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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…

Masterson's Bar Venue

Besides Dame Edna, when Moonee Ponds is mentioned the mind often turns to gambling. The suburb’s sprawling racing track has been synonymous with the area since the 19th century, back when the suburb was a strip of farmland on Melbourne’s edge. While it would be easy to draw a link between Melbourne’s…

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…

FogHorn Brewhouse 4 Saisons In One Day Beer

Over the past decade or so, Shawn Sherlock has created many a saison – or at least beers with their roots in that historic and diverse style. As with many brewers, he's a huge fan of such beers, even if the wider Australian public seem reluctant to take them fully to heart, and a few variations have…

Mornington Peninsula Brewery Larrikin Beer

Every year, as Anzac Day approaches, you'll find a few breweries creating beers to mark the occasion. And, in 2019, Mornington Peninsula Brewery has put theirs out in cans too. Larrikin ticks the requisite boxes on the outside, with the name joined by an image of bare-chested soldiers playing two-up…

Nomad Brewing Surfside Lager Beer

If you were asked to pick a defining thread that runs through the brewing history of Nomad, you'd likely plump for their fondness for showcasing native ingredients. Or maybe you'd go for their love of collaborating. Certainly, while they've released a few pale ales of a more line and length nature over…

Cheeky Monkey Cheeky Nannup Beer

In a world full of craft beer collaboration, it can be difficult to capture the attention of your average beer fan. In recent times we've seen an array of collaborative efforts, from the mild to the very, very wild. And here's another, with Cheeky Nannup a rarity in Australian brewing: a collaboration…

Felons Brewing Co IPA Beer

Variety in beers is fantastic. New experimental styles are fantastic. Huge, bold, blow-your-head-off flavours are fantastic. But none of these things does away with the need for flavoursome, straight-down-the-line, super drinkable IPAs. Felons want to make “Beautiful, balanced beers of no fuss,”…

Otherside Brewing Co Festive Ale Beer

Born out of the music festival scene that was a precursor to Otherside Brewing, Festive Ale brings a different take to the summer ale / session IPA space. Indeed, it’s something that head brewer Rhys Lopez noted in this publication, describing it as “almost like a New World Märzen with American,…

Wheaty Brewing Corps & Gladfield Enzed Red Beer

The Wheaty Brewing Corps has collaborated with New Zealand’s Gladfield Malt for three years in a row now and there seems to be a common theme running through the beers: red. In the case Enzed Red, yet again three of Gladfield’s red hued malts were used in the grist, with Aurora, Red Back and Shepherd’s…

Nomad Brewing Co Champers & Jetlag 2019 Beer

They've been enjoying a fine run of things on the IPA front at Nomad in recent times, with their series of Supersonic Double IPAs, in particular, finding favour with drinkers; the Rainforest Lime edition made our [Best New NSW Beers Of 2018 list](https://craftypint.com/news/1985/Best_New_NSW_Beers_Of_2018).…

Noisy Minor Red Ryeding Hood Beer

This American red ale loaded up with a fair whack of rye malt has been around since the earliest days of Fortitude / Noisy Minor and returns in big can format summer 2018/19 as part of the "Box Of Noisies" put together by the brewery team, alongside ANZUS IPA and Swooping Saison. It's a beer in which…

Van Dieman Estate Ale: Oscar Beer

Over the past few years, Will Tatchell has been working towards the creation of a series of Estate Ales, beers brewed with ingredients sourced on his family farm in Evandale, a short drive outside Launceston. The first two examples – [Max](https://craftypint.com/beer/4804/van-dieman-estate-ale-max)…

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,…

The Best Of The Crafty Pint In 2018 News

No media organisation worth their weight in clickbait rounds out the year without republishing a list of their top stories of the year. Then again, given our writers covered more ground across the Australian beer world than ever before to share the stories of an industry in arguably the most exciting…

Unfamiliar Territory News

Back in January, we ran an article on the beer scene in and around Darwin. With a new brewery on the way, we wrote, "it means 2018 may be the year in which there will be enough beers brewed there to be able to include all six states and both territories in our end of year roundups." Close…

