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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…

Tar Barrel Brewery & Distillery Venue

Tar Barrel Brewery & Distillery might only have launched in 2020, but the Mornington Peninsula good beer haunt’s history is one that quite wonderfully reflects the story of craft beer in the preceding decade. That story starts with Mornington Peninsula Brewery and its opening in 2010 following a joyous…

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…

Future Mountain Incantation (2020) Beer

First released in 2019, Future Mountain’s Incantation was given a bit of a remix in 2020 just as the weather started to heat up. The “Farmhouse Table Beer” is an easy-drinking 3.4 percent ABV and is one designed to be shared; historically maybe during a farmworker’s lunchbreak in Wallonia but…

Margaret River Brewhouse Zappa IPA Beer

Zappa, a rhythm apart, yet familiar; mutant charisma. Or, in hop form, “tropical weirdness”, according to Margaret River Brewhouse. And they’re not far off. So much here feels like a reminder of an old friend, but with an amplified, almost abrasiveness; a shouty character that takes time to…

3 Ravens Zappa Juicy, Nat Rav Bloody Shiraz Negroni & Piña Colada Creamsicle Beer

Sometimes a name tells you everything you need to know, and that's certainly the case with Zappa. The newly-arrived neomexicanus hop variety is one of the more avant-garde you'll come across, a mélange of the unexpected, and thus has produced a Juicy unlike any other in 3 Ravens' long line of Juicies.…

Capital Brewing Trop Pop Sour Beer

Remember when sourness was something only found in the Aussie breweries of people who didn't know what they were doing or maintained filthy habits? Or in the fridges of the tiny band of Belgian beer cognoscenti? Or when adding fruit to beer was a fad that wouldn't last? It really wasn't that long ago,…

Pirate Life Citrus Hystrix & Hazy Pale Beer

I'll be honest: I initially read the name of Pirate Life's mid-strength sour as Hysterics and started wondering whether they'd moved from putting nitro doses into their beers to giving fans a shot of nitrous oxide. But it turns out no nangs were harmed in the making of **Citrus Hystrix**; it's the name…

Sailors Grave Dark Emu Dark Lager Beer

Gab and Chris Moore at Sailors Grave have collaborated with many people and in may ways over their relatively short existence to date. Yet this project with Bruce Pascoe – which we wrote about [here](https://craftypint.com/news/2511/dark-emu-telling-stories-with-beer) – is one that's particularly…

Otherside, The Dutch Trading Co & North Street Store Big Loaf Beer

American strong ales are rarely seen on these shores, perhaps due to climate, meteorological or political, and, most likely, because it’s a beer family that’s as broad and misunderstood as saison. Moreover, the style icon is a Bastard, and the most widely available local example was a Convict, both…

Swell Brewery Small Swell Beer

Man can't survive on 7 percent ABV, fruit-laden monsters, much as we might like to; sometimes we need a stayer. Something to mix with a burst of activity or a long chill session in the outdoors. Enter Small Swell, a 3.4 percent ABV mid-strength with those longer sessions in mind: a refreshing ale to…

Swell Brewery Corduroy Lines Hazy IPA Beer

Fashion styles tend to work in a circular manner, yet I imagine most would be happy if humanity makes an exception for the corduroy pant. Apart from the dreary colour spread spanning light beige, beige, medium beige and darker beige colour selection *[I dunno, I've seen some pretty mean purple ones!…

CoConspirators Brewing & Fizz and Hop The Architect Beer

Both the brewers at CoConspirators and the team at the Moonee Ponds bottleshop Fizz and Hop have been busy building of late. Work is still being done on the former’s Brunswick brewpub while, at the latter, they've spent two Melbourne lockdowns getting their bar and restaurant Holmes Hall ready to welcome…

Range Abbotsford Opens Today News

Little more than a week after Brisbane's Range Brewing took out four trophies at The Indies, Melburnians can enjoy the brewery’s beers from their Abbotsford taproom, which opens today at 272 Johnston Street. The light, airy, plant-filled taproom is reminiscent of their Newstead home, although…

Bad Shepherd: Five Years In Five Beers News

Opening a brewpub in a suburb that seems to have a limited market for craft beer is a fairly regular occurrence these days. But go back to 2015, when Dereck and Diti Hales opened Bad Shepherd with its focus on local beer and hearty BBQ in Cheltenham, and it was a pretty novel idea. As the…

Who Brews as Springside Brewing? News

Will and Katie Cannaby knew their life was going to change when they had a baby... but it changed in ways they never could have predicted. Not only did they gain a new member in their family, but they ended up with a new community and a new business as well. Like many parents before them, the couple…

The Rise Of Activebeer News

If the rise of everyday activewear has taught us anything, it’s that more and more people around Australia are living a more active lifestyle (or at least that’s what they want us to think). This continued emergence of a greater sense of healthy living, along with some inspiration from the other…

