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Reub Goldberg Brewing Machine Brewer

An epic cycling trip from Alaska to Costa Rica, visiting 150 breweries along the way, was all it took to convince partners Billy Barneston and Anna Suthers to start a brewery of their own. Travelling more than 9,000 kilometres through nine countries provided them not only with an impressive amount of…

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…

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…

Black Brewing Co Brewer

Born out of a passionate backyard brewing project in suburban Perth, Black Brewing Co has its roots firmly planted in the ethos of “making good booze and having fun” and continues to do business with this in mind at its Caves Road home in Margaret River. The brewery shares a name with one of world’s…

Hemingway's Brewery Port Douglas Brewer

What happens when two fishing mates return to the marina after chasing marlin all day and find there's nowhere to sit and enjoy a good craft beer while telling tales of the one that got away? They simply decide to fix the problem by building their own brewpub at the marina. It took co-owners Tony…

Batch Brewing Co Brewer

When you can include wild fermentation, trophy winning beers, a bottleshop that brews and a brewery that distills, there’s merit to the argument that Sydney’s Inner West is home to the most interesting concentration of beer businesses in Australia. Yet, as recently as 2012 there was just one independent…

Foreigner Brewing Co Brewer

There’s something uniquely appealing about a brewery that brings together the traditions of the Czech Republic with contemporary Melbourne. Historically speaking, the former is the birthplace of pilsners and considered one of the most important beer cultures in the world. While Melbourne doesn’t…

BrewSmith Brewer

Like many who have gone before him, Adrian MacGeraghty’s drinking journey began with things such as cleanskin wine and the homebrew attempts of his buddies. While those endeavours weren’t quite exciting enough to truly kickstart his own homebrewing adventures, in 2011 he and his wife Carolyn decided…

Sauce Brewing Co Brewer

With the Australian beer industry’s rapid growth, its propensity for attracting interesting individuals and the fact that you get to spend a lot of time drinking beer, it’s easy to understand why so many people are ditching successful careers in other, often more lucrative, fields to pursue a dream…

Stomping Ground Brewing Co Brewer

It is a little known piece of Australian brewing history that, in the late 1800s, the Collingwood neighbourhood had as many as 40 breweries, the highest density ever in Australia, before amalgamations and buyouts saw them all closed by the early 1900s. While this little slice of history is not often…

Pumpyard Bar & Brewery / Dovetails Restaurant Venue

On the corner of Limestone and Ellenborough Streets is a complex of stately red brick buildings. These heritage listed behemoths were built a century ago to house the Technical College, but they’re now a precinct offering some of the best food and drink in Ipswich. Walking between these tall buildings…

The Taphouse Venue

How do you balance a legacy with the need to change? It’s a fairly heavy question – not least when it concerns a beer bar – but some things carry a bit more weight than others. This place is one of them. Some of it gets tied up with the building itself, simply because it’s really old – about…

Mr West VenueBottleshop

Every now and then, a new venue comes along that feels like an instant classic. Welcome to Mr West, Footscray’s latest ode to craft beer, wine, spirits and good times. While housed in an unassuming stretch of the pedestrianised Nicholson Street Mall, as soon as you climb the stairs to the first floor…

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,…

Tippler's Tap South Bank Venue

When Tippler’s Tap opened in 2012, it was a hidden gem, a destination for the initiated. While everyone else was dancing to Gangnam Style and learning how to use Snapchat, the craft beer cognoscenti were huddled in dim corners, eating baskets of chicken wings and drinking tulips of imperial stout from…

Great Ocean Road Brewhouse Venue

Drinking locally brewed craft beer in the heart of a “paradise by the sea" would be a dream holiday for many people. And, since 2015, it’s a dream that’s been a reality for the streams of tourists travelling the Great Ocean Road each year.  The Great Ocean Road Brewhouse, situated on the…

BrewSmith Venue

Like many who have gone before him, Adrian MacGeraghty’s drinking journey began with things such as cleanskin wine and the homebrew attempts of his buddies. While those endeavours weren’t quite exciting enough to truly kickstart his own homebrewing adventures, in 2011 he and his wife Carolyn decided…

Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall Venue

It is a little known piece of Australian brewing history that, in the late 1800s, the Collingwood neighbourhood had as many as 40 breweries, the highest density ever in Australia, before amalgamations and buyouts saw them all closed by the early 1900s.  While this little slice of history isn't…

Beer DeLuxe Darling Harbour Venue

Beer DeLuxe has come a long way from its roots in Melbourne, both literally and figuratively. The flagship Fed Square venue has long been a beacon for beer lovers, having achieved everything from being awarded Australia's Best Beer List to becoming Good Beer Week's Festival Hub. When new owners took…

Uncle Hops Venue

A few years ago, if you’d suggested a classic old pub like Newtown’s Bank Hotel would have a dedicated bar serving only craft beer, the idea would have been lumped in with the other nonsense ramblings you’re accustomed to hearing from the suburb’s cerebrally unsound street preachers. But it’s…

