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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…

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…

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…

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…

Fishers Craft Beer VenueBottleshop

The Fisher name has a long history in Victoria, with countless country towns across the state home to a Fishers IGA. The first family store was opened in 1911 and, by the time the business was sold in 2015, 16 supermarkets bore the Fisher name. Overseeing the sale was Alan Fisher, the fourth generation…

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,…

Cheeky Monkey Firefighters Friend Red Ale Beer

Collaboration has steadily grown in popularity within the wider craft beer world with brewers finding pretty much any reason to collaborate with local, national and overseas brewers or, indeed, those outside the realm of beer: coffee, wine, clothing, TV, sports, food, events, bands... Brewing a beer…

Wheaty Brewing Corps & Small World Bakery Kvass Beer

The Wheaty Brewing Corps don't just collaborate with other brewers; here, they turned to a business that specialises in a very different type of fermentation: sourdough bread. Along with the Wheaty’s mixed culture yeast, 60kg of Small World Bakery’s rye sourdough was sliced, toasted and thrown into…

Wheaty Brewing Corps & The Bruery Quandong Saison Beer

It is no secret the Wheaty Brewing Corps team love a collaboration, especially around the time of Good Beer Wheaty. As part of the 2019 mini-fest, the crew from The Bruery in the US jumped into the Thebarton brewery and straight into the hazmat suits, as house culture "The Menace" was once again wheeled…

Otherside Brewshed Debut Releases Beer

Typically, we cover new beer releases from a brewery as they come to hand. This used to be a straightforward affair but, if the late twenty-teens have taught us – and most drinkers – anything, it’s that more breweries means more beer. In the case of some, the now weekly new release schedule manifests…

The Welder's Dog Extra Stout Beer

While some breweries seem happy to offer little but a range of hop forward pale beers these days, presumably with the thinking that this is what the public wants, The Welder's Dog prefer to go for something rather more colourful, with this Extra Stout offering a slab of dense black at the end of their…

Young Henrys & Brix Distillers Rumming With The Devil Beer

Do you live life like there’s no tomorrow? All you’ve got, did you have to steal? Or did you need to beg or borrow? Whether or not Van Halen is governing your life choices, you have to appreciate the name of this rum and raisin brown ale. Rumming With The Devil is the newest “Brewers B-Sides”…

CoConspirators Brewing The Park Ranger & The Distributor Beer

The gypsy brewers at CoConspirators have been busy conspiring with hops of late, with two hazy collaborations released in quick succession. The more restrained of the two was brewed with The Park Hotel in Abbotsford and pays homage to Yogi Bear’s constant foil: **The Park Ranger**. And, like a walk…

BentSpoke Brewing Co Big Nut Beer

The latest beer to make its way into cans as part of BentSpoke’s limited release Drifter series is another popular pour from the Braddon brewpub: Big Nut. The name itself stems from one of the taps at the brewpub, all of which are the [work of Peter Rogers](https://craftypint.com/news/970/Turning_The_Handles).…

Cheeky Monkey Silverback Russian Imperial Stouts 2019 Beer

Silverback’s annual release has become a keenly anticipated winter occurrence in WA. In 2018, the Cheeky Monkey brewers expanded on the OG with a trio of barrel expressions and a vastly simplified recipe. For 2019, the recipe remains lean with the most obvious difference being the replacement of the…

The Public Brewery Maku Hemp Session Ale Beer

In Chinese mythology, Maku is a goddess connected with the elixir of life and often she shares a close bond with hemp. Being the world’s oldest domesticated crop and one often associated with sustainability practices, the connection seems a reasonable one. It’s a link The Public Brewery hope to draw…

Who Brews Watsacowie Beers? News

Every morning, Drew Coleman drives to work past endless rows of sun-drenched barley and wheat. If you drink beer in Australia, odds are you’ve ingested some barley from the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. The region as a whole has long been referred to as the barley capital of the world, and the…

CUB Bought By Asahi News

The world's largest brewing company, AB InBev, have announced they are to sell Australia's CUB to Asahi for $16 billion Australian dollars. The move, which the company said in a media release would help drive down its own debt, is expected to close early in 2020. While the media release did…

Crafty Crawls: Geelong News

Geelong may have taken a little time to embrace craft beer but these drinkers have a growing range of options whether they’re seeking out beer bars or local breweries. From the tiny Barrabool Hills Brewing Company (home of Cockies beer) through to the might of Little Creatures, Geelong’s…

Royal Adelaide Beer Awards Winners 2019 News

Prancing Pony will be returning to the Adelaide Hills with a substantially heavier trophy chest after collecting a swag of trophies at the Royal Adelaide Beer, Cider & Spirit Awards. The brewery's Indie Kid Pilsener took home Champion Pilsener, Best New Exhibit and Champion South Australian…

Billson's Brews From The Archives News

When looking for inspiration for their next beer, brewers can look in all kinds of directions. What’s happening overseas? What are my brewing peers up to? Is there something interesting we can harness from the worlds of wine and spirits? At Billson’s Brewery, in Beechworth, the…

