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Shambles Brewery Brewer

“Shambles” might denote a complete mess but, when you walk through the doors of the Hobart brewery bearing that name, there’s nothing disorderly to be found. Quite the opposite, in fact. Instead, Shambles Brewery is a sleek, modern brewpub in which glistening copper beer taps serve fresh beer…

2 Halfs Brewing Distilling Brewer

Good things take time. It’s a well-known piece of wisdom that few of us take to heart. But spend a little time at 2 Halfs Brewing and you’ll see that Kirk and Dragana Bozinovski apply this wisdom to their brewery. You can taste it in the European-style beers they serve up, but chat with Kirk and…

7th Day Brewery Brewer

On the first day, Mike Beresford Jones took up homebrewing because there was a dearth of locally made craft lagers. He began developing a recipe for a quality pilsner, and a handful of local dads who met through their children’s sport would join him each week to drink it in his garage at Curl Curl,…

Aether Brewing Brewer

“In Greek mythology, Aether is the fifth element, which holds the universe together. Obviously… that’s beer.” This is the idea that gave birth to Aether Brewing years ago, well before the brewery opened in 2016. Plenty has changed at Aether in the intervening years, including the core range…

Akasha Taproom & Brewery Brewer

The rise of the Akasha Brewing Company was swift. It was only in April 2015 that Dave Padden hitched his wagon to Sydney’s growing caravan of gypsy brewers and launched the first Akasha beer into the market. But being at the mercy of someone else’s brewing schedule was never a long term plan –…

Atomic Brewer

Atomic is a name that will be familiar to many in the local beer world – and with good reason. An American style pale ale bearing that name was debuted by Gage Roads so long ago in craft beer years it predates almost the entire modern day industry in Australia. And, like the Australian beer world that…

Bad Shepherd Brewer

It takes a particular set of skills – and a lot of hard work – to set up a brewery and restaurant in a spot very few beer people would have visited – or indeed had cause to visit – and then have people lining up for tables in the first week. But for anyone who makes the trip to Cheltenham brewpub…

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…

Barossa Valley Brewing Brewer

These days, beer lovers still tend to return from trips to the USA enthused by the beers they've sampled on their travels. But they also know they can lay their hands on some great local brews too. It wasn't always the case, however, as Denham D'Silva learned when he spent time Stateside studying and…

Batch Brewing Co Brewer

When you can include wild fermentation, trophy winning beers, a bottleshop that brews and a brewery that distills, there’s merit to the argument that Sydney’s Inner West is home to the most interesting concentration of beer businesses in Australia. Yet, as recently as 2012 there was just one independent…

Beer Fontaine Brewer

Botany is a strange place. Named for the much more famous bay just to the south, bordered by Sydney airport to the west and Port Botany to the southeast, it’s a chaotic amalgam of land use. A ring of residential streets surrounds a hub of light industrial units with warehouses and heavy industry…

BentSpoke Brewing Co Brewer

To many beer aficionados, for the majority of its life at Canberra House, the Wig & Pen Tavern was synonymous with one thing above all others: the beers of Richard Watkins. The brewer spent 17 years there, twice winning Champion Australian Brewery titles and creating an unrivalled collection of cask…

Brick Lane Brewing Brewer

They say it takes a village to raise a child and the African proverb certainly runs true for breweries. For Brick Lane, their village was on the smaller side when 25 founders came together to launch the brewery in 2017. But among them were some big names from the world of sport – Billy Slater,…

Capital Brewing Co Brewer

When Capital Brewing talk about Good Natured Brews, they aren’t kidding. Whether it’s the beers, lively taproom, support for their Canberra community or the natural world, the brewery has been driven by purpose since day one. That story started out with Laurence Kain and Tom Hertel; two…

Eumundi Brewery (Lion/Kirin) 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…

Feral Brewing (CCEP) Brewer

It was on separate trips along the West Coast of the US that schoolmates Al Carragher and Brendan Varis hatched their plan for a brewery on the West Coast of Australia. It took a number of years for the plan to come together, during which Brendan project managed brewery installations and start-ups across…

