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Moffat Beach Brewing Co Brewer

Just because a waterfront brewery is busy doesn’t mean the beer is any good. After all, a view of the ocean can cover a multitude of sins. So, if you were to catch a glimpse of the buzzing crowd at Moffat Beach Brewing’s brewpub on Seaview Terrace, you could be forgiven if you wondered whether the…

Aether Brewing Brewer

“In Greek mythology, Aether is the fifth element, which holds the universe together. Obviously… that’s beer.” When Aether Brewing opened in 2016, it did so in one of Brisbane’s craft beer hubs: the inner suburb of Milton. It was next door to a busy train station, adjacent to a trendy dining…

Moffat Beach Brewing Co (Caloundra) Brewer

Just because a waterfront brewery is busy doesn’t mean the beer is any good. After all, a view of the ocean can cover a multitude of sins. So, if you were to catch a glimpse of the buzzing crowd at [Moffat Beach Brewing’s brewpub](https://craftypint.com/brewery/431/moffat-beach-brewing-co) on Seaview…

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…

Six String Brewing Brewer

If you want an example of the passion that drives the craft beer industry in Australia, look no further than Erina's Six String Brewery. This brewery, set up by longtime friends Chris Benson and Adam Klasterka on the New South Wales Central Coast, is a lesson in following your dream no matter what gets…

Wayward Brewing Co Brewer

For several years Peter Philip was one of Sydney’s most archetypal gypsy brewers. He’d brew small test batches at his house, hoard homebrew, fine-tune recipes then head to a local brewery to borrow a bit of tank space and release a commercial batch under the Wayward Brewing label. He certainly got…

7th Day Brewery Brewer

On the first day, Mike Beresford Jones took up homebrewing because there was a dearth of locally made craft lagers. He began developing a recipe for a quality pilsner, and a handful of local dads who met through their children’s sport would join him each week to drink it in his garage at Curl Curl,…

Inner North Brewing Co Brewer

Inner North Brewing Co’s name might perfectly encapsulate their location, but it’s only one way in which the Melbourne brewers have centred themselves in their community. The small, inner north brewery is found in a Brunswick back street that itself sits off another back street, and since opening…

Jervis Bay Brewing Co Brewer

“There seems to be a growing inclination in Australia to mispronounce the name Jervis Bay. May I please assure you that the correct pronunciation of this word is Jervis and not Jarvis.” - Mr Jervis Manton, 1928. With that out of the way, welcome to Jervis Bay Brewing, the brewery that makes a…

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…

Pirate Life (CUB) Brewer

Pirate Life Brewing’s story is one of the most remarkable in the contemporary Australian beer scene. It's a tale that began in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where two young brewers, Jack Cameron and Jared "Red" Proudfoot, met and honed their brewing skills through apprenticeships for BrewDog. Here, in…

Wheaty Brewing Corps Brewer

In 2003, Jade Flavell, Emily Trott and Liz O’Dea embarked on a mission: to create a pub that served “No crap on tap”. They did it so well that the now iconic Wheatsheaf Hotel – or The Wheaty to friends – is known nationwide for its high calibre brews and top quality service. A visit (or three)…

Alice Springs Brewing Co Brewer

Alice Springs might be a small and isolated town, even by Australia’s exacting standards, but as the gateway to the Red Centre it’s always possessed a unique appeal capable of luring people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life to stop in while enjoying an outback pilgrimage. With Uluru a…

Bacchus Brewing Brewer

When someone asks the Brisbane beer scene at large: “I’m visiting Brisbane. What good beer places should I check out?” you can guarantee: “Go to Bacchus. You won’t regret it.” will be among the responses. Named after the Roman god of strong drink (he’s often referred to as the god of…

Burnley Brewing Brewer

There might be a lot of breweries in Melbourne but there are still ways to stand out. One way is to brew beers that are a little more traditionally-minded than most modern lineups, or you can throw a tonne of hops and adjuncts at beers and spend your time on new ingredients and styles. Alternatively,…

Capital Brewing Co Brewer

As the home of politicians and public servants, Canberra has often suffered from something of an image problem. Yet, despite many Australians’ distaste for the political class (not to mention the city’s many roundabouts), more recently a new image of the nation’s capital has begun to take shape. It…