The Abbotsford Renaissance News

Abbotsford has long been a suburb awash with beer. In 1904, in an attempt to remain competitive in a rapidly consolidating beer industry, a group of publicans came together form the Melbourne Co-Operative Brewery on the banks of the banks of the Yarra. The brewery has kept its neighbourhood supplied…

The Story Of: Pacific Ale News

It's the middle of 2007 and three mates are gathered in the kitchen of a house in the Melbourne suburb of Surrey Hills. They're surrounded by 45 different bottles of beers. It's a motley lineup, one that stretches from Czech pilsners to Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, from Mountain Goat…

Beer Nuts: Haydz Sam News

There's a good chance anyone who's a regular at beer events in Melbourne will have met Haydz Sam. With his broad Kiwi accent, even broader smile and excitability for all things beer, Haydz is a bearded, tattooed man that still stands out in bars and breweries filled with bearded,…

Victorian Heritage News

As ever greater numbers of people pay closer attention to the provenance of their food and drink as well as how they are made, producers of all shapes and sizes are working hard to promote their local credentials. For many Australian breweries, sourcing local ingredients isn’t…

Sydney – A Winning Perspective News

The closing weekend of this year's Sydney Beer Week kicked off with the festival's annual awards, created to shine a spotlight on some of the harbour city’s top beer venues, personalities and breweries. This time around, the public vote led to two double winners as one Sydney bar and one…

From The Pacific To The Forest News

The man who created the most successful local craft beer of the past decade has been back on the tools. Stone & Wood co-founder Brad Rogers (pictured above) has been getting his hands dirty in the creation of a new farmhouse range of beers going under the Forest For The Trees banner. The…

Free To Brew What We Want News

For most beer drinkers, having a family member open a brewery would be a time for celebration, not only for the achievement but also the potential it offers for a lifetime supply of free beer. Not so for Richard Jeffares. A year before his brother Steve opened Stomping Ground in August 2016, he'd…

Craft Beer Heroes: Chicks With Ales News

Some people spend years trying to get into the beer industry. Others stumble into it. Kerry Claydon was one of the latter. Like most of us, Kerry didn’t even like beer as a teenager, finding it to be too bitter. She came to enjoy it in the ensuing years, particularly during her ten-year stint…

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…

The Big Squish Launch At Fixation's Incubator (VIC) Event

The Squish was one of the first IPA spin-offs released by the hop-obsessed team at Fixation. And, with summer fast approaching, they've made sure to release a fresh batch of cans. To celebrate the return of the citrus IPA, the Fixation crew is throwing a launch party at the Incubator, their Smith…

Barrel Aged Kereru Meets New Zealand Whisky At Whisky & Alement (VIC) Event

The brewers at New Zealand's Kereru make some mighty fine beers and, earlier this year, took out Champion Small International Brewery at the Australian International Beer Awards. The team at Whisky & Alement are big fans and, unsurprisingly given the nature of the venue, they have a particular…

Craftoberfest 2018 at Cutty Cellars Crows Nest (NSW) Event

The annual Craftoberfest returns to Cutty Cellars Crows Nest this October with another lineup of cracking Aussie and international beers for punters to sample. There will be more than 100 beers on offer for tasting as well as live music in store. Admission is free, with tokens available for tastings…

Zwanze Day At Carwyn Cellars (VIC) Event

Is there a day more loved by beer nerds globally than Zwanze Day?The international celebration of lambic sees the legendary brewers at Cantillon release a beer that's tapped across the planet on the same day.This year's allocation of Zwanze beer has made it to Carwyn Cellars who have put on both…

Burnley Brewing Oktoberfest Launch (VIC) Event

When you head brewer learned his craft in Germany, can you really pass up the chance to celebrate Oktoberfest? For Burnley Brewing the answer is clearly no, with the Bridge Road brewpub turning its home into a celebration of all things Munich between October 5 and October 21.  Beer wise,…

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