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Nomad Brewing Brewer

When you hear the word “nomad”, what do you think of? A nomadic tribe wandering across a desert with a caravan of camels in tow? Grey nomads crossing the Nullarbor in a caravan, collecting souvenir teaspoons along the way? Or an independent brewery that was conceived in Italy, has a head brewer from…

SURE Brewing Brewer

“Fancy a beer?” “Sure!” “OK if my mate joins us?” “Sure!” Language is a wonderful thing, capable of expressing so many sentiments, alive with nuance, and so essential to pretty much every element of human life we’d be lost without it. And, as four letter words go, “sure”…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bells Beach Brewing Brewer

Bells Beach’s surfing credentials are known far and wide. The Rip Curl Pro has been held there continuously since the 1960s and tourists regularly flock to the beach – and the surrounding Surf Coast region – for a dip, surf and wipe out. However, as anyone who’s spent time there over the years…

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…

Range Brewing Brewer

Some people said it would never work. You can’t have a successful brewery in Australia without a core range, they said. A core range is how you build a following of loyal customers, they said. But the team at Range Brewing have never had a problem finding people to drink their beer. Since day…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Felons Brewing Co Brewer

It’s the 1820s: Four convicts from Sydney are the first westerners to stumble upon the Brisbane River after bad weather seriously messes with their navigation. Fast forward more than a century to the 1930s: The Howard Smith Wharves and the Story Bridge are constructed to provide relief work during…

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…

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…

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…

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 –…

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…

Mismatch Brewing Co Brewer

Bringing together a bunch of seemingly mismatched people to start a business might not seem the smartest of ideas. But take a look at where Mismatch Brewing Company – and its associated operations – sits today and you’d have to conclude the founders were onto a good thing. Mismatched they might…

Sobremesa Fermentary & Blendery Brewer

It is, without a doubt, the kind of thing that can elevate the small moments in life into something special. I’m talking about that period towards the end of a meal with mates: the food has been served and enjoyed and you’re relaxing around the table – talking, catching up, taking pure pleasure…

Tiny Mountain (Lion/Kirin) Brewer

The residents of Townsville are generally straight shooters who call it like it is. (They literally live in a place called towns-ville, after all.) But when it comes to Castle Hill, the natural landmark that stands proudly in the middle of town, some of the locals have taken to calling it a “tiny mountain”…

Venom Brewing Brewer

The first time we encountered Joel Drysdale, he was walking up the path to Crafty Towers bearing a four-pack of Moo Brew Imperial Stout bottles. As introductions go, it's up there. Later, we crossed paths regularly in his guise as "The Beer Dude" for Tooborac Hotel & Brewery, charged with getting the…

Balter Brewing (CUB/Asahi) Brewer

To balter is to dance artlessly without particular skill or grace, but usually with enjoyment. It’s also the name of the Gold Coast brewery opened by a quartet of Australian surfing legends and some mates, with a trophy-winning brewer at the helm to ensure that when it comes to the beers there’s…

Eumundi Brewery (Lion/Kirin) Brewer

For a small town in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Eumundi’s name is surprisingly well known. People come from far and wide for its massive twice-weekly markets, where vivid artworks, handcrafted textiles, sustainable goods and alternative remedies are available as far as the eye can see. The artistic…

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…

Parched Brewery Brewer

When Parched opened their doors in West End in December 2021, they were opened to trials and tribulations. Not only was it a time when the pandemic was being especially prickly to hospo, but within months of the brewery’s opening the lower level of the venue disappeared underwater in the floods. It…

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…

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…

Sydney Brewery Brewer

There are plenty of breweries in Sydney. But there’s only one Sydney Brewery. In some ways, the folks at Sydney Brewery have flown under the radar for a while: perhaps because they were comfortably servicing their own venues and a number of Rydges hotels; perhaps because their beers were previously…

White Bay Beer Co Brewer

White Bay is an area that holds both industrial behemoths and a Hollywood film location, so it stands to reason White Bay Beer Co would capture that blend of character - down to earth, but not without sophistication. The brewery’s logo shows the twin smokestacks of the abandoned White Bay Power…

Benchwarmer Venue

When you’re located in a part of Melbourne that’s rich when it comes to excellent cafés but relatively sparse on the craft beer front, it suggests two things. Firstly: it’s an area where people like to enjoy a quality drink as they catch up with friends. Secondly: if they like catching up over…