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…

Hawke's Brewing Brewer

His name’s on the brewery, his face is on the cans, and he was involved in the founding of the business. But Hawke’s Brewing isn’t about Bob Hawke. Well, not really. It’s about what Bob Hawke represents: integrity, generosity, and the fun-loving Aussie spirit. It began in 2015, when Nathan…

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 their 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…

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…

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…

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…

Cupitt's Estate 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…

Dollar Bill Brewing Brewer

It's not easy to bring something new to the Australian beer landscape now that it's populated by hundreds of breweries and you can find quality venues with rotating tap lineups in country towns. But it's fair to say Dollar Bill Brewing have managed to stand out from the crowd from the moment they first…

Reckless Brewing Brewer

When your brewery name is an adjective, you’ve got a question to answer: is it a fitting description of your brewery? So: is Reckless Brewing as reckless as the name suggests? The answer is yes… and no. Yes, because it was started by three friends who threw caution to the wind and entered…

Shark Island Brewing Brewer

Shark Island Brewing Co is proud to be part of the Sutherland Shire. From the fact the brewery itself is named after a reef break just off Cronulla, to the naming of some of its beers – you can hunt down the surf spots that inspired Voodoo IPA, The Point Dark Ale, and Shiprock Hazy Pale Ale –…

Whitelakes Brewing Brewer

Take an easy 40-minute drive south from the Perth CBD and you’ll find Whitelakes Brewing, created via a substantial makeover to the Old Barnyard function centre in Baldivis and launched in July 2016. As with most brewery stories, what seems obvious and fully formed now has roots that stretch back many…

Barossa Valley Brewing Brewer

These days, beer lovers still tend to return from trips to the USA enthused by the beers they've sampled on their travels. But they also know they can lay their hands on some great local brews too. It wasn't always the case, however, as Denham D'Silva learned when he spent time Stateside studying and…

BentSpoke Brewing Co Brewer

To many beer aficionados, for the majority of its life at Canberra House, the Wig & Pen Tavern was synonymous with one thing above all others: the beers of Richard Watkins. The brewer spent 17 years there, twice winning Champion Australian Brewery titles and creating an unrivalled collection of cask…

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…

Fortitude Brewing / Noisy Minor Brewer

Fortitude is one of the four virtues of antiquity. It means strength, endurance and the ability to confront fear, uncertainty and intimidation. Fortitude is steady, reliable and unwavering. Fortitude is solid as a rock… or, in the case of Fortitude Brewing, solid as a mountain. “An accountant…

Sailors Grave Brewing Brewer

Sometimes, even with hindsight, it's hard to work out why some things catch one's eye more than others. Case in point being Sailors Grave Brewing. The Orbost brewery first came to our attention when we spotted a regional newspaper article on Chris and Gab Moore's plans to open a brewery in an historic,…

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…

Willie The Boatman Brewer

The suburb of Tempe, famously known for its IKEA and its location right underneath the final approach to Sydney Airport, has played host to a variety of interesting characters in its long history. William Kerr, Anthony Albanese, Todd Payne, Patrick McInerney and Nick Newey are among them – and, although…

Catchment Brewing Co Brewer

Since opening their doors in November 2015, the Catchment Brewing crew have been asking the question: what does it look like to be part of the eclectic, artistic and historic landscape that makes up West End? With a deeply established arts scene and a blend of cultures, it’s a haven for non-mainstream…

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…

Pikes Beer Company Brewer

The Pike family's story begins a long time ago; indeed, the brewery’s foundations were laid long before any of us were even born. Theirs is a tale of long distance ocean travel, all in the hope of starting life anew in Australia and creating a long lasting legacy. It all began in 1878, when a 41-year-old…

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…

Gage Roads Brewer

Gage Roads might have grown to become one of the country’s largest independent brewing companies, but it’s one with humble beginnings. The WA based operation was established in 2004 by two brothers, John and Bill Hoedemaker, with their original brewery cobbled together from salvaged secondhand equipment…

Cheeky Monkey Brewer

It's not uncommon in the beer world for prospective brewery owners to experience delays. In fact, when someone tells you they're planning to open a brewery in six months it pays to add on another six. At least. Yet, for all the delays faced by breweries across the land, few - if any - can have experienced…

