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Glass House Brewery Brewer

Beer and pizza. It may be one of the greatest pairings of all time. Even if the pizza was average and the beer was mediocre, most of us would still find a way to enjoy it. So what about when the pizza is a 72 hour ferment traditional Italian style like Nonno used to make, and the the delicious beer…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Tippler's Tap Fortitude Valley Venue

James Street in Fortitude Valley is a classy precinct. Historically, most of us visiting there were just window shopping in the fashion boutiques and wondering why pulverised avocado on quinoa costs twice as much as smashed avo on sourdough. But no longer – now we head straight to Tippler’s Tap.  This…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Scratch Venue

Before any other bar in Brisbane offered tastings of their beers; before Queensland had more breweries than people; before your nanna realised her floral print couch was missing… there was The Scratch. Australia was a little late to the game with the craft beer movement, and Queensland was…

All Hands Alpen Gold Märzen Beer

Märzen was traditionally brewed in March, during the German springtime, then stored away to be enjoyed in autumn, after summer had passed. Being in the Land Down Under with the seasons back-the-front, All Hands has had to fudge the dates a little to make it work, but has brought out a Märzen to welcome…

Young Henrys double down on their flagship Newtowner Beer

Of all Young Henrys’ beers, Newtowner is not only the most popular, but it’s the one that’s developed an identity all of its own. It’s entered the bloodstream of Newtown: you'll find it in the dark corners of live music venues, on tap in the old pubs, and in the six-packs people carry home to…

Redoak Aussie Lager Beer

Scanning the tap list at Redoak is like scanning a travel catalogue and deciding where to go on holiday. Am I feeling like a Belgian junket? What’s the west coast of the USA like this time of year? Perhaps the wheat fields of Germany are calling to me… or would I prefer to nurse a stout in a cosy…

Redoak Brewery Felda's Weiss & The Trap Beer

The German name Felda means “from the field”, and the beer bearing its name is the sort anyone would be more than pleased to be handed at the end of the day when they came in from the field. The bright gold of the wheat crops is captured in the glass, and the clouds floating over the countryside…

Grifter Brewing Co Green & Gold Hop Harvest Pilsner Beer

The Grifter gang love their pilsners. Not many breweries would think to put a watermelon pilsner in their core range, but Grifter won people over with it (not that they had much convincing to do) and the Grifter Pilsner at the brewery is a hit with Inner West locals. So perhaps it shouldn’t be a…

Grifter Brewing Co Serpent's Kiss (New Version) Beer

We’ve told parts of the story of Serpent’s Kiss, Grifter’s famed watermelon pilsner, before. It started out in 2015 as a collaboration with Frankie’s Pizza for Sydney Craft Beer Week. When it proved so popular Grifter was persuaded to brew it again in 2016, a collective groan arose from the brewers…

Staves Brewery Vienna Lager & Brut IPA Beer

Staves installed a couple of double-sized fermenters in summer 2018/19, which doubled the brewpub's capacity. Since these bigger tanks can now take some of the pressure off the core range, the other fermenters have been freed up for more rotating of styles, old and new, across the taps. If you’re…

Staves Brewery Session Ale Beer

This beer is truly made with love. Founder Steve had a few beers brewed for his wedding and, since many of the guests were coming in from from the UK, it made sense to have an English pale ale as one of the options. The beer, named for Steve’s son, Charlie Ryder, was such a hit at the wedding that…

4 Pines Pacific Ale Beer

Since the Keller Door special releases from 4 Pines come with fair regularity, it’s never a big surprise when another one pops its head out of the brewery. But a new core range beer is another matter entirely: the release of the Pacific Ale shows that you can never really know if a brewery has finished…

Ballistic Beer Co & Hop Nation Madden's Curse Beer

Madden NFL is an American football video game that’s stuck around for more than 30 years and, since the 90s, it’s believed to have been the source of one of sport’s great curses. Before 1998, the covers of each release always featured a photo of legendary NFL coach and commentator John Madden.…

Oscar & Glenn: Rocker, Skater, Brewers News

The past few decades have seen the Australian beer scene transform from monochromatic to kaleidoscopic. As some point, each of us has had our eyes opened to the sheer variety of beers available: the different styles, different colours, different flavours. But this vast array of drinking options isn’t…

Now That's Good Drinking News

“Alcohol is a great conversation starter. How often when you're enjoying a drink with a friend or stranger do you start solving the problems of the world?”Agi Gajic, Sparkke For years, philosophers have grappled with the question: What makes a beer a good beer? (If this doesn’t sound true…

Women In Drinks News

"Women in drinks are not an anomaly or a quirk – we are a very real part of this industry…"Jayne Lewis – Two Birds Brewing Most of us look forward to the day when conversations about gender in the craft beer industry are no longer necessary when gender – along with sexuality, race,…

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…

Kveik – Something Old, Something New News

You may have heard of this mysterious Norwegian brewing ingredient already. If you haven’t, you likely will soon. But just what is “super-yeast” kveik? Is it true it can fully ferment a beer in 36 hours? Is it somehow related to kriek, the cherry lambics originating in Belgium? Can it really…

Brisbane's Beer Yogi News

In western countries, yoga has come to be associated with a lot of alternative-type drinks – green tea, wheatgrass shots, kombucha, acai smoothies – and probably a bunch of other brightly coloured beverages. But what does it look like when yoga gets paired with the drink of the people? And what…

Best New Queensland Beers Of 2018 News

Beer in Australia is improving exponentially every year. Perhaps it’s the fear of impending crises that does it: we faced Y2K, then the Mayan calendar concern of 2012, now Trump. Perhaps "Brew every beer as though it’s your last" is imprinted on the minds of paranoid brewers.  And, with…

Sip, Speak, Repeat... Taking To The Soapbox News

We’re always going on about the speed at which Brisbane’s beer scene is growing: leaps and bounds; a new brewery every other week; all that jazz. But, in a recent article, The Crafty Pint touched upon the way this young segment of the craft beer industry is maturing; in the words of Newstead…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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: 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: 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…

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…

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