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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…

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…

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…

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…

Matso's Hard Lemon Beer

Hard Lemon. It’s brewed but it’s not beer. In fact, it’s one of the biggest commercial success stories of the past twenty years in the US and in the run into the Australian summer, Matso's has debuted what they'll hope could be a game changer for many drinkers. Hard Lemon’s reduced sugar, low…

Venom Brewing West Bendigo IPA Beer

At 2019's Bendigo On The Hop, we ran a couple of IPA blind tastings for attendees. As ever with such things, the results varied from session to session; after all, we all have different palates and different tastes. No beer on the lineup attracted such wildly differing opinions among attendees, however,…

Tooborac Axe & Hammer Beer

When most breweries conceive springtime releases, they tend to favour something lighter, something that anticipates warmer, sunnier times ahead. For Tooborac, they also appear to be looking ahead to such times but have honed in on one particular activity that rises in popularity as the sun starts beating…

Gage Roads Side Track All Day XPA Beer

They've been getting plenty of practice when it comes to brewing mid-strengths at Gage Roads, what with having to supply ticket holders seated outside Perth Stadium's premium areas with lower ABV variants of their flagship beers since landing that primo deal. And now here's one for their core range,…

Burnley Brewing Helles Beer

When you return from a holiday that includes some of Europe’s top beer destinations, there’s a few beer styles you really want to sink your teeth into and, largely, it’s those packed with New World hops. But with Burnley Brewing about to launch into their month-long Oktoberfest celebrations, it…

Homestead Collabs ft Dimattina & Rodney's Bait & Tackle Beer

On the back of the Vanilla Porter that appeared earlier in winter 2019, Homestead Brewery have followed up with another dark beer, this time a **Coffee Stout** local roaster Dimattina, charged with selecting the blend. The result is a beer with fresh coffee aromas and a creamy sweetness, balanced with…

Sauce Brewing Lemon, Lime & Bitterness Units Beer

There’s a lot of fun to be had with the trend of naming beers after a non-beer food or drink - whether a chocolate bar or lolly, a juice or cocktail, a dessert or something else. That fun is intensified when the beer delivers something pretty damn close to what’s on the label. Lemon, Lime & Bitterness…

Stomping Ground Into The 'Wood: The First Six Beer

It feels a little sacrilicious to squeeze six beers like this into the one beer write up, but such is the nature of the beer world's release schedule these days, here we are. Into The 'Wood is a series that's been a long time in the making at Stomping Ground, with one of the beers here featuring liquids…

Balter Brewing Dazy Beer

At this stage, when it comes to Balter’s limited release scoreboard the two cute smiles on these cans could just as easily be two cute winks. The first, a cheeky but knowing acknowledgement that Dazy will be near ubiquitous in the weeks after its release; the second, a coquettish glance suggesting…

3 Ravens & Mr West Peak Hype Beer

Right then, let's get the name out the way first. No, not the Peak Hype part, but the style tag that comes with it... TCDHWGSCBBMOCSNEIPA. It's a tongue-in-cheek dig at where the beer industry currently sits but could also be viewed as something of a summary of the diverse beers that come out of 3…

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…

Crafty Crawls: Adelaide News

Of all the Australian capitals, Adelaide is arguably the most laid-back. Sure, there's the month between mid-February and mid-March into which the city crams enough festivals and major events to sustain thrill seekers well into winter. Yet, outside that period, things tend to be kept pretty simple and…

Hawking No More News

Back in 2015, as summer turned to autumn, the Australian beer world experienced a shot in the arm. It may not have realised this at the time, but when Pirate Life launched their first three cans just ten days after Hawkers released their Pale Ale the game was changing. Sure, there were already serious…

Modus Operandi: Five Years In Five Beers News

Do you remember where you were when you drank your first Modus Operandi beer? This nostalgic writer was at The Scratch’s Weekend of Darkness in 2015, where one of the beers was a Russian Imperial Stout aged in Lark whisky barrels from a young brewery down near Sydney. Drinking that beer was like being…

Brew & A: Sam Clayman News

“Brewers are essentially just glorified janitors who farm yeast on the side.” Studying enzyme function relating to metabolism in snails. It doesn’t sound like an obvious precursor to brewing. But for Sam Clayman, head brewer at All Hands Brewing House, it was exactly that. Sam started homebrewing…

Behind Bars: Big Ears News

"We just wanted a place in Geelong where you could drink Rodenbach Caractère Rouge." As far as goals go, it has to be among the noblest. And, as far as first impressions go, they don't get much better. It was with those words The Crafty Pint was introduced to Big Ears, a Geelong bar dedicated to good…

Aussie Beerstagrammers: Malt & Lead News

Originally from London, now Melbourne based, visual designer and art director Mark Gamble’s work has been featured on Modus Operandi’s Born to Rum Porter cans, the upcoming Blobfish festival's artwork, and Hop Nation’s 2019 Site range to name a few.  Then there’s the range of craft…

Brew & A: Mattias Isaksson News

When the team behind Prickly Moses took over Queenscliff's Esplanade Hotel, it offered a unique opportunity for Mattias Isaksson.As one quarter of the team behind the gypsy brewery Old Wives Ales, Mattias was keen to find more work brewing and, having just moved into the area, saw the opportunity to…

Aussie Export: Dave Rooney News

The tourism pull of small breweries, whether they're in the inner suburbs or regional centres, is an oft-repeated mantra among those who tout the benefits of craft beer. Tour companies with the sole purpose of guiding drinkers to good beer venues and bars can be found across Australia and, when…

Behind Bars: Old Faithful Amos News

After spending any amount of time with Amos Polglaze it’s impossible not to be impressed by his passion. Passion for beer, music – metal in particular, quality food, stream of consciousness answers and profanity (dear reader, you have been warned). Luckily, as the resident "Beer Walrus" at Perth…

Beer Travel: A Taste Of Mexico City News

As I soon discovered when I first moved to Mexico City in 2016, beer – or cerveza here – has an important place in Mexican culture.  No fiesta – if not lunch or dinner every day – would be complete without a few caguamas (literally, "turtle" - one litre bottles shaped like said…

The Drinks Adventurer News

“Come on. Try something new. Where’s your sense of adventure?” It seems to be a shared trait among people who love good beer to try to win others over. Even when we don’t have a vested interest in it, we relish seeing people broaden their tastes. So we tell someone about a new beer, or a…

Brew & A: Headricks Lane News

Rockhampton, the regional capital of Central Queensland: historic, cultural and the birthplace of tennis legend Rod Laver.  It's the quintessential Australian river town and has an abundance of storied buildings, including the heritage-listed John M Headrick & Co Building. And it's here where…

Beer Travel: The Breweries Of The Sunshine Coast News

The Sunshine Coast is known for many things: a beautiful climate, stunning beaches, great surf, its spectacular Hinterland. If you're heading there as a family, there's Australia Zoo, the Big Pineapple and the odd theme park to keep you entertained. Heck, thanks to the Russell Crowe's jockstrap and the…

What's The Damage? News

My name is Scott Kirkaldy and I love beer.  I've been lucky enough to work in the craft beer industry for the past seven years, working in some of Melbourne's great beer bars where my love for craft beer has flourished and I realised this was an industry full of passionate and amazing people –…

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…

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…

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