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Balter Brewing (CUB/Asahi) Brewer

To balter is to dance artlessly without particular skill or grace, but usually with enjoyment. It’s also the name of the Gold Coast brewery opened by a quartet of Australian surfing legends and some mates, with a trophy-winning brewer at the helm to ensure that when it comes to the beers there’s…

CBCo Port Melbourne Brewer

The CBCo 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 venue in Port…

King River Brewing Brewer

Just like the wider High Country region it calls home, King Valley is a beautiful place to visit. And, just like its neighbouring valleys, it has much to offer visitors, whether their intention is to explore nature, enjoy outdoor pursuits or indulge their senses with fine local produce. Unlike some…

Little Bang Brewing Brewer

Before Little Bang Brewing came into existence, Fil Kemp and Ryan Davidson tapped keys rather than kegs, developed video game characters rather than beer recipes, worked with code rather than Columbus. Then, in 2014, the avid homebrewers made the step from one industry where people – not least them…

Love Shack Brewing Co Brewer

If ever there was a brewery you’ll want to enjoy by the pint, it’s Love Shack Brewing Co. The Castlemaine outfit launched in the final hours of 2020 and, since then, they’ve forged a path that’s entirely their own, which feels fitting given the wild stallion in their logo. Behind the operation…

Matilda Bay (CUB/Asahi) Brewer

Anyone with even a passing interest in the history of beer in Australia will be well aware of the crucial role played by Matilda Bay. Launched in 1983 at the height – or nadir – of the industry’s domination by a handful of large brewing companies, the brewery is rightly recognised as ground zero…

Phat Brew Club Brewer

At the start of 2023, Perth welcomed another brewpub to its growing collection – and what a venue and story it represents. Not too long before greeting the first guests to arrive at The Clubroom in City West, the team behind Phat Brew Club were still playing around as homebrewers, before success in…

Seasonal Brewing Co Brewer

Just a ten minute drive from the Perth CBD, the Seasonal Brewing Co has brought beer appeal to a vibrant neighbourhood that had previously been somewhat barren on the good booze front. Their Maylands home was once named one of Australia’s coolest suburbs by Lonely Planet, yet there was scant opportunity…

Shapeshifter Brewing Co Brewer

Creativity sits at the very heart of modern craft beer yet even when brewers push boundaries they’re drawing upon millennia of traditions and knowledge. Shapeshifter are the most modern of craft breweries, with an approach that shows just how exciting and forward-thinking those traditions can…

The Park Hotel Abbotsford Venue

Since it first opened in 1864, both the Park Hotel and its home suburb of Abbotsford have gone through many incarnations. When the pub first welcomed drinker through its doors and started pouring beer, it was at the height of Victoria’s gold rush, a period that saw Abbotsford rapidly transition from…

Beer DeLuxe Venue

As the name suggests, this bar in the heart of Melbourne’s Federation Square has always offered solace for the beer aficionado. But it really started to come into its own as a craft beer destination since the end of 2008. Where once there were four beers on tap, there became nine, then more than a…

Bine Bar & Dining Venue

For years, the Gold Coast has been the home of one of Australia’s biggest and most successful microbreweries. Yet the presence of Burleigh Brewing in Burleigh Heads tended to feel like something of an anomaly, the lone outpost for craft beer in a region where, for the most part, big brand midstrengths…

Blackhearts & Sparrows North Hobart Bottleshop

Since opening as a wine store in Melbourne’s Punt Road more than a decade ago, Blackhearts & Sparrows has become a famous name for those looking for high quality beverages. Today there’s around a dozen in Melbourne, one in Canberra and, as of May 2019, the family-run bottleshop (and now deli) group extended…

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…

Copper & Oak Bottleshop

Copper & Oak Liquor Merchants have been serving the people of Perth with fine wine, craft beer and quality spirits for decades but in order to trace the store’s origins you have to go back some years earlier – and cross an ocean.  Jose Pestana’s whole working life has been dedicated to the…

