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Burnley Brewing Brewer

Back when they were at university together, Neil Mills and Phil Gijsbers decided to start a café. It’s an unusual brewery origin story but, then again, Burnley Brewery is a little unusual. In the years that followed, Phil started a few more cafés and Neil eventually ended up entering the world…

Westside Ale Works Brewer

Festina tarde is an Italian saying – often associated with the Renaissance but also used by Roman rulers – that translates as "make haste slowly". By all means, hurry, but don't rush things, and take care too. Westside Ale Works' story is one of “hurrying slowly”. It started in 2016, when…

Fury & Son Brewer

We won't lie. When we first saw there was a new brewing company set to start up in Melbourne going by the name Fury & Son, our initial thought was that it could be some hipster brand. Fury & Son: it seemed to possess an air befitting the sort of tattoo, barber and gentleman's outfitters salon you can…

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…

Cheeky Monkey Brewer

It's not uncommon in the beer world for prospective brewery owners to experience delays. In fact, when someone tells you they're planning to open a brewery in six months it pays to add on another six. At least. Yet, for all the delays faced by breweries across the land, few - if any - can have experienced…

Van Dieman Brewer

A few years back, Will Tatchell departed Tasmania to take up a brewing job at Guinness in Ireland. He never made it, the dream position dashed by an email that landed in his inbox while he travelled through Nepal with his dad telling him the job had gone. Undaunted, he continued on to the UK, sent emails…

Gladfield Malt

ABOUT US:New Zealand is setting a new standard in quality, craft beer. We’ve always been a country of innovators and pioneers, and Gladfield Malt wants to work with you to keep this proud tradition alive. Whether you’re an established brewer or you’re starting out your first home-brewing operation,…

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…

Kegstar Venue

Here at Kegstar we own the kegs so you don't have to! Making your life very simple with 4 easy steps... RENT, FILL, DELIVER, REPEAT You are in control, forecasting your own kegs, then you clean, fill, scan and distribute the full kegs to the requested venue. Let us collect the kegs! By using…

Cryer Malt Venue

Suppliers of Premium Brewing Ingredients Supplying Australasian craft brewers with quality brewing ingredients for over 25 years, Cryer Malt is dedicated to sourcing the most premium Malt, Hops & Yeast for all brewing enthusiasts. They distribute the best quality locally crafted malts from Barrett…

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…

Endeavour Brewing Rosé Pilsner & Lemon Lime Sorbet Ale Beer

If you enjoy beers that give you a pleasant little surprise, then Endeavour have a couple of treats for you. When you first look at the **Rosé Pilsner**, you get all kinds of expectations as to what it might taste like. Rosé? Raspberry? Strawberry? Then you’re told that it’s a Czech-style pilsner…

Westside Ale Works Astro Dog & Best Coast IPA Beer

Living up to the brewery’s name, Westside Ale Works’ Casey Wagner has recently been exploring some big and bold IPAs. **Best Coast IPA** is an ever-changing beer: each time it’s brewed, he picks a different mix of hops from Australia, New Zealand and America. The can we got our hands on had a big…

Westside Ale Works Thai Spiced Pale Ale & Evergreen King DDH Double IPA Beer

Walk into Westside Ale Works and you’ll find twenty taps pouring the brewery’s beers (plus another ten for guests). With that many taps, it’s no surprise head brewer Casey Wagner is constantly exploring new twists on classic styles, with these two beers doing just that. **Thai Spiced Pale Ale**…

Westside Ale Works Imperial Saison Aged In Rye Whiskey Barrels Beer

When Westside Ale Works made the move from one end of Alfred Street, in South Melbourne ,to the other, that change was driven by a need for more space. Other than being able to fit in more beer, taps and a canning line, Casey Wagner was also keen to find room to start barrel-ageing beers. Walk into the…

Westside Ale Works Anniversary IPA Beer

When your career in beer and the name of your brewery are both inspired by the brewing scene on America’s West Coast, there's no prizes for guessing the sort of beer you'll brew for your anniversary. Westside Ale Works brew their Anniversary IPA each year and, though it changes each year, the beer…

Cheeky Monkey & Mane Liquor & Besk & Chicho Gelato Twin Pole Sour Beer

It started with Frosty Fruits, a collaboration that can be credited with sending WA sours overground. The following year came Bluzu, a blueberry yuzu sour, and closing out the Summer Sour triptych comes a mid-strength pair designed to be combined. Pineapple Sour keeps things light and breezy with…

Burnley & Old Wives Ales Kiwi Lemon NEIPA Beer

When two breweries make most of their beer in the same space, it can really only be a matter of time before ideas for a collaboration come to mind. That’s what happened for Burnley and Old Wives Ales anyway, with the latter regularly using the former’s Dandenong production site to make their beers.…

Mr Banks Cake Eater 3 & Peach Hat Beer

Of the many hazy IPAs and double IPAs released by Mr Banks over the past couple of years, the first iteration of **Cake Eater** is one of the most popular. It's spawned a Cloudwater-esque series, in which borderline insane amounts of hops are added to an oats 'n' cream double IPA, with the hops in question…