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…

Felons Barrel Hall Venue

Felons Barrel Hall shares some characteristics with the Felons Brewing venue next door, some characteristics with the beer halls of Germany, and some characteristics with other local breweries’ barrel venues. And yet it’s distinctly unlike all of them. Where else can you get a Munich-style Helles…

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…

Hopheads Yarraville VenueBottleshop

Yarraville is the kind of Melbourne suburb that’s long had a village feel about it. The historic buildings along Anderson and Ballarat Streets turn the area’s beating heart into a place where shopping or sipping a coffee feels akin to visiting a candlestick maker at some point early in the last century.  While…

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…

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 Woolhouse Venue

This small bar pouring 14 taps of independent beer and cider isn’t in Melbourne. Nor is it even in Victoria; it’s a kilometre over the NSW border as the crow flies (or two kilometres for those of us who aren’t crows). But The Woolhouse is an oasis of good beer in Albury, a kind of outpost…

Republic Tavern Venue

In a city that feels close to bursting with craft beer, it takes a bit of effort and invention to stand out. Setting up shop in a part of town that’s gone without good beer is one way to do it, as too is creating a unique drinking experience. When they opened the doors to Republic Tavern in September…

The Ambrose Bar Venue

The humble golf club, not a place usually synonymous with craft beer. That said, do golfers like a beer? It’s a resounding yes on that. But what do they like drinking? Fiona Williams, manager at the Ambrose Bar set out to find out. First established in 1926 in a small shed on the outskirts of Toowoomba,…

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…

Burnley Brewing Freundschaftsbezeugung Beer

Following the success of Zusammengehörigkeitsgefühl, Burnley Brewing have welcomed Freundschaftsbezeugung for 2022. OK, you may have questions about those statements and that’s fine. After COVID scuppered their Oktoberfest last year, the Melbourne brewery decided to release multiple packs of traditional…

Hawke's Brewing Legend IPA 2022 Beer

In the lead up to the last Federal Election, the passing of Bob Hawke caused the party he once led to rein in the intensity of their campaigning as they paid respects to a Labor – and Australian – great. As the big day approaches in 2022, they'll be hoping the emergence of the third Legend IPA bearing…

Mr Banks Super Secret Beer Drinking Beer Competition Beer

They'll throw any amount of hops at hazies, fruit at sours and adjuncts at stouts but, when it comes to lagers, Mr Banks tend to keep things simple and let the classic styles stay, well, classic. Oktoberfest is a fitting time to be brewing traditional lagers too, and Mr Banks have set their classically-minded…

Batch Brewing Co Juicy Boys & Island Style Beer

Bring on the fruit; bring on the juice. Batch NEIPA **Juicy Boys** has been described by one Untappd user as “fruity as all hell,” and they’re not wrong. In the aroma, a wallop of tropical fruit salad joins with the richness of dark brown sugar, but the molasses character recedes once you start…

Indian Ocean Brewing Hop Mess Beer

Anyone drinking in Perth at the moment might fear they're about to be consumed by a wave of double IPAs, in this case labelled IIPA. Here, Indian Ocean joins the high ABV swell of contenders with a decidedly old school take and, as they say, “make a solid beer with enough hearty constitution to stand…

Little Bang Brewing Ira Beer

There might be debate as to whether the Little Bang duo, a pair that moved from designing video game characters to beers, are nerds or geeks, but a desire to put Ira on a can suggests they know where they sit. According to the label, the bespectacled redhead "doesn't go for sports, he's not interested…

Wheaty Brewing Corps Indy Beer

When thousands of homebrewers descend on your home town for their large annual conference, you're almost duty bound as a busy brewpub operator to create an interesting beer for them. ANHC 5 took place in Adelaide in 2016 and, as a major sponsor, the Wheaty Brewing Corps was put in charge of brewing the…

Vale Brewing EXP #009: Pineapple Saison Beer

As sponsors of Adelaide's inaugural Cheesefest, Vale Brewing figured they should flex their muscles and create a new beer for the event. The result was a Pineapple Saison, the latest entry in their ever colourful EXP series of one-off, experimental brews. They'd been playing around with fruit additions…

Little Creatures East Kent Goldings Beer

hey seem to like bucking the trend at Little Creatures. First their Pale (or Live as it was then) introduced the Aussie beer drinking world to US style hoppy pales. And now, while everyone else is using their limited releases to create something wild and crazy, they're firing out rather more traditional…