Frenchies Bistro & Brewery Brewer

Some breweries do amazing beers but ordinary food. Some restaurants serve great food, only to be let down by a generic beer list. Not many places nail both. But Frenchies Bistro and Brewery delivers an exquisite exception. Located in the trendy industrial space of The Cannery in Rosebery, just 15…

Future Magic Brewing Co Brewer

Future Magic may sound like something from a sci-fi or fantasy book. But it comes straight from the history books. Before microscopes were invented – or, at least, before their scientific findings reached rural Norway – Scandinavian farmhouse brewers didn’t know what yeast was. They thought…

Happy Valley Brewer

The suburb now called Stafford used to be called Happy Valley, which is simply a delightful name for a suburb. It seems a shame that Sir Thomas Brisbane changed the name to reference his time in the Staffordshire Regiment. But if there was ever a time for the name Happy Valley to return, it was when…

Heads of Noosa Brewing Co Brewer

When it comes to attracting attention from afar, Noosa seems to be the star of the Sunshine Coast. People visit from all over to ride the barrels and breaks of the enviable swell, or to cruise down the river at a lazy pace; some soak in all of the boutique shopping and gourmet cuisine and pumping nightlife…

Helios Brewing Brewer

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out Helios Brewing has something to do with the sun. Their logo is a glass of beer from which is emanating the light of the sun. Inside the brewery is a wall mural of the Greek sun god Helios riding a chariot in the sky, holding said glass of beer and the light…

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…

Hopsters Co-operative Brewery Brewer

Hopsters is no ordinary taproom and brewery. Based in Enmore, in Sydney’s inner-west, it’s Australia’s first brewing co-op, founded, funded and democratically run by its 850-plus members. Fuelled by the ethos, “Drink like you own the place”, you’ll find their passionate member-volunteers…

Hudson Brewing Brewer

Wynnum – a suburb in Brisbane’s bayside – is home to many good things, none of which have historically involved quality beer. For many, the suburb is best known as a place for quiet, relaxed pastimes spent on Moreton Bay, or for its glittering foreshore, packed on the weekends with people devouring…

Mash Brewing Brewer

The Swan Valley is home to a colourful collection of craft breweries. Within an hour of touching down at Perth's airport, visitors can take in stops that celebrate the Aussie spirit, German beer halls and wild experimentation in the space of a short drive. At the heart of the region is Mash Brewing,…

Mismatch Brewing Co Brewer

Bringing together a bunch of seemingly mismatched people to start a business might not seem the smartest of ideas. But take a look at where Mismatch Brewing Company – and its associated operations – sits today and you’d have to conclude the founders were onto a good thing. Mismatched they might…

Murray's Brewer

Starting out as the brewery that gave the Pub With No Beer its beer, the Murray's operation moved to Port Stephens, a short drive up the coast from Newcastle, once word of its high quality brews meant they could no longer be contained by a pub in regional New South Wales. These days, the ever-expanding…

Ocho Brewer

As the craft beer landscape becomes more crowded, it gets ever harder for new brewers to stand out. It's the case even in Tasmania where, up until 2014, the number of breweries was pretty static, remaining stubbornly in single figures, before an explosion that quickly took the total to 20 and beyond. There…

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,”…

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…

Scarborough Harbour Brewing Co Brewer

Sitting on the deck, drinking a brewery-fresh beer, looking out over the boats in the marina as the sunset slowly turns the water to gold. If this doesn’t sound blissful, you may well be dead inside. Queensland may have a lot of breweries in sheds and industrial precincts, but you can count the…

Six String Brewing Brewer

If you want an example of the passion that drives the craft beer industry in Australia, look no further than Erina's Six String Brewery. This brewery, set up by longtime friends Chris Benson and Adam Klasterka on the New South Wales Central Coast, is a lesson in following your dream no matter what gets…

Slow Lane Brewing Brewer

Sydney is a city that’s always in a rush. Standing defiantly amid all of this is Slow Lane Brewing. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle on a quiet backstreet in Botany, this small South Sydney brewery opened in 2020 and instantly made a big impression with their modern take on traditional, European-inspired…

