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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…

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…

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…

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…

Independent Brewers Association (IBA)

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…

Stockade Barrel Room Venue

There are so many facets to the Stockade Brew Co story that it’s difficult to pick a place to start. So why not with their bar and barrel room in Marrickville? After all, it may well be the best part yet, the physical embodiment of everything the business has strived to become over the years.  This…

Black Hops G.O.A.T. Beer

Calling a beer G.O.A.T. is a ballsy move, yet the Black Hops brewers clearly knew they were onto a good thing with their hazy IPA. The first batch took out gold at the Australian International Beer Awards; a later batch gold at The Indies. Unsurprisingly, it quickly became a fan favourite too; when people…

Atomic Beer Project Red Alert L002 Beer

The opening of Atomic Beer Project's Redfern brewery home has been delayed somewhat by the COVID-19 pandemic but the brewers at parent brand Gage Roads' WA home are still at work. And this fruit of their labour is one of two concurrent releases making full use of Cryo hops, the other being Gage Roads'…

Gage Roads Loop The Lupe Cryo Hop IPA Beer

Earlier last decade, Gage Roads were on a roll with their regular limited releases; The Convict Australian strong ale and Changing Tides barleywine were two of the more memorable. However, as their Returning To Craft strategy dominated affairs in the second half of the 2010s, somewhat ironically these…

Pirate Life Lemongrass & Ginger & Kiwifruit & Cherry Beer

Think lemongrass and ginger and a few things are liable to come to mind: some form of linctus to tackle a head cold, Thai cuisine, an aromatherapy massage, or maybe a herbal tea. If I were to place **Lemongrass & Ginger**, a sour from Pirate Life, it would be closer to the massage room at the hot springs…

Pirate Life South Coast Pale & Strong Pale Ale Beer

If you've been watching Pirate Life from afar over the past year or so, you might think they'd eased up on the new beers. And, while hyped nationwide can releases have been lesser sighted, one only needs to have visited one of their bars at a festival (remember them?) or called into their imposing Port…

Modus Operandi XPA Beer

We like to make up new words in the beer industry, even if most of them are initials, acronyms, or portmanteaus. Someone made up the style XPA a few years ago (and we’re still not all agreed about what it means). Now, in keeping with this grand tradition, Modus describe their new core range XPA as…

Margaret River Brewhouse Inside Out IPA Beer

When Margaret River Brewhouse isn’t busy pumping out their core range beer for locals and thirsty, holiday-making punters visiting the idyllic South West, they fill their spare time and tanks with limited release, one-off beers. Inside Out is one such offering: a juicy, single hop IPA inspired by the…

Otherside Brewing Co Creative Releases: Sabbath 2020 Beer

A year ago, Otherside released Sabbath, a beer which seemed, at the time, to be a new seasonal in a developing portfolio. With next to no promo, the beer then labelled stout, wandered into fridges and waited quietly for a moment of revelation - this was not a stout. No, Sabbath ‘19 was a mid-strength…

Cheeky Monkey Sherby Beer

Among a slew of new beers designed to get beer geeks hot under the collar comes something a little different from Cheeky Monkey: a fresh and lightly hazed summer ale, suitably and simply named Sherby. Sliding into the "cheap and cheerful" bracket favoured by a growing number of brewers in these straitened…

Rocky Ridge Wake Me Up Before You VoVo & Karl's Thickshake Beer

Rocky Ridge add another notch to their collaborative belt with the release of **Wake Me Up Before You Vovo**, one of two decidedly sweet treats leaving the brewery in May. This one is a nod to the cult figure that is the Arnott’s Iced VoVo, adulated in the form of a raspberry, vanilla and coconut spiked…

Postcards from the Edge No.32: Keeping Hospo Alive News

When the country's leaders announced a lockdown was on its way, we witnessed scenes of panic. Bottleshops were cleared out, pasta and rice disappeared, and people were struck with a feeling of confusion as to where they could go and what exactly they could do.  As that confusion went…

Postcard From The UK: Cloudwater News

"The real pain is to come." Up until a few weeks ago, if you were going to chat to Paul Jones, the founder of Cloudwater (pictured above right), you'd go in knowing to expect a wide-ranging conversation. It would in all likelihood veer broader and deeper than mere beer and brewing, but the chances are…

50 Days Of Shutdown News

The ability of time seemingly to bend, stretch, shrink and contort has been well documented over the past few weeks, ever since the reality of what life during the COVID-19 pandemic would mean became apparent. For some it might feel like months or years have passed, to others like it was last week,…

My Favourite Hops News

The global beer world has mutated at a remarkable rate over the past couple of decades, with the rate of transformation only accelerating as the last one drew to a close. Leaving aside the backflips, twists and reinventions demanded by COVID-19, the landscape looks nothing like it did at the turn…

Postcards from the Edge No 25: Help Yourself News

Unless you've been living under a rock (which, now I think about it, might not be a bad idea at the minute), you'll know some of Jessie Jungalwalla's work. Under the Craft Instinct banner, she works with a number of Australian breweries – Blackman's, Hargreaves Hill, Sanctus, Alice Springs…

