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4 Hearts Brewing Brewer

In 1891, at a town meeting in Ipswich, the citizens made a resolution: “The time has come for a Technical College to be formed in Ipswich.” More than a century later, the grand brick buildings of the Technical College still tower over Limestone St… but now they house something more important than…

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…

Helios Brewing Brewer

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out Helios Brewing has something to do with the sun. Their logo is a glass of beer from which is emanating the light of the sun. Inside the brewery is a wall mural of the Greek sun god Helios riding a chariot in the sky, holding said glass of beer and the light…

Ballistic Beer Co Brewer

When people talk about the growing craft beer scene in Brisbane, more often than not they’re talking about the inner suburbs of Brisbane. Certainly, few, if any, would have expected an award-winning brewery to pop up in Salisbury. It’s in an industrial area, with rows of cloned steel warehouses…

White Brick Brewing Brewer

Brisbanites are notoriously unwilling to travel to get anywhere. Apart from commuting, most people resist driving more than 15 minutes to get somewhere – if it’s farther away than that, it’s too much hassle. (Sorry, Grandma.) And, as the population keeps sprawling outwards, more people are…

Aether Brewing Brewer

Apparently, the three most important factors to look for in a property are location, location and location. But what are the most important factors to look for in a brewpub? Location’s one of them, for sure. And, in the case of Aether Brewing, it’s fair to say they hit the spot marked X. The founders…

Fortitude Brewing / Noisy Minor Brewer

Fortitude is one of the four virtues of antiquity. It means strength, endurance and the ability to confront fear, uncertainty and intimidation. Fortitude is steady, reliable and unwavering. Fortitude is solid as a rock… or, in the case of Fortitude Brewing, solid as a mountain. “An accountant…

Ballistic Alehouse & Kitchen Venue

Since launching at the start of 2017, Ballistic Beer has garnered a well-earned reputation in Brisbane and beyond. The brewery’s beers have gone from strength to strength, and anyone who’s been to the brewery and cellar door in Salisbury can attest to the sheer delight of being surrounded by Ballistic’s…

Bottlemart Margate Bottleshop

It’s a bottleshop in a shopping centre – not traditionally the sort of place you’d expect to find shelf upon shelf of beers from across the country, let alone imperial stouts from America, fruited Berliner Weisse from New Zealand, and Trappist tripels from Belgium. It’s also in Margate, a coastal…

Helsby's Ale House Venue

However you look at it, 150 years is a long time for a hotel to be open. Certainly, it’s longer than most of us have been alive. Given the Pineapple Hotel opened in 1864, making it the fifth oldest license in Queensland, it’s been a watering hole in the fair city of Brisbane for longer than you…

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…

Isles Lane Venue

Brisbane boasts a number of small venues in laneways: dimly lit sanctuaries of obscurity where you can curl up in a corner and drink your beer in the dark. It also has airy, spacious venues, full of natural light, lush with greenery and replete with share platters and expansive drinks menus designed…

Bacchus Bayside Pale Beer

We all know not to expect too much from a mid-strength beer… but it’s nice to have your expectations exceeded once in a while. This impressive pale is smooth, flavourful, balanced and rich in colour. At nearly triple the ABV of the Bayside Breeze, it also manages to pick up more than double the…

Aether Brewing Pit Stop Pale Ale Beer

A pale ale in a brewery is like the comic relief character in a movie – not the reason you came in the first place, but might easily become your favourite part. Pit Stop is a little cloudy in appearance, but clean drinking from beginning to end. There’s a subtle malt background, but the New World…

4 Hearts Pale Ale Beer

When Ken Friend took over as head brewer in 2017, he modified the recipe of the 4 Hearts pale ale. As well as introducing Amarillo and Enigma hops to join the Cascade that was already there, he dialled back the malt profile to let these hops shine. The result is a pale ale with oomph, bringing punchy…

Bacchus Nitro Kolsch Beer

Light and bright in colour, and clear as white wine, this Australian representation of a German style is a study in subtleties. The aromas and flavours are delicate, with whispers of lemon and breadiness only just raising their heads. The mouthfeel is super smooth, showing low body, and finishing clean…

Helios Brewing Athena's Courage Scottish Ale Beer

A beer endorsed by the goddess of wisdom? You’d be foolish to go past it. Athena holds a rich copper, almost rusty red colour. The toffee notes bring that nostalgic sense memory of toffee sticking to the roof of your mouth, causing your mouth to water. But unlike the toffee from that strange, shared-with-everyone…

4 Hearts New World Pilsner Beer

German Pilsner malt? Check. Pilsner yeast? Check. Noble hops? Nope. 4 Hearts brings New World hops to bear on this clean-drinking pils – Hallertau Blanc from Germany, Citra from the USA and Motueka from New Zealand. Take a whiff and enjoy the sweet aromas of orange and lemon peel (but try not to…

4 Hearts Red IPA Beer

Some red IPAs focus heavily on the malt, bringing toffee and caramel to the foreground, while others are more hop-driven, and could easily pass as a West Coast IPA if you drank them in the dark. This red IPA shoots right down the middle. Aromas of melon, mango and grapefruit give way to burnt toffee…

Bacchus Gig 40 Pilsner Beer

While this Pilsner is easy drinking, it’s in no way one-dimensional; the Bohemian pilsner malt and Czech Saaz hops have been paired with specialty malts and New World hops to create a new take on a classic style. Floral notes and citrus come into play in the beginning, with the more traditional…