Sydney Brewery Brewer

There are plenty of breweries in Sydney. But there’s only one Sydney Brewery. In some ways, the folks at Sydney Brewery have flown under the radar for a while: perhaps because they were comfortably servicing their own venues and a number of Rydges hotels; perhaps because their beers were previously…

Urban Alley Brewery Brewer

As Australia’s local beer scene continues to spread its wings and encroach ever more into the mainstream, breweries are beginning to be found everywhere. Once an industrial warehouse or characterful building in a regional town seemed to be the most likely spot to find a local brewery, but that’s…

Vale Brewing Brewer

The Barossa Valley is best known for its shiraz, the Coonawarra region for its cabernet sauvignon, Clare Valley for its riesling and the Adelaide Hills for sauvignon blanc and pinot noir varieties. However, in McLaren Vale, while there is a long association with wine, there's a strong and growing argument…

Valley Hops Brewer

Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley can be a difficult place to define. It’s seedy and upscale, derelict and architectural. It’s mystery meat doner kebab and Nordic degustation. Churches, nightclubs. Theatres, tattoo shops. A place with a grimy, dark past and a shiny future. Naturally, the Valley –…

Wheaty Brewing Corps Brewer

In 2003, Jade Flavell, Emily Trott and Liz O’Dea embarked on a mission: to create a pub that served “No crap on tap”. They did it so well that the now iconic Wheatsheaf Hotel – or The Wheaty to friends – is known nationwide for its high calibre brews and top quality service. A visit (or three)…

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…

Woolgoolga Brewing Co Brewer

Hang on… is it called Woolgoolga Brewing, or Woopi Brewing? For anyone not familiar with the coastal town of Woolgoolga on the north coast of NSW, let me save you some confusion: Woopi Brewing is Woolgoolga Brewing. Woolgoolga Brewing is Woopi Brewing. Woolgoolga is called Woopi by just about…

Working Title Brew Co Brewer

The name Working Title evokes an image of an unpolished and semi-amateur operation, like a garage punk band that makes its own posters or an indie film where you can see the boom mic in shot. Or, in the case of a brewery, a couple of big kids who like playing with their shiny toys and start each brew…

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…

Brisbane Brewing Co. Woolloongabba VenueBottleshop

Perched on the cusp of Woolloongabba and South Bank, on the corner of Stanley Street and Annerley Road, the venue previously know as 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…

Mr West VenueBottleshop

Every now and then, a new venue comes along that feels like an instant classic. Welcome to Mr West, Footscray’s latest ode to craft beer, wine, spirits and good times. While housed in an unassuming stretch of the pedestrianised Nicholson Street Mall, as soon as you climb the stairs to the first floor…

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 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…

Baskerville Tavern Venue

If you’re a WA local or a beer tourist worth their salt who’s spent any time in the state, you’ll have enjoyed a few beers at 152 Haddrill Road in the Swan Valley. For years, it was the home of Feral Brewing; these days, it’s where you’ll find some of Feral’s founders enjoying a new adventure. Following…

Blackhearts & Sparrows Bottleshop

Blackhearts & Sparrows started out as a home for boutique and obscure wines but, in a reflection of the nation’s changing drinking habits, has increasingly become one of the best places to unearth good beer. They might still call themselves wine purveyors, but their stores across Melbourne – and,…

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…

CONTRACT BREWING AT DAINTON BEER Bottleshop

Calling all brewers and beers without a home! Looking for somewhere to make your next beer? Or just a bit of extra capacity? Multi award-winning Dainton Beer are now offering CONTRACT BREWING services from our home in Carrum Downs! Who better to bring your next big beer idea to life than the team…

Freddie Wimpoles Venue

In contemplating what you might look for in a craft beer venue, few people would think to put taxidermied deer heads and political references at the top of their must have list, but St Kilda’s Freddie Wimpoles manages to deliver on both so well that you couldn’t imagine it any other…

Freo.Social Venue

Otherside Brewing Co’s Myaree production facility may be where most of the brewing magic happens but sibling venue Freo.Social, part of the Triple 1 Three hospitality group, is where the party starts. Given the Otherside project was originally conceived as a means of “bottling the feeling” of being…

