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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…

Newstead Brewing The Mayne Thing Golden Lager Beer

For the first five years of Newstead Brewing’s existence, their core range included a pale ale and a golden ale… which is really just a kind of pale ale. There was no lager in the lineup, yet many people were constantly asking for a lager. They introduced their seasonal lagers to address this, but…

Newstead Brewing Cyclone Season Summer Lager (2018/19) Beer

Unlike Brisbane (and the rest of Queensland), Dortmund in Germany isn’t known for cyclones. But it’s a beautiful city with a river and a love for beer, so we’ll accept Newstead’s take on a Dortmunder lager with open arms this summer. The 2018/19 Cyclone Season has the malt flavours hiding…

Newstead & Brewski & The Mill V Beer

Newstead Brewing, Brewski, and The Mill on Constance reached five years of operating as 2018 was drawing to a close, and a big part of the birthday celebrations was a trio of collaboration brews and events. You can read more about it and their thoughts on the Brisbane beer scene [here](https://craftypint.com/news/1942/Craft_Beer_Heroes_Newstead_The_Mill_Brewski_At_5). In…

Stockade Brew Co 16bit Double IPA Beer

Just as the NES led us to the Super Nintendo, and the Sega Master System made the Mega Drive possible, Stockade’s 8bit IPA has laid the foundation for its levelled up version, 16bit IIPA. Keen observers may have noticed that Stockade had to remove the cartoon character from the 8bit label, but the…

Ballistic Beer Co El Dorado Single hop IPA Beer

Mum always brought fruit salad to summer barbecues. Bringing a four-pack of El Dorado SHIPAs is practically the same thing, right? While it’s labelled as a West Coast style IPA, this one’s at the gentler end of Ballistic’s SHIPA (single hop IPA) offerings to date. It offers up pineapple and…

Ballistic Beer Co Twang Tropical Sour Beer

Twang is a sound: the snap of a guitar string, the spring of a diving board, the shock of Wile E Coyote being shot from a giant bow. Twang is a sound… so how does it so perfectly describe the taste of this beer?? This tropical kettle sour is super light yellow and slightly cloudy, with plenty of…

Ballistic Beer Co Hazy IPL Beer

Ballistic is comfortable with lagers. They proudly hold a craft lager in their core lineup. They call it Dirty Word, and push back against the idea that lager is a dirty word. Their head brewer will tell anyone who listens that a clean, well-made, true-to-style lager is one of his favourite things to…

Ballistic & Bintani Signature ExPA Beer

When we’ve gone a while without a beer, we talk about being parched and breaking the drought. But here’s a beer that really aims to help with drought. Ballistic Beer is an Australian brewery. Bintani is an Australian grain supplier. They both know the importance of Australian agriculture, and…

4 Hearts Mondlicht Schwarzbier Beer

Mondlicht is German for moonlight, and this beauty shines in the darkness. Created for the Pumpyard Oktoberfest, Mondlicht is a traditional Schwarzbier made using the same yeast as the Augustiner brewery in Munich. If you ever find dark beers too heavy, don’t be put off by Mondlicht’s appearance…

4 Hearts Bavarian Helles Beer

4 Hearts head brewer Ken Friend’s goal with this beer was to brew an authentic Bavarian style Helles (as the name of the beer might suggest). Ken studied under German brewmasters in Berlin so, when he aims for an authentic German beer style, he holds himself to a high standard. Using German pilsner…

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…

Craft Beer Heroes: Newstead, The Mill & Brewski At 5 News

In the scheme of things, five years isn’t a long time. But, in the life of a craft beer business, a lot can happen in five years. In November 2013, Brisbane saw the opening of three new beer businesses – Newstead Brewing, The Mill on Constance and Brewski – and, in the half decade since, those…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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