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Colonial Brewing Co Port Melbourne Brewer

The Colonial Brewing story is one that can be neatly viewed in two parts – parts that are equally neatly centred on each coast of Australia. Part one began in the West, way back in 2004 when "craft beer" wasn't even a phrase used by those brewing it, while part two has at its heart this brewery and…

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…

White Brick Brewing Brewer

Brisbanites are notoriously unwilling to travel to get anywhere. Apart from commuting, most people resist driving more than 15 minutes to get somewhere – if it’s farther away than that, it’s too much hassle. (Sorry, Grandma.) And, as the population keeps sprawling outwards, more people are…

Shedshaker Brewing Brewer

Long ago, Castlemaine’s claim to fame was the local abundance of two valuable resources: gold and beer. Despite the town retaining so many of its historical buildings, those particular reasons for being had long since gone; the gold had all been mined and the last brewery closed its doors in 1925. Prior…

Brewmanity Brewer

The diversity in the backgrounds of those getting involved in the craft beer industry in Australia is a sure sign of its growing popularity and reach. Collaborations have seen everyone from chefs to rock stars to radio stations try their hand at making beer. But there are others taking their involvement…

Bruny Island Beer Co Brewer

Bruny Island, in Tasmania's south, is a place famed for fine produce celebrating the region's natural bounty. Among those who have helped build its reputation is Nick Haddow, the founder of Bruny Island Cheese. Evan Hunter is a Tasmanian who has worked with a number of the state's leading booze producers,…

Mr Banks Brewing Co Brewer

Back in 2016, beers bearing the name Mr Banks started appearing across the Mornington Peninsula and in a handful of Melbourne venues. While the appearance of new breweries is pretty commonplace these days, it did raise one question: who was Mr Banks? Was he the guy on the side of the cans? Was he the…

Sailors Grave Brewing Brewer

Sometimes, even with hindsight, it's hard to work out why some things catch one's eye more than others. Case in point being Sailors Grave Brewing. The Orbost brewery first came to our attention when we spotted a regional newspaper article on Chris and Gab Moore's plans to open a brewery in an historic,…

Tallboy and Moose Brewer

Quite often when you ask a brewery where the inspiration for the name came from, it’s a throwback to their beery roots or a pun built on the foundation of brewing. For Dan Hall and Steve Germain of Tallboy and Moose, their inspiration becomes instantly apparent upon meeting. Yet, despite Dan’s…

Bandicoot Brewing Brewer

As if launching the first genuine brewery in decades in the popular riverside town of Echuca wasn't enough to catch people's attention, the couple behind Bandicoot Brewing had a unique trick up their sleeves. At a time when Australian craft breweries were starting to look tentatively at cans, Tracey…

Ballistic Alehouse & Kitchen Venue

Since launching at the start of 2017, Ballistic Beer has garnered a well-earned reputation in Brisbane and beyond. The brewery’s beers have gone from strength to strength, and anyone who’s been to the brewery and cellar door in Salisbury can attest to the sheer delight of being surrounded by Ballistic’s…

Basement Brewhouse Venue

Bankstown Sports Club is reminiscent of a small city. The huge complex is served by a major train station and is home to ten restaurants, eight bars and 65,000 members. Of course, any respectable city needs its own brand of beer – and that’s exactly what the club got…

Hops To Home Bottleshop

The nature of commerce in the 21st century is that people can now get their chosen vice – whether it be shoes, books, scented candles, or even animal shaped onesies – over the internet. That shift does not stop at the threshold of a bottleshop either. As a result, a number of beer stores have extended…

Bruny Island Fresh Hop Harvest Ale 2019 & Bruny Black Beer

After serving up a dry, spicy and grippingly bitter Belgian-inspired ale for their 2018 fresh hop beer, Bruny Island Beer Co are back on more familiar harvest ale territory in 2019. The **Strong Pale Ale** that debuted at the Fresh Hop Beer Festival also eschews head brewer Evan Hunter's fondness for…

Boatrocker Nexus IPA Beer

Boatrocker have come relatively late to the world of the hazy IPA, albeit there was the Jeepers Creepers sour NEIPA towards the start of 2019. So, given the brewery's reputation – not to mention their fine recent run on the hoppy beer front – you can imagine there was some pressure to get it right.…

Burnley Brewing Blackcurrant Gose Beer

When Swedish punks Millencolin toured Australia in March, the band’s frontman Nikola Šarcevic made sure to put down a few collaboration brews between performing sellout shows. Aside from being one of Sweden’s top musical exports, Nikola also runs Wizard Brewing and Mikrofonbryggeriet – and you…

Brewhouse Margaret River Chocolate Orange Porter Beer

This autumn limited release from the crew at Brewhouse Margaret River couldn't have come at a better time: a chocolate and orange infused porter that landed days before the Easter weekend and just as the cold South West nights were starting to settle in. Available on tap and in takeaway bottles from…

