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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…

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…

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…

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…

Aether Brewing Dryad Pét-Nat Sour Beer

There’s a skill in blending sours to achieve a rich complexity of flavours, and there’s a skill in achieving complexity without blending. Here, Aether has nailed the latter with a beer-wine hybrid that holds layers and layers. Dryad began with a malt bill made up of half Golden Promise and half…

Aether Brewing Creature Of The Night Peanut Butter Stout Beer

We’ve seen a few peanut butter dessert beers in recent times, and often they’re sticky and syrupy, and fattened with lactose. If you’ve a sweet tooth, they may be just the thing you’re looking for. But what if you want the peanuts, you want the chocolate, you want the thick mouthfeel… but you…

Sauce & Bar Pop Isolation Island NEIPA Beer

Western Australia loves its East Coast IPAs - must be something about the IPA always being juicier on the other side. So, for the 2019 Perth Craft Beer Festival, Sauce Brewing showed the isolated city some love by making a collaboration beer just for them; they hung onto some kegs and shared a few with…

Frenchies Coast Extra IPA Beer

What do you do if you want to make an IPA that bears some traits of an East Coast IPA and some traits of a West Coast IPA? You cheat, and make the IPA exactly as you want it to taste, and call it a Frenchies Coast Extra IPA. Five hops bring the blend of flavours that make this beer the hybrid it is…

Murray's Laguna Brut IPA Beer

A beer that reeks of hops but drinks like a champagne? How very on-brand for a brewery that’s spent the majority of its life in a former wine storage shed. Perhaps Laguna is haunted by the ghost of brut wines past... Brut IPAs in Australia vary wildly, so it’s hard to know exactly what the style…

4 Pines Nitro Stout Beer

It’s three years since Australia’s first crafty nitro beer in a can and a number of Aussie breweries have been toying with nitro tinnies recently… but we believe 4 Pines is the first in our fair land to give us a nitro dark beer in a bottle. Nitro Stout has the same recipe as the original Stout…

Modus Operandi Pangea International IPA Beer

Plenty of breweries release an IPA for International IPA Day - free marketing, right? But one clever soul at Modus Operandi had a stroke of genius: when the team was discussing what kind of IPA to make, they said, “It’s International IPA Day… why don’t we make an International IPA?” So that’s…

Ballistic & Collective Arts Down Time Down Under Beer

Although they’re heavier than traditional summer smashers - crisp lagers, fruit sours, pale ales *[Are fruit sours already traditional? That happened fast! – Editor]* - fruity IPAs still feel like a summer beer. Good thing for Ballistic that Queensland winter’s as sunny as summer in most of the…

Ballistic Beer Co Sleep Nordic IPA Beer

The majority of the beers in Ballistic’s Sleep When You’re Dead series have been about the hops, the whole hops, and nothing but the hops. But, as with the India Brown Ale, one of the first SWYD beers, the Nordic IPA expects the hops to share the spotlight. Not so much with the malt this time, but…

Cupitt Craft Brewers Milton Pilsner Beer

This pale pilsner replaces the Kolsch that was previously in Cupitt’s core range. Apparently it’s Griff Cupitt’s knock-off drink, and it’s not hard to see why - it’s bright, it’s clean, and it’s easy-drinking, aptly dubbed a “Refreshing Lager”. Australian Ella and New Zealand Wakatu…

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…

Making A Stand News

“A few years ago, it was good enough to show up with amazing beer, a folding card table and a pull up banner. Tasting notes were a nice touch, and some business cards in the back pocket.”Brewers and punters alike remember these good ol’ days of beer festivals. A marquee, a trestle table and a few…

Who Brews Ornith Beers? News

When Daniel Venema launched Ornith Brewing in 2018, he hoped at some point he might be able to leave his regular job behind and move to brewing full-time.In the end he didn't even had to wait for his first beer to be served for hopes to become reality. That said, it wouldn't be Ornith that took up most…

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…

Mission To Mahrs News

Between the rapid growth of the Australian beer scene, and the fact this Great Southern Land of ours is stranded like a runaway lost at sea, we can sometimes get stuck in our beer bubble. There’s so much going on in our own backyard that we don’t always look outside of it to see what’s happening…

Who Brews Hop & Clover Beers? News

Plenty of people have made a big purchase without telling their spouse. But we doubt too many people have bought a brewery that way. After a number of years in the Navy, Dave Henderson worked on patrol boats as a contractor in Darwin. But it turns out there’s not much to do during the wet season…

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…

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