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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…

Burnley Brewing Brewer

Back when they were at university together, Neil Mills and Phil Gijsbers decided to start a café. It’s an unusual brewery origin story but, then again, Burnley Brewery is a little unusual. In the years that followed, Phil started a few more cafés and Neil eventually ended up entering the world…

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…

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 its 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 the…

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…

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…

Masterson's Bar Venue

Besides Dame Edna, when Moonee Ponds is mentioned the mind often turns to gambling. The suburb’s sprawling racing track has been synonymous with the area since the 19th century, back when the suburb was a strip of farmland on Melbourne’s edge. While it would be easy to draw a link between Melbourne’s…

Captain Melville Venue

His exploits may not have led to the sort of national obsession afforded fellow bushranger Ned Kelly, yet there was a time when Francis Melville’s life certainly captured the imagination of the young colony. The self-titled “Captain” spent much of his career as a bushranger pretending to be a gentleman…

The Dan O'Connell Venue

Named after one of Ireland’s most famous political figures, the eponymous Dan O’Connell Hotel also happens to be one of Melbourne’s best known Irish pubs. Located in Carlton, where Canning and Princes Street meet, the 19th century pub rises from its corner block, with its old brick veneer…

Porters Liquor Ryde (Midway Cellars) Bottleshop

When Midway Cellars first opened its doors in 1978, not only did craft beer as we now know it not exist, it would be another couple of decades before Australia would even get its first widely available American style pale ale. Fortunately for punters in modern day Denistone East, Ryde and surrounds,…

Wayward Brewing Red IPA Beer

Back when Wayward launched as a gypsy operation in 2012, the first beer to make its way into the hands of Sydneysiders was the Charmer India Red Ale. Since then, the brewery’s built a home in Camperdown, started sending its beers into other states and moved its core range into cans. So, it’s safe…

Barossa Valley & Beer From Ben & Bucket Boys Gose Duo Beer

This collaboration between Barossa Valley Brewing, Beer From Ben and Bucket Boys started with love. When Benjamin Miller was visiting the Barossa Valley to propose to his partner, he stopped in to the brewery for a beer and struck up a conversation with owner Denham D'Silva. It continued over the next…

Moon Dog Brewing Timothy Tamothy Slam-othy Beer

You wait all your life for the opportunity to do a Tim Tam Slam with a suitable beer then, whaddya know, two come along in quick succession. The first to land is Moon Dog's Timothy Tamothy Slam(othy), while attendees at this year's GABS will be able to check out one from Big Shed amid the Festival Beer…

Five Barrel Brewing New England IPA Beer

This is either the third or fourth iteration of the New England IPA from Five Barrel Brewing - brewer Phil O’Shea has kind of lost count. This time around it features El Dorado and Galaxy hops. And plenty them; Phil decided that two bouts of dry-hopping weren’t enough so he held the release date…

3 Ravens Red Acid Beer

3 Ravens Acid is their mid-strength sour ale, one that, as is the Thornbury brewers' wont, is a springboard for other variations. The third release in the series is Red Acid and, given it's a short run beer weighing in at a mere 3.5 percent ABV, you'd think they wouldn't spend too much time or effort…

3 Ravens Melon Juicy Beer

The Juicy series from 3 Ravens is well on its way to rivalling the classic sagas from history, with watermelon the latest ingredient to be introduced for a twist on their popular hazy IPA. It's not the most pungent of fruit (well, unless you leave one in an Esky after a picnic for a month, but that's…

Pikes Beer Company Passionfruit Belgian Witbier Beer

Pikes' second limited release for 2019 sticks to many of the themes of their first, adding fruit (and many other things) to a beer with roots in Europe. The Belgian witbier was inspired by the Hurricane cocktail and uses passionfruit pulp in generous quantities alongside Riverland-sourced orange and…

Wayward Brewing Dead Dingo Brut IPA Beer

For some reason, the can design for this autumnal release from Wayward brought back an unlikely memory. The combination of white SUV making its way through the Red Centre, the thoughts of dry dustiness and the title's reference to a deceased native animal reminded me of the day when, cruising the Outback…

Bodriggy Brewing Twin Harvest: Sun Buzz & Zooter Doozy Beer

March and April might be two months that are inherently connected with picking hops in the Southern Hemisphere's beer world but, for winemakers, it’s also the tailend of their own harvest. It’s a fact Bodriggy has decided to showcase through their Twin Harvest releases, featuring two colourful 500ml…