Aether Brewing Chaotic Good NZ Pilsner Beer

I’ve only played Dungeons & Dragons once; it’s all fun and games until you’re reckless and don’t listen properly and your character dies early on in the game. But I’ve seen enough memes to know that “Chaotic Good” is a reference to the D&D Alignment Chart, which maps out characters according…

Cheeky Monkey & South West Craft Beer Bogans Nek Minnut IPL Beer

Poor Loki. He left his scooter outside the brewery and nek minnut… Perhaps his problems started when WA Facebook beer group South West Craft Beer Bogans rolled up at Cheeky Monkey's Vasse brewery for a summer collab. Using all New Zealand hops – Riwaka, Motueka, Wai-iti and HORT 4337 - the collaborators…

Behind Bars: Harts Pub At Ten News

Tell someone you want to catch a glimpse of the historical side of Sydney and they’ll direct you straight to The Rocks. It’s here that you’ll zigzag through cobblestone laneways, ascend to the next street by way of narrow stone staircases, read bronze plaques about convict-era construction in the…

Best New Victorian Beers Of 2019 News

When kicking off this article last year, we talked about the Melbourne scene becoming a bloodbath for brewers looking to get their beers onto taps and into fridges – and then keep them there. It remains a challenging market, with many in the hospo world also doing it tough. There are breweries that…

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…

Meet The New GABS. Same As The Old GABS News

If you've followed the GABS story closely since the festival's inception towards the start of the decade, you'll be aware the venture into Auckland was seen as a potential precursor to further international excursions. In one past chat, co-founder Steve Jeffares talked about having container bars in…

Beer Nuts: The Indies Lovers News

Whenever the industry gathers for one of its award nights, social media gives those who can't make it along a glimpse of the stars of the show. Most often, it's brewers or business owners beaming with their trophies, awarded for the outstanding quality of their beer as judged by their…

Black Hops' Nightmare Before Christmas News

"It's the worst combination," says Dan Norris, one of Black Hops' co-founders, as soon as we speak on the phone. And he's got a point. They've issued a recall for a beer, which is something that's happened a few times in recent years in the local beer world, and has typically been handled well, but…

Artisan Brewing: Five Years In Five Beers News

Brian and Julia Fitzgerald are a well known and much-loved facet of the WA beer scene, a couple who have turned semi-retirement into a highly enviable proposition: brewing award-winning Belgian-inspired ales in one of Australia’s quaintest locations.  Where the Karri trees meet the Southern…

GABS Founders Sell Their Festivals News

GABS, the beer festival meets circus that has grown into a multi-city extravaganza over the past decade has been sold. Founders Steve Jeffares and Guy Greenstone have sold it in order to focus on their fast-growing Stomping Ground brewing operation. The festival has been acquired by media and marketing…

Beer Travel: Auckland News

Despite being New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland has always trailed Wellington and Christchurch when it comes to the title of the country’s best place to be a beer drinker. But the past few years, and an initiative launched in the past few months, has the place known as the City of Sails quickly…

Who Brews Wild Polly's GF Beers? News

Cockatoos are an all-too-familiar sight in Canberra. It’s not unusual for citizens of the city and surrounds to be woken up in the morning by a choir of sulphur-crested cockatoos. But a new kind of cockatoo is starting to populate our nation’s capital, and it’s a less familiar breed: Wild Polly,…

Liberty Triumph At NZ Beer Awards News

New Zealand beer industry darlings Liberty Brewing celebrated their tenth birthday in style, winning the title of country’s best brewery at the Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards on Saturday night. The 13th edition of the event could have been renamed The Joe Wood Show, with Liberty’s founder (above…

Crafty Crawls: Newcastle News

For years, Newcastle carried the stigma of a tough town blanketed by a thick yellow smog, where the locals rioted when the cops tried to shut down one of their pubs. Its streets were built on blood, sweat and Tooheys beers. Where the bar tiles were hosed down from the night before, ready for the shift…

A Sour Taste In Their Mouths News

As 2012 drew to a close, I predicted – on this site and in James Halliday's Wine Companion Magazine – that we'd see a big increase in the number of sour beers available in Australia in 2013. It didn't really happen.  Sure, a few more arrived but not the tidal wave I'd expected. Even in 2014,…

The Besk Comes To Those Who Wait News

In the thin wedge of West Leederville that runs between the Freo line, arterial thoroughfares and Lake Monger, a new venue brings a globally considered sensibility of food, drinks and design to one of Perth’s more quaint inner suburbs. Sandwiched between a renowned bakery outpost and a creative collective,…

Crafty Crawls: Adelaide News

Of all the Australian capitals, Adelaide is arguably the most laid-back. Sure, there's the month between mid-February and mid-March into which the city crams enough festivals and major events to sustain thrill seekers well into winter. Yet, outside that period, things tend to be kept pretty simple and…

