtual Indie Beer Showcase ft Blackman's and Mr Banks Event

The Virtual Indie Beer Showcases are an extension of the online events that debuted when the 2020 Indie Beer Showcase was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 2, you can join Luke Robertson from the Good Beer Week team as he chats to Blackman's Brewery and Mr Banks. First up will be the Torquay…

Beer Together: The Crafty Craic ft La Sirène Event

Beer Together is the new YouTube channel launched by Ale of a Time and The Crafty Pint in the time of COVID-19. It's a home for regular live streams that are (mostly) beer-related, from brewer chats to weekly trivia and some decidedly non-beer content. You can subscribe to the channel here and…

Beer Together: Fixation Live From The Hop Stop Event

Beer Together is the new YouTube channel launched by Ale of a Time and The Crafty Pint in the time of COVID-19. It's still taking shape but is designed as a home for daily(ish) live streams that are (mostly) beer-related, from brewer chats to weekly trivia and decidedly non-beer content. You can subscribe…

Beer Together Quiz with Judd Owen Event

Beer Together is the new YouTube channel launched by Ale of a Time and The Crafty Pint in the time of COVID-19. It's still taking shape but is designed as a home for daily(ish) live streams that are (mostly) beer-related, from brewer chats to weekly trivia and decidedly non-beer content. You can subscribe…

Duke Street Block Party 2020 Event

Are there two words in the English language with more promise than BLOCK PARTY!!!? The togetherness, the community, the revelry and wild times in the concrete jungle.  After a being postponed due to COVID-19, the second running of the Duke Street Block Party is happening…

Pirate Life's Fifth Birthday (SA) Event

It's fair to say that since Pirate Life set sail five years ago, it's been an epic voyage. Giant cans and even bigger beers made them indie darlings. Success made them a target for acquisition. And with more resources came wild possibilities, like a venue that could host thousands of people…

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