Hopheads VenueBottleshop

While the west of Melbourne is slowly awakening from its craft beer slumber, there's still a good number of suburbs starved of a decent bottleshop or bar where they can find a selection that strays far from the mainstream. For beer lovers around Point Cook, however, the days of being starved of choice…

Miss Moses Venue

The Weight may be one of The Band’s best known songs but, as far as song names go, it’s one of the least recognisable. The classic late 60s song you’ve almost certainly sung along to is likely one you know best by either the ambiguous chorus of “Take a load off Fanny” or,…

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…

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…

Terminus Hotel Venue

It wasn’t too long ago that Fitzroy North’s Terminus was still operating as a hotel, the sort of hotel where the long-term residents living upstairs wouldn’t think twice about shuffling into the bar in dressing gown and slippers for a few pots of Draught. What a difference a change of ownership…

The Lincoln Venue

When you cast an eye over the range of customers that has pulled up a chair at the Hotel Lincoln in Carlton, the history of the place becomes abundantly clear. Despite a reinvigoration of the venue in late 2014 when former MoVida Aqui manager Iain Ling took over the 160-year-old pub, it still remains…

The Noble Hops Venue

Joe Wee wanted to do something different. An engineer by training and trade, for some years he had harboured the idea of changing tack and creating a place where his beer fantasies could play out. As this dream swirled around he was keeping abreast of the fast changes in the growing Sydney scene, while…

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…

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…

The Wheaty Venue

Ask well travelled Aussie beer lovers for their favourite craft beer bars and the chances are The Wheaty's going to feature high – if not first – on their list. Leading the way for better beer in Adelaide since 2003, when it was launched by avowed hopheads Jade Flavell, Emily Trott and Liz O'Dea,…

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,…

Wine Republic Northcote Bottleshop

Following in the footsteps of their Brunswick Street location, Wine Republic owners Fiona Lim and Tom O’Mara have nudged a little further into Melbourne's north and opened a second store on High Street in Northcote. And this time they've done so with a distinctly more hop-focused array of wares. While…

Yakima Chief Hops Bottleshop

As a 100 percent grower-owned network of family hop farms, Yakima Chief Hops™ are uniquely positioned to establish strong relationships between the growers who supply the premium hops and the innovative brewing customers who showcase the product in their excellent beers.  With a…

Newstead Brewing Brewsvegas Beer 2017 Beer

Each year, not only does Brewsvegas bring the good times to Brisbane for a week and a bit of marvellous beer events, it brings out a commemorative beer too. Sure, it's not going to stick around like the mug your gran got to commemorate the wedding of Charles and Di, but you can be sure it's got better…

Felons & Brewsvegas 2020 Hazy Pale Beer

Brewsvegas launched in 2014 as Brisbane’s annual ten day celebration of all things good beer. It's a not-for-profit that relies on sponsorship and a ton of volunteer help and goodwill, with everyone involved a lover of beer, Brisbane, and the city’s beer community. Their annual collaboration brew…

Holgate Brewhouse Wild Red Ale Beer

At March's Good Beer Week Gala Showcase, a brewer who's never shy with his opinions approached with what can only be described as the zeal of a zealot – yes, that much zeal. "Have you tried the Flanders Red yet?" he demanded. "The Boatrocker one? Yeah, it's good but pretty straight up and down…

Holgate Brewhouse Tank 9 Brew Loose #1: Tyger Tyger Beer

Ever since filling every other nook and cranny in the brewery with much bigger tanks, the Holgate Brewhouse team has been using the last remaining baby, Tank 9, as the place for trial and experimental brews. And, as an early Christmas present to his brewers, owner Paul invited the four of them to create…

Holgate Brewhouse Tank 9: Crosby Idaho Experimental #4 Beer

Now isn't that a name that rolls off the tongue: Crosby Idaho Experimental #4. It's the sort of name Aphex Twin would give to a track featuring his mother singing lullabies, her voice mangled through a handful of homemade vocoders then merged with the sound of a pneumatic drill pounding the deep end…

