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Deeds Brewing Brewer

When Deeds Brewing fired up their Glen Iris brewhouse in the first half of 2019, it was the end of a long journey for Pat Alé and Dave Milstein. The seeds of the idea to build a brewery together had first been planted way back in 2003 when they attended university together and started spitballing…

Eumundi Brewery Brewer

For a small town in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Eumundi’s name is surprisingly well known. People come from far and wide for its massive twice-weekly markets, where vivid artworks, handcrafted textiles, sustainable goods and alternative remedies are available as far as the eye can see. The artistic…

Reub Goldberg Brewing Machine Brewer

An epic cycling trip from Alaska to Costa Rica, visiting 150 breweries along the way, was all it took to convince partners Billy Barneston and Anna Suthers to start a brewery of their own. Travelling more than 9,000 kilometres through nine countries provided them not only with an impressive amount of…

One Drop Brewing Co Brewer

2019 is the postcode for Botany, in Sydney. It’s fitting it’s also the year Botany landed its first brewery: One Drop Brewing Co. Until then, Botany locals - such as owners Clay and Meg - had often needed to look outside of the sleepy suburb for a good time. “There wasn't much to do in Botany,”…

Detour Beer Co Brewer

The opening weeks of 2019 saw the Yarra Valley brewing community welcome another member to its ranks. Well, sort of... There's a new brand featuring all new beers and a new taphouse in which to enjoy them. At the same time, there's no new brewery or, indeed, new brewery owners. Confused? Thankfully,…

Ogdens Brewery Brewer

The Ogden name will be familiar to many Western Australian drinkers. The family has enjoyed a long association with iconic hotels in and around Perth for generations – and now they have a closer connection to beer than ever before. At the start of 2019, the first beers bearing the Ogden name were…

Otherside Brewing Co Brewer

“What if we could ‘can’ this feeling?” That’s where Otherside Brewing Co started out: surrounded by the noise, sunshine, energy and shared experience of the summer festival season, something upon which the brewery’s owners had built a very successful career. Within two years of being…

Wilson Brewing Co Brewer

There's a fair few Australian breweries that have been around longer than Wilson Brewing that also take the name of their owner. Yet we're not sure we've come across one that is even close to being an extension of its owner quite like this Albany operation. It was launched by Matty and Jessica Wilson…

Your Mates Brewing Brewer

It’s the age old story. Mate meets mate. Mate dreams about making beer for the Sunshine Coast with mate. Mate opens brewery that serves up rippin’ brews with mate. At least, that’s the story of Hep and McGarry, the duo behind Your Mates Brewing. Perhaps you heard of them when they started gypsy…

Hope Brewery Brewer

Nestled in the heart of the Hunter Valley, New South Wales’ iconic wine country, is the last place you might expect to find 2016’s Champion Small Brewery. Yet, the sprawling venue that is Hope Estate is home to just such an operation. The 420-hectare location is also home to a winery, restaurant…

The Oxford Tavern VenueBottleshop

When a local pub is referred to more commonly by a nickname than its actual name, it’s a good sign it has thoroughly cemented itself in the hearts and minds of locals. That’s certainly true for The Oxford Tavern – better known as “The Tav” – which has sat on the corner of one of Petersham’s…

Bottle House Balaclava Bottleshop

When a couple of mates opened Bottle House back in 2011, their focus was firmly fixed on providing those who walked inside with ample opportunity to find the perfect bottle of wine for any occasion. A stone’s throw from South Yarra train station, Bottle House soon became one of those essential stops…

Bottle House South Yarra Bottleshop

When a couple of mates opened Bottle House back in 2011, their focus was firmly fixed on providing those who walked inside with ample opportunity to find the perfect bottle of wine for any occasion. A stone’s throw from South Yarra train station, Bottle House soon became one of those essential stops…

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…

Pumpyard Bar & Brewery / Dovetails Restaurant Venue

On the corner of Limestone and Ellenborough Streets is a complex of stately red brick buildings. These heritage listed behemoths were built a century ago to house the Technical College, but they’re now a precinct offering some of the best food and drink in Ipswich. Walking between these tall buildings…

