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Murray's Brewer

Starting out as the brewery that gave the Pub With No Beer its beer, the Murray's operation moved to Port Stephens, a short drive up the coast from Newcastle, once word of its high quality brews meant they could no longer be contained by a pub in regional New South Wales. Now sharing a site with Port…

Coldstream Brewery Brewer

When Coldstream Brewery launched in 2007, the size, shape and character of the local beer world was a long way from where it is today. And, like the roads that lead to the their home in the Yarra Valley, the Coldstream story since then has followed a far from a straight path. Originally brought to…

Alice Springs Brewing Co Brewer

Alice Springs might be a small and isolated town, even by Australia’s exacting standards, but as the gateway to the Red Centre it’s always possessed a unique appeal capable of luring people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life to stop in while enjoying an outback pilgrimage. With Uluru a…

Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers Brewer

Regular readers of The Crafty Pint will know all about Boatrocker already. Launched as a brewing company back in 2009, with its beers brewed at Southern Bay, its co-founder Matt Houghton has written a series of features about the trials, tribulations and excitement of starting a brewery (read them [here](/features/post/starting-a-brewery-the-boatrocker-story-pt-iv/)).…

Mismatch Brewing Co Brewer

Bringing together a bunch of seemingly mismatched people to start a business might not seem the smartest of ideas. But take a look at where Mismatch Brewing Company – and its associated operations – sits today and you’d have to conclude the founders were onto a good thing. Mismatched they might…

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…

The Uraidla Brewery Brewer

The Adelaide Hills region is a treasure trove of quaint, quirky towns that typically boast little more than a pub, a general store and a post office. These popular towns ooze a certain quiet country charm capable of luring travellers and day-trippers from near and far. One such place is Uraidla,…

Urban Alley Brewery Brewer

Early in 2016, a beer called Once Bitter Urban Ale first appeared in bars across Melbourne under the Collins Street Brewing banner. It was the first release from a brewing company created by Ze'ev Meltzer, who'd decided it was time to start leaving the corporate life behind and switch focus. The journey…

Wayward Brewing Co Brewer

For several years Peter Philip was one of Sydney’s most archetypal gypsy brewers. He’d brew small test batches at his house, hoard homebrew, fine-tune recipes then head to a local brewery to borrow a bit of tank space and release a commercial batch under the Wayward Brewing label. He certainly got…

Pikes Beer Company Brewer

The Pike family's story begins a long time ago; indeed, the brewery’s foundations were laid long before any of us were even born. Theirs is a tale of long distance ocean travel, all in the hope of starting life anew in Australia and creating a long lasting legacy. It all began in 1878, when a 41-year-old…

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…

Atomic Beer Project Brewer

Atomic is a name that will be familiar to many in the local beer world – and with good reason. An American style pale ale bearing that name was debuted by Gage Roads so long ago in craft beer years it predates almost the entire modern day industry in Australia. And, like the Australian beer world that…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Fox Hat Brewing Brewer

Fox Hat launched in 2015 as a sibling brand to Vale Brewing. The craft beer industry was really starting to come into its own, with a growing number of drinkers after more "off the chain" beers – the sort of creations that didn't really fit Vale’s more mass market DNA. Thus Fox Hat was designed…

Ocean Reach Brewing Brewer

When Simon Bismire let people know about his plans to bring craft beer to one of Victoria’s most popular holiday locations, he was met with a mixed response. A large proportion of people, both Phillip Island locals as well as frequent visitors, were thrilled. Yet he was met with some hesitancy too. “Some…

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,…

Sanctus Brewing Company Brewer

There’s a quote attributed to Ben Franklin: “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy”. As it turns out, Ben Franklin never said that; the real quote was sort of about wine, but mostly about rain on vineyards. However, many of us can agree with the cheeky sentiment behind the…

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…

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…

Wolf of the Willows Brewer

When launching a brewery, sometimes staring down the barrel of brewing history at the great names that have come before you can be an intimidating task. How to reach those heights when you’re only just stepping away from brewing in your own back yard? But Wolf of the Willows founders Scott and Renae…

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…

Coburg Brewing Co Brewer

Coburg Brewing Co’s journey to find a home for their brewery has been a long and winding one; so long and winding in fact it took the brewing company’s founders right back to where they started. When you hail from many generations of publicans, it’s hard to even pick a date on which to start,…

Exit Brewing Brewer

Cast your eyes over the opening salvo of beers from Exit Brewing and it’s easy to conclude they’re only too eager to plunder all parts of the world for inspiration. There’s a couple of saisons, a Scotch ale, some US-inspired hop bombs and not one but two variations on the theme of stout. It…

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…

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…

Murray's Brewery Spartacus Imperial IPA Beer

A few years back, in the earliest days of The Crafty Pint, we were notified, rather excitedly, of a beer that was to make its debut at Beer DeLuxe in Fed Square as part of a Murray's tap takeover. The NSW brewery that had given Australia its first widely available double IPA – Icon 2IPA – was set…