Black Brewing Lager Beer

Black’s Lager is everything it claims to be on the label – "crisp, clean, dry" – however, there is subtle nuance and technique for the observant to unearth. Aromas of sweet malt, muted citrus and faint floral characters lead to similar flavours. The double decoction mash technique and Spalt hops…

Drinking In Style: Imperial Stouts News

Here at The Crafty Pint, we’re not afraid of doing things arse about face. Avid followers will be aware that we usually preface each of our Blind Tasting Panels with an article by resident Beer Scholar Chris Brady. However, prior to the last one, he was busy moving house with young family in tow,…

Drinking In Style: Amber and Red Ales News

In order to keep pace with the Crafty Pint Tasting Panel, this month'€™s instalment of Drinking In Style takes a look at two styles named for their respective hues: amber and red. If only there were a green ale to complete a brewer's traffic light… Amber Ale Amber ales are yet another gift…

Drinking In Style: Golden Ales News

With summer approaching, we decided to look at the lighter end of the beer spectrum for our next Blind Tasting. As such, we opted for a rather loose collection of beers that fall under the Golden / Summer Ale bracket. And, as usually happens in these circumstances, we sent resident Beer Scholar Chris…

Drinking In Style: IPA News

Before we publish the results of part two of our IPA blind tasting, our Resident Beer Scholar, Chris Brady, returns with another of his journeys back in time. Here, he goes back to the earliest days of the India pale ale styles, busts a few myths and finishes up back in the present day, where hop…

Drinking In Style: Pale Lagers News

Tomorrow, we'll publish the results of the final blind tasting of the year. We lined up a collection of mostly Australian pale lagers, a style that's growing in popularity among smaller brewers. Before we reveal who came out on top, Resident Beer Scholar Chris Brady delves into beer's multifarious past…

Drinking In Style: Saisons News

Want to know a little more about the beers you love? Then read on, as Crafty’s resident “beer dork” Chris Brady (his words, not ours) kicks off what will be regular features looking at the beers of the world. Kicking it off is a look at Saisons. Picture the scene. The sun is hot in a cloudless…

Drinking In Style: Christmas Beers News

On the eve of our final Blind Tasting of 2013, resident Beer Scholar Chris Brady has taken another delve into the past so he can deliver another sermon of style. This time we’re looking at Christmas beers because, well, because it’s Christmas. The following piece is actually an updated version of…

Drinking In Style: English Ales News

As ever when we convene a Blind Tasting Panel, we ask our resident beer scholar, Chris Brady, a home brewing pasta maker turned brewer at Holgate Brewhouse, to give us some insight into the style being tackled. Our most recent panel looked at English ales, which initially sounds like a ridiculous thing…

Drinking In Style News

As long term readers of The Crafty Pint will know, we try and keep things as light and breezy as we can. Where possible, we avoid getting too technical or nerdy (although there are those that argue the very fact it is a site about craft beer means it instantly qualifies as beer nerdy…) and look…

Drinking In Style: Porter News

After a rather lengthy break, we reconvened the Crafty Pint Blind Tasting Panel at the weekend for a look at porters. As ever, before publishing the results, here we have our Resident Beer Scholar, Chris Brady, delving back into the beer’s colourful and myth-riddled past to ascertain just what it is…

Drinking in Style: Brown Ales News

After a brief post-Good Beer Week hiatus, the Crafty Pint Blind Tasting Panel returned this week and with it our regular series looking at beer styles is back. Crafty Towers' resident beer scholar (he’s asked we refrain from using “Beer Dork”) Chris Brady has donned cloth cap, put a whippet on…

Australia's Generation XPA News

They're probably not t-shirt worthy nor tattoo-able, they're more consumed than rated online, and the one in your hand is very likely core range rather than limited release too. Yet XPAs are one of the most widely available, and commonly brewed, beer styles in Australia, with…

Drinking in Style: American Pale Ales News

With Good Beer Week imminent, we figured we should do a Pint of Origin style face-off for the next Crafty Pint Blind Tasting Panel. So later today, the motley crew of brewers (amateur and professional), beer reps, writers and beer lovers will gather at Crafty Towers to pit a selection of Australian pales…

A Hazy Shade Of Pale News

There was a time not that long ago when people in the know questioned whether the rapid rise of hazy beers – then predominantly IPAs – would prove to be a mere fad or something more permanent. I guess we know the answer now: this juice train has plenty of steam. It might have been…