Cromer Cellars Bottleshop

Carawa Road is a fairly quiet street in the fairly quiet suburb of Cromer in Sydney's Northern Beaches. As you drive through this typical suburban scene, the only thing that might jump out at you is a small cluster of shops about halfway down. There are no more than half dozen of them; neighbourhood…

Henley's Bar & Kitchen Venue

In a district as buzzing and diverse as Darling Harbour, venues need to offer a serious array of goodies to get tourists, commuters and locals through the door. With an extensive drinks list, upmarket menu, and prime harbour position, Henley’s Bar & Kitchen manages that particular task with mouth-watering…

Hopheads Yarraville VenueBottleshop

Yarraville is the kind of Melbourne suburb that’s long had a village feel about it. The historic buildings along Anderson and Ballarat Streets turn the area’s beating heart into a place where shopping or sipping a coffee feels akin to visiting a candlestick maker at some point early in the last century.  While…

Moon Dog World Preston Venue

If there has been as much pre-launch hype and wall-to-wall coverage surrounding a new venue opening in Melbourne in recent years – especially one with craft beer at its heart – as was dedicated to Moon Dog World, we'd love to know. Then again, if there's been a new venue opening in Melbourne…

Range Brewing Abbotsford Venue

In a year in which lockdowns and closures formed a far greater part of the narrative than Melbourne’s beer fans would have liked, Range Brewing delivered a welcome piece of news. In the dark of midwinter, the Brisbane brewery revealed they would be opening a new taproom before 2020 was out – and…

Royston Hotel Venue

The pub that started it all, the Royston was the first to spot the craft beer revolution coming over the horizon. While everyone else was clinging to the safety of long-established brands – maybe with the odd tap or fridge shelf given over to an Aussie micro – this Richmond establishment went the…

The Catfish Venue

Beer, whisky and blues... what more could anyone want in life? How about authentic Philly Cheese Steaks? No worries. OK, there's more to The Catfish than that, but as a basis for success as a beer bar in inner north Melbourne it works just fine for us. Named after the classic 40s song Catfish Blues,…

The Henley Brook Venue

It’s amazing how the shoulders ease when turning onto West Swan Road. As the warm light dapples beneath vines of Australia’s second oldest wine region the pace of mind slows, calm takes hold and the delights of the Swan Valley whizz past, just 25 minutes from Perth’s CBD. But for all of its grape-centricity…

The Woodlands Hotel Venue

Melbourne is home to many a pub – indeed, the city is famous for them – but none feel or look anything like The Woodlands Hotel. For one, there’s not actually many pubs across the city that don’t sit on a corner block, and there are few that cut quite as impressive a figure as The Woodlands does…

NZ Hops 2022: Range & Your Mates Beer

And now for something completely different. Or at least two beers following a different path to their comrades in the NZ Hops Great Brew Challenge from a couple of Queensland's most high profile breweries. Range have taken the hop formerly known as Brooklyn, Moutere, and sprinkled it (well, dry-hopped…

NZ Hops 2022: Deeds & Six String Beer

If you're planning to compile a mixed pack of beers showcasing hops, Deeds are always likely to be high up your list of potential suitors. With **Centre Stage** the Glen Iris brewers return to the familiar territory of a hazy, 8 percent ABV IPA pouring with a solid yellow haze and a loose white head.…

NZ Hops 2022: Molly Rose & Sailors Grave Beer

**Scroll down for links to more NZ Hops beers** There's a risk inherent in a project like this – inviting a stack of brewers to create beers showcasing hops first and foremost – that you'll end up with a parade of IPAs. You can also assume that when it comes to Molly Rose they'll follow a different…

Wildflower & Balter Dime A Dozen Beer

The origins of Dime a Dozen go all the way back to July 2019 when Wildflower’s Topher Boehm got together with Scotty Hargrave of the little indie brewery that could, Balter, to lay down a lager together. As far as I’m aware, absolutely nothing significant has occurred to either of these collaborators…

