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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…

Deeds Brewing Brewer

When Deeds Brewing fired up their Glen Iris brewhouse in the first half of 2019, it was the end of a long journey for Pat Alé and Dave Milstein. The seeds of the idea to build a brewery together had first been planted way back in 2003 when they attended university together and started spitballing…

Eumundi Brewery 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…

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…

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…

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…

Dirty Pennies Venue

Amid the myriad sandstone facades of Murray Street, an old pub has been reimagined as a new venue for Hobart’s craft beer drinkers. The venue has an impressive history: until the recent change, it had been trading as the Victoria Tavern for 180 years. Now it’s been renamed Dirty Pennies, and the…

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,…

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…

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…

Nomad Brewing Budgy Smuggler Pale Ale Beer

This beer is beautiful inside and out - a series of eye-catching label designs on a deliciously drinkable beer. You might even say this beer’s got the whole package. *[And you had the gall to accuse me of making dad jokes earlier - Editor]* For context, this beer is the collaboration between Nomad…

Rocks Brewing Short Session IPA Beer

Short Session started life as a small batch trial as a session IPA, bringing fruity punch but with a little less oomph than most IPAs. Butm as it started to win people over - not least the brewers - it got re-brewed on a larger volume, with an extra blast of hops, and a jump in ABV, bringing it from…

Little Bang Brewing Rabbit Hole #1: Gin/Shiraz Barrel Saison Beer

Rabbit Hole #1 begins a barrel-ageing adventure for the Little Bang crew, this time in conjunction with Adelaide spirit gurus Prohibition Liquor. Ever since their new venue was opened, a large display of barrels has graced the brewery, but with little communication as to what lay inside. A clever ploy,…

Nomad Brewing Juicy As Fruit IPA Beer

It used to be that adding fruits and other adjuncts was a game for sour beers, 7 percent-plus IPAs, and imperial stouts. But with the increase in demand for lower ABV beers with flavour, a number of brewers are starting to play in the low-ABV-beers-with-adjuncts space. Many of these brewers are just…

Nomad Brewing Rosie's Raspberry Sour Ale Beer

Raspberry Berliner Weisse style beers have certainly found their place in the hearts of many punters. This particular one follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, Rosie’s Summer Punch, replacing it in Nomad’s lineup. Have you ever had a coral pink beer? If not, here’s your chance. But the…

Nomad Brewing Jetlag Fingerlime IPA Beer

If you need a sensory hit to perk you up after a long flight, you’ve come to the right place. Jetlag was one of Nomad’s first three releases back when they opened, taking inspiration from the punchy IPAs of America but adding an Australian twist in the form of finger limes. While Nomad tweaked…

Sailors Grave Skull Rock Gose Beer

Sailors Grave launched with a gose as part of their initial lineup, back when the beer style was still starting to gain traction in Australia, and have returned to it many times since. Here, with Skull Rock, they do so again, albeit in a manner that's rather different to those that have gone before. Sure,…

Quiet Deeds & Merri Mashers Slenderman / Quiet Deeds & Venom Viper Pit / Dark Deeds & Froth Resting Witch Face Beer

Halloween’s here to stay in Australia and as much as the American-inspired holiday might annoy many Aussies, all that we can do on that front is direct you [here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxJsPXrEqCI&feature=youtu.be&t=17). Deeds Brewing looked to join those celebrations in 2019 by releasing…

Deeds Draught Beer

Since they first started brewing at their Glen Iris home in early 2019, Deeds Brewing have been releasing beers at a furious pace; and it's a brew schedule that shows no sign of slowing down. For the most part, those beers have been big and bold (not to mention hoppy) but Deeds Draught is an entirely…

Seasonal Brewing Co Mild Regrets Beer

Tasting Seasonal’s grisette makes the drinker wonder why this low alcohol style isn’t more prominent in Australia. The more approachable yet ironically lesser known cousin of saison is made for warm weather drinking and food pairing, particularly the sort of share options that have dominated Australian…