Ten Years Of Crafty: Changing Tastes News

If you were an Aussie who was into beer in 1970 – and we don't mean the mere act of drinking it – your options were, let's face it, pretty limited. Unless you looked beyond these shores, you were faced with a choice of 23 breweries producing mostly similar beers. And if you were that same Aussie…

Shut Up And Drink Your Dessert: Pastry Beers Part 2 News

In part one of this deep dive into the world of pastry beers, we looked at what they are, where they came from, and how they’re made. In part two, we’ll explore why they’re so appealing and who’s drinking them; what brewers are trying to achieve with pastry beers, and how they’d respond…

Getting Blind With Crafty: How We Judge – 2021 Update News

We've been conducting blind tastings at The Crafty Pint since late 2012, both in-house and as public events across the country. They're always a lot of fun, frequently enlightening, and provide a great workout for the senses. As we get them underway for 2021, we've tweaked the way we source and judge…

Shut Up And Drink Your Dessert: Pastry Beers Part 1 News

Sweet, thick beers that taste like dessert used to be few and far between, but now it feels like they're everywhere. In part one of this two-parter, we’re looking at: what are pastry beers, where did they come from, and how are they made? In part two, we’ll explore who’s drinking them and…

Drinking History News

An invitation to contribute information on the Australian Sparkling Pale Ale style to a show on America's Brewing Network led one Sydney man on a voyage of discovery. Home brewer of 18 years Peter Symons (pictured above at the Noel Butlin Archive in 2012) decided to delve further into Australia's brewing…

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…

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…

International IPA Day at Beer DeLuxe Event

Given it's the style of beer that's probably done more than any other to drive the current explosion of craft beer worldwide, it's only right that the IPA now has its own day, courtesy of a group of beer lovers in the States. It's come a long way from its early days as a highly hopped beer designed…

Ale Stars at Local Taphouse Darlinghurst feat. Historical Styles Event

Fancy taking a trip around the beer world, sipping on some of the finest brews to be found in this fair land, with experts on hand to guide your every step and plenty of good company to keep you entertained?Why, of course you do!And that's pretty well what you get with the Ale Stars session at The…

Beer Judging & Evaluation at Aunty Jacks Event

There are few occasions where drinking beer at 10am on a Saturday leads to long-term positive outcomes, but here's one for the books.  On April 2, the education-focused arm of Ballarat's Aunty Jacks will be hosting a Beginners Guide to Beer Evaluation session where their top-notch…

Philippines Disaster Donation Night at 2 Brothers Beerhall Event

With the aid efforts to rebuild vast swathes of the Philippines set to run and run, a Victorian brewery is asking people to help raise funds by doing what they do best: drinking. [2 Brothers](/beer/brewery/2-brothers/) is inviting people to head to its Beerhall in Moorabbin on November 28 and drink…

Red Duck Tasting at Purvis Beer Event

Don't just start your weekend in style - start it in multiple styles. This week's free Friday tasting at [Purvis Beer Richmond](/beer/bottleshop/purvis-beer-richmond/) features a number of beers from the ever-expanding and rather kaleidoscopic range from Ballarat's [Red Duck](/beer/brewery/red-duck-brewery-provedore/). Rock…

The Catfish's 1st Birthday Weekend incl the Poker Bar Game Event

Since taking over the site formerly known as Gertrude's Brown Couch in Fitzroy, the team at The Catfish has enjoyed a pretty damn good time. In fact, such has been the way they've hit the ground running with their combo of great beer, spirits, rockin' tunes and Philly cheesesteaks.In fact, such has been…

Ale Stars at Local Taphouse Darlinghurst feat. Doctor's Orders Event

Fancy taking a trip around the beer world, sipping on some of the finest brews to be found in this fair land, with experts on hand to guide your every step and plenty of good company to keep you entertained? Why, of course you do! And that's pretty well what you get with the Ale Stars session at…

Ale Stars at Local Taphouse Darlinghurst Event

Fancy taking a trip around the beer world, sipping on some of the finest brews to be found in this fair land, with experts on hand to guide your every step and plenty of good company to keep you entertained? Why, of course you do! And that's pretty well what you get with the Ale Stars session…

Pint of Origin 2022 Event

Pint of Origin returns this May, bringing the world of beer to Melbourne for a tenth time. The hugely popular event – first introduced by The Crafty Pint at Good Beer Week 2012 – runs from May 20 to 28, 2022. Seventeen craft-focused bars and pubs across the Victorian capital will be hosting…

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