Wheaty Brewing Corps & Crafty Cabal Landlady Beer

When The Wheaty launched its brewing arm, a very generous offer was extended in the direction of Crafty Towers, asking if we'd like to make a beer with them at some point. Given they've brewed with some of the finest brewers locally and from New Zealand, Europe and the States – and we [once asked Murray's…

Little Creatures Stout King Beer

Throughout the lifetime of The Crafty Pint, Little Creatures have released many a stout. Some have been on the larger size, such as the Dreadnought series, others smaller (The Hotchkiss Six), while a few have aimed smack bang for the centre of the style category. They've all – at least the ones to…

Mountain Goat Rare Breed: Hightail XXV Beer

There was a time when the Mountain Goat team would mark milestone birthdays by brewing a larger, celebratory version of their first beer. Thus there was the [Double Hightail](https://craftypint.com/beer/2172/mountain-goat-double-hightail-bottled) at 7.2 percent ABV that first appeared when they turned…

Dainton Lupe de Lupe & The Associates (ft CoConspirators) Beer

They can never get enough hops at Dainton, with the Melbourne brewery’s desire to showcase the thrill of the little green beasts never slowing. Maybe the most thrilling of them all is “Maxx Hopps”, the fire-jumping daredevil on the brewery’s NEIPA, **Lupe de Lupe**. The beer has brewed in collaboration…

Sailors Grave Brewing Rite & Deep Into The Forest Beer

Sailors Grave’s Deckhand is the Orbost brewery’s membership club which sees them ship a dozen beers every couple of much to their thirsty fans, or salty seadogs as they're occasionally known. It typically includes a mix of core range beers, limited releases and new beers and included in August's…

Bad Shepherd Brew Crew Series 12: Bayside Golden Strong Beer

For the first eleven entries in their Brew Crew Series, the Bad Shepherd gave their team members the chance to design a beer with the brewers. It's an approach that's led to some interesting results, from dessert beers to a purple unicorn-inspired release; here, as they notch up a dozen, the doors were…

Crafty Dozen – September 2018 News

It's that time again... We've added another dozen new breweries, bars and bottleshops to the Crafty directory since our last update in July, which gives us an excuse to create another postcard style montage. And to round them all up in one place in case you missed them first time around. They're spread…

Crafty Dozen – October 2019 News

Such has been the nature of recent weeks, we've overshot the mark again, adding more than a dozen new listings to the site before we knew it. Given we like to wrap them up in nice, round dozens, we figure we should recap the new arrivals to hit since August before we get too far into the next lot. Below,…

Crafty Dozen – January 2019 News

After a little rush to start the year and with more waiting in the wings, it's time to round up the most recent new additions to our brewery, venue and bottleshop directories with a dozen (plus two) stretching from Albany in WA to a trio in Brisbane.It's a roundup that takes in regional brewpubs,…

Crafty Dozen – April 2019 News

We've clocked up another dozen listings in our brewery, venue and bottleshop directory, which means it's time for another roundup (and postcard montage) in case you missed them first time around. Actually, we've managed to get a little ahead of ourselves and have already added fifteen since…

Crafty Dozen – August 2019 News

So, once again, it turns out we can't count as we've added thirteen more listings to the directory side of the site since our last roundup. Ah well, the beer world is expanding fast... As with all of our Crafty Dozen articles, the purpose is to bring together the most recent 12 new brewery, venue and…

The Crafty Dozen – May 2017 News

With the arrival of King River Brewing on the site earlier this week, we realised we'd overshot the mark. Whenever we reach another dozen new brewery, venue and bottleshop listings in our directories, we like to pool them in one article in case anyone missed out on them being announced first time around.…

Crafty Dozen – July 2018 News

The addition of two more breweries to the Crafty directory over the weekend means it's time for another of our Crafty Dozen articles. These are where we round up the 12 latest new listings in one place in case you missed them first time around (you can check out the previous one here). And, with…

