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2 Halfs Brewing Distilling Brewer

Good things take time. It’s a well-known piece of wisdom that few of us take to heart. But spend a little time at 2 Halfs Brewing and you’ll see that Kirk and Dragana Bozinovski apply this wisdom to their brewery. You can taste it in the European-style beers they serve up, but chat with Kirk and…

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…

7th Day Brewery Brewer

On the first day, Mike Beresford Jones took up homebrewing because there was a dearth of locally made craft lagers. He began developing a recipe for a quality pilsner, and a handful of local dads who met through their children’s sport would join him each week to drink it in his garage at Curl Curl,…

Aether Brewing Brewer

“In Greek mythology, Aether is the fifth element, which holds the universe together. Obviously… that’s beer.” This is the idea that gave birth to Aether Brewing years ago, well before the brewery opened in 2016. Plenty has changed at Aether in the intervening years, including the core range…

All Inn Brewing Brewer

A suburban brewery can be different things to different people. To those who live in the ‘burbs nearby, it’s a welcome oasis that provides lazy drinks on a Friday afternoon and merry times on the weekend. To those who live closer to the city centre, it’s a puzzle to be solved – you want to go…

Ballistic Beer Co Salisbury 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…

Bucketty's Brewing Co Brewer

When a brewery’s grand opening includes the mayor cutting through a branch with a chainsaw instead of the standard ribbon ceremony, you’ve got to wonder why. Nick and Lexi McDonald originally planned to open a brewery in Bucketty, a little spot in the Hunter Valley. They bought land and even planted…

Catchment Brewing Co Brewer

Since opening their doors in November 2015, the Catchment Brewing crew have been growing into the eclectic, artistic and historic landscape that makes up West End. West End is a patchwork of character and colour: a blend of cultures and a haven for non-mainstream lifestyles, long known as an area…

Eumundi Brewery (Lion/Kirin) 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…

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…

Fortitude Brewing / Noisy Minor Brewer

The clear air up in the Gold Coast hinterland makes for pleasant sunny days that cry out for beer, but once upon a time, the beer offerings on Tamborine Mountain were slim. It wasn’t until 2012 that a couple of locals decided it was up to them to bring good beer to the mountain. They took over a small,…

Hawke's Brewing Brewer

His name’s on the brewery, his face is on the cans, and he was involved in the founding of the business. But Hawke’s Brewing isn’t about Bob Hawke. Well, not really. It’s about what Bob Hawke represents: integrity, generosity, and the fun-loving Aussie spirit. It began in 2015, when Nathan…

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…

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…

Jervis Bay Brewing Co Brewer

“There seems to be a growing inclination in Australia to mispronounce the name Jervis Bay. May I please assure you that the correct pronunciation of this word is Jervis and not Jarvis.” - Mr Jervis Manton, 1928. With that out of the way, welcome to Jervis Bay Brewing, the brewery that makes a…

Lost Palms Brewing Brewer

Lost Palms is a brewery infused with the spirit of your favourite party shirt. It starts with pink. Lots of pink. You can’t talk about Lost Palms without talking about pink. Pink brewery. Pink logo. Pink beer cans. There’s also a whole lot of pastel green (please don’t ask me if it’s aqua,…

Malt Shovel Brewers (Lion/Kirin) 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,…

Milton Common – Common Ground Brewing Brewer

Common Ground Brewing isn’t the first brewery to talk about bringing people together and making people feel welcome. But founder Jimmy Young has a straight-down-the-line approach to keeping this at the centre of his business, starting with the name: Common Ground. It captures this idea that people…

Moffat Beach Brewing Co (Caloundra) Brewer

Just because a waterfront brewery is busy doesn’t mean the beer is any good. After all, a view of the ocean can cover a multitude of sins. So, if you were to catch a glimpse of the buzzing crowd at [Moffat Beach Brewing’s brewpub](https://craftypint.com/brewery/431/moffat-beach-brewing-co) on Seaview…

