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Crafty Crawls: Teneriffe & Newstead

Join us on a Crafty Crawl through some of the first Brisbane inner 'burbs to embrace the good stuff. We may not know exactly where New Farm, Teneriffe and Newstead start and end, but we know where to find good beer.

Who Brews At Hodfellow's?

Hodfellow's is one of the country's newest breweries, but the founders take their inspiration from some of the world's oldest beer cultures. Mick Wüst got in touch to find out more.

Crafty Crawls: Outer North Brisbane

Brisbane's outer north, much like the city has a whole, has found itself teeming with places in which to enjoy craft beer. Here, Matt Aitken serves as our guide to the craftiest spots to call into in the north and around Moreton Bay.

Jett Righetti Slays Beer

At just 23, Jett Righetti has finished a brewing course at TAFE, is an assistant brewer at Happy Valley, and has his eyes set on winning awards and opening a brewery. Read on to find out how Jett Righetti Slays Beer.

Netherworld Team To Launch Lost Souls "Theme Park" Karaoke

A new karaoke bar unlike any other is opening next to Brisbane's Netherworld. It features local beer, intricate art design, and "theme park level karaoke". You'll be singing to save your soul.

Brewski: Ten Lessons From Ten Years

"Matt, don’t buy any more barleywines!" just about sums up a decade of Brewski. But for more on watching your intake, sleeping with your business partner and starting fondue fires, here's their Ten Lessons from Ten Years.

Crafty Crawls: Milton & Paddington

Milton and Paddington have evolved as venues have come and gone and grown over the years. So it makes sense this Crafty Crawl has evolved too. As spring 2023 unfurls, here's an updated guide to the good beer found there.

Crafty Crawls: Fortitude Valley

The beast that is Fortitude Valley is ever evolving, so we've updated our Crafty Crawl through this dodgy and frequently delightful part of Brisbane in order to guide you to the best craft beer breweries and bars.

Who Brews Hiker Beers?

A celebration of the great outdoors, beers ranging from Scottish light ale to highly-rated hazy IPA, and a big airy venue with a place for everyone. Meet Hiker Brewing Concern in this instalment of our Who Brews...? series.

Hip Hops Hooray: Brendale Gets A New Brewery

After countless delays, Hip Hops Brewers are about ready to open in Brendale. Owner Shaun Reeves told us about his 21 tap venue set to host live entertainment and be a place for locals to relax and create.

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17 Years Of The Brisbanest Beers

You'll find breweries in most parts of Brisbane these days, but long before the city's craft beer scene exploded a young couple decided to open a brewpub in the CBD. Seventeen years on, we joined them for a trip down Memory Lane.

Brisbane's Rising Brewtide

Brewtide is a new brewery venue created within one of Brisbane's most high profile new developments. We caught up with head brewer Gavin Croft to find out more about his plans for the brewing arm of Craft'd Grounds in Albion.

The Dark & Disgusting Minds of The Scratch

No one's ever accused the folk at The Scratch of being normal. Their festivals have cult followings, and the videos they make to promote them can be downright disgusting. We sat down with manager Becca King to find out more.

Newstead Open A Taproom At Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport is the latest to take a crafty turn, with Newstead Brewing opening a taproom at the Domestic Terminal, marking another major partnership for the Queensland brewery.

Who Brews Hudson Brewing Beers?

Hudson Brewing was launched late last year by a husband-and-wife team keen to bring local beer to their adopted community. We caught up with Richard Hudson to find out more about the brewery located in Brisbane's bayside.

Who Brews Common Ground Beers?

In 2019, Aether Brewing co-founders Jimmy Young and Dave Ward decided to go their separate ways. The former can now be found at the helm of Common Ground Brewing, located in the former Aether brewpub in Milton.

Who Brews In The Happy Valley?

Happy Valley is a brewery built for locals in the Brisbane suburb of Stafford, with a name stemming from the locale's original name. We caught up with the team to ask Who Brews Happy Valley beers?