The Crafty Dozen – August 2017 News

What with a rebrand, the launch of Crafty Recommends, multiple Crafty Cabal events in multiple states and the impending arrival of a business directory, it's been a rather busy few months here at Crafty Towers. It's meant less time to get out to visit and then put together listings for breweries,…

The Crafty Dozen: December 2017 News

As a momentous year for beer in Australia draws to a close, it's time to round up the latest dozen new brewery and venue listings added to our directory. We've welcomed breweries, pubs and bottleshops from Far North Queensland to North East Tasmania, from Penrith to Inner North Melbourne and, the…

Crafty Dozen – May 2018 News

Whenever we've added another dozen brewery, venue and bottleshop listings to the directory, we round them all up in one place in case readers missed them when they were posted first time around. After a recent flurry of new additions, we've got a little ahead – or behind – of ourselves, with…

Crafty Dozen – June 2019 News

Time for another roundup of new brewery, bar and bottleshops added to the site as we've listed another dozen since the last wrap in case you missed them first time around. This time around, there's breweries in WA, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, venues in Hobart and Melbourne and a couple…

The Crafty Dozen – December 2016 News

We've got time for one last roundup of breweries, venues and bottleshops added to the Crafty Pint directory since the last one. Usually, we post one of these every time we reach a dozen new additions in case you missed them as they were spruiked individually. This time around, however, we got a…

The Crafty Dozen – February 2017 News

We've got the next handful of brewery, bar and bottleshop listings waiting in the wings but, before then, it turns out we've embellished our directory by another dozen since the last roundup. So, as is customary, we get to create another beer-flecked postcard and bring together those 12 in one place…

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…

Crafty Crawls: Penrith & The Blue Mountains News

The concept of notable brewing towns conjures imagery of moustache wearers with their arms crossed, sipping beer out of ornate glasses atop a penny-farthing bicycle that is, for some reason, being pulled by two draught horses. That's just me? OK, well, let me have this: that would still be a more typical…

Crafty Crawls: The 86 Tram Pt II News

When we launched our Crafty Crawl series with a trip along Melbourne's 86 tram route, we were able to just about squeeze all the bars and brewpubs we thought you should check out into the one article. But, such is Melbourne's growing appetite for craft beer, having one article for the country's…

Crafty Cabal Update – 07.07.17 News

The latest Crafty Cabal event has to be up there as one of the most enjoyable. Thanks to the Pirate Life crew for hosting 30 of us on a Friday evening, where we enjoyed brewery tours, barrel samples, a mountain of pizza, unlimited access to the fridges and taps and even a spot of dancing thanks to some…

Crafty Crawls: Abbotsford News

As the home of CUB, Abbotsford’s association with beer comfortably stretches back more than a century. The brewery has long been a part of the suburb's story but, more recently, the beer choices in the suburb have grown increasingly diverse. Small breweries have increased the amount of local beer…

Crafty Pint Supporter News – 19.08.17 News

We've got another exclusive event, festival tickets, discounts and more in this update for Crafty Pint supporters. What's more, we've got more juicy signup bonuses for readers thinking of joining The Crafty Cabal and taking advantage of all the benefits that come your way in return. First up, however,…

Crafty Pint Supporter News – 08.09.17 News

It hasn't been long since our last update for Crafty Pint supporters, but we've added plenty more in the meantime. There's cases of beer, festival tickets, tasting tokens and more up for grabs – plus more than a dozen signup bonuses for readers who'd like to join The Crafty Cabal and help support independent…

Eagle Bay's 13th Birthday & Garden Bar Launch Event

It's a beautiful baker's dozen for Eagle Bay as the spectacular WA brewery gets set to celebrate its thirteenth birthday.  On December 16 you're invited to join them on the lawn, drink in hand, to celebrate all that's been and all that's yet to come – starting with the…