Postcards from the Edge No.24: Grain Re-Store-d News

In Newcastle, if there’s one name above all that evokes craft beer, it’s that of the Grain Store. Located a short stroll from the city’s centre, the bar’s 20-plus taps are dedicated to independent Australian beer and their beer events – including beergustation dinners – are the stuff of legend. Like…

Show Us Your Swag! News

Since launching less than six weeks ago, the Keeping Local Alive campaign has taken on a life of its own. The message behind it is simple: support your local beer businesses in any and every way you can through the COVID-19 crisis so they have the best chance of making it out the other side. As well…

Postcards from the Edge No.23: IsoMateship News

One of the most heartwarming aspects of this frequently rather shit period we're living through has been the lengths to which people are going in order to maintain contact with each other. Sure, we're barely allowed to see our mates let alone give them a hug, but we're finding ways to at least try…

Postcards from the Edge No.22: Have A Beer Together News

It features a Sunday night quiz hosted by a two-time TV quiz winner and cocktail nights, while past shows have featured foreign films and Instagram challenges, yet somehow it’s about beer too... Beer Together is a live-streamed YouTube series launched the day after the shutdown…

Postcards from the Edge No.20: All Together Now News

Just a few short months after breweries in Australia and across the planet brewed Resilience Beer, a collaboration to support those affected by Australia’s devastating bushfires, small breweries are again brewing together to support local communities. All Together Beer is an international collaboration…

Who Brews Bondi Beers? News

When Beach Beer Bondi XPA came in at number 46 in the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2019, the first word offered by many craft beer drinkers – particular those located far from the fabled beach – was: "Who?” The brewing company originally launched in 2018 as Ben Buckler…

Brewer Be-Guiled News

All our weekends look a little different now. For the time being, days at the beach, camping, gigs and slacklining are pretty much no more and instead we’re stuck with that overwhelming feeling there’s simultaneously too much, and not nearly enough, to watch on Netflix. Two pastimes that are unaffected…

Who Brews Blackflag Beers? News

Christmas may very well feel like a lifetime ago but *checks calendar* it was less than five months ago that many of us were descending on our family homes to share food, hug friends and relatives and spend many hours explaining to older family members they shouldn't believe every post they see…

Postcards From The Edge No.7: Made By Mongrel News

When your business model is built on serving up delicious food and beer in a fun, delightful and banter-filled space, where’s your business meant to turn when social gatherings become unlawful? Many restaurants, bars and pubs have closed indefinitely while others have turned towards takeaway…

Postcards from the Edge No.3: Quarantinnied News

"I've just done six months' work in a day," Ben Carwyn says at the end of a breathless call. It's a statement that seems to summarise much of what's happening around the local beer world, as businesses and their staff muster every ounce of energy and invention as they work out how to get through the…

Australians Join Brewgooder's Global Gathering News

It was November last year when Brewgooder launched their Global Gathering campaign. Their mission was to bring together hundreds of breweries across the world to use craft beer help supply clean drinking water to some 100,000 people in need. Breweries would design their own beers and release…

Keeping Local Alive News

Earlier this week, I went to update our event listing for High Country Hops, Bridge Road's annual celebration of the hop harvest in their region of Victoria, after it was cancelled.  I typed "high" into the page where we create events and underneath the entry for High Country Hops appeared…

20 Years Of Nail News

There are many significant moments in Nail’s history, however the one we celebrate here is March 23, 2000. It's the day the first commercially released Nail beer flowed through the taps at an inner-city Perth pub, one where the owner had taken a shine to a young, wide eyed brewer.  …

Crafty Crawls: Sydney's Northern Beaches News

Saying you love Sydney’s Northern Beaches is sort of like saying you love Europe. Yes, when you look from the outside, you can see it as a whole, and enjoy its collective culture. But once you get there, you’ve got decisions to make. London, Paris or Berlin? Majorca, Santorini or Amalfi? Fjords of…

My Bonny Lies Over In Fitzroy News

Brunswick Street’s reputation as a nightlife hub is well established but when it comes to wide and varied beer lists it's sat a fair way behind Smith Street in recent times. However, over a period of just a few months, Fitzroy's main strip has welcomed two new bars that put long walls of…

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…

Rocky Ridge Launch Rock Juice v6 At The New Subi Pop-Up (WA) Event

They've knocked out a phenomenal amount of beers in their short life to date and already operate a cellar door and the awesome Darleen's Taphouse in Busselton.And now Rocky Ridge are heading to Perth.They're creating a pop-up bar and cellar door at The Vic in Subiaco for a couple of months, with…

High Country Comeback Event (VIC) Event

Australia's bushfire season has been the country's worst, destroying millions of acres of land, killing dozens and leaving thousands homeless. It's also kept visitors out of some of the country's most beautiful regions during what is normally their peak tourism seasons.Businesses in Victoria's…

Bushfire Fundraisers January 25 Event

Since bushfires began wreaking destruction across the country last year, many beer businesses have been hosting fundraisers and plans for a fundraising brew underway too. We're adding all the beer-related events for each day as we find out about them. If you've got an event already lined up, please send…

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