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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…

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

They say Australia is a land of opportunity and the story of Nomad Brewing is bold proof. Theirs is a tale of a rising industry, native ingredients, globetrotting brewers, superstar collaborations, salty beer, lots of Italians – and one giant grappa barrel. It began in earnest in 2013 with Kerrie…

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…

Cryermalt Venue

Malt suppliers – brewing and distilling – Cryermalt Cryermalt supplies the craft brewing industry with premium whole grain malts, malt extracts, syrups and grain adjuncts. Sourcing the finest malted products and adjuncts from around the globe, we supply the best locally-crafted malts from Barrett…

Multi-Color ANZ Venue

Are you a brewery looking for something different? Hopefully you will know of us, especially our beer guy Elliot. We don’t just print labels; we understand the industry, the challenges, the effort and all the great things that are being done to make good beer. Labels are an important part of this,…

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 Silverback Russian Imperial Stouts 2019 Beer

Silverback’s annual release has become a keenly anticipated winter occurrence in WA. In 2018, the Cheeky Monkey brewers expanded on the OG with a trio of barrel expressions and a vastly simplified recipe. For 2019, the recipe remains lean with the most obvious difference being the replacement of the…

Van Dieman Giblin X Beer

Giblin is the imperial stout that's been in the Van Dieman limited release locker for years. And, like the brewery itself, it's one that's evolving as Will Tatchell's farm-based, estate ale-creating operation moves into a second decade. No longer is it enough to put out an imperial stout brewed with…

Quiet Deeds Nuke Point DDH IPA Beer

Nuke Point is a beer that says the Deeds team are backing their brewers to the hilt. A highly dry-hopped IPA – 12g of hops per litre for the trainspotters out there – it comes with a 30 day best before date. Well, actually, it's a little more than a best before: their intention is to reclaim any…

Rocky Ridge Front Rower Kiwi IIIPA Beer

Ordinarily, the Rocky Ridge brewers like to champion local and celebrate homegrown but, occasionally they'll devote some time in the brewery to celebrate beer from a far off land, or at least from our neighbours across the Tasman Sea. Front Rower is one of a stack of beers from Rocky Ridge as part of…

Cheeky Monkey Long Mac Topped Up Beer

This is a beer that could only be made by a Western Australian brewery. Anyone from WA, or who has spent time there, knows this coffee order. Furthermore, any Sandgroper that’s tried to order it outside of state lines knows they'll usually be met by a confused barista and the sharp retort: "You’re…

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…

Nomad Brewing Piccolo Stout Beer

What do you think of when you hear the word "piccolo"? The Italian word for "small" means different things to different people: to the musically inclined, it’s a small flute; to the Dragonball Z inclined, it’s a green guy in a cape; to the coffee inclined, it’s a small, strong latte that showcases…

Nomad Brewing Supersonic Rossa Beer

It’s hard not to love a red IPA. It’s harder yet not to love a red double IPA. And it’s harder still not to love a red double IPA when the label has a picture of a magpie driving a red sports car through the Italian countryside, and you find yourself dreaming and wishing that you were there, taking…

Hawkers & Against The Grain & Liberty Collabs 2019 Beer

They've been enjoying quite the 2019 to date at Hawkers. Their collab with US brewery Balebreaker, Tom Needs New Friends – an IPA featuring an experimental US hop variety and Oregon malts – is one of the finest beers to come our way this year. They spent their trip to the US for this year's Craft…

Otherside Brewing Co Experimental Series: DDH Super Dry IPA Beer

For all the hype, questions and criticism that surrounds 2018’s Brut IPA craze, one that seems to have vanished as quickly as it appeared, the lasting impact has been broad experimentation with low carb enzymes, particularly amylase. The science behind their use, in very simple terms, is that they…

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…

Australian International Beer Awards Winners 2019 News

There were plenty of familiar faces among the big winners at the beer industry's biggest awards night as Balter, Green Beacon and 4 Pines all added to their haul of major trophies at the 2019 Australian International Beer Awards.. Gold Coast brewery Balter took out the Champion Large Australian…

Beer Nuts: Kelly Whyte News

For someone with such a strong passion for beer, who has brought her enthusiasm to beer scenes in two states, we're not sure how Kelly Whyte hasn’t been featured in our Beer Nuts series already. She could only be described in terms of the sort of super-fan that attends almost…

Meet The Hop Doctor News

For many, hops are the darlings of the craft beer world. Drinkers are seemingly always on the hunt for more hop-forward styles and brewers are constantly looking for new varieties to throw into their beers. It means if you’re a hop scientist at a brewers’ conference, you’re one of the…

A Day In The Life Of: A Festival Volunteer News

Beer festivals, for the most part, wouldn’t function without volunteers. It’s that simple. While there’s the romantic notion of volunteers enjoying a beer with brewers at the end of the festival and taking home some of the leftovers (and there’s some truth to this), the reality is usually…

Who Brews Homestead Beers? News

It’s a Sunday afternoon in the Swan Valley and I'm at Mandoon Estate, the spectacular home of the winery of that name and Homestead Brewery. The latter have been pouring beers and ciders for the thousands that pass through every week since late 2014, and the aim now is to spread their wings…