Prickly Moses Brewer

For most people, being in the wettest part of Victoria would be cause for complaint. Not for the team at Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beers, who have an impressive water harvesting system and a pair of 150,000l tanks at his disposal to capture the rain. And it's with this they brew Prickly Moses beers. Initially…

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…

The Uraidla Brewery Brewer

The Adelaide Hills region is a treasure trove of quaint, quirky towns that typically boast little more than a pub, a general store and a post office. These popular towns ooze a certain quiet country charm capable of luring travellers and day-trippers from near and far. One such place is Uraidla,…

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…

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…

Ballistic Beer Co Brewer

When people talk about the growing craft beer scene in Brisbane, more often than not they’re talking about the inner suburbs of Brisbane. Certainly, few, if any, would have expected an award-winning brewery to pop up in Salisbury. It’s in an industrial area, with rows of cloned steel warehouses…

Brewmanity Brewer

The diversity in the backgrounds of those getting involved in the craft beer industry in Australia is a sure sign of its growing popularity and reach. Collaborations have seen everyone from chefs to rock stars to radio stations try their hand at making beer. But there are others taking their involvement…

Coldstream Brewery Brewer

When Coldstream Brewery launched in 2007, the size, shape and character of the local beer world was a long way from where it is today. And, like the roads that lead to the their home in the Yarra Valley, the Coldstream story since then has followed a far from a straight path. Originally brought to…

Holgate Brewhouse Brewer

A genuine one stop shop for the discerning beer tourist, Holgate's Woodend Brewhouse combines a brewery, public bar, restaurant and hotel under a single roof. Just an hour from Melbourne, in the shadow of the Macedon Ranges, you'll to find a bar lined with site-brewed beers on tap, including some hand-pulled…

KAIJU! Beer Brewer

It's well documented that the rise of craft beer and the popularity of hop forward beer styles have led to frequent hop shortages. Globally, the growers of certain New World varieties are unable to keep up with demand. And it's fair to say the situation could be far worse too. How? Well, if every…

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…

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…

Little Creatures Geelong (Lion) Brewer

For a long time, Geelong proved something of a mystery to people in the craft beer world. Despite being a large city only an hour away from Melbourne, the city driving the craft beer revolution in Australia, its people seemed strangely impervious to the lure of the good stuff. A few small breweries came…

Malt Shovel Brewers (Lion) 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,…

NORT Brewer

Your friend catches your eye across the table. “Another beer?” “No reason why not!” She hands you a tinnie of Tropical XPA and grabs her third bottle of Refreshing Ale. You pass her the bottle opener and hear the familiar hiss of the lid, then stick your can in a stubbie cooler and crack…

3 Ravens Brewer

It started off innocently enough as the name of a beer brewed specially for a wedding. But soon 3 Ravens was taking on a life of its own. By 2003, a microbrewery had opened in a warehouse in northern Melbourne, knocking out traditional European beers and putting them into a handful of nearby pubs. Today,…

Margaret River Brewhouse Brewer

Open a brewery. Down South. Somewhere around Margaret River. Yep, that’d be the life. For the three families behind Margaret River Brewhouse (initially called Brewhouse Margaret River), this “If you build it, they will come” tale has become a thriving validation of vision and belief. It’s…

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…

Palace Hotel Venue

The craft beer world abounds with characters, but few with a tale to match that of Billy: Melbourne's ultimate pub dog.  The Staffordshire Terrier has called top craft beer venues like the Great Northern his home in the past. He's had his own Twitter account (as a wine rep) and became the centre…

The Goods Shed Venue

On either side of the border between New South Wales and Victoria, separated by the Murray River, lie the twin towns of Albury and Wodonga. The latter, somewhat unfairly, has always lived in the shadow of the former, being slightly younger, smaller and home to fewer bars.  But, as most younger…

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…

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…

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…

The Catfish Venue

Beer, whisky and blues... what more could anyone want in life? How about authentic Philly Cheese Steaks? No worries. OK, there's more to The Catfish than that, but as a basis for success as a beer bar in inner north Melbourne it works just fine for us. Named after the classic 40s song Catfish Blues,…