Wildflower Top The First Drink Easy Awards News

A beer has been named "Best Drink In Australia" at the inaugural Drink Easy awards, a competition that pitted drinks from across all categories against each other. Wildflower's St Phoebe 2019, a raspberry wild ale named after brewery co-founder Chris Allen's daughter, took out the Beer + Cider category…

Who Brews Terra Forma Beers? News

“Every other beer brand seems to want own the sunset; we want to own the sunrise.” From the outset it’s clear what binds this new brewery, and it’s a vibe that lives well beyond the local pub. As Terra Forma ready their debut trio, Guy Southern spoke to Chris Nelson and Joel Pember, two…

Artisan Brewing: Five Years In Five Beers News

Brian and Julia Fitzgerald are a well known and much-loved facet of the WA beer scene, a couple who have turned semi-retirement into a highly enviable proposition: brewing award-winning Belgian-inspired ales in one of Australia’s quaintest locations.  Where the Karri trees meet the Southern…

Podcast People: The Chosen Brew News

What was the first beer that made you think about beer? Was it the first time you saw a magnificent Guinness pour? The first time you decided you wanted something different and picked up a Chimay Blue from the bottleshop? That (unintentionally) Brett-laced sticky homebrew a university mate handed you…

Down With The Sweetness? News

If 2018 was the year of the New England IPA, there's a strong claim to be made for 2019 as the year of the dessert beer.  Sweetness is nothing new in the world of beer, with darker styles often boasting chocolate, caramel and toffee flavours, while sweet stouts – often augmented by…

Who Brews Wild Polly's GF Beers? News

Cockatoos are an all-too-familiar sight in Canberra. It’s not unusual for citizens of the city and surrounds to be woken up in the morning by a choir of sulphur-crested cockatoos. But a new kind of cockatoo is starting to populate our nation’s capital, and it’s a less familiar breed: Wild Polly,…

Behind Bars: East of Everything & Rosalita's News

In 2004, siblings Michael and Gen Cotter opened Bar None in Hawthorn East and, in doing so, brought a quality cocktail bar to a part of Melbourne where there was pretty much nothing even vaguely like it.  Located on the western edge of Melbourne's century-old dry zones, where new…

Liberty Triumph At NZ Beer Awards News

New Zealand beer industry darlings Liberty Brewing celebrated their tenth birthday in style, winning the title of country’s best brewery at the Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards on Saturday night. The 13th edition of the event could have been renamed The Joe Wood Show, with Liberty’s founder (above…

Brew & A: Bright's Reid Stratton News

This week sees Bright Brewery launch their first Mystery Beer, an idea conceived by their rep Evin Craney and brought to life by head brewer Reid Stratton. The latter only joined the High Country brewery a few months ago, making the move from New England Brewing Co in Uralla after half a decade, and…

Matilda Bay's Founder To Return News

NB: The original article we ran before speaking to Phil can be found below. Rumours that Phil Sexton was somehow involved in a new brewery in the Yarra Valley had been popping up on and off for months. And, given his position within the modern Australian beer world – the Godfather of Australian craft…

Crafty Crawls: Newcastle News

For years, Newcastle carried the stigma of a tough town blanketed by a thick yellow smog, where the locals rioted when the cops tried to shut down one of their pubs. Its streets were built on blood, sweat and Tooheys beers. Where the bar tiles were hosed down from the night before, ready for the shift…

Who Brews Old Slang Beers? News

Dog's breakfast. Loose cannon. Spit the dummy. Fresh as a daisy. We love old phrases and slang because of the particular way they allow language to paint vivid pictures. Whether you're travelling overseas or dropping a throwaway line in front of someone who's never heard it before, when old…