Black Arts West Coast Bière de Coupage & Red Wild Ale with Fresh Orange Beer

As part of my personal #keepinglocalalive mission – and fondness for such beers – when I spotted Black Arts were releasing a couple of fascinating sounding barrel-aged blends, I leapt onto their site and placed an order. This was followed by a message to brewery co-founder Joshua Murnane to check…

Boatrocker Brewery Ramjet 2014 Beer

The all-conquering Ramjet is back! The first vintage of the barrel-aged imperial stout from Boatrocker wowed all beer lovers whose path it crossed, won over by its luscious blend of roast characters, chocolate, vanilla, oak and whisky. And now the 2014 vintage, which was offered to punters as a sneak…

BoJak Brewing Double Calypso, Helter Skelter & She's A Peach Beer

To celebrate their second birthday, Melbourne’s BoJak Brewing have brewed up three special beers to help mark the occasion. Starting what might be the least surprising and the most welcome for the Dandenong brewery’s fans, there’s a double version of their popular hazy, Calypso. **Double Calypso**…

Boatrocker Brewery Coffee Ramjet 2016 Beer

Earlier this year, at the first Ramjet Day at Boatrocker's Barrel Room, one of the treats served up to guests was a coffee version of the brewery's much-loved barrel-aged imperial stout. And now Coffee Ramjet is being made available to a wider audience. As with straight Ramjet, the beer spent time…

Seven Sheds Platypus 300 Beer

Willie Simpson and his team rarely need an invitation to get a little adventurous with their brew day recipes, frequently incorporating unique or unusual ingredients – and on occasion sending beers on long journeys by sea before presenting them to the public. Thus, when a special occasion does come…

Boatrocker Brewery Braeside Crown Cola Beer

As the opening of the Boatrocker Barrel Room nears, the number of barrel aged beers from the Braeside brewery is increasing in frequency. Following closely on the heels of [Adventus](http://craftypint.com/beer/3619/boatrocker-brewery-adventus) and [Roger Ramjet](http://craftypint.com/beer/3651/boatrocker-brewery-roger-ramjet-2015)…

Holgate Brewhouse Wild Red Ale & Sour Brett Ale 2021 Beer

Two of Holgate’s more popular releases – particularly among the geekier elements of the craft beer world – return simultaneously in 2021. Starting off with **Wild Red Ale 2021** – a beer that upon its first release in 2016 took out top spot in our [Best New Victorian Beers poll](https://craftypint.com/news/1409/best-new-victorian-beers-of-2016),…

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…

Tallboy & Moose & Blackhearts & Sparrows Party Cardi IPA Beer

For this addition to their burgeoning collection of beer world collabs, Blackhearts & Sparrows didn't venture too far from their Fitzroy HQ. They invited Tallboy & Moose to work with them on a hazy IPA, with Party Cardi stepping up the liveliness of the Preston brewer's bold approach to label artwork…

Starting a Brewery Part II News

Thinking of starting your own brewery? Then part two of our series featuring advice from people already in the beer industry is for you. Last week, we brought you the top tips from five brewers at different stages of their brewing careers: two who have just started, one gypsy brewer and two with…

Starting A Brewery Part I News

More people than ever are hoping to open their own brewery or brewing company in Australia. But turning a dream into reality isn't easy; in fact, it's bloody hard work. What's more, there are so many things to consider aside from whether you can brew a good beer and come up with a cool name for…

Starting A Brewery: The Early Days News

Are you thinking of starting out in brewing or already in the process of setting up? Are you keen to learn more about the realities of chasing that dream: the highs, the lows, the hidden surprises?  Here, we ask the owners of four Australian brewing companies what they've learned in their first…

Starting A Brewery: Brisbane's New Kids News

At this year's Australian International Beer Awards, much like last year's, one of the big winners of the night was Queensland. Gold Coast based Black Hops Brewing and Brisbane's Green Beacon took out Champion Small Australian Brewery and Champion Medium Brewery respectively while a truckload…

Starting A Brewery: If I Could Turn Back Time News

Over the years, we've run various articles looking at the trials and tribulations involved in establishing and running a brewing company. Two years ago, there was a two-parter featuring the thoughts of five brewery owners at different stages of their careers followed by people from other parts of the…

Three Cheers For Shepparton News

“I think any centre, whether it be a capital city or a small country town, is only as vibrant as the food and beverage scene is… and the sky’s the limit with the scene here.” - Jade Burley, Shepparton Brewing. Over the past decade or so, it's become increasingly easy to find a local brewery…

Starting A Brewery: The Boatrocker Story Part II News

At the start of the month, we kicked off a mini-series featuring Boatrocker Brewing and the tale of how founder Matt Houghton and his wife Andrea have set about moving from home brewing to owning a brewery. With more people opening breweries or considering that step, the aim is to offer some insight…