The Scratch Venue

Before any other bar in Brisbane offered tastings of their beers; before Queensland had more breweries than people; before your nanna realised her floral print couch was missing… there was The Scratch. Australia was a little late to the game with the craft beer movement, and Queensland was…

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 Woodlands Hotel Venue

Melbourne is home to many a pub – indeed, the city is famous for them – but none feel or look anything like The Woodlands Hotel. For one, there’s not actually many pubs across the city that don’t sit on a corner block, and there are few that cut quite as impressive a figure as The Woodlands does…

Petersham Bowling Club Venue

The Petersham Bowling Club isn't the only one in the country to explore a new direction to find a new lease on life. But this classic bowlo in Sydney's inner west is certainly the first to embrace craft beer so wholeheartedly. Judged from outside, where it sits surrounded by suburban homes, it could…

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…

Newstead Brewing Co Milton Venue

Let’s be painstakingly honest here: in this day and age, most news is not good. This planet has had a rough run since humans worked out how to light shit on fire and there’s only so much flora and fauna you can personally apologise to before you get tuckered out. Which makes good news so much more…

Hopheads VenueBottleshop

While the west of Melbourne is slowly awakening from its craft beer slumber, there's still a good number of suburbs starved of a decent bottleshop or bar where they can find a selection that strays far from the mainstream. For beer lovers around Point Cook, however, the days of being starved of choice…

Otter's Promise VenueBottleshop

Taking a walk down High Street in Armadale, you’d be forgiven if you didn’t expect to find a craft beer venue tucked in among the wedding dress salons. But, where some might see a street that wouldn’t suit such a business, Dan Taranto saw opportunity. After a few years helping to build…

Roxset Australia VenueBottleshop

Roxset Australia is a 100% Australian-owned business that over the past 30 years has been committed to providing customers with custom epoxy flooring coatings and solutions that are of the highest quality and comply with all health and safety standards. Roxset Australia has developed a unique…

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…

Hotel Sweeney's Venue

Some venues surprise you with what they've got hidden away. Hotel Sweeney's is one of those.  On first appearance, everything points towards this being a good ol' fashioned, rough and ready Aussie boozer. In fact, on second appearance things still point that way. But this old Sydney CBD pub has…

Page Bottler Bottleshop

We all know the phrase: “You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.” If you were to apply it to Page Bottler, you could argue it should come with a supplementary warning too: “Or after opening the cover.” Not that there’s anything wrong with the bottleshop’s cover, which comes with some…

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…

Archive Beer Boutique Venue

Travel to Brisbane today and you'll find a thriving craft beer community. There are dedicated beer bars of all shapes and sizes showcasing beers from home and abroad, a growing number of microbreweries - even major beer festivals. It makes the dark and depressing days of 2010/11, when the closure of…

Audacious Monk Cellars VenueBottleshop

Audacious Monk opened in 2016 yet there’s something about the bar and bottleshop that makes it feels timeless. Sitting on what’s quite literally the boundary of Preston and Reservoir, the neighbourhood haunt is the work of David Vass and Caz Scholtz who, after long careers in the alcohol industry,…

Black Hops Brisbane Venue

There’s no denying Black Hops is a Gold Coast brewery: the sunshine and surf and laid back culture of the Coast are in every sip of Black Hops beer. But, when founders Dan, Eddie and Govs launched Black Hops in 2014, it wasn’t at the Gold Coast – it was in a bar in Brisbane, and they’ve…

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…

Brewhouse Brisbane VenueBottleshop

Perched on the cusp of Woolloongabba and South Bank, on the corner of Stanley Street and Annerley Road, Brewhouse Brisbane represents everything a pub should be. There’s no defined or predictable demographic, there are brews to comfort the lager lovers and excite the beer geeks, they show all…

Harvest Cellars Bottleshop

Harvest Cellars is a pretty tight little space. Sure, it occupies a prime spot in Belgrave South, on a roundabout where it can catch the eyes of beer fancying visitors to the Dandenong Ranges and locals on their way home. But, once inside, you'll discover owner Danny Arsic hasn't wasted a millimetre…