Boatrocker: Ten Lessons From Ten Years News

This weekend sees Matt and Andrea Houghton mark ten years since they founded Boatrocker. Back in the company's earlier days, as they were moving from contract brewing to their own brewery in Braeside, we worked with Matt on a series looking at the challenges of starting a microbrewery. So, as…

Help Recreate Brewing History News

The first time we came across Peter Symons, he had just published his first book. The homebrewer and keen beer historian had unearthed 42 old Australian beer recipes and put them together in Bronzed Brews. He's since followed that with a second book, 6 O'CLOCK Brews, and, along the way,…

Gold Coast Brewers Dominate Queensland's Beer Awards News

It was another day of triumph for the Gold Coast's brewers as Burleigh Brewing, Black Hops and Balter all picked up trophies at the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show Beer Awards. Burleigh's new limited release Bock took out Champion Beer at the awards at Brisbane Showground today (March…

The Big Issue: Withdrawing The Line News

The last six months have seen a clutch of beers and ciders taken off shelves across Australia for quality-related issues. In November last year, Newstead’s Johnno Apple Cider was recalled due to concerns that secondary fermentation might cause cans to burst, a process Moon Dog then went through in…

Brew With A View News

We hear plenty of stories of breweries growing in leaps and bounds, building huge production facilities, forging partnerships and making an impact on a national scale. On the flip side, we hear the occasional story of brewing companies or venues going under. But we hear far less about the quiet…

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…

Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beers Of 2018 News

In a display of dominance generally only enjoyed by the pervasive architects of our digital economy, Garage Project have crushed the field to tally 25 beers in the GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beers of 2018. The pageant of colourful beers from the Wellington brewery was led by the malevolently named…

The Milkman Of Human Kindness News

The Craft Beer Novelty Machine has proven itself adept at supplying ADHD drinkers with a seemingly endless and inventive array of unique ingredients and processes that put new spins on classic beer styles. However, some trends prove to be more persistent than others. For example, the NEIPA haze…

Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Of 2018: The Voters News

It's a lesser known piece of Australian history that the secret ballot – the way most states, countries and high school student councils now elect leaders – was first put to test on these shores. Voting privately had been done on and off in parts of the world for centuries,…

Feast Of The Barrel 2 At Fancy Hank's (VIC) Event

Feast of the Barrel 2: a night of whisky, beer and barbecue.  Celebrate the launch of the 2019 release of the Wolf of the Willows Lark Barrel Aged Imperial Johnny Smoked Porter and Lark Distillery's The Wolf Release 2.0. This event is inspired by The Barrel Exchange Project…

Best Of GABS Tap Showcase At The Taphouse (NSW) Event

The good people at The Taphouse may have had a little too much to drink at GABS (a predicament that none of the rest of us found ourselves in, of course).  But, days later, they started having flashbacks... maple syrup? Mango tea? Donuts? Luckily, they found a list of all of their favourite…

Weekend Of Darkness 2019 At The Scratch (QLD) Event

The Good Family Scratch and the Children of Darkness are calling to us.  They've released their signature preview video. They've amassed and stockpiled and hoarded all the liquid blackness that their barns could hold.  And soon, they will become one with the darkness. The Weekend…

The Dark Nights At The Union Hotel (NSW) Event

Now in its fourth year, The Dark Nights party is one of the best weekends of the year for the crew at the Union Hotel Newtown. Why's that? Well, it sees the pub curate a list of 40 different dark beers to pour over two nights, so expect a huge list made up of some of the best stouts, porters, bocks,…

Blobfish 2019 (VIC) Event

What's a blobfish?  In the natural world, it's a deep sea species of fish inhabiting waters off Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand once voted the most hideous creature on earth. Now, for beer lovers, it's something rather more appealing: a new wild and sour beer festival from the team at…

Good Beer Week Opening Night Meet The Brewers – Member Exclusive Event

For the fourth year running, we're putting on a special Meet The Brewers event for Crafty Pint supporters as Good Beer Week springs into life. Members of The Crafty Cabal can join us in the café area of Beer DeLuxe Fed Square at 6pm on May 10 (not upstairs as in previous years)…

GABS Sydney 2019 Event

The annual extravaganza that is GABS is returning to Sydney for two sessions in 2019. Held over one day at the Sydney Showground, attendees will have the chance to try out close to 180 unique festival beers and ciders brewed especially for the event, as well as 300-plus more from the breweries…

GABS Melbourne 2019 Event

The annual extravaganza that is GABS will once again close out Melbourne's Good Beer Week in 2019. Held over five sessions in one of Melbourne's most iconic buildings, the Royal Exhibition Building, GABS Melbourne is a beer festival like no other. Attendees will have the chance to try out close…

Good Beer Week 2019 (VIC) Event

Australia's biggest annual celebration of good beer returns for a ninth time in May, as Good Beer Week takes up residence across Melbourne and Victoria for another ten day extravaganza. You can look forward to all manner of events with fun at their core, expand your beer knowledge in the company…

GABS Brisbane 2019 Event

The behemoth that is GABS is growing again in 2019. Having launched in Melbourne before moving to Sydney and then Auckland, the annual extravaganza is off to Brisbane for the first time in April. It will give Brisvegans a chance to be the first to sample up to 120 unique festival beers and ciders brewed…

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