Homestead Brewery New Zealand Session Ale Beer

The second new release from Homestead in a fortnight is their New Zealand Session Ale. Brewer Justin Bishop was looking to create a session ale packed with plenty of flavour to accompany their existing mid-strength Golden Eagle Australian Ale on tap. In doing so, Imperial's Citrus yeast was used…

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…

Grifter Brewing Co Serpent's Kiss (New Version) Beer

We’ve told parts of the story of Serpent’s Kiss, Grifter’s famed watermelon pilsner, before. It started out in 2015 as a collaboration with Frankie’s Pizza for Sydney Craft Beer Week. When it proved so popular Grifter was persuaded to brew it again in 2016, a collective groan arose from the brewers…

Moon Dog Edie's IPA Beer

If there's one thing the team at Moon Dog loves as much as beer, it's dogs. There's one in the brewery name, usually at least one hanging around the brewery, heaps of them in various events they sponsor and, now, a whole series of IPAs dedicated to them. Well, to the brewery dogs specifically. Edie…

Stomping Ground & BOB Bar Laughing Matter Beer

At the rate they've been going in their first couple of years of existence, forging partnerships left, right and centre across Melbourne, there's a good chance that, come 2030, the city will have been renamed Stomping Ground and we'll be living in some sort of Being John Malkovich-esque reality. The…

Fixation Brewing Dew Respect & Max Volume IIIPA Beer

The new beers (well, IPAs) continue to hit the taps at Fixation's Incubator home thick (well, often hazy, at least) and fast, so much so it can be hard to keep tabs. Newcomers for spring 2019 include a melon milkshake IPA and the brewery's biggest beer to date, an 11 percent-plus triple IPA. The first…

Little Bang Brewing Schwang Tangerine Sour Beer

Little Bang love to embark on a series with their beers and have a couple on rotation that focus on two of the styles *du jour*: the SNEIPAs (sour NEIPA) and the Schwangs. Both favour fruity, sour compositions but are very different stylistically. The first Schwang to make it into a can is the original…

Black Brewing & Old Faithful Faithfully Yours Beer

What better way to show beer how much you love it than showering it in rose petals? That's what happened when Tim "Gunslinger" Hoskins from Black Brewing and Amos "The Beer Walrus" from Old Faithful in Perth's CBD got together to create their latest collaboration, Faithfully Yours. The idea was to…

Staves Brewery Vienna Lager & Brut IPA Beer

Staves installed a couple of double-sized fermenters in summer 2018/19, which doubled the brewpub's capacity. Since these bigger tanks can now take some of the pressure off the core range, the other fermenters have been freed up for more rotating of styles, old and new, across the taps. If you’re…

Batch Brewing Co Vapor Trails Beer

Batch’s Sydenham home has the dubious honour of being right underneath the final approach to Sydney Airport. As a consequence, conversation is often interrupted as a jumbo jet flies overhead, rumbling deeply and temporarily blocking out the sun, casting an eerie shadow over the brewery for just a second.…

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…

Who Brews Homestead Beers? News

It’s a Sunday afternoon in the Swan Valley and I'm at Mandoon Estate, the spectacular home of the winery of that name and Homestead Brewery. The latter have been pouring beers and ciders for the thousands that pass through every week since late 2014, and the aim now is to spread their wings…

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…

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Brunswick Beer Collective News

In what’s become an extension of The City Lane, an online travel, food and culture magazine, the Brunswick Beer Collective have been podcasting about beer and not-beer for the past four years, mostly from The Alehouse Project in, you guessed it, Brunswick, Melbourne. Aside from the banter, they also…

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…

Crafty Crawls: North By North East News

Unless you've been living on a remote island free from any form of outside communication, you'll be well aware the craft beer revolution has not so much descended on Brisbane as started to devour it whole.  The past few years have given rise to a haven of breweries, crafty bottleshops…

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…

Getting Blind With Crafty: XPAs News

When we held our last blind tasting – a look at New England style IPAs – it was noticeable just how much discussion took place before, during and after the beers were presented. It went on longer and delved deeper than in any of the previous Getting Blind With Crafty tastings we've held…

Hard Times News

The growing prominence of mid-strengths, fruit sours and even low bitterness juicy IPAs suggests the ever-expanding mass of Aussies who prefer their beers crafty place great value on characteristics such as refreshment and easy-going quaffability. So, could we see a rise in the popularity…

Brew & A: Mick O'Rance News

When Sunday Road first fired up their brewery in February, it was the culmination of a long road for Brad Walker.  A long-term homebrewer, Brad had hoped to find a home for his venture in Sydney's south far earlier but, unable to find the right site, he instead turned to gypsy brewing and released…

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…

Kveik – Something Borrowed, Something True Blue News

In this article, we delved into the history of the Norwegian farmhouse yeast kveik. It's a recent arrival on these shores and one that's set to cause a stir thanks to its rather incredible properties: capable of fermenting at a whopping 40C or taking a mere 24 to 48 hours to finish fermenting.  Yet…