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”…

NOLA Adelaide Venue

Swinging jazz beats, Cajun deep fried chicken, Creole soul food, fine whiskies, Louisiana cocktails and 16 rotating taps serving local, interstate and international craft beers: it’s fair to say NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) has brought a heady, intoxicating mix to Adelaide’s now thriving bar scene.…

Freddie Wimpoles Venue

In contemplating what you might look for in a craft beer venue, few people would think to put taxidermied deer heads and political references at the top of their must have list, but St Kilda’s Freddie Wimpoles manages to deliver on both so well that you couldn’t imagine it any other…

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…

Saccharomyces Beer Café Venue

For folks fixated on finding tasty treats, South Brisbane’s Fish Lane is quickly becoming a reliable source. Spanning four blocks back from Grey Street to Manning Street, you could almost forget you’re in Brisbane’s busiest tourist precinct.  The area has undergone a rejuvenation; once dominated…

Sail & Anchor Venue

Where it all began... Any lover of Aussie craft beer worth their salt will be familiar with the story of the Sail & Anchor, the Fremantle venue formerly known as the Freemason's, where a young brewer who was working at the Swan Brewery and a couple of his mates decided to turn the beer world on its head.…

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…

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…

Union Hotel Newtown Venue

For many years there wasn't much to distinguish The Union Hotel from most of the other typical Aussie pubs lining Newtown's famous King Street; big, old, a little worn and with the same beer selection as every other place. These days though, it's a very different story. A family-owned business for just…

Future Mountain Let The Day Begin & Blinking Lights Beer

Future Mountain only launched earlier this year but already they've shown themselves to be an essential local for anyone in Reservoir with even a passing interest in beer and a brewery to watch for fans of delicate but complex barrel-aged beers. These two releases from the brewery might have different…

CoConspirators Brewing The Imposter Beer

To coincide with the first Indie Beer Day, CoConspirators looked to poke some fun at the world’s largest breweries through their new limited release, The Imposter. The West Coast IPA takes aim at big companies that try to look small and the beer's blurb encourages you to look beyond any mustachioed…

Inner North Brewing When Life Gives You Lemongrass… Beer

Inner North Brewing don't just pride themselves as a place for locals to enjoy a beer but the also as an operation that likes to work closely with Brunswick businesses. When Life Gives You Lemongrass… is such a collaboration, first brewed for Sydney Road’s Good Days, a Vietnamese restaurant dedicated…

Slow Lane Brewing 1st Birthday Beers Beer

The first year of life is a wonderful thing. For some, it’s the joy of watching a little sentient mass of meat learn how to cry more and sleep less; for others it’s building a taproom and winning awards. For Slow Lane Brewing, the last 12 months have featured both, although less of the former and…

Feral Brewing Tusk IIPA 2019 Edition Beer

Tusk started life as Australia’s first double IPA, way back in 2003: brash, arrogant and without a dry hop regime in sight, because no one knew what DH or DDH was at the time, but that wasn’t the point. The OG was just big, malty and bitter; a creative endeavour to push things further. A decade later,…

Otherside Brewing Co Experimental Series: Banana Shake IPA Beer

Banana. The word is right there in the title of the beer. But how much banana flavour should one expect? In these hazy days of fruits and hops, when a flavour is right there in the name of the beer, it’s hard to set your expectations as to whether you’re about to experience something soft and subtle…

Rocky Ridge Out Of The Blue Beer

Rocky Ridge owner and head brewer Hamish Coates describes Out of the Blue as the second in a “series of charity beers started with the idea that we should be giving back to the community wherever possible, given the support we receive from our locals.” As with last year’s Sarcoma fundraising…

Barossa Valley Brewing Chocolate Coffee Stout Beer

The Cosmos can work in funny ways. For some reason (it was having the word "segue" pop into my head, if you really want to know), the tasting notes for this beer rapidly started incorporating references to drivetime DJs before moving into Smooth FM territory. Said note-taking done, I picked up the can…

Pirate Life & Ballast Point Trans Pacific Partnership Beer

Given so much of what makes up Pirate Life is inspired by the beers of West Coast USA, there can be few more suitable collaborations for them to enter into than one with a West Coast US icon. Ballast Point was one of the trailblazers of the influential San Diego scene, growing from a small brewery at…