New England Brewing Co Brewer

When you hear New England in relation to beer, your mind probably goes to the region on the east coast of the US and the hazy IPAs it gave rise to. But halfway between Brisbane and Sydney, just a few hundred kilometres inland from Coffs Harbour, is Australia’s own New England - a rich agricultural…

Newstead Brewing Co Brewer

When you look at the independent beer scene in Brisbane, Newstead Brewing Co is part of the furniture. It’s a brewery that’s been seen on billboards, attached to sporting teams, and welcomes visitors to this fine city with its own bar at Brisbane Airport’s domestic terminal. But if you’re…

Nomad Brewing Brewer

When you hear the word “nomad”, what do you think of? A nomadic tribe wandering across a desert with a caravan of camels in tow? Grey nomads crossing the Nullarbor in a caravan, collecting souvenir teaspoons along the way? Or an independent brewery that was conceived in Italy, has a head brewer from…

NORT Brewer

Your friend catches your eye across the table. “Another beer?” “No reason why not!” She hands you a tinnie of Tropical XPA and grabs her third bottle of Refreshing Ale. You pass her the bottle opener and hear the familiar hiss of the lid, then stick your can in a stubbie cooler and crack…

Range Brewing Brewer

Some people said it would never work. You can’t have a successful brewery in Australia without a core range†, they said. A core range is how you build a following of loyal customers, they said. But the team at Range Brewing have never had a problem finding people to drink their beer. Since…

Reckless Brewing Brewer

When your brewery name is an adjective, you’ve got a question to answer: is it a fitting description of your brewery? So: is Reckless Brewing as reckless as the name suggests? The answer is yes… and no. Yes, because it was started by three friends who threw caution to the wind and entered…

Shark Island Brewing Brewer

Shark Island Brewing Co is proud to be part of the Sutherland Shire. From the fact the brewery itself is named after a reef break just off Cronulla, to the naming of some of its beers – you can hunt down the surf spots that inspired Voodoo IPA, The Point Dark Ale, and Shiprock Hazy Pale Ale –…

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…

Sunday Road Brewing Brewer

We all look forward to Sundays for various reasons. For some of us, it’s the day of rest: sitting back, relaxing, and doing as little as possible. For some, it’s the chance to spend time with the people we love: friends, family, anyone who gives a sense of acceptance and belonging. For others,…

The Brewery Townsville Brewer

Not many breweries can boast having their own clock tower. But when you look at the ticking clock looming over Townsville Brewing Co – or simply “The Brewery” as it’s known around town – you get a sense that time is important to this place. The past, the present, and the future. The past…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Felons Barrel Hall Venue

Felons Barrel Hall shares some characteristics with the Felons Brewing venue next door, some characteristics with the beer halls of Germany, and some characteristics with other local breweries’ barrel venues. And yet it’s distinctly unlike all of them. Where else can you get a Munich-style Helles…

Mountain Goat Newtown (CUB/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…

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…

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…

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…

Black Hops Brisbane Venue

There’s no denying Black Hops is a Gold Coast brewery: the sunshine and surf and laid back culture of the Coast are in every sip of Black Hops beer. But, when founders Dan, Eddie and Govs launched Black Hops in 2014, it wasn’t at the Gold Coast – it was in a bar in Brisbane, and they’ve…

Slipstream Brewing Batch #1000 Quadruple IPA Beer

A thousand batches of beer. That is a lot of beer. I don’t mind admitting I haven’t made that much beer. But Slipstream have reached this milestone, and they decided to celebrate by brewing a IIIIPA as their thousandth batch. In the theme of celebration, I’m picturing a glamorous awards night.…

Brouhaha Life Is Peachy Beer

‘Life is peachy’? Gosh, that’s a big call after the couple of years we’ve all had! But I’m a sucker for an optimistic outlook, so I’ll jump on board. The fact that this peach sour is an opaque orange tells you Brouhaha didn’t skimp on the fruit in this one. And if you aren’t convinced…