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Beer Thread News

In a seemingly perfect confluence of day-to-day digital design, an insatiable appetite and means to acquire normally unassailable beers while building a sizeable online community, Leon Perkin has woven one of Australian most recognisable Instagram beer accounts.  While all of this is important,…

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…

Beer Nuts: Deb Lieu News

As Australia's beer scene continues expanding and maturing and more money pours into the industry, there's still no shortage of people driven purely by passion to make their own unique mark. Sure, you'll find high net worth individuals investing in breweries but longtime homebrewers…

Who Brews On Kangaroo Island? News

When travelling to a destination named Kangaroo Island one would expect to see kangaroos. And, of course, one does, along with seals, penguins, goannas, remarkable rocks, vibrant blue beaches and the many other attractions that keep tourists busy.  What you're less likely to expect in a…

All In Goodieson Time News

There's been plenty of buzz around the South Australian craft beer scene in recent years – and with good reason too. Not only has the state experienced rapid growth in breweries as well as the arrival of some fine beer venues, but some of its breweries have gone on to garner national attention. One…

Behind The Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers Of 2018 News

The results of the third GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers were announced at the weekend. Our Man In NZ, Jono Galuszka, spoke to some of the people making the stories in this year's poll. McLeod's The scent of hazy hoppy things has truly entranced New Zealand beer drinkers, with the broad style making…

New Year. Lucky Beer News

New Year’s Eve may feel like a distant memory for many Australians but for the team at Temple it’s fast approaching. In the lead up to Chinese New Year, which in 2019 lands on February 5 and ushers in the Year of the Pig, the brewery has created 888, a mandarin saison and “lucky ale”. Connecting…

Worldwide to Westside Aviation Project: Other Half Brewing & Cloudwater (VIC) Event

The Worldwide To Westside Aviation Project is back for its second instalment at the end of March when Mr West invites New York's Other Half Brewing to take over the taps. UPDATE: Now Cloudwater is joining the party – yes, the much-lauded UK maestros will be calling in armed with kegs flown in especially. The…

Dollar Bill Tap Takeover At Uitgang Bar (VIC) Event

Of all the breweries to appear in Victoria in the past couple of years, few come with as colourful a backstory as Dollar Bill. The family-run, Ballarat-based operation focuses on mixed and wild fermentation, fruit beers and barrels – creating both beer and cider –and you can learn more about Fiona…

Father's Day Gift Ideas 2018 Event

Looking for something for the beer loving dad in your life? Well, we're here to help... Here's some ideas – plus a couple of competitions – to help raise a smile when you celebrate the father(s) in your life on September 2. MIX IT UP WITH CBCo   Sick of being greeted with a fridge…

Keg Bottle Can Launch Party At Tallboy & Moose (VIC) Event

Keg Bottle Can celebrates the best of Australian craft beer, from easy-to-drink crisp lagers and pale ales to stouts, porters and sours.  Written by award-winning beer writer and all round nice guy Luke Robertson, the book will explore 150 Australian brews, organised by beer-drinking…

Wolf Of The Willows Brut IPA Launch At The Local Taphouse (VIC) Event

Still drinking New Englands? Move on, there's a new IPA in town. Originating in San Francisco and quickly spreading across America, hop champagne is here.  Scott and the team from Wolf of the Willows, in collaboration with leading Australian podcast Ale of a Time, have created a…

Drinking For a Cause At Jimmy's Tap & Barrel (VIC) Event

If you want to support a great cause while enjoying good beer, join Jimmy's Tap & Barrel as they host a charity event to raise money for the Cerebral Palsy Support Network. The organisation provides assistance to young people with cerebral palsy and their families, giving them the…

Royal Beer Awards Judging Masterclasses (WA) Event

Join some good people drinking some bad beer as WA Beer Week hosts a masterclass for professional brewers, judges, industry folk and amateur brewers who are looking to sharpen their palates, seek better balance, find faults and technically evaluate their beer.  Run by beer educator and certified…

Bendigo Beer Home Brew Competition (VIC) Event

Got something bubbling away that you reckon is worthy of a wider audience? Get involved with this year's Bendigo Beer Home Brew Comp at Goldmines Hotel and you could see your recipe scaled up and sold commercially – just one of several sweet prizes organised by the good folk doing good things…

Hop Nation Tap Showcase at Noble Hops (NSW) Event

They may have put hops in their name and initially forged their name through hoppy beers, but Hop Nation has begun building a rather more expansive range of beers. And if you're in Sydney and keen to try a bunch of them, The Noble Hops is the place to be on June 24 as they bring in the regulars and…

Ale Stars at Local Taphouse St Kilda feat. Balter (VIC) Event

The monthly Ale Stars evening at The Local Taphouse is one of Australia's most beloved regular beer events. Attracting a mixture of beer lovers, both old and new, it's a fun and interesting way to learn about everyone's favourite beverage. Based on a different theme every month - usually a…

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