Love Beer? Join The Club! News

The purpose of The Crafty Cabal remains the same: to connect beer lovers with local brewers and beer venues, and boost their beer experience via exclusive, deals, events and giveaways. It's just that now there's more of everything. It's been a year of major change in the beer world. The COVID-19 pandemic…

Postcards From The Edge No.59: The Indies Reinvented News

Next Thursday, brewers and beer lovers across the country will gather to watch The Indies awards. And it’s safe to say things will look rather different to all previous Indies nights.  In 2019, the night capped off the Independent Brewers Association’s (IBA) BrewCon, packing a Melbourne…

Total Eclipse Of The Hop News

It takes many years, many people, many tests and trials, and many culls for a new hop variety to make the grade and become a commercial variety. Yet, as Eclipse is officially unveiled as the latest great green hope from Hop Products Australia (HPA), it turns out its journey to the top of the class was…

Brew & A: Five Barrel Brewing News

Prior to making contact for this article, the last time I'd spoken to Phil O'Shea, of Wollongong brewery Five Barrel, was at the height of the summer's bushfire season. He'd volunteered his services to help design the Resilience Beer that would raise funds for communities in impacted regions. Nine…

More Good News For Victoria's Brewers News

The day after they were able to open for the first time since July, Victoria's brewers have received more good news from the state government. When the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund was first announced, anyone operating on a producer's license – which includes many of the state's brewers – found…

Back On The Craft Beers Pt II News

“There’s nothing sadder for me than a shut pub.”  The Rainbow Fitzroy is a place where live music, excellent food, craft beer, a lively beer garden, and an always welcoming atmosphere coalesce to make for one of the top spots to enjoy a beer in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. The pub…

Back On The Craft Beers Pt I News

"I can't believe it's only been seven months, it feels like seven years." Back on March 23 – a day that will live in infamy in Australia – we launched our Postcards from the Edge series documenting the highs and lows, the innovative and inspiring, the heart-breaking and hopeful stories of the…

Postcards From The Edge No.56: Duking It Out News

With so many venues fighting for their lives in 2020, it’s refreshing to hear a story of success in the hospo world. Thorpe Hospitality, the group behind Sydney good beer venues The Taphouse in Darlinghurst and Oxford Tavern in Petersham, have managed to weather the storm better than many and…

Who Brews Noodledoof Beers? News

Noodledoof. It's a name that's open to interpretation. Asian restaurant? Banging psytrance event? How about brewpub and distillery in Victoria's west? It turns out one of the more unlikely brewery names in the country is a combination of its founders' nicknames – Noodles and Doof. Then again, given the…

Crafty Cabal Update – October 2020 News

It's time for the monthly update with all the latest from our beer club, The Crafty Cabal. And it's the last one before we unveil its new look too. We've been having so much fun with this, but don't want to say too much now. Let's just say, keep an eye on socials from early November – or join us for…

Beer Basics: Hops News

Hops are the star in many of the big hits of the modern beer world, from Sierra Nevada's iconic Pale Ale through Feral's Hop Hog and Stone & Wood's Pacific Ale, to the outrageously-hopped hazy double and triple IPAs of the 2020s.It's thanks to their punchy flavours and moreish bitterness. But,…

Crafty Crawls: The Barossa News

The Barossa Valley enjoys global fame, known mainly for its bold, rich reds and delicious food offerings. It’s no secret the Valley is stained with shiraz and laced with vineyards that stretch across the Eden Valley, Tanunda, Nuriootpa, Greenock, Angaston as well as the well known Seppeltsfield regions. However,…

More Sober, More Often News

At the start of Dry July, we took a look at the growing number of alcohol-free beers on the market. Three months later, and on the first day of Ocsober, anyone looking to abstain from alcohol while still enjoying a boozey beverage-like experience has even more options to pick from. Modus Operandi…

Postcards from the Edge No.54: So Long, Farewell... News

As with their fellow High Country brewers, the past year has been the toughest imaginable for Bridge Road Brewers. First they suffered through the bushfires, wiping out visitations during the busiest part of the year, before suffering the lockdowns that have impacted Victoria worse than any other…

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…

Tiny Mountain Turns One Event

Geez, Tiny Mountain sure picked a momentous year to be their first one in business. But, hey, they made it and that alone deserves a celebration, so celebrate they shall - and they'd love you to come along. On November 28 and 29 they'll be throwing open the doors to the South Townsville…

Day of the Dead at Tiny Mountain Event

Given that death is arguably the most significant event in one's life, you might as well put a bit of effort into marking it properly. That's where Día de los Muertos come in.  The Mexican Day of the Dead festival is a bright, noisy and colourful celebration of life – quite…

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 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…

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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