Our Man In NZ: The Yeast Starters News

Yeast. It is arguably beer’s most important ingredient; without it, beer would not exist. But brewers’ options for sourcing high quality pitches of liquid yeast are almost nil in New Zealand.  Now, however, the duo behind Froth Technologies are hoping to change that.  When he lined up…

Crafty Crawls: Toowoomba News

A city of contrasts, Toowoomba sits at the crown of the Great Dividing Range, 700 metres above sea level overlooking the Lockyer Valley. From the interactive museums to the 150-plus parks and gardens, it's a city that attracts all walks of life.  In recent years, it has become home to…

Brew & A: Sam Clayman News

“Brewers are essentially just glorified janitors who farm yeast on the side.” Studying enzyme function relating to metabolism in snails. It doesn’t sound like an obvious precursor to brewing. But for Sam Clayman, head brewer at All Hands Brewing House, it was exactly that. Sam started homebrewing…

3 Ravens, Feral & Innate Win Big At Perth Awards News

The trophy for Champion Beer at the 2019 Perth Royal Beer Awards is heading to the East Coast after 3 Ravens' New World IPA was judged the best commercial beer of the nearly 700 entries. But there was plenty of home state glory too as Feral and Innate Brewers collected the Champion Large and…

Behind Bars: Old Faithful Amos News

After spending any amount of time with Amos Polglaze it’s impossible not to be impressed by his passion. Passion for beer, music – metal in particular, quality food, stream of consciousness answers and profanity (dear reader, you have been warned). Luckily, as the resident "Beer Walrus" at Perth…

GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Of 2019 Countdown Event

It's become one of the biggest days in the Aussie beer calendar, an event that sparks joy and disgust in equal measure and, increasingly, a platform upon which ambitious brewers can seek a promotional boost.It's the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Countdown and this year it's taking place on January 25,…

Sydney Test Week - AUS V NZ Tap Showcase At The Taphouse (NSW) Event

Summer means cricket. Summer means beer. Ergo, cricket means beer. The folk at The Taphouse are getting excited for cricket season, and they're particularly frothing for the Australia v New Zealand Test series culminating at the SCG in January. From January 3 to 7, starting at 10am each day, The…

Wild 'n' Sour Weekend At The Dutch Trading Co (WA) Event

The Dutch Trading Co's annual Wild 'n' Sour event has evolved. What started with Zwanze Day in 2015 has morphed into a three-day celebration of sour/wild/Lambic goodness. This year DTC will be releasing all of the cellared wild ales they've been collecting for the last four years. Buy some Lambics…

A Very Merry Tasting Extravaganza At Mr West (VIC) Event

It's that time of year where we all start to stockpile for the silly season. Between buying booze for all your events, buying gifts for those around you, and locking in some Christmas night treats for yourself, chances are you need to get your hands on a range of beverages. Wouldn't it be good if you…

The Catfish's Sixth Birthday Poker Crawl (VIC) Event

The Catfish has woven itself into the very fabric of Melbourne's beer scene (with a finger or three in the live music, Philly Cheesesteak and arts pies too).And, each year, it celebrates its birthday in a manner that gives you an idea why: it's a party designed to share the love with other local brewers…

Bucket Boys Third Anniversary Party (NSW) Event

Bucket Boys Marrickville is turning three, and celebrating with a party the day after Halloween - there'll be no tricks, but so many treats.On Friday night from 6-10pm, the boys are pulling out some kegs that'll blow your freakin' mind - we're talking some of the best in the world.There'll also…

Mane Liquor present their 2019 Car Park Party (WA) Event

Thirteen years in, Mane Liquor is going as strong as ever. And what better way to celebrate than by throwing a huge car park party? On November 2, from 1pm to 5pm, the Mane Liquor car park is going to be full of great booze, great food, and great vibes.  With tunes from RTRFM 92.1, food…

Haunted Taphouse Halloween Weekend At The Taphouse (NSW) Event

"On the morning of March 8, 1907, Anastasia, licensee of the pub now known as The Taphouse was cleaning a pair of gloves with benzine, when a nearby candle set her entire body up in flames. She died a short time later from her burns, on the floor in what is now Odd Culture, and legend has it she still…

Once Upon A Time In Armadale - Mr Banks Collab Launch At Otter's Promise (VIC) Event

If you'd never heard of Mr Banks and Otter's Promise before, you might expect a collaboration between them to be a whimsical children's story bringing together Mary Poppins and Wind in the Willows. But if you've at least heard of this brewer and this bar - and even better, if you've…

Burnley Brewing's Oktoberfest Lager Masterclass (VIC) Event

As part of their epic, 24-day, 12 new beers Oktoberfest in 2019, Burnley Brewing are hosting a lager masterclass.Head brewer Michael Stanzel, who learned the brewing trade in Germany, will be showcasing some of the beers made in accordance to the Reinheitsgebot (German Purity Law) for their Oktoberfest…

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