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Artisan Brewing Brewer

Artisan Brewing is a Belgian-style brewer born of a love for an often-neglected element in brewing: yeast. Their journey began in WA’s Great Southern in 2001 when globe-trotting husband and wife, Brian and Julia Fitzgerald, purchased a farm just west of Denmark after falling in love with the stunning…

Hepburn Springs Brewing Co Brewer

The 2020 Indies awards will be memorable for many people for different reasons. For those organising the event itself, the fact it was streamed from a production studio due to COVID ensured it was a far cry from your typical beer awards ceremony. For those winners dealing with lengthy delays on their…

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…

SURE Brewing Brewer

“Fancy a beer?” “Sure!” “OK if my mate joins us?” “Sure!” Language is a wonderful thing, capable of expressing so many sentiments, alive with nuance, and so essential to pretty much every element of human life we’d be lost without it. And, as four letter words go, “sure”…

Burnley Brewing Brewer

There might be a lot of breweries in Melbourne but there are still ways to stand out. One way is to brew beers that are a little more traditionally-minded than most modern lineups, or you can throw a tonne of hops and adjuncts at beers and spend your time on new ingredients and styles. Alternatively,…

King Road Brewing Co Brewer

Given it was founded by Dave and Bev McKee, their children Chad and Selena and their respective partners Maria and Dale, King Road Brewing Co was always going to be a family-friendly venue. Many set out with aspirations to create such a place, however the sheer scale of the brewery, the venue and its…

Mixtape Brewing & Bar Brewer

Eighteen taps, 50-plus wines, arcade games, ancient ales, gluten-reduced beers, board game nights… Mixtape certainly know how to stand out on Sydney’s ever-busier Inner West Ale Trail. Opened in February 2022, the Marrickville brewbar is the brainchild of husband and wife tag team, Jason Newton…

TWØBAYS Brewing Co Brewer

If you’re unfortunate enough to suffer from coeliac disease or lesser forms of gluten intolerance, you’re at least fortunate to be living in an era in which awareness is on the rise and gluten free options are becoming both more commonplace and higher in quality. And, if you’re a beer lover whose…

Westside Ale Works Brewer

Festina tarde is an Italian saying – often associated with the Renaissance but also used by Roman rulers – that translates as "make haste slowly". By all means, hurry, but don't rush things, and take care too. Westside Ale Works' story is one of “hurrying slowly”. It started in 2016, when…

Five Barrel Brewing Brewer

Wollongong is a changing city. Built on the blue collars of smelting and heavy manufacturing, those industries that bought middle class prosperity are in decline, though hardly dead yet; you can still catch a whiff of them each time the open coal carriages roll through town or the smoke stacks of the…

Jetty Road Brewer

Whether your first encounter with Jetty Road is walking into their highly impressive brewery venue in Dromana or picking up a pack of their beers, complete with its sleek and polished branding, you might well conclude Jetty Road arrived in the world fully formed, the result of calculated planning and…

Lallemand Brewing

Supported by decades of long-standing industry experience, an extensive support network, and strong technical expertise, Lallemand Brewing is perfectly positioned to help breweries achieve their growth and quality goals by offering products, services, and education. Lallemand Brewing’s premium…

The 5th Ingredient (Beer30)

Beer30 by The 5th Ingredient is a fully customisable brewery management software designed to help breweries track data from grain-to-glass.  With real-time data, brewers can improve the quality and consistency of their beer and eliminate waste to help brew better beer and drive…

The Windsor Alehouse Venue

A major change of tack has seen one of Melbourne's Irish pubs – formerly better known for craic than craft – switch the focus of its 19 taps to craft beer and redesign its food menu with beer pairing in mind. The Pint on Punt, in Windsor, reopened its doors as The Windsor Alehouse in April 2016…

Rainbow Hotel Venue

A classic inner suburban corner pub with a colourful history, Fitzroy's Rainbow Hotel had been getting a little tatty around the edges until the King brothers moved in back in late 2010. You wouldn't know it now, as they wasted little time bringing experience gained from running pubs here and in 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,…

Whitehart Bar Venue

Late on Christmas Eve 1974, much of Darwin’s population was facing up to Cyclone Tracy, a storm that tore through the city, ensuring it would never look the same again. Many fled the cyclone and never returned, but for those who did, they needed a replacement for the pubs destroyed by Tracy. Thankfully,…