Uitgang Bar & Beer Garden Venue

Anyone who has spent time in the company of Fraser "Frase" Rettie and Craig "Grum" Knight, the duo behind Melbourne-based gypsy operation Exit Brewing, will know they are gregarious, men of the people sorts. Such a description can also be readily applied to their mate David Pike, someone whose relationship…

Empress Craft Beer VenueBottleshop

If you pay even the slightest bit of attention to what's going on in the craft beer industry in Australia, you'll have noted a rising tide in Tasmania. After years in which the number of breweries in the state remained steady, from around 2015 onwards that steadiness was replaced by a stampede as, almost…

Saccharomyces Beer Café Venue

For folks fixated on finding tasty treats, South Brisbane’s Fish Lane is quickly becoming a reliable source. Spanning four blocks back from Grey Street to Manning Street, you could almost forget you’re in Brisbane’s busiest tourist precinct.  The area has undergone a rejuvenation; once dominated…

BrewSmith Venue

Like many who have gone before him, Adrian MacGeraghty’s drinking journey began with things such as cleanskin wine and the homebrew attempts of his buddies. While those endeavours weren’t quite exciting enough to truly kickstart his own homebrewing adventures, in 2011 he and his wife Carolyn decided…

Brewhouse Brisbane VenueBottleshop

Perched on the cusp of Woolloongabba and South Bank, on the corner of Stanley Street and Annerley Road, Brewhouse Brisbane represents everything a pub should be. There’s no defined or predictable demographic, there are brews to comfort the lager lovers and excite the beer geeks, they show all…

Hope Brewery Barrel-Aged Extra Stout Beer

Hope Brewery have fared marvellously well in beer awards over the past few years, collecting heaps of golds and the odd major trophy too. And doing the fair share of the impressing are their bigger, darker beers, including the Barrel-Aged Extra Stout. French oak is the weapon on choice here, helping…

Hope Brewery GF Pilsner Beer

Given the vast number of beers they release every year, there was always a chance Hope would put together something for those who can't have gluten. In this case, it's a pilsner, one that delivers a very citrusy aroma: lemon peel, lime cordial and kaffir lime for me. It's pretty full on the palate…

Hope Brewery Pale (2019 onwards) Beer

From various hazy IPAs to red and black ones, an XPA and all manner of high ABV hop bombs, there's few spots on the hoppy beer spectrum not covered by Hope's regular and specialty lineup. Which means, of course, there has to be a pale ale in the mix too. Theirs is one that delivers on the hop front…

Bad Shepherd The Almighty 2019 & Passionfruit Sour Beer

The Almighty has long been one of Bad Shepherd's most highly-anticipated seasonal releases and one of their best. And, as it leaves the Cheltenham brewery once more for 2019 – complete with Hop God on the cans – that's the case again. It's another tightly wound IIPA, sitting at just 8.5 percent ABV…

Hop Nation Site Fermentation Project Turn The Page Beer

Turn The Page is another Site release utilising a sour blonde ale base as the launchpad from which to play around with fruit, in this case rhubarb – plus vanilla as the aim is to bring rhubarb and custard to life in beer form. That said, while some of its predecessors have displayed some serious intensity…

Hop Nation Sweet & Sour Trio Beer

Their Site Fermentation Project may have become home for their more esoteric sour beers but the Hop Nation team clearly feel there's still a place for beers from that ever-expanding realm to live within their original brand. In the case of the "Sweet & Sour" beers, there's room for three that share much…

4 Hearts Brewing Super Model & Das Meister Beer

Super Model pale ale uses all Australian ingredients: hops from Tasmania and Victoria, Voyager malts from the Riverina and yeast from Toowoomba… as well as Ipswich water, of course. This mid-strength addition to the 4 Hearts tap lineup (the version I tried was 4.2 percent ABV but it's been revised…

4 Hearts Brewing Wabbit Saison 2019 Beer

Wabbit Saison began life in 2015 as a way to use wonky carrots that would otherwise go to waste. Using carrots from Queensland local Kalfresh Vegetables, 4 Hearts’ original iteration of the beer was a 6.5 percent ABV Belgian saison that came out almost fluorescent orange, making it perfectly weird…