Who Brews 27 South Beers?

Brisbane's busy beer scene is located along the 27th parallel; it's a fact one of the city's newest brewing companies is keen to shout about. We caught up with 27 South Brewing as part of our Who Brews? series.

Stepping Out From InCider

The Beer InCider Experience combined killer band lineups with scores of breweries (and ping pong) to become one of the country's biggest festivals. George Levi sat down with founder Marty Keetels to find out why he's moving on.

Who Brews FICK Beers?

A couple who first launched a nanobrewery in Luxembourg have just opened FICK in the Brisbane suburb of Northgate. We called in to sample their European-influenced offering as they fired up their brew kit.


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Crafty's Advent Calendar: Gillian Letham

Time to head to Brewsvegas for day six in our end-of-decade series. We could have picked any number of legends from the city's beer scene but decided Gill formerly from The Mill could speak for them all.

Beeries Winners 2019

Brisbane's beer community gathered at the Showgrounds last night for the third annual Beeries. The celebration of the local beer scene was just that: a celebration.

Brisbane's Lithuanian Baker Boys

Kveik might be hogging the headlines for many but one Brisbane brewing team has taken inspiration from another Northern European beer style – one that involves baking the mash first: Lithuanian keptinis.

Ballistic Beer To Open Springfield Brewpub

Ballistic Beer will soon open their third venue in three years: a brewpub in Brisbane's western suburb of Springfield Central in addition to their Salisbury brewery and West End Alehouse & Kitchen.

Who Brews Hoppy Puppy Beers?

The brewing industry seems to be obsessed with dogs more than most and now has another canine-themed operation in its midst. As their first beer hits taps, we find out more about Brisbane's Hoppy Puppy.

Who Brews Ornith Beers?

Daniel Venema is a bird photographer and beer lover who brews for two Brisbane brewing companies. We caught up with him to find out how his love of birds and brewing led him from homebrewing to his dual brewing role.

BrewDog Brisbane Set To Open Late 2019

BrewDog co-founder Martin Dickie is in Australia checking on progress of their Brisbane brewery. Will Ziebell chatted to him about their plans for Australia, including the use of local hops and barrels.

Crafty Crawls: North By North East

There's been plenty of focus in recent years on the bars and breweries of Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. But the northern 'burbs have been enjoying their own crafty revival too.

Who Brews With Sea Legs?

He was studying in Colorado as it was experiencing its craft beer boom so now, years later and on the other side of the world, Jon Fuchs has persuaded his mates to join him to become part of the Brisbane boom.

Brisbane Gets A Mikkeller Bar

A Brisbane bar is bringing a slice of Scandinavia to Brewsvegas this year as Saccharomyces Beer Café is turned into a Mikkeller bar for the week. We got in touch with owner Simon Booy to find out more.

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Craft Beer Heroes: Marty Keetels

He announced his intentions in the most comically unlikely of manners and has gone on to create one of the country's leading beer festivals while helping build Brisbane's beer community. So we invited Marty Keetels to tell us more.

Canned Laughter

It was a punchline that was waiting to happen as the beer world moves inexorably from bottles to cans and brewers strike up partnerships outside craft beer's original stomping grounds. It's Canned Laughter, a beer from Newstead and Brisbane Comedy Festival.

Brewed For Brendale

When we ran our Best New Queensland Beers Of 2018 feature, there was an honourable mention for a tiny brewery in Brisbane's northern suburbs. We soaked up the welcoming locals vibe at Brendale Brewing Co to find out more.

Sip, Speak, Repeat... Taking To The Soapbox

As Felons launches on Brisbane's river edge and with Soapbox and Stone & Wood coming to Fortitude Valley in the coming weeks, Mick Wust caught up with all three brewers and found them all keen to shout loud about the local beer scene.