Margaret River Brewhouse 8 Ball DIPA Beer

When Margaret River Brewhouse grace us with one of their limited release brews, it’s often akin to being walloped across the face with a sucker punch, whether that's in the shape of a big stout, a puckering sour or a wall of hops. 8 Ball Double IPA fits in the last of those categories: an 8.2 percent…

Ballistic & Carwyn Cellars & Brewski Raspberry Sour & Sweet Stout Beer

Dear people who are better at maths, logic, or philosophy than I am: help me out here. Ballistic made two new beers. They’re designed to combine into one beer. So technically they’ve made three beers. But since they encourage experimenting with different blends, have they actually made infinite beers?…

Otherside Brewshed Debut Releases Beer

Typically, we cover new beer releases from a brewery as they come to hand. This used to be a straightforward affair but, if the late twenty-teens have taught us – and most drinkers – anything, it’s that more breweries means more beer. In the case of some, the now weekly new release schedule manifests…

Sailors Grave, Brewski & Beermash Strawberry & Rhubarb Pie Beer

While Pint of Origin Week (or not-Good Beer Week, whichever you prefer) was light on international visitors compared to the glory days of GBW, when it came to international beers vast swathes of the planet were represented with aplomb. And at Beermash – host of Scandinavia's beers once again in 2022…

One Drop Brewing VOID Beer

My door, upon one Halloween, Was forced ajar by hand unseen. No doorbell rang, there were no knocks, But on the step there lay a box. The questions start: “From whence it came? (The sender did not print their name.) Is it for me? Who left it there? What mystery does this vessel…

Who Brews Valhalla Beers? News

Crowd-funding has been increasing in popularity in the beer world, both here and abroad. People have used it for all manner of reasons, some more successfully than others. And in the "successfully" column sits Valhalla Brewing. Launched by longterm homebrewer Scott Hunt and his family early in…

Who Brews Parched Beers? News

Carl Hallion has always had a dream of owning a small bar, a place where people could relax and connect over a drink. But when he stepped out of the mining industry and started taking his homebrewing more seriously, his little dream grew a bit bigger. Three years later, Parched Brewery opened its doors. It’s…

Who Brews at Auckland House? News

In your first interaction with Auckland House on social media, you might not pick it as a good beer spot right away.  You see the post about a long lunch with bottomless bubbles, and happy snaps of relaxed people sipping from a variety of beverages. You notice half of the menu is dedicated to breakfast…

Who Brews As The Boys? News

“The homebrewing in lockdown kept us sane.” When the pandemic hit in 2020, Scott Wyatt returned from a holiday in New Zealand and Tim French returned from a UK trip with his girlfriend. Like many people, they didn’t have jobs to go to. Like many people, they found ways to pass the time during…

Who Brews as Mr Banks? News

The Mornington Peninsula is becoming quite the craft beer destination. Where once Red Hill were the lone representatives, today you'll find a growing number of breweries and venues and bottleshops supporting them – as well as more of all three dotting the route to the Peninsula from Melbourne. The…

Who Brews Hiker Beers? News

"Take a hike" is a classic Aussie insult. But for Daniel Venema and Phil Sharp, two guys who love the great outdoors, it’s an invitation. Explore the world around you. Spend some time in nature. And, of course, enjoy a beer by Hiker Brewing Concern while you’re at it. Hiker opened in February 2023,…

Who Brews Brew Mountains Beers? News

For too long, people wanting to lunch in Valley Heights had to choose between a Bunnings sausage sizzle or a café that also operates a real estate agency. Tragically, both options were also understandably beer-free. So, naturally, it was a boon for locals when garage brewer Craig Talbot expanded his…

Who Brews at Principle Brewing? News

The Wollongong region and beyond is becoming quite a hotspot for good beer. There’s a strip of breweries from Resin Brewing through Reub Goldberg Brewing Machine, Illawarra Brewing, Dusty Lizard and Five Barrel through to Seeker Brewing, the newest who we wrote about as they were about to open last…