Wayward Brewing Co. All Day Nelson Beer

You don’t want to know what the team at Wayward had to do, who they had to do it to, or how many times they had to do it, in order to get just ten kilograms of Nelson Sauvin hops. This is a New Zealand hop which is so popular and limited in its availability that it’s like brewer’s crack, the kind…

A Day In The Life Of: A Venue Manager News

What's it like to work in the beer industry? As the local beer world expands at a rate of knots, the opportunities grow too. Our Day In The Life Of series aims to give readers a peek behind the scenes to understand what goes into making the industry tick. This time around, the focus is on venue managers,…

A Day In The Life Of: A Beer Rep News

Selling people beer for a living is often seen by those outside the industry as a dream job – what could possibly be better than talking about beer all day to people just as passionate as you are? For the first in our new series in which we peer behind the curtains of the fast-growing craft…

A Day In The Life Of: A Technical Brewer News

"There is always something new and exciting to play with and the list of beers I want to brew is endless. Once you start playing with one ingredient it can lead you down a rabbit warren of other ideas." He works in a small brewery equipped with more bells and whistles than pretty much any of…

A Day In The Life Of A: Senior Brewer News

To know Adrian McNulty is to know why he jumped at the chance to take up the role of Señor Brewer of Moon Dog. The Abbotsford brewery's senior brewer has previously worked for Grand Ridge, Jamieson and 3 Ravens, winning the AIBA Champion Small Brewery title in 2014 at the last of…

A Day in the Life Of: A Draught Beer Specialist News

Stone & Wood's Ed Bodey has a job that not many people could put on their business cards, but one that may become more prevalent in craft beer in the years to come. As their Draught Beer Specialist, he travels the country making sure Stone & Wood's beer comes out of the tap exactly how the brewery…

A Day In The Life Of A Barrel Room: Boatrocker News

During Good Beer Week in May, two pioneers in the area of barrel ageing came together to create a beer. They share much in common. Boatrocker operates what could well be the largest barrel program in the Australian craft beer industry and annually releases an iconic barrel aged imperial stout, Ramjet,…

A Day In The Life Of: A Festival Volunteer News

Beer festivals, for the most part, wouldn’t function without volunteers. It’s that simple. While there’s the romantic notion of volunteers enjoying a beer with brewers at the end of the festival and taking home some of the leftovers (and there’s some truth to this), the reality is usually…

A Day In The Life Of: A Beer Judge News

Next month, brewers and beer experts from across the globe will make their way to Melbourne to take part in the Australian International Beer Awards judging for 2017. It's the second largest beer awards of its kind in the world and leads into one of the biggest celebrations of good beer anywhere in…

A Day In The Life Of A Barrel Room: Goose Island News

For all the hype and noise surrounding the beer it produces, it’s remarkable how quiet Goose Island’s Barrel House is. From the outside it appears so unassuming too. You’d never guess that this single storey warehouse a little west of the Chicago CBD is home to one of America’s largest beer…

A Day In The Life Of: A Hop Farmer News

Much like anything to do with beer, hop harvest at Karridale Cottages and Hop Farm brings together friends and family over a few good beers.  After my “normal” job finished on Friday, I drove south from Perth to Karridale, a town you’ll discover if you travel half an hour beyond its much…

The (Pint of) Origin Story News

The beginnings were pretty inauspicious. Grumblings from some in the Sydney beer scene about Melbourne getting all the good stuff following the surprise success of the first Good Beer Week got me thinking.  "How can we make it easy for brewers all over the country to get involved…

The Crafty Pint’s Top Stories of 2016 News

We've completed our look back at the year just gone via 2016's Best New Beers (according to our panels, at least) and had a look at what the year ahead may hold. But, as the craft beer world prepares to launch into another big year, we've got one more reflective post for you. This time, we take…

The Big Issue: Branding Revisited News

We looked at branding in a Big Issue feature on the site two years ago. But, with so many new businesses entering the market since then, existing ones relaunching and the phenomenal rise of canned beers providing a broader canvas upon which brewers can set artists and designers to work, it's timely…

The Story Of: Korben News

The Story Of... is an occasional series on The Crafty Pint that's traditionally delved into the backstory of iconic and cult beers. It's been a while since we last ran one – and we may well expand it to include more than just beers in the future.For now, however, the series makes a comeback with the…

