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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sauce Brewing Caribbean Fog DDH Hazy Pale Beer

“Your words surround you like fog and make you hard to see,” Blackbeard, in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides I’ll admit I stopped watching the Pirates of the Caribbean films after the first three (and in hindsight would have been much happier if I’d only watched the first one).…

Balter Brewing Dimples West Coast IPA Beer

Now, we all know how this goes. Safely ensconced within the belly of the beast, the team at Balter have their new reality explained to them: we need a 4.2 percent ABV lightly hoppy and pale golden ale from you to add to our army of 'em. And, when you're done with that, could you please brew a Pacific…

Stomping Ground Can't Do Tomorrow Beer

We've seen breweries release series of beers featuring different artwork in the past; Cavalier showcased a number of street artists in [their Art Series](https://craftypint.com/news/1051/Art_Meets_Science_Meets_Art) back in 2015, for example. But Stomping Ground, as is their wont, have taken things a…

Bad Shepherd Unicorn Beer & Lumberjack IPA Beer

As is becoming increasingly apparent, not only have we reached a point at which the role of ABAC – the [Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code](https://craftypint.com/news/2174/the-big-issue-cracking-the-code) – has become a weekly discussion point but we seem to have moved beyond that to a place in…

Hope Brewery Imperial Lemon Lime & Mango Sours Beer

Hope Brewery aren’t new to the fruit sours game - their fruited Berliner Weisse variants have been around for a while, and many would say they’re up there with the best of them. But, while their sours are good, their imperial sours might be a game-changer. The majority of fruit sours tend to sit…

Deeds Brewing Cherry-Mandering & Full Disclosure & Best Coast Beer

Like most brewers, the crew at Deeds took a bit of a breather from releasing new beers over the festive period. But it hasn't taken long for the tinnies to start flying from the Glen Iris brewery once again. **Cherry-Mandering** was brewed for February's Brewer's Feast and sees them add the fruiting…

Deeds Brewing Halftime Lil' Pale Beer

Given the beers for which they've best become known, if someone told you Deeds Brewing were going to slot a mid-strength into their lineup at a lower ABV than their Draught and Session Ale, what would you expect? Probably something hazy, pale and hop forward. And that's what they've delivered with Halftime,…

Mismatch Brewing Not Your Average Plum Gose Beer

If you've ventured to the home of Mismatch Brewing at Lot 100 in the Adelaide Hills, you'll know their restaurant serves up a distinctive menu featuring rustic Italian cuisine with a native Australian twist. For Mismatch’s latest release, this native Australian twist spilled into the brewery, where…

Red Bluff Brewers 3 Lakes Tropical Ale Beer

Red Bluff's 3 Lakes Tropical Ale is the beer most craft beer drinkers would associate with the world of the modern pale ale. As opposed to their Glasshouse Pale, where malt character leads the charge, this bright golden ale is very much about the fruity hops. Aromas of sweet orange, mandarin and passionfruit…

Red Bluff Brewers Glasshouse Pale Ale Beer

If you come to this beer expecting something light and fruity, you've come to the wrong place. Red Bluff Brewers have their 3 Lakes Tropical Ale covering that base; for their Glasshouse Pale Ale they've created something more reminiscent of the pale ales of England. Colour wise, it looks more like…

Crafty Crawls: Abbotsford News

As the home of CUB, Abbotsford’s association with beer comfortably stretches back more than a century. The brewery has long been a part of the suburb's story but, more recently, the beer choices in the suburb have grown increasingly diverse. Small breweries have increased the amount of local beer…

Hard Seltzer: The Alcopopalypse Cometh? News

Anyone who’s so much as glanced at an American beer news site – or, possibly, any publication dedicated in any way to alcohol – over the past 12 months likely knows hard seltzer is a big deal. It’s being produced by breweries large and small, has come seemingly out of nowhere and, if…

Stepping Out From InCider News

After a seven year journey as the creator, owner and operator of popular craft beer and music festival Beer InCider Experience, Marty Keetels has decided to put it up for sale along with Brisbane's annual community awards The Beeries.  George Levi sat down with him to find out more as he switches…

The Matchmaker Of Deliciousness News

"A beer match will outdo any wine match at any given time." It's the sort of phrase you can imagine falling from the lips of many brewers, beer lovers and beer-centric venue owners. Yet the person who uttered them is none of those. Actually, that's not true at all. He is a beer lover. But he's best…

Latest News from The Crafty Cabal - February 2020 News

Welcome to February's update from The Crafty Cabal, the beer lovers bonus scheme from The Crafty Pint. We've got a stack of new updates available for members – and heaps of signup bonuses for members-to-be. Before we get stuck into what's new, we've got two separate competitions that are closing soon,…

