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Hepburn Springs Brewing Co Brewer

The 2020 Indies awards will be memorable for many people for different reasons. For those organising the event itself, the fact it was streamed from a production studio due to COVID ensured it was a far cry from your typical beer awards ceremony. For those winners dealing with lengthy delays on their…

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…

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…

King Road Brewing Co Brewer

Given it was founded by Dave and Bev McKee, their children Chad and Selena and their respective partners Maria and Dale, King Road Brewing Co was always going to be a family-friendly venue. Many set out with aspirations to create such a place, however the sheer scale of the brewery, the venue and its…

Burnley Brewing Brewer

There might be a lot of breweries in Melbourne but there are still ways to stand out. One way is to brew beers that are a little more traditionally-minded than most modern lineups, or you can throw a tonne of hops and adjuncts at beers and spend your time on new ingredients and styles. Alternatively,…

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…

Jetty Road Brewer

Whether your first encounter with Jetty Road is walking into their highly impressive brewery venue in Dromana or picking up a pack of their beers, complete with its sleek and polished branding, you might well conclude Jetty Road arrived in the world fully formed, the result of calculated planning and…

Wicked Elf Brewer

When COVID threw the Australian beer world the twistiest curveball imaginable, people reacted in myriad ways. Some reinvented their businesses overnight, others doubled down on what they already did well, all did whatever they could to make it through to the other side. In the case of Wicked Elf,…

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…

Cryer Malt

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…

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…

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…

Page Bottler Bottleshop

We all know the phrase: “You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.” If you were to apply it to Page Bottler, you could argue it should come with a supplementary warning too: “Or after opening the cover.” Not that there’s anything wrong with the bottleshop’s cover, which comes with some…

Local Brewing Co & Burnley Brewing Fruits Of Our Labour: Mango Nectar Sour Beer

The ongoing bread-saving collaboration between Local Brewing Co and Burnley Brewing reached its third iteration in April 2021 with Mango Nectar Sour. The Fruits of Our Labour series utlizes bread destined for the bin, in this case from three separate bakeries, and fresh fruit and like all Local Brewing…

Burnley Brewing Take It Ezaa Mango & Pineapple Lager Beer

Just what would Michael Stanzel’s former teachers think of him now? There they are, the German brewers who taught him the intricacies involved in brewing subtle, crisp, classic lagers. And here he is, head brewer at Burnley Brewing and launching a lager series in a pastel-coloured can, complete with…

CoConspirators Brewing The Neighbour Beer

At the start of October, CoConspirators Brewing asked beer fans to come up with a name for their forthcoming New Zealand IPA, a move we’ve been assured doesn’t mean they’re anywhere near running out of characters to cover their releases. Hundreds of people put their thoughts forward, with The Neighbour…

Burnley Brewing & Mountain Distilling Botanical Sour Beer

Presumably brought together by their shared names *[Are you really leading off with that, Ziebell? – Editor]*, soon after meeting Burnley Brewing’s Michael Stanzel and Mountain Distilling’s Michael Harris decided to brew a beer together. Initially released at GABS 2019 and followed up with a wider…

Wolf of the Willows Full Moon Party & Golden Hour In LA Beer

Just as many of us are looking forward to booking a long haul flight, Wolf of the Willows have unveiled the Escape Series, beers designed to whisk us away. First up is **Full Moon Party**, which aims to transport you to Thailand and, while it might be the smaller of the two in terms of ABV, there’s…

Batch Brewing Co 2 Strainz Triticale Sour Beer

Fruited sours have become quite the thing at the Batch Brewing Company. They usually have at least one pouring at any given time, often more – especially in summer. In the past they’ve added everything from passionfruit to raspberries to currants, but this latest one’s a little different. Why?…

Newstead & Croft Sour Series: Fear and Loathing Beer

One imagines there was a fair amount of fear around South East Queensland when the weekend's storms battered all and sundry, while there could be a spot of loathing among those who suffered worst at the hands of the gold ball sized hail and ferocious winds. Indeed, The Scratch's cry of "Pucker Up" for…

Mismatch Brewing Hazy IPA (Batch 2) & Strawberry Sour Beer

South Australia’s Mismatch Brewing have two returning beers out in tins for April 2021. Well, in the case of one of them, it’s not quite a returning beer and more a variation on a theme, with **Hazy IPA** following a [similar release in 2020](https://craftypint.com/beer/7177/mismatch-brewing-hazy-ipa).…