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Malt & Lead News

Originally from London, now Melbourne based, visual designer and art director Mark Gamble’s work has been featured on Modus Operandi’s Born to Rum Porter cans, the upcoming Blobfish festival's artwork, and Hop Nation’s 2019 Site range to name a few.  Then there’s the range of craft…

Melbourne Airport Lands A Brewery News

In recent years, breweries have been opening in all manner of places across Australia – and soon you'll find one at Melbourne Airport too. Collingwood-based brewing company Stomping Ground today revealed they're to build their third brewery in Terminal 3 after operating a pop-up beer garden…

Have Your Say On Australian Beer News

The fourth edition of Beer Cartel's annual Australian Craft Beer Survey kicks off today. It's the largest of its kind and seeks to create a snapshot of trends within the local beer world and look at how tastes, attitudes, buying habits and more are changing over time. In 2018, 18,000 people responded,…

Drink Easy – A New Breed Of Award News

We live in a time of plenty – if not surfeit – when it comes to beer. There are more breweries, beers, beer styles, festivals and opinions than ever before. And we're not exactly short on the awards front either.When it comes to traditional competitions, as well as the nation's big-hitters – the…

Brew & A: Mattias Isaksson News

When the team behind Prickly Moses took over Queenscliff's Esplanade Hotel, it offered a unique opportunity for Mattias Isaksson.As one quarter of the team behind the gypsy brewery Old Wives Ales, Mattias was keen to find more work brewing and, having just moved into the area, saw the opportunity to…

Aussie Export: Dave Rooney News

The tourism pull of small breweries, whether they're in the inner suburbs or regional centres, is an oft-repeated mantra among those who tout the benefits of craft beer. Tour companies with the sole purpose of guiding drinkers to good beer venues and bars can be found across Australia and, when…

Something For Cait News

Caitlin Stevenson didn’t mind a Reschs Pilsener when she felt like a beer. So, when she died of breast cancer last year, her son Dom - a bartender at Wollongong’s US diner-themed bar His Boy Elroy - decided to create a beer in her memory. And he knew exactly what sort of beer it would be:…

Beer Travel: Vancouver News

Vancouver has long been a hotspot for craft beer in Canada, home to the country’s first prohibition craft brewery back in the 1980s. Unfortunately, British Columbia, the province in which Vancouver is located, has lagged behind compared to the rest of the Pacific Northwest, which also comprises the…

Making A Stand News

“A few years ago, it was good enough to show up with amazing beer, a folding card table and a pull up banner. Tasting notes were a nice touch, and some business cards in the back pocket.”Brewers and punters alike remember these good ol’ days of beer festivals. A marquee, a trestle table and a few…

Who Brews Ornith Beers? News

When Daniel Venema launched Ornith Brewing in 2018, he hoped at some point he might be able to leave his regular job behind and move to brewing full-time.In the end he didn't even had to wait for his first beer to be served for hopes to become reality. That said, it wouldn't be Ornith that took up most…

Behind Bars: Old Faithful Amos News

After spending any amount of time with Amos Polglaze it’s impossible not to be impressed by his passion. Passion for beer, music – metal in particular, quality food, stream of consciousness answers and profanity (dear reader, you have been warned). Luckily, as the resident "Beer Walrus" at Perth…

Beer Travel: A Taste Of Mexico City News

As I soon discovered when I first moved to Mexico City in 2016, beer – or cerveza here – has an important place in Mexican culture.  No fiesta – if not lunch or dinner every day – would be complete without a few caguamas (literally, "turtle" - one litre bottles shaped like said…

The Drinks Adventurer News

“Come on. Try something new. Where’s your sense of adventure?” It seems to be a shared trait among people who love good beer to try to win others over. Even when we don’t have a vested interest in it, we relish seeing people broaden their tastes. So we tell someone about a new beer, or a…

Beer Travel: The Breweries Of The Sunshine Coast News

The Sunshine Coast is known for many things: a beautiful climate, stunning beaches, great surf, its spectacular Hinterland. If you're heading there as a family, there's Australia Zoo, the Big Pineapple and the odd theme park to keep you entertained. Heck, thanks to the Russell Crowe's jockstrap and the…

What's The Damage? News

My name is Scott Kirkaldy and I love beer.  I've been lucky enough to work in the craft beer industry for the past seven years, working in some of Melbourne's great beer bars where my love for craft beer has flourished and I realised this was an industry full of passionate and amazing people –…

Weekend Of Darkness 2019 At The Scratch (QLD) Event

The Good Family Scratch and the Children of Darkness are calling to us.  They've released their signature preview video. They've amassed and stockpiled and hoarded all the liquid blackness that their barns could hold.  And soon, they will become one with the darkness. The Weekend…

Deadline Day For Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Awards Event

The Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Awards are one of the longest-running beer competitions in the country and also regarded as one of the toughest in terms of judging.If you'd like to put your beers to the test at the 2019 Awards, the deadline for submissions is June 5.For anyone that enters, exhibits…

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…

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