Craft Beer Heroes: Newstead, The Mill & Brewski At 5

Three of the key players in Brisbane's burgeoning beer scene in recent years all turn five as 2018 draws to a close. We caught up with the founders of Newstead Brewing, The Mill and Brewski to look back, forward and ask who'd win in a fight.

GABS Heads To Brisbane

The travelling circus that is GABS is adding another stop to its itinerary in 2019 when it heads to Brisbane for the first time.

Craft Beer Heroes: Chicks With Ales

At this year's Beeries, the Gold Beery for Best Community Contributor went to Chicks With Ales, a group for beer loving women. We caught up with brewer, microbiologist and former pro basketballer Kerry Claydon to find out more.

Beeries Winners 2018

The wider Brisbane beer community came together last night for the annual celebration going by the name The Beeries. There were popular wins aplenty on a night Cameron Dick MP was christened the "Minister for Craft Beer".

Crafty Crawls: Brisbane's West End

Brisbane's West End (and the adjoining parts of the city) is awash with great beer venues these days. Heck, there are even breweries that call the 'burb home. So we made the area a focus of a Crafty Crawl – and have since updated it with even more goodness.

Who Brews Bravo Beers?

It's been almost eight years since we launched The Crafty Pint yet this is the first time we've come across Aussie brewers who were inspired to start brewing by traditional the Scottish beer style 80 shillings. Meet Brisbane's Bravo.

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Felons To Storm Brisbane

The beer lovers of Brisbane can prepare to party like it's 1823 as a new brewery venue takes shape on the edge of Brisbane River, underneath the iconic Story Bridge. Mick Wust called in to meet the Felons as they took delivery of their tanks.

Crafty Crawls: South Brisbane & Beyond

Much is made of the growth in breweries in and around Brisbane, but the bar scene is no slouch either. So, less than two years after publishing a South Brisbane/West End Crawl, we've had to divide and conquer, creating two where there had been one...

Starting A Brewery: Brisbane's New Kids

The beer industry in South East Queensland has witnessed a remarkable number of new openings in the past couple of years. We spoke to the founders of five that are less than a year old to see how they plan to succeed in today's ever busier marketplace.

Brewing By Design

There's been no shortage of new breweries opening in and around Brisbane in recent years. But, with its Scandinavian influences and no core range policy, Range Brewing looks set to stand out from the crowd, as Mick Wüst discovers.

Semi-Pro. But Not Half-Arsed

From a meeting at a beer festival to the need to find a name for a Brewsvegas competition via gypsy brewing at various Queensland locations to finally opening their own brewery in Brisbane, the Semi-Pro story is a classic "figure it out as we go" one, as Mick Wust discovers.

QLD Govt Launches Craft Brewing Strategy

As the fifth Brewsvegas draws to a close, Queensland brewers have been given a boost by the state government with the announcement that a Queensland Craft Brewing Strategy will be drawn up to help the industry's expansion.

Brewsvegas 2018 Launches

Brisbane's citywide celebration of good beer and the community that surrounds it is ready to roll. There's more than 70 events at 50 venues over the next ten days, including Pint of Origin showcasing the best of Australia, the US and New Zealand.

Craft Beer Heroes: Les Riddell

From the Pineapple Hotel via a dark lager epiphany in Canada to The Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst, Bright Brewery, countless snow-covered slopes and then back to the Pineapple Hotel... We take a journey through good beer with Brisbane's beery Spiderman, Les Riddell.

Brewed With The Screams Of A Thousand Souls

How do you make a Jack Daniels barrel aged, 11 percent ABV imperial stout even more gnarly. If you're the Brewditos and White Lies Brewing, you expose it to the entire discographies of 14 metal bands while it's taking shape.

The 2018 Brewsvegas Program Is Live

Brisbane is home to one of the most vibrant and fun beer communities you'll come across. Brewsvegas is the week of the year in which that community celebrates everything that's best about beer. And, as of today, the program for the 2018 festival is live.