Van Dieman Elderflower, Wild Nectar & Fence Line Beer

If there's one thing this trio of Australian spontaneous ales from Van Dieman suggests, it's there's something of a house – or should that be farm – character developing among the gently undulating fields south of Launceston. While there are distinctions to be drawn, despite the different methods…

Jetty Road Mango Unchained Beer

If you're going to name a beer after a Tarantino movie that's typically unsparing when it comes to violence, you're going to expect a bit of aggression – not a characteristic normally associated with Jetty Road's beers. And while it doesn't take a sledgehammer to your senses, this NEIPA-looking beer…

Our Man In NZ: The Game Changer News

The ultimate affirmation for many brewers is picking up an award for their beer. In this part of the world, the Australian International Beer Awards and The Indies in Australia;or the Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards enjoy the highest profile. Yet, as Our Man In NZ Jono Galuszka writes,…

Our Man In NZ: Craftwork Brewery News

From the exquisite suits and tweed to serving Belgian-inspired sour beer via English real ale handpumps, Lee-Ann Scotti and Michael O’Brien of Craftwork Brewery have always seemed a crow left of the murder that is the New Zealand brewing industry. A visit to their brewery in Oamaru by Our Man…

Our Man In NZ: Brewpubs News

Brewpubs are popping up all over in New Zealand, with three set to open in a single 200 metre area of Wellington in the next year alone. It's also a model that's growing in popularity in Australia – and often cited as one of few viable means of succeeding as a craft brewer on these shores. Here,…

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…

Our Man In NZ: Liberty Brewing News

Liberty Brewing Company is one of the brightest stars in the New Zealand beer scene, earning a cult following thanks to beers like Prohibition Porter and C!tra. Demand is high on both sides of the Tasman Sea, with the decision to start brewing some Liberty beers at Hawkers in Melbourne for the…

Our Man In NZ: Beer Camp Heads South News

New Zealand’s biggest beer festival Beervana is to host Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp festival in a Southern Hemisphere exclusive. With fellow American big hitter Lagunitas, now part of the Heineken empire, also pouring in the country’s bars, there’s an ever-increasing presence f US breweries in…

Our Man in NZ: Moa's Changing Fortunes News

Our new Kiwi correspondent, Jono Galuszka, kicks off his monthly feature series by sitting down with one of the most controversial figures in New Zealand beer.  Geoff Ross, CEO of Moa Brewing Company, has led the brewery through brand revamps, listing on the NZ stock exchange and a fair…

Our Man In NZ: Spontaneity News

If there is one thing New Zealanders and Australians have in common, it is sticking it to The Man. It is no coincidence cult movie The Castle is loved by people on both sides of the Tasman. But it's likely few people know about Kapiti Island’s own little piece of rebellion, or what it has…

Our Man In NZ: Kiwi Hops News

Even if you have never had New Zealand brewed beer, you likely would have tasted the essence of the place when drinking brews from giants like BrewDog, Sierra Nevada and Green Flash. The country’s hops are famed across the world for their flavours and aromas, described as anything from "tropical fruit…

Our Man In NZ: ParrotDog Surfs On News

The biggest day of your life. It may be getting married, buying your first home or being hired for your dream job. For Matt Warner, one of the three Matts who founded ParrotDog, he can't pick between two: the day the Wellington company put down its first contract brew or the day they moved into their…

Our Man In NZ: Introducing Jono Galuszka News

Like many Kiwis, Jono Galuszka’s first forays into beer were of the cheap, cold and tasteless kind during his university days. Things have changed significantly since, with Jono named New Zealand Beer Writer of the Year in 2015, and now joining the Crafty Pint team as our New Zealand writer.  Before…

Beer Travel: Nelson-Tasman News

While Wellington claims to be New Zealand’s "craft beer capital" and cities like Christchurch and Auckland occasionally stake a claim for the title, the Nelson/Tasman area feels like its home. Sprawling across the top of the South Island, the area is home to one of the most diverse range of breweries…

Beer Travel: NZ Tiki Tour IV Wine Country News

The Rimutaka Hill Road is a real bastard. When you look at it on a map, its winding route is like viewing a seismograph at the point when an earthquake hits, the solid line suddenly and rapidly jolting up, down and even back on itself. It’s steep too. When the railway first began running up this way…

Beer Travel: NZ Tiki Tour I Coromandel News

Māori call the island Te-Ika-a-Māui: "the Fish of Māui".  Māui was a a mythological figure who, among many incredible feats, hauled this piece of land up from the ocean. When you look at a map of New Zealand it does have the rough outline of a stingray caught in an evasive turn, so perhaps…