Exit Brewing #021: SXPA Beer

Since moving them into tinnies, and particularly since the start of 2019, Exit’s limited release schedule has been setting a brisk pace. The latest to arrive is an SXPA, which may sound like it’s from the future but is a far more straightforward creation: a Session Extra Pale Ale that sits at an…

Wayward Brewing Red IPA Beer

Back when Wayward launched as a gypsy operation in 2012, the first beer to make its way into the hands of Sydneysiders was the Charmer India Red Ale. Since then, the brewery’s built a home in Camperdown, started sending its beers into other states and moved its core range into cans. So, it’s safe…

Eagle Bay & Rocky Ridge & Dunsborough Cellars Eagle Rock Beer

Collab names don’t come much more obvious than this; however, for the Rocky Ridge team, this one has been nearly two years in the making. Brewery owner Hamish Coates says: “We’ve wanted to do something with the crew from Eagle Bay since the beginning. They helped us a lot when starting up,…

Redoak Aussie Lager Beer

Scanning the tap list at Redoak is like scanning a travel catalogue and deciding where to go on holiday. Am I feeling like a Belgian junket? What’s the west coast of the USA like this time of year? Perhaps the wheat fields of Germany are calling to me… or would I prefer to nurse a stout in a cosy…

Redoak Brewery Felda's Weiss & The Trap Beer

The German name Felda means “from the field”, and the beer bearing its name is the sort anyone would be more than pleased to be handed at the end of the day when they came in from the field. The bright gold of the wheat crops is captured in the glass, and the clouds floating over the countryside…

Pikes Beer Company Passionfruit Belgian Witbier Beer

Pikes' second limited release for 2019 sticks to many of the themes of their first, adding fruit (and many other things) to a beer with roots in Europe. The Belgian witbier was inspired by the Hurricane cocktail and uses passionfruit pulp in generous quantities alongside Riverland-sourced orange and…

Brew & A: Keegan Steinbacher News

Since the launch of their first beers at their panoramic brewery home at Cape Naturaliste in South West WA almost a decade ago, Eagle Bay Brewing have established themselves as a key player in the Western Australian brewing scene.  Next year sees the family-run operation mark ten years…

Crafty Crawls: Melbourne CBD – South News

Back in 2016, when we published our first Crafty Crawl guide to the best beery spots in Melbourne's CBD, we wrote: "you may not know that the pipes in Melbourne CBD are slowly but surely filling with craft beer."  Three years on and "slowly but surely" has increased in pace somewhat as a…

The (Pint of) Origin Story News

The beginnings were pretty inauspicious. Grumblings from some in the Sydney beer scene about Melbourne getting all the good stuff following the surprise success of the first Good Beer Week got me thinking.  "How can we make it easy for brewers all over the country to get involved…

Even More Monkey Business News

Cheeky Monkey’s history is one that's been marked with unforeseen challenges and legal battles on one hand, a hugely popular venue in a bucolic spot in Margaret River and substantial growth on the other. Most recently, a decision to "go big" has resulted in a new production facility that will…

Podcast People: Aussie Beer Explorers News

As the Australian beer scene continues to grow, there's an ever greater number of breweries, styles and nuances for people to dive into and explore. It's a situation that's been wholly embraced by the hosts of Aussie Beer Explorers, who use their podcast to explore the myriad beers now available on…

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…

Crafty Crawls: North By North East News

Unless you've been living on a remote island free from any form of outside communication, you'll be well aware the craft beer revolution has not so much descended on Brisbane as started to devour it whole.  The past few years have given rise to a haven of breweries, crafty bottleshops…

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…

Oscar & Glenn: Rocker, Skater, Brewers News

The past few decades have seen the Australian beer scene transform from monochromatic to kaleidoscopic. As some point, each of us has had our eyes opened to the sheer variety of beers available: the different styles, different colours, different flavours. But this vast array of drinking options isn’t…

Hoppy Campers News

High Country Hops is Bridge Road Brewers' annual celebration of the hop harvest in Victoria’s High Country. Each year, the festival invites the region's brewers to showcase their beers, including those brewed with hops rushed straight from bine to brewhouse. For its fifth iteration, Bridge…

Who Brews With Sea Legs? News

Is this a suburban brewery? Or a city brewery? It’s hard to distinguish. Not many venues get the chance to focus both on their local community and on the CBD crowd, but Sea Legs is in one of the few in Brisbane that can.  Those living in Kangaroo Point now have a brewpub right on their doorstep,…

Who Brews South Fremantle Beers? News

While they're far from new to the scene, having launched in 2016, the bunch of mates who call themselves the South Fremantle Brewing Company reached something of a milestone this month: releasing their first canned beer into the West Australian market.  This beer is a collaboration…

Otherside Get Social News

Plenty of grand plans have been hatched at music festivals over the years, but few come to fruition in the cold light of day. Fewer still come to life to anything like the extent of that envisaged by the Otherside team when they decided to "bottle this feeling" at their own music…

Now That's Good Drinking News

“Alcohol is a great conversation starter. How often when you're enjoying a drink with a friend or stranger do you start solving the problems of the world?”Agi Gajic, Sparkke For years, philosophers have grappled with the question: What makes a beer a good beer? (If this doesn’t sound true…