Helios Brewing Zeus' Thunderbolt Double IPA Beer

The scene: a rocky plain, where a musclebound Zeus stands, twin thunderbolts in hand, the scorched ground still smoking beneath his feet. In the voice of every action movie hero, he drawls: “I came here to blow people’s minds, and to procreate with human women… and I'm all out of human women.” It…

Helios Brewing Midas Golden Ale Beer

The founders of Helios say: “We are firm believers in not brewing the ordinary. Yes, we’ll do a mid-strength for Brisbane… but it’ll be interesting.” A lot of people associate golden ale with a commercially brewed beer with little flavour. But Midas offers a gentle honey aroma, malt sweetness,…

Beer Travel: Bali, Hops, Water & Yeast II News

In part one of his endeavour to hunt down good beer in Bali, Mick Wust focused on the offerings from Big Beer. In part two, he delves a little deeper... If your biggest complaint about a trip to Bali was that you were limited to Bintangs on the beach, Euro lagers with pizza, and the odd stout on…

Beer Travel: Bali, Hops, Water & Yeast I News

Over the years, we've written travel pieces covering much of New Zealand, parts of the US, Scandinavia, the UK and more besides. But what of one of the closest and most popular destinations for Australians? On a working holiday to Bali, Mick Wust set out to see whether there's any solace for…

Aussie Beer Blogs: Schoonerversity News

When it comes down to it, for all the experimentation, history, science, artistry and so on that goes into making the beer world so fun and fascinating, it is, at the end of the day, all centred around a liquid that can make us feel pleasure. And that's pretty much the sole reason Mick Wust decided…

Brewing By Design News

The growing number of excellent breweries found in Australia these days sets a high bar for any newcomer to the scene. So, how do you stand out? How do you have a truly fresh feel? Having spent time with the new Brisbane brewery's founders, Mick Wust reckons the team at Range…

Festival Beers News

Slowly but surely, it's become easier to enjoy a decent beer while watching live music. Where once your only chance to combine good beer with good music was at a festival that allowed you to bring your own or a live music venue that had resisted the lure of a tap contract, these days you can find breweries…

Best New Queensland Beers Of 2017 News

Queenslanders are notorious for their copious beer consumption. But no longer are they all content to stick to monochromatic cans and decals (and flavours). Now, they cry for something other than just volume – they cry for quality, variety and innovation. New breweries are popping up faster…

Archer Takes Off News

It’s a brewery! It’s a plane! It’s... Well, it’s a brewery with a plane in the logo. After receiving a very warm welcome at their debut appearance at Beer InCider, the aviation-themed Archer Brewing is now officially up and running, with a trickle of venues snapping up the first available…

All Inn Goes All Out News

Gather round, people, and let us tell you a tale of court characters, cans and corrugated iron... In 2012, Harley Goodacre had a vision. He took a corrugated iron warehouse in the Brisbane suburb of Banyo, rewired the joint, put in a new floor, built a cool-room and installed a 20 hectolitre…

Felons To Storm Brisbane News

In 1823, after a month lost at sea, a few convicts stumbled upon what is now the Brisbane River: tired, hungry and, most of all, thirsty. A riverside brewery would have been just the thing to lift their spirits, but, alas, they were 200 years too early. As of October 2018, however, people down at the…

Semi-Pro. But Not Half-Arsed News

In a world where banks say they want to be your friend, fast food companies pretend they’ll help your family be healthy, and supermarket-owned beers come with artsy hand drawn labels, it's easy to grow cynical. So, when you hear the name Semi-Pro Brewing Co, one can’t help but be skeptical: is…

Craft Beer Heroes: Chicks With Ales News

Some people spend years trying to get into the beer industry. Others stumble into it. Kerry Claydon was one of the latter. Like most of us, Kerry didn’t even like beer as a teenager, finding it to be too bitter. She came to enjoy it in the ensuing years, particularly during her ten-year stint…

Craft Beer Heroes: Les Riddell News

In the comic book world, there are two kinds of heroes.  There are the big impressive heroes who show up, save the world, and go home (think The Avengers). And then there are the heroes who deal with things where they live (think Daredevil and Spiderman).  They don’t save the world.…

Crafty Crawls: South Brisbane & Beyond News

South East Queensland has an overabundance of fun. Apparently, Dreamworld, North Stradbroke and Brisbane BBQ Festival are all "Too much fun for just one day". Clearly, we’ll be overwhelmed if we’re not careful.  (As an aside, the state of Ohio also claims to be "Too much fun for just one…

Crafty Crawls: Brisbane's West End News

Folks, this edition of our Crafty Crawls series is an easy sell. One of the easiest, some would argue. West End has long been a destination for Brisbane craft beer drinkers, ever since Archive Beer Boutique opened its doors in 2011. Now? Well, there’s never been a better time to descend…

Starting A Brewery: Brisbane's New Kids News

At this year's Australian International Beer Awards, much like last year's, one of the big winners of the night was Queensland. Gold Coast based Black Hops Brewing and Brisbane's Green Beacon took out Champion Small Australian Brewery and Champion Medium Brewery respectively while a truckload…

Crafty Crawls: New Farm, Teneriffe & Newstead News

No one knows where New Farm ends and Teneriffe begins or, indeed, where Teneriffe ends and Newstead begins. We all just vibe it, and use eeny-meeny-miney-mo if we have to write down an address. But, when it comes to good beer crawls in Brisbane, most Brisbanites agree that New Farm/Teneriffe/Newstead…

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