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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…

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…

Otherside Brewing Co DDH Hazy IPA & Catharina Sour Beer

If there was ever a chance to release a beer of the moment, this is it. As 2019 ebbs towards a new decade, the density of haze surrounding most drinkers is only increasing so, in an accidentally anarchic response, this limited release is actually relatively clear. The **DDH Hazy IPA** wasn’t supposed…

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…

Westside Ale Works Art Dog Mosaic Pale Beer

Westside Ale Work’s South Melbourne home doesn’t just play host to beer drinkers; the brewery is also regularly filled with their pups too. And Art Dog is another four-legged friend you’ll find from time to time at Westside, with the single-hopped pale a showcase of Mosaic hops. Pouring orange,…

Westside Ale Works Alfred Street Session Ale Beer

Being a narrow side street in a relatively quiet pocket of South Melbourne, Alfred Street looks a little like somewhere you might drop your car off to be serviced or call in for renovation supplies. It’s for that reason that, if you walk past Alfred Street and Westside Ale Works is open, you’ll find…

Westside Ale Works The Cali Commoner Beer

Westside founder Casey Wagner might have fallen for West Coast IPAs when he was living in Southern California but it’s not the only style from the Sunshine State he decided to recreate in Melbourne’s south. This lager-meets-ale style, with its light body and soft fruited notes, is the kind of beer…

Westside Ale Works Ava's Amber Ale Beer

Ava’s Amber Ale has been part of Westside’s core lineup since day one – a longevity that may or may not have something to do with being named after head brewer Casey Wagner’s daughter. Just as likely, the beer’s balance between a classic English style and American hops is what helps it maintin…

Nomad Brewing Budgy Smuggler Pale Ale Beer

This beer is beautiful inside and out - a series of eye-catching label designs on a deliciously drinkable beer. You might even say this beer’s got the whole package. *[And you had the gall to accuse me of making dad jokes earlier - Editor]* For context, this beer is the collaboration between Nomad…

Nomad Brewing Juicy As Fruit IPA Beer

It used to be that adding fruits and other adjuncts was a game for sour beers, 7 percent-plus IPAs, and imperial stouts. But with the increase in demand for lower ABV beers with flavour, a number of brewers are starting to play in the low-ABV-beers-with-adjuncts space. Many of these brewers are just…

Nomad Brewing Rosie's Raspberry Sour Ale Beer

Raspberry Berliner Weisse style beers have certainly found their place in the hearts of many punters. This particular one follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, Rosie’s Summer Punch, replacing it in Nomad’s lineup. Have you ever had a coral pink beer? If not, here’s your chance. But the…

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…

Beer Travel: A Taste Of Mexico City News

As I soon discovered when I first moved to Mexico City in 2016, beer – or cerveza here – has an important place in Mexican culture.  No fiesta – if not lunch or dinner every day – would be complete without a few caguamas (literally, "turtle" - one litre bottles shaped like said…

Brew & A: Headricks Lane News

Rockhampton, the regional capital of Central Queensland: historic, cultural and the birthplace of tennis legend Rod Laver.  It's the quintessential Australian river town and has an abundance of storied buildings, including the heritage-listed John M Headrick & Co Building. And it's here where…

Saison D'Être News

Ah, the humble saison. Originally drunk by the litre to provide hydration and nourishment to tired and thirsty farmhands, and yet now written off in some quarters as too complex to be able to have more than one glass.  Saisons are beloved by brewers, industry types and beer geeks aplenty, but remain…

Beer Travel: 48 Hours In Rome News

It’s the eternal city, and it wasn’t built in a day. All roads lead there, and Nero fiddled while it burned. There may be more sayings about Rome than any other city, and for good reason – it used to be known as the capital of the world.  It’s arguably the most beautiful city in the world…

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. On January 3-7 from 10am each day, The Taphouse will…

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…

Burnley Brewing Oktoberfest 2019 (VIC) Event

Given they have a head brewer who cut his pro-brewing teeth in German, you'd expect Burnley Brewing to do Oktoberfest with a degree of panache. And thus it is that they're going all out, not only running it over the same period as the official one in Munich but lining up no less than 12 special beers…

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