Aussie Exports: Brent Soutar News

When it comes to well-travelled Aussie brewers, Brent Soutar has got to be up there. From the day he decided to pursue a career in brewing about ten years ago, he moved from Australia to Chicago to London to Melbourne to Berlin to California. Didn’t quite keep up? I’ll slow it down for you. He…

Three Cheers For Shepparton News

“I think any centre, whether it be a capital city or a small country town, is only as vibrant as the food and beverage scene is… and the sky’s the limit with the scene here.” - Jade Burley, Shepparton Brewing. Over the past decade or so, it's become increasingly easy to find a local brewery…

No Beer On A Dead Planet News

Next Friday, people across the planet will down tools for the global #ClimateStrike, walking out of their workplaces to join young climate strikers on the streets and call for action on the climate crisis. The Crafty Pint will be among the beer businesses taking part and we hope to encourage more…

Brisbane's Lithuanian Baker Boys News

Humans have been drinking beer in some form or other for thousands of years now. What was once served in a bowl and drunk through a straw to avoid floating malts has somehow morphed into grape bubblegum sours, chocolate croissant brown ales and custard tart stouts. Yet, just as it seems that…

The Big Issue: Beer Quality News

From popping bottles and exploding cans to beers turning dark through oxidation or arriving at venues uncarbonated, there have been plenty of examples of beers leaving local breweries not quite right in the past year or so.  Sure, when there are thousands of new, often experimental beers being…

Ballistic Beer To Open Springfield Brewpub News

It seems like only a few minutes ago that Ballistic Beer opened their second venue, the Alehouse & Kitchen in Brisbane’s West End. But the rapidly expanding brewery has just announced the imminent arrival of their third venue: a brewery, bar and kitchen in the suburb of Springfield Central in Brisbane’s…

A Sour Taste In Their Mouths News

As 2012 drew to a close, I predicted – on this site and in James Halliday's Wine Companion Magazine – that we'd see a big increase in the number of sour beers available in Australia in 2013. It didn't really happen.  Sure, a few more arrived but not the tidal wave I'd expected. Even in 2014,…

Behind Bars: Copper & Oak News

Brothers Jose and Nelio Pestana have a long-standing liquor retailing background, both here and in South Africa. Locally, their Copper & Oak bottleshop in Perth’s northern corridor was one of the early independent retailers north of the CBD to drive craftier beer options, a place from where they’ve…

Boatrocker Brewers Bar Shout At Fishers Craft Bar (VIC) Event

Do you prefer easy drinking or lots of thinking? Either way, Boatrocker has got you covered. Head into Fishers Craft Bar on Thursday November 21 to check out some of the superb beers that Boatrocker Brewers has to offer. Between 5.30pm and 6.30pm, Fishers will even…

Father's Day Beer Brunch at Fury & Son (VIC) Event

Head to Fury & Son this Father's Day and not only will you be able to tuck into a brand new, one-off beer but you'll be able to raise money for the Men's Shed too. Following last year's successful event that saw them donate more than $1,000 to the charity, the Keilor Park crew are hosting another…

The McGrath Foundation Pink Ball At Beerfarm (WA) Event

Get pinked up for an evening of glamour and glitz and dancing and drinking. On Friday August 9, Beerfarm is hosting the 2019 inaugural Pink Ball, part of the Pink Up Our Region week-long event to raise money for the McGrath Foundation and support those affected by breast cancer. The humble…

IPA Day 2019 Event

Dry July is over. It's time to move onto the next thing on the calendar that rhymes - IPA Day. Technically, it's International IPA Day - and there are some incredible IPAs around the world that are worth getting your hands on in the name of enjoying the humulus lupulus. But as the Australian…

Spiegelau Glassware Event at Helios Brewing (QLD) Event

Ever wondered if drinking from different shaped beer glasses really makes a difference? The choice of glass can affect a beer's aroma, flavour, and texture, and enhance your drinking experience. But don't take anyone's word for it – come try it for yourself. Helios Brewing are giving drinkers…

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…

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