Who Brews at the Ministry Of Beer? News

While the state's bigger names tend to grab the headlines with their exploits, South Australia has seen a large number of smaller operations come to life in the past couple of years. Among them is the Ministry of Beer. The Barossa Valley brewery was launched by homebrewer Brett Reimann after he realised…

The Business Of Beer: Where To From Here? News

Brewery sales in Australia are nothing new. Well before craft beer was a term, breweries were bought and sold, amalgamated and closed, a situation that ultimately resulted in only a handful of companies brewing all of the country’s beers by the 1970s. More recently, the nature of ownership and…

Beer Swag Day: The Finalists! News

Right then. It's time to hand the reins over to the beer lovers of Australia to select the winner of the ultimate prize from the inaugural Beer Swag Day: the swag full of swag and year of beer! First up, thanks to everyone that got involved. There's the team that turned an idea – put forward…

The Big Issue: Crowdfunding Pt II News

Earlier this week, we ran the first part of our look at crowdfunding in the Australian craft beer world. It's something that has become an increasingly popular method of raising capital, for projects big and small and for both new businesses and those that are already established. Part one looked at…

More On The Pirate Life Sale to AB InBev News

While the reaction to today's announcement that Pirate Life Brewing has been bought by AB InBev may have been tempered somewhat by previous brewery sales and discussion within the industry that the Adelaide-based operation was a likely target for acquisition, it has still sent fresh shockwaves…

The Crafty Pint's Top Stories Of 2017 News

We live in an era in which much traditional media is dying a slow, drawn out death and a new form of media, in which journalism is less important than eyeballs, pageviews and clicks, is taking over. As respected guardians of the art of journalism scramble to survive – weighing up the risks of a paywall…

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…

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…

The Hoppier Side of Life at Brewhouse Brisbane (QLD) Event

Want to get your hop fix from south of the Queensland border? Well, Brewhouse Brisbane has you covered.  This is a weekend that's all about bringing you the freshest and the hoppiest NSW has to offer. Over two days Brewhouse is showcasing hoppy good stuff from their friends across the border.  In…

Take A Tour of the USA's Finest Craft Breweries Event

It's fair to say that without the explosion of craft beer in the US over the past three decades or so, the beer landscape in Australia, even globally, wouldn't look anything like it does today.Sure, brewers there took inspiration from much of what had gone before – and still do – but the way in which…

International IPA Day Masterclass at Modus Operandi Event

If you're planning on taking part in International IPA Day this year, do it the right way with some of the best local versions you'll find courtesy of the crew at Modus Operandi.  They just happen to have five different IPAs pouring at the moment – two limited releases in the CCC and Wippa…

The Dark Side of Beer 3 at The Alehouse Project Event

“Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely.” So goeth the words of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, but it's highly unlikely she was talking about beer. However, we are – and an awful lot of good, dark beer at that. Form Monday 13 July through to Sunday 26 July, The…

Dark Side of the Plate: Dark Beer Degustation at Benjamin on Franklin Event

The South Australian brewing scene certainly is bounding along. What was only a handful of small brewers has recently become an overflowing bucket, and the team at the Benjamin on Franklin are doing their part o help it along. On Thursday, August 6, they're hosting a dark beer dinner with a difference…

Into The Barrel 2017 at Carwyn Cellars (VIC) Event

Just when you start to think the folks at Carwyn Cellars couldn't possibly raise the bar any higher, they go and announce the lineup for their 2017 Into The Barrel event. It is, to put it mildly, epic.  Over the course of nine days, beginning August 5, they'll be tapping no less than 30 barrel…

Start Of Spring Carnival At The BentSpoke Cannery (ACT) Event

If you're sick of sheltering from the cold for the last few months, this is for you - BentSpoke are opening up their Cannery to the public for the Start of Spring Carnival. It's a family and dog friendly day in the sun to raise funds to protect wildlife. Do your part to help threatened species…

Fountain of Hoppiness 2016 at The Wheaty (SA) Event

We've had IPA Day., now comes IPA month. At least, it does at The Wheaty where spring brings with it the Fountain of Hoppiness.  As in previous years, a whole font – almost half of the Thebarton pub's taps – will be turned over to a huge range of…

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