Beer Travel: High Country Part II News

Earlier this week, we ran the first part of Kerry McBride's jaunt through the Victorian High Country, calling in on the members of the region's Brewery Trail. Today, she completes the trip at the three remaining breweries. You can catch up on Part I here. The team at Bridge Road Brewers doesn't…

Aussie Exports: Newfoundland Nardia News

Back in 2010, we spoke to then Bridge Road brewer Nardia McGrath about her favourite brews, beer styles and how she got into the world of craft beer. Fast forward to present day and you’ll find Nardia in Newfoundland, Canada, on the verge of launching her brand new brewery, Pig &…

Starting A Brewery: The Boatrocker Story Pt III News

Over the past few months, we’ve been bringing you the story behind the development of the forthcoming Boatrocker Brewery. Many of you will know Boatrocker’s beers, such as Alpha Queen and Hoppbier, that have to date been produced under contract. The contract route was always a temporary measure…

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…

Australian International Beer Awards Winners 2018 News

It was clear from early on that some of Australia's smaller brewers could be in for a good night at the Australian International Beer Awards. The likes of Black Hops, Beerland and Hope Brewhouse were racking up gold medals like they were going out of fashion, even if many of the early trophies went…

Aussie Exports: Zac From Zenith News

The global beer network never fails to throw up pleasant surprises. There we were, on the Saturday morning of this year's Fresh Hop Festival in Launceston, sitting down to an Ocho-hosted beer brunch and looking forward to an afternoon sampling fresh hop beers. Among the diners outside The Sebel…

Aussies Win Big In London News

The International Beer Challenge in London has once again proved to be a happy hunting ground for Australian brewers. Last night saw both Supreme Champion trophies awarded to local brewers. Supreme Champion Beer went to Prancing Pony's India Red Ale while Hawkers Beer was named Supreme Champion Brewery. The…

A Year On The COVID Roller-Coaster – Part I News

On March 23, it will be a year since Australia was closed for business. It's been a remarkable year of heartbreaking lows and inspirational highs, of sad losses and unexpected gains. In the beer industry, it's being marked with the second Keeping Local Alive Beer Swag Day, turning the dark day of 2020…

Aussie Export: Dave Rooney News

The tourism pull of small breweries, whether they're in the inner suburbs or regional centres, is an oft-repeated mantra among those who tout the benefits of craft beer. Tour companies with the sole purpose of guiding drinkers to good beer venues and bars can be found across Australia and, when…

Starting a Brewery: The Boatrocker Story Pt IV News

Well, we were expecting to be running this article well before now – as the owners of Boatrocker Brewery would have been, no doubt. But, as seems to be the way with even the best planned brewery, it took a little longer than expected to get over the finishing line. But, as of this week, the first…

Aussie Exports: The Beer Podcast News

For the most part, our Aussie Exports series has focused on Australians who have found work in breweries in other parts of the world. Today, however, we feature a pair doing something rather different: running a beer podcast from their adopted home, London. Michael Lally and Nic Crilly-Hargrave were…

Beer Travel: High Country Part I News

Life in the High Country starts while most city dwellers are still asleep. James Booth at Black Dog Brewery tends to his vines or checks on his latest beer, Bridge Road’s Ben Kraus fits in an early morning road cycle before getting to the brewery and, up at Blizzard Brewing Co, brew days…

Starting a Brewery: The Boatrocker Story News

Ever wondered what it’s like to undertake the journey from home brewer to commercial brewer? As he stands on the verge of commissioning his own brewery, Matt Houghton, co-founder of the Boatrocker Brewing Company, is about to complete a journey started a quarter of a century ago. And he’s…

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.…

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…

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.…

Ale Stars at Local Taphouse St Kilda feat. Red Hill Event

The monthly Ale Stars evening at The Local Taphouse is one of Australia's most beloved regular beer events. Attracting a mixture of beer lovers, both old and new, it's a fun and interesting way to learn about everyone's favourite beverage.Based on a different theme every month - usually a brewery, country…

Ale Stars at Local Taphouse Darlinghurst feat. Red Hill Event

Fancy taking a trip around the beer world, sipping on some of the finest brews to be found in this fair land, with experts on hand to guide your every step and plenty of good company to keep you entertained?Why, of course you do!And that's pretty well what you get with the Ale Stars session at The Local…

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…

Oktoberfest at Blackman's Brewery Event

Blackman’s Brewery is one of the latest additions to the Australian craft beer scene. Opened by brewer Renn Blackman and partner Jess Giudice (pictured), it combines microbrewery with beer garden and restaurant and is set to host its first Oktoberfest.It’s an Oktoberfest in two parts as well: a sit…

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…

Beer In Style at The Precinct in Darwin Event

As part of their 15th birthday celebrations, the founder of Melbourne's [Mountain Goat](/beer/brewery/mountain-goat/) took craft beer into new territory along the Adelaide River in the Northern Territory. The Crafty Pint went along for the ride - which you can view [here](/features/post/goat-on-goat/)…

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