Newstead Brewing & Brisbane Powerhouse Transducer Beer

Newstead continue to forge partnerships with a diverse range of Queensland organisations, with Transducer brewed with the Brisbane Powerhouse and coming on the back of collaborations with the likes of Queensland Rugby Union, the Brisbane Comedy Festival, Alliance Airlines and Surf Life Saving Queensland.…

A Critical Hit: Beer & Games News

Beer and games: a concept so simple and inherently complementary it’s difficult to imagine why it’s taken so long to become a thing. Indeed, it’s especially baffling in Australia where, according to The Digital Australia study, 67 percent of Australians play videogames. For those playing at home,…

Brew & A: Stu Grant News

  In Tasmania’s busy beer market, gypsy outfit Ocho has managed to stand out from the crowd since launching. Stu Grant released the first beers under the Ocho banner shortly after he started brewing at Van Diemen at the end of 2015, selling direct to customers via the brewing…

Crafty Crawls: Petersham News

The slowly gentrifying, Inner West suburb of Petersham is home to a great number of classic pubs, many of which have stood for decades. Only recently have a few of these embraced craft beer, spurred by the growth of breweries and bars in the surrounding suburbs of Marrickville and Newtown.  No…

Who Brews Buttons Beers? News

Tasmania might by our smallest state – both in terms of population and geography – but it's also one that's become increasingly flush with breweries. Today, than 20 are spread across an island that's home to just half a million people – and new operations continue to open with regularity…

Brew & A: Hannah Honnef News

Ocean View Estates is a winery situated 45km north of Brisbane in the Moreton Bay hinterland. There, alongside the wine, popular restaurant and breathtaking views, you'll find beer too, thanks to Hannah Honnef, daughter of the winemakers behind the family-run operation, Thomas and…

Boatrocker: Ten Lessons From Ten Years News

This weekend sees Matt and Andrea Houghton mark ten years since they founded Boatrocker. Back in the company's earlier days, as they were moving from contract brewing to their own brewery in Braeside, we worked with Matt on a series looking at the challenges of starting a microbrewery. So, as…

Oscar & Glenn: Rocker, Skater, Brewers News

The past few decades have seen the Australian beer scene transform from monochromatic to kaleidoscopic. As some point, each of us has had our eyes opened to the sheer variety of beers available: the different styles, different colours, different flavours. But this vast array of drinking options isn’t…

Help Recreate Brewing History News

The first time we came across Peter Symons, he had just published his first book. The homebrewer and keen beer historian had unearthed 42 old Australian beer recipes and put them together in Bronzed Brews. He's since followed that with a second book, 6 O'CLOCK Brews, and, along the way,…

Aussie Exports: Penyllan Brewery News

Bornholm is a tiny Danish island sitting in the Baltic Sea that's home to some 40,000 people. Despite the island's natural beauty and popularity with tourists from across Europe, it's remoteness tends to keep it at arm's length from most Aussie holidaymakers. But not all are unaware of its charms. One…

Who Brews With Sea Legs? News

Is this a suburban brewery? Or a city brewery? It’s hard to distinguish. Not many venues get the chance to focus both on their local community and on the CBD crowd, but Sea Legs is in one of the few in Brisbane that can.  Those living in Kangaroo Point now have a brewpub right on their doorstep,…

Future Shock News

When Shane Ferguson and Ian Jones open the doors to Future Mountain Brewing and Blending tomorrow, pouring from the taps you’ll find two pilsners, a white ale, a hopped up farmhouse ale, and a whole mix of barrel-aged sours, including some made with apricots, peaches and cherries. It’s…

Who Brews South Fremantle Beers? News

While they're far from new to the scene, having launched in 2016, the bunch of mates who call themselves the South Fremantle Brewing Company reached something of a milestone this month: releasing their first canned beer into the West Australian market.  This beer is a collaboration…

Otherside Get Social News

Plenty of grand plans have been hatched at music festivals over the years, but few come to fruition in the cold light of day. Fewer still come to life to anything like the extent of that envisaged by the Otherside team when they decided to "bottle this feeling" at their own music…

Now That's Good Drinking News

“Alcohol is a great conversation starter. How often when you're enjoying a drink with a friend or stranger do you start solving the problems of the world?”Agi Gajic, Sparkke For years, philosophers have grappled with the question: What makes a beer a good beer? (If this doesn’t sound true…

In Memoriam: Benji Bullen News

This weekend sees the team at KAIJU! host a fundraiser for Beyond Blue at the brewery. The event is in honour of a beer lover, rep and barman who took his own life late last year. Here, KAIJU! co-owner Callum Reeves pays tribute to Benji Bullen. Nat and I met Benji Bullen when we were just…