Lost Palms The Way It Is, Paper Trails & Vibe (with One Drop) Beer

I believe it was Clark Kent’s Uncle Bob who said: ‘With great baby comes great responsibility.’ Lost Palms’ head brewer Mitch is a new father, and is feeling the weight of the above quote. So the brew team put together a session IPA that’d give him a responsible alternative to those IIPAs…

Jervis Bay School Of Hops: Nelson Sauvin Beer

Our man Judd waxed lyrical on the School of Hops theme with the [first beer in this series](https://craftypint.com/beer/9072/jervis-bay-brewing-school-of-hops-amarillo), so I won’t re-tread old ground there.† But here’s the second School of Hops beer: a pale ale with Nelson Sauvin hops and a simple…

Aether Brewing Anti Matter Cascadian Dark Lager Beer

In modern physics, antimatter is defined as matter composed of the antiparticles (or "partners") of the corresponding particles in "ordinary" matter… A collision between any particle and its antiparticle partner leads to their mutual annihilation… I may only understand as much about physics as…

Ballistic Easy Stout, Grandfather Oaked Ale & Tropical Imperial Stout Beer

Clearly they're embracing winter at Ballistic, with a trio of warming beers arriving in quick succession. When it comes to **Easy Stout**, the brewers have certainly delivered with this one. A session stout with a seven-part malt bill for a layered drinking experience, including oatmeal to provide decent…

Ballistic Neighbourhood Cold IPA & SWYD Triple IPA Beer

“Welcome to the neighbourhood!” You might expect this kind of greeting from a Ned Flanders-type character, but the first entry in Ballistic’s Neighbourhood Collab Series greets you with a hellish alien monstrosity. (Though for all its terrifying ugliness, it seems to be quite harmlessly hanging…

Ballistic Coup de Grâce Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (2022) Beer

Well, Ballistic. You’ve bloody done it again. Yes, I expected good things from another year of Coup de Grâce, this one aged for seven months in a mix of rum, bourbon and shiraz barrels before being blended back together. But there’s just… so much going on here. And every single bit of it…

Modus Operandi Neon Nectar Hazy IPA Beer

Modus Operandi 's Neon Nectar was first released in August 2021 but thanks to its pure popularity, the brewery's ensured the big hoppy beer would get another release in big silver cans for 2022. There’s a certain irony to Modus calling this beer ‘Neon’ too, considering how light-blockingly hazy…

Aether Brewing Creme Brûlée Beer

Earl Grey Creme Brûlée, First at GABS and now in cans, Creamy treat for end of day. Get it – quickly – in your hands! Artwork – from a hot new game – By the great Sandara Tang, Like a dragon spitting flame, Cute and small, with tiny fang. Smells like things you love…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

2020: The Year In Beer - Queensland News

I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of complaining about 2020. Don't get me wrong – I'm not downplaying the difficulty and hurt and frustration it's brought to so many people. It's just that we’ve spent all year talking about how difficult this year has been, and for good reason……

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…

Best New NSW Beers Of 2021 News

Since kicking off our look back at the year in beer, we've run the rule over WA and Tasmania. Now it's the turn of New South Wales, brought to you by the loving hands of Judd Owen. One hundred and seven days. Much as we would like to expunge the whole June to October period from our collective…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Philter: Five Years In Five Beers News

Maybe it’s thanks to the 1980s can design but it’s a little hard to believe Philter are only five years young. As co-founder Mick Neil puts it: “Five years have come around very quickly.” Maybe that feeling of longevity comes from the fact Philter's story ties in so many different parts…

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…

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…

Boatrocker Ramjet Day 2019 (VIC) Event

Ramjet Day is back, bigger and more fun than ever for 2019! Boatrocker is embracing and celebrating winter this year, so expect hearty fare, delectable treats, some winter themes, and of course, RAMJET! There’ll be variants, some back vintages, and some truly maestro Ramjet creations from…

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