Back To The Future - The Rise Of Small Festivals News

Trestle tables, jockey boxes, sunshine (not guaranteed) and hot chips (again, warmth not guaranteed).  You’re in a large park, or maybe a shed, and the beers you're drinking are mostly drawn from a brewery's core range, although maybe there's the odd new release pouring.  Behind the…

Who Brews Cooks River Beers? News

When Captain James Cook waltzed into Botany Bay in 1770 he “found a very fine stream of fresh water” and most humbly named it after himself, conveniently ignoring the fact the river had been named Goolay’yari for tens of thousands of years beforehand.  Regardless, the colonists wasted no…

Who Brews Boekamp Biers? News

Boekamp Bier is not only one of Tasmania’s newest breweries – the doors of their Moonah brewery opened for the first time last September – it's also one following its own path. Owners Mark French and Jurriaan Boekamp are using their reinvigorated brew kit to focus purely on traditional…

Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beers Of 2019: Results & Analysis News

Upper Hutt’s finest export has done it again. Panhead’s flagship Supercharger American pale ale has taken out the number one spot in the GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beers poll for 2019, the third time in four years that the orange one has finished top of the pile.  There’s a fairly familiar…

The Beers Of The 2010s News

Look, we know what you all started thinking as our Advent Calendar and Best New Beers Of 2019 series drew to a close: if only we could get one more list-based article from The Crafty Pint then our lives would be complete. And who are we to deny our readers such pleasure? So, just as we felt the end…

Through The Looking Glass III News

Welcome to the start of a new year and, for those not waiting for the start of 2021 to declare it, a new decade. Usually at this point in this article, I'd be taking a look back at the predictions and pontifications we made a year ago. But it turns out I didn't write a Through The Looking Glass on January…

Best New Queensland Beers Of 2019 News

It’s the end of another year. It’s the end of another decade. It’s the beginning of a new era, and it’s the middle of a whole bunch of things. (Forgive me; I’ve just started reading The Time Traveller’s Wife, so the concept of time isn’t entirely linear in my mind right now.) Aether opened…

Crafty's Advent Calendar: Phil Sexton News

How do you end a series like this? By collapsing in a heap and being thankful decades only end once every ten years? Or finding someone capable of wearing the mantle of craft beer's Father Christmas? We're going to go with both and do so in the company of someone who is highly unlikely to have appeared…

Best New Victorian Beers Of 2019 News

When kicking off this article last year, we talked about the Melbourne scene becoming a bloodbath for brewers looking to get their beers onto taps and into fridges – and then keep them there. It remains a challenging market, with many in the hospo world also doing it tough. There are breweries that…

Best New NSW Beers Of 2019 News

Well, that’s that. Another decade down the bloody gurgler. Except in New South Wales’ case: if we were to make this metaphor more accurate, there isn’t enough water left to carry this ten year stretch down any kind of plughole, let alone to emit any gurgle-like sound. Oh, and the sink is also on…

Best New WA Beers Of 2019 News

Crafty's Advent Calendar: OJ News

My first encounter with Owen "OJ" Johnston was one of the most memorable of my early years in the Aussie beer world, one vividly etched in the memory banks and which still raises a chuckle for both of us to this day. Moo Brew were about to start brewing at their current site, having outgrown the original…

Crafty's Advent Calendar: Peta Fielding News

The Gold Coast is well known in beer circles these days, not least thanks to the headline-grabbing rise of both Balter and Black Hops. You'll find other smaller brewing companies dotted around the region too, plus a selection of quality bars and bottleshops. It's a stark change from my earliest…

Crafty's Advent Calendar: Paul and Tash Holgate News

Take a look around Victoria and there are plenty of brewers with runs on the board, people who've contributed to their town or region's appeal or brought local beer to places where there was none. Bridge Road Brewers have been welcoming all-comers to Beechworth and exploring beer styles aplenty for…

Crafty's Advent Calendar: Willie Simpson News

These days, there's so much going on in the beer world it's practically impossible to keep up. As a beer news site, sometimes you have to accept things will be missed or dedicate no more than one or two lines in the weekly newsletter to something that might have made a full article a few years ago when…

East Coast USA Showcase at Carwyn Cellars (VIC) Event

If you thought an East Coast showcase meant choosing between a thousand shades of hazy IPA, you'd be wrong. At least you would in this instance, for here it's geography over style.  Carwyn Cellars' East Coast Showcase is a relatively rare glimpse into the world of breweries from the far…

Ale Stars: Garage Project At The Taphouse (NSW) Event

Ale Stars at The Taphouse is one of Sydney's longest-running beer appreciation nights and sees the Darlinghurst crew invite a different brewer through their doors every month. For January, the guests of honour are New Zealand legends Garage Project.Pete Gillespie (founder) and Dave Bell (head…

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…

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