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White Bay Beer Co Brewer

White Bay is an area that holds both industrial behemoths and a Hollywood film location, so it stands to reason White Bay Beer Co would capture that blend of character - down to earth, but not without sophistication. The brewery’s logo shows the twin smokestacks of the abandoned White Bay Power…

Slow Lane Brewing Brewer

Sydney is a city that’s always in a rush. Pedestrians charge down the footpath like they’re late for an urgent meeting. Cyclists cut and weave through traffic like their lives depend on it. Cars rev their engines and honk their horns and show their impatience with every erratic lane change. Everything…

Sanctus Brewing Company Brewer

There’s a quote attributed to Ben Franklin: “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy”. As it turns out, Ben Franklin never said that; the real quote was sort of about wine, but mostly about rain on vineyards. However, many of us can agree with the cheeky sentiment behind the…

Malt Shovel Brewers Brewer

If you’ve ever driven through Camperdown in Sydney’s Inner West, there’s a good chance you’ve spotted the Malt Shovel Brewery at some point. But you may not realise what the Malt Shovel brewers get up to behind the closed doors of that tall brick building. If you’ve been around for a while,…

Eumundi Brewery (Lion) 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…

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…

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…

The Woolhouse Venue

This small bar pouring 14 taps of independent beer and cider isn’t in Melbourne. Nor is it even in Victoria; it’s a kilometre over the NSW border as the crow flies (or two kilometres for those of us who aren’t crows). But The Woolhouse is an oasis of good beer in Albury, a kind of outpost…

Mountain Goat Newtown (Asahi) Venue

You ready for this? It’s pretty simple. It’s Mountain Goat. But in Newtown. It’s kind of like the Richmond HQ. But it’s definitely not Richmond. It’s Newtown. While Mountain Goat’s iconic home base is still tucked away in the back streets of Melbourne, the brewery has had a national following…

Plonk Bottleshop

How many family-owned, independent bottleshops can boast a range of around 1200 different beers? In the words of a wise scribe from the past: not many, if any.  But there is one, standing tall in our nation’s capital. When it comes to beer, Plonk in Canberra is a bottleshop of impressive…

Blackhearts & Sparrows Braddon Bottleshop

Over the course of a decade, the siblings behind Blackhearts & Sparrows have opened a string of beautiful stores; after making it nine locations in Melbourne, they spread the love further afield with their tenth store, bringing their independent and intimate brand of liquor retail to the nation’s…

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…

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…

Wayward Brewing W Seltzer Range Beer

Before this year, I didn’t hear the word "seltzer" unless I was watching an American sitcom. But the arrival of hard seltzers has changed that; like "curb", "cookie", and Taco Bell, this American has come to Australian shores and is likely here to stay. Wayward have entered the hard seltzer market…

Redoak American Pale Ale Beer

One of the back rooms at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe is called The Hop Room. There’s information about hops written on one of the walls, a giant hop hanging from a chandelier, and even the wallpaper is a photographic mural of a hop field. The Redoak team aren’t shy when it comes to their love of hops. Their…

Redoak American Pale Ale Beer

One of the back rooms at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe is called The Hop Room. There’s information about hops written on one of the walls, a giant hop hanging from a chandelier, and even the wallpaper is a photographic mural of a hop field. The Redoak team aren’t shy when it comes to their love of hops. Their…

Slow Lane Brewing Quake Pale Ale Beer

Returning to Slow Lane’s unorthodox beer lineup is Quake, a pale ale brewed with a strain of Norwegian kveik yeast and Kiwi Nelson Sauvin hops. One of the most prized properties of kveik is the ability to fully ferment a beer in as little as one or two days at temperatures that would usually result…

Nomad Brewing Supersonic Sonic Boom: Yuzu & Passionfruit Beer

Nomad have gone hazy with this Supersonic IIPA, bringing a soft cloudiness to a series that’s usually bright and sparkling. But they’ve stuck to their habit of adding enough fruit to wow the senses. Each Supersonic variation has a mouth-belting bitterness doing battle with whatever fruit is in…