Who Brews Merino Beers? News

John Macarthur achieved quite a lot in his life. Born in England, he arrived in Australia in 1790 with the Second Fleet as lieutenant of the New South Wales Corps. Once in the new colony, his influence quickly grew. Largely, that was due to his pivotal role in the trade of booze and food for…

Who Brews Brewtal Beers? News

Who Brews is usually our home for new breweries and brewing companies. Yet this time we're making something of an exception. Somehow, despite the eye-catching nature of their beers, the fact they're always on tap at one of our favourite bars and that they've appeared in past Queensland Best Of lists…

Who Brews Working Title Beers? News

The year is 2014, a beaming Mark Howes is up on the brew deck at Newstead Brewing Co in Doggett Street, with the brewery coordinating a collaboration brew day with a pack of excitable staff from the nearby Tippler’s Tap and no less than three beer blogs. Ostensibly, this is a smoked breakfast stout…

Who Brews Left Barrel Beers? News

Brad Bown is left of centre, left of field. He is also left handed and is the owner and brewer of Adelaide Hills based brewing company Left Barrel Brewing. There are many things Brad does right, he just does them in a lefty kind of way.  His beer journey started in a similar fashion to many…

Who Brews Smiley Beers? News

Trent and Kylie Butcher have all the reasons in the world to smile at the moment, and that’s not just because they run Smiley Brewing. The Pakenham brewery opened its doors a few weeks ago after a four-year journey to turn their brewing dream into a reality. They initially decided to turn his…

Who Brews For Kicks? News

“What’s a better way to get your kicks than following your passion for great beer and great design?” This one sentence captures the genesis of Kicks Brewing – Brendan Ibbett brings the passion for beer, and his wife Jess brings the passion for design.  Even before they released their first…

Who Brews Common People Beers? News

What do you get when you mix a small, tight-knit community of creatives and food lovers with the beautiful scenery of the Northern Rivers hinterland? If you know the area, this potent concoction could easily be describing Bangalow, a small village with a huge character that these days is also home to…

Who Brews Little Giant beers? News

"You know what they say: it takes a lot of beer to make good wine.”* So says Nicole Brasier, part of the team at Fourth Wave Wines that has released a trio of beers under one of their wine labels, Little Giant. With so many brewers looking over the fence to winemakers for grapes and barrels, perhaps…

Who Brews "Mancrafted" Beer? News

It's not uncommon to hear brewers use the word "handcrafted" when describing their beers. Bright in the Victoria High Country like to call theirs "Mountain Crafted". But we'd never seen "Mancrafted" – or "Mancrafted by Hand" to give the full description – until we got in touch with Gang of Four,…

Who Brews Wild Barrel Beers? News

Two hundred and sixteen bottles. That’s how much pilsner came out of the virgin French oak barrel it was resting in. An ex-organic red wine barrel yielded 202 bottles of saison, and another red wine barrel yielded just 172 bottles of a wild ale. And with those three barrels – just shy of 600…

Who Brews Aetheon Beers? News

Kevin Martinovich’s fascination with all things fermented led him into a career encompassing retail, hospitality, and global travel. Now with his own brewing company producing liquid that featured in the 2022 WA Good Food Guide Beer of the Year Top 25, we invited him to take part in our…

Who Brews SixTwelve Beers? News

There is a new giant looming over the craft beer scene in South Australia. But it's not one that should cause undue concern for the state's small brewers as the giant in question is of the BFG variety. Brad Reid, founder and head brewer at SixTwelve Brewing in St Agnes,…

Flavour Logic at the Fleurieu Food Festival Event

There may be a whole world of flavours and experiences to be had at the Fleurieu Food Festival in the beautiful McLaren Vale region, but the table to be at is the one headed by Briony Liebich. On August 18 the colourful Flavour Logic founder and South Australian local is…

Beers Of The Burbs 2024 Event

Hoist your flags and start the smack talk: Beers Of The Burbs is back for another round of delicious parochialism in 2024.  The initiative from Molly Rose sees six Melbourne suburbs (by way of a top beer venue and its drinkers) go up against each other in a good ol' fashioned…