Balter Brewing Dazy Beer

At this stage, when it comes to Balter’s limited release scoreboard the two cute smiles on these cans could just as easily be two cute winks. The first, a cheeky but knowing acknowledgement that Dazy will be near ubiquitous in the weeks after its release; the second, a coquettish glance suggesting…

One Drop Brewing Saison Beer

Sometimes when specialty ingredients are added to a beer, it creates an entirely new flavour profile. At other times, the new ingredients seem to latch onto and bolster the existing flavours. One Drop’s Saison is the latter. A seven grain malt bill that includes rolled oats, wheat, and maize already…

Brisbane's Lithuanian Baker Boys News

Humans have been drinking beer in some form or other for thousands of years now. What was once served in a bowl and drunk through a straw to avoid floating malts has somehow morphed into grape bubblegum sours, chocolate croissant brown ales and custard tart stouts. Yet, just as it seems that…

Ghosting Back To His Roots News

He doesn’t have much time for it these days but Five Barrel’s Phil O’Shea remembers his homebrewing days well. Some of the beers in the Five Barrel stable started out as brews he'd first made at home and, while he brews for a living rather than at home these days, Phil makes sure the brewery…

Who Brews As Two Rupees? News

For Danny Perera and Amila Mendis, co-owners of Two Rupees Brewing Co, the grand opening of their tap room was a few years in the making. It was back in 2013 that the childhood friends first decided to have a crack at homebrewing, but their story stretches back even further, back to when – independently…

Who Brews BrewiColo Beers? News

Life moves a little slower in Ocean Grove. No one seems to be in a rush in this small town on the Bellarine Peninsula. That’s probably why people move here from Melbourne for a seachange, helping the town to grow while retaining its charm. It’s probably also why BrewiColo resonates with locals…

One Year. Five Beers. Nine Fingers News

David Anderson’s entry into the Australian beer landscape was not what you’d call a tried and true method. The catalyst for David’s transition from amateur to professional was a homebrewing competition held at Frenchies Bistro and Brewery in 2018 in conjunction with a wet hop beer festival. The…

Behind Bars: Copper & Oak News

Brothers Jose and Nelio Pestana have a long-standing liquor retailing background, both here and in South Africa. Locally, their Copper & Oak bottleshop in Perth’s northern corridor was one of the early independent retailers north of the CBD to drive craftier beer options, a place from where they’ve…

Who Brews Frexi Beers? News

They hail from France and Mexico, met in London and embarked on a trip through Europe and South East Asia sampling beers and visiting breweries before landing in Australia. Charlotte Lepage is a chef, Ed Haro an architect and carpenter, and after settling in Melbourne they became avid homebrewers.Now,…

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…

Going Green: Ocean Friendly Brews News

When the major supermarkets stopped offering single-use plastic bags, many of us were surprised by just how easy it was to make the transition. It had taken years of discussion and deliberation but when it finally happened we got on board pretty quickly (admittedly with a few instances of leaving the…

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…

Sydney's State of Brews Rises Again News

It’s a hard reality for some, but it’s a reality nonetheless: as the good beer sector grows, so does competition within the industry. Whether you call it craft beer, independent beer, beer with taste, or just good beer, this section of the industry has always set itself apart from the multinational…

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…

Who Brews BoJaK Beers? News

The brewery may share a name (albeit with a letter missing) with the world's loneliest and most depressed horse but this BoJaK is a family affair. Based in Melbourne's outer south east suburb of Dandenong and run by Dale and Sue Messina, they named their brewery after their two kids: Beau…

Best New Beers Of 2019 – So Far News

There's never been a period in history when so many new beers have been released with such regularity. Indeed, if you were to attempt to define what we're living through in the beer world right now, other than "madness" you'd likely focus on this relentless desire for new, new, new. It's equal…

Modus Operandi: Five Years In Five Beers News

Do you remember where you were when you drank your first Modus Operandi beer? This nostalgic writer was at The Scratch’s Weekend of Darkness in 2015, where one of the beers was a Russian Imperial Stout aged in Lark whisky barrels from a young brewery down near Sydney. Drinking that beer was like being…