Helios Brewing Cyclops IPA Beer

No, your eye is not deceiving you: Helios have finally released a year-round IPA you can buy in tinnies. In previous years, they’ve released different versions of Cyclops IPA as a wet-hopped beer at hop harvest time, but this is something different – [a core range West Coast IPA they’ve been…

Ballistic Beer Bru-1 West Coast & Hazy IPAs Beer

Ballistic have been making single hop IPAs since right back when they were still in their brewers’ nappies (please forgive that awful, awful mental image) – [this video](https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=355039025618223) gives a bit of background into their single hop series. Now, three years…

White Bay Beer Co Stack Up Beer

The White Bay team use their IPA series to have fun with hops, and Stack Up is no exception. Five different hop varieties, added in a few different formats, make this beer the tropical medley it is. In this new world of hazy IPAs, we’re constantly talking about dry-hopping, but before the multiple…

Young Henrys Dark Sour Of The Moon Beer

If, like me, you look at this can and think it looks sexy and new but also somewhat familiar, there’s a reason for that. Young Henrys brewers have been exploring alternative styles in their Brewers B-Sides series for a while but, until now, the B-Sides have been packaged in longneck bottles. Now the…

Sanctus Brewing Spooks Ember Ale Beer

Just south of the Clarence River, off the southern point of Spooky Beach, there’s a dangerous little reef break known as Spooks. It's the kind of spot a young grom could get into trouble, but the local surfers all know how to navigate Spooks so they don’t get ripped to shreds. And this same kind…

Ten Years Of Crafty: Meet The Team II News

In part two of the midway feature in our Ten Years Of Crafty series we again hand the mic to some of the people who've been part of the growth of the site over the past decade. You can view part one of Meet The Team here and find the remainder of the series here. To date, we've looked at the site's…

Ten Years Of Crafty: Meet The Team I News

As we reach the midpoint in our series looking back over the ten years since The Crafty Pint launched, we're handing the mic to some of those who've helped turn it from one man, a laptop and a camera to a nationwide team of staff and freelancers (and one haggard, greying man with a newer laptop…

Ten Years Of Crafty: The Big Ones News

There's a simple guide when it comes to working out which stories tend to attract the most eyes in this day and age. It's lists and controversy, pretty much the model for many news organisations and almost every lifestyle publication. So, when we took a look at the stories that had proven most…

Ten Years Of Crafty: In Pictures News

If a picture says a thousand words, then many millions have been spoken over the past decade in beer... After kicking off our tenth anniversary coverage with a long read on the genesis of the site, today we're switching tack. We've taken a trip down Memory Lane, making our way through…

The Big Issue: Coping with COVID-19 Part II News

In part one of this two-part exploration of mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mick Wust spoke to people throughout the industry and a health expert about the unique way the events of the past few months have impacted people in and around the beer industry. Here, he speaks…

The Big Issue: Coping With COVID-19 Part I News

“Broad strokes – it's shit, feels very flat, cut off, isolated…” As I was figuring out how to write this article, I asked members of The Crafty Pint team – a number of whom live in locked-down Melbourne – to share privately how their mental health had been affected during the COVID-19…

Latest News From The Crafty Cabal - March 2020 News

We know it's only been three weeks since the last of these but we've been busy, not least in launching the long-mooted new look Crafty Cabal homepage. It makes it easier to see what's available as well as what's coming up and makes the whole experience much smoother now we've completed the integration…

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…

Crafty Does Movember News

The Crafty Pint crew will be turning into Mo Bros and Mo Sistas and getting behind Movember. The Bros will be sculpting taches, the Sistas (and heavily bearded) setting themselves other, exercise-related challenges throughout the month. It should prove interesting; while there are some…

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…

Crafty Cabal Exclusive: Meet Mr Boatrocker at Brewsvegas Event

Boatrocker have proven to be one of the best breweries in Australia over the past decade, whether it's been via their pioneering barrel program, their range of sours or, more recently, their excellent IPAs. They now make spirits too, including a recently released vodka made from gnocchi... They're…

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