In Memoriam: Benji Bullen News

This weekend sees the team at KAIJU! host a fundraiser for Beyond Blue at the brewery. The event is in honour of a beer lover, rep and barman who took his own life late last year. Here, KAIJU! co-owner Callum Reeves pays tribute to Benji Bullen. Nat and I met Benji Bullen when we were just…

Kveik – Something Borrowed, Something True Blue News

In this article, we delved into the history of the Norwegian farmhouse yeast kveik. It's a recent arrival on these shores and one that's set to cause a stir thanks to its rather incredible properties: capable of fermenting at a whopping 40C or taking a mere 24 to 48 hours to finish fermenting.  Yet…

New Model Modus News

Modus Operandi fans may have cracked their last 500ml tinnie of Former Tenant. But don’t worry: the beer’s not going anywhere – other than into smaller cans. It’s part of the Northern Beaches brewery’s rebrand, with a new look core range – including new session ale Wippa Snippa – in…

Who Brews One Drop Beers? News

As breweries continue to pop up across Sydney, it's becoming increasingly easy to pinpoint the areas of the Harbour City that are becoming craft beer destinations. The inner west may hold the title of city's craftiest spot but even Sydney's CBD is turning into a place where you can happily spend…

Crafty Crawls: The Frankston Line News

The very first Crafty Crawl to appear on this site featured a public transport route – the 86 tram in Melbourne. That most famous of the city's trams has only gone on to become better and better over time. Yet, who would have thought the train line connecting Melbourne with the long-suffering butt…

Beer Travel: The Adelaide Hills News

Adelaide is a unique city in the sense that, if you're caught up in the buzz and bustle that's part and parcel of being a capital city, there are quiet escapes a short drive away in pretty much any direction you choose. A sunny day off is easily filled with laid-back pleasures, be it…

Cryer Malt Brewery Startup Panel at Sydney Beer Week 2018 Event

Registrations now closed. Are you part of a new brewing company or in the process of launching into the world of commercial brewing?  If so, this Brewery Startup Panel is for you. Following a successful debut at Sydney Beer Week in 2017, Cryer Malt and The Crafty Pint are bringing together…

Perth Royal Beer Awards Brewer's Conference 2018 (WA) Event

Are you thinking of starting a brewing company or in the early stages of running one? Or would you like to learn from one of the legends of the Australian beer industry? Then you should register for the Brewer's Conference running as part of the 2018 Perth Royal Beer Awards. Taking place in Gate Theatre…

Aether Turns One (QLD) Event

Come and say a big Happy Birthday to Aether this weekend as the Milton brewery celebrates its first year of business.Starting on Saturday at 11am they're hosting an open party, firing up the barbecue and loading it with award winning smoked meats and vegetarian delights and inviting a swathe of…

Salty Days Green Beacon Block Party (QLD) Event

Indulge in a feast of limbless invertebrates, crustaceans, fermentation, molluscs and music as Green Beacon hosts this year's Salty Days seafood festival.  Expanded beyond the Teneriffe brewery and onto Helen Street, the festival is promising to be bigger and better than previous…

Cryer Malt & The Crafty Pint present a SBW Brewery Startup Panel (NSW) Event

Are you part of a new brewing company or in the process of launching into the world of commercial brewing? If so, this Brewery Startup Panel is for you. Cryer Malt and The Crafty Pint are bringing together a panel of industry experts to offer advice and answer questions on a range of essential topics.…

Oktoberfest Events 2017 Event

Oktoberfest isn't just for the Germans. Every year more and more breweries, bars, bottleshops and festivals all across Australia are getting on board with their Bavarian brethren in celebrating good beer and good times.  Below you'll find a guide to many of the Oktoberfest events happening…

Australian Buffalo Wing Festival at Embassy (QLD) Event

As part of the 2017 Australian Buffalo Wing Festival (yes, it's a thing) Brisbane's Embassy Craft Beer Bar is teaming up with Sydney's Stockade Brew Co. for a day of beer, art, wings and other things. It starts at the bar with a six beer Stockade tap takeover featuring core and limited releases.…

Pumphouse Double Feature with Stockade and Pact (NSW) Event

As the precinct around Sydney's International Convention Centre continues to develop apace and pull more people back through Darling Harbour, The Pumphouse has gone through what feels like a rejuvenation and, with a broad range that's more locally-focused than ever, is on track to once again…

Boatrocker Tap Showcase at Bitter Phew (NSW) Event

While the hype surrounding Boatrocker has spread across the country, the same can't be said for their beers. In Sydney, for example, you won't find more than a handful at any given point. instead, you need to look out for the very occasional events, like this one at Bitter Phew. They've previously…

SuperBeast Cellar Tasting at HopDog (NSW) Event

Of all the esoteric limited release beers that comes of out HopDog BeerWorks, none is more revered in the realms of beer geekery than the annual SuperBeast.  Based on a barleywine style, the beer is never quite the same from year to year except in that it is always big, often…

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