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…

Who Brews Watsacowie Beers? News

Every morning, Drew Coleman drives to work past endless rows of sun-drenched barley and wheat. If you drink beer in Australia, odds are you’ve ingested some barley from the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. The region as a whole has long been referred to as the barley capital of the world, and the…

Crafty Crawls: Geelong News

Geelong may have taken a little time to embrace craft beer but these drinkers have a growing range of options whether they’re seeking out beer bars or local breweries. From the tiny Barrabool Hills Brewing Company (home of Cockies beer) through to the might of Little Creatures, Geelong’s…

Small Batch News

For an established and successful brewery, opening a second venue is hardly a surprising course of action. In the past few years, there have been plenty of new openings, typically justified by a desire to drastically increase production capacity: Cheeky Monkey opened theirs in Margaret River this…

Monk's Table Degustation: Monk Signature At The Monk Brewery & Kitchen (WA) Event

Whoever said monks don't believe in indulgence? If you're up for a bit of decadence, let Monk Brewery & Kitchen lay a table before you with a degustation that showcases the venue's most popular signature dishes. Four courses will be paired with both wines from award winning Swan Valley winery…

Return of Bacchus + In Hopsy We Trust At Quarrymans Hotel (NSW) Event

Sydney, you're in for a treat. Quarrymans Hotel is bringing in some rarer-than-gold beers from Bacchus Brewing for you to taste. Realistically, if you've never tried Bacchus Brewing's beer before, you're in the majority. Chances to catch Bacchus' beer outside of the brewery itself are…

The Great Beer Heist At Bad Shepherd & BoJak Brewing (VIC) Event

Ready to get up to mischief in Melbourne's south east? Local legends Bad Shepherd and new kids on the block BoJak Brewing (who we've interviewed here) are taking a whole lot of punters captive for their Great Beer Heist. Whether you already know and love these two breweries, or…

Future Mountain Brewery Showcase At Whitehart Bar (VIC) Event

Friday is the time to get funky. On August 30, Whitehart Bar will be showcasing beers from Future Mountain, the brewers and blenders from Reservoir who specialise in farmhouse, mixed fermentation and barrel-aged beers with an innovative twist. The master brewer will be bringing along…

Brews & Brisket At The Flemington-Kensington Bowls Club (VIC) Event

On Saturday August 24, Modus Operandi, Moon Dog, and Fixation are coming together at the Flemington-Kensington Bowls Club for an afternoon of beer, brisket and barefoot bowls.Each brewery will be bringing three of their beers, with the brewers on hand to chew the fat and chat with you.…

BoJak Brewing Tap Takeover At Otter's Promise (VIC) Event

We recently interviewed Dale and Sue Messina, the duo behind BoJak Brewing. Now, if you're a Melburnian keen to try their beers without heading to their Dandenong home, you're in luck. On Saturday, August 17, they're taking over four taps at Otter's Promise. Head in and try their brews,…

State Of Brews – Sydney (NSW) Event

There’s too much good beer around. We need to divide and conquer. For eleven days, State of Brews sees eleven venues around Sydney showcasing beers from a state, territory, country, or region.  Whether you’re after brews from Western Australia, regional Victoria, or Scandinavia; whether…

IPA Day 2019 Event

Dry July is over. It's time to move onto the next thing on the calendar that rhymes - IPA Day. Technically, it's International IPA Day - and there are some incredible IPAs around the world that are worth getting your hands on in the name of enjoying the humulus lupulus. But as the Australian…

Nine Fingers Brew's First Birthday At Uncle Hops (NSW) Event

Nine Fingers Brew launched one year ago at Uncle Hops in Newtown, so now that it's time for the gypsy brewer's first birthday, there's an obvious place for the celebrations to take place. Six taps will be pouring Nine Fingers beers, including a new brew being saved for the day. What better…

Beer, Footy & Food Festival 2019 At Henson Park (NSW) Event

When it comes to festival names, you can't get much more self-explanatory than the Beer, Footy & Food Festival. Now in its fourth and biggest year, the BFFF is a winter ritual for Inner West footy lovers who want to be a part of Newtown Jets’ tradition by watching the footy from the hill…

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