The Big Issue: Withdrawing The Line News

The last six months have seen a clutch of beers and ciders taken off shelves across Australia for quality-related issues. In November last year, Newstead’s Johnno Apple Cider was recalled due to concerns that secondary fermentation might cause cans to burst, a process Moon Dog then went through in…

Women In Drinks News

"Women in drinks are not an anomaly or a quirk – we are a very real part of this industry…"Jayne Lewis – Two Birds Brewing Most of us look forward to the day when conversations about gender in the craft beer industry are no longer necessary when gender – along with sexuality, race,…

Kveik – Something Old, Something New News

You may have heard of this mysterious Norwegian brewing ingredient already. If you haven’t, you likely will soon. But just what is “super-yeast” kveik? Is it true it can fully ferment a beer in 36 hours? Is it somehow related to kriek, the cherry lambics originating in Belgium? Can it really…

Hopping Into The Wild News

Matt and Ali Scott-Malcolm come across as a relaxed, cheerful and enthusiastic couple. In fact, such is their demeanour, you'd have little reason to suspect they've just opened one of WA's most highly anticipated beer venues. Yet the long-time Yallingup locals have done exactly that,…

Craft Beer Heroes: Marty Keetels News

It's not too much to ask is it: a hoppy beer while watching a band? As much as craft beer continues to make inroads into everyday parts of our lives, music festivals – particularly the big one-dayers – still tend to serve up pretty poor choices when it comes to what's…

Pint of Origin At Brewsvegas: March 21 Event

The Pint of Origin - The Crafty Pint's corner of Brewsvegas - is back for its third year. It’s there to showcase the best beers from Australia and the rest of the world, with bars and pubs across Brisbane welcoming scores of brewers through their doors too. As well as weeklong tap takeovers,…

Pint of Origin At Brewsvegas: March 16 Event

The Pint of Origin – The Crafty Pint's corner of Brewsvegas – is back for its third year in Brisbane. It’s there to showcase the best beers from Australia and the rest of the world, with bars and pubs across Brisbane welcoming heaps of brewers through their doors too. As well as weeklong…

Pirate Life's Port Adelaide Brewery Launch & Fourth Birthday (SA) Event

Pirate Life's new home in Port Adelaide has been under construction for some time and the start of March will see it open to the public.  The 1930s Dalgety Woolstores in north-west Adelaide’s heritage maritime precinct makes for an impressive home and has been decked out with…

Best Of Adelaide Brewers Festival 2019 (SA) Event

The Best Of Adelaide Brewers Fest will take over the Flour Shed at Hart's Mill Precinct in Port Adelaide over an entire weekend during the Adelaide Fringe. It's a chance for beer lovers, or the craft beer curious, to sample from more than 20 craft brewers plus a cider maker, a gin distiller,…

High Country Hops 2019 (VIC) Event

Victoria's High Country is one of Australia's major hop-growing regions and, each year, Bridge Road Brewers throws a festival during hop harvest. In 2019, High Country Hops sees the Beechworth brewery team up with seven other breweries from the region for a two-day celebration of hops, beer,…

Good Beer Week Gala Showcase 2019 (VIC) Event

Good Beer Week might not be returning until May, but it's never too early to get excited for Australia's largest celebration of beer. The Good Beer Week Gala Showcase heralds the launch of the program for the ten-day beer festival and also gives you a chance to sample heaps of great beer. Held…

Deadline Day for voting in the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2018 Event

What are the best beers in Australia right now? Which new releases have blown your mind in the past 12 months? Are there stone cold classics you still can't get enough of after all this time? If you want to have your say in the country's biggest public poll on the best Aussie craft beers, today's…

Best of 2018 Launch At The Dog Randwick (NSW) Event

To get beer fans exciting for GABS Hottest 100 of 2018, the folks at The Dog Hotel in Randwick, have decided to showcase some of their favourite beers. It's an epic tap takeover too, running from Thursday, January 17, until Monday, January 28.  On January 27, they're inviting beer…

Best of 2018 Launch At Keg & Brew (NSW) Event

In the lead up to the GABS Hottest 100 of 2018, the folks behind Keg & Brew have decided to showcase some of their favourite beers. It's quite the epic tap takeover too, running from Thursday, January 17, until Monday, January 28.  On January 27, they're inviting beer fans to join them…

Melbourne BeerFest – St Kilda (VIC) Event

The team behind BeerFest will be back in Melbourne for the second time in less than six months as their festival returns to St Kilda.   The organisers – who you can read about in our article here – have put together a lineup that will include more 300 beers, ciders, cocktails…

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