gold coast

Currumbin Valley Brewing's Taproom Finally Opens

​After seven years of brewing and a false start last year, Currumbin Valley Brewing have finally opened their taproom. We chatted to co-owner Smokey about their rustic, upcycled new space literally just around the corner from Balter.

From Belgium To The Gold Coast: Madocke's Mission

Few would have foreseen the Gold Coast becoming a craft beer powerhouse, yet it most certainly has. And now, following the opening of Madocke's taproom, it's even home to a brewery specialising in classic Belgian beers too.

Who Brews Precinct Beers?

The Gold Coast's transformation into one of the country's most exciting craft beer hotspots has been little short of remarkable. We got in touch with the team at one of the region's freshest, Precinct Brewing in Miami.

Black Hops Go AWOL

The Gold Coast has added another notch to its brewing belt with the opening of the region's first barrel room. AWOL sits behind Black Hops' original home in Burleigh Heads and is already home to more than 100 barrels.

Crafty's Advent Calendar: Peta Fielding

Long before the Gold Coast became nationally recognised as a home of good beer, there was a couple trying to sell their beers to locals. Thirteen years on, here's Burleigh co-founder Peta Fielding reflecting on the change.

Brewing On The Banana Farm

Spend time in South East Queensland talking about new and interesting beers and it's not long before Currumbin Valley Brewing comes up. We joined Smokey and Luke on the former's banana farm to find out why.

Gold Coast Brewers Dominate Queensland's Beer Awards

It was another day of triumph for Gold Coast brewers as Burleigh Brewing, Black Hops and Balter all picked up trophies at the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show Beer Awards, with Burleigh's new Bock taking out Champion Beer.

Black Hops II Launches

The milestones keep flying past for Black Hops Brewing with the opening of their second brewery and venue on the Gold Coast the latest.

Brew & A: The Gold Coast Pioneers

Long before the Gold Coast became a hotbed of world class beer, a couple with young kids jacked in their jobs and built a brewery there. Eleven years on, we got back to the beginning and beyond with Peta and Brennan of Burleigh Brewing.

A Beer Drinker's Guide To The Commonwealth Games

With the Commonwealth Games in full swing and the Gold Coast home to much in the way of great beer, expat Kiwi Steffan Paton serves up his first article for The Crafty Pint.

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Behind The Hottest 100 Beers Of 2017

There were plenty of stories and talking points to be found in this year's GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers results. Here, we chat to the brewers behind four of them, from Balter, BentSpoke, Black Hops and Hop Nation.

Burleigh Brewing 2.0

Burleigh Brewing has been flying the flag for microbrewing in Queensland for close to a decade. And today the Gold Coast brewery officially opens the doors to its new venue. James Graham caught up with head brewer Brennan Fielding to find out more.

The Call of Hops

It was such a big deal, at first they thought it was a wind up. But it was true. The makers of Call of Duty: Black Ops III – one of the biggest gaming releases in history – really did want Gold Coast's Black Hops to create a beer for them.

Breaking Out The Beers

Earlier this year, we revealed that four of Australia's to surfers were planning to open a brewery on the Gold Coast. As Balter's opening moves closer, we catch up with their trophy-winning brewer to see what he has planned.

Setting The Gold Coast Free

The Gold Coast is set to welcome its first ever craft beer focused festival when Free The Hops lands at bars over ten days next month. James Graham spoke to some of those involved to find out more.

Overt Ops

Black Hops by name, anything but Black Ops by nature. A trio of Gold Coast brewing mates is sharing their journey from home brewing to gypsy brewing to owner towers of shiny stainless – warts 'n' all.

Surfer's On Tap

The craft beer revolution that has swept Brisbane is working its charms along the Gold Coast too. Now even Surfer's Paradise has a 32-tap venue pouring mainly craft beer to call its own.