Beer Travel: NZ Tiki Tour III Greater Wellington News

Waikanae is a nice place. It’s quiet, close to the beach and lush with bush. Perhaps that’s why so many people come here to die.  There’s nothing morbid about that. It really is nice. It just happens to have a lot of retirement villages. But, equally, it has been, and is increasingly, an…

Craft Beer Heroes: Doug Donelan News

Doug Donelan’s impact on the brewing scene extends well beyond his country of birth, Australia, and the one he now calls home, New Zealand.  He made his way in the brewing world working for Chuck Hahn, going on to be the first head brewer at Sydney’s Malt Shovel Brewery, before becoming the…

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…

Behind The Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers Of 2018 News

The results of the third GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers were announced at the weekend. Our Man In NZ, Jono Galuszka, spoke to some of the people making the stories in this year's poll. McLeod's The scent of hazy hoppy things has truly entranced New Zealand beer drinkers, with the broad style making…

Postcard from NZ: Good George News

There are things we know now that we could never have truly understood before.We now know what it’s like to sit through a brutal economic lesson where you desperately want a recess but what you end up with is a recession. We know the economy itself is very noisy and that when it gets turned off there…

Now Is The Sour News

While some might have forecast the renaissance that beer has been enjoying globally, would many have predicted the rise of sours?  As part of a quid pro quo for Kerry McBride's recent Garage Project article, award-winning beer writer Michael Donaldson laps up the tsunami of sours breaking…

Costanzo's Hop Harvest Brewing Course at Bright Brewery (VIC) Event

Is there a time of year as romantic for brewers as the hop harvest? Considering the Australian industry's perennial love for hops, we say it's unlikely.   Those wanting both an up close look at a hop farm just before harvest, while also learning how to brew better beer, can rest…

Blackman's & Barrow Boys You're Turning Violet Launch (VIC) Event

Last summer, Blackman's released a blackberry gose that disappeared almost as fast as they could brew it. This year, they're at it again, this time bringing in past collaborators Barrow Boys and changing up the ingredients. Borrowing the title from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory because "this…

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…

Fermental Bros: La Matanza and Blizzard Brewing Degustation (VIC) Event

If you like slow food and good beer, journey to Rivendell in East Gippsland on December 9 as La Matanza and Blizzard Brewing host a degustation showcasing some of the best in local produce.  It's centred around a beer that Blizzard brewer Chris Haren and La Mantanza's Josh Thomas…

International IPA Day Tap Takeover at Hotel Sweeney's Event

Looking for a little bitter punishment this IPA Day? You'll be hard pressed to find a better tap representation of the world of IPAs this International IPA Day as that which is on offer at Hotel Sweeney's. They've pulled together a selection covering four countries and almost…

NZ Craft Beer Symposium 2018 Event

The NZ Craft Beer Symposium is back for a fifth year, taking over taps at more than 20 beer bars across Australia in February 2018. This time around, ten Kiwi brewers will be featured and, once again, there's an epic road trip around New Zealand – including a trip to Beervana – up for…

Deadline to enter the Melbourne International Beer Competition 2020 – NOW EXTENDED! Event

A global beer competition with a difference returns to Australia this September. The Melbourne International Beer Competition is the Asia-Pacific leg of the International Beverage Competition Series, which grew out of the New York International Spirits Competition that debuted a decade ago. Unlike…

International Beer Day at Local Taphouses Event

At The Crafty Pint, and indeed at many of the venues you'll find in these pages, we're mostly about supporting local brewers, but there are odd exceptions. One such occasion is the first Friday in August, otherwise known (since 2008 at least) as International Beer Day. And if you're looking for somewhere…

NZ Craft Beer Symposium 2015 Event

Last year, The Catfish hosted a Waitangi Day celebration in conjunction with a crew of Kiwi beer lovers and with the support of the City of Wellington and the city's Beervana festival. It went off like a rocket and is back. And bigger too.The Catfish is once again hosting an event to mark New Zealand's…

Crafty's Pint of Origin Bus Tour Part II Event

Join The Crafty Pint and Ben's Brew Tours for the ultimate PoO experience as we take guests on a guided tour of all 12 Melbourne Pint of Origin venues across two tours.  It's the best way to check out what has been one of the most popular elements of Good Beer Week since its…

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