Cherry Tree Hotel Venue

The GB Hotel in Richmond was a Melbourne institution, a venue that felt like a living organism that had evolved over the years into something much more than a pub. Then, in early 2014, with the building's owners hiking the lease, a great thing came to an end as Chris and Penny Hodges moved out, taking…

Cryer Malt Venue

Suppliers of Premium Brewing Ingredients Supplying Australasian craft brewers with quality brewing ingredients for over 30 years, Cryer Malt is dedicated to sourcing the most premium Malt, Hops & Yeast for all brewing enthusiasts. They distribute the best quality locally crafted malts from Barrett…

Ellerslie Australia Venue

Great Beer Starts Here With a history dating back to the 1930s, Ellerslie Australia is a fourth-generation family company that's proudly Australian-owned. Adding to our heritage as Australia’s largest independent hop grower, we have continued to team up with world renowned producers to offer a comprehensive…

Near & Far VenueBottleshop

It’s no easy thing to create a bar capable of standing out in an area that is quite literally one of Melbourne’s best known drinking destinations. Yet, when Near & Far opened on Brunswick Street towards the close of 2019, it immediately filled a gap in a suburb famed…

neumaker VenueBottleshop

neumaker provides a unique range of yeasts, nutrients and process aids as well as filtration media and equipment. We have partnered with AEB to bring the most innovative and complete brewing product range to the Australian market including: Ale Yeasts Lager Yeasts Yeasts for Sours Stabilisers…

Black Hops Brisbane Venue

There’s no denying Black Hops is a Gold Coast brewery: the sunshine and surf and laid back culture of the Coast are in every sip of Black Hops beer. But, when founders Dan, Eddie and Govs launched Black Hops in 2014, it wasn’t at the Gold Coast – it was in a bar in Brisbane, and they’ve…

The Scratch Venue

Before any other bar in Brisbane offered tastings of their beers; before Queensland had more breweries than people; before your nanna realised her floral print couch was missing… there was The Scratch. Australia was a little late to the game with the craft beer movement, and Queensland was…

Urban Alley Brewing Knox Venue

Since opening the doors to their Docklands home in 2018, Urban Alley have helped show how craft beer can find a home in all manner of places and with all manner of audiences. After all, District Docklands might be on the doorstep of Melbourne’s CBD but, at the time, it was better known as…

Page Bottler Bottleshop

We all know the phrase: “You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.” If you were to apply it to Page Bottler, you could argue it should come with a supplementary warning too: “Or after opening the cover.” Not that there’s anything wrong with the bottleshop’s cover, which comes with some…

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: Uraidla & Mountain Culture Beer

In the case of both Adelaide Hills-based Uraidla and Mountain Culture of the Blue Mountains you've got breweries with damn fine reputations when it comes to creating IPAs, even if such beers are just one string to their respective bows. And it's IPAs that both have created for NZ Hops' Great Brew Challenge,…

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.…

Local Brewing Co & Burnley Brewing Fruits Of Our Labour: Mango Nectar Sour Beer

The ongoing bread-saving collaboration between Local Brewing Co and Burnley Brewing reached its third iteration in April 2021 with Mango Nectar Sour. The Fruits of Our Labour series utlizes bread destined for the bin, in this case from three separate bakeries, and fresh fruit and like all Local Brewing…

Sauce Brewing Gin-Melon Bush Sour, Experiment 104 & Superdelic (fragilisticexpialidocious) Beer

As the cold world of Stout Season starts to slip away, it is time to proclaim: “Sour Season ahoy! Fill the esky with ice and break out the party shirts!” And **Gin-Melon Bush Sour** looks like one of the most day-for-it sours that has ever soured. Pouring the pale yellow of an old hay bale that is…

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…

Burnley Brewing Take It Ezaa Mango & Pineapple Lager Beer

Just what would Michael Stanzel’s former teachers think of him now? There they are, the German brewers who taught him the intricacies involved in brewing subtle, crisp, classic lagers. And here he is, head brewer at Burnley Brewing and launching a lager series in a pastel-coloured can, complete with…

CoConspirators Brewing The Neighbour Beer

At the start of October, CoConspirators Brewing asked beer fans to come up with a name for their forthcoming New Zealand IPA, a move we’ve been assured doesn’t mean they’re anywhere near running out of characters to cover their releases. Hundreds of people put their thoughts forward, with The Neighbour…

Burnley Brewing & Mountain Distilling Botanical Sour Beer

Presumably brought together by their shared names *[Are you really leading off with that, Ziebell? – Editor]*, soon after meeting Burnley Brewing’s Michael Stanzel and Mountain Distilling’s Michael Harris decided to brew a beer together. Initially released at GABS 2019 and followed up with a wider…

Otherside NZ Liner, DDH Dip Pale & Shift Brewers Hazy NZIPA Beer

The House of Liners is Otherside's series of double IPAs, which in February 2022 welcomes a New Zealand edition to the stage, part of a growing affinity with hops from across The Ditch, as will become clear below. For now, Riwaka and Nectaron offer Savvy B's passionfruit with juicy stone fruit in support,…

Our Man In NZ: The Game Changer News

The ultimate affirmation for many brewers is picking up an award for their beer. In this part of the world, the Australian International Beer Awards and The Indies in Australia;or the Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards enjoy the highest profile. Yet, as Our Man In NZ Jono Galuszka writes,…

Our Man In NZ: Craftwork Brewery News

From the exquisite suits and tweed to serving Belgian-inspired sour beer via English real ale handpumps, Lee-Ann Scotti and Michael O’Brien of Craftwork Brewery have always seemed a crow left of the murder that is the New Zealand brewing industry. A visit to their brewery in Oamaru by Our Man…

Our Man In NZ: Brewpubs News

Brewpubs are popping up all over in New Zealand, with three set to open in a single 200 metre area of Wellington in the next year alone. It's also a model that's growing in popularity in Australia – and often cited as one of few viable means of succeeding as a craft brewer on these shores. Here, Our…

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…

Our Man In NZ: Liberty Brewing News

Liberty Brewing Company is one of the brightest stars in the New Zealand beer scene, earning a cult following thanks to beers like Prohibition Porter and C!tra. Demand is high on both sides of the Tasman Sea, with the decision to start brewing some Liberty beers at Hawkers in Melbourne for the Australian…

Our Man In NZ: Kiwi Hops News

Even if you have never had New Zealand brewed beer, you likely would have tasted the essence of the place when drinking brews from giants like BrewDog, Sierra Nevada and Green Flash. The country’s hops are famed across the world for their flavours and aromas, described as anything from "tropical fruit…

Our Man In NZ: Beer Camp Heads South News

New Zealand’s biggest beer festival Beervana is to host Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp festival in a Southern Hemisphere exclusive. With fellow American big hitter Lagunitas, now part of the Heineken empire, also pouring in the country’s bars, there’s an ever-increasing presence f US breweries in…

Our Man in NZ: Moa's Changing Fortunes News

Our new Kiwi correspondent, Jono Galuszka, kicks off his monthly feature series by sitting down with one of the most controversial figures in New Zealand beer.  Geoff Ross, CEO of Moa Brewing Company, has led the brewery through brand revamps, listing on the NZ stock exchange and a fair…

Our Man In NZ: Spontaneity News

If there is one thing New Zealanders and Australians have in common, it is sticking it to The Man. It is no coincidence cult movie The Castle is loved by people on both sides of the Tasman. But it's likely few people know about Kapiti Island’s own little piece of rebellion, or what it has…

Our Man In NZ: ParrotDog Surfs On News

The biggest day of your life. It may be getting married, buying your first home or being hired for your dream job. For Matt Warner, one of the three Matts who founded ParrotDog, he can't pick between two: the day the Wellington company put down its first contract brew or the day they moved into their…

Our Man In NZ: Introducing Jono Galuszka News

Like many Kiwis, Jono Galuszka’s first forays into beer were of the cheap, cold and tasteless kind during his university days. Things have changed significantly since, with Jono named New Zealand Beer Writer of the Year in 2015, and now joining the Crafty Pint team as our New Zealand writer.  Before…

Beer Travel: Nelson-Tasman News

While Wellington claims to be New Zealand’s "craft beer capital" and cities like Christchurch and Auckland occasionally stake a claim for the title, the Nelson/Tasman area feels like its home. Sprawling across the top of the South Island, the area is home to one of the most diverse range of breweries…

Beer Travel: NZ Tiki Tour IV Wine Country News

The Rimutaka Hill Road is a real bastard. When you look at it on a map, its winding route is like viewing a seismograph at the point when an earthquake hits, the solid line suddenly and rapidly jolting up, down and even back on itself. It’s steep too. When the railway first began running up this way…

Beer Travel: NZ Tiki Tour I Coromandel News

Māori call the island Te-Ika-a-Māui: "the Fish of Māui".  Māui was a a mythological figure who, among many incredible feats, hauled this piece of land up from the ocean. When you look at a map of New Zealand it does have the rough outline of a stingray caught in an evasive turn, so perhaps…

Beer Travel: NZ Tiki Tour III Greater Wellington News

Waikanae is a nice place. It’s quiet, close to the beach and lush with bush. Perhaps that’s why so many people come here to die.  There’s nothing morbid about that. It really is nice. It just happens to have a lot of retirement villages. But, equally, it has been, and is increasingly, an…

Craft Beer Heroes: Doug Donelan News

Doug Donelan’s impact on the brewing scene extends well beyond his country of birth, Australia, and the one he now calls home, New Zealand.  He made his way in the brewing world working for Chuck Hahn, going on to be the first head brewer at Sydney’s Malt Shovel Brewery, before becoming the…

Beer Travel: Auckland News

Despite being New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland has always trailed Wellington and Christchurch when it comes to the title of the country’s best place to be a beer drinker. But the past few years, and an initiative launched in the past few months, has the place known as the City of Sails quickly…

Behind The Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers Of 2018 News

The results of the third GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers were announced at the weekend. Our Man In NZ, Jono Galuszka, spoke to some of the people making the stories in this year's poll. McLeod's The scent of hazy hoppy things has truly entranced New Zealand beer drinkers, with the broad style making…

Looking After The Lake, Man News

New Zealand's Lakeman Brewing took out the Supreme Beer Award at the recent New World Beer & Cider Awards with their Primate Pilsner. Here, Pursuit of Hoppiness editor Michael Donaldson tracks their incredible decade-long journey from absolute beginner to award-winner. Sitting outside the…

Bonza Airlines Will Take Flight With All Indie Beer News

When Bonza Airlines finally takes off, passengers looking for refreshment will get to pick between a Your Mates Larry, a non-alc from Heaps Normal or a lager from either Ballistic Beer or Spinifex. Bonza made the announcement and unveiled their menu at Your Mates Brewery’s Sunshine…

Join The Ultimate Craft Beer Tour Of New Zealand Event

As anyone who's travelled across The Ditch over the past decade or so knows well, there's one heck of a beer scene in New Zealand. Many of the finest have appeared on these shores over that time, but to sample far more you need to head to Aotearoa to sample at source (or, in the case of many Aussies,…

Bright Brewery's Picnic In The Paddock 2024 Event

Roll out the rugs! Fluff the pillows! Fill the glasses! Yes, Bright Brewery's annual Picnic In The Paddock is returning in 2024.  The third edition of the much-loved, chilled-out, family-friendly festival is set to take place on March 16 in the beautiful surrounds of the brewery…

Festa Do Brasil at Bonehead Brewing Event

Prepare for a Braziliant day out at Bonehead Brewing as they get set to host Festa Do Brasil.  On March 16 it's party time, South American style, at the Kensington brewery as they serve up Brazilian treats to satisfy all your senses.  Starting…

Barossa Valley Drum & Bass Event

If you like your breakbeats fast, your bass heavy and your beers fresh, get along to Barossa Valley Brewing as they host a special 'Sunday Club'.This series sees the crew from Barossa Valley Drum & Bass host a wide-ranging lineup of DNB talents, with this event headlined by the magnificently…

White Rabbit Masterclass at The Termi Event

For possibly far longer than many would care to appreciate, White Rabbit have been been putting out a range of pretty interesting, left-of-centre, barrel aged beers.  One of the cult favourites over the years has been the annual